Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour
- Duration: 1.5 hours
Learn how to bake macarons, the classic French pastry. Discover French pastry culture during your stay in Paris! In the heart of the Opera district, in a quiet corner of Galeries Lafayette, learn the tricks from a French pastry chef for pulling off perfect macarons. This 1.5-hour class breaks down the process into two stages. Put on your apron to discover the steps of creating the shells and the ganache, the filling and the assembly. The chef uses local organic produce in the recipe to create these delicacies. Choose from timeless tastes to please everyone, including chocolate, pistachio and a selection of other flavors. This class is perfect for families, friends and couples. All equipment is provided and the class is shared with a group of 4 to 18 people. During the class you will make at least 4 macarons to eat on the spot or take away. The chef will give you the recipe so you can...
Claire, the trainer, was very passionate and friendly. She was very attentive and making sure everyone understood every step. The macarons presented for the course were a perfect choice. Chocolate shell with salted chocolate ganache and pistachio stuffed with pistachio butter. Very good! It's always a pleasure coming across that kind of people that brightens up your day.
Stroll through centuries with an audio-guided tour of the Palais-Royal gardens and the city’s historic covered passages. Start and pause the tour whenever you like, to explore at your own pace. Begin at the gardens of Palais-Royal, to discover the story of this fashionable meeting place. Continue to the covered passages of Galerie Vivienne, Passage des Panoramas, and Passages Jouffroy. Learn how these places battled to attract customers and pass iconic locations, including the oldest chocolate factory in Paris, a wax museum, and the former Paris Stock Exchange.
Discover Le BHV Marais, the Parisian’s favorite department store. Go to the welcome desk on arrival to collect a pouch containing all your "good deals" vouchers. Then, set off independently and shop at leisure. Do you know this emblematic store? Le BHV Marais has a history dating back 160 years and is a part of the famous Galeries Lafayette group. An entry point into the cultural Marais district, the store is a major player on the international shopping scene, hosting a whole range of fashion, culture, design and gastronomy brands and services. Browse more than 2,000 brands. Save money at one of the most popular department stores in Paris as you enjoy some retail therapy at Le BHV Marais. Browse more than 2,000 brands and take advantage of your 15% discount card to find bargains on a selection of items. When you need a break and some refreshments, head to the 3rd floor Marlette café ...
On this 2-hour guided walk you’ll be led through Paris by your nose as your knowledgeable guide takes you back through the history of French perfumes. Hear about a time when perfumes were restricted to religious ceremonies, and when the use of perfume was considered to be a privilege. Your guide will explain how perfume is part of French history and traditions, as you visit perfume houses and discover how fragrances are made. Learn how to describe the ingredients of eau de cologne, and the characteristics of different families of perfumes. Hear the fascinating stories of world-famous perfume houses such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlain, and Givenchy, and learn some of the secrets behind their unforgettable perfumes.
Visit some of the most well-known sites of Paris in an authentic, fun, and entertaining way on 3 distinct audio-guided tours. Enjoy the convenience of keeping your smartphone in your pocket while your professional guide’s commentaries lead you through charming streets and squares. The audio commentaries trigger automatically based on your location. Secret Montmartre (1.5 hours) Walk the steep streets and hidden squares of bohemian Montmartre and immerse yourself in the neighborhood’s artistic history, from Pablo Picasso to Dalida. Mysteries and Legends of Paris, Ile de la Cité (1.5 hours) Learn the history of central Paris’ famous sites, such as the Louvre Pyramid, Pont Neuf, and the Conciergerie, but with a macabre twist. Follow the side streets and secret passages, far from the usual tourist itineraries. Trendy Le Marais (1.5 hours)...
Join an expert local guide and discover the magic of the holiday season in Paris. Your guide will take you to the Champs Elysées, one of the world’s most famous streets, lit up every year to celebrate the holiday season. The switching on of the Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées signals to everyone in France that the holiday season has begun, and it’s here that Parisians gather on 31 December to see in the New Year. Pass by the Elysée Palace where the French President lives, and see iconic sites such as the Lido cabaret, and the famous Fouquet's restaurant, where you can perhaps indulge in some French celebrity spotting! We’ll stop at the celebrated patissier Ladurée, where you will be treated to delicious French macarons from their delightful pastry store and tearoom. What better way to see the Christmas lights across Paris than from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, one of the mos...
Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. She always kept my attention and was very informative.
After booking this tour, your host will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Parisian who will be your guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, they will put together a fitting itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If, during the tour, you feel like changing direction or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering a 3-hour private Champs Élysées to Montmartre tour in ...
Kawther was great! Very accommodating considering we were late to meet her and it was freezing outside. She made the most our trip. It was an enjoyable wake around the the city.
As a visitor to Paris, you probably don't know that behind many of the chic Parisian boulevards are a gathering of charming cover-passages, or "les passages couverts," known for their hip, top-of-the-range shopping centers. Armed with your camera and your friendly local guide, check out five of the secret passages located near the Louvre on the Right Bank. Though there used to be around 130 of them, many were destroyed and only 20 remain today, recently restored but with that distinctive French charm. The result is an atmosphere of a chic village, full of stylish shops, art galleries, and cute cafes, some of which have remained unchanged for 150 years. As an extra bonus, your guide will show you a charming and historic wine bar tucked away inside the passages where you will sit and taste a glass of wine! It will be a true taste of a 19th century shopping experience!
See the festive lights and decorations of Paris at Christmas with a local host and experience the seasonal cheer of the "City of Lights" from an insider's perspective. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Benefit from an itinerary that can be adjusted according to your interests following contact with your host after booking. Stroll the cobbled streets of Le Marais and browse the Christmas markets. Find special gifts and indulge in gourmet treats such as warming chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) and mulled wine. Learn about holiday traditions like the "13 Desserts of Christmas" and visit sweet shops and pâtisseries to taste seasonal fare, such as gingerbread and Yule time logs.
Put your guidebook away and join an English speaking guide that knows vintage Paris inside out. They will lead you on a walking tour to many of the secret corners of the amazing Puces de St. Ouen, the most vibrant and immense flea market in Paris. You eyes will pop wide open and your shopping heart will beat faster when you see what’s on offer. Different areas have different themes, from decorative furniture, antique textiles, paintings, ceramics, glassware, lighting, prints, maps, vintage clothing, jewelry, bags…The list just goes on and on. When you’ve spotted that must-have item, your guide will help negotiate on price and any details if the items need to be packed and exported.You'll also learn the history of the market. And to revive you after a hectic rummage around the hundreds of stalls, the visit includes a hot chocolate, coffee, or infusion at the famous cabaret café Chez Lo...
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We took the guided tour of the Marais with a passionate and fascinating guide! He took the time to answer each of our questions in detail! We highly recommend this type of visit where you learn so much, where you see lots of details, unusual places, set back ... and all thanks to the guide! Tomorrow we will take the guided tour of the covered passages! :-) Good visit !
Sandra was a wonderful, helpful guide. She directed us to some nice stores where we were able to buy discounted clothes and accessories. She also helped us to select clothes that fit our our lifestyles and budgets. Great experience! Thank you, Sandra.
My guide Ferit was perfect; he kept an excellent pace, possessed incredible knowledge, and provided a spectacular experience. Many, many thanks and very best regards to you, Ferit❣️
It was fun to see how macarons should be made the right way and what the most common mistakes are. Afterwards we were allowed to make and taste macarons ourselves.
A superb experience, a top guide who shared his passion. Really great