Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day
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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

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Stop At: L'église de la Madeleine, Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France

Get to know the City of Light through the eyes of a local on this tour full of tantalising treats and cultural gems! We will start our tour in front of the Eglise de la Madeleine, located in the centre of the Madeleine square. You will hear the story of the chaotic construction of this unusual looking church.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris France

In the centre of the square by the obelisk you will hear the rich history of Paris' largest square. This is here that the king Louis XVI and the queen Marie-Antoinette got beheaded.

We will then stop in at an illustrious food store and take the chance to sample a mouth-watering macaron, a delicious French speciality, and an ultimate Paris travel experience.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris, France

We will walk in these beautiful garden designed at the time of Catherine de Médicis. They offer a great view and perspective over the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées to the neighbouring Louvre.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Place Vendome, 75001 Paris France

We will stop in this beautiful royal square now located in the centre of the luxury district in Paris. You will hear about the rich history of the square's construction and the column that seats now in its centre.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

Your Paris city tour continues towards the iconic Louvre, home to some of the world’s most celebrated art. The enigmatic Mona Lisa and gorgeous Venus de Milo both live in this treasure trove of fine art. We won't be stopping in (it can take hours — no, days — to properly explore the grand Louvre!), but we will wander through an arcade that offers a free glimpse into the famous sculpture gallery.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jardin du Palais Royal, 6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris France

Nestled in the Palais Royal, these secret garden are a rare Parisian jewel, absolutely unknown by most tourists. You'll hear the story of their construction and how these peaceful looking garden were the seediest place in Paris until recently.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Paroisse Saint-Eustache, 146 rue Rambuteau, 75001 Paris France

One of Paris' biggest church, it is also a very well-kept secret, a fantastic church that most tourists don't know about. You'll have a glance inside that imposing XVIth century building, that once was the church of the nearby merchants.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris France

We will head to a lively Parisian market to indulge in one of France’s most popular gastronomic pleasures — cheese! Perhaps taste some smooth, mild Brie or sample a slice of pungent Roquefort — known as the ‘King of Cheeses’. Afterwards, amble through Paris’ secret arcades to discover quirky shops, unique boutiques, and one of the oldest buildings in Paris.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Le Marais 3e Arrondissement, 75003 Paris France

Located in the heart of Paris and best preserved medieval area in the Marais, le Marais is one of the most visited ones in Paris. We will unveil some of the secret of the area and take you to some delicious food heavens including pastries and a cute local organic wine store for a wine tasting session.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris France

This famous contemporary art museum is located on the edge of le Marais. Nicknamed the “pipe factory”, the quite original design made it for a long time quite controversial. It is however the largest modern art collection in Europe and also holds a student library, a cultural centre a book store and some restaurants unveiling a beautiful view over the Parisian roofs.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

You will get a glance at Paris old cathedral on the île de la Cité that was built in 1163. While it was almost doomed for destruction in the 19th century the book of France’s most famous writer Victor Hugo managed to make Parisian regain interest in their church and saved it! We will stroll past the iconic Parisian cathedral and tell you about its long history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris France

The townhall of Paris (Hôtel de Ville) is a quite remarkable building but also historically rich. This is on the esplanade in front of it that medieval executions were carried out and that the first beheading with the guillotine took place.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pierre Herme, 58 avenue Paul Doumer, 75116 Paris France

We’ll then move on to the little tangled streets of the Marais to spot beautiful medieval churches, corbelled houses, and narrow lanes. We’ll also pass by an iconic bakery whose baguette was elected one of the best in Paris and we’ll try our first pastry, a delicious meringue known as a ‘merveilleux.’

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: La Rue des Rosiers, Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris France

Just a street away is Rue des Rosiers, the heart of the Jewish community. It’s a vibrant pedestrian street full of falafel stands and delicious Jewish-influenced delis. We’ll enter a fabulous chocolate store to taste a butter-filled pastry, called Kouign Amann, a speciality from Brittany.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Place des Vosges 4th Arrondissement, 75004 Paris France

From there we’ll move on to Paris’ oldest and certainly most beautiful square, la Place des Vosges, home of France’s national writer, Victor Hugo.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Place de la Bastille 75011, 75011 Paris France

Our tour will end in Place de la Bastille, which names comes from the prison that once used to stand here and was stormed by the Parisian crowd on July 14th 1789 starting the French revolution. Today it’s a big traffic circle that divides different neighbourhoods of Paris

Duration: 15 minutes

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  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Cheese-tasting
  • Three pastries and two macaroons
  • Charcuterie samples
  • Wine & liquor tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Jardin du Palais Royal
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended to wear casual dress, comfortable walking shoes, and an umbrella (subject to weather conditions)
  • Please note that tour includes wine and alcohol tasting, which is not allowed for those under 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Closure of sites: Most of the shops and sights on this tour are closed on Sundays and public holidays, so we will not run the tours on these days.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
5 | 2019-09-30

Did the tour two days ago. 7 total in our group with Raphael as our guide. Raphael is full of knowledge, passionate and a great communicator (English for me). We saw, learned, tasted and socialized our way around much of was a great way to start our visit of Paris. Highly recommend.

Isabel C
5 | 2018-07-30

An intimate look at Paris with a friendly and knowledgeable guide, Tim. A true adventure of sites, foods, and wine!

5 | 2017-10-01

Our guide, Adele, was WONDERFUL. She took us to parts of Paris that not many tourists know about. Her historical knowledge of the areas were impressive, and we sampled some wonderful cheeses and macarons including Hermes ending the day with charcuterie, cheese and wine tasting. The gentleman that owned the last wine shop was extremely friendly and engaging. Loved this tour run by Urban Adventures. They also have half-day tours if that works better for you. The afternoon was our favorite because it ended with a leisurely, seated wine tasting.

Nazma R
5 | 2017-08-10

Great tour! Arturo was the best tour guide one could hope for! He gave lots of details, answered questions enthusiastically, connected with the group, and really felt like a friend sharing his city rather than a tour guide. Excellent!!!

5 | 2017-04-12

Loved this tour. A great way to immerse yourself in the culture, experience what the locals do. Indulge your senses with the sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of Paris! Experience The best of the best chocolates, cheese, pastries and wine Paris has to offer. My tour guide, Adele was a wealth of information on the history, landmarks, current trends and events happening around Paris. Window shopped high end designer boutiques, saw several Churches, gardens and parks, strolled through quaint back streets and viewed the oldest and newest architecture in the city.

Chelsea K
5 | 2016-10-30

This tour was one of our best days in Paris by far. We spent the morning with Tim and the afternoon with Adele. They were both extremely knowledgeable and charming. It was also nice that they were both French but spoke perfect English, so we had the opportunity to learn about life from the point of view of a true Parisian. We saw so many areas of the city that we never would have seen otherwise. We were so happy to have included this tour on our itinerary. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Paris.

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