Paris walking tours
One for the newbies: this tour will take you to all the big Parisian landmarks. Think Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre – plus the tour is led by a clued-up guide who will keep you informed as you go.
Immerse yourself in la vie bohème – the Bohemian Monmartre is one of Paris’s most trendy areas. This tour will take you around the district, stopping by at cool shops and some of the finest food spots, as well as teaching you a little about its rich history.
One for the risqué amongst you. Get clued up on the city’s erotic history with a three-hour tour exploring where the fancy ‘maison closes’ were once situated, checking out the red light district in Pigalle and discovering what happened in the Belle Epoque era. The tour culminates with a cocktail in an ex-brothel – fitting.
A late-night tour to witness the city in darkness – walk along the Seine, around the courtyard of the Louvre and pay a visit tp some more discrete attractions.
One of the eeriest attractions in the world, these underground ossuaries hold the remains of more than six million people. Your guide will teach you about the bizarre history of this incredible cemetery.
Fashonistas can see Paris through the eyes of one of the twentieth century’s greatest designers. The tour will begin at Coco’s favourite cafe, Angelina, which is renowned for its hot chocolate. Then you’ll venture onto Rue Saint Honoré, where Chanel lived and see the site of her first shop (which remains today). Lastly, you can enjoy a rummage through a vintage shop in the hope of scoring some old school Chanel.
For something beautiful and slightly less touristy, take a moment (or 90) to admire the colourful artwork lining the walls of parts of the city. Learn about some of the capital’s most well-known street artists, as well as the new and emerging, and discover the techniques they use to get the desired effects.
Discover how Paris was involved in one of the most distressing times in history. Visit areas that were once urban battlefields and witness bullet holes and tank damage that remains and learn about the Fresh Resistance and how close Hitler came to wiping Paris off the map. Brutal.
Transport yourself back in time with this literary stroll through the city. Walk past cafés that Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and F Scott Fitzgerald once frequented, locate the hotel where Oscar Wilde spent his final days, and discover the Shakespeare and Company bookshop, the original of which was founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919 and was responsible for publishing James Joyce's Ulysses.
Got a sweet tooth? This walking tour will take you to a number of fancy chocolate shops, giving you the lowdown on the history of each as you go. Plus, there’ll be free tastings aplenty.
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