Secret Tours from Home: Paris for First Timers with a Local Parisian

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1 to 1.5 hours

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Why take this online tour?

Paris is known for iconic attractions like the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral, but there is so much more to discover. On this tour, you’ll virtually visit Paris from the ground level, exploring its streets and buildings, bakeries and cheese shops. Your native guide will share tips on where to focus your time when visiting, or perhaps more importantly, where to buy the best croissants!

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Explore the medieval alleyways and grand boulevards of Paris with a local guide
  • Created with Sketch.Get the inside scoop on the Big Three: bread, cheese, and wine!
  • Created with Sketch.Listen as the guide reveals the story and fate of Marie Antoinette
  • Created with Sketch.Learn how to live the true Parisian lifestyle and get tips for your upcoming travels
  • Created with Sketch.Plenty of time for Q&A with your local guide, and the chance to connect to other travelers from around the world
  • Created with Sketch.Receive a $25 future travel voucher for Secret Tours with every booking

Wander the streets of Paris… c’est bon!

The closest thing to real time travel, start your tour by diving into the dark alleys and winding streets of medieval Paris. This city evolved as a series of timbered buildings, ramparts, walls, and bridges along the Seine River, but eventually one architect came to tie it all together: Hausmann. Your guide will begin with an overview of Paris’ history, and share stories about its iconic attractions.

What exactly is the Sacré Coeur atop the hill of Montmartre, and why are there windmills nearby? Who is Gustave Eiffel, and what was the purpose of his famed tower? Where can you find the best impressionist paintings? Answer these questions and so many more on this one-hour highlights tour.

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The closest thing to real time travel, start your tour by diving into the dark alleys and winding streets of medieval Paris. This city evolved as a series of timbered buildings, ramparts, walls, and bridges along the Seine River, but eventually one architect came to tie it all together: Hausmann. Your guide will begin with an overview of Paris’ history, and share stories about its iconic attractions.

What exactly is the Sacré Coeur atop the hill of Montmartre, and why are there windmills nearby? Who is Gustave Eiffel, and what was the purpose of his famed tower? Where can you find the best impressionist paintings? Answer these questions and so many more on this one-hour highlights tour.

It doesn’t stop just with the history, as your storyteller guide relates his personal experiences as a local, painting you a portrait of modern life. “Paris is a moveable feast” according to Ernest Hemingway after living there for 7 years, and your guide will give you tips on how to join the feast yourself when you visit. Learn about croissant and pastry traditions, what wines you should order, and how to blend in at a Parisian café. And if you want to be the toast of Paris, you’ll have to learn how to properly pronounce the Parisian toast, santé!

And the coup de grace? Your guide will reveal whether which preconceptions about Parisian culture are fact… and which are fiction! The tour is meant to be a fun introduction to the city, a way to get your bearings, and assist you while you’re planning the perfect Paris trip.

As with any of our Tours from Home, you'll receive a $25 future travel voucher to redeem on any in-destination Secret Tours experience anywhere in the world within the next two years.

All times specified are in US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)