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Welcome to Paris Walking Tour, Panorama & Macaron Tasting

3 hours

Max 15

34 reviews

Don't just visit Paris, really get to know its culture and history on this wonderful introductory tour. Not only will you explore some of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, you'll soak in beautiful views, get restaurant and sightseeing recommendations, and taste an authentic Parisian delicacy - the macaron!

The view from the top of the Pompidou Centre The Pompidou Centre offers some of the finest views of Paris The Pompidou Centre has some of the most striking architecture in Paris. Every stone of Paris has a story to tell, you just need a good guide to interpret them for you. The tour runs at a leisurely pace so you can soak up the atmosphere. Our guides love showing off their cities to visitors. You can't take a Paris walking tour without swinging by Notre Dame. This Paris walking tour takes you to a much-loved cafe offering a wide range of delicious macarons. Enjoying macarons like a local in Central Paris. The first macaron is on us, but you might want to buy a few more for the road. The streets of the Marais are the perfect backdrop for a Paris walking tour. Pointing out details that you might otherwise miss. The balconies of Paris are one of the most characteristic parts of the city. The Place des Vosages is one of Central Paris' prettiest and most intimate parks. Smiles are an important part of our Paris walking tours. There is always something else to see in the streets of Paris. The streets of Paris are bustling with life in the evenings. The arcades of Paris are the stars of any Paris walking tour. A typical Parisian arcade. There is nothing quite like the golden hour on the Seine.
  • Sites Visited
  • The Marais
  • Île de la Cité
  • Île Saint-Louis
  • Notre Dame
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Tour Includes
  • Macaron tasting
  • Local tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 or fewer

Take a walk with a local through the best neighborhoods of Paris.

Get to know Paris in the best way possible - with a local guide to show you around some of the city's most popular and historically-significant neighborhoods.

Your Paris walking tour starts on the roof of the Pompidou Centre. Few visitors are aware that the gallery actually offers one of the best views of the city. Look out over Central Paris as your guide points out local landmarks like the towers of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur Basilica on the hill of Montmartre, as well as some of the areas you're about to visit.

Back on street level, you'll head into the Marais, originally the Jewish neighborhood of Paris, now a lively entertainment disrtict. As you stroll your guide will point out the best bars and restaurants, giving you tips on where and what the locals eat. You'll also learn the history of the Marais and the ways it has grown and adapted to the the increasing diversity of the city. As each generation and migrant group settled in the Marais they made it their own, creating a varied and storied neighborhood.

As you immerse yourself in the unique mix of Medieval and modern that make up Central Paris, you'll pass landmarks like the city’s oldest and most beautiful square, the Place des Vosges, where Victor Hugo once lived and wrote stories like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables; the secret village of Saint Paul; and the jaw-dropping mansion, Hôtel de Sully.

You'll also make a pit stop to enjoy one of Paris' most beloved treats - the delectable macaron. You'll choose from scores of flavors like raspberry, chocolate, pistachio, and salted caramel in one of the city's most respected macaron cafes.

Next, you’ll head over to the Île de la Cité and Île de St. Louis, two of the oldest quarters in the city, to get a brief introduction to the history of Paris. As you learn how the city grew from these two small Islands, you'll see iconic buildings like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Conciergerie (where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned before being executed).

Over on the Left Bank you'll wind your way through the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain-des Prés, soaking up the lively atmospheres and cafe culture while getting more recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to try.

Your three-hour tour will fly by, but the knowledge of Paris' history and culture will inform your entire stay and set you up to enjoy the city to fullest.

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34 Verified Reviews

The tour was very interesting!

We especially enjoyed the walks around Ile de la Cite and Ile de St Louis, which are very charming neighborhoods. And of course, the macaron was wonderful, so many flavors to choose from! Our guide was personable, experienced and knowledgeable. She made the entire experience enjoyable, from her compassion for the tourists, to her sense of humor, to her willingness to provide additional information. I am glad I had the experience of spending time with her.

This was an incredible tour!

Our guide fantastic guide. She had a wealth of knowledge about Paris and its history, as well as some great tips on good places to see and to eat. I highly recommend this tour. Our daughter, who is eight, enjoyed the tour as well. The guide made it interesting for all ages!

FAQ

I have food allergies. Can I eat the free macaron on this tour?
Traditionally, macarons are made with almond meal, which makes them gluten free. However, they are often flavored with ingredients that may contain gluten, so to be on the safe side we do not recommend them for celiacs. Obviously, because of the almond flour, they are completely unsuitable for those with nut allergies.
Can I bring a bag with me into the Pompidou Centre?
Yes, but only a small bag. You are not allowed to bring suitcases or luggage into the museum. Only bags smaller than 21.5 in x 13.5 in x 7.5 in (55 cm x 35 cm x 20) cm will be accepted.

The Perfect Guide, Every Time

We take care to assign our guides to the perfect tour for their particular skill set; so you’ll always have the perfect companion for your experience. Here are a few of the guides that regularly lead this tour.

Delphine

PARIS, FRANCE

Delphine is a proud mother of two who has lived in Paris for most of her life and been guiding for 16 years.

Shannon

PARIS, FRANCE

Hailing from Chicago, Shannon first came to France as an exchange student, but found herself so charmed by the culture that she returned for her masters and now bases her life around the study of French culture.