Total Paris Tour provided by UrbanAdventures

Any time from 09:00 to 17:30
8 hours
Paris, France
12 spaces remaining
A maximum team size of 12 people
Last bookings
Signups for this tour close 7 days before the scheduled date.
€137,00 EUR pp
Our best price
€116,45 EUR pp

A bit of glamour, a dose of history, a dash of quirk, and a whole lot of food — this total Paris tour is packed with everything you could ever need to see, do, and taste to become an honourary Parisian!

  • Wander through the luxurious, hidden streets of Paris with a local 
  • Experience the bustling vibe of a busy French market as you become a Parisian for a day
  • Savour a sugary-sweet macaron at a popular shop and become a cheese connoisseur at a fromagerie
  • Indulge in plates of ham and pâtés, and sample a selection of some of France’s best brandies or wines
  • Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Louvre’s garden and spot the hidden squares, tucked-away alleyways, and marvellous churches of Marais

Get to know the City of Light through the eyes of a local on this full-day tour packed with tantalising treats and cultural gems! Start your Paris tour right in the heart of one of Paris’ most expensive and fashionable areas, where luxury, elegance, and beauty are around every corner. Stop in at an illustrious food store and take the chance to sample a mouth-watering macaron, a delicious French speciality. 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, relax in the well-manicured gardens, and enjoy some of the best sightseeing Paris has to offer. Next on this Paris food tour, 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. Finally, walk to the fascinating Pompidou centre, where we'll end the first leg of the tour. Here you’ll have a bit of free time to wander and explore on your own. You could grab lunch in a French bistrot or pick up a quick sandwich (be warned, though, there’s lots of food still to come in the afternoon!). Or, you could head up to the top of the Pompidou for the best free view of Paris, or catch a glimpse inside Notre-Dame Cathedral — which is where we’ll all gather to continue the second half of our Paris tour, when we'll explore the medieval neighbourhood of the Marais. Full of sweet shops, patisseries, boutiques, and cafés, Le Marais offers insight into French culture and the secret Paris local way of life. We’ll move on to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. You’ll learn about the horrible death of Robert-François Damiens, the infamous man who tried to assassinate King Louis XV. We’ll then tackle the 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. Next, we’ll visit Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, one of the oldest streets in the Marais, and today the centre of the French gay scene. You’ll learn how this part of city, once sordid, became synonymous with trendy Paris, and a shopping hub for fashionistas and the core of “bobo” culture. Meanwhile, 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. Our Paris tour will then take us back to the South Marais, where stands the longest remaining piece of the 12th century defensive wall of Paris. After a walk through impressive Saint-Paul’s church, we’ll stop in a local wine and alcohol store, where we’ll sample some iconic French liqueurs like Cognac, Armagnac, Absinthe, and “Old Plum” brandy. To accompany our drinks, we’ll also taste some delicious French charcuterie treats: one of the best hams in France, pâté, rillettes, and other indulgences. 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. From there, it’s only a short walk to our final destination, la place de la Bastille, the former prison that was captured on July 14, 1789, triggering the French Revolution. The area nearby is full of bars and restaurants, leaving you with plenty of options for carrying on with your evening in the City of Lights!  
More Details
Place de la Concorde, under the Obelisk (Metros 1, 8, 12, Stop “Concorde”). Your tour guide will be holding an Urban Adventures sign.
(NOTE: Contact us beforehand during the month of July as the square might be partially closed due to Bastille Day celebrations.)

Place des Vosges/Bastille

What's included:
Local English-speaking guide, a macaron in Paris’ most illustrious food shop, a cheese tasting session in a French fromagerie, a traditional pastry, charcuterie samples, tasting of several French brandies

What's NOT included:
Additional food and drink (during the mid-tour break), souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide.

Child Policy:
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page. Please notice that there will be a wine and alcohol tasting, which is not suitable for children under 18.

Standard dress, comfortable walking shoes, and an umbrella, depending on the weather. 
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