Paris Tour Overview
We have the Paris tour for you if you want to really experience Paris. What makes Paris special is not the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. It’s the intimate neighborhoods. It’s watching the city stroll by as you sip wine outside a bistro. It’s the cheese you can smell from around the block. It’s the vibrant art scene, from the classics to graffiti. It’s the bakeries, bookstores, and cafés. It’s the perfect city to wander around and get lost in.
One of the best ways to experience the city is to simply pick a neighborhoods and wander around. You’re bound to stumble on hidden gems anywhere you go, whether it’s the romantic Saint Germaine, eclectic Belleville, historic Le Marais, site-filled Ile de la Cité, artsy Montmartre, hip Canal Saint-Martin, or coquettish Pigalle. We’ll cover all these neighborhoods and more in our Paris tour.
Paris is also home to dozens of the world’s leading museums, including the most visited museum in the world, the Louvre. Our Paris tour will guide you here, as well as some of Paris’s other most popular museums, including Musee d’Orsay, Musée de l’Orangerie, and Musée Rodin.
Paris is arguably the best food cities in the world and our Paris tour will guide you to several of our favorite food spots in the city. The classic French-style bistros developed out of the basement kitchens of Parisian apartments. Tenants paid for both room and board, and landlords supplemented their income by opening up their kitchen to the public. Menus were created around French classics that were simple, could be prepared in quantity, and would keep over time, were served along with wine and coffee. You can now find quaint bistros all over Paris. It’s hard to pick a bad bistro in Paris, but they’re not all created equal. We’ll make sure you’ll find the best places to eat on our Paris tour.
Paris is over 2,000 years old and history can be found on nearly every corner. It was founded in approximately 250 BC by a Celtic tribe called Parisii, which settled on the Ile de la Cité and the banks of the Seine, and gave the city its name. By the 12th century, Paris became the largest city in the western world, a booming trading center, and an intellectual capital with one of the first universities in Europe. To this day, it remains one of the most romanticized cities in the world and a cultural capital for food, art, and fashion.
There’s a lot to see and we cover a lot on this Paris tour, but don’t overdo it. Go at your own schedule and pace. While we want you to fully experience the city, it’s helpful to remember the worlds of the chef and host of Parts Unkown, Anthony Bourdain, “Most of us are lucky to see Paris once in a lifetime. Please, make the most of it by doing as little as possible. Walk a little. Get lost a bit. Eat. Catch a breakfast buzz. Have a nap. Try and have sex if you can. Eat again. Lounge around drinking coffee. Maybe read a book. Drink some wine. Eat. Repeat. See? It’s easy.”
Paris Tour Benefits
- Curated Sites
- Audio Tours
- Offline Map
Paris Food Tour
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