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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

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Experience the Parisian way of life on this fun day tour that combines history, culture, fashion, and food. On this small-group tour, visit local neighborhoods, shop at small markets, see popular and lesser-known churches and landmarks, and get the chance to try a range of delicious snacks and liquors. You also get the chance to explore the Pompidou Center independently, to focus on the things that interest you most.
You'll start at
31 Boulevard de la Madeleine
31 Boulevard de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, FranceIn front the Southern entrance gates of the Madeleine Church – Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris. Your guide will hold a Paris Urban Adventures sign.
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  • 1
    L'église de la Madeleine
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Place de la Concorde
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Tuileries Garden
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 4
    Place Vendome
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Louvre Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Jardin du Palais Royal
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Eglise Saint-Eustache
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 8
    Rue Montorgueil
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 9
    Le Marais
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 10
    Centre Pompidou
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
Place des Vosges
Place des Vosges, Paris, France
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  • An easy way to get to know Paris from a local perspective
  • Food, wine, and liquor tastings are included
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Learn all about Paris from your English-speaking guide
Important Information
Departure Point
31 Boulevard de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
Return Details
Place des Vosges, Paris, France
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Cheese-tasting
  • Three pastries and two macaroons
  • Charcuterie samples
  • Wine & liquor tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Jardin du Palais Royal
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended to wear casual dress, comfortable walking shoes, and an umbrella (subject to weather conditions)
  • Please note that tour includes wine and alcohol tasting, which is not allowed for those under 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Closure of sites: Most of the shops and sights on this tour are closed on Sundays and public holidays, so we will not run the tours on these days.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brian B wrote a review Jun 2019
758 contributions127 helpful votes
This tour with Emily would have bee a 5, but we received the wrong meeting place information. We walked 1.5 mi to the meeting place that been changed 6 months earlier. Fortunately a young lady stopped to help and walked us to the new spot. Emily was excellent and well
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from timdem, Gérant at Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day
Responded 2 Jun 2019
Dear Brian, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and first of all we're happy to hear that you loved the tour with Emilie. Regarding the meeting place, we did update it on January 1st last year from Place de la Concorde to Place de la Madeleine (the distance between these two squares is only 500 meters, so 0.3 miles though!). If these changes are often problematic we tried to make sure that every distributors was informed to avoid any bad experience like yours. So we're sorry to heat that it wasn't your case and that the update of the change wasn't passed onto you. Best, Tim
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Natalie M wrote a review Apr 2019
4 contributions
Arthur was so great!!! Very knowledgeable and made all the sights come alive for us So impressed with his ability to switch languages so fast in one sentence Thanks for a great day, we so enjoyed seeing Paris. Natalie and Claire
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Sodium wrote a review Mar 2019
20 contributions3 helpful votes
So, this is two tours sandwiched back to back. Be ready for some WALKING. You're going to spend 8 hours on your feet with a few minor breaks and a lunch in the middle. The tour drifts around all over the place, as you can when you're spending an entire day strolling
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Date of experience: March 2019
Oleksandr Naglov wrote a review Jan 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I have taken this tour at the end of December. It was the worst experience I've ever tried. 1) The tour was very boring. The guide presented no interesting stories or facts about Paris. 2) I didn't feel the enthusiasm and engagement from the guide's side. He didn't pay
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Date of experience: December 2018
Response from timdem, Owner at Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day
Responded 19 Jan 2019
Hello Oleksander, We're sorry to hear that our full day tour was "the worse experience you've tried". That must have been pretty traumatising, then! Sorry as well that you didn't enjoy Arthur. We value him very much, as he's one of our most experienced and well-reviewed guide, but I believe one can't please everyone. A few points I would like to respond to your review here for other readers. First of all, yes, the tour is divided into two parts, with usually a 1/1.5 hours break, in between the two legs. The whole day includes about 12 km of walking over 7-8 hours, so people usually are happy to have a little break in between to rest their legs or to have a bit of time for shopping. Then, it is not true that the morning leg of the tour finished at 11.30 AM. It usually finishes around 12.30PM, as it was the case on the day you took the tour with us. Maybe it felt shorter because you arrived about 15 minutes late to the meeting point at the morning leg AND the afternoon leg, having the rest of the group waiting for you twice? Actually, on the afternoon part, the guide realised after 15 minutes that you were just a few meters away from the departure point taking pictures of yourself and you wife, while the group waited for you, without notifying anyone of your presence on the spot. Finally, you decided to leave before the end, which is your free decision, but maybe you missed some additional information that could have been "interesting stories and facts about Paris". Best, Tim
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Ann Groccia wrote a review Jan 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Arthur was our tour guide for the day and he was engaging with his many stories of the history. We walk a lot but it was interesting and each stop to sample macaroons, brioche and cheese. The highlight was the wine and cheese tasting near the end. our children enjoyed it very
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Date of experience: December 2018
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