Paris – Beyond the Monuments!

For those who know Paris and have already exhausted the famous monuments, there is more to see! We offer themed tours of Paris to give visitors a taste of some of the undiscovered delights of Paris, in either the city or the surrounding countryside. You will spend a morning or afternoon with a friendly, knowledgeable expert, discovering an aspect of the city that you would enjoy.

Below are 17 themed tours of Paris that we propose to more seasoned visitors. If there is something that interests you that is not mentioned here, please contact us and we will make it happen!

Pompidou Center houses the National Museum of Modern Art

1. Paris’ Architecture. Paris architecture by Jean Nouvel, Baron Haussman, Le Corbusier and many others. Modern, gothic, medieval and more, your itinerary is up to you and your professional guide!



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Like French cuisine? Treat yourself to a French cooking class with renowned Parisian chefs.

2. French cooking class with renowned Parisian chefs (3 hours) with chefs who have worked for famous gastronomic restaurants at The Ritz, Le Crillon, and Plaza Athénée hotels. Join a class of French haute cuisine with a renowned chef in Paris. There you will learn some of his cooking secrets and tips as you prepare three dishes. You will be part of a group of 12 people maximum. Your cooking class can be in the morning at 10 AM, in the afternoon at around 2:30 PM, or in the evening from 6 PM. After your class, you can enjoy your finished meal on the spot in a nice dining hall, or take it home.


Prices
250€ per person minimum 2 people;
200€ additional person.
This price does not include transport.
We can arrange a car or minivan to pick you up and take you back.
400€ for the round trip and up to 7 people.


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Your sommelier will accompany you during the  tasting of three to seven wines, ensuring a wide variety of wines for the beginner as well as the connaisseur.

3. Wine Tasting: Learn the Vocabulary, Traditions and Vintages. Even with a base knowledge of wine, it can be hard to describe them. You’ll learn to tell the differences between aromas, the terminology to describe them, and how to read “behind the label”, and learn the mysterious technique of “retro-olfaction”. Your wine tasting session will be complemented by plates of fine cheeses and smoked meats.


Prices
100€ per person, minimum 2 people.
This price is for the wine tasting with the oenologue, in English. There is no separate guide. The price does not include transport. You can get there on your own, or we can arrange a car or minivan to take you to the tasting and bring you back. 400€: round trip for up to 7 people.


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Originally established in 1919 by Sylvia Beach, in the 1920s the store was a gathering place for writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, William S. Burroughs, James Joyce and Ford Madox Ford. It serves as both a bookstore and a reading library, specializing in English-language literature.

4. Literature. Visit the places most written about by the poets and writers in Paris, such as Hemingway, Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Anaïs Nin, Baudelaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Prévert, etc.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Photo tours of Paris: visit places in Paris from where you can take professional photos. Photo: ©www.davidphenry.com

5. Photo tour of Paris. Visit corners of Paris from where you can take the most perfect and professional photos, ones that you’ll remember forever.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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The astronomical gnomen, and the “Rose Line” inside the Saint-Sulpice Church

6. Da Vinci Code Paris. This controversial thriller by Dan Brown starts in Paris. You will retrace Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu’s footsteps as they decipher clues hidden in Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces: the Ritz Hotel, the Grand Gallery of the Louvre Museum, the astronomical gnomen and the “brass line” inside Saint-Sulpice Church, and the Tuileries Gardens. You’ll find the Arago plaques, maybe even the Holy Grail in I.M. Pei’s Inverted Pyramid, as well as other mysteries.




Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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The Historical tour of Paris: The French revolution.

7. An Historical Tour of Paris. Choose a king or a period in history and we will show you the places where history was written, for example: World War II, The French Revolution, Louis XIV.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Edith Piaf’s unique voice, power, emotional delivery and extraordinary artistry made her an international music icon, she was the original expression of that profound sound of soul and the love of life even in the midst of the most melancholic and tragic moments of her times.

8. Biographical tour. Is there a famous person who lived in Paris that you find interesting? You can follow in their footsteps, find out where they lived, their favorite haunts and where they are buried. Examples: Édith Piaf, Baudelaire, Jim Morrison, Pierre and Marie Curie, Picasso, Dalí, Princess Diana, etc.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Ganesha Festival in Little India, Paris: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Disdero - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

9. Various neighborhoods in Paris: China Town, Little India, the African area, etc. Paris is a truly multi-cultural city; find out the history behind these cultural epicenters.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Galeries Lafayette, shopping mecca in Paris, especially during the holidays

10. Shop ’til You Drop (8 hours). Start off on rue Etienne Marcel where you will find a host of unique boutiques (Barbara Bui, Cacharel, etc.) for cutting-edge fashions and accessories. Lunch at the fashionable Barbara Bui Café (price for lunch not included), before heading to rue St-Honoré where you can check out the upscale boutiques, luxury jewelers and Colette. Then it’s time to see and be seen at the Buddha Bar before heading to the Champs-Élysées for the grand finale. No lugging your packages around either—you can leave them in the car with your private chauffeur!

Examples of other Personal or Business Shopping Tours which we can organize: Clothes, porcelain, books, paintings, jewellery, antiques and fine furniture, flea market finds, pets. Business machinery, office equipment, tool salons and expos.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Fashion Week in Paris, with designers like Jean-Paul Gautier.

11. Fashion in Paris. High fashion, editorial shoots, catwalks, fashion museum (Fashion through the Ages) and, of course, we’ll take you to the best places for shopping!



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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French cuisine: moelleux au chocolat, foie gras, pot au feu, Cordon Bleu cooking school, French breads, wine, cheese.

12. French Cuisine. Cheese, wine cellars, champagne, chocolates, patisseries, etc. Traditional French food, listed as “world intangible heritage” by UNESCO in 2010, has its own history and we can help you discover it here in Paris.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Ladurée Champs Elysées, a veritable elogy to gourmandise and pastry innovation. Every moment of creation is experienced with intensity, so it’s for this reason that Ladurée invents new creations twice a year, just like in the fashion world, such as the Religieuse with rose, the rose-raspberry Saint Honoré, and the licorice Millefeuille.

13. Ethnic breakfast tour (4 hours). Make sure to skip the hotel breakfast on the day you take this scrumptious tour! Japanese, Jewish, and Arabic pastries, mint tea, and Paris’ finest macaroons. Price does not include the cost of purchases, nor public transportation.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Tomb of Napoleon I in the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris

14. The military tour of Paris. Memorials, Military Academy of Paris, Musée Invalides, etc.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Interested in how Paris has inspired artists through the centuries? Visit a little-known musuem, art school or gallery, or even attend an art workshop!

15. Art. Find out how Paris inspires artists; visit an art school or a secret museum in Paris, and maybe have a go yourself.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Visit underground clubs and basement bars such as Le Gibus, Le Triptyque, Glaz’Art, Flèche d’Or, Batofar, etc.

16. The music scene in Paris. Visit the undiscovered clubs and basement bars where the musicians played before they were famous.




Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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Quai de Seine en piste cyclable

17. Paris by bicycle/green Paris/parks and gardens of Paris. Visit some of the calmest and most beautiful parts of this bustling city, and keep it green.



Price (up to four hours)
500€ for 1-2 people;
100€ per extra person; extra hour 100€.
For guide only. Walking or by public transport.
If you wish, we can arrange a chauffeured car or minivan.
621€ for 4 hours.


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