Become a Parisian for a day on this fantastic three-hour walking tour of the beautiful French capital. It’s led by a charming and energetic guide and takes you on a gastronomic, architectural, and historic journey into Paris’ most fabulous secrets.

Meet your guide on the steps of the Madeleine Church in the heart of Paris. This Greek temple-style building is an unmissable gem among the typical Parisian apartments that surround it, and the perfect spot from which to kick off the tour. Once your group is assembled you’ll be led through the capital’s most fashionable area where you’ll stop at an illustrious patisserie to sample the world-famous macaron.

Next, it’s on the Louvre - the world-famous gallery and home of iconic works such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. While you won’t be stopping in, your guide will bestow some knowledge from the outside. You’ll also wander through an arcade that offers a free glimpse into the famous sculpture gallery and take a moment to relax in the perfectly manicured gardens.

Then, you’ll head to a lively Parisian market to indulge in one of France’s most popular gastronomic pleasures — cheese. Try a smooth, mild Brie or sample a slice of pungent Roquefort — known as the ‘King of Cheeses.’ 

Onwards to Paris’ secret arcades replete with quirky boutiques and oddities where you’ll spot one of the city’s oldest buildings. An amble through the medieval neighborhood of Le Marais, now one of Paris’ most fashionable and desirable, is a great place to see the daily life and culture of true Parisians.  

Finally, you’ll end your tour at the strikingly contemporary Centre Pompidou, an inside-out museum, library and cultural space that looks like it fell into the heart of Paris from outer space. Whats a finale to a fabulous Paris tour!

Secret Paris: Cheese, Art and Local Life highlights

  • Wander through the pretty, hidden streets of Paris with a local
  • Savor a sweet macaron at a popular Parisian patisserie
  • Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Louvre’s garden
  • Admire the medieval and renaissance-era architecture in Le Marais
  • Become a cheese connoisseur at a Parisian fromagerie
  • Experience the bustling vibe of a busy French market as you become a Parisian for a day

Cheese? Check. Macarons? Check. Paris secrets? Check. Discover the best of Paris on this intrigue-inducing morning adventure.

How to book

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance by phone or email.
+33 7 82 36 74 64 (available Monday to Saturday 8:45am to 7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm)
Please mention your pass number and name. Amendments and cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours before your booking. No-shows will still be charged.

Know before you go

Meet your guide in front of the entrance gates to the Madeleine Church. They will be holding an Urban Adventures sign.

Nearest Metro station: Madeleine (lines 8, 12, 14)

Start time: 9AM

End point: Musée de Pompidou, Le Marais

3-hour long tours, Monday to Saturday
Monday 9AM-12PM
Tuesday 9AM-12PM
Wednesday 9AM-12PM
Thursday 9AM-12PM
Friday 9AM-12PM
Saturday 9AM-12PM
Sunday Closed


December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020

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Église de la Madeleine, Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris


+33 7 82 36 74 64