One day in Paris with a local


History lover

One day in Paris with a local

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( 54 reviews ) star City tour Paris 1 - 8 watch_later 6 hours
  • 100% personalized just for you
  • Private local insider by your side
  • See Paris through the eyes of a local
  • Discover hidden gems without tourists
  • Beautiful buildings, palace's, highlights & more!
  • Taste authentic local food

You will be picked up anywhere in: Paris

What you can expect

Are you visiting the beautiful city of Paris for the very first time or do you return to the city of love on a regular basis? The best way to discover Paris is to take your time! What better way to do so than with your very own local insider?

On this 6-7 hours private tour you get the chance to explore Paris like a local. You'll kick off​ your tour in the morning around 10 am, where I'll greet you at your preferred meeting point or hotel.

Then it's time to really discover the city! The entire tour is customizable according to your wishes. Would you love to see the main attractions or would you prefer a more authentic experience? We may take the metro to save you long trips during the day. Whatever your wishes, it will be a unique experience, created just for you!

For lunch, we'll go to a restaurant that matches your desires and budget. If the weather is nice I can even prepare a typical French picnic! We will make as many stops as you like to relax, try local food, look at shops, take pictures and chat.

As the entire itinerary is customizable to your wishes, here's an example of what I can offer you:

- Start the morning discovering the left bank and the old Paris. The afternoon is focused on the emblematic Paris of the 19th century on the right bank.

- Starting at 10 am we'll meet in front of the pretty fountain St Michel, the ideal place to start the day. I can also meet you in front of your hotel!

- Then it's time to discover the island of the city: the Notre Dame de Paris, the Palace, the Place Dauphine and the Pont Neuf. Marvel at the impressive buildings while I tell you all about them.

- Explore the Latin Quarter where you'll see the oldest streets of Paris, the ancient ruins and a magical student district near the Pantheon.

- Stroll past the beautiful Luxembourg garden and check out the district of St. Germain des Prés. Explore the typical Parisian streets, just like you've imagined authentic Paris to be like. Cross the river on the bridge of arts (my favorite place) to go around the huge Louvre Palace ( but not inside the museum).

- Now on the right bank, you'll get the chance to see the Royal Palace, the alleys, and the Opera district! From there we can head to the Champs Elysees before joining the Eiffel Tower to end this beautiful day.

This route is of course completely customizable according to your desires and the location of your hotel. Please get in touch and I look forward to meeting you!

Warning :
I would love to adapt to your request. But it is very important to know that Paris is a big city: it is not possible to see everything in one day!

In addition, the spirit of this experience is to walk around quietly and take your time. I won't try to show you the maximum as soon as possible: it would be exhausting for everyone and devoid of interest!

Also take into account that if you arrive in the morning to leave at night at the airport the transit can be unpleasant: it would be more interesting for you to ask for a more modest tour, that I would be happy to prepare you.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
St Michel Fountain
Stop 1
The City Island, l'Île de la Cité
Stop 2
The Latin Quarter
Stop 3
Saint Germain des prés
Stop 4
time for lunch!
Stop 5
Crossing the Seine River on the Pont des Arts
Stop 6
Walk by the Louvre Palace (but we're not going inside)
Stop 7
Enjoy a wonderful view infant of the Eiffel Tower
Stop 8 & more
All stops are customized to your wishes

Feel free to personalize this offer with Lucien

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
6 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Fontaine Saint-Michel
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide


History lover

54 reviews

---outside school holidays, I am not available to start a tour after 15:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: I have to be at 6pm in class!---
Please try to book as long as possible before to be sure to find the perfect schedule:-)

Salut! I'm Lucien and I used to be a teacher. Now I'm studying to become a professionnal tour guide.
I love Paris for its countless stories, impressive architecture and rich culture. I used to be shy, but now I can talk a lot and maybe too much!
I love to speak about history, about the old life of Paris!

Please if you ask for a big walking tour, be careful to not book for the day you just arrived because you won't enjoy if you are too tired!

If you want to ask for a personnalized offer, I will love to prepare something nice for you.
( in that case, my price is 36 euros.)"

Personalize this offer with Lucien

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