Things to do in France

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Things to do in France

In the wine producing regions in France, you can sample the local produce out of the vineyards free through “dégustations”. Avoid the big chateaux producers and the tourist trail traps and go for the secret backroads, which is where you’ll find authentic wine and bargains. The French love cycling and it helps you to get off the beaten track and discover the stunning French countryside and deserted ruined castles, rivers and bathing lakes in say, the Dordogne. France also has some fantastic and very quiet sandy beaches that are popular with locals for various sports including surfing (followed up by a barbeque) but you’ll need to know where those sands are. Why not take a boat trip to explore one of several offshore islands around the coast such as Iles Chausey.

Another great joy is antique and treasure hunting in the city center markets and “Brocantes” – huge fun if you know how to play the game and spot the genuine articles! Mass tourism approaches will allow you to see a lot of ‘tourist-guide’ France. What they typically can’t do though is to help to you experience this beautiful country. That’s why the Withlocals approach provides local tours with local people because they will know the hidden secret gems of France better than anyone else.

Top highlight tours in France

Montmartre Walking Tour

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€46.00 p.p.

Off the beaten path tour of "Le Marais"

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€30.00 p.p.

A Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

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€44.00 p.p.

Top 10 things to do in France

  • Paris Galleries and Museums. Paris is more than just the Louvre and the Musée D’Orsay. Seek out some of the less well known museums. You’ll find Asian treasures, medical and anatomical exhibits as well as a wine museum.
  • Paris flea markets. It may still be possible to find genuine bargains in many of Paris’ markets. Try the markets at Montreuil and Porte de Vanves or the more, these days, upmarket Puces de St Ouen.
  • Lascaux. The caves of Lascaux are the site of France’s most famous set of cave paintings. Discovered in the 1940s this magnificent collection comprises over 600 animal figures being 15,000 to 17,000 years old.
  • Loire Valley Castles. These are a group of 42 spectacular castles visited by more than 3.3 million tourists every year. Many sit impressively on the banks of the river in almost fairytale settings in this beautiful part of France.
  • Vineyard Tours. Touring a winery or two can provide a fascinating insight into France’s national beverage.
  • Cycle tours. What better way to see France than by bike and there are some spectacular routes, ranging from the gentle like along the banks of the Loire to the more strenuous in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
  • Surfing. The West Atlantic coast from Brittany right down to the Spanish border provides some fantastic opportunities for surfing and some amazing beaches.
  • Trips to the Iles. Just off the northern coast you’ll find the Iles Chausey a very small but inhabited island where bird watching and shellfish gathering are the order of the day. Boat trips leave from Granville.
  • Dune du Pilat. Europe’s largest sand dune just has to be climbed to appreciate the views of Cap Ferat.
  • Normandy Cider trail. Normandy is renowned for its cider and there’s a 25 mile (40K) route east of Caen offering the chance to sample some of the best along with other apple-based beverages like Pommeau and Calvados.

Top eating exeriences in Paris

French Dinner for Food Lovers

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€30.00 p.p.

Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

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€59.00 p.p.

VIP Michelin Star Food Tour

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€191.00 p.p.

Highlights in France

  • Lascaux. Visits to the original caves are no longer possible for the general public due deterioration of the paintings. Lascaux II, situated nearby, houses a reconstruction of some of the most famous images.
  • Loire Valley castles. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site there are probably too many castles to do justice to on one visit. Some like Amboise and Chenonceau are justifiably world famous.
  • Vineyard tours. Just about every wine producing region has its own particular style from light Loire or Alsatian varieties to the more heavyweight offerings of Burgundy and the Rhone valley, to the sparkling Champagnes and Cremants. Take advice about what to drink with which dish.

Ce que disent les clients de nos hôtes

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Anne Paris
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Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

I toured Paris with Gerard and two of my friends who had limited time and had never been there. Gerard was very interesting and had a lot of knowledge of the city plus he was flexible and adjusted our itinerary easily. He was also very responsive to questions and answered immediately. Even though I have been to Paris many times, Gerard showed me some interesting sights I had not seen before.

My friends and I really had a great time with Gerard and got his personal view of living in Paris. He was good company, easy to be with, and a wealth of information.

I will use Gerard the next time I visit Paris to see some new out of the way places I haven’t visited before and highly recommend him to anyone visiting the city.

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Jen Paris
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Bonjour Paris! Your Fun Family Introduction

Was a great way to get some local information on the Latin Quarter and St Germain areas. We sampled some pastries, bread, and chocolate!! We learned some Paris history and were able to ask any questions we needed/wanted answered. Would definitely recommend Valentina!

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Brian Paris
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Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

My friend and my 12 year old son took a tour with Maria on June 16, 2018 and it was outstanding. When I first read the reviews on this site, I was suspicious they were cherry picking which ones they posted because the ratings were so high. When I checked out Withlocals on Trip Advisor, it seemed to match so we gave it a try.

We picked Maria and are so glad we did. She was the original designer of the 10-tastes tour and it showed with her knowledge of each of the places we went and the pride she showed in it. She was incredibly flexible with where we went and what we got at the various places, replacing the coffee stop for wine for my friend and I, and making sure we could also order some wine at various places. She was great with my 12 year old son and made sure he was having a great time as we transformed this to a bit of a wine and food tour. [He was well compensated with extra desserts instead.] Maria recommended what wines we could try at each place and I think she even picked up an extra bill or two for them that we were supposed to cover. At the end of the tour, she took us to a store to help us pick out some extra things we needed unrelated to the tour. Overall, I couldn't recommend Maria enough!