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Guides in Paris

Paris has a highly developed transport infrastructure and for that reason, you don’t need much for your day-to-day survival – fortunately! Even so, it might be a good idea to think about local tours in the company of our hosts if you’d like to get the very best out of every one of your precious minutes in the city. There are tons of things to do in Paris, so ask your local private guide about all the options.

Top things to do in Paris

Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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€27.00 p.p.

The Secret Passages Tour

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€20.00 p.p.

Le Marais Private Tour: Aromas & Scents

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€31.00 p.p.

Seeing the unique in Paris

Paris is not short of tours. You can just attach yourself on the back of one of the colorless mass tourist groups as they trundle around the big obvious city-center sights like the Eiffel Tower. Maybe you’ll also get very lucky and find that the guide is, actually, French even if not a local. However, as any Parisian will tell you, this city is not just about the top 3-4 household name sights. Anybody can visit those. Rather it’s about history, byways, hidden gems and a unique life experience. Nobody who is an outsider can conduct tours around that aspect of Paris. That is the job of a local specialist and one who has lived and breathed the city over an extended period. If you’ve lived here for years and the city has become part of your DNA then you can really help others to explore it. Otherwise, Paris exploration becomes a matter of chance and compromise. If you’d like to remove chance from your time in Paris and just aren’t willing to settle for the ‘one size fits all’ tourist experience, then it’s worth considering a local guide.

Top eating experiences in Paris

French Dinner for Food Lovers

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€30.00 p.p.

Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€27.00 p.p.

The Secret Passages Tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€20.00 p.p.

Avoid wasting time in Paris

If you’re on an extended visit to Paris, perhaps running into months, then you can afford to spend time finding out how things work. You may get your fingers burned a few times and waste time and money but perhaps that’s no big deal for you if you’re in ‘discovery mode’ and have time to spare. However, if your holiday visit is shorter, you just won’t want to waste time finding out the hard way what’s not worth seeing, too expensive or a tourist trap. You’ll want to cut to the chase immediately and see the real Paris from day-1. That’s what the Withlocals experience delivers – getting right to the heart of Paris immediately.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Vicki Paris
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Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

Michel was a delightful and gracious guide. Due to circumstances over which we had no control our original time slot had to be changed, and he worked with us to find an agreeable alternative. He shared not only tastings, but the history of the Marais area. The 10 tastings were delightful and varied. His knowledge of wines enhanced those tastings. I highly recommend his tour

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Fifi Inka and Sebastien
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French Dinner for Food Lovers

Inka and Sebastien made my short stay in Paris quite enjoyable. Dinner with them included great conversation, laughs, wine, and, of course, great food! At first I thought it would be awkward meeting two strangers for dinner -- boy was I wrong! They made me feel like part of the family -- so much so I didn't want to leave. Warm, inviting, and knowledgeable about so many things which kept the conversation flowing. When I'm back in Paris I plan on joining them again through WithLocals.

If you want to walk away from your Paris trip smiling with good memories ... see Inka and Sebastien.

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Baran Joao Luiz
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Paris with a Photographer: Stroll, Taste, Click

I had never done a shooting tour with anyone before, so when I booked I wasn't sure what to expect. Joao was very cheerful and friendly from the time he shook hands with us till he said bye. We walked the steps of this talented photographer in literally his backyard. Long-time a local in Montmarte neighborhood, Joao knew the history behind the local stores, the streets and the community. He interrupted his stories to only take photos of us next to some iconic features of the town, as well as with the view from Sacre Coeur as the backdrop. I just received my edited photos, which all look stunning. Highly recommended experience and tour guide in Paris!