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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

A Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

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€44.00 p.p.

Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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€25.00 p.p.

Bonjour Paris! Your Fun Family Introduction

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€16.00 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.

A Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

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€44.00 p.p.

Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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€25.00 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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Stephanie Paris
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Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

Bassel was a fantastic guide! He was interesting, easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable. We had several tours on our vacation, and I feel like we connected with Bassel in a way we didn't with some other guides. He was a real, full-dimensional person that we got to know. Paris is a big city and French people, while very welcoming in their way, can be a bit intimidating. Getting to know Bassel over the three hour tour really made me feel like we got to experience France like a true Parisian. We only had about two days to explore Paris, including visiting big tourist attractions such as the Louvre, Eiffel tower, and the Catacombs. These bigger attractions understandably make you feel like a tourist, but our food tour with Bassel, was an authentic experience that really made me feel like I connected to the city. He sprinkled in a bit of history as we explored and tasted the various food, which was all amazing by the way. Perfect guide for this tour, I definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a local.

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Christa Paris
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Paris Kickstart Tour with a Local

We arrived in Paris from London around 4 pm and took a walking "kickstart" tour with Mischa around 5:45 pm which was the perfect way to get acclimated to the city and kick off our 2 days in Paris. Mischa was very friendly and knowledgeable and customized our tour to hit all of the highlights - we walked from Notre Dame all the way to the Champs Elysees and saw all the sights along the way including the Louvre, Tuileries Garden, etc. Great tour and we highly recommend!

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

Our recent trip to Paris would not have been complete without Joao. It is always very difficult to get family photos of all four of us, that are not selfies. Joao took the most beautiful pictures all while introducing us to the most wonderful town. I would highly recommend him, it will be the best two hours you spend.