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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

Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

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€45.00 p.p.

Best of Paris Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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€29.00 p.p.

Bonjour Paris! - Fun Family Intro Tour

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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

Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€45.00 p.p.

Best of Paris Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€29.00 p.p.

Bonjour Paris! - Fun Family Intro Tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€16.00 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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April Paris
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Paris Favorite Food Tour: 10 Tastings

Nella was a great and informative guide! She helped us navigate through tapenades, cheeses, and educated us on the regions where they came from. She introduced us to meat products that we could never get back home, and helped us choose the best oysters. Our group unanimously agreed that the Aux Merveilleux were the best things we had ever put into our mouths, and we have Nella to thank for that experience! She was also helpful in providing other recommendations for our stay in Paris. 10/10 would recommend!

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Michael Paris
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Parisian Hidden Gems: Local Secret Passages

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the fascinating tour of the Secret Passages of Paris. Lucien was extremely well-informed, a specialist on his subject and most entertaining. The tour actually lasted over two hours but it seemed to flash by because it was so interesting and enjoyable. Angela and I were the only guests on the tour, I was a little apprehensive as to whether I would enjoy the experience... I couldn’t have been more wrong. We would heartily encourage anyone to take this trip, and enjoy its fascinating insights into the historical development of these unusual shopping experiences. Lucien is a very interesting and entertaining guide. We would recommend him and his tour without hesitation.

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Mylvia Christianne
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Paris Like a Princess

I booked the Princess in Paris for my 10yr daughter I was skeptical since she was 10 but Christianne tailored it perfectly. Christianne is a delightful person, she was our fairytale tour guide telling stories as we walked the streets of Paris stopping by various monuments. She made my daughter feel extra special with her little surprises and treats through out the day. This one on one experience was the perfect start to our Mini vacation. Thank you Christianne for a magical and memerable day!