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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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€26.00 p.p.

Bonjour Paris! Your Fun Family Introduction

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€15.00 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

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€26.00 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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Sol Alberto
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The Best of Vintage Shopping with a Fashion Magazine Editor

We met Alberto at the agreed upon place. As soon as we saw the handsome, stylishly dressed man waiting near the metro we knew we had a knowledgeable guide. When he greeted us with his warm smile we knew we were also in for a pleasant tour of some of Paris’s fashion treasures.

With his passion for the city of Paris as well as his love of Fashion, alberto guided us through a few areas of the city, leading us to high-end vintage shops as well as the infamous kilo shops which sell vintage clothing by weight at amazingly low prices, and a number of other places in between.

Alberto accessorized the fashion tour with facts and colourful strands of history about the neighbourhoods we were walking through, as well as a stop at a gallery where the couture ‘archives’ of Azzedine Alaia who’s creations were worn by Naomi Campbell and Rihanna among others.

By the time we finally stopped for a coffee we felt like we were chatting with a good friend.

While we both found wonderful fashionable pieces to add to our wardrobes, one of our greatest Paris ‘finds’ is Alberto!!

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Lindsay Paris
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Paris Kickstart Tour with a Local

We had such a lovely couple of hours with Valentina - she was so knowledgable and friendly. My friends and I were only in Paris for the day and this tour was a great way to spend the time - we felt like we saw a lot more than we would have if we had been ambling along by ourselves. Thanks Valentina for a great tour - would highly recommend the tour x

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Helen Paris
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The Secret Passages Tour

Thank you Carlos for a great tour! We enjoyed seeing the lesser known aspects of Paris that we would not have found otherwise without the tour!