Travel options in Paris

Withlocals experiences in Paris are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Travel in Paris

The French capital is one of the easiest to get around in and with so many things to do in Paris, you'll have tons of fun. In fact, one of the best ways to see the city is on foot. Paris is actually a surprisingly small city and it’s perfectly possible to walk from one major sight to another. It’s healthy, cheap and you’ll see more of Paris en route but remember to bring sensible walking shoes. Truth to tell, Paris isn’t a great city for cycling though some may disagree. Typically driving in the city is erratic and overly fast. That coupled with very narrow backstreets in parts won’t make cycling a real option for many. For the same reason, car hire might be best avoided unless you’re brave.

Top things to do in Paris

Discover the secrets of the Knight Templars

from

€20.00 p.p.

Batignolles: a Parisian Village!

from

€50.00 p.p.

Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€45.00 p.p.

Local ways of transportation in Paris

On the other hand, the Metro is fantastic with very regular services and affordable prices. It’s hugely popular with locals and is considered the best way to get about in most situations. Sadly, pickpockets on the Paris Metro often target tourists so do keep your wits about you. Performance artists (sometimes beggars and other scammers) are a regular feature on trains though they’re officially discouraged and you won’t see much of them at peak commuting times, when they’d typically get short-shrift from the locals. Some of the Metro stations are works of art themselves, including their world-famous art nouveau ironwork in places.

You’ll also see genuine street performers in the underpasses and they are good and usually genuine. Buses are also widely used though the route system is a little complicated but local tours through Withlocals will help you to get through that quickly and easily. City-center parking is available in Paris but it’s relatively expensive if of the garage variety – as you would expect where space is at a premium. Parking spaces can be small and cramped, so a real test of your parking skills! Taxis are widely available, licensed, controlled and not too expensive if you stay in the city itself.

Top eating experiences in Paris

Gastonomic Experience with your MasterChef

from

€98.00 p.p.

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.

Luxury transport in Paris

You can, of course, hire all sorts of luxury transport such as stretch limos and executive saloons etc. These will usually come with an expert chauffer and you’ll be glad of that because some of the city’s traffic systems appear entirely illogical and designed only to generate insanity in the poor drivers who have to navigate them. Private aircraft and helicopter hire is also available if your budget will allow. You can also hire various types of luxury boat for use on the Seine to create an unforgettable experience.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Lyz Paris
Rating

Bonjour Paris! - Fun Family Intro Tour

We love Wan! We only had a few hours in Paris but Wan made it perfect! My boys (5, 7, 9) asked her lots of questions and she is very knowledgeable! Thank for you introducing our family to Paris!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Jaime Paris
Rating

Impressionism Tour: Musee d'Orsay Skip the Line

My husband and I had two great tours with Hugo in Paris. We visited the Louvre and d’Orsay. Hugo was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. He helped us navigate these excellent and very large museums, making sure we saw the can’t miss paintings and sculptures and sharing insightful information about the artists and their art. I highly recommend Hugo.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Jo Paris
Rating

Parisian Kickstart Tour with a Local

Chloe was great! She took us to some amazing places which we wouldn’t have found by ourselves. She was so kind when she had to wait for us because we were late (we messed up navigating the metro system). Chloe’s friendly, interesting information about what we were seeing even kept our boys interested. Jo & Joe