Secrets of Paris: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Half-day (4 hours)

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Monday April 18th, 2016

Explore Paris like never before during a 4 hour, guided “behind-the-scenes” Tour

Every Day 9.00 am or 1.00 pm

Paris only reveals its secrets to those who know how to venture off the beaten track. On this tour, you will explore the capital far from the crowds of tourists. Your guide will introduce you to the hidden places and secrets spots usually familiar only to Parisiens. He will show you where to look behind an iron gate or on the other side of a garden wall to discover curiosities and small details that others miss. Paris has lots of surprises in store for you so just follow your guide and get lost in the small streets of Paris…

Your Licensed English Speaking Guide will pick you up in front of your hotel or apartment in a private, luxury vehicle. Before starting the tour, he will give you tips and techniques to help you discover the unexplored Paris and see the capital from this unique angle such as where to look and how to appreciate the smallest details and above all, to stay off the beaten path.

Secrets are always fun to explore: discover a hidden cloister in the Marais, old shop signs, secret covered passages, unusual eccentric building façades, antique graffiti, the lasts remains of the Bastille, the wall of Philippe Augustus, a Gallo-Roman amphitheatre, hidden inscriptions carved on the wall, artist’s studios, old factories turned into modern buildings, a green walkway built atop an abandoned railway- line, amazing traces of the 2 wars, a cannonball from the revolution stuck on a building, the oldest tree in Paris, peaceful courtyards with secrets gardens, the last rood screen in Paris, an astrologer’s tower, the Paris meridian and so much more…

Thanks to your knowledgeable and experienced guide, you will explore Paris like never before and you will take amazing pictures to immortalize it, so get your cameras ready. He will also share with you his best anecdotes of the neighborhood life and tell you about the history of the buildings and the lives of the people connected to the hidden places he shows you. At the conclusion of the tour, your guide will drop you off back at your hotel, or wherever you wish, in Paris.

Highlights of the Tour – include:

  • Service of a Professional guide
  • Private visit and walking tour
  • Private transportation in deluxe air-conditioned mini-vans
  • Photo-stops at your convenience
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Paris.

For more information please write an email to parisflatlist@gmail.com


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    Rose

    Awesome location, clean, a bit small but livable, and Nadia was timely and responsive which made our trip easier. Must warn those who are spoiled by elevators and air conditioning, that this place has NEITHER! So be prepared to go up the spiraling Great Wall of Paris   Philadephie/PENNSYLVANIE-August 2016
    4.0
    2016-09-01T12:05:33+00:00
    Awesome location, clean, a bit small but livable, and Nadia was timely and responsive which made our trip easier. Must warn those who are spoiled by elevators and air conditioning, that this place has NEITHER! So be prepared to go up the spiraling Great Wall of Paris   Philadephie/PENNSYLVANIE-August 2016

    Alexander

    All-in-all we've enjoyed the stay. The flat is a bit smaller than we expected, but still enough for a couple. It's not like anyone comes to Paris to stay at home, right? The location is perfect - mild "tourist" life starts on the next street. It's also a walking distance from Notre Dame and all the sights near the Islands....
    5.0
    2015-11-09T11:17:52+00:00
    All-in-all we've enjoyed the stay. The flat is a bit smaller than we expected, but still enough for a couple. It's not like anyone comes to Paris to stay at home, right? The location is perfect - mild "tourist" life starts on the next street. It's also a walking distance from Notre Dame and all the sights near the Islands. If you're not fond of walking - the Metro station is about 5 minutes walk from the place. The flat is quite cozy. There's hot water all the time (having read some comments before, I assume that it's a problem in Paris) and the heater works like a marvel - perfect for those, who come during cold weather. Also, a big, cute and exceptionally friendly cat lives in the house. It's very pleasant to meet him on the staircase sometimes and pet for a while. A positive addition to the overall comfort. There were no problems with moving in or out. Nadia and her assistant helped us with everything. October 2015 Kiev, Ukraine

    Charles

    What a lovely apartment. This spacious terraced apartment accommodated 4 adults comfortably. Loved the large open terrace and the separate dining area – great for croissants and coffee. We would highly recommend this apartment. Great experience living in a Paris suburb. Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand, July 2010
    5.0
    2014-11-23T21:02:24+00:00
    What a lovely apartment. This spacious terraced apartment accommodated 4 adults comfortably. Loved the large open terrace and the separate dining area – great for croissants and coffee. We would highly recommend this apartment. Great experience living in a Paris suburb. Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand, July 2010

    Leslie

    The building is in a great location a few blocks from the center of Champs Élysées and close to Metro, bus and Rails. We took a cab for $35 Euros to the apartment. This was the most direct mode. The apartment was as pictured and very spacious for French standards. It had a shower and bath with good hot water....
    5.0
    2015-11-17T17:44:52+00:00
    The building is in a great location a few blocks from the center of Champs Élysées and close to Metro, bus and Rails. We took a cab for $35 Euros to the apartment. This was the most direct mode. The apartment was as pictured and very spacious for French standards. It had a shower and bath with good hot water. It was nice having a family room with a pullout couch and TV with American channels. Since I was traveling with my mother, I slept on the sofa bed so she had a private room . The kitchen had a dishwasher, fridge, microwave and oven. Ideal if you have a family or want to eat in sometimes. Also a hotpot and coffee maker. There was several cafes, pastry shops and restaurants as well as a Starbucks within short walking distance. You can walk or take the metro to all the major sites and districts. Versailles was a 30 min train ride. The apartment and furnishings were fine but the rug and the comforter on the bed could use a cleaning. Returning the key when leaving was a breeze as the door locks itself so we just left the key on the counter and went on our way. The apartment was in a great neighborhood but still had a code to for the entryway than a key to the building door and to the apartment door so we felt very safe. also being only one flight up it was good since we had bad knees. The apartment was in the rear so you didn't hear any street noise and it faced s cute courtyard. Since we went in Mid May the weather was in the low to mid 70's so we didn't miss air conditioning. This huge first time I would...

    Rainer

    L'appartement est très bien situé. Tout ce que vous avez besoin. Très belle réception et un contact simple. Hôtesse parle allemand. Nous aimerions réserver de nouveau. Rainer, AUGUST 2015 from GERMANY
    2015-09-30T21:39:32+00:00
    L'appartement est très bien situé. Tout ce que vous avez besoin. Très belle réception et un contact simple. Hôtesse parle allemand. Nous aimerions réserver de nouveau. Rainer, AUGUST 2015 from GERMANY

    Paddy

    Perfect Flat For Paris First Timers This place was a perfect flat for my friend and I. Short walk to the Cardinal Lemoine metro station, as well as a ton of fun places to eat. It includes everything one would want-- counter to sit and sip on wine and eat cheese, couch to relax, and bathroom with towel heater. Paddy,...
    5.0
    2015-03-03T21:55:55+00:00
    Perfect Flat For Paris First Timers This place was a perfect flat for my friend and I. Short walk to the Cardinal Lemoine metro station, as well as a ton of fun places to eat. It includes everything one would want-- counter to sit and sip on wine and eat cheese, couch to relax, and bathroom with towel heater. Paddy, February 2015

    Jaime Moreno

    The apartment is very cozy and beautiful. Very good location and perfect for up to 3 persons. Totally Parisien experience and great location. Pure Le Marais full of cure restaurants and vibrant Paris life. Nadia and Elaine are super kind and helpful. Highly recomend October 2015 for Fashion Week, LONDON UK
    5.0
    2015-11-09T11:38:59+00:00
    The apartment is very cozy and beautiful. Very good location and perfect for up to 3 persons. Totally Parisien experience and great location. Pure Le Marais full of cure restaurants and vibrant Paris life. Nadia and Elaine are super kind and helpful. Highly recomend October 2015 for Fashion Week, LONDON UK

    Miles

    Excellent service, very clean, very helpful. Loved it! Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, June 2014
    5.0
    2014-11-23T21:11:04+00:00
    Excellent service, very clean, very helpful. Loved it! Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, June 2014

    Bettina

    Die wirklich charmante, perfekt und liebevoll ausgestattete Altbauwohnung hat eine fantastische Lage. Auch unsere Kinder (13 u.9 Jahre) haben sich in dieser bezaubernden Wohnung gleich zuhause gefühlt. Sie wurde offensichtlich mit viel Liebe zum Detail ausgebaut und eingerichtet. Mehr Parisfeeling geht kaum. Man kann von dort aus alle Sehenswürdigenkeiten entlangt der Seine zu Fuß erkunden. Reichlich kleine Geschäfte, Bäckereien, Bistros...
    5.0
    2017-04-27T08:49:52+00:00
    Die wirklich charmante, perfekt und liebevoll ausgestattete Altbauwohnung hat eine fantastische Lage. Auch unsere Kinder (13 u.9 Jahre) haben sich in dieser bezaubernden Wohnung gleich zuhause gefühlt. Sie wurde offensichtlich mit viel Liebe zum Detail ausgebaut und eingerichtet. Mehr Parisfeeling geht kaum. Man kann von dort aus alle Sehenswürdigenkeiten entlangt der Seine zu Fuß erkunden. Reichlich kleine Geschäfte, Bäckereien, Bistros etc. sind direkt vor der Haustüre. Nadia spricht hervorragend deutsch. Kommunikation und Schlüsselübergabe funktionierten reibungslos. Die Schlafcouch ist für Kinder kein Problem, für 2 Erwachsene vielleicht nicht unbedingt zu empfehlen. Wir kommen jedenfalls sehr gerne wieder. Dankeschön an Nadia und Marie Pierre! Munchen, Deutschland, April 2017

    Daniel

    Apartment very nice and consistent with the description. Very quiet room overlooking a courtyard, noisy stay the night as facing the street, but we're in Paris and this is normal ... apartment very clean and healthy. Good welcome and very good follow for arrival and departure. Daniel on July 2015, ATLANTA
    5.0
    2015-09-30T21:50:25+00:00
    Apartment very nice and consistent with the description. Very quiet room overlooking a courtyard, noisy stay the night as facing the street, but we're in Paris and this is normal ... apartment very clean and healthy. Good welcome and very good follow for arrival and departure. Daniel on July 2015, ATLANTA
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