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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    Astrid

    We stayed for 4 nights in this nice apartment, for a really good price and in the centre of Paris! We really enjoyed staying in this apartment and we were very happy that we had the opportunity to meet the owner who is very friendly, helpful and kind. The apartment is clean and very comfortable and it looks just like...
    5.0
    2014-11-22T19:48:14+00:00
    We stayed for 4 nights in this nice apartment, for a really good price and in the centre of Paris! We really enjoyed staying in this apartment and we were very happy that we had the opportunity to meet the owner who is very friendly, helpful and kind. The apartment is clean and very comfortable and it looks just like on the pictures except for the new sofa bed. Our daughter enjoyed sleeping on that new sofa in the leaving room. And the bed in the sleeping room was very comfortable too. The bathroom is small and simple but nice and clean and the toilette is separated from the bathroom. Even though it is a small apartment it could accommodate 4 people without a problem. The kitchen is small but it has everything you need. It is situated in a nice peaceful street, 5 minutes away from Metro and bus station and 5 minutes away form the beautiful Rue Mouffetard and Place della Contrescarpe with many restaurants and coffee shops. The nearest bakery and supermarket are also very near (in rue Lacepade and Monge, just around the corner)". Astrid L. (Croatie) - May 2013

    Valentina

    The apartment is perfectly located in the heart of Paris. Marie-Pierre was a great host, and we can only say the best things about our stay. August 2013 Valentina, NY, US
    5.0
    2014-11-23T20:52:19+00:00
    The apartment is perfectly located in the heart of Paris. Marie-Pierre was a great host, and we can only say the best things about our stay. August 2013 Valentina, NY, US

    Corinna

    Die Penthouse-Wohnung im 12. Arrondissement war für uns perfekt gelegen - die Metro ist 5 Minuten entfernt, ein Bäcker ist sehr nah, ebenso ein Monoprix. Diverse Restaurants sind in Laufweite. Die Nachbarschaft haben wir als sehr angenehm empfunden. Wir fühlten uns sehr sicher und wohl. Wir waren mit unseren 9-jährigen Kindern hier und haben auch die fantastische Dachterrasse bei wunderbarem...
    2017-04-19T09:14:45+00:00
    Die Penthouse-Wohnung im 12. Arrondissement war für uns perfekt gelegen - die Metro ist 5 Minuten entfernt, ein Bäcker ist sehr nah, ebenso ein Monoprix. Diverse Restaurants sind in Laufweite. Die Nachbarschaft haben wir als sehr angenehm empfunden. Wir fühlten uns sehr sicher und wohl. Wir waren mit unseren 9-jährigen Kindern hier und haben auch die fantastische Dachterrasse bei wunderbarem Wetter sehr genossen. Die Wohnung ist sehr gemütlich mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Nachts war es ruhig. Die Betten sind französische Betten - das war für uns etwas ungewohnt, aber letztlich hat es super geklappt. Wir wurden sehr sehr freundlich begrüßt und uns erwarteten Getränke, Milch und eine Flasche Wein im Kühlschrank. Alles in allem ein super Aufenthalt. Vielen Dank ! Hanover-April 2017

    Joe

    I had a great stay at this place and the location is perfect. Lots of neat stores and shops nearby and great outdoor market close too. Would definitely recommend, thanks again SEA ISLE CITY, NEW JERSEY, US September 2016  
    5.0
    2016-12-21T21:07:22+00:00
    I had a great stay at this place and the location is perfect. Lots of neat stores and shops nearby and great outdoor market close too. Would definitely recommend, thanks again SEA ISLE CITY, NEW JERSEY, US September 2016  

    Sapna

    Apartment on 5th floor with a lift in the great locality of Marais in paris. A bit old but comfortable. Great heating and great water heating as well. Kitchen a bit small for those who may want to cook but this didn't bother us as we ate out. No washer so if you're staying longer keep this in mind. Laundromats...
    4.0
    2017-01-24T18:40:15+00:00
    Apartment on 5th floor with a lift in the great locality of Marais in paris. A bit old but comfortable. Great heating and great water heating as well. Kitchen a bit small for those who may want to cook but this didn't bother us as we ate out. No washer so if you're staying longer keep this in mind. Laundromats available in the area though. No television either. Floor boards creak and in parts paint etc chipped off nothing major. Beds were comfortable and in all we had a great stay. Location unbeatable and metro close by. Bahrein, January 2017 for Fashion Week

    Linne

    Hi Nadia, yes we enjoyed our stay in Paris and everything in the flat worked OK. It has a really good location and it very central to everything. Thanks again. Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia, June 2013
    5.0
    2014-11-22T19:54:05+00:00
    Hi Nadia, yes we enjoyed our stay in Paris and everything in the flat worked OK. It has a really good location and it very central to everything. Thanks again. Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia, June 2013

    Nina

     Lovely flat, a great place to stay as a small family for a long weekend, could have easily stayed longer. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived and given all the information we needed. A lovely location, right next to lots of great food stores. Highly recommended!  January 2016, LONDON UK
    5.0
    2016-02-06T20:08:26+00:00
     Lovely flat, a great place to stay as a small family for a long weekend, could have easily stayed longer. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived and given all the information we needed. A lovely location, right next to lots of great food stores. Highly recommended!  January 2016, LONDON UK

    Ephraim

    Sweet apartment at Marais, heart of Paris. Unadulterated old European charm, last floor up a curvy staircase, authentic Parisian style. If you want to get the ultimate Parisian experience from within, not flashy but very much real - this is the place to go. Nadia was extremely helpful at all the stages of the trip, even before we set foot...
    5.0
    2014-11-22T19:42:17+00:00
    Sweet apartment at Marais, heart of Paris. Unadulterated old European charm, last floor up a curvy staircase, authentic Parisian style. If you want to get the ultimate Parisian experience from within, not flashy but very much real - this is the place to go. Nadia was extremely helpful at all the stages of the trip, even before we set foot on French soil. She was responding to our emails and inquiries usually within one hour or less, very accessible! Eliane, the apartment owner who stayed next door, was also very available, helpful and open to share. Both know perfect English (not a given in France), which makes communication a breeze. Fridge is small and ancient but works well, and all the appliances are in perfect working order. WiFi is there and it's working. If you love philosophy and history and Latin, and you read French, Eliane has plenty of those books on her shelves. Bottom line:  Like that croissant out of a stove just few minutes ago in a coffee shop at the corner down the street, go for this delicious, tender, warm, unassuming and madly romantic taste of real France! Looking forward to visiting Nadia's place again! Jerusalem, Israel , August 2011

    Giselle

    "Wonderful stay. Lovely building and great location, conveniently located near 2 metro stations and bakeries and late night eateries. Loved the apartment and all the added amenities. Would stay again!" Giselle C. (Etats-Unis) - June 2013
    5.0
    2014-11-22T19:46:12+00:00
    "Wonderful stay. Lovely building and great location, conveniently located near 2 metro stations and bakeries and late night eateries. Loved the apartment and all the added amenities. Would stay again!" Giselle C. (Etats-Unis) - June 2013

    Conor

    Myself and three friends travelled from Ireland to watch our team play in Euro 2016 against Sweden. We had a fantastic time in Paris and had wonderful experience in Nadia;s apartment. The location is about five minutes walking to the metro which is ideal ,and there a few nice Chinese restaurants and pizza places nearby, as well as a supermarket...
    5.0
    2016-06-30T21:20:24+00:00
    Myself and three friends travelled from Ireland to watch our team play in Euro 2016 against Sweden. We had a fantastic time in Paris and had wonderful experience in Nadia;s apartment. The location is about five minutes walking to the metro which is ideal ,and there a few nice Chinese restaurants and pizza places nearby, as well as a supermarket across the road. We didn't actually meet Nadia, but she was very helpful and easy to contact via email or text. She sent Giuli to assist us on our arrival who was prompt and helpful. I would happily consider staying at this apartment again should I wish to stay in Paris, as it is ideal for 2-4 people and has all necessary accessories. SHERCOCK IRELAND-JUNE 2016
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