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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    Panhelleux

    Very pleasant stay in this apartment with a special mention for decoration "vintage". We were very comfortably with our 3 children (2 bathroom). We think we have found our base for our future getaways to Paris! especially as he very well located, quiet and in a very nice neighborhood (near the rue de Bretagne with its famous market traders and...
    5.0
    2015-09-30T21:46:50+00:00
    Very pleasant stay in this apartment with a special mention for decoration "vintage". We were very comfortably with our 3 children (2 bathroom). We think we have found our base for our future getaways to Paris! especially as he very well located, quiet and in a very nice neighborhood (near the rue de Bretagne with its famous market traders and red children ...)   Panhelleux, Bruges, Mai 2015

    Cindy

    Nadia was the perfect host - welcomed us warmly upon arrival, offered drinks and wine and even showed us to a market nearby for dinner. The penthouse was everything one could ask for - Parisian, cosy, clean and fully equipped with everything one needs. We loved the terrace and spent time each morning there. Will not hesitate to recommend this...
    5.0
    2016-04-09T18:38:16+00:00
    Nadia was the perfect host - welcomed us warmly upon arrival, offered drinks and wine and even showed us to a market nearby for dinner. The penthouse was everything one could ask for - Parisian, cosy, clean and fully equipped with everything one needs. We loved the terrace and spent time each morning there. Will not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. April 2016, Hong Kong

    Farrah

    don't think words can express how amazing our stay at this apartment was. I had been living in Paris for a few months and was going to be visited by my family so I wanted to get a larger apartment that would be more 'home-like' for their stay. I knew the area this apartment was located in - its a...
    5.0
    2014-11-23T21:03:35+00:00
    don't think words can express how amazing our stay at this apartment was. I had been living in Paris for a few months and was going to be visited by my family so I wanted to get a larger apartment that would be more 'home-like' for their stay. I knew the area this apartment was located in - its a quiet, residential area that is a 5 minute walk from both a grocery store and a metro stop, with bakeries located everywhere! In fact, one is located right down the street at the corner - you have no excuse not to have baguettes! Communication was wonderful and we were met at the apartment and shown the space. The apartment itself is absolutely gorgeous - from the layout to the decoration, it instantly makes you feel at home and comfortable. In fact the apartment may be a little too nice as I found it hard to convince my family to leave it. They were content to cook in the kitchen and have meals on the terrace or the sunroom. Our whole family would gather around the terrace every morning and every evening. It is an absolutely amazing space and unlike any other I've seen in Paris. We had many Parisian friends and relatives over and not one of them left without commenting at the beauty of the apartment and the uniqueness of the terrace. The apartment is located about 15 minute metro ride from what I consider to be the center of Paris (where it is the most lively). I considered getting an apartment closer to that area, but I am glad we decided on somewhere more quiet. It is nice to be able to get away from the crowds and noise and return home to a quiet and safe area....

    Louise

    Lejligheden er simpelthen så rar at være i og ligger helt perfekt. Næsten kun et stenkast fra Seinen, hvorfra man blot skal spadsere til den næste bro, så er man ved Notre Dame. Mange gode spisesteder samt bager og indkøbsmuligheder helt tæt på. Vi blev informeret om det hele ved ankomsten, som var lige så venlig som stemningen i lejligheden....
    5.0
    2015-06-13T16:48:55+00:00
    Lejligheden er simpelthen så rar at være i og ligger helt perfekt. Næsten kun et stenkast fra Seinen, hvorfra man blot skal spadsere til den næste bro, så er man ved Notre Dame. Mange gode spisesteder samt bager og indkøbsmuligheder helt tæt på. Vi blev informeret om det hele ved ankomsten, som var lige så venlig som stemningen i lejligheden. – Og så er der den gode italienske kaffemaskine:-) DANEMARK, JUNE 2015-LOUISE KLINGE

    Jesse

    This place was not bad. If you're just looking for a place to stay and are not too concerned about it being fancy then it works great. Apartment is a 5 min walk to the nearest metro station and worked great for our short stay in Paris. There is also a market right across the street which is really convenient. July 2016
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    2016-07-10T21:05:28+00:00
    This place was not bad. If you're just looking for a place to stay and are not too concerned about it being fancy then it works great. Apartment is a 5 min walk to the nearest metro station and worked great for our short stay in Paris. There is also a market right across the street which is really convenient. July 2016

    Ralf

    Nadia and Tony were easy to communicate with, in e mail and on the phone, and they English very well. They accommodated some special requests we had based on our specific travel agenda. We were personally welcomed to the apartment, and shown all the particulars. The apartment had everything you might need, and was as nice, spacious, bright, and airy...
    5.0
    2015-06-21T14:44:55+00:00
    Nadia and Tony were easy to communicate with, in e mail and on the phone, and they English very well. They accommodated some special requests we had based on our specific travel agenda. We were personally welcomed to the apartment, and shown all the particulars. The apartment had everything you might need, and was as nice, spacious, bright, and airy as we imagined. It is perfectly located for exploring Paris on foot, or by subway. The local community is also lively and has all the shops, grocery, and restaurants when you just want to stay local. We found the bed to be very comfortable and the bathroom and shower relatively spacious with good water pressure and temp. All in all we had a great time and highly recommend this accommodation. For us it was our first visit to Paris and our fifth wedding anniversary and we just loved it. Thanks Nadia and Tony for a great visit!!! Ralf and Arisleyda STAMFORD/CONNECTICUT/US-JUNE 2015

    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
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    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

    Hen

    The surrounding of the apartment is very quite. And the location is quite amazing cuz it takes little time to walk to the Champs Elysees and the entrances of metro line 1. We enjoyed the time living there. BTW, the actual looking of the apartment is much better than in the photos. January 2014 Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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    2014-11-22T19:51:32+00:00
    The surrounding of the apartment is very quite. And the location is quite amazing cuz it takes little time to walk to the Champs Elysees and the entrances of metro line 1. We enjoyed the time living there. BTW, the actual looking of the apartment is much better than in the photos. January 2014 Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

    Peter

    Nadia was a very approachable host that answered all of questions before and during our stay . Nothing was too difficult a request . She spoke English well which was a bonus for us not knowing much French . The house was cosy yet spacious and the outside terrace made our stay more comfortable so we could enjoy the warm...
    5.0
    2014-11-23T20:59:49+00:00
    Nadia was a very approachable host that answered all of questions before and during our stay . Nothing was too difficult a request . She spoke English well which was a bonus for us not knowing much French . The house was cosy yet spacious and the outside terrace made our stay more comfortable so we could enjoy the warm temperatures during September . Brisbane, Queensland, Australia SEPTEMBER 2014

    Anastasia

    This apartment is located in a nice area of Paris, there are a few bars and a supermarket near it. Walk through Notre-Dame will take 15 minutes. The apartment is quite small and will be comfortable for up to two people. It has good heating system that is important for traveling in winter. But it has no windows except on...
    4.0
    2014-11-23T20:47:09+00:00
    This apartment is located in a nice area of Paris, there are a few bars and a supermarket near it. Walk through Notre-Dame will take 15 minutes. The apartment is quite small and will be comfortable for up to two people. It has good heating system that is important for traveling in winter. But it has no windows except on the ceiling and I could not open them for fresh air. Gonzalo was away during our stay, so we were met by his friend Massimo, a very pleasant person. In general, I am satisfied with my stay in this apartment January 2014 Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation
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