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

Published on Monday April 18th, 2016 by admin

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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    Anders

    We stayed 3 nights in this Lovely apartment situated in a very good area. It's not huge but perfect for us and had all amenities needed. We will for sure stay here again when coming back to Paris. Stockholm, Anders Graham, March 2015
    5.0
    2015-06-13T16:58:41+00:00
    We stayed 3 nights in this Lovely apartment situated in a very good area. It's not huge but perfect for us and had all amenities needed. We will for sure stay here again when coming back to Paris. Stockholm, Anders Graham, March 2015

    Vanessa & Paul

    This is a fantastic little apartment, everything you could need is here. It is small, but as a family of 3 it was perfect. Great for a couple.The location is amazing and close to public transport, bus & train. The market and shops are very close, and with the Eiffel Tower close by you can never get lost!.We loved this...
    5.0
    2014-11-23T21:11:36+00:00
    This is a fantastic little apartment, everything you could need is here. It is small, but as a family of 3 it was perfect. Great for a couple.The location is amazing and close to public transport, bus & train. The market and shops are very close, and with the Eiffel Tower close by you can never get lost!.We loved this place and hope many others will as well. Vanessa, Paul & Bowen June 2012, Glanville, South Australia, Australia

    dominick

    My girlfriend and I both instantly fell in love with the apartment, it is even nicer in person compared to the pictures. We also started to appreciate the location after visiting other areas as it is really central and lively. The host was really accessible and made sure we had everything we needed. Overall great experience! New York, September 2017
    5.0
    2017-09-27T09:03:01+00:00
    My girlfriend and I both instantly fell in love with the apartment, it is even nicer in person compared to the pictures. We also started to appreciate the location after visiting other areas as it is really central and lively. The host was really accessible and made sure we had everything we needed. Overall great experience! New York, September 2017

    Joel

    Es un lugar perfecto cerca de todo; muy recomendable, limpio y es mejor que en las fotos Cabos San Luca, Mexcco, October 2017
    5.0
    2017-10-09T20:52:56+00:00
    Es un lugar perfecto cerca de todo; muy recomendable, limpio y es mejor que en las fotos Cabos San Luca, Mexcco, October 2017

    Salim

    Excellent apartment, large, spacious, clean and great location! I recommend! November 2014, LONDON, UK
    5.0
    2015-11-17T17:20:45+00:00
    Excellent apartment, large, spacious, clean and great location! I recommend! November 2014, LONDON, UK

    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

    Robert

    We had a wonderful time in this sunny penthouse apartment. Nadia was helpful and responsive to all my questions, both before our trip and once we were in Paris. The apartment is very nicely equipped and charmingly decorated, with plenty of personal touches that would not be possible in a hotel. The light filled greenhouse-like dining room made the perfect...
    5.0
    2014-11-23T21:04:50+00:00
    We had a wonderful time in this sunny penthouse apartment. Nadia was helpful and responsive to all my questions, both before our trip and once we were in Paris. The apartment is very nicely equipped and charmingly decorated, with plenty of personal touches that would not be possible in a hotel. The light filled greenhouse-like dining room made the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, and plan our day, while watching the clouds come and go overhead. The kitchen is small but filled with anything you might need to make a meal and it comes equipped with a nifty European clothes washer/dryer - that, once you align the dial properly, both washes and drys your clothes in a single appliance. The bedrooms were comfortable and quiet. While the bath was very nice, all lined in marble, with a separate loo for the toilet and an additional tiny sink, this came in quite handy since there were five adults in our group. The one drawback was the sofa bed, which is not comfortable as a bed or as a sofa - it's too soft seat cushions unfold to make a very soft bed mattress directly on the (hard) floor. There is a sort plank across the front the sofa at the floor level that made it quite uncomfortable to sleep with your head towards the back of the sofa, sleeping with your head at the foot of this "bed" was better, but not great. Otherwise the salon was a really pleasant room, filled with books and magazines, as well as a TV - where we gathered each evening to discuss our options for the next day. We did have one glitch in that the toilet started to leak after a few days, but this problem was handled in the nicest way -...

    Jolanda

    Het appartement ligt heel centraal. Op loopafstand naar de eilanden, notre dame en de wijk Marais aan de ene kant en saint germain aan de andere. Het appartement ligt op de bovenste verdieping. Je moet goed ter been zijn want het zijn heel wat traptreden naar boven. Eenmaal in het appartement is het super gezellig met een aparte slaapkamer en...
    5.0
    2017-01-30T15:08:41+00:00
    Het appartement ligt heel centraal. Op loopafstand naar de eilanden, notre dame en de wijk Marais aan de ene kant en saint germain aan de andere. Het appartement ligt op de bovenste verdieping. Je moet goed ter been zijn want het zijn heel wat traptreden naar boven. Eenmaal in het appartement is het super gezellig met een aparte slaapkamer en een gezellige bar/keuken. Eventueel is de slaapbank geschikt voor 1 persoon of 2 kinderen. Op loopafstand zijn er verschillende leuke barretjes en restaurantjes te vinden. De Metro is om de hoek. January 2071 DENMARK

    Very good location. Helpful and kind host!! However, house condition(bathroom's broken shower handle & noise from electronic machine) is not satisfied. Corea, May 2017
    4.0
    2017-05-09T12:10:39+00:00
    Very good location. Helpful and kind host!! However, house condition(bathroom's broken shower handle & noise from electronic machine) is not satisfied. Corea, May 2017

    Jennifer Bell

    This was my second visit to this flat and it did not disappoint. Quiet, spacious with all the necessary amenities, we felt completely at home. The key drop off and pick up was seamless and made the experience that much more enjoyable. The terrace is amazing - we spent a lot of mornings and evenings just taking in the sights...
    5.0
    2015-09-13T21:36:41+00:00
    This was my second visit to this flat and it did not disappoint. Quiet, spacious with all the necessary amenities, we felt completely at home. The key drop off and pick up was seamless and made the experience that much more enjoyable. The terrace is amazing - we spent a lot of mornings and evenings just taking in the sights and sounds of the city. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property and Nadia was a dream to work with. June 2015-Toronto, CANADA
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