Like every sumptuous and famous places, the Palais Garnier of Paris has its mysteries, myths and incredible stories.
In the company of Donatien Schramm, an unconditional fan of China and its customs and practices, let yourself guided around the Chinese district of Paris to meet and discover this community. Language: Visit in french only.
You’ll learn more about craft beer during the tour of this brewery located in Saint-Denis.
An unusual and romantic cruise from Port de plaisance Paris-Arsenal at the Bastille to bassin de la Villette, passing by Parc de la Villette (or in the other way).
Join Juliette Dubois on her movie-themed Ciné-Balade tour of the Latin Quarter and discover the locations that inspired Woody Allen for his film ‘Midnight in Paris’. Travel back to the Paris of the Roaring Twenties!
Boarding takes place at the foot of the Musée d’Orsay Museum right beside the Seine. It will glide you slowly in front of the Tuileries gardens, the Louvre… There you’ll see the passerelle des Arts, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame and the beautiful private hotels of île Saint-Louis. But it’s when you’ll pass the first lock that gives access to St Martin canal that the adventure will really begin.
An exclusive programme of classical music concerts held in a prestigious venue: the Château de Grosbois at Boissy-Saint-Léger. Language: French speaking only.
Let’s go for a Segway® ride around the three main lakes and the castle in the Bois de Vincennes! An outdoor tour in Paris’s largest green space (10 square kilometres of woodland), to enjoy ‘The Green Way’!
During this tour in the streets of Jourdain, Belleville and Ménilmontant, Juliette Dubois will reveal the stories of cinema that have marked this neighborhood, one of the cradles of cinema in Paris.
Placoplâtre is number 1 of gypsum fabrication in the world. Close to the gypsum quarries, the factory that you will visit manufactures 40% of the national output production of plaster: that is to say 1 million ton per year, or, 62 million square meters of gypsum per year. Language: French speaking visit only
Discover the Aligre market, one of the most famous Parisian food markets during a 2h30 walking tour with a food expert guide!
Designed in the 60’s, the Boeing-747 and the Concorde have become symbols of commercial aviation. This guided tour takes place in the Paris - Le Bourget Air and Space Museum.
The aerodynamics laboratory built by Gustave Eiffel at the foot of his tower in 1909 was moved to Auteuil in 1912. Language: French speaking visit only.
Vitry-sur-Seine boasts the highest number works of street art in the whole of Paris. Your guide Kasia, an artist herself, will take you on a guided tour of some of the impressive murals and graffiti created here by artists from all over the world, including C215, David Walker, Stew, and Jimmy C.
Fort de Sucy, built between 1879 and 1881, is part of the ‘second ring’ of fortifications around Paris, a defence system designed by military engineer General Séré de Rivières following the siege of the capital in 1870. Free guided tours on the first Sunday of the month.
Travel in the heart of the « sunrise empire » and learn all the secrets of this animated district of Sainte Anne, not far from the Garnier Opera.
Visit and discover Paris with Explore Paris: book your tickets for unusual and inexpensive guided walking tours with local guides to explore the alternative attractions and secret spots of the capital city. Enjoy a cruise on the canals and rivers, an exotic food tour, a bike ride or simply gaze at the beauty of Paris’ heritage. Our tours are perfect to explore the cosmopolitan culture of Paris by yourself, with friends or your family. The City of Lights is waiting for you! Best of all, some of these visits are free.
Here are some visit ideas to book on exploreparis.com : See the districts around the Parisian stations (Gare Montparnasse, Gare de Lyon, Gare de l’Est, Gare du Nord or Gare Saint-Lazare) with Bruno Granozio. Otherwise, you can discover the shooting places of famous films in Paris with Juliette Dubois. You can also admire graffs during guided visits on the steps of a Parisian street-artist with the Fresh Street Art Tour association. These few visits are only a couple of examples to realize all the activities and visits to do all year in and around Paris !
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Discover Paris and its different districts during your touristic stay thanks to our numerous visits: Bastille, the Garnier Opera, Stade de France… Tourists can also explore the Greater Paris during guided visits: the Rungis Market, Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, Paris Orly and Paris CDG airport…