Let’s go on a bike tour through Paris’s best known neighbourhoods – and taste some delicious regional products too! During this Sunday morning ride, you’ll discover one of the famous Parisian markets and enjoy a taste of some typical French products including coffee and croissants, charcuterie (deli meats), and different cheeses.
Join this guided walk of the area around the Gare de Lyon and the Opéra Bastille, where the architecture not only tells the story of Paris but also reflects its modern face. Language: French speaking visit only.
A guided architectural tour highlighting the art nouveau and art deco styles which flourished during the late 19th/early 20th century and the 20s and 30s in Nogent-sur-Marne and Le Perreux-sur-Marne, bordering the Bois de Vincennes in Paris.
Have a chat and a few glasses of organic beer with the young couple who founded the Mappiness microbrewery. Hear their story and learn more about the brewing process on this tour of the premises – and then blind taste some of their craft beers!
Discover the headquarters of one of the most prestigious international organisations during an exclusive tour of the UNESCO house in Paris.
An unusual new guided tour: cycle along the River Marne on a real Dutch bike. The Marne combines a rich cultural heritage with a beautiful natural environment – just on the outskirts of Paris.
Despite its rich history and significant impact, black culture is not well known in France. This unique and original tour shows you a different side to Paris.
Join this guided walking tour of the Cité Internationale, a beautiful student campus on Paris’s southern city limits near Montsouris Park. Our guide, Ania, will explain the history of this exceptional site, from the motivations of its founders to its present-day role.
Enjoy our first concert of the season in the prestigious salons of the Château de Santeny on Tuesday 16 October at 8.30pm. A selection of romantic pieces by Rossini, Massenet, Saint-Saëns and Debussy will be performed by a trio of violin, flute and harp. Free tour of the castle before the concert.
An exclusive programme of classical music concerts held in a prestigious venue: the Château de Grosbois at Boissy-Saint-Léger. Language: French speaking only.
Travel through time and across the continents on this guided walk through Choisy-le-Roi which will take you to Asia, Europe, and Africa. Language: French speaking visit only.
Hear stories from Chili, Argentina, Guinea and ... Fontenay; all different, but all stories about people. During this walk you will meet some of the town’s well-known personalities who will recount, not just the stories of their lives but, through their experience, of the history of our interconnected societies. Language: French speaking visit only.
Ivry-sur-Seine is a multicultural and multifaceted town. On this guided walk you will meet some of the local residents, designers and social entrepreneurs, many of them women, who are revitalizing the social and economic fabric of the town. Language: French speaking visit only.
Let’s dive for two hours into the history of the cinema around the Eiffel Tower, the star among the stars, and the district of Passy.
Visit the Chinatown district in the south of Paris and learn about Paris’s East Asian community: temples, food and customs. Guided tour includes tastings of Asian food and ends in a restaurant.
Guided tour of the spectacular modern headquarters of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Its four towers, standing at 80 metres (262 ft.) above the level of the river, house 14 million books and publications available for researchers and the general public to consult. Discover the reading rooms under the towers, with their high, cathedral-style ceilings.
From Renault's factories to the cultural and artistic scene, wander around Seguin Island and le Trapèze in Boulogne-Billancourt, one of the former industrial disctict in Paris.
Take this insider’s guided tour of Paris-Orly international airport and get a runway-side view of ground operations at an international airport. Language: French speaking visit only.
Guided by a lecturer, discover the exhibition Romani Worlds Photographs, an historical exposé on the people formerly called "gypsies".
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!
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.
Located on one of the most attractive loops of the River Marne in eastern Paris, Le Perreux-sur-Marne features a delightful three-kilometre (two-mile) riverside walkway, which has recently been renovated. Visitors can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and country scenery and admire some of the remarkable architecture.
In the early 20th century, the banks of the River Marne became a favourite spot with Parisians for Sunday outings and summer breaks. Follow your guide and explore the architecture of this former summer resort, ranging from houses and villas surrounded by gardens, to the marina and the ‘original’ Pont des Arts footbridge.
In the early 18th century, over 500 carpenters and cabinet-makers thrived in this area. Meet one of the last remaining artisan woodworkers and visit his workshop.
This tropical garden tour takes you on a journey through totally different worlds, from the temples and lush vegetation of Indochina through the Tunisian and Moroccan pavilions of North Africa to Congo, Madagascar and many more.
Pentti Sammallahti is a “master observer”, just as he is a “master printer”, one of those people who takes us by the hand and whispers “see!” in our ear. Come and discover the work of this famous photograph.
Discover the largest wholesale food market in the world. This exceptional guided tour inside "the Belly of Paris" includes bus transport from Paris to Rungis and a terroir breakfast.
Let's go for a Segway ride around the Bois de Vincennes and its castle !
Explore Paris’s latest concert venue, one of Europe’s most modern music and performing arts centres. A fascinating behind-the-scenes guided tour of this colossal structure, inaugurated in 2017.
Stand-up paddle is the latest trend in water sports, and you don’t need to go to the seaside to try it! Just 15 minutes from the centre of Paris, there is an idyllic little stretch of the river where you can glide across the water, paddle around beautiful islands and explore a picturesque canal.
Discover a hidden side to Paris’s Marais district on this guided street art tour! Let the walls of the Marais do the talking... Language: French speaking visit only.
Take a street art tour in the south of Paris and discover murals and graffiti painted by renowned international artists including Obey, Inti, C215, and Seth.
Explore the area around the Gare Montparnasse with your guide Bruno Granozio and discover some of its architectural gems. Language: French speaking visit only.
Visit the Grosbois training centre for race horses, the trotters’ last stop before Vincennes hippodrome races. This is an opportunity to explore an exceptional privately-owned site dedicated to harness racing and steeped in cultural heritage. Language: French speaking visit only.
One of the oldest museums in France is also one of the earliest cabinets of curiosities in Paris. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience, take a guided tour of this venerable institution and its astonishing collections. The eerie mix of art, history and anatomy may make you feel like you’re in a Tim Burton movie.
Step inside Château de Grosbois and take a guided tour through four centuries of French history, from the time of Henri IV to the present day. Language: French speaking visit only.