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Paris: Macaron Class at Galeries Lafayette

1. Paris: Macaron Class at Galeries Lafayette

Learn how to bake macarons, the classic French pastry. Discover French pastry culture during your stay in Paris! In the heart of the Opera district, in a quiet corner of Galeries Lafayette, learn the tricks from a French pastry chef for pulling off perfect macarons. This 1.5-hour class breaks down the process into two stages. Put on your apron to discover the steps of creating the shells and the ganache, the filling and the assembly. The chef uses local organic produce in the recipe to create these delicacies. Choose from timeless tastes to please everyone, including chocolate, pistachio and a selection of other flavors. This class is perfect for families, friends and couples. All equipment is provided and the class is shared with a group of 4 to 18 people. During the class you will make at least 4 macarons to eat on the spot or take away. The chef will give you the recipe so you can recreate them at home. Uncover the mysteries of the macaron and become an expert in this precious dessert. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and macarons made with love.

Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

2. Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

Choose one of five Paris districts to visit on a guided walking tour, each one steeped in history and filled with fascinating places to explore. Join your guide as they take you to the heart of your chosen Quartier and tell you all about its history, art, architecture, cuisine, fashion, and more. Le Marais: History and Fashion Discover the hidden treasures of Le Marais and find out why this district is a favorite amongst hip Parisians. Come see where history and architecture rub shoulders with hip boutiques, cool cafes, and gourmet eateries. Montmartre: The Artists' Quarter Visit the charming Parisian district of Montmartre with a local guide. Discover the Montmartre of Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. See where artists lived, drank, danced, and painted, exchanging their paintings for food and art supplies. Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Intellectuals and Jazz on the Left Bank Join your guide as you dive into the fascinating past of this iconic Left Bank neighborhood. Hear captivating stories about Saint-Germain-des-Prés, once home to literary geniuses, rebellious students, and revolutionaries. The Latin Quarter: Literary Legends in Bohemian Paris Discover the vibrant and eclectic Latin Quarter on a guided walking tour. Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with quirky bookshops and lively cafes, see the Sorbonne, and admire the mighty Pantheon. The Covered Passages: Hidden Treasures and Chic Shopping Explore a lesser-known side of Paris and see hidden treasures often missed by other visitors. Discover the delightful covered passages filled with tiny boutiques and cafes, and learn about the best places to shop and grab a bite to eat in the city.

Paris: Palais-Royal and Covered Passages Audio-Guided Tour

3. Paris: Palais-Royal and Covered Passages Audio-Guided Tour

Stroll through centuries with an audio-guided tour of the Palais-Royal gardens and the city’s historic covered passages. Start and pause the tour whenever you like, to explore at your own pace. Begin at the gardens of Palais-Royal, to discover the story of this fashionable meeting place. Continue to the covered passages of Galerie Vivienne, Passage des Panoramas, and Passages Jouffroy. Learn how these places battled to attract customers and pass iconic locations, including the oldest chocolate factory in Paris, a wax museum, and the former Paris Stock Exchange.

Paris Flea Market Insider's Tour

4. Paris Flea Market Insider's Tour

From pirates' pearls to haute couture dresses, the world's largest flea market awaits you on this private tour with an insider guide. With more than 2,500 stalls, the Paris Flea Market of Saint-Ouen is laden with hidden treasure – but knowing how to navigate it can be a little daunting for a novice. For a period of 90 minutes, and up to 2 hours, your personal guide will show you how to recognize the best artifacts and find unique, good-quality treasure at the best price. Your guide will show you how it all works and where to hunt for the items that beg you to be bought. You will learn to identify quality versus garbage and how to negotiate, Parisian-style! You will also get a little lesson in flea market culture and be able to chats with local shop owners. Find everything from antique weapons to Paris memorabilia on this introductory tour that gives you a much better sense of the city-within-a-city, preparing you to raid the market for that perfect piece!

Small Group Visit to the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

5. Small Group Visit to the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

Come and discover the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris during a 75-minute guided tour before public opening hours. Located in the historic former haute couture house, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris opened in October 2017 and presents the work of one of the most famous couturiers of the twentieth century in over 450 square meters (4,843 square feet) of exhibition space. The museum visit also includes the couturier’s studio, which has been preserved within the elegant hôtel particulier (grand townhouse) in the 16th arrondissement. From June 17th to December 5th 2020: « Yves Saint Laurent, Behind the scenes of haute couture in Lyon » exhibition.

Paris: French Fashion History Walking Tour

6. Paris: French Fashion History Walking Tour

Stroll the streets of the luxury district of rue Saint-Honoré, famous for its designer shops. Find out about the first ateliers to open up here. Learn the history of Louis Vuitton and travel, the revolution of Coco Chanel, and the liberation of women by famous fashion designers. During the walk, enjoy the Place Vendôme, where the likes of Chanel and Hemingway spent a lot of time. Visit La Madeleine with its amazing church, Greek design, and surrounding small streets that are one of the top places in Paris for shopping. Walk down the fashion streets and see the first Hermès shop. Find out the amazing history of the development of this brand from saddler to an iconic bag creator. Take a deep dive into Coco Chanel and how her lovers changed her life and saved her. Learn about the superstitious Christian Dior who followed his destiny and created his brand after a few failures. Finally, find out about the iconic Yves Saint Laurent, the founding figure for modernity in fashion. Discover the changes the fashion industry went through during the 19th and 20th centuries. Enter a few shops to get a better understanding of the luxury brands and their legacy.

Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour

7. Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour

Explore Paris’s covered passages: half-hidden covered streets filled with shopping and culinary treasures. Take a dazzling guided tour through 5 of Paris’ magical arcades, some of them dating back to the 1700s, and learn their secrets, history, and the best places to shop and dine. Begin at the Galerie Vivienne, a neoclassical-style covered passage dating to 1823, now a national monument filled with luxury boutiques. After the Galerie Vivienne, explore the Passage Choiseul, where over 600 feet of sunlit shops gather under the stunning glass roof. Be sure to look at the beautiful, ornately tiled floor. Continue the tour at the Passage des Panoramas, Paris' first covered walkway, built more than 200 years ago. Admire its old-fashioned charm and ancient architecture. Your guide will point out the best artisanal shops and eateries as you stroll along the scenic passage. Next, the Passage Jouffroy presents a narrow frame for shoppers to navigate, accented everywhere with glass and iron. It even houses a small wax museum that your guide will show you. At each of these stops your guide will direct your attention to details you might otherwise miss, fascinating pieces of history, and the story behind how these many covered passages in Paris found their way to the capital of fashion. The tour ends at the Passage Verdeau, where antique dealers and vintage curiosities crowd the walkway.

Paris 2-Hour Perfume Walking Tour

8. Paris 2-Hour Perfume Walking Tour

On this 2-hour guided walk you’ll be led through Paris by your nose as your knowledgeable guide takes you back through the history of French perfumes. Hear about a time when perfumes were restricted to religious ceremonies, and when the use of perfume was considered to be a privilege. Your guide will explain how perfume is part of French history and traditions, as you visit perfume houses and discover how fragrances are made. Learn how to describe the ingredients of eau de cologne, and the characteristics of different families of perfumes. Hear the fascinating stories of world-famous perfume houses such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlain, and Givenchy, and learn some of the secrets behind their unforgettable perfumes.

Paris: Best Ever Food Tour

9. Paris: Best Ever Food Tour

Go on a culinary adventure into the heart of Paris to discover designer incredible baguette, yogurt, artisan cheeses, tasty charcuterie, croissants and much more.

Discount Couture: The Ultimate Paris Shopping Tour

10. Discount Couture: The Ultimate Paris Shopping Tour

Would you love to be able to afford the haute couture dresses of Penelope Cruz, Monica Belluci or Kate Moss? Then join this unique Paris shopping tour and discover the fashion insider's world in the most stylish city on the planet. Shop in select resale shops that sell couture cloths at heavily discounted prices and visit the most prestigious resale shops in Paris, owned by fashion editors and photographers. Browse through designer clothing and accessories sold straight off the catwalk, and find collection prototypes at a third of the marked-up price. Throughout the tour, find yourself at amazing sample sales, where the most fashionable brands sell last year's collections at a discount of up to 70%, and visit places only the savviest Parisians know about, such as the workshops of a new generation of talented fashion designers. Your fashion tour begins and ends at a centrally located Paris cafe.

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What people are saying about Paris

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 195 reviews

Very pleasant tour. The guide was waiting for us because we came quite close; had a very friendly manner; left time for questions and viewing breaks and really knew his stuff. The English had a slight accent - but that didn't really make it difficult to listen. We can only recommend the tour

The guide did a great job. She was very knowledgeable, considerate and lovely. It was a group of 10, very diversified and she did a great job.

Matthew was an excellent guide with deep knowledge of the Montmarte neighborhood and French history.

A great guide. Very knowledgeable and very friendly. It was a pleasure.

Our guide ?Joanna? was excellent. Knowledgeable and very helpful.