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Paris: Guided Bike Tour Like a Local

1. Paris: Guided Bike Tour Like a Local

Experience Paris like a local on an amazing bike tour to some of the city's main monuments, and hidden secrets. Pedal the streets of the city center and learn its history as you ride. Venture down charming back streets and stop at a popular street for a snack and a coffee. Marvel as the famous monuments of the City of Lights are brought to life before your eyes. See landmarks such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral and its Gothic gargoyles, the Pantheon, an ancient Roman amphitheater, and more. Get off the beaten path and see local sights you might otherwise miss. Cycle at a leisurely pace on a tour suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, and get inside tips from your guide.

Paradis Latin: Cabaret Show and Dinner

2. Paradis Latin: Cabaret Show and Dinner

Upon arrival to this famous Cabaret of Paris, you will be welcomed by actors, dancers, and artists plunging you into a surreal and surprising atmosphere. After you take your seat, enjoy a delicious meal before the artists lead you in a magical and truly Parisian experience. An exceptional voice singer will evolve in the mythical Paradis Latin hall and provide a one-of-a-kind night of cabaret. The new Paradis Latin Show, “L’Oiseau Paradis” is everything for the senses, a tantalizing night of sensuality, poetry, emotion, humor and new technologies. Chose between 2 dinner-show menus and a special Valentine's Day menu: Prestige Menu Starters: • Semi-cooked foie gras with Guérande salt, smoked tea jelly and bitter orange Or • Avocado and ceviche of sea bream-passion in bamboo dress Or • Salmon ‘Paradis Latin’ dressed with tarama and caviar Main courses: • Brandade of cod and sweet potato Or • Can of Challans "poached-roasted", figs and blackcurrant sauce Or • Paradis Wellington, served medium rare Desserts: • ‘White dress code’ citrus-vervain Or • Grognardise ‘Strawberry-Vanilla’ Drinks: • 1/2 wine and 1/4 Champagne • Water included in the menu Gustave Eiffel Menu Starters: • Opéra of poultry, celery and duck foie gras Or • Snail and Paris mushroom casserole Or • Cream of carrot "lemongrass - ginger", gambas tartare and lime Main courses: • Lightly-cooked salmon with Asian flavors Or • Roasted-stuffed guinea fowl supreme, tian of autumn vegetables Or • Multicolore of vegetables, egg perfect and parmesan Desserts: • The "raspberry-passion" dress Or • Chocolate "Cancan" Drinks: • 1/2 wine and 1/4 Champagne • Water included in the menu For Valentine's Day enjoy a special menu with your lover at Paradis Latin. Valentine's Day Menu by Guy Savoy Starter: • Paradis Latin salmon, served two ways Main course: • Fillet of cod with sweet potato and a ginger-scented beurre blanc Or • ‘Side by side’ leg and supreme of chicken; truffled potato Parmentier Dessert: • Rhapsody on Rose

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise 1-Day/2-Day Pass

3. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise 1-Day/2-Day Pass

Explore the sights of Paris at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour pass to the Batobus shuttle service along the River Seine, and jump on and off at 9 strategic stops to see sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre, and more. Cruise through the heart of Paris, admiring landmark monuments along the river bank from the comfort of a glassed-in boat. Then, stop to explore further at leisure. • Tour Eiffel - Port de la Bourdonnais. Jump off at the foot of the great Parisian landmark, and ascend for panoramic city views from the viewing platforms. The stop is also convenient for the Cité de l’Architecture museum, where exhibits include casts of French architecture from the 12th to 18th centuries. • Musée d'Orsay - Quai de Solférino. Located a 2-minute walk from the Musée d'Orsay, this stop is perfect for those who want to explore the world of Impressionists artists, such as Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and Van Gogh. • St-Germain-des-Prés - Quai Malaquais. Hop off near the Institut de France, home of Paris artists and intellectuals, and discover historic sights, such as the famous Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore. • Notre-Dame - Quai de Montebello. Admire the architectural harmony and Gothic gargoyles of the most iconic cathedral in Paris, and explore the carefree student atmosphere of the Latin Quarter. • Jardin des Plantes - Cité de la Mode et du Design. Wander among nature in the main botanical garden of Paris, and explore the museums in the garden grounds, including the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution and Paleontology Museum. The Cité de la mode et du design (also known as "les Docks") was built in 1907 as industrial warehousing for the Ports de Paris. It is a city within the city dedicated to creativity: design, fashion, innovation, and events. The Cité has permanent residents which include restaurants, nightclubs, a museum, and shops. • Hotel de Ville - Pont d'Arcole. Stop here to visit the historic City Hall of Paris, go to the Pompidou Centre, and wander the bohemian streets of the Marais district. • Louvre - Pont Royal and Pont du Carrousel. Discover a Paris quarter where history and the history of art come together, and see centuries of art, from Egyptian antiquities to Renaissance masterpieces. • Place de la Concorde. Stroll down one of the most elegant streets in Paris, home to five-star hotels and chic boutiques, and see the Grand Palais, Petit Palais, and tree-lined Avenue Montaigne. • Invalides - Pont Alexandre III.

Paris: Paradis Latin Cabaret Show with Champagne Options

4. Paris: Paradis Latin Cabaret Show with Champagne Options

Enjoy your evening at the Paradis Latin with a special cabaret show. Sip on champagne and be dazzled by thrilling choreography and beautiful costumes in the stunning interior of this famous location, which was created in 1803 by Napoleon and rebuilt by Gustave Eiffel in 1889. Made in collaboration with the famous French choreographer and show director, Kamel Ouali, the show "L’Oiseau Paradis" (The Bird of Paradise) will take you on an artistic journey through themes of emotion, poetry and new technology, always with a passionate flair and a touch of humor. See the talented Diese on stage, finalist of “The Voice” TV program and the star of the show. Witness the work of nearly thirty artists and drink in the dynamic, youthful ambiance. The show will highlight contemporary artists while remaining faithful to the tradition of French cabaret.

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

5. Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Start your 3-hour bike in front of the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your local guide will show you nooks and crannies of the old Paris as well as explaining you the anecdotes behind the great history. Starting on the city island, head toward St Louis Island, mostly unchanged since the 17th century. Crossing the Seine River, enter the medieval Marais, famous for its Jewish and gay neighborhoods. From middle-aged houses through trendy corners, reach the first-ever Kings Square and its magnificent buildings. Continuing through the Bastille square, demystify its legendary prison and the famous Bastille Day. Escape from city traffic and stroll along the bike-friendly path that lines the Seine River and get ready for a nice drink stop along the water. Next, discover the left bank. From the world's oldest company, which is 1154 years old, head towards the literary Saint Germain des Prés and meet Parisians’ preferred cafés and art galleries. See how the kings, queens, revolutionaries, and Napoléon mixed in a ballet that ended in blood in Odéon and Luxembourg. After resting in the left bankers preferred garden, reach the Sorbonne University and the Latin Quarter with its antic roman empire ruins mixed with the most dangerous middle-aged back streets. Joining this tour at the beginning of your vacation allows you to see a lot of the city and determine where you want to go back to.

Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

6. Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

Let the comfort and ease of an electric bike take you on an unforgettable Parisian adventure. Inside Marais, enjoy a game of Pétanque at the oldest Parisian monument. Experience student life in the Latin Quarter, sit back at the "Luco" and wander the typically Parisian side streets in the Mouffetard district. While the always busy artist cafés of Saint-Germain-des-Prés are where you can find the action, if you need a break, the Nouvelles Berges de Seine offers the peace and quiet of the riverbank. The allure of this beautiful city is there for the taking. And lucky for you, this tour makes seeing it all possible.

Paris Latin Quarter Walking Tour

7. Paris Latin Quarter Walking Tour

Explore one of the most famous parts of the “Rive Gauche” (Left Bank) of Paris. The Latin Quarter has been the land of students for over 1,000 years, and possibly the world's single greatest source of artistic inspiration – from Salvador Dali to Woody Allen, and from Hemingway and Joyce to Vargas Llosa. Visit some of the most amazing spots of the bohemian Paris such as the Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the bookstore Shakespeare and co., the hotel Cluny, the oldest cinema in Paris, to end in the magnificent Gardens of Luxembourg.  The 2-hour tour will take you through the heart of Parisian history and touches on everything from Medieval times to the great intellectuals on the planet. This is where Paris began many centuries ago and continues to be one of the most vibrant areas of the city.

Paris: Macarons Class, Teatime and To-Go Box

8. Paris: Macarons Class, Teatime and To-Go Box

Discover the secret to making perfect macarons at a hands-on small group class in the heart of Paris. Typically groups are between 3 to 7 people, making for an intimate experience and full attention from your host. They will demonstrate and give detailed instructions on how to make macarons using the harder-to-master, but more reliable, Italian meringue technique. Learn to pipe, incorporate a color to your shells, and make a ganache or curd filling. Once done, sit down to a shared teatime of tea, coffee, fruit juices, and some of your creations. This is the time when your host will share the story of the macaron, and a couple of other interesting stories about French culture - often tongue in cheek. Before you depart, you will be loaded with a box of your very own creations, which you can share with your friends and family - or eat yourself over the next few days!

Paris: Choux Pastry and Chocolate Éclair Making Class

9. Paris: Choux Pastry and Chocolate Éclair Making Class

Discover the secrets to classic French pastries at a 3-hour cooking class in Paris. Held in a venue in the Latin Quarter, just steps from Notre-Dame de Paris, you will be welcomed by your host to work in classes of between 3 and 7 people for a more intimate experience. Start with a welcome refreshment and get to know your fellow bakers. Then, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and bake! You will work for about 2 hours following hands-on instructions on how to make Pâte à Choux and Crème Pâtissière et Chantilly, the building blocks of many a French pastry, as well as some savory delicacies. Learn how to pipe and master the most fundamental technique of French patisserie making. Then, create your own chocolate éclairs and cream puffs. This is when a native Frenchman enters to tell a story or 2 about French culture and pâtisserie - often tongue in cheek - as you enjoy tea, coffee or organic fruit juices. Leave your cooking adventure loaded with a box of your own creations to share with your friends and family. Or keep them for yourself to eat over the next couple of days!

Paris: Latin Quarter Pub Crawl Tour

10. Paris: Latin Quarter Pub Crawl Tour

On this guided bar tour around Paris, you will experience the best of Paris' nightlife and meet a bunch of new friends from all around the world.   A team of friendly and international night guides will take you through 3 bars, all located within the Latin Quarter of Paris. Your tour will also include a visit to the Long Hop bar, famous for their exciting nightlife. During the week, buy one drink and get a free shot at each bar. On the weekend, you will enjoy 3 shots, one in each bar, as well as free entries. Throughout the night your night guides will entertain you with different activities, such as flip-cup or Paquito, all of which will bring you closer together with the rest of the guests. Your tickets will also include entrance to all the bars and the club on the tour.

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What people are saying about Latin Quarter

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Noah was our guide on the hidden cycle tour. We enjoyed the tour, I just found it a little long and probably would have preferred a shorter tour, but that could also be due to just having completed a 3 hour Louvre tour the same morning.

Very nice tour, slow pace in a small group, time for walking and a terrace and a super nice guide Marlie who was very enthusiastic and clearly knew a lot to tell. Recommended!

Lovely tour with Akiko. She was very knowledgable and paced the tour nicely for us. Felt very tailored to our likes

Super fun tour with a super enthusiastic guide with a lot of knowledge. Very humorous way to get to know Paris

Francois truly has a passion for French history and food. The food, wine and overall experience was excellent.