Guided tour

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Activity provider: Simply France Tours
Guided tour

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Activity provider: Simply France Tours
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From US$ 43.51 per person

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Explore the charms of Paris. Follow your guide along the literary Saint Germain des Prés, past the antic Latin Quarter and through the medieval Marais.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French, English, Italian, Dutch, Spanish
Small group available


  • Enjoy a 3-hour, small-group bike tour through Paris
  • Cruise at a leisurely pace as a local guide shows you the nooks and crannies and explains historical context and anecdotes
  • Discover Saint Germain des Prés, The Latin Quarter, Odéon and Luxembourg, the forever trendy central areas
  • Cycle flat routes on low-traffic side streets for a full immersion with locals
  • Explore The Marais, the medieval district with its Jewish and gay areas
Full description

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.

  • Guide
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • People under 4 ft 4 in (135 cm)

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Meeting point

The meeting poinr is 7 Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris. This is at the City Hall square. The square is very large and therefore it's recommend to carefully check the address on Google maps first to ensure you arrive at the exact location. Your guide will wait for you at the lift entrance leading to the underground parking where the local partner's bikes are stored. Your guide will be holding a red umbrella. Traffic jams can be signifcant in Paris. Metro is the safest way to get to the meeting point on time. You can also download the free app Citymapper to give you an estimated time for arrival by all means of transportation. The metro station name is "Hôtel de Ville" on lines 1 and 11. Once you have arrived, take exit N°4 called "Avenue Victoria" and the parking elevator is 20 meters in front of you.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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  • The tour is suitable for all levels of fitness
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 928 reviews

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Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who visits Paris, especially if your tour guides are Clement or Matt. Clement was our host with Matt assisting. Tours have a risk of being stagnant after a while, however Clements demeanour & wealth of knowledge of the city made it incredible thought provoking & interactive. He didn't just stop, talk, then set off again. He shot questions at us, gave us fun facts about historical events at each viewpoint & allowed us to take our time to take photos etc. that ultimately gave it a relaxed feel. Props to Matt having to look after my friend who is less adept at cycling & has anxiety about cycling on the road. Very patient with her & kept her smiling the whole time. Would probably sign up for it when I'm next in Paris just to see how those guys are getting on. Absolutely fantastic activity & potential highlight of the holiday. Highly recommend!

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February 28, 2023

Our guide was excellent , great way of experiencing the real paris . She really got us in the nooks and crannies highly recommend

February 25, 2023

Beautiful journey through the truest and most authentic alleys of Paris, from the Jewish to the Latin quarter, Federico was our guide and he passed on his passion and knowledge about the city to us, we discovered many curiosities and gave us many advice! Very knowledgeable and kind, we recommend everyone a bike tour of hidden Paris. Bianca and Mauro

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January 15, 2023

Product ID: 169882