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Secret Paris: Cheese, Art, and Local Life

Highlights / General details

Cheese? Check. Macaroons? Check. Art? Check. Join a local guide on this Paris tour to experience the mind-blowing gastronomic feats, instantly recognizable architectural icons, and secret spots that make Paris so endearing.

Wander through the luxurious, hidden streets of Paris with a local guide.

Savor a sugary-sweet macaroon at a popular Parisian food shop.

Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Louvre’s garden.

Admire medieval & renaissance-era architecture in Le Marais.

Become a cheese connoisseur at a Parisian fromagerie.

Experience the bustling vibe of a busy French market as you become a Parisian for a day.


Local English-speaking Guide; A macaroon in Paris’ most illustrious food shop; A cheese tasting session in a French fromagerie.


Items of personal nature; Tips or gratuities for drivers or guides.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily, except Sunday; Start time at 9:00am.


Approximately 3 hours.


Meeting point: Place de la Concorde under the Obelisk (Metros 1, 8, 12, Stop “Concorde”). The guide will be holding an Urban Adventures sign.

Finish point: Musée Pompidou, le Marais (Please note: The tour finishes at the top of the Modern Art Museum (Centre Pompidou) with a fantastic view of the surrounding Marais area. The site is closed on Tuesday so no "view ending" on that day.)


Start the Paris tour right in the heart of one of Paris’ most expensive and fashionable areas, where luxury, elegance and beauty are around every corner. Stop in at an illustrious food store and take the chance to sample a mouth-watering macaroon, a delicious French specialty, and an ultimate Paris travel experience.

Your Paris city tour continues towards the iconic Louvre, home to some of the world’s most celebrated art. The enigmatic Mona Lisa and gorgeous Venus de Milo both live in this treasure trove of fine art. We won't be stopping in (it can take hours, no - days, to properly explore the grand Louvre!), but we will wander through an arcade that offers a free glimpse into the famous sculpture gallery, relax in the well-manicured gardens, and enjoy some of the best sightseeing Paris has to offer.

Next on this Paris food tour, head to a lively Parisian market to indulge in one of France’s most popular gastronomic pleasures - cheese! Perhaps taste some smooth, mild Brie or sample a slice of pungent Roquefort – known as the ‘King of Cheeses’. Afterwards, amble through Paris’ secret arcades to discover quirky shops, unique boutiques, and one of the oldest buildings in Paris.

Finally, walk to the fascinating, medieval neighborhood of Le Marais. Full of sweet shops, patisseries, boutiques, and cafes, Le Marais offers insight into French culture and the secret Paris local way of life. Finish the tour in the forecourt of Paris’ contemporary art gallery: the Pompidou centre, an incredible example of modern architecture in the heart of medieval Paris. A fitting finale to this revealing tour of Paris’ best kept secrets!

Participant restrictions

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

Additional Information

Standard dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended, and an umbrella, depending on the weather.


Please note that the cheese shop we are working with is closed on Monday morning. We will replace this activity with another inclusion.

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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