Unique tours of Paris with #ExploreParis
ExploreParis offers tours of Paris that are off the beaten track. Available in French or in English, they go beyond the traditional tourist formula, already explored on the occasion of a first visit to Paris and its must-sees. ExploreParis takes you out of the city centre to discover Greater Paris. There are 6 different tour categories on offer: city walks to explore the neighbourhoods of Paris, tours of companies and craft workshops to discover French know-how, tours based on the arts and creation, gastronomy, heritage, as well as nature activities and outings on the canals and rivers of Paris.

Neighbourhood city walks

Discover the different Paris neighbourhoods with our quirky tours offering total cultural immersion!

Experience the atmosphere of the Indian, Chinese, Jewish and African neighbourhoods of Paris and discover popular neighbourhoods in a new light, through outings themed around music, history, gastronomy, street art, film locations, etc.

Know-how and industry

French know-how is revealed with visits to craftsmens’, creators’ and restorers’ workshops. Visit the places where French heritage is restored and meet the professionals who use ancestral know-how to revive the treasures exhibited in museums or kept in vaults.

Enter the Paris of the Parisians and discover what makes the city tick, with exceptional company visits: visit construction sites for transport equipment, immerse yourself in the daily lives of the RATP staff members who keep transport running, see a market being set up...

Art and design

Guided tours of temporary exhibitions and permanent collections in museums, archives and private foundations are offered. You will be accompanied by a specialist, an expert guide or a historian and sometimes even an actor for a quirky tour of Paris and its cultural sites.

Street art tours with someone who loves the neighbourhood, a specialist and/or an artist. Paris is a hotspot for street artists. Discover frescoes, graffiti or urban art installations during a city walk. These are both tours of Paris and an introduction to street art, its techniques, its artists and its meanings.

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For the love of good food

Inspect the kitchens of Greater Paris with culinary, gastronomic and gourmet tours: Visit breweries, wine shops, traders, producers, local and city farms, cooking workshops, wine tastings, etc.

Discover the different world cuisines that can be sampled in Greater Paris: Indian, Chinese, African, French, etc. You can also share in restaurant owners’ secrets, discovering the depths of Rungis market and the Saint-Denis market.

ExploreParis also invites you to discover local producers, city farms, micro farms, players in organic and integrated farming and production sites (vineyards, orchards, greenhouses, etc.).

On the water

 

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Enjoy cruises on the Paris canals and on the Marne, all year round. Enjoy a nature outing in Paris at the water’s edge, discovering the banks of the Marne, the Seine and the surroundings of the canal de l’Ourcq and Saint-Denis.

Heritage

Discover the great heritage sites but also go behind the scenes, with visits to reserves and archives: from the restoration to conservation of masterpieces and archival documents.

Take guided tours of iconic sites from an architectural, historical and artistic viewpoint. ExploreParis invites you to enjoy these architectural ensembles, neighbourhoods, sites and museums that represent a rich heritage and yet remain relatively unknown and uncrowded.

Important memorial sites can be found within Greater Paris, especially concerning colonialism and the Second World War.

The great outdoors

Walk through the green spaces, parks and nature sites of Greater Paris and discover the places where we take care of nature: greenhouses, horticultural centres, vineyards, donkey farms... Nature, sporting and relaxing activities, such as bike rides, walks, Segway or canoeing are also available.

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Book a tour online at exploreparis.com

Tours can be booked on the exploreparis.com website and can be ordered at the last minute subject to availability and excluding special cases. Following online payment, the visitor receives an email with details of how to get to the meeting point.

Tours and walks are in small groups, to ensure a friendly and comfortable experience. Free tours and walks are offered throughout the year, along with a selection of family outings.