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Living here or just a tourist? Come and explore some of the more unusual, hidden and off the beaten track parts of Paris. Abandoned Railways, hidden parks, industrial history, off-the track foodie suburbs and more. We aim to run regular events for limited numbers at a small fee to help you discover all the places that you won't find in a guidebook or on any commercial tour of Paris.

All with an English speaking local guide and a chance to socialise and grab a drink after the event in a local cafe.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/secretparistours/) too and check out our sister company 'Delicious Paris Tours' (https://www.facebook.com/DeliciousParisTours)

NOTE for visitors to Paris: If you are interested in a previous tour that we are not currently running or visiting for short trip note we do CUSTOMIZED private tours - just drop us a line (http://m.me/secretparistours) for further info!

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Reviews on our previous tours

"I had the most Amazing tour with David. He is an incrédible guide and the exchanges with the Other tourists were Amazing too. I had the most fun eating and tasting indian food. I definitely recommend this tour. Thank you David ! ”

“ very well organised, the organiser is considerate and extremely well-informed ”

Upcoming events (4)

Virtual Big Bus tour of the Secrets of Paris - NEW TIME for AUS

NEW TIME for our fans in Asia & Australia/NZ Ever taken an open-top bus tour and got stuck in traffic listening to a boring commentary of basic facts you already knew? How about skipping thru the traffic on our virtual ride instead, with secrets stories about Paris's famous monuments ans well as those you have never heard of but are going to want to check out as soon as the lockdown is over! Our itinerary includes the Notre Dame that isn't on the Ile de la Cite, the cemetary with an interred foreign president, hidden and abandoned railway lines or just the secrets of Paris's Opera houses and the reason the monument at the Bastille has nothing to do with the Bastille prison! Jump on board for a ride on our imaginary double-decker that is as comfy as your couch (literally)! When: Thursday, 11:00am Paris time (10:00am London, 9:00pm Sydney & AEST) How to join: Click attending and you will see the zoom link (or check the comments). Password to be posted before the event Cost: Free! But we ask if you enjoy it to tip the guide in these difficult times at; www.paypal.me/secretparistours Don't forget - we are on Instagram and Facebook page so beside to like and follow us there too! www.facebook.com/secretparistours

NEW VIRTUAL TOUR: In the steps of Van Gogh: Auvers-sur-Oise

The scenic 'Valley of the Oise' department, with its clean air and rolling fields has always attracted artists and in 1890 one Vincent Van Gogh made his way here from Paris, producing an amazing 70 paintings in the same number of days before taking his own life. He painted many scenes in the village and sites like the church still recognisable today. Join us for a tour of the village, the wheatfields and sites he painted, the Inn where he stayed and died and his and brother Theo's last resting place in the little cemetery outside the town. Learn who else famously painted in this picturesque valley and why you should know their works! When: Sunday, 9:00pm Paris time (8:00pm London, 3:00pm NY & EST, 12:00 PST) Cost: Free! But we ask if you enjoy it, to tip the guide in these difficult times by making a contribution at www.paypal.me/secretparistours or via Lydia to[masked] How to join: See Zoom link in the location. Password to be given before the tour. Want to be kept up to date with all the latest events? Like us on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/secretparistours/)

Explore historic Maisons-Laffitte with guided Chateau visit

Maison Laffitte

Moved for post-lockdown opening! Versailles, Fontanbleu maybe even Vincennes...think you have explored them all? The Paris region has more to offer than just the royal palaces. Join Secret Paris tours in the picturesque suburb of Maisons- Laffitte, just 20 minutes to the west of Paris on the RER A Explore this historic town along the Seine, its fascinating history and beautiful chateau which is a French national monument. After a guided visit of the 17th century Chateau, designed by the famous architect François Mansart we will explore the 'park of Maisons Laffitte' the world's first planned housing development of beautiful 19th century mansions on huge tree lined streets and (weather permitting) wander through part of the forest of Saint Germain. And don't forget to save room for sweets - Maisons Laffitte is the birthplace of the famous 'Paris-Brest' pastry, invented and still made here at the same patisserie over 100yrs later! Where: Station of Maisons-Laffitte (RER A to Poissy/Cergy) or line L from Saint Lazare (note: it is outside zone 1 so if you don't have a Navigo pass you will need a station specific ticket) When: Meet at 2:00pm, by the Town Hall at the Station exit Finish approx 5pm - Or stay for a hot chocolate and a drink after to socialise. Cost: 15 euro per person (includes entry to the chateau) Like us (http://www.facebook.com/secretparistours) on facebook Reviews from our previous tour.... "An amazing place !!! With a group of very nice people :-) Thank you David !" Lou "Nice place, great history, and an excellent guide !" Nathanaelle "Another great outing organized and led by David. always full of facts and interesting tidbits to really provide depth to the tour. Highly recommended." Amanda

Chinese New Year - food tour of the 13th

Metro Porte d'Italie

The year of the Rat is out (and boy has it been Ratty) and the year of the Ox is upon us! So to celebrate, Secret Paris Tours is heading south of the river to Paris’s Chinatown - and the biggest in Europe to discover what all the fuss is about! Learn about the history of the community, explore the area, New Year’s traditions and most importantly FOOD, with tastings included as we see the locals busily preparing for the upcoming festival. When: Saturday, February 13th at 14:00 Where: PORTE d’italie (metro line 7 or tram) NOTE - NOT Place d’italie. You need a metro going to ‘Marie d’Ivry’. How much?: 20 euro (including tastings) IMPORTANT: Numbers are LIMITED due to health regulations: To secure your spot, please send 20 euro in advance to www.paypal.me/secretparistours) or via Lydia to [masked] IF a confinement is announced or the event cannot go ahead - you will be fully refunded - you can also cancel for a full refund with more than 48hrs notice.

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