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How to Experience Paris Like a Local


Your visit to the City of Light can be either a checklist of guide suggestions or something really special. See Paris like a local and tailor your trip around these unique Paris experiences.

Renew your vows in Paris

Say “I do” again, this time in one of the most classically romantic cities in the world. Your location? The Eiffel Tower or any other place in central Paris. The package includes a celebrant, a professional photographer and a wedding party of up to eight people.

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Private WWI Day Trip from Paris

You can visit some of the Great War battlefields on your own, but this private tour offers unparalleled access and an expert historian acting as your guide. From the trenches of Belleau Woods to the somber tombs at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, each stop is a chance to learn more about WWI.

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Coco Chanel’s Footsteps Tour

She created the little black dress, and now you can follow in the iconic footsteps of the late, great Coco Chanel. The two-hour tour includes stops at Coco’s favorite coffee shops and her first hat shop, as well as a cup of hot chocolate and a narration of the icon’s most exciting exploits.

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Perfume workshop in Paris led by master perfumer

From musky to floral, sweetly scented to powdery and fresh, French perfume is eternally luxurious and elegant. Now make your own DIY spritz under the guidance of a perfume maker. You’ll also soak up the history of perfume making and discover how to create a new signature scent that’s 100 percent you.

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Behind the Scenes of a Boulangerie: Tour of a French Bakery in Paris

French bread is one of the crunchiest, chetiest, softest, and most decadent treats out there. Try your hand at making your own breads with this behind-the-scenes tour led by an expert French baker. You will also learn more than just bread; Classes include baguettes and fine French pastries, and you can take treats home too.

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Private Tour: History of Fashion in the heart of Paris

For those who love haute couture almost as much as life itself, there’s this tour that covers the best bits of Parisian fashion of yesterday, today and tomorrow. From vintage boutiques to a stroll through key design districts staffed by designers likely to make you headlines at next fashion week, this is wearable art at its finest.

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Small group wine tasting in Champagne

It’s a short, pleasant drive from Paris to Champagne, where you’ll experience top-notch sparkling wine served by respected houses like Taittinger and Mercier. You’ll tour the estates, enjoy a delicious lunch, and indulge in private tastings surrounded by sloping vineyards strewn with fat grapes and oodles of history.

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Flea market St-Ouen: bargain hunting in Paris

If you like bargains, you’ll love browsing the hundreds of stalls at St-Ouen’s fabled open-air market. Your guide will help you navigate the incredibly extensive collection of shops, introduce you to secret spots loved by locals, and even coach you while you haggle for rock-bottom prices.

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Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends Night Walking Tour of Paris

A city with as much history as Paris inevitably has a darker side, and that’s it. Venture off the beaten track away from candlelit restaurants and let your guide tell the tale of ghosts and unsolved mysteries haunting places like the Hotel de Concierge (the site of Marie Antoinette’s imprisonment) and the hellish frontiers of the… Place de Greve lurking.

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Literary Paris: Tour for Private Book Lovers

The City of Light has hosted some of our most treasured authors, and this 3-hour tour gives you the chance to experience them up close. See where Balzac and Simone de Beauvoir stayed, enjoy a quiet moment at the site of Oscar Wilde’s death, and visit a café for an espresso and a chance to purchase copies of your favorite works.

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