Historical Paris Walking Tour to Vibrant Food Market


35 EUR

Start your day like a local on this inspiring historical walking tour of Paris that takes in famous monuments and beautiful views of the Seine. The tour will take you to one of the oldest food markets in Paris where you can buy delicious fresh produce for a picnic!

Duration: 2.3 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English
Tour by Sophie

My name is Sophie: deeply in love with Paris and graduated in History and Political Science from La Sorbonne.

It's thanks to a lot of trips (Central and South America, Indonesia, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Italy...), followed by visits of many big cities that my desire to create tours close to my Parisian way of life was born.

My wish is to allow visitors to live like locals in Paris, as I am doing for almost 8 years !

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  • Live like a local for a morning
  • Walk along the beautiful River Seine
  • Hear fascinating stories behind local monuments
  • Discover secret places in the 12th arrondissement
  • Wander through a vibrant food market full of amazing produce
  • Receive travel tips from a young Parisian woman for the rest of your trip

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We start with a historical and cultural walk along the right bank of the River Seine (from Pont au Change to Pont de Sully). From there we discover more than a dozen monuments and I'll tell you the fascinating stories behind each! The anecdotes I share will give you a better understanding of French culture. You'll also hear about the local street art and urbanisation of the city.

We will then leave the river to walk to the 12th arrondissement of Paris where you'll discover its famous secrets. I'll tell you about the changes that took place in the district from the French Revolution (1789) up to now, and show you secret places that are especially perfect for taking beautiful photographs!

By lunchtime we will arrive at my favorite place in Paris: an authentic and vibrant market where you can stock up on local, tasty produce. I can help you choose the best French food.

If you are up for a picnic, I can lead you to a nice quiet spot where you can sit down to feast on your purchases from the food market.

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Meeting point

We meet in the middle of the city, on the "Pont au Change", in the middle of Paris, next to Châtelet. (Pont au Change, Paris, France)

Reviews from travellers (6)


Lovely tour
We had a lovely private walking tour with just the two of us (!) and Sophie as part of our visit to France. Sophie was personable and knowledgeable and made the city come alive for us, and was excellent at answering all our curious questions about history and Parisian culture. We were very glad to go on Sophie’s tour, and would highly recommend it. Merci beaucoup Sophie!
Sophie is amazing!
Sophie is such an amazing person. Glad we did the tour with her. She took us to these amazing places in Paris that we wouldn't have known on our own. She is very informative and gave us interesting bits of information on french history and culture. It was like roaming around with a friend who actually cared about our experience. Would definitely recommend and probably catchup with Sophie whenever we visit Paris back .
Outstanding experience
We met Sophie on a bridge overlooking the Seine on a beautiful morning in late September. We had a wonderful walk along the river, with Sophie explaining some of the history as we headed towards the marketplace. Sophie speaks excellent english, and it was a pleasure being in her company on this venture. The market place at the end of our walk was awesome. Excellent produce, meats, cheeses and bakeries, some of the best in the city. The market also had a fun and interesting flea market. Outstanding experience, highly recommended!
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