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Paris: Paradis Latin Cabaret Show with/without Champagne

1. Paris: Paradis Latin Cabaret Show with/without Champagne

Enjoy your evening at the Paradis Latin with a special cabaret show. Sip on champagne and be dazzled by thrilling choreography and beautiful costumes in the stunning interior of this famous location, which was created in 1803 by Napoleon and rebuilt by Gustave Eiffel in 1889. Made in collaboration with the famous French choreographer and show director, Kamel Ouali, the show "L’Oiseau Paradis" will take you on an artistic journey through themes of emotion, poetry and new technology, always with a passionate flair and a touch of humor.  Witness the work of nearly thirty artists and drink in the dynamic, youthful ambiance. The show will highlight contemporary artists while remaining faithful to the tradition of French cabaret.

Paris: Champagne at the Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

2. Paris: Champagne at the Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

Discover the lights of Paris on a night cruise on the Seine river and feast your eyes on a stunning can-can show with entry to the iconic Moulin Rouge. Relax with a half bottle of champagne while taking in the show.  Experience the unparcelled romance of the capital through a glass-enclosed Bateaux Parisian boat. Climb on board at a centrally-located meeting point and glide gently along the river admiring the city’s monuments at they are lit up at night. Pass some of the historic bridges that make Paris so enchanting and admire architectural masterpieces of like the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Louve Museum. Float by the lush greenery of the Tuileries Gardens. End of your river cruise and hop aboard a spacious coach for the drive to the Moulin Rouge at the foot of Montmartre. Step into the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can. Let the “Féerie” revue show take your breath away as you witness a coordinated performance by a troupe of 100 artists, including 60 Doris Girls, and 1,000 costumes of feathers and glitter. Enjoy magnificent stage settings of rich colors and unique drawings created by Italian artists. Raise a glass of sparkling Champagne to the exceptional acts which are all set to original music from 80 musicians and 60 chorus singers.

Paris: 3-Course Dinner Cabaret Show at Paradis Latin Theater

3. Paris: 3-Course Dinner Cabaret Show at Paradis Latin Theater

Engage your senses with a ticket to the Paradis Latin Show in Paris. Immerse yourself in the local arts scene with this tantalizing night of sensuality, poetry, emotion, and humor as you enjoy a delicious 3-course meal. Enter the theater and be welcomed by actors, dancers, and artists. Plunge into a surreal and surprising atmosphere. As you eat, enjoy a performance by an exceptional singer and watch a one-of-a-kind cabaret show. Chose between 2 dinner-show menus, "Prestige" or "Gustave Eiffel," and a special Gala dinner Valentine's Day menu: Prestige Menu Choice of Starters: • Foie gras flower of Paradise • Crab and avocado in fine shellfish jelly with squid ink tuile • Cocotte egg with chestnuts and white truffle emulsion Choice of Entrees: • Cod candied with lime, mussels stew, and flat beans with curry • Monkfish medallions with seasonal vegetables “Côtriade-style” • Paradis Wellington served medium rare Choice of Desserts • Infinitly Lemon by Pierre Hermé Lemon cream, raw lemon flesh, candied lemon, light lemon cream, lemon shortbread, lemon jelly, lemon ice cream, and crispy lemon meringue • Infinitly Chocolat by Pierre Hermé Belize chocolate cream, Belize chocolate mousse, Madagascar vanilla ice cream, chocolate shortbread dough, Vanilla diamond shortbread dough, chocolate mousse biscuit, Belize chocolate and vanilla cold sauce, Belize chocolate chips, caramelized vanilla, and blonde chocolate chips Gustave Eiffel Menu Choice of Starters • Pressed poultry with celery and duck foie gras • Colors Paradis • Lentil velouté with pumpkins and hazelnuts Choice of Main Courses • “Koulibiac” style salmon with ginger-infused white butter sauce • Hake veal blanquette in Paradise • Multicolored vegetables with egg and parmesan Choice of Desserts • The candy apple Caramelized apple brunoise as a look-alike candy apple • Cloud tea-chocolate Light chocolate mousse and Earl Gray tea bavaroise Drinks • 1/2 bottle mineral water• 1/2 bottle wine• 1/4 bottle Champagne On Valentine's Day, enjoy a special menu with your lover at Paradis Latin. • The colors Paradis with salmon caviar • Poultry and foie gras pie with Albufera sauce • Cheesecake Ispaha by Pierre Hermé • ½ bottle of mineral water • ½ bottle of wine* • ¼ bottle of Champagne* *Paradis Latin selection

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

4. Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Start your 3-hour bike in front of the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your local guide will show you nooks and crannies of the old Paris as well as explaining you the anecdotes behind the great history. Starting on the city island, head toward St Louis Island, mostly unchanged since the 17th century. Crossing the Seine River, enter the medieval Marais, famous for its Jewish and gay neighborhoods. From middle-aged houses through trendy corners, reach the first-ever Kings Square and its magnificent buildings. Continuing through the Bastille square, demystify its legendary prison and the famous Bastille Day. Escape from city traffic and stroll along the bike-friendly path that lines the Seine River and get ready for a nice drink stop along the water. Next, discover the left bank. From the world's oldest company, which is 1154 years old, head towards the literary Saint Germain des Prés and meet Parisians’ preferred cafés and art galleries. See how the kings, queens, revolutionaries, and Napoléon mixed in a ballet that ended in blood in Odéon and Luxembourg. After resting in the left bankers preferred garden, reach the Sorbonne University and the Latin Quarter with its antic roman empire ruins mixed with the most dangerous middle-aged back streets. Joining this tour at the beginning of your vacation allows you to see a lot of the city and determine where you want to go back to.

Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

5. Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood with 8 tasting stops. Explore the art galleries, boutiques, romantic passages and, of course, pastries and chocolate shops. Hear about the history of the neighborhood and its artisans from your guide. Meet your guide in the heart of Saint Germain des Près. Begin with a visit to Debauve & Gallais, where you will be seduced by their chocolates as Marie Antoinette was in 1779. Discover how the love of chocolate in Paris has expanded since then, especially in this district. Listen to anecdotes about the pastries and chocolates that you will taste. Some of France's best pastry and chocolate chefs, known for their chocolates and macarons such as Pierre Hermé, Patrick Roger, Yannick Lefort and many others, settled in Saint Germain des Près. Admire some of the most beautiful monuments on the Left Bank of Paris such as the Church of Saint Germain des Prés and the Church of Saint Sulpice. Tread the cobblestones of the charming rue de Buci and contemplate one of the institutions of Paris, the Café de Flore. Taste chocolates, macarons and pastries at Paris, the Café de Flore. Your guide will teach you everything there is to know about these sweets while enjoying a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Paris: Latin Quarter Pub Crawl Tour

6. Paris: Latin Quarter Pub Crawl Tour

Experience the best of Paris' nightlife and meet new friends from all around the world on this guided bar tour around Paris. A team of friendly and international night guides will take you to 2-3 bars and a club, all located within the Latin Quarter of Paris.  Your tour will also include a visit to the Long Hop bar, famous for its exciting nightlife. If your bar crawl is during the week, you’ll get a free shot at each bar if you buy one drink. On the weekend, enjoy free entry to all four bars. Throughout the night, your guides will entertain you with different activities, such as beer pong or limbo, all of which will bring you closer together with the rest of the guests. Your tickets will also include entrance to all the bars and the club on the tour.

Paris: Classic Sites Tour by Vintage Citroen 2CV

7. Paris: Classic Sites Tour by Vintage Citroen 2CV

Climb aboard a vintage Citroen 2CV to experience Paris from the seat of one of the most iconic - and fun – vehicles ever to have been produced in France. The 2-hour “classic” tour is designed to see the most beautiful landmarks of the city, from the Eiffel Tower to the grand edifices of the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay. Your private driver/guide can pick you up from any location in the center of Paris. If the sun is out, roll back the roof and feel the breeze in your hair as you drive down the Avenue des Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. Cruise past the Trocadéro, and gaze up at the wrought iron monument of the Tour Eiffel. Continue past the Champs de Mars and grand façade of the Ecole Militaire. Go past the museums and monuments of Les Invalides, and see the Petit et Grand Palais by the Pont Alexandre III. Admire the obelisk in Place de la Concorde, and the ornate decorations of the Opéra Garnier. Marvel at the glass pyramid outside the Louvre, and the gargoyles of Notre-Dame de Paris on Ile de la Cité. See the historic Quai des Grands Augustins on the Left Bank of the Seine, and the spectacular Musée d'Orsay on the right bank of the river.

Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

8. Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

Choose one of five Paris districts to visit on a guided walking tour, each one steeped in history and filled with fascinating places to explore. Join your guide as they take you to the heart of your chosen Quartier and tell you all about its history, art, architecture, cuisine, fashion, and more. Le Marais: History and Fashion Discover the hidden treasures of Le Marais and find out why this district is a favorite amongst hip Parisians. Come see where history and architecture rub shoulders with hip boutiques, cool cafes, and gourmet eateries. Montmartre: The Artists' Quarter Visit the charming Parisian district of Montmartre with a local guide. Discover the Montmartre of Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. See where artists lived, drank, danced, and painted, exchanging their paintings for food and art supplies. Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Intellectuals and Jazz on the Left Bank Join your guide as you dive into the fascinating past of this iconic Left Bank neighborhood. Hear captivating stories about Saint-Germain-des-Prés, once home to literary geniuses, rebellious students, and revolutionaries. The Latin Quarter: Literary Legends in Bohemian Paris Discover the vibrant and eclectic Latin Quarter on a guided walking tour. Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with quirky bookshops and lively cafes, see the Sorbonne, and admire the mighty Pantheon. The Covered Passages: Hidden Treasures and Chic Shopping Explore a lesser-known side of Paris and see hidden treasures often missed by other visitors. Discover the delightful covered passages filled with tiny boutiques and cafes, and learn about the best places to shop and grab a bite to eat in the city.

Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

9. Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

Saint-Germain des Prés, located in the heart of the most romantic area of Paris, is an inevitable highlight of the Left-Bank. Renowned as the best chocolatier capital in the world, it also contains some gems of 20th century Parisian culture such as Le Café de Flore, La Brasserie Lipp and Les Deux Magots; the favorite places of the intellectuals, politicians and artists in the City of Light.  Hidden in the narrow streets of Saint-Germain and inside some of its 17th century arcades, you'll also discover incredibly charming little food shops that have been selected for you! Savor the smell of a fresh brioche made before your eyes, a fresh, crunchy ham and butter baguette, or even with the sight of an exquisite cheese assortment perfectly paired with wine. Your local foodie guide will be delighted to tell you everything about the Parisian way of life, and share amusing anecdotes and stories about Paris and its specificities.

Paris Chocolate Tour and Tastings

10. Paris Chocolate Tour and Tastings

Paris is home to some of the world's best chocolatiers. During this delicious and fascinating jaunt through Paris' upscale Left Bank neighborhood, you'll learn what makes the France's artisan chocolates so famous. Your tour guide is an expert food connoisseur. As you taste Paris's incredible chocolates you will be learning the vocabulary of chocolate, the ins and outs of cocoa percentages, and the art of chocolate tasting. Your guide will take you through Paris's Latin Quarter and St. Germain, to visit at least 4 chocolate shops where you can compare and contrast the exotic and rich flavors. You'll leave with a thoroughly educated and pleasured palate, along with some exclusive addresses to visit next time you're in Paris.

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It was a GREAT EXPERIENCE! I met alot of people from all over the world and the ambiance was amazing. Every bar played really good music. Its a MUST DO if you are visiting Paris!

The guide (French name Achilles) was a history buff so we learned so much about the history of the area as well as the history of chocolate. Great guide!

Jorge was amazing! By far my favorite tour guide! The river was beautiful and the show was of course phenomenal!

My husband and I enjoyed the tour and especially the stories our guide Susan shared with us.

Wonderful time. Food was excellent. Service was great. Entertainment spectacular