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Paris: Stade de France Behind the Scenes Tour

1. Paris: Stade de France Behind the Scenes Tour

Tour France's largest stadium on this unique 90-minute tour. Sit in a spectator's seat and take in the incredible panorama. As a privileged visitor, you’ll get to see the private boxes and locker room and walk through the same tunnel that players use to access the pitch. Your expert guide will tell you about the stadium’s history, its unique architecture and the stars who have appeared on its manicured pitch. Apart from sporting events, the stadium also hosts international shows. The Rolling Stones were the first group to perform at the Stade de France. International stars such as Madonna and ACDC also chose this venue for their concerts, witnessed by 80,000 spectators each time. End your visit at the museum, where you’ll find heaps of items that are testament to the stadium’s legendary history. On display are archives, models, autographed guitars, jerseys and much more. On this unique tour you’ll be able to follow the footsteps of football legends Zidane and Ronaldo, who played the 1998 FIFA World Cup final. This is also the site where Cristiano Ronaldo lifted his first major Trophy for Portugal! Please note that for technical reasons, the stadium’s pitch cannot currently be seen.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Pastry and Chocolate Walking Tour

2. Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Pastry and Chocolate Walking Tour

In fashionable Saint-Germain-des-Prés, you’ll discover and taste the latest trends in sweets created by chefs who have been celebrated in the gastronomic press. Enjoy what they have to offer on this 3-hour chocolate and pastry tasting tour. Comments in the media have included: the best chocolate maker in France, the Picasso of chocolate makers, a magician of the ganache, and a Bocuse of bakery. The chef confectioners and chocolate makers vie with each other with their latest creations, and the shop windows are the epitome of elegance and refinement. Taste pastries, chocolates, and several sorts of bread in the shops you visit on the tour.

Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

3. Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Experience some of the hidden quarters of Paris and take in the city’s major highlights as you cruise the streets in a vintage Citroen 2CV convertible. See the grand avenues lined with well-known buildings and monuments, and also visit historical areas such as the Marais, with its village-like atmosphere. You’ll also see Place des Vosges, the oldest Royal place of Paris, on this unique 2-hour tour. Take a drive to the Arènes de Lutèce, the site of the city’s most important ruins from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris. The stones at the site date back to 200 A.D. What you’ll see: • Place des Vosges • Passage Sully • Village Saint Paul • Le Marais • Port de l'Arsenal • Bastille • Grande Mosquée de Paris • Butte aux cailles • Cité Florale • Arènes de Lutèce • Institut du Monde Arabe • Place Dauphine

Paris: Private Tour with a Local

4. Paris: Private Tour with a Local

With this welcoming tour, transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as it is the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around, and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.

Paris: 1-Hour Seine River Champagne Cruise with 3 Tastings

5. Paris: 1-Hour Seine River Champagne Cruise with 3 Tastings

Cruise down the River Seine with your loved one, and toast the city’s many monuments with a selection of different Champagnes. This is a Seine River cruise with distinction. For 1 hour you will drift past the city’s attractions in the company of an expert sommelier from the comfort of a private salon. Look out for the Ile de la Cité, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the imposing presence of the Eiffel Tower, the bohemian Rive Gauche, and much, much more. During the cruise you will taste 3 different Champagnes, usually one Brut, one Demi-sec, and one Rosé. Although your sommelier is mostly there to serve you Champagne, he will be happy to answer any questions you may have, either about the Champagne making process, or about the “City of Lovers.” It is one of the most romantic things you can do in Paris, offering an hour of fun and memories that will last a lifetime.

Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

6. Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Explore the historic neighborhoods of Central Paris from the saddle of a comfortable, lightweight aluminium bike on a half-day small group tour of the Jewish Marais, Latin Quarter, and more. Ideal for those who want to see and experience Paris from a different perspective, your knowledgable guide will take you to where the locals go, revealing hidden courtyards, ancient ruins, and other surprises off the usual tourist path. Groups are limited to no more than 12 people for a more immersive and intimate experience, and the route is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Discover an old city wall and a Roman arena, pedal down the Rue Mouffetard in one of the city’s oldest and liveliest areas, and experience the intellectual exuberance of St. Germain.

Paris Street Art Workshop

7. Paris Street Art Workshop

Discover your inner Obey – or Cost – and learn how to create your own piece of street art in Paris. Take part in a street art workshop to release your creativity and explore all steps to create a piece of graffiti art in a friendly atmosphere. Meet real street artists and take part in a creative brainstorming session with an artist to work on your initial ideas. Then, make your first sketch on a piece of paper and explore different street art techniques. Learn how to refine your creation and more. Manage color associations to realize your creation on a large graffiti mural in an urban environment, and then add the last details with brushes to become a part of the street art movement!

Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

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

Join this 3-hour gourmet stroll in the famous Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood. Explore the art galleries, boutiques, romantic passages and, of course, pastries and chocolate shops. Your local guide will meet you in the heart of Saint Germain des Près. Along the way, he will share with you the history of the neighborhood and its artisans, as well as anecdotes about the pastries and chocolates that you will taste. In total, 8 tasting stops will await you along this gourmet route. You will begin with a visit to Debauve & Gallais, where you will be seduced by their chocolates as Marie Antoinette did in 1779. Since then, the love of chocolate in Paris, especially in this district, expanded. 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. In this mythical district, as well as the neighboring Latin Quarter, you will 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. You will also tread the cobblestones of the charming rue de Buci and contemplate one of the institutions of Paris, the Café de Flore. During this visit, you will taste chocolates, macarons and pastries. Your guide will teach you everything there is to know about these sweets while enjoying a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Paris 90-Minute Street Art Tour

9. Paris 90-Minute Street Art Tour

On this 90-minute tour in 2 different arrondissements, your guide will show you highlights of Paris's street art scene, which has been rapidly expanding in recent years. Discover pieces including ephemeral art, and learn about the different techniques employed by the artists, including stencils, graffiti and posters. During this guided walk you’ll explore parts of the 19th and 20th arrondissements and visit the main street art sites in the French capital. Passing through Belleville, you’ll cross the rue Denoyez and admire its impressive space with graffiti-covered walls. See another side of Paris on this fascinating glimpse into the city’s thriving urban art scene.

Paris: Sunrise Run & Sightseeing Small Group Tour

10. Paris: Sunrise Run & Sightseeing Small Group Tour

If you're a morning person then join this early bird jog and see the main landmarks of Paris! You'll work out and sight-see before breakfast, having plenty of time to visit more in-depth later the places you liked the most during your running tour. The starting point of the tour will be the Saint-Michel square, in the very heart of Paris. From there, your running guide will lead you on a round tour, at your own pace, past the most famous landmarks of Paris, such as: the Louvre Museum, the Tuileries garden, the Concorde Square, the Champs-Elysées avenue, Hôtel des Invalides, the Eiffel tower, and much more. Some quick stops are planned for pictures and refreshments along the way. Your tour host will carry your belongings (small items only) inside their backpack and will have water and snacks ready for you whenever you feel like it. All you have to do is to put on some comfortable running gear and to lace up your trainers!

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What people are saying about Paris

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The meeting place was a little confusing as you have to go to the ticket counter to get a print out of your ticket (it is not emailed). But, the Champagne was excellent and the cruise was the perfect length.

The tour was very informative and interesting. We saw a lot and looked behind the scenes. The guide told funny and interesting anecdotes and the tour was suitable for all ages.

A great eventful ride across Paris. We did not regret it. Please note that there are no German-speaking drivers. Have wsmit hands and feet and great French. understood music

Very nice guides and an amazing tour around the city. We learned about parts of Paris that were off the beaten path and had a great time!

Wonderful walking tour with several little stops at shops with long histories and wonderful flavors