Paris, so striking – and yet, so invisible!
If you have stopped wondering where to go in Paris or which district to visit, you may nevertheless wonder how well you know Paris? As a mosaic of districts with different histories, architecture and atmospheres, Paris is full of unsuspected places and monuments that modelled the city in a lasting way. And you might sometimes need someone to guide you through such richness.
Follow us into the real Paris outside the tourists’ tracks and discover how it is for Parisians to live their every life surrounded by so much history and –we have to admit it– so much beauty! ?
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– Essential Marais, the very heart of Paris
Royal district, no-go zone or open-air museum, Le Marais will soon bear no more secret to you! From place des Vosges to square du Temple, embark on a surprising urban exploration of the Old Paris and discover its most astonishing secrets and hidden gems!
– Bohemian Paris, the Hidden Face of Montmartre
With its winding cobblestone streets, vintage shops and quaint eateries Montmartre is today a not-to-miss highlight for tourists. It is nevertheless also the favourite playground of many Parisians too, that we propose you to discover in the steps of the many artists that lived there and changed the History of the Art of the 20th century!
– African Paris Behind Montmartre, at the Goutte d’Or
At the feet of Montmartre, discover an unknown Paris, cradle of migrations, authentic and truly contemporary! Let yourself surprise by the Goutte d’or, its wax shops, its tasty sweets and its joyful street art, or dive into the 19th cent. with Zola and his novel “L’Assommoir”!
– A Hidden Paris in the Shadow of the Bastille
From the Bastille to the Aligre Market, a unique guided walk into a hidden Paris behind the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, a centre of Revolutions with the taste for Authenticity.
– The Roaring Twenties of Montparnasse
Dive into the shadow of the famous Tour Montparnasse to discover corners of the city where the artists of the École de Paris flourished at the beginning of the 20th century, from Modigliani to Foujita, Man Ray, Zadkine and Soutine.
– Another Paris: the Batignolles
Visit Paris differently in the Batignolles, from the first Impressionists to the brand new Courthouse, and passing by the first steps of the French railway, fall for this charming ancient village, which is host to two of the most beautiful urban parks in Paris!
– A Newer Paris Around the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
How can a former industrial wasteland grow as a model for living in the 21st century? Follow us on the largest urban construction site in Paris since Haussmann and walk under the shadow of buildings by some of the world’s most renowned architects, from Le Corbusier to Jean Nouvel!
– The Walk of Ménilmontant
Discover the village of Ménilmontant in Paris, a well-preserved and dynamic secret! An amazing guided tour addressing street art, water management and “Matrimony”, all this under Willy Ronis’s poetic eye and Maurice Chevalier’s joyfulness, and with a guide from the district!
And if you’re hungry, have a look at our Unique Tastings & Surprising Food Tours to bite Paris with full teeth!
++ Possibility to organize a drink or a meal before, during or after the tour in a close-by area.
TheWaysBeyond is a signatory to the Caring Attitude charter of the Paris Tourist Office.
In this sense, our Discovery Guided Walks of Parisian Districts comply with current health and safety instructions, with the guide wearing a face mask and respecting physical distancing practices and other government-recommended preventive measures.
Participants are asked to please wear a mask and respect physical distancing practices when walking together on the tour.