If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.
*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.
It takes a Parisien to talk about Paris, the city has three of its landmarks often on the Top Ten visited places with the Eiffel tower, Notre Dame and Louvres museum, yet, actually, very little is known about the streets and buildings, about the croissant aside from “c’est bon”. This is the mission our native guide has accepted, to share with you the changes of the city through this one hour time travel tour. Thus helping you understand better facts, food or building you saw through your journey while helping people who have never been to Paris before to already start feeling home.
Jump back in time in three, two, one … Jump. Begin your journey through the narrow and dark streets of Medieval Paris, as the guide tells you about ramparts and old and new bridges see how Paris is changing in front of you from 3 floors timbered house to the 6 storey high Haussmannian majestic facade. Your guide will weave their in depth knowledge of the city and skilled storytelling to set the tone for this one hour tour. This tour is particularly wonderful for both young and old, addressing themes that are cross-generational, fun, and engaging.
Witness the birth of the Sacré Coeur on top of Montmartre and hear stories about the Eiffel Tower. Along the way, your guide will interject stories of their personal experiences as a local and paint a picture of modern life including wine, bread and cheese.
But as magnificent as Paris is it also has it’s dark memories, comfortably seated, preferably sipping a glass of wine enjoy the fateful story of Marie Antoinette or Landru the “Blue Beard of Gambais”.
As the guide will share with you some of his childhood memories you will learn the importance wine had in the French culture and you will learn how to say “Santé” and toast properly without offending your host.
Modern Paris is not just about timbered buildings and centuries old landmarks, as Hemmingway said “Paris is a moveable feast” so the guide will give you some tips on where and how to enjoy yourself while in Paris.
The icing on the cake will come at the end of the tour with a review of True/false French Stereotypes.
With any online tour, you'll also receive a $10 gift voucher which you can use to book any Secret Food Tour, valid for 2 years!
All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
As soon as you book your tour, we’ll email you all the details including the date and time for your virtual experience. All tours are conducted using Zoom. The email will include a direct link to join the live experience at the speculated time and date.
Even though your camera doesn’t need to be on during the tour, our guides appreciate interacting with participants so feel free to switch it on and talk to our guides.
Please note you can join the tour at any point in time. If you are running late, you can join when you can but please note these tours are non-refundable.
All of the experiences are live and the guides will not be able to pause the tours if you need to leave for a few minutes
Please utilize the “Chat” section of your Zoom dashboard to ask the Coordinator a question and at the time-frame for Q&A with the Guide, the Coordinator will select questions sent in by guests to ask our Guide.
You are unable to share your link past the number of passengers you have booked for. If you purchase multiple passengers for one tour you will be able to share your link with them by forwarding the booking confirmation email.
All of the tours are non-refundable. You may reschedule your tour provided you offer a 96 hours’ notice.
If the cancellation is our own fault, you will be offered to reschedule your tour, or a voucher for equal credit or alternative a refund.
All tours are conducted using Zoom. The email will include a direct link to join the live experience at the speculated time and date.
Before joining the tour, you will need to have installed Zoom on the device you will be using. To check your requirements you can go directly to this website.
If you joined a cooking lesson or any other experiences that may involve the preparation of food or drinks, you will receive an email with all the recipes discussed during your tour. You will also receive a link that links to our Trip Advisor page so you can review the experience.
For the Italian Cooking Classes, you will receive a PDF with recipes for the classes. Please note that the pasta and sauce selections will vary depending on ingredients available to our Chefs with unpredictable grocery availability during this time.