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Secret Paris: Cheese, Art & Local Life - Small Group Tour

Cheese? Check. Macarons? Check. Art? Check. Join a local guide on this Paris tour to experience the mind-blowing gastronomic feats, instantly recognisable architectural icons, and secret spots that make the French capital so endearing.

Get to know the City of Light through the eyes of a local on this tour full of tantalising treats and cultural gems.

Start right in the heart of one of Paris most expensive and fashionable areas, where luxury, elegance and beauty are around every corner. Stop at an illustrious food store and take the chance to sample a mouth-watering macaron - a delicious French speciality and the ultimate Parisian experience.

Continue to the iconic Louvre, home to some of the worlds most celebrated art. The enigmatic Mona Lisa and gorgeous Venus de Milo both live in this treasure trove of fine art. Wander through an arcade that offers a free glimpse into the famous sculpture gallery, relax in the well-manicured gardens and enjoy some of the best sightseeing Paris has to offer.

Next, head to a lively Parisian market to indulge in one of Frances most popular gastronomic pleasures - cheese! Perhaps taste some smooth, mild Brie or sample a slice of pungent Roquefort known as the King of Cheeses. Afterwards, amble through some secret arcades to discover quirky shops, unique boutiques and one of the oldest buildings in Paris. Day trips like these are a great way to live as a local for a day!

Finally, walk to the fascinating, medieval neighbourhood of Le Marais. Full of sweet shops, patisseries, boutiques and cafes, this charming area offers insight into French culture and the local way of life.

Finish the tour in the forecourt of Paris contemporary art gallery: the Pompidou centre, an incredible example of modern architecture in the heart of medieval Paris. A fitting finale to this revealing tour of Paris best kept secrets!

Experience Includes

  • Wander through the luxurious, hidden streets of Paris with a local
  • Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Louvre’s garden
  • Sample a macaron in Paris’ most illustrious food shop
  • Cheese tasting session in a French fromagerie
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people for a more personal experience

Experience Excludes

  • Items of personal nature
  • Optional gratuities
  • Additional drinks and snacks


Daily except Sunday.

Departure location

In front of the entrance gates of the Madeleine Church – Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris. (Metro lines 8, 12, 14, stop Madeleine) – Your guide will be holding an Urban Adventures sign.

Start times



3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please note, a visit to the viewing platform at the top of the Modern Art Museum (Centre Pompidou) is not included on Tuesdays as it is closed.
  • Children below the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.