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1| Travel like a Local
Discover our beautiful country like an insider and experience how to live like a Parisian, a Bordelais, or a Provençal for a day. Unlike the standard visit where you’re sealed off behind the glass of an air-conditioned bus, listening to a guide shouting down a microphone, we propose an encounter with France and its people the local way.
We offer a real exchange between the travelers and us, the locals. We embody authenticity, we seek out the unexpected, and we are devoted to sharing the insider knowledge and transmitting the immense heritage that we feel lucky to have received. These are the pillars to a Localers' adventure.
2| Explore France with True Experts
The principal behind most guided tours is usually the following: they offer visits to a handful of cliché sights (i.e. Montmartre, Saint-Michel, The Eiffel Tower…). Very rarely do operators actually attempt to scrape the surface. The Localers’ approach couldn’t be more different.
Before creating the visits themselves, we start by selecting passionate locals, who are experts in their domain, thereby capitalizing on the knowledge and aptitudes of each guide. Every tour we offer is the product of hours of deliberation with a guide. We aim to provide an experience which reflects the personality and insight of each local guide.
Our team consists of art historians, professional photographers, bloggers, artists, fashion designers, enologists, epicureans, actors…in short, all our guides have that special something (more) that will result in an unforgettable experience for you. Who knows, you may even return home having made a few French friends.
3| Diversity and Adaptability
Lovers of an authentic experience: smelly cheese, vintage fashion, interior design, history, there’s something for everyone! Regardless of your choice, you can count on the same high standards and the same eagerness to provide an experience unlike any other.
Instead of simply visiting the Eiffel Tower, why not discover it through a picnic or a culinary escapade in the surrounding quartier? Rather than whirling by the top sights in a bus listening to pre-recorded facts, discover these must-see sights with a professional photographer who will capture these unforgettable moments. Forget the traditional wine tasting — often pretentious and deadly boring — and opt for an introduction to French wines with an enthusiastic enologist. Why take an overcrowded cooking class when you can dine with a chef in his atelier? Discover or re-discover France from another angle, far from the clichés and the tourist traps.
In the event that you don’t find the tour that interests you on our site, give us a call to take advantage of our network of over 100 expert guides across France to piece together an experience that corresponds to your interests. We’ll do our best to satisfy your desires.. At the moment, most of our tours are concentrated in Paris, but don’t worry there will be specialized tours of the beautiful villages and countryside around France very soon. After all, this level of quality takes time to build!
4| A team of Francophiles at your Service
Contrary to many sites selling France from Dublin, Boston, or even Singapore, we’ve been living in France for years — and that’s no joke!
Whether Parisian, Bordelais, American, New-Zealander, Irish or Honduran, our multicultural team profoundly knows the city and shares a true passion for France and its capital. Our customer service is available weekdays from 9AM to 6PM local time. In case of an afterhours or weekend emergency, even the boss himself will answer his cell phone!
We will provide you with the assistance and insider advice when you need it. So don’t hesitate to get in touch—we're waiting for your call! You are, of course, welcome to visit us at our offices located in the heart of Paris to say hello. Or, why not even meet us for a drink or coffee in one of the mythical bistros of the 2nd arrondissement?
5| Cut Out the Middlemen
Unlike other French and foreign providers, we produce 100% of our activities ourselves. No middleman here! Sure some of it can be tedious work, but doing so allows us to achieve our concept without compromising on the result. Creating our excursions ourselves also results in a number of advantages for you:
- A clear overview of our team of guides and itineraries
- The maximized benefit from each of our tours
- An array of unique programs that you won’t find anywhere else
6| Flexibility and Security
We know that traveling is full of surprises (good as well as bad). That’s why we’ve given our all to ensure flexibility and security on our site. Our up-to-date webpage allows reservations from any computer or smartphone in all reliability thanks to Ogone, a European leader in payment solutions.
With us, unlike with other companies, you can also modify, delay, or cancel your excursion with no extra fees or charges up to 72 hours before the start of the tour. Finally, rest assured that that we rely on the services of a large European insurance company in order to guarantee that our excursions be conducted in a serious and secure manner.
7| Instant Booking Confirmation
No need to wait up to 72 hours, or email back and forth with your guide in order to receive your confirmation. Your reservation is confirmed at the very same moment you make it. Like this you avoid bad surprises.
Although we can’t always guarantee it, we’ll do our best to propose tours up to 24 hours in advance in order to provide the most flexible experience for you. This means you can book your tour from home and even on-site if moved by a whim or desire.