Knowing Paris inside-out comes with years of exploring, but above all a passion for discovering all the magic that a city has to offer. Our city guides are selected for their insatiable love for Paris, and their desire to share it with our visitors. Leaving no stone unturned, our guides are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that those who explore with them get to discover the Paris that truly makes them tick.
Notre Dame of Paris Cathedral was recently tragically damaged by an important fire. The monument will remain closed for renovations. Under the circumstances, and until further notice, we will offer the below itinerary for this tour (it will include the most striking sights of Medieval Paris & the Latin Quarter, including Notre Dame from the outside, but the entry in the Cathedral will not be included).
Did you know that Ile de la Cité, the heart of Paris, has been inhabited for an astonishing 22 centuries? From the first Gallic tribe that settled here to the architectural jewels of the glorious medieval times, learn the secrets of the Paris’ tumultuous history.
Your tour begins with the most famous cathedral in the world: Notre Dame de Paris. This breathtaking example of early Gothic architecture is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and has been studied worldwide for the richness of its decoration. Built over eight centuries ago, the structure has kept its strength and the façade its grandeur!
Your guide will decipher its secrets and bring to life its rich past: damage done during the French Revolution, and much more recently, but the devastating fire, the hidden symbolism adorning the doorways, and much more.
You’ll then cross the Seine River to the edge of the right bank, and then towards the energetic Latin Quarter in the Left Bank. Your guide will take you through Paris oldest and narrowest streets and, with its remarkable houses, you’ll manage to get a feel of what the city was like during medieval times.
A little further, gathered around the oldest tree in Paris (4 centuries!), your guide will explain why this area is called the Latin Quarter. Any guess? As time flies by, we had to think of a brilliant spot to end this experience. Allow us to take you to today’s most iconic intellectual hotspot in Paris, the emblematic Shakespeare & Co bookstore and its captivating story!
Romain was AMAZING!!! I will 100% be recommending him to our friends! Our Louvre tour was one of my kids favorite things we did and they said it was because of Romain.
Highly recommend. Private tour is a great way to get more personalized insights on Paris history. Guide was very knowledgeable. Will definitely use again.
We have done several tours with Localers and they are definitely worth the money! We are pretty independent travelers, but there is no substitute for local knowledge. Localers has the best guides!
I did 2 tours with Localers and would enthusiastically do more when I return to Paris. The main reason is the quality of the tours themselves, the fact they are authentic experiences, and you learn so much!
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