So, what kind of experience are you likely to have with a guide from Localers?
Firstly, we don’t cut on corners: Localers has assembled an army of local experts who will give you a memorable experience whichever excursion you choose to book. Our guides have been rigorously vetted and the tours have been tested till breaking point. Lets not forget − you don’t want to have a nasty surprise during that dream vacation to France! Other companies do mass market, we are much more niche in our approach − this way you really get to experience the city and engage directly with someone who can give you tips and tell you their own personal story. If you’re looking for something a little bit special during your trip to France, you won’t be disappointed with Localers; we are here to show you around.
Coming to Paris for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you are trying to see everything all at once. Three of Paris’ biggest attractions, the Louvre, Versailles, and the Musée d’Orsay are high up on visitor’s to-see lists. However, they are in themselves mammoth, and trying to get to grips with the immense treasures found within can be difficult, even for those with sufficient knowledge.
Taking a tour with an art historian is the ideal means to get an overview of the museums and their collections during a relaxing private tour. Our guides are officially accredited by the institutions in which they lead their tours − so whether you want to see the vast Egyptian section of the Louvre, or you want to learn about the incredible details about life at court in Versailles, your guide will be the kind of person you will want at hand, each step of the way. These tours are private, giving you the opportunity to ask questions at any moment or even change subject according to your whim. Having your own private guide to Versailles, the Louvre, or the Musée d’Orsay is more than a luxury − it’s a rare privilege!
Paris is the home of fashion. Period. The endless roster of French fashion designers are a mainstay in the world’s fashion press. Each season the main houses like Chanel and Louis Vuitton stage decadent catwalk shows. It’s for this reason that Paris, as an iconic Fashion destination, knows how to pull the crowds. But its not just Anna Wintour who is coming to Paris to discover the latest trends − hundreds of travellers come each year seeking out the city’s elusive style and glamour during a shopping spree. With so much choice, so many hidden stores and niche boutiques, shopping in Paris can become bewildering.
That’s where Localers’ personal shoppers come in handy. Our personal shoppers have been working in the industry for years and can seek out whatever it is that you are looking for, whether its vintage Chanel, young independent designers, or luxury, shopping with your own local Parisian fashionista at your side will most definitely be a breeze. Our team of personal shoppers are each allocated an area in Paris. Whether it’s the Marais for vintage and young designer, or Montmartre for vintage and young creators, or Saint-Germain-des-Prés for luxury, our guides know these areas intimately and are on first name basis with many of the boutique owners, making your shopping experience effortless and enjoyable.
Food & Wine Sommeliers & Chefs
The reputation for French cuisine is world-renowned, and what really maintains that reputation is the savour-faire of those who work in the industry, who carry on and re-invent France’s incredible gastronomic traditions. Localers are lucky to have found passionate and dynamic chefs like this to join our team. The most charming French locals you might ever hope to meet lead our collection of mouth-watering tours and cooking classes. Whether it’s a patisserie cooking class with Naomie, or the Eiffel Tower Food Tour with Mael, your invitation to dine with the locals, learn about their secret shops, useful cooking tips, and general wish to impart their gastronomic heritage is always a unique experience for the traveller.
Visiting Paris is really a must for any self-respecting culture vulture. It’s a city with an extraordinary wealth of museums and sights just waiting to be discovered − even some of its cafés are national monuments! Discovering Paris’ culture with a guide is just one of the ways you can get to know the city intimately and learn its history through the eyes of an expert. Our guides have been carefully chosen according to various factors, which takes into account their expertise, their love of the city, and their charming personalities. Whether you want to explore the city with a literature buff and find out where the Lost Generation called home, or you want to discover the hidden covered passage ways and the stunning Opéra Garnier with an expert in 19th century Paris, your cultural outing in Paris will be given a whole new edge after a walking tour with one of our experts.
Family Tour Guides
Believe it or not, Paris is actually one of the best destinations for a family holiday. The kids can’t help but not be enthralled by the beauty of the city. There are myriad museums and sights to keep them busy; and of course, ascending the impressive Eiffel tower is something the little ones will never forget! So how do you ensure that all the memories from your short trip to Paris with the kids will be magical? Localers’ family tours have been created with these expectations in mind. Our fantastic tour guides are pedagogically trained − they know all the tricks for keeping the kids busy, happy and distracted. What makes our family tours really innovative is that that they have been created by the guides who lead them. Encompassing both history and legend they are designed to be attractive for both the kids and the parents.
Fancy taking a walking tour of the Marais and fitting in a drawing class along the way? The Chase the Space Invader Tour is just the ticket. Or perhaps the kids want to learn about the French Revolution? Take a walk around the famous neighbourhood of the Bastille to discover some the its hidden treasures. Finish your walking tour with a trip to the Marché d’Aligre, one of Paris’s oldest food markets. Lastly, ever wondered what Paris was like during medieval times? Incredibly you don’t have to imagine, many of the city’s medieval vestiges still remain. Your guide will evoke the period of fairy tales, Knights and the construction of medieval walls and buildings like the Notre-Dame. Localers has got family outings in Paris covered!