GREATER PARIS : 2020-03-01

LA UNE : 14 : 14


SEE PARIS WITH A PARISIAN CONNAÎTRE 'Montmartre - Moulin Rouge to Sacré Coeur' starts at 11am and 2:30pm outside métro Blanche (line 2) at street level 'Paris Landmarks' starts at 10am outside the Orangerie museum (in the Tuileries garden). Closest métro : Concorde ke these tours first thing! YOUR BEST HOUR 'Trendy Marais' starts at 2:30pm outside the store "merci" at 111 boulevard Beaumarcha­is. Closest métro: Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (line 8) IN PARIS ? 'Hidden Gems & Secret Paris' starts at 11am at the Louvre glass pyramid, at the foot of the horse statue. Closest métro: Palais royal S eeing the Louvre? Climbing the Eiffel Tower? Shopping the Champs-Elysées? No. For many visitors their ‘best hour in Paris' has become joining Discover Walks for one of their seven ‘See Paris with a Parisian' free walking tours. Discover Walks' small-group tours became Paris' biggest new hit last year. We asked why. says 'Left Bank - Latin Quarter' starts at 2:30pm at: 77 rue Galande outside "Odette". Closest métros: Saint-Michel (line 4) and Cluny (line 10) “Discover Walks offers many Paris visitors exactly what they’re looking for on their vacation,” More tours and informatio­ns www.discoverwa­ Tours run in English every day rain or shine, no reservatio­n is needed. Guides wear a distinctiv­e pink vest. at Alexandre, one of the native Parisian guides. “Our walks are fun. I guarantee you will laugh out loud several times on each walk.” “They’re informativ­e. Our City Guides not only show the great landmarks and stories that go with them, but also special parts of Paris that only locals know. Our walks are not history lessons, but filled with current Paris events as well.” “People love the intimacy. The tours are in English, How did the whole idea come about? The small-group, on-the-street closeness makes our walks like seeing Paris “A MustDoAttr­action in Paris with a new friend.” so all Guides are fluent. “We noticed how much of Paris visitors were missing out on because of not being shown around by a local.” Discover Walks also innovates in a different way – the tours are free of charge. The free service is supported by tips, with guests deciding what to tip after their walk. “People are pretty generous. I guess they have fun – judging not just by the tips, but 50% of guests end up taking a second tour with us.” “Do this first – best hour I had in Paris.” Favourite guest comment? 14 GREATER PARIS SPRING - PRINTEMPS 2020 |

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