Private Full Day Paris Tour: Explore Iconic Places and Enjoy Authentic French Flavors
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Experience the best of Paris in just one day! Join us on a private full-day tour to explore iconic places, taste authentic French flavors, and become a true Parisian. All-inclusive adventure with food walks, bike rides, cruises, and more!
Duration: 9 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Ile Saint-Louis - We roam the streets on the ground where the Parisii tribe first settled and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting in a secret underground cellar as well as ice cream (warm weather) or hot chocolate(chilly weather)
  • Canal Saint-Martin - Commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte, beloved by Paris’ hipster and student set
  • Le Marais - Stroll the cobblestone streets of Paris’ medieval district on our way to taste the Most Expensive Cheese in France, discover Paris’ oldest covered market, sample the best macarons in town, meet our friends who make the best charcuterie, and gather supplies for our picnic (weather permitting) while we zigzag streets with stories to tell…
  • Place des Vosges - In the courtyard of kings, revolutionaries, and de Medicis, we relax and enjoy our picnic (weather permitting) and visit a secret garden and sample decadent French chocolates
  • Sainte-Chapelle - See the exterior of the architectural marvel built to house Jesus’ Crown of Thorns by the eventual St. Louis
  • Saint Germain des Pres Quarter - We breeze through Paris’ vaunted St. Germain district on bikes and see Paris’ chicest residents visiting galleries or enjoying outdoor cafes.
  • Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris - Let’s visit the exterior of the Notre Dame and see the progress of the renovations and learn about the most historic cathedral in the world.
  • Marche aux fleurs - Ile de la Cite - We breeze through the flower and bird market commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Palais de Justice de Paris - See the exterior of the court where Marie Antoinette was tried and sentenced to the guillotine
  • Pont des Arts - The original Love Locks Bridge has a story to tell
  • Latin Quarter - See the Latin Quarter and learn about it’s history
  • Cour du Commerce Saint Andre - Discover how France supported American Revolutionary War and the guillotine became a symbol of the French Revolution
  • Institut de France - The official home of the French language
  • Arc de Triomphe - We see the monument commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Louvre Museum - We glide through the inner grounds of the world’s most famous art museum and hear the story of La Joconde – the Mona Lisa while taking photos near the pyramid
  • Tuileries Garden - See the former courtyard of Kings, Queens, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • Place de la Concorde - We visit the site where the guillotine stood and where Marie Antoinette lost her head during the French Revolution in Paris’ largest public square.
  • Champs-Elysees - We glide along Paris’ most famous avenue like Parisians in comfortable, dedicated new bike lanes
  • Dome des Invalides - Hear the amazing history behind that stunning gold dome
  • Petit Palais - As we breeze by on bikes we take in 30+ notable sights
  • Grand Palais - As we breeze by on bikes, we take in 30+ notable sights
  • Pont Alexandre III - Stop for photos and to discover the story of one of the most beautiful bridges in the world
  • Seine River - We end our momentous day relaxing on an elegant cruise barge with chilly champagne and French apero snacks seeing Paris from it’s most beautiful avenue – the River Seine
  • Eiffel Tower - Eiffel Tower - the worlds most beloved monument
What's Included
  • Snacks
  • Curated selection of wine, champagne, and non-alcoholic alternatives paired with selected cheeses
  • Bottled water
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Use of bicycles for exploring
  • Lunch provided
  • Boat Cruise Tickets included
  • Tea and coffee available
What's Not Included
  • Entry tickets to museums/ Eiffel Tower. We do not go inside.
Additional Information

Is your stay in Paris just for one day? Or, are you searching for one day that will be truly unforgettable?

Then accompany us as we cycle, stroll, boat, and savor our way across Paris’ most prominent locations (and tastes!)

We present Paris to the globe and now we are excited to include you in our escapade… a stylish Paris ‘mixtape’ – All expenses paid!

We’ll start our ideal morning in the Canal St. Martin district, indulging in a unique culinary walk, followed by a visit to France’s most venerable covered market.

Expect Wines + Cheeses in a concealed, underground cellar.

Indulge in Paris’ finest croissants, pastries, chocolates, and coffee.

We’ll then jump on bikes and weave our way through picturesque alleyways, transforming you into a true Parisian by day’s end…

We’ll cycle right up to all the must-see sights of Paris (and of course, we’ll hold back a few hidden treasures as a surprise.)

We’ll savor Champagne while cruising, and have a picnic in a park. (weather-dependent)

Get a close view of the Eiffel Tower + sail along the River Seine as Paris glitters.

It’s the cream of the crop of Paris condensed into one rejuvenating experience!

Location
Passerelle des Douanes
Quai de Valmy
We meet on top of the Passerelle des Douanes bridge on the Canal St. Martin. The address is 47 Quai de Valmy in front of Brasserie Valma (not inside)
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Kristinaojeda1
Jan 3, 2024
Pastries and Croissants Tour in the Marais! - We did a walking pastry and croissant tour with Kat in the Marais and we had the best time eating and talking our way through this beautiful neighborhood. Kat was so easy to connect with and she did amazing making sure to include the kids in everything. We would recommend this tour to any of our friends and family coming to Paris!
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Amifranklin
Dec 15, 2023
Decadent Flavors, Sights & Stories of MontmarteTasting Walk - We took the Decadent Flavors, Sights & Stories of MontmarteTasting Walk with Marie and will remember this fun and informative tour as one of the highlights of our three-day trip to Paris. Because we were only there for a short time we were elated to experience this deep dive into fascinating Montmartre, and Marie could not have been a better guide. Any tour that begins with the guide handing me a croissant to eat while she talked gets high marks, but she went beyond that to talk about the bakery, the people who run it, and why they're important to the community. Marie included details like this at every delicious stop, and the bites and sips were so numerous that we didn't need dinner that night -- we may have had it, because Paris, but we didn't NEED it. :) The hills and stairs in Montmartre are no joke, but they certainly helped us feel better about all we were consuming and Marie made sure to build in plenty of stops to rest and take in her stories and the scenery. I can't recommend this experience highly enough.
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Q6505tyannat
Dec 2, 2023
Absolutely Loved Our Tour! - We booked the croissant and pastry tour and this tour was the absolute highlight of our trip! Kat was so fantastic, and she shared tastes with us that we would never have found. I’m now ruined for any baguette, croissant or pain au chocolat in the U.S. Our kids (elementary age) had a blast too. We cannot recommend the tour enough, and we will be booking another one when we are back in Paris!!
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Sophielz9592ys
Nov 16, 2023
Amazing tour…food heaven! - Myself and two friends decided to join the tour for our rainy day in Paris and we were so glad we did, it was such a fun day and we got to see so much of Montmatre which we wouldn’t have normally walked around. With Marie’s expert knowledge (the only way to take a tour is with an actual Parisian surely??) and enthusiasm for her job the hours flew by and we had the best time! Thanks Marie! Amazing value for money and so much delicious food from the heart of Paris!
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Estellelebrunreviews
Nov 4, 2023
Amazing tour, excellent price! - Amazing tour with Marie! You could tell how much she loved her city and it was a joy having her show us around. Food was delicious and there was plenty of it!! Excellent price, made our trip great!! Thank you Marie 😊
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Valeriafg1474dq
Aug 18, 2023
Authentic Paris - We were visiting Paris for a wedding, and a travel agent in our group arranged for us to pick from a variety of tours Curiosity Collective offers. We decided to go with the First Day in Paris tour and we finished our trip up with the Secret Wine Cellar tour. These were some of the most authentic things we did in Paris. Merci!
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Missflea1972
Aug 10, 2023
A unique experience full of great info - I picked Curiosity Collective for a private corporate tour for my US team of 10. I was very happy with this organisation. Not only is Curiosity...well...curious, but they are absolutely the sweetest. We learned tons about even some of the more obvious sights (like the Eiffel Tower...did you know NO WOMEN names are engraved around the skirt of the tower? And that WOMEN contributed to the engineering of the tower? We didn't...). Also, we were treated to a really generous glass of champagne and a macaron. Our guide was not a native French speaker but she has been in Paris for almost a decade and you could tell she really knows the city. I don't understand when people absolutely must have French guides. Do they actually think Paris only harbors French people? Newsflash: It's a METROPOLIS. Thank you, Curiosity Collective, but a really fun and enlightening 1-hour private tour.
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W6281dmsarahr
Jul 26, 2023
Magnifique! - What an experience and such a fantastic way to get to know the city of love and lights!! Marie was so knowledgeable and attentive. She kept our two 9 year olds engaged by playing a game with street art, which was a complete surprise and now we’re hooked. She also filled us in on historical tidbits as we walked from stop to stop. The food was out of this world good and would have taken us hours or days to find each place on our own. We were filled with anticipation upon each stop, wondering what could be better than the last. The best part, it satisfied all tastebuds in our family - the savory, the sweet and the adventurous. Highly recommend for families, foodies or novices in Paris.
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Elylaz
Jul 23, 2023
Great tour!!! - I highly recommend it! We had a tour with Marie and she was amazing. Never saw Paris into that perspective and everything we tasted was just great! It was huge fun
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Nmcampbell2003
Jun 23, 2023
Great introduction to Paris! - Our tour was a great introduction to the city! Our guide, Marie, was very experienced and knowledgeable, and brought us to many amazing croissant and pastry shops around Paris! It was the perfect way to take in Paris for the first time and for the first day when trying to get acclimated to the time change! We also enjoyed locating the invader street art on our walk! Merci… Curiosity Collective!
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