Stories in the Heart of the City

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Allison

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Stories in the Heart of the City is a 2-hour walking tour that is the best way to get an overview of Paris and recommended upon your arrival.

I only work in small groups to allow for individual attention that meets your needs. I hope you'll message me with questions as I have lots of good suggestions.

We'll be starting at the Fountain of Saint Michel(Sephora), we will wind our way thru winding streets on our way past Notre Dame, where we will see the work being done to restore her. You'll learn the truth behind the gargoyles!  

We will see famous literary haunts from Hemingway to Kerouac and fall for Good King Henry on Pont Neuf. Secret Stories of the Louvre and funny superstitions the French honored even after death.

These tales and history are all yours to be had in our time together. If time allows, we will see:
 
Fountain of Saint Michael
Shakespeare & Co
Rue de Chat Qui Pêche
Notre Dame
Palais de Justice
Sainte Chapelle
Conciergerie
Pont Neuf
Pont des Arts
Académie Française
Louvre
Arc de Carrousel
Tuileries
Place de Concord

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Together we will enjoy Stories from the Heart of the City!

*If the time or date you wanted is not on my calendar, just send me an "inquiry" and I can try to accommodate.

*Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs due to cobblestones.
Stories in the Heart of the City is a 2-hour walking tour that is the best way to get an overview of Paris and recommended upon your arrival.

I only work in small groups to allow for individual attention that meets your needs. I hope you'll message me with questions as I have lots of good suggestions.

We'll be starting at the Fountain of Saint Michel(Sephora), we will wind our way thru winding streets on our way past Notre…

Meet your Host, Allison

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Stories In The Heart Of The City came out of my love for Paris! I come from the tourism business in California and decided to open my own company here. I live in The Marais and have been here 5 years.

Besides making new friends, I love to do tours because I get to see Paris through your eyes which makes me fall in love all over again.

As your local guide and pal, I have many tips and tricks to make the most of your time in Paris.

*If there is a time or day you desire, please send me an Inquiry, and I will check to see if I can accommodate your request.

Whether you have been here five times or it’s your first, let's share this adventure with the Stories in the Heart of the City.
Stories In The Heart Of The City came out of my love for Paris! I come from the tourism business in California and decided to open my own company here. I live in The Marais and have been here 5 years.

Besides making new friends, I love to do tours because I get to see Paris through your eyes which makes me fall in love all over again.

As your local guide and pal, I have many tips and tricks to make the most of your time in Paris.

*If there is a time or day you de…
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From $68/ person

Where you'll be

The Island of Cite is really the heart of Paris. This is our foundation for the tour. It will give you a great overview of the main monuments to be seen. This allows you to return at your leisure or continue on to the other locations that you don't want to miss on your trip. Filled with fun facts and tips to help maximize your time here, this is a great tour for your first day when you can start making the best memories. Let me help guide you!

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Ameya
August 2020
Allison est très gentille. Elle m’a offert une bouteille d’eau froide car il faisait trop chaud. En plus, elle m’a offert aussi une boisson dans un café. La séance était vraiment intéressante. J’ai beaucoup appris. Merci beaucoup et félicitations !
Jorge
February 2020
Hola, Mayte fue muy buena guía, a todos nos gusto mucho su calidez y buena actitud, siempre estuvo al pendiente de darnos muy buenos tips y consejos. Excelente Tour, sobre todo en los primeros días en Paris.
Luis Alfredo
February 2020
El paseo es muy tranquilo y por demás agradable, así como la interacción con Allison. Excelente trato, su explicación es clara, amable y paciente; conoce sobre lo que va describiendo incluyendo lugares y experiencias muy sutiles: pequeños secretos del Paris que difícilmente se conocerían por fuera.
Gabriel
January 2020
I had an amazing time walking Paris with Allison. She explained me every thing with details and she took her time walking and telling me stories about everything we saw. She has a vast experience doing this and know a lot about the history of Paris. She took pictures for me and she cared a lot about my staying in Paris. I recommend you take any of her tours with her. She is a professional showing the city.
Joan
January 2020
This was a beautiful walk through Paris neighborhoods that I'd walked through on previous days, but Allison's facts and stories made it so much more fascinating. The pace was perfectly relaxed, the vibe was friendly, and Allison provided treats! It was a cold day but I'm really glad I went. It ended with a walk through the courtyard of, the Louvre--something I'd never seen in two previous trips to Paris because when at the Louvre I'm so busy trying to get in and see everything I want to see. This was a magical ending to the walking tour. I recommend this tour to anyone.
Yair
January 2020
Thank you Alison for a lovely tour of the heart of Paris. You were a very enlightening and thoughtful guide. We learnt from you a lot about Paris historic and practical facts. It was a delightful memorable stroll. Talmina &Yeruham

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

    What to bring

    Umbrella if rain forecasted
    Good Shoes
    Sense of Humor
    Bottle of Water

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.