French Fridays: Paris walking tours

French Fridays: Paris walking tours

Over the years, I’ve come to realise that one of my favourite ways to discover a city is to take a guided tour, preferably right at the start of my stay, so I can get my bearings and make notes of places I want to go back to!  “Guided tour” you say? Yes, yes, but guided tours have a come a very long way in the past decade and nowadays, the hop-on, hop-off tour bus which used to be one of the only ways to take a tour (and which is still a very useful option in many cases), is just one of many choices. These days, a walking tour is my tour of choice – they really allow you to get an idea of the layout of a particular (neighbourhood of a) city and are most often led by local guides, who can really give you “insider tips” on places to visit, eat and drink.

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