Guided tour

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Activity provider: Simply France Tours

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Activity provider: Simply France Tours

From US$ 41.11 per person

Explore the charms of Paris. Follow your guide along the literary Saint Germain des Prés, past the antic Latin Quarter and through the medieval Marais.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French, English, Italian, Dutch, Spanish
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 3-hour, small-group bike tour through Paris
  • Cruise at a leisurely pace as a local guide shows you the nooks and crannies and explains historical context and anecdotes
  • Discover Saint Germain des Prés, The Latin Quarter, Odéon and Luxembourg, the forever trendy central areas
  • Cycle flat routes on low-traffic side streets for a full immersion with locals
  • Explore The Marais, the medieval district with its Jewish and gay areas
Full description

Start your 3-hour bike in front of the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your local guide will show you nooks and crannies of the old Paris as well as explaining you the anecdotes behind the great history.

Starting on the city island, head toward St Louis Island, mostly unchanged since the 17th century. Crossing the Seine River, enter the medieval Marais, famous for its Jewish and gay neighborhoods. From middle-aged houses through trendy corners, reach the first-ever Kings Square and its magnificent buildings.

Continuing through the Bastille square, demystify its legendary prison and the famous Bastille Day. Escape from city traffic and stroll along the bike-friendly path that lines the Seine River and get ready for a nice drink stop along the water. Next, discover the left bank.

From the world's oldest company, which is 1154 years old, head towards the literary Saint Germain des Prés and meet Parisians’ preferred cafés and art galleries. See how the kings, queens, revolutionaries, and Napoléon mixed in a ballet that ended in blood in Odéon and Luxembourg.

After resting in the left bankers preferred garden, reach the Sorbonne University and the Latin Quarter with its antic roman empire ruins mixed with the most dangerous middle-aged back streets.

Joining this tour at the beginning of your vacation allows you to see a lot of the city and determine where you want to go back to.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • People under 4 ft 4 in (135 cm)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

The meeting poinr is 7 Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris. This is at the City Hall square. The square is very large and therefore it's recommend to carefully check the address on Google maps first to ensure you arrive at the exact location. Your guide will wait for you at the lift entrance leading to the underground parking where the local partner's bikes are stored. Your guide will be holding a red umbrella. Traffic jams can be signifcant in Paris. Metro is the safest way to get to the meeting point on time. You can also download the free app Citymapper to give you an estimated time for arrival by all means of transportation. The metro station name is "Hôtel de Ville" on lines 1 and 11. Once you have arrived, take exit N°4 called "Avenue Victoria" and the parking elevator is 20 meters in front of you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour is suitable for all levels of fitness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 874 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was a great experience for our whole family. Our guide was very nice. He has been living in Paris for many years and was able to show and tell us a lot. A very special bike tour that we will surely remember for a long time. Definitely to be recommended!

November 3, 2022

We had a super time with Frederic, our guide. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! The visit is very interesting and Frederic tailors it to its audience depending on where they come from and their own knowledge which makes it really enjoyable and personal. The whole bike set up was very easy and well organised. Good quality bikes. The ride felt really safe even in the busy narrow streets, our guide always looked after us . I would definitely recommend this guided cycle and would encourage you to ask for Frederic( no offense to any other guides ) It was well worth the money, we had a full three hours of fascinating facts and anecdotes and covered around 10km of this gorgeous city. Thank you

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September 20, 2022

Julie was an informative and knowledgeable guide who managed to safely guide us through the back streets of Le Marais and the Left Bank/Latin Quarter. We saw places we would never have found and went back later in the day to explore Le Marais in greater depth. Highly recommend this tour.

September 7, 2022

Product ID: 169882