During the tour you will discover everything in and around the 2nd arrondissement, one of the most upcoming and not so touristic neighbourhoods of Paris. I will show you the small streets, one of the most lively streets of Paris filled with restaurants and terraces, the beautiful old passages, the oldest patisserie of Paris, hidden gems, monuments, the boutiques and restaurants and tell you lots of little anecdotes about the neighbourhood on the way. I would be happy to customize the tour to your needs. Please let me know if you have specific requests, or if you would prefer a different time slot.
I am Marieke, from Holland and living in Paris in the 2nd arrondissement. I am passionate about culture, fashion, art and travelling. I lived and studied in different countries like Holland, England, France and Italy where I studied in fashion school. As a local in Paris, knowing the 2nd arrondissement and its history like no one else, I would love to show you my neighbourhood, it’s culture, the small streets, the lively areas, the hidden gems, the shops and restaurants. I speak Dutch, English and French. On the way I can give you tips about what’s going on in Paris, the restaurants, from classic bistros to the trendiest places in the city, where to shop from vintage till concept stores till the Parisian boutiques and what museum and monuments to visit. Check out my instagram: @wonderwise.tours
We will start the tour at the Opéra Garnier, visit old passages, Porte Saint Denis, the smallest street of Paris, the oldest patisserie of the city, an old library and we will finish the tour at the gardens of Palais Royal.
We will walk around 2 hours and will stop several times to give you some information about where we are. The only thing you need is an umbrella or a rain coat when it is raining. The tour starts Place de L'Opéra and will end at Place du Palais Royal
Walking tour; Paris away from the crowds