Meet your guide in central Paris. Learn how the city earned its title as the fashion capital of the world while you admire the glamorous window displays in the fashion district. Along the way, try a traditional Parisian treat—a sweet macaron.
Continue to the Louvre, home to masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Hear about the museum highlights from your guide as you wander through the gardens, pose for photos by the iconic glass pyramid, and enjoy a glimpse of the sculpture gallery from a secret arcade. Make a note to come back and continue exploring another day—the museum's so big, you need half a day just to take in the highlights.
Next, mingle with the locals at a Parisian market, stopping to indulge in another French passion—cheese. Sample a delicious array of regional cheeses, including smooth, mild Brie, or pungent Roquefort, the ‘King of Cheeses.’
Continue through the streets, passing through hidden arcades and historic avenues, as your guide points out boutiques and popular patisseries along the way. Arrive at the famous Centre Pompidou and part with your guide for some independent sightseeing. Grab a light lunch at a nearby café (be sure to save space for more food tasting in the afternoon though), head to the top floor of the Centre Pompidou for panoramic views of Paris, or stroll down to the Seine riverside.
Then, meet up with your group and guide outside the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Explore the medieval neighborhood of Le Marais, where highlights include preserved Gothic churches and streets, the remains of Paris’ 12th-century defense walls, or tucked away mansions. Le Marais is full of sweet shops, pâtisseries, boutiques, and cafés, so be sure to ask your guide for recommendations so you can come back in your own time. Stop in three different pastry stores to taste classic French sweets.
Finally, stop at a wine store for a personalized tasting. Sip a range of French wines and try some delicious liqueurs, including Armagnac or 'Old Plum,' accompanied by a variety of French cheese or charcuterie, like ham or rillettes.
After an action-packed day, bid your guide farewell and end your tour at Bastille in the heart of Paris.