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Little-Known Paris: Belleville, Marais, and Latin Quarter quarters

Non-touristic Paris and three colourful districts: Belleville, Mare and Latin Quarter

What's tour about

You climbed the Eiffel Tower, visited the Montmartre, and even stood in line, heroically, to see Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum. So, what else Paris has to offer and where should you head to next? Let's take a trip to the multicultural district of Belleville to see the unpolished side of Paris!

Parisians come to Belleville from all over the city to buy exotic products, meet young artists in independent galleries, and have a glass or two at numerous trendy bars. This is the same immigrant district where Edith Piaf, one of the country's most known international stars and legends, was once born. If you would like to visit Musée d’Edith - a museum dedicated to this French woman-legend, our tour route lays not far from the museum.

Guided tour of the Marais quarter will help you find very unusual, but just as interesting museums, cozy streets, historical squares, and some of the best gastropubs in Paris.

Further, the tour will lead us through Île de la Cité (Island Cite) and its flower market - one of the most beautiful places in Paris, and then right to the Latin Quarter. This is the area with well-preserved old mansions, beautiful old streets full of shops, bookstores, and reasonably-priced restaurants. At the same time, this area is considered a student center and is the most popular place in Paris. Our guided tour will show you where and how to spend an unforgettable evening in the Latin Quarter!

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Metro station "Goncourt"

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2 – 2,5 hours

walking pace

4 km

Approximate tour distance


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— The smallest street in Paris

— Unusual and Small museums - Carnavale and the Museum of Magic
— The famous “Flowers and Birds Market (Marché aux fleurs et aux oiseaux)” on the Island Cite (Île de la Cité)
— Unusual cabaret and some of the most entertaining pubs
— The Bastille Opera Square — a meeting place for young Parisians
...and much more.

Start at Metro station "Goncourt"

The red marker is the starting point of the tour. You will stay within the circle marked on the map throughout the length of the tour.

Author of the tour

Anastasia I travel a lot and love to write about it

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How self-guided tours work?
The app will be your personal guide. With help of GPS the app will guide you along the route, show authentic places and tell stories about it. In some tours you will find simple quizes to get learn about the city like in game.
What is different from a guided tour or guidebook?
Unlike a guided tour, you do not depend on anyone. You can pause or go from the route and stop for an aperol at the bar. This is not just a list of places with descriptions, but a well-prepared route with interactive content that make you to interact with the city.
Do I need the internet?
No, the tour is downloaded to the app and works offline. It stays with you even after you finish it, so you can share your impressions with friends.
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Why is it cheaper than a regular tour?
You pay for the whole tour, not the person. Travel alone or with up to 5 people using up to two phones.

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Little-Known Paris: Belleville, Marais, and Latin Quarter quarters
Non-touristic Paris and three colourful districts: Belleville, Mare and Latin Quarter

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