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Les Halles Tours

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Les Halles
Affectionately known as “the belly of Paris,” Les Halles was once the sight of Paris’s bustling central food market, where vendors sold fresh meats, fish, and vegetables. A focal point of Paris since the 11th century, the food stalls were dismantled in 1971 to make room for the new Forum des Halles shopping center and metro station.
 
The Basics
With an abundance of cafés, restaurants, specialty food shops, and kitchen supply stores, Les Halles remains a destination for food lovers. Take a guided food tour of Les Halles and immerse yourself in French food and wine culture. Stroll through the vibrant pedestrian area of Rue Montorgueil and discover some of Paris’ best patisseries and boulangeries. The Les Halles neighborhood is also home to the Centre Pompidou, which houses the Musée National d’Art Moderne.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Les Halles is located in the 2nd arrondissement, walking distance from the Louvre.
  • Les Halles is a must-see for foodies and wine enthusiasts.
  • Rue Montorgueil is pedestrian-friendly and wheelchair accessible.
  • The Centre Pompidou is a must-see for any first time visitors to Paris.
 
How to Get There
Les Halles is located in in Paris’ 2nd arrondissement, within walking distance of the Louvre. Les Halles is easily reached via public transportation from nearly anywhere in the city. The Châtelet-Les Halles station serves several regional city and metro lines, and is considered the biggest underground station in the world.
 
When to Get There
Les Halles is a lively destination at all hours of the day. During the summer months, start your day early to avoid large crowds. Les Halles is known for some of the best jazz bars and nightclubs in the city making it a great place to explore in the evening as well.
 
Visiting the Centre Pompidou
Located between the Les Halles neighborhood and the Marais, the Centre Pompidou’s fascinating industrial facade is a work of modern art in itself. The center is home to the Musée National d’Art Moderne, which houses one of the world’s most impressive collections of modern art, including pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Léger, and others. Centre Pompidou is a popular sight, so book tickets and tours in advance to save time in lines.
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6-Hour Private Custom Tour of ParisHalf-day Tours

6-Hour Private Custom Tour of Paris

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Marvel over medieval monuments and modern masterpieces on this private 6-hour of Paris. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around the Latin Quarter; admire icons like Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Louvre; and pose for photos beneath the Eiffel Tower. Your itinerary is yours to customize as you please, so you could enjoy window-shopping along the Champs-Élysées, admire the grand architecture of Place de la Concorde or get off-the-beaten-track and seek out little-known sights.
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Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine TastingWine Tasting

Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Immerse yourself in Paris' culinary culture during this gourmet tour. Sample delicious regional products such as breads, cheeses, meats, and chocolates while you explore. If you'd like, you can include a typical French lunch paired with a flight of wines served by a sommelier. Travel with a small group of 12 people or fewer, which guarantees personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.
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Marais semi private walking tourCity Packages

Marais semi private walking tour

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Get a feel for one of Paris’s most beloved neighborhoods on this 2-hour walking tour of the Marais. Going with a guide ensures you learn facts often missed by visitors about the area’s most important landmarks, from the Centre Pompidou to the oldest paved street in the city. With a group size capped at 10, this walking tour offers an intimate perspective on the area’s history and atmosphere.
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Ghost and Mysteries Walking Tour of Paris by NightCity Packages

Ghost and Mysteries Walking Tour of Paris by Night

Discover the City of Light’s ghostly side, and hear some of its spookiest myths and legends, when you book this private, evening walking tour. Pick between two convenient start times, and meet your guide in the heart of the city. You’ll see many of Paris’ top attractions as you explore, from Pont Neuf and the UNESCO-listed Banks of the Seine to the Île de la Cité. You’ll also hear about gruesome massacres, royal hauntings, murders and executions, and more.
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Jazz Walking TourTheater

Jazz Walking Tour

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Dive into the musical history of Paris' Jazz Age on a walking tour that concludes with a jazz performance. Visit the iconic nightclubs, bars, and neighborhoods of Les Halles, the Latin Quarter and St-Germain-des-Prés to see where Jazz Age artists spent their time. Stop at famous spots like Le Caveau de la Huchette and Les Deux Magots before ending a concert of live jazz at Le Duc des Lombards. Group size is limited to 15 ensuring personalized attention from your guide.
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An Itinerant Wine Tasting Course Through ParisWine Tasting

An Itinerant Wine Tasting Course Through Paris

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Few countries boast a winemaking heritage as strong as France’s, and if there’s one place where you can taste the best of them, it’s Paris. On this tour, explore Paris and take an immersive journey through the world of French viticulture. Sample wines and Champagnes from all four corners of the country, learn what sets French wine apart from the global competition, and explore Paris through its exciting wine scene.
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Heart of Paris Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Heart of Paris Bike Tour

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Explore the historic highlights and hidden backstreets of Paris on a 3-hour bike tour in the heart of the city. Follow your local guide on a route through either in the fashionable Marais district or the culturally rich Left Bank neighborhoods of St-Germain and the Latin Quarter. Learn about the city’s medieval and modern attractions as you pedal through the storied streets, and enjoy the leisurely pace and flexibility of a two-wheeled tour.
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