Hidden Hangouts: Discover Paris' Canals


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3 hours | from €40.00 pp
Discover what a truly local Parisian neighbourhood looks like as you join the city’s bohemians, students, philosophers, fashionistas, ‘flaneurs' and of course local residents in wandering, sitting or sipping a glass of wine by the Canal Saint-Martin. Spend an afternoon or evening strolling along the canal and discover its creative, boho credentials for yourself and soak up its quirky and laid back atmosphere. With backstreets and canal side walls adorned with provocative street art, more unique boutiques and trendy concept stores than you could wish for and of course plenty of sidewalk bistros, hip cocktail bars and back to basics wine bars, there’s always something new to discover in this area. Just like the artists, creatives, foodies and freelancers who have moved into the area, you’ll quickly fall in love with the tree lined walkways and wrought-iron footbridges of Canal Saint-Martin.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

In classically Parisian style, spend an afternoon or evening strolling along the Canal Saint-Martin. Soaking up the laid back atmosphere in this creative enclave, stopping to browse unique concept stores, to enjoy a glass of wine or to dangle your feet over the banks of the canal.Read more +

Join a like-minded local who will share this enclave with you, where young Parisians really live - this area is popular with students, young creatives and freelancers who have joined the artists and bohemians who have always loved living by the water in this 19th century district. 

Exploring the neighbourhoods around the canal will give you a real taste of what life is like as a Parisian; do like the locals do and stop by boulangeries, fromageries and delis to pick up the makings of a delicious picnic, then grab a bottle of wine and eat and drink in true local style, simply sitting on the banks of the canal!

Or if you’d prefer, your local will take you to a canal-side bar where tiny tables spill out onto terraces, or a subterranean wine bar where you can enjoy small tapas style plates along with organic wines. 

With its truly unique vibe and laissez faire attitude, you’ll feel like a Parisian yourself as you stroll along, watching the world go by, perusing the concept stores and independent boutiques, pausing to savour a glass of wine or an espresso. 

Discover this 19th century waterway as its meant to be enjoyed, with a glass of wine and a laid back attitude! You’ll quickly see how the area has transformed from a hidden treasure to a trendy hotspot filled with some of the city’s best restaurants and shops. 


What's Included

* 100% Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* Totally local and authentic knowledge and insghts


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund. 


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Join a local to explore Canal Saint-Martin and the surrounding neighbourhoods 
* This trendy enclave is loved by locals, students and artists who congregate along its banks 
* Put together a makeshift picnic and enjoy with a bottle of wine, sitting on the banks of the canal in true local style!
* Peruse the trendy boutiques and unique concept stores, or simply relax in a bistro and soak up the atmosphere 
* Discover the history of these 19th century waterways as you stroll over the wrought-iron bridges and along the banks
* Soak up the unique atmosphere and laid back attitude of this area as you join the groups of locals who congregate here to share a bottle of wine or a meal 

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free