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“Great way to see the city!”

Paris by Martin & Friends
Ranked #4 of 147 Outdoor Activities in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: PARIS BY MARTIN, is a very unique alternative that offers you to walk and ride through history, to experience the flavours of Paris, the charming aspects of the city and much much more. It will be part of your most memorable experience in Paris. We recommend you to join us on your first day in Paris because we will open the city on perspective for you like never before. We will also give you advice to take the most of Paris during your stay and we will be available in case you need us. Welcome to Paris by Martin, your friend in Paris!
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Pepe, our guide, can prepared with a well-marked map & took us on a criss-cross tour of the city. We really enjoyed the tour & felt it was comprehensive & thorough. We saw Montmarte, the Marais, Notre Dame, etc. very we'll done!

1  Thank Jodi F
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

This was my first splurge into the realm of trip advisor and it was money well spent! Wine and cheese picnic in front of the Eiffel tower, watching the lights of France bounce off the seine, and having a guide who didn't just know hard facts, but stories to make Paris come alive. An absolutely amazing experience. I would do this again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much Martin, for making my trip to Paris an enjoyable and memorable one where the streets really do feel like your own :-)

Thank Victoria T
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Can't say enough good things about our half day tour with Martin. Met us at our hotel in the 7th and we walked for hours with the teenagers in tow, who loved it equally as much. Ended our tour eating hotdogs and Bloody Mary's at Harry's bar. Fantastic time - highly recommend

Thank tgraber
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Thanks Martin for a super afternoon. Exhausted but well worth the euros spent. Even after all the time I spent in Paris, there is much to learn! Our boys aged 8 and 13 found it "very cool" and kept going until they reached "the best ice-cream ever!" Grateful to have found such a passionate soul in Paris!

1  Thank OertelZA
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

My wife and I had a magical honeymoon in Paris and the Night Tour with Martin was definitely one of the most memorable highlights. We had the man himself as our guide as we were joined by a lovely couple from Australia - so instead of a big tour group it felt like a town crawl amongst friends.

The tour started with a night picnic of various cheeses, breads, dessert and a couple bottle of Cab Franc in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Pure happiness.

But rest up - you'll need the energy to take the information-packed jaunt around the gorgeous City of Lights. Martin is filled with numerous stories and facts about all facets of Paris - from the food, the architecture, history, fashion - you name it. (As a wine lover he led me to this most amazing Champagne shop which featured photos of the faces and hands of the winemakers.)

This is not your cookie-cutter, see-the-sights sort of walk. This is a kinetic, roving love-letter to a city from a passionate native - you'll love and appreciate Paris even more.

Tips:
- Book early. I tried reserving a month out and couldn't get a night tour for our first night. Thankfully Martin had room on the 3rd night of our 7 day visit so we were able to use all the incredible information the remainder of the trip.
- Go casual. Martin looked like he was ready to play soccer, so dress for comfort, especially your footwear.
- No need to bring water - Martin has that covered. You'll also not want to drink too much liquids to cut down on restroom breaks.
- For you couples out there - Bring a lock. You'll be passing by the famous bridge: Pont de l'Archevêché where the bridge rails are overrun by locks left by lovers professing devotion. You'll find shady vendors selling locks at high prices.
- Keep those Paris questions coming. Whether you get to them on the tour or better yet afterwards, Martin is available to contact during the rest of your stay as he offered great recommendations that we would've otherwise missed.

2  Thank Jonathan C
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