Paris of the people!

Experience eastern Paris like a local! This area is known as populaire: literally, of the people, or working-class. My dynamic walking tour shows you how events in French history transformed vine-covered hills into the quickly-gentrifying enclaves Parisians know and love today.

You’ll discover the area’s wine-growing and wine-consuming past, and Belleville and Ménilmontant’s musical legacies, including Edith Piaf.

Contemplate ever-changing street art, discover the Apache gangs of the 1900s, and learn about the neighborhood’s importance as the water source of Paris. You’ll also learn about the fascinating immigrant history of the area, its local artists, and get an eyeful of Paris with gorgeous views over the city.

Tours go out every Saturday from 10 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. If you’d like to book for several people, or if you’re coming to Paris and would like to book a private tour on another day, please contact me with your schedule or availability.

49€ per person for a 2-1/2 hour tour

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