CNRS special events

September, 3rd

Food tour in Montorgueil « the basket of Paris »

A few meters away from les Halles de Paris, which used to be the largest food market of Europe back in the early 20th century, you’ll discover some of the finest food artisans of the capital along with your private guide. From shop to shop, you’ll enjoy a selection of delicacies, both savory and sweet, and will learn about the products you’ll taste on the way.

During this 2hrs tour you’ll be visiting a traditional boulangerie, the oldest pastry shop of Paris, a family owned fromagerie, a 100% French charcuterie working directly with the producers from all around the country, you’ll taste some of the finest chocolate bonbons made in the French tradition, some seasonal local fruit, and in the very end of the tour, you’ll enjoy a typical French « apero »with delicious wine, in a Parisian deli specialized in farmers products, in the very heart of les Halles!

Number of guests: 15 people per guide
Duration: 2 hours
Price: €65/person
Start time: 11am
Language: this tour is in English

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September, 4th

Conference banquet: Boat trip dinner on the Seine River

The Banquet will consist of a boad trip dinner on the Seine.

“Visit Paris by its most beautiful avenue, the Seine”

Price: $101/€90 /person

Start time: 7:30pm

Language: this tour is in English

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September, 6th

Trendy Marais Tour

This Paris Marais tour shows what Paris is so good at: blending past and present. In Marais, we keep navigating between old mansions and newest fashion.

Right away we jump into a unique world that mixes together history, culture, and fashion.

Landmarks on this tour include: place des Vosges, hotel Sully, and the Jewish pletzl. But this Marais walking tour also focuses on authentic details such as art galeries and private homes.

The Paris Marais tour finishes by the banks of the river Seine, close to isle saint-Louis and to Notre Dame.

To see more on this free tour, we do not spend time going inside each building.

Duration: 90 min
Price: €15/person
Start time: 4.45pm
Language: this tour is in English

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The Bohemian Montmartre

You will explore Paris’ most bohemian, artistic district. You will discover the picturesque streets that inspired Renoir, Picasso, and Edith Piaf. You will photograph some of the best vistas of Paris. And in the end, you will feel very Parisian.

The itinerary covers Moulin Rouge to Sacre Coeur cathedral. We make our way up through secluded gardens and back alleyways. We explore the eccentric lifestyles of current and former Montmartre residents. We discover why local residents are so proud of their peculiar vineyard.

We run into countless photo ops. And we enjoy the romance of Montmartre. We end at Sacre Coeur, with the best views of Paris lying at our feet.

Duration: 90 min
Price: €15/person
Start time: 3.15pm
Language: this tour is in English

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September, 6th

The Hidden Gems tour

We first make our way to “Palais royal”, first intended by the King’s brother as a vast gambling hall. We find water fountains and flower beds. We find secret Parisian shops and controversial art by Buren, and we find the home of the Chairman of the Central Bank.

Through a concealed door, we access place Valois.

We discover a Parisian “passage” – the ornate, high-ceiling, 200-year-old ancestor of the “shopping arcade”. The passage we visit is now home to such exclusive stores as Louboutin shoes’ exclusive shop.

We then “stumble upon” stately place des Victoires, designed by the chief architect of Versailles and designer of the Hall of Mirrors.

We then access a former convent courtyard and our finale is in galerie Vivienne, an “indoor-street” built inside a block of buildings. With this hard-to-find gem, we end our exploration of Secret Paris.

Duration: 90 min
Price: €15/person
Start time: 2.30pm
Language: this tour is in English

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