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Guided Tours in France with Guest in the City

Britons to France

Every once in a while, we like to leave our islands for a while and spend some time abroad, getting to see new things and experience contact with different people and cultures. That's the charm of tourism, and the British people literally have no excuse not to do so, with so many countries with rich cultures and varied climates just across the sea. 

The European mainland has fascinated Britons for a long time, and for good reason. It's full of treasures to discover and it's so diverse that there is something for every taste. Many of these countries attract millions of tourists every year. For example, Mediterranean countries like Spain and Italy await you with their welcoming people, fabulous weather and delicious food. The beaches of Portugal are one of a kind, and the hidden wonders of Eastern Europe guarantee endless adventures and as much eye candy as you could wish for.

And the number one touristic destination, with 80 million people travelling there every year from all corners of the world, is France. This one-of-a-kind nation has earned its place on the top with its almost endless opportunities for enjoyment and fun. Landmarks known across the world, renowned cuisine, powerful artistic currents both underground and mainstream, a wonderful culture and a trademark style that charms tourists from all continents. Undeniably, tourism in France is one of the most active in the world.


Alternative tourism in Paris

There are plenty of things to do in France, all sorts of activities and experiences awaiting. Some of them are quite inescapable, like a stroll down Les Champs Elysees and up the Eiffel Tower, visiting the Louvre and others of the like. Paris has made itself a name as a romantic city with a cosmopolitan feel as well as a very genuine identity that makes it unique and fascinating. There are plenty of things to do there, way more than you suspect.

What you should bear in mind is that there is more to Paris than you think. Of course, you have the typical things to do and see, the crowded historic places and parks full of tourists like you struggling to find a kind of empty spot so they can rest for a while and look at the landscape. If you really want to enjoy Paris and get to know the city, it is recommendable that you go beyond the classic tour around and see some of the many other hidden wonders of the city. Be original, see new things and live experiences you will never forget, with an alternative itinerary to Paris. Here is a great way to do so.


Guest in the City

A great tool for alternative tourism lovers and people who like to see more than what everyone else has seen, Guest in the City offers a completely different outlook on what a trip to France could be. This website connects tourists with local French hosts who offer all a visitor could want, from accommodation and meals to city tours and activities. The point of interest here is that they don't belong to any tourism agency or company, they are actual local people who love to show around their country and share their culture with foreigners. They will gladly take you on a Paris guided tour, not just to the usual places but the secret and less known spots you should see. As locals, they have a unique familiarity with their city and can show it to you from the inside, so you live an experience as close to Parisian everyday life as it gets.

As added interest, some of the tours are in English while others are in French, so if you are studying the language you can pick a tour in the local language and then brag with your friends about how you took "une visite guidee de Paris" and surprise them with your best accent acquired in France itself.

On, you will find guided tours in Paris, in Provence, and in all the French regions. Not to mention the fact that you can also book meals to eat with locals, book rooms to stay with locals, or book cooking classes to learn about authentic French recipes. The Guest in the City website allows you to choose between these and many other options, read reviews from previous travelers, and book your entire holiday with your credit card.


Countless Britons travel to France every year to witness its wonders themselves, so why not you? If you haven't been there before, you should consider taking a few days or even weeks to go check it out, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. And if you have been there already, why not go back, but with a twist, a different angle to it? After all, there are so many things to do and see there, so many interesting and friendly people to meet, that you can never, by far, live it all in one go. Click here to read more about the most interesting places to visit in France.


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