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Different ways of exploring Paris

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To mark the launch of the website, discover Paris with our selection of unusual workshops and walks!

Creative workshops and courses in Paris
Discover Paris through creation: this is what is proposed by the website Classes in African dance or tango, photography courses, introduction to Italian or Thai cooking, fashion, etc. In French and English, this website proposes a list of possible courses, classes and workshops in different areas of artistic creation.
Consult all the activities on the website 

The Paris of Parisians
Thanks to the “Parisien d’un jour” (Parisian for a day) association, discover the districts of the French capital with one of its residents! The walks are free of charge, but you can make a donation to the association if you wish to do so.

The website in English 
The website in Spanish

Paris walks
The “Ca se visite” (Visit it) association offers themed walks in Paris. These can be done on foot or by scooter, in the company of a guide. It is an original way of discovering the Saint-Martin Canal, La Villette, the Oberkampf area, the Le Marais district, etc.

The secrets of the passages



Stroll along the passages of Paris; these galleries with their glass roofs still retain their 19th century atmosphere and house a wealth of eclectic boutiques: Passage Grand-Cerf (2nd district), Passages des Panoramas (2nd), Jouffroy and Verdeau (9th), etc.

The website 

  Along the water

The “Water journeys” allow visitors to rediscover the capital and its districts using water as a guide: the Maison du Fontainier (Fountain Keeper’s House), the Sources du Nord (Northern water sources) and the main storage warehouses. Visits free of charge. Register at the Pavillon de l’eau (Water Pavilion) (16th).
> Tel. 01 42 24 54 02 or

Following the cinema trail

Paris hosts more than 800 film crews every year. Take the walks proposed by the Mission Cinéma de la Ville de Paris (City of Paris Cinema Department) and immerse yourself in the places and districts which have served as backdrops. In English and French. Free.
More info 


Roller skating



Free roller skating trips are organised in Paris every week. The Sunday afternoon trip, which is suitable for the whole family, leaves from Place de la Bastille at 2.30pm More info 

On Friday evenings, more experienced skaters leave from the foot of the Tour Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower) at 9.30pm More info 



Bike rides

The Paris Rando Vélo (Paris Bike Ride) association organises a free bike ride around the streets of Paris every Friday evening. Meet at the Hôtel de Ville (4th) at 9.30pm. A ride is also organised every third Sunday of the month at 10.30am.

More info 

Paris through its architecture

 Thirty-two walks, focusing on the history of a district, allow more familiar and contemporary architectural discoveries in each district.

French version 

English version 


Free : Ipad and Iphone application

For more information about the historical monuments : discover Patrimap (free Ipad and Iphone application of the City of Paris) 

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