Paris - Hidden Gems of the 5th district

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Hidden Gems of the 5th district

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(201 reviews)
Paris 5th district , Paris, France
45 mins

About the tour

In this tour, we will go off the beaten tracks to explore a part of the 5th arrondissement (district) that has a lot to offer even if is often missed by the visitors. Starting Place de la Contrescarpe, we will walk down the Mouffetard street, one of the oldest in Paris and discover its great food stores, restaurants and stories such as the one of a huge treasure of gold coins found in 1938. Then Florent will take you to one of his favorite place in Paris, the Jardin des Plantes, the oldest botanic garden of Paris founded in 1626 which contain remarkable plants, buildings and greenhouses. The next step will be the oldest building in Paris, totally hidden from the streets: the Roman arenas of Lutetia. Paris was founded by the Romans in 51 BC under the name Lutetia and, at the time, the city had one of the largest arena of Gaul which could contain more than 15000 people! We will hear the stories of the gladiators and how people lived at the time of the Romans. We will see how this place, thank to Victor Hugo amongst others, was miraculously preserved and saved from destruction in the 1880’s. Follow your guide to discover an unseen Paris!

Meet Florent


It's an understatement to say Florent knows Paris. Born in this wonderful city, Florent says he confidently knows every nook and cranny. Having completed over 2000 tours, we believe him. He's a self-declared history, art, and archaeology fan. What he loves most is sharing the best parts (and secrets) of Paris with you! “In French, if you add two letters to Paris, it becomes Paradis (Paradise in English)” he laughs. And paradise, it truly is. Be it exploring Paris' gastronomical delights or catching an auction, walking along the River Seine (which Florent gallantly swam), exploring spots where Hemingway lived or its sprawling gardens, Florent takes you on an exciting tour through his favorite city. “I love sharing my discoveries, explaining the boisterous history of Paris and showing places that are very hard to find otherwise, and of course getting to know new people every day!” Florent says.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Paris with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Paris. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Theresa C.

17 October 2021

Paris with Florent is always a revelation. There is such a “you are there” quality to each of his tours—personable & informative.

Linda B NY 🐾.

20 August 2021

I cannot say enough about how much I adore Florent's tour of Paris! Somehow I had never gone on this one before and I loved it, of course! Florent is always so very well informed about the area, whether it's history or art. Walking the streets of Paris is just so delightful and seeing these "secrets" makes it even more fun!

Mandy O.

19 August 2021

Very good tour with Florent. The parts I enjoyed most were the botanic garden, the stories Florent told us, and the oldest building of Paris: The Roman arena, though all the tour was good. Excellent guide.

Gillian B.

19 August 2021

Flo always gives a brilliant tour and tells us so much about the area he is walking in - I love his tours must try to join more always given with such passion - thanks Flo

Djalil-(Houston, Texas ).

18 August 2021

I enjoyed Florent’s tour. It is a great opportunity to be able to view Paris live and have a knowledgeable guide as Florent commenting on historical and present places and events. His tours have definitely made me realize how beautiful Paris is. And, so many things to see there. I will without hesitation recommend Florent to friends and family.

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