“Le marché”... just saying these words "the market" makes you feel in France. The open air markets are the France you like or dream of. The colours, the smells, the sounds, the touch of the fruits and vegetables, all our senses are awakened. Open markets have been established in Paris since the 15th century and this wonderful tradition is part of what enjoying life as a Parisian is all about. Farmers, bakers, fishermen, olive growers and chicken farmers come from all over France to sell their wares. Thanks to the French pride in quality and origin, more than 80 food markets remain active today in Paris, ranging in size and variety. Follow Patrick as he takes us to “le marché des enfants rouges” or the red children's market ... in fact the oldest active market in Paris.
Patrick isn't one to shy away from travel and adventure. "I was lucky enough to travel the world with my job, discover different cultures, and meet incredible people!" he says, after having explored multiple cities across Europe and Asia. On his tours, you may catch more than a surprise or two about Paris. "In fact, it is an everyday experience. I'm a native Parisian, but every day, I continue to discover new things, new secrets about Paris. It's a never-ending story," he laughs. It was his love for Paris that led him to become a guide. "I'm a father and a teacher, and I realized that my passion was to share my knowledge, so I decided to be a guide about one of my passion: Paris!" Patrick chips in. "I enjoy sharing the love and passion I have for my own city, Paris. Its monuments, its history, its gastronomy, its culture, and all of its little secrets. I can't wait to share all of these with you!" "At the end of my tour I always give a virtual bise - two in fact being a good Parisian!" he laughs.
Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020
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 guide.
The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
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.
22 March 2021
It is like being with a very well informed friend
22 March 2021
20 March 2021
20 March 2021
Patrick has a great knack for finding unusual corners of Paris. The market was a delight.
19 March 2021
I loved this tour of shops and the market and hearing Patrick speak to the shopkeepers. Not much social distancing going on in Paris though.
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