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Paris Walking Tour: Explore Paris from a Unique Perspective

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  • Explore Paris' lesser-known neighborhoods and help stimulate job growth for the unemployed..Walk through the streets of Paris while learning about the city's rich history and diverse culture..Visit Les Grands Voisins, a newly created utopian artists' village in the heart of Paris.
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Discover the parts of Paris that often go overlooked on a unique walking tour! All of L'Alternative Urbaine's tours are designed to highlight cultural events and the work of local associations, so by the end, you will be up-to-date on all the latest and greatest things happening in the city! In order to promote the re-appropriation of public space through art, tours take many forms, including musical walks, storytelling tours, freestyle poetry slams, and more. Visitors can choose from the following one-of-a-kind tours:Land of Bonds Tour (14th Arrondissement)This often ignored neighborhood not far from Montparnasse is a place of strong bonds, encounters, and solidarity. Explore its artistic, working class, and Breton heritage with your guide Virginie. “Le Temps des Cerises” Tour (13th Arrondissement)Follow your guide Stephanie and listen to the story of the historic Paris Commune, the radical socialist government that ruled Paris from March 18 to May 28, 1871. Trace the paths of old factory workers from Faubourg Saint-Marcel to the Butte aux Cailles!Java of the Neighborhood Tour (10th Arrondissement)Belleville, Canal Saint-Martin...rediscover this neighborhood with your guide Antonio and explore the many colors that represent Paris. Find out just how much of a melting pot this city is!Les Grands Voisins Tour (14th Arrondissement)Welcome to Les Grands Voisins, a newly created utopian artists' village in the former Saint-Vincent-de-Paul hospital in the heart of Paris. Let your guide Norbert show you around this unique, historic community and experience another way of life in this city. The Northern Mockingbird Tour (13th Arrondissement)Join Claude and follow in the footsteps of former factory workers from Faubourg Saint-Marcel to the Butte aux Cailles.Unpretentious Villages Tour (20th Arrondissement)From the dance halls of yesterday to the urban artists of today, your guide Cécile will lead you on a walk to discover the culture and history of Paris' working class. From Belleville to Menilmontant, visit unpretentious neighborhoods that get a bad reputation from time to time.
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