Paris Tours: Romance & Neighborhood History

Discover Paris with a Local Paris History Expert

Lily Heise has over 15 years experience guiding in Paris and has lived in the city since 2000. She is a freelance travel writer, the author of three books, has contributed to numerous guidebooks on Paris and France and has been running her website, Je T’Aime Me Neither, for over 10 years. She knows the city inside and out. Although I have a specialization in romantic Paris, I also do a lot of “non-romantic” tours, you can read more about me here

Paris Neighborhood & History Tours

Coming to Paris and would like a private tour? Here are some examples of my tours:

  • Introduction to Paris (for first time visitors or for a refresher!)
  • Artistic Montmartre 
  • The Rise and Fall of the Marais 
  • The Latin Quarter/Saint Germain
  • Opera District 
  • And have a range of offbeat, unique tours for the inquisitive traveler or repeat visitor to Paris!
  • As well as custom tours perfectly suited for you!

See more details on these tours at this link. 

All tours are private and average at 300 euros for 3 hours and up to 6 participants.

To book, contact me by email at jetaimemeneither [AT SIGN] with your requested tour/s, date and number of participants, then I will get back to you to confirm.

Here is some feedback from a recent client for a custom tour!

Thank you Lily for an absolutely amazing tour. Your expertise, passion and knowledge made my experience in Paris even better than I imagined it would be. I can now take a little bit of Paris home with me. I am recommending you to all my friends headed to Paris! – Maggie B., Toronto, ON.

Romantic Tours

Increase the romance of your couple’s holiday in Paris on one of these specially designed tours! Each one focuses on a different neighborhood, all of which have been chosen for its romantic ambiance and fascinating history. As we travel through quiet streets, we’ll learn the area’s history as well as some intriguing anecdotes on lovers and love stories connected to the places we visit. Each tour involves a short coffee or cocktail stop during which we can discuss other romantic places, cafés, bars and restaurants in Paris that match your personalities which will complement your romantic couples’ getaway in Paris. Lily can also take photos of you during the tour to commemorate your romantic moments!

Romancing Along the Seine

Far from cliché the Seine is an ideal place for a romantic stroll! Starting in the historic centre of the city, we’ll travel the quiet promenades along the riverbanks passing some of the city’s most iconic sites, our walk peppered with some fascinating romantic anecdotes through the ages and in film.  Read more on the tour here.

The Marais, Secret Places & Seductive Stories

One of the most historic districts of the city, the Marais’s narrow streets, secret gardens and gorgeous architecture ooze romance. In fact, the area has its fair share of love stories, intrigues and more! Discover the tour here.

Montmartre & Its Muses 

Montmartre is one of the most legendary neighborhoods of Paris, Montmartre is much more than the area around its huge basilica. We’ll wind our way through la Butte’s backstreets, charming alleys and hidden parks while learning about artists, their muses and how the neighborhood itself is a muse. Read more on the tour here.

The Sexy Side of South Pigalle (SoPi)

The area south of Place Pigalle has risen in popularity over the last ten years or so, however, it was also the hub of artistic, cultural and nightlife (in all its forms…) in Paris from the Romantic era through the Belle Epoque. On the tour we’ll delve into its not so innocent past as well as discover its current day cocktail and restaurant hotspots. Learn more about the tour here.

Other Tours & Experiences

Lily also leads some small group tours (Montmartre, Marais, Orientation) for Context Travel. She is also the story-teller guide for a very special behind the scenes experience at the unique Henner Museum for Secret Journeys. This delves into the lesser known golden age of La Plaine Monceau, the hub of bourgeois artistic Paris in the late 19th century.

Trip Planning

Need a little help with planning the perfect romantic getaway to Paris? Check out my trip planning services here