Based on nearly two decades of roaming the streets, I've put together a unique set of four-hour Paris historical quirks and curios tours for you to choose from.
All my tours are private, so you can choose exactly the topic or area you are interested in, and we can customise your tour so that you get exactly what you want from our time together.
The key elements of the Paris Curios Tours are:
~ Four fascinating hours in the streets of Paris ~ Mornings, afternoons or evenings are possible ~ A vast range of options to choose from ~ Out discovering quirks and curios from the word go ~ A friendly and enthusiastic approach ~ Paris 'newbies' and old hands are equally welcome ~ Plenty of fascinating curiosities on every tour
~ A fun, interactive approach taken to spice things up ~ The tours are private - only you and your family or friends, four people max ~ 1st person: €150; 2nd/3rd person: €90; 4th person: €60
My love of Paris and its historical quirks comes directly from what you can find in the streets themselves. I'm not a historian but a curiosity-seeker. Paris is absolutely full of these curiosities if you know where to look, and there's a story behind each one. My job will be to help you discover them, and understand what they represent.
I love sharing everything I know about this great city, with enthusiasm and my unquantifiable British humour. Depending on what specifically interests you, we can:
focus on an area linked to major historical events
discover the countless quirks and curiosities of a specific quartier
cover street paintings and graffiti or classical public art like statues and sculptures
do a magical mystery quiz together in any of ten parks or ten quarters
investigate French history: Henri IV, Napoleon I, Louis XIV, the Commune, May '68...
adopt an original theme: the Seine bridges; art nouveau; the medieval Philippe Auguste wall...
simply wander around aimlessly seeing what we stumble across!
Here are some of the 'extras' I'd like to offer you to make our time together in Paris a little bit more special:
A beautiful desk calendar: this includes 13 of my artistic Paris photographs and is a great way to remember your time in the city throughout the year
Unique set of bookmarks: these 'handmade' and signed pieces feature specially selections form my Paris street photography and make great mementos or mini-gifts for the folks back home
Classic old posters: a selection of my all-time favourite old Paris advertising posters which are ideal for framing and reminiscing over
Your personal map: a great souvenir of all the places we visited and things we saw on the tour to print out and keep
In booking a Paris Curios Tour with me you will be getting just that: Sab Will, passionate Paris street photographer and fanatical seeker-out of all the most fascinating quirks and curios the city has to offer, as well as its incredible multi-layered history.
When you book a Paris Curios Tour with me, you get
a human being (the one you will be with!) who answers your e-mails promptly, enthusiastically and fully
someone dedicated to making your time in Paris as rich and rewarding as possible
no middle-men, agents or 3rd parties adding 15% or 30% to the price
a truly personalised service based on the principle that if you are happy, I will be too
"Want more than just four hours? No problem!"
Although the four hours we spend together on my Paris Curios Tours are exceptionally rich, Paris almost needs four lifetimes to truly discover!
If you want to truly immerse yourself in the world of Paris historical quirks and curios, then check out my Paris Curios Weeks. These last from Monday to Friday, with a completely different four-hour tour each day, as well as an optional Sunday evening get-together, and are a fantastic way to discover a vast range of topics and areas and become a veritable authority on the secrets of the streets of Paris! Click the link here to find out more.
Of course you can also choose two or three of my Paris Curios Tours, or mix them up with my Paris Photo Tours, to create exactly the right programme to fit the time you have available.
"Paris street photography more your thing? Great!"
If you would like to spend more time developing your photographic talents out on the streets of this fantastic city for street photography of all sorts, why not consider my other great offerings, my Paris Photo Weeks and Paris Photo Tours. Click on the links for more information.
"And finally... a Paris gift for you!"
As a special thank you for visiting Sab's Secret Paris, I would like to offer you my FREE series: 'Sab's Secret Paris: 20 Quarters / 20 Quirks'!
In twenty beautifully illustrated articles, I share with you twenty of my favourite Paris secrets.
Simply enter your first name and e-mail address here and I'll send them to you with absolutely no obligation whatsoever. I can never get enough of the wonders of Paris, and I can't wait to share these fascinating discoveries with you!
"What people say about my exclusive Paris tours"
I'm lucky that many of my clients say some very nice things about my Paris tours and the time we spent together in the city. Feel free to browse a selection of them on the Testimonials Page here.
"Get in touch any time"
And finally, do feel free to get in touch at any time with any questions you might have about my Paris Weeks and Tours. I look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing you in Paris one day soon!
* I run a variety of Paris and photography-themed sites and blogs, review Paris books of all sorts, interview interesting Paris people, write an illustrated Paris Chronicle every day, run a meet-up group for Paris lovers, and even contribute to the city's street art, so feel free to browse some of the links below and in the right-hand column to find out more about what I get up to out there...