Guided visits of geek culture

Street art, unusual stores, and some of the city’s best-kept secrets… to uncover the inner geek of the City of Light, follow the guide!

When out and about in the French capital, who hasn’t noticed the small, colourful ‘space invaders’ stuck to the corners of buildings around the city, most often near the street name plates? This street art project known as ‘World Invasion’ can be found in several cities around the world, including Paris which boasts 1,312 creatures on its walls. Straight out of the Japanese video game released in 1978, these Parisian space invaders are the object of an unusual treasure hunt where players have a scorecard to complete. For the official map, have a look at the dedicated website.

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The agency Paris ZigZag offers a number of guided tours, claiming to reveal the many hidden faces of the French capital. ‘Criminal Paris’, ‘Paris legends by night’, ‘Paris of the Knights Templar’ and a street art tour are just some examples of the many choices on offer. Each option is a walking tour that lasts approximately two hours and participants have the option of ending the group visit with a creative workshop or tasting session. Another company offering tours of Paris’s rich street arts scene is Myurbanexperience with four different visits that are suited to both children and adults alike. Three tour guides, all passionate about the subject, take participants on a visit to La Butte aux Cailles, Belleville and other quintessential street art locations.

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For a touch of virtual reality in your visit to Paris, Viality Tour invites you to discover the construction and inauguration of the Eiffel Tower, from the Champ de Mars. Thanks to a virtual reality headset and your tour guide, you will be transported back in time to 1889.For the many users of smartphones, there is Paris Enigme, a free application with puzzles and challenges to discover the secrets of the French capital. From Place de la Concorde to the Palais Garnier opera house, stroll off the beaten path between mysterious facades, sculptures, and works of street art ... All the secrets of Parisian heritage will be revealed to you!

The French Revolution with Assassin’s Creed Unity

Thanks to images created by Ubisoft that are even more real than real life, the video game Assassin's Creed Unity takes you on a journey through Paris back to the days of the French Revolution!  

Discover our walk through revolutionary Paris with Assassin's Creed