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Location: Paris
Tour Duration: 10AM-3PM (estimated), no-host lunch
Host: Terrance Gelenter

1 Person: 250 euros

2-3 Persons 350 euros

Price: 4-6 persons 500 euros

 Reservations: Pay by Paypal or contact terrance@paris-expat.com

speaks about Paris

Flaneur: a detached pedestrian observer of a metropolis, a “gentleman stroller of city streets”, first identified by Charles Baudelaire.

Paris is not just the most beautiful and most romantic city in the world it is a state of mind. Savor every moment of your time in the City of Light, especially those unexpected pleasures that lurk around every corner as you lift your head skyward and discover a bas-relief or watercolor painting one flight above the ground on a building you had passed before without noticing.

I invite you to join me for a  Paris walking tour au flaneur as we wend our way from one side of Seine beginning with a discussion of the importance of the café in Parisian life and the luminaries like Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, Juliette Greco and Miles Davis who filled them to the other, pausing to enjoy the obvious (the Louvre) and the slightly hidden (passage Vivienne.)

In our travels we will meet the wine merchants, galeristes, restaurateurs and eccentric personalities who have become my friends and will give you a warm welcome to the neighborhood.

A day of guerrilla theater with me as director and you as an actor whose unique observations and impressions add a texture and spontaneity to our script.

Among our Right Bank stops will be the courtyards of the Louvre, the Palais Royal and gardens, Les Halles, and many more.

As longtime subscribers to the Paris Through Expatriate Eyes newsletter, The Paris Insider, we knew that the Paris au Flaneur program would be an illuminating way to prepare ourselves to discover and enjoy Paris on our own–we just didn’t know that it would be so entertaining.

Our host Terrance Gelenter combines the journalist’s eye for detail and subtext and the film critic’s knowledge of cinematic Paris, accompanied by the saloon singer’s ability to sing a few bars of songs, in French and English, inspired by Paris –imagine that you are in one of Hollywood’s great musicals about Paris. – Philip Knowlton & Suzanne Fitzgerald

 

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Victoria & Olga the Fabulous Finns

 

 

 

 

 

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Terri & Kathy from Colorado tasting at La Dernière Goutte

 

 

 

 

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Deb & Ken, Shreveport, LA

 

 

 

From Southern New Zealand and near Carcassonne all roads lead to Paris and Terrance-Lyn, Selwyn, Gay and Vic pausing for lunch at Le Mesturet during a day of flanerie.

Adorable Maddie, Donna, John & Shirley at Le Mesturet as we take a break for flanerie.

 

 

 

 

Rob & Nicole from San Francisco at La Dernière Goutte tasting a white beaujolais.

 

 

 

 

The Kupps party from San Jose with Jonathan at the Goutte.

2 Responses to Paris Walking Tour au Flaneur

  1. Hi Terence

    If you’re around Paris this week, let’s meet for a drink. I’m here until Sunday.

    In case you don’t remember me – I’m a friend of Elizabeth Dupar in Sausalito, and we’ve met up a few times in California and here in Paris.

    Best
    Jill
    06 40 38 45 71

  2. Angela Bellante says:

    Wish I were there to celebrate with you.
    Auguri
    Angela

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