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.
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

We then spent a day with Terrance, walking Paris. It was the day after his birthday and he was, amazingly, still able to show a wonderful side of Paris. We saw where he was moving too and learned so much about the man himself. It was a delightful day and one we keep hoping to repeat sometime soon. Joyce Shor Johnson

Greetings Terrance, You escorted my wife Gayle and I on the most memorable street tour in Paris of which we will never forget and talk of often. As you know better than any of us; once you go to Paris once you must go again. When we do we will walk again with you.
Best Regards,Conley Roaseau, SF, CA

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.

Thank you very much, we certainly enjoyed sharing our day with you.  Lovely food and very much enjoyed the Marais area and we were so lucky with the weather.  We had a lovely evening strolling around the Marais in such pleasant conditions.  Also thank you for the photos you emailed

We would like to book the Astier for Harry’s birthday on Sunday 21st December at 7:00pm – or thereabouts.  Would you mind making a booking for us? 
Once again, we certainly enjoyed your tour.  Falafels for dinner tonight!
Leanne, Sydney AU

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

We so much enjoyed meeting you and seeing parts of Paris that we didn’t know existed. We learned a lot and began to share your enthusiasm for this amazing city.  Le Mesturet was a treat for lunch and we never would have found ourselves in such an authentic and friendly setting without you.
The 69 bus took us almost to our doorstep.  Thanks for escorting us to the stop. We’re getting a sense of the city and tomorrow we’ll check out the Bateaux Parisiens and perhaps do their lunch  cruise.
Thanks so much for a wonderful introduction to Paris. When we again will be in Paris and France –which we hope will be soon –we’ll be sure to get in touch.–Bruce & Richard, SF

John & Paula New York, NY


The Van Novak Twins-Walnut Creek, CA


Maddieand Heide

Maddie & Heide


 Ramsey, Todd, Dennis, Tex, T

2 Guys from SF2 Guys from SF


Victoria & Olga the Fabulous Finns








kathy T

Terri & Kathy from Colorado tasting at La Dernière Goutte






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.

4 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.

    06 40 38 45 71

  2. Angela Bellante says:

    Wish I were there to celebrate with you.

  3. Whaouh very nice tour of Paris in lovely local areas

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