Even when you are surrounded by French speaking people, it’s not always easy to get them to speak French to you (especially Parisians who tend to immediately answer in English)… Speaking French can be intimidating, especially for a beginner or intermediate student. Furthermore, a tourist traveling alone doesn’t always feel safe in a large city such as Paris.
Now, you can enjoy Paris and rely on a dedicated teacher to take you to the most interesting places and help you practice your French.
- All teachers are French native, speak English very well and are experienced French as a second Language teachers.
They have a passion for teaching and sharing their love of Paris.
- The tours are organized around themes, and the teachers will provide useful French vocabulary, expressions, and if needed a small grammatical review to help you feel confident with the subject.
- Then, in the context of the tour you have chosen, your teacher will encourage you to interact with real Parisians: a salesperson, a waiter, a shop owner, another customer…
Here are some examples of tours offered. However, we are quite flexible and so if you have a particular interest, don’t hesitate to ask!
Paris Pastry and Chocolate Conversation Tours
Embark upon a tour during which you will not only learn more about delicious pastries and chocolates, but also savor local specialties and practice your French at the same time.
Paris Neighborhood Conversation Walks
Practice your French with your dedicated French teacher while visiting one of Paris’ neighborhood. Here is a selection but suggestions are welcomed.
- Cosmopolitan Paris: The picturesque and popular districts of Belleville and Menilmontant.
- Timeless Paris: The little-known Latin Quarter.
- Mythical Paris: The Saint-Germain-des-Prés district of Paris’ artists.
- Village Paris: The hidden places of Montmartre
- Trendy Paris: Le Marais off the beaten tracks
- 19th Century Paris: The arcades and covered passages of the Grands Boulevards
Paris Fashion Conversation Tours
Select a district in Paris for your tour according to your taste:
- Le Marais (hip fashion wear)
- Bastille (bohemian chic)
- St Germain-des-Près (timeless chic).
While strolling in selected stores, we’ll converse in French about fashion.
If you are interested in trying something on, we’ll offer honest feedback and help you with the purchasing process if need be (or encourage you to handle it in French yourself :-)
Practical Infos and Fees For Our Paris Talk Programs
The fee for one person is 139 Euros for a two hour tour. Longer tours can be arranged, or tours for you and your spouse / your children or a couple of friends for an additional 19 Euros per person – it’s suggested that you keep the number of participants small so that everybody gets a chance to really interact with the teacher.
The tours are open to any level of French speakers: our teachers also speak English but it’s prefered to keep the English to a minimum during these immersion tours.
If you are interested, our teachers are also available for French lessons by Skype, or one-on-one tutoring in Paris. Please use the form below to ask for additional information.
How the Paris Conversation Tours Work
- The meetup point is usually in a café or pastry shop: your French teacher will go over your goals and needs, and start practicing French in a more or less structured way depending on your level. For this part of the lesson, the teacher will go over the theme related vocabulary, study useful expressions, and then role play a bit.
- Then, you will all take off for the walking part of the tour.
Your teacher will take you to famous stores but also open their private address book to you, and show you off-the-beaten track finds only Parisians know.
He/she’ll stop wherever you’d like, to browse or to bring something back home.
Your teacher will encourage you to interact with Parisians in the shops and street of Paris, and will be by your side should you decide to purchase something.
Have fun, be safe, and practice your French with the warmth and encouragements of an experienced and friendly teacher.
Picture 1 and 2 credit Edouard Auffray
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Reviews From Customers of our Paris Talk Tours
Sally – Saint Germain des Près Conversation Tour
Great lesson with Florence while exploring the beautiful and historic Saint Germain des Près neighborhood. She is an excellent teacher and helped me feel more comfortable speaking French. Merci beaucoup!
Lisa – Pastry and Chocolate Tour in Paris
Florence’s French tutoring class was a perfect match for what I was looking for during my one week visit to Paris.
My speaking skills needed a quick jump-start since it had been awhile that I’d spoken French. I work in the food industry and enjoy learning all things food and culinary. I set up the pastry and chocolate class with Florence in advance by email. We met for 2 hours in the Saint-Germain-des-Près district of Paris.
The lesson started at a patisserie where Florence described the pastries and chocolates on display. Florence then conducted an interesting and well-rounded French lesson teaching various topics such as pastry names and phrases to describe their deliciousness. All of this while enjoying a pastry of course. She highlighted popular pastry chefs starting new trends.
The lesson continued by visiting several prestigious “pâtisseries” and “chocolateries.” Just by going into the shops with Florence, a Paris native, was confidence building as well as fun!
After the lesson I felt more determined to speak French for the rest of my stay in Paris, which was exactly what I was hoping for.
Florence is friendly, professional, and really wants to help you learn. Your brain will be well-exercised during the entire lesson, and it’s so worth it!
Anni – All the French Conversation Tours!
If you want to learn French in Paris but not in a stuffy classroom then I highly recommend these French conversation tours!
I worked with Florence for two and a half weeks of intensive two hour immersion sessions. We visited patisseries, markets, les passages couverts and museums, and complemented this with conversational grammar in the calm of a quiet cafe.
At each stage Florence paced the learning, was aware of my progress and introduced lessons that took me to the next stage.
For me this was the best way of enjoying Paris and enjoying learning French.
Diana – Pastry and Chocolate Paris Conversation Tour
What a fun, real way to improve your French!
I spent an afternoon with Florence in Paris recently in a session and we discussed in French Chocolat et patisserie. What better way to spend a day?
Florence helped me with vocabulary by providing handouts with words, names of and short bios on chocolatiers we were going to visit.
Florence is a kind and generous person and teacher. I will be doing more on my next trip to Paris, bien sûr.
Rosalind – Monceau and Canal St Martin French Conversation Tours
Je voudrais dire ” merci beaucoup” pour les deux jours avec vous.
C’était très agréable et j’ai appris plusieurs renseignements de Paris.
Vous étiez une bonne compagnie.
J’espère vous voir en Australie l’ouest un de ces jours !
Magazine City A M – French Pastry & Chocolate Conversation Tour
[My French tutor] dusted off my woeful conversational français, then gave me a guided tour of the Left Bank including a visit to the city’s best chocolate shop, Un Dimanche à Paris, and Sartre and Hemingway’s favourite café, Les Deux Magots.
There, she insisted I try out my new found skills ordering croque monsieur and melt-in-the-mouth tarte au citron (after a quiet word of warning in the waiter’s ear).
Ron – Paris Neighborhoods + French Conversation Tour
I have studied French for many years using various methods. Of all those attempts, my week with Florence was by far the most productive, the most interesting, and certainly the most pleasant. After a few mornings at a cafe, where we focused on grammar and structure, we ventured out into the city. As we strolled through parts of Paris that I’ve never visited, she educated, instructed and amused me.
Brigitte – Versailles French Conversation Tour
I visited Paris for an extended stay and Florence was a tremendous help to me learning the language. My trip to Versailles with her was not only the best way to spend the day practicing conversational French, but we had a lovely, fun time and it was one of the highlights of my trip because she was such great company!
Anna Lucia – Paris French Conversation Tour
Vanessa was the best part of my trip while I was in Paris. Staying in Paris is already great, but having you as a private French teacher and a guide through places that any tourist would never go to was terrific. After going to Paris so many times, now I really can say that I know the city from a “Parisian” point of view.