Who are we?

As a non-profit organization according to the law of 1901, « Parisien d’un jour – Paris Greeters » organizes walking tours free-of-charge in the city of Paris or in nearby communities accessible by Metro but away from the typical tourist sites, avoiding well-traveled paths. (click here to download the charter).

“Parisien d’un jour – Paris Greeters” is a member of the IGA (International Greeter Association) and is committed to respecting its basic principles.

  • Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination.
  • Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to six people.
  • Meeting a Greeter is free of charge.
  • Visitors are welcomed without any kind of discrimination.

Greeter programs support sustainable tourism. Programs respects natural and man-made environments, it brings both cultural and economical enrichment to the local communities. Programs aim for a lasting positive image of each destination. Greeter programs create a mutually enriching opportunity for cultural exchange, create links between people in creating a better world.

Greeters are not professional guides.
Although, the tours offered are only friendly walks in a district frequented regularly by the Greeter (place of residence or special attachment). We do not offer any museum visit or visit requiring specific expertise. Visitors wishing to follow a visit of this type should contact a professional guide. You can find a list of them on the Paris Tourist Office website.