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 GGN network (Global Greeter Network) and is committed to respecting the basic principles of the Global Greeter Network:

• 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.

Activities Manager contact: Anne Hofman.


Claudine was so welcoming and very well informed about the places and history of the area, which she generously shared with me She is an excellent guide and I thoroughly enjoyed the morning walking around Montparnasse with her. Please thank Claudine and I thanks Paris Greeters for a wonderful Parisienne ...
Lisa, South Africa
We met Marguerite at the metro station. From the moment we met we started a running conversation that lasted 3 hours of touring and learning plus more time over lunch. We not only learned about Paris and the Bastille but we learned about each other. This was a most rewarding ...
Jerry and her wife, USA
I made a request while I was in Paris, not knowing that I should have requested at least two weeks in advance. Nonetheless, I received an email from Robert who offered me a three hour walking tour of his Passy neighbourhood. Despite my being a half hour late (I kept ...
Don from Canada
An very interesting walk with a lot of background information about Belleville. Patrice was a very nice and pleasant guide with a lot of knowledge.
Luk from Belgium
Our greeter Anne, provided us with an informative, delightful, warm, relaxed and interesting tour of her city just outside Paris, Pantin. We were thrilled to be her first walkers. We really enjoyed our visit to a local market, Pantin’s Hotel de Ville, a really fabulous sculpture Gallery, a walk along ...
Stephanie and family from Australia