With everything from grand boulevards to hidden passages, Paris is arguably the most walkable—and walked—city on Earth. Stretching just 10 kilometers from north to south, and 12 kilometers from east to west, there are few destinations inside the city you cannot walk to with enough time.

And what walks they are! The parks, the canals, the cemeteries, the boulevards, the passages, the riverbanks . . . and that’s not to mention museums and other buildings worthy of a visit. Paris is, as someone said, “inexhaustible.”

WICE works to give its members every opportunity to take advantage of Paris’s great walking and touring opportunities with our Wednesday Walk program. We try to fill the calendar each trimester with curated and non-curated walks, and museum tours, on as many Wednesdays as possible. And we also arrange interesting talks from subject matter experts on items of interest in and about Paris. For example, this trimester we offer "indoor" lectures in addition to the walks to locations related to the American Revolution in Paris.  This is the first time we've offered talks on this subject.  Check it out:  there are 3 walks and 4 lectures.  Choose the walks or the talks or both.

Some are free to WICE members, and some cost a small consideration to pay for the walk leaders’ time. But all are fun, informative, and interesting. And most end with some time at a local café to get to know your fellow walkers a little better.

So, check out this trimester’s offerings below, grab your walking shoes, and join us for a few hours of exploring some of Paris’s many, many wonderful things to see.

You can be kept abreast of new walks and tours by subscribing to our newsletter, WICE Direct, following our FaceBook page, or by simply keeping an eye on this page.

And if you have any questions, please send them to walks@wice-paris.org.


    • 06 Dec 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Paris 9th and 2nd arrondissements
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    Starting at Passage Verdeau, in the 9th arrondissement, and walking our way south, we will visit a number of historic covered passages. The specific passages may vary, depending on any number of factors, but we hope to visit most of the following:

    • Passage Verdeau (9th)
    • Passage Jouffroy (9th)
    • Passage des Panoramas (2nd)
    • Passage Choiseul (2nd)
    • Galerie Vivienne (2nd)
    • Galerie Colbert (2nd)
    • Galeries du Palais Royal (2nd)

    At the end of the walk, we'll find a nice café in which to rest our legs, have something to drink, and get to know our fellow WICE members better.

    This walk is for WICE members only, and there will be no charge. Registration is required, though, as we need to limit it to eight participants.

    The walk will be uncurated, meaning that the guide will not be giving talks along the way about the various locations. Members are free to do their own research, however, and share what they've discovered if they are so inclined.

    Meeting Place

    We will meet at the north end of Passage Verdeau at 14:00. This is next to 33 bis rue du  Faubourg-Montmartre (see photo on left).

    Northbound busses 74 and 85 stop on that street.

    Busses 20, 32, 39, 74, and 85 all stop on nearby Boulevard Montmartre.

    Metro lines 8 and 9 have nearby stops at Grands Boulevards.

    About the Organizer

    Rick Jones has been living in Paris since the summer of 2018. He is an avid walker, and during his time here he has walked the length and breadth of Paris, to include walking the entire end-to-end length of all 14 of Paris's metro lines. He is the founding member of the Paris Flâneur and Boulevardier Association.

Past events

29 Nov 2023 VN291 Walk: The American Revolution in Paris - Part 7 of 7
27 Nov 2023 VN271 Talk: The American Revolution in Paris - Part 6 of 7
20 Nov 2023 VN201 Talk: The American Revolution in Paris - Part 5 of 7
15 Nov 2023 VN151 Walk: The American Revolution in Paris - Part 4 of 7
13 Nov 2023 VN131 Talk: The American Revolution in Paris - Part 3 of 7
08 Nov 2023 VN081 Walk: The American Revolution in Paris - Part 2 of 7
06 Nov 2023 VN061 Talk: The American Revolution in Paris - Part 1 of 7
01 Nov 2023 VN011 Chateau de Malmaison
21 Oct 2023 VO211 Street Cool (in English)
18 Oct 2023 VO181 Paris Bridge Walk (in English)
11 Oct 2023 VO111 Josephine Baker (in French)
07 Oct 2023 VO071 Naughty Nouvelle Athens Paris 9th (in English)
05 Oct 2023 VO051 A Walk Along the Canal (in English)
23 Sep 2023 V0923 Mooching Around Parc Montsouris Paris 14 (in English)
13 Jul 2023 Parc de Sceaux Walk
21 Jun 2023 Artists' studios in the Montparnasse of the Roaring Twenties
15 Jun 2023 Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale Walk
01 Apr 2023 VM111 WINTER WALK - From Labor to Leisure: Made in Javel
26 Mar 2023 VF261 WINTER WALK - Storming around the Bastille: Discovering people and places of Paris’s working class
19 Mar 2023 VM261 WINTER WALK - Ladies of Luxembourg
18 Feb 2023 VF181 WINTER WALK - Another Side of Montparnasse: Denfert-Rochereau
12 May 2022 AM121: Street Art: Paris Walking Tour
02 Dec 2021 VD021 Cognacq-Jay Museum: An 18th Century Exceptional Collection of Decorative Arts
08 Nov 2021 VN081 Théâtre des Champs-Élysées: A 20th Century Architectural Jewel
21 Oct 2021 VO211 Carnavalet Museum: The Highlights of Its Rich Collection
11 Sep 2021 Forum des Associations de Paris 15e
14 Jun 2021 AU141: Grand Central Station: A Rose Among Thorns
10 May 2021 LA271: The History of French Fashion
15 Apr 2021 AA151: European Synagogue Architecture: What makes it special?
18 Mar 2021 VM111: Women Artists and Their Art: The Contributions of Women in Art History Part 2
17 Mar 2021 WICE Talks: NPS Special Presentation -Yellowstone National Park, FREE for Members
25 Feb 2021 VF251: Representation of the Feminine Nude in Western Art: The Contributions of Women Artists in Art History Part 1
26 Jan 2021 VJ261 POST-WAR ARCHITECTURE in Paris and The Grand Projects
19 Jan 2021 VJ191 PARIS ARCHITECTURE: From Art Nouveau to Modern Art
05 Jan 2021 VJ051 Private Parisian Mansions: A Famous Element of French Heritage
15 Dec 2020 VD151 The Famous Cocottes and Courtesans of the 19th Century
20 Nov 2020 VN201 PARIS ART AND ARCHITECTURE (Online 4-part Series)
20 Oct 2020 B0201 Walking French Language - Intermediate
15 Oct 2020 VO151 Walk: Luxembourg Garden and Its Surroundings
24 Sep 2020 VS241 Promenade Along Paris Bridges: Pont Neuf to Alexandre III Bridge
17 Sep 2020 ES171 WICE Virtual Open House 2020
07 Sep 2020 BS071 Walking French Language and Culture Lessons (5 part series - à la carte or bundled)
08 Jul 2019 VL081 Marais Fashion Tour
03 Dec 2018 VD031 Walk: Picpus Cemetery and the Nation District: An Historical Walk in the 12th District
30 May 2018 VY301 Paris Walks: Franco-American Friendship Historic Trail - Right Bank
03 May 2018 VY031 Belleville and Menilmontant: another facet of Paris
07 Apr 2018 VA071 Paris Mosque and the Botanical Garden (Jardin des Plantes)
19 Mar 2018 VM191 Resistance and the Liberation of Paris
27 Nov 2017 VN271 The Montagne Sainte Geneviève and the History of the Universities and Colleges of Paris
09 Nov 2017 VN091 Parc de la Villette (Cancelled-Undersubscribed)
09 May 2017 VY091 The Chaillot Hill and the Architecture of the 1930’s
27 Apr 2017 VA271 Art Nouveau Architecture in the 16th arrondissement
28 Nov 2016 VN282 African-American Paris, Josephine Baker and Edith Piaf
18 Oct 2016 VO182 The People's Paris: from La Republique to Buttes Chaumont
04 Oct 2016 VO041 The Villa Savoye and the Historic Downtown of Poissy
10 Jun 2016 VU101 Paris Walks - The Village of Montmartre
27 May 2016 VY271 Paris Walks - The Two Islands: Ile de la Cite and Ile St. Louis
04 Apr 2016 VA041 Paris Walks - Fashion and Historical Tour: Palais Royal - Les Halles - Le Marais
11 Mar 2016 VM111 Paris Walks: Discover the architecture of today in the centre of Paris
17 Nov 2015 VN171 Paris Walks - Theater District and the Arcades
06 Sep 2015 FULL The Mysteries of Van Gogh Unveiled at the Village of Auvers-sur-Oise - Day Trip
13 Jun 2015 VU131 Paris Walks - The Unknown, Exotic, & Esoteric 7th Arrondissement
26 May 2015 VY261 Paris Walks - Jefferson, Franklin & the American Founding Fathers
16 May 2015 VY161 Paris Walks - Buttes Chaumont Quartier
25 Mar 2015 VM251 Paris Walks - Jardin du Luxembourg and Surroundings
04 Mar 2015 VM041 Paris Walks - French Revolution on the Right Bank
14 Oct 2014 VO141 Paris Walks - The Jewish History of Paris
07 Oct 2014 VO071 Commemorative WWI Paris Walk - Suresnes Memorial
20 Sep 2014 VS201 Paris Walks - Art Nouveau in Paris
19 Jun 2014 VU191 Paris Walks - Père Lachaise Cemetery
29 Apr 2014 VA291 Paris Walks - Writers and Artists of the Left Bank
29 Mar 2014 VM291 Paris Walks - Paris in the Middle Ages
18 Mar 2014 VM181 Paris Walks - Theatre District and Arcades
12 Nov 2013 VN121 Paris Walks - Resistance and the Liberation of Paris
05 Nov 2013 VN051 Paris Walks: Franco-American Friendship Historic Trail - Left Bank
19 Oct 2013 VO19 Paris Walks - Gallo-Roman Lutetia
16 Oct 2013 LO161 Market Walk rue Mouffetard
15 Oct 2013 VO151 Paris Walks: Franco-American Friendship Historic Trail - Right Bank
16 Apr 2013 LA161 Paris by Arrondissement - the 18th
06 Nov 2012 LN061 Paris by Arrondissement - the 14th
16 Oct 2012 LO161 Paris by arrondissement - the 13th
25 Sep 2012 LS251 Paris by Arrondissement - the 9th
05 Jun 2012 LU051 Paris by Arrondissement - the 17th
20 Mar 2012 LM201 Paris by Arrondissement - the 4th
27 Sep 2011 LS271 Paris by Arrondissement - the 2nd
07 Jun 2011 LU071 Paris by Arrondissement - the 1st
17 May 2011 LY171 Paris by Arrondissement - the 5th
26 Apr 2011 LA261 Paris by Arrondissement - the 19th