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Podcasts to Help You Understand Paris

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Updated: 2 January 2018
Discover these gripping Paris-centric podcasts bursting with everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the world’s most elegant and romantic city.

Podcasts for the Art Lover

Rick Steves has produced a fabulous series of podcasts exploring the rich artistic heritage of Paris that entices so many tourists each year. Whether you’d like an intimate audio walking tour of the Musée d’Orsay or a free tour of the world’s largest art museum, the Louvre, you can download it for free via iTunes or visit his site for more information.

For the History Lover

Zevisit’s guides to historical landmarks and monuments are a must-listen for history fanatics. They are available for many European cities, not just Paris, but when you tune in to their Paris-focused podcasts, you’ll be amazed at the fascinating historical facts you’ll discover. Learn about the elephant on the Eiffel Tower, which not even all Parisians know about. You can also revel in the secret mysteries of the Louvre, and there’s a historical tour of Notre Dame.

Listening to a podcast by the Eiffel Tower
Listening to a podcast by the Eiffel Tower | © Jolove55/Wikimedia Commons

For the Food Lover

If you enjoy anything that makes your mouth water, Paris Paysanne is the podcast for you. It chronicles a great exploration of food and culture in Paris, focusing on everything from seasonal cocktails and natural wine, to Parisian food markets and food tours. There’s also a feminist glint with exclusive features on topics such as women in gastronomy.

For the Authentic Traveller

If you prefer the authenticity of smaller quartiers that are away from the tourist crowd, then Cityzeum is a great Paris podcast for you. The tour touches on all the major neighbourhoods, such as the Marais, Latin Quarter and Montmartre, and also provides introductions to monuments, famous squares, churches and gardens. You’ll feel like you’re getting a true feel of the real Paris.