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Our most recommended Paris Walking Tours

  • Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

    1. Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

    Make the most of your time in Paris with direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Admire breathtaking views of the city from the 2nd-floor observation deck and the summit.

    Meet your guide and ascend in the elevator to the 2nd-floor observation deck. Hear about the history of the tower, from its construction in 1889 to the most iconic symbol of Paris. Then, take another elevator to the summit of the tower to marvel at the skyline of Paris from above. Look out for monuments such as the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Pont Neuf.

    Also, enjoy a visit to the restored office of Gustave Eiffel. On the way down, make sure not to miss the new glass floor on the 1st-floor observation deck.

  • Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

    2. Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

    Experience the magic of Paris from a privileged perspective with direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Meet your guide near the Eiffel Tower to hear stories from the past and present of this famous monument. The guide will then lead you past the ticket line, to ascend to the 2nd floor in the elevator.

    Marvel at mankind’s engineering marvels, built for the 1889 World Fair. From the 2nd floor, gaze out on panoramic views of the city, and find landmarks such as the Sacre-Coeur, Notre-Dame, and the River Seine

  • Louvre Museum: Tour

    3. Louvre Museum: Tour

    Get priority entry access to the Louvre Museum and be led by an expert guide on a carefully planned route designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, gaze back at Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa, and feel the passion coming from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. Listen as your guide brings the art to life on an informative walk through the vast galleries. Explore relics from ancient Egypt and marvel at the impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities including the legendary Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover timeless sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by Jacques-Louis David, and iconic works from the French Romanticism period like The Raft of the Medusa. After the guided tour, spend as much time as you like explo...

  • Paris Catacombs: Tour

    4. Paris Catacombs: Tour

    Join your knowledgeable, informative guide on this tour through the underground passages and special rooms of the Catacombs. Get the most out of your visit as you listen to unique insights from your guide and together, navigate this dark but curious space. Learn the intriguing stories of those who worked, visited, and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including the secret societies who still visit today. Discover the history of the labyrinthian passages, from how they were initially mined for limestone to how they are now home to the bones of more than 6 million former Parisians. The remains that you’ll walk past were carefully moved here in the 18th century, in a discreet operation to transfer them from the unclean and overflowing cemeteries of the city center.

  • Louvre Museum: Guided Tour with Optional Ticket

    5. Louvre Museum: Guided Tour with Optional Ticket

    Discover one of the world’s great art collections on a guided tour of the Louvre Museum, and marvel at relics from Ancient Egypt to the art of the Italian Renaissance. The entire collection would take months to see in full, but you will follow a carefully planned route to discover the highlights. Gaze at da Vinci’s enigmatic Mona Lisa and see Anthony Canova’s emotional Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss. Hear the true story depicted in Gericault’s Raft of Medusa. Go to Napoleon’s former apartments to admire the most beautiful décor of the palace, as well as a collection of crown jewels. The masterpieces continue with the Venus de Milo, the sculpture that inspired so many artists. Head to the basement of the Louvre Palace to see the foundations of the castle that once stood on the site. Choose between 2 options: get your ticket and guided tour with one of the skip-the-ticket-line guided...

    Our tour guide, Valerie, was great! She focused on what was of interest to us, to make our tour perfect. Her knowledge of the louvre’s history was great, interesting and exciting! We were able to see all the pieces that were of interest to us and along to way to each piece, Valerie may see a piece and she took the opportunity to explain it to us as she walked to the next piece we wanted to see. Great experience!

  • Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

    6. Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

    Visit one of Paris’ quirkier landmarks, the Père Lachaise Cemetery, on a walking tour with an expert guide. Don’t miss the most visited cemetery in the world during your stay in Paris, with over 3.5 million visitors every year. See the final resting places of many famous artistic, literary, and historical figures, including Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf, Delacroix, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and many others. Explore the grounds of the 19th-century cemetery with your guide, whose commentary will balance humor with historical accuracy. Let them share secrets with you about the cemetery and some of its famous residents. Highlights include the quaint cobbled paths, elaborate tombs, and stunning decorative funerary art.

  • Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour with 2nd Floor/Summit Access

    7. Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour with 2nd Floor/Summit Access

    Visit the most iconic symbol of the French capital and learn the fascinating history with your expert guide. Capture incredible photos of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Meet your English-speaking guide a few steps from the Eiffel Tower before starting your ascent to the 2nd floor. As you walk, your guide will tell you the history and anecdotes about the construction of this iconic structure. Upon reaching the 2nd floor, enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the capital of France. Capture stunning photos or simply soak in the views of Paris.

    The lady guide that took my parents on the tour of the Eiffel Tower was really kind, helpful and understanding. Even though they don’t speak French or English , she took a great care of them. They enjoy the tour very much.

  • Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

    8. Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

    Hop on board for a refreshingly new perspective of central Paris. Take a relaxing 1-hour river cruise of Paris and enjoy unbeatable views of the city's most memorable landmarks. Starting at the Eiffel Tower, cruise on a comfortable boat down the river for a taste of elegant Parisian life. Glide past The Grand Palais, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Your guide will entertain you throughout the leisurely cruise with anecdotes and intriguing historical facts.  The Paris cruise goes as far as the Institute of the Arabic World at the Ile Saint-Louis before returning you to the Eiffel Tower, and it's the most relaxing way to sightsee in Paris and is the only way to explore the city free of traffic noise and congestion.

    We strted the trip at 7 p.m. just before the golden hour ended. We caught the last glimpse of sun shining in that day and Paris looked beautiful. It was a great experience.

  • Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

    9. Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

    Discover the opulence, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on an interactive guided tour. Access the palace through a separate entrance to begin your tour and then you head off to the famous gardens with a guide or on your own. During the 90-minute tour of the main palace, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the emblematic Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Hear about the fascinating historical events that took place in many of the palace’s rooms, before stepping out to explore the vast gardens complex with your guide or on your own. Marvel at the gardens' grandeur, its bronze statues, and ornamental basins accompanied by rows of large trees. If visiting with a guide, gain fascinating insights about the garden on a 45-minute tour.

    LAURA was an excellent guide . Very vivid descriptions . We enjoyed the tour so much!

  • Louvre Museum: Private Tour

    10. Louvre Museum: Private Tour

    Follow your expert guide on a delightfully informative private 2-hour tour through the Louvre Museum, which has been designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, feel the passion coming from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, and gaze back at Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa. Listen as your guide brings the art to life on a captivating walk through the vast galleries. Explore relics from ancient Egypt and marvel at the impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities including the legendary Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover timeless sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by Jacques-Louis David, and iconic works from the French Romanticism period. End your tour with a greater appreciation of the Louvre’s treasures and, once...

Paris walking tours: Everything you need to know

Get to know the City of Lights on a walking tour of Paris. On a walking tour you can see a few of the city’s most popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Find out why Paris is often called the most beautiful city in the world. A walking tour of Paris will show you all its splendor and charm, including its bright lights, blooming flowers, historical architecture, and cobblestone streets.

All of the Paris walking tours include a knowledgeable and entertaining guide to give you a fun experience. When booking your tour, you'll learn how long the tour lasts, where to meet your guide, and when/where you'll stop for a rest or bite to eat.

What can you experience on a walking tour in Paris?

Walking tours in Paris cater to all kinds of travelers. Spend the day enjoying the Paris sunshine on a walking tour of one of its many public parks, like Jardin des Tuileries or Place de la Concorde. With its lovely gardens and carefully manicured landscaping, you’ll have plenty of chances to take photos to commemorate your vacation. 

If you’re an art enthusiast or a literary buff, you’ll want to sign up for one of the more educational Paris walking tours. And you have plenty of them to choose from. Theologians, religious students and history enthusiasts will want to take a walking tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Along with admiring its French Gothic architecture, you’ll see several monuments and learn the story of its rebirth while walking the grounds.

What types of walking tours can I take in Paris?

Paris food tours 

Try mouthwatering chocolates, gourmet cheeses, and sparkling wines on a food walking tour. Many emerging coffee shops have been added to the tours, so you can always try out something new. On every one of these foodie tours you’ll get to sample lots of goodies and will return to your hotel stuffed.

Paris Illumination tours 

Explore Paris at night with an evening tour. You’ll get to see the skyline all lit up and the Eiffel Tower all aglow. Make sure you have your camera ready to take some awesome shots. If you want something more adventurous, you can find some night tours that will spook you, such as a cemetery or ghost outing.

Paris history tours 

Indulge in the history of Paris with a tour of the medieval streets near the medieval city wall. You can also learn more about World War II history on a walking tour of the Normandy D-Day Beaches and the National Cemetery.

Paris neighborhood tours 

Spend the day in some of Paris’s hottest and upscale neighborhoods, such as the Latin Quarter, home to the Paris Sorbonne University and the Cluny Museum. Don’t pass on a stroll through its many historic districts, like Saint-Germain and Marais. You can also get a feel for the culture with a visit to local food markets, flower shops, and cafes.

What added extras can I expect on a walking tour of Paris?

On some of the Paris pub walking tours, you might get a complimentary shot or two. Some also come with an included lunch or French snack. You can also decide on a self-guided tour. In this case, you’ll be instructed to download an app that will include audio commentary for that particular tour.


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What people are saying about Paris

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Matthew was a wonderful guide who gave historical information in a lively manner and shared behind the tour information to further enhance our experience. Seeing the number of bones in the catacombs is an overwhelming experience, but the behind the scenes part of the tour added so much more. The history shared as to why the catacombs were created was fascinating. I was disappointed when other tour participants did not seem to understand the need to tip your guide. I guess some don’t realize after the admission fees and the tour company takes its cut, there’s not much left over for the guide. REMEMBER TO TIP YOUR GUIDE IF YOU ENJOYED YOUR TOUR! 10% of the tour cost is reasonable

The tour with Emilie was fantastic! She adapted well to the change of my husband not attending the tour snd personalized it very well to my interests. Her insights and information about the history of Le Marais gave me great background for walking around on my own later. The food stops were amazing! I loved learning about the history of the Poilane bread, the buckwheat crepe with ham and cheese was my first savory crepe and so good! The confitture shop was out of this world and the chocolatier Edwin at EdwarT have so much wonderful info about chocolate origins as well as fantastic flavors. The Merveilleux were mervielleux! Melt in your mouth, light creamy flavor explosion!

The meet up location was easy to find. Our guide had us try new things, but also let us try things we were comfortable with. We tried many different things and I fell in love with so much!

LAURA was an excellent guide . Very vivid descriptions . We enjoyed the tour so much!

Absolutely fantastic experience with a very nice and professional guide!