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Paris: Tootbus Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour

1. Paris: Tootbus Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour

Experience the best of Paris in just one, two or three days with this hop-on hop-off tour! The 100% clean buses provide a comfortable and convenient way to see the city's top landmarks and attractions, including the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. As you tour the city, you can use the audio guide commentary to learn more about Paris and hop off at any stop to explore the sights in more detail. Visit the Louvre Museum, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral, do some shopping in the Champs-Elysées, visit the top of the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower and enjoy amazing views of the city. Take a walk in the Latin Quarter, Marais, or Ile de Saint Louis and learn more about Paris through the audio guide commentary. A child-friendly channel is available for the little ones in English and French. Your ticket is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours upon first validation, and you can hop on and off the bus as many times as you like within the validity period. The route stops are as follows: 1. Haussmann – Grands Magasins – 11, Rue Auber 75009 Paris2. Opera Garnier – 49, Avenue De L’opéra 75002 Paris3. Musee Du Louvre – Place Du Carrousel 75002 Paris4. Notre-Dame – 13 Rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris 5. Musee D’orsay – 8, Quai Anatole-France 75007 Paris6. Concorde – 12, Place De La Concorde 75008 Paris7. Champs-Elysees – Georve V -116, Avenue Des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris8. Trocadero – 50, Avenue Du Président Wilson 75016 Paris9. Tour Eiffel – 69, Quai Branly 75007 Paris10. Pont Alexandre III – Invalides – 41, Quai D’orsay 75007 Paris

Paris: Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie, Notre Dame Guided Tour

2. Paris: Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie, Notre Dame Guided Tour

Embark on a captivating guided tour and delve into the rich history of Paris. Explore three remarkable landmarks on Île de la Cité, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the iconic Sainte-Chapelle, and Conciergerie. Begin your adventure in Île de la Cité, where you’ll learn about Paris's rich history and culture. Along the way, uncover captivating details about this island, all while engaging in conversations about the Notre Dame Cathedral and the unfortunate recent fire incident. Venture into the awe-inspiring Sainte-Chapelle, where you'll have the privilege of witnessing its breathtaking beauty. This architectural gem, housing the sacred relics of Christ's Crown of Thorns, is renowned for its exceptional stained-glass windows that cast enchanting walls of light. It stands as a true jewel of French Gothic Architecture and boasts the distinction of housing Paris's oldest public clock, a towering marvel at 47-meters. Continue your journey with the renowned Conciergerie, located in the heart of the city on Île de la Cité. This remarkable site, originally Paris's first royal palace, offers an exclusive experience with pre-reserved tickets and an expert guide. Uncover exceptional Gothic rooms, including a reproduction of the prison cells used during the revolutionary tribunal era. Immerse yourself in the Unesco-listed historical site and listen to captivating stories of its most famous prisoners, including the renowned Marie-Antoinette. As part of your exploration, don't miss the nearby Tour de l'Horloge, a historic clock tower of the Conciergerie. As the tour concludes, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on further exploring the city. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Paris, along the picturesque Seine River, to continue your adventure.

Paris: Notre Dame, Ile de la Cité Tour and Sainte Chapelle

3. Paris: Notre Dame, Ile de la Cité Tour and Sainte Chapelle

Meet your guide at Hôtel de Ville and begin your walking adventure in Ile de la Cité, the Island where Paris was born. Soak up the charm of this area which is nestled in the Seine River. Step back in time as your guide reveals the history behind the highlights. Admire the beauty and majesty of Notre Dame Cathedral, which, despite the fire that destroyed its roof in 2019 continues to stand majestically. Appreciate how quickly the reconstruction work on the cathedral is progressing. Hear about its technical details and Gothic style. Continue to the church of San Severino where you enter this church that is prime example of the Flamboyant Gothic-style. Walk through the Saint Michel Quarter to find one of the most beautiful and hidden squares in Paris which was built by King Henry IV, Place Dauphine. Keep walking for a while until you reach yet another work built by the the same king, the Pont Neuf, the first brick bridge built in Paris. End your tour outside the Saint Chapelle church with a deeper understanding of this magnificent part of the city. Your guide will accompany you to the entrance of the Sainte Chapelle and give you the entry ticket so that you can visit this masterpiece of Gothic art at your own pace.

Paris: Explore Ile de la Cité & Sainte-Chapelle with a Guide

4. Paris: Explore Ile de la Cité & Sainte-Chapelle with a Guide

Discover the iconic landmarks of the Ile de la Cité on a guided walking tour. Stroll through the heart of Paris and visit the royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, the national monument of Conciergerie, and see the ongoing renovations at Notre-Dame Cathedral. Meet your guide and begin your walking tour of Ile de la Cité on the Right Bank by the extravagant Hotel de Ville. We'll cross the river and head to the island that sits in the heart of Paris, the Ile de la Cité, home to Notre Dame Cathedral. Admire the imposing Gothic architecture of the cathedral. Still standing after the fire of 2019, learn more about her construction and ongoing restoration work.   Next, enjoy a short stroll through the charming flower market to Sainte-Chapelle. Skip the ticket line to enter this former royal chapel. Admire its stunning interior and be amazed by its ornately decorated colored walls, 80 percent of which are covered in vibrant stained glass windows. Finally, benefit from skip-the-line entry to the Conciergerie. Learn about its original incarnation as a medieval palace and notorious prison of the French Revolution. Discover more about Queen Marie Antoinette's time in captivity within its walls, and visit her prison cell.

Paris: Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off and Paris by Night Tour

5. Paris: Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off and Paris by Night Tour

Discover the famous landmarks of Paris by day on a hop-on hop-off tour or illuminated at night on an open-top bus tour. See the city’s most famous monuments and buildings from great vantage points and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.  During the day, enjoy the largest network of hop-on-hop-off routes in Paris to visit the City of Light, its monuments, and neighborhoods at your own pace.  Use each and every stop to visit historical sites such as Opera, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, Orsay Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and many more. Enjoy the flexibility to get off at any time and walk the most charming neighborhoods in Paris the bohemian Montmartre, the buzzing Latin Quarter, the trendy Marais, or the peaceful Ile de Saint Louis. By night, experience a unique 2-hour tour that will take you past the top landmarks brilliantly illuminated at night. Enjoy breath-taking views of The City of Light in all its splendor from the top deck of our buses. In both day and night tours, listen to the audio commentary specially designed for our routes available in 5 languages. If you are traveling with children, the fun commentary designed just for kids will entertain them throughout the route.

Paris: Notre Dame Island Tour & Sainte Chapelle Entry Ticket

6. Paris: Notre Dame Island Tour & Sainte Chapelle Entry Ticket

Discover the charm of the Île de la Cité in Paris as you soak in the royal history at Place Dauphine and witness the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral from outside on a guided tour. Benefit from skip-the-line access to the Sainte Chapelle, which you can explore after the tour. Meet your guide and embark on your walking tour of Île de la Cité Learn about the ongoing restoration efforts at the Notre Dame Cathedral after the devastating fire of 2019, as you admire its facade. Cross the Seine and visit the Shakespeare and Company bookstore. Learn about the fascinating history of the Place Dauphine, and enjoy the fantastic views of Île de la Cité as you explore its historic streets. Wrap up your tour with a self-guided exploration of the enchanting Sainte Chapelle, a 13th-century gem boasting stunning stained glass windows. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and admire a rich tapestry of Parisian history, culture, and beauty.

Paris: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

7. Paris: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris. f Paris. Visit the Pont de l'Alma, where Queen Diana met a tragic death, and walk through the Pont Alexandre III, built to honor the name of Tsar Alexander III. You will then continue to the iconic shopping street of the Champs Elysees and its gardens. Next, see the Place de La Concorde, the statues and sculptures of Tuileries Garden, and the great pyramid of the Louvre museum. Admire the 7th century Church of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois and Pont Neuf, the oldest stone bridge in Paris. A stop at the Conciergerie will pique your interest to see the prison of the notorious Queen Marie-Antoinette and the well-known Saint Chapelle. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be Notre Dame which will blow your mind with its ruined beauty. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments of the city. Enjoy the tour with your friends and family and learn about the city as you wander around.

Paris: Île de la Cité Tour, Cruise & Sainte Chapelle Entry

8. Paris: Île de la Cité Tour, Cruise & Sainte Chapelle Entry

This in-depth exploration of the histories, myths, legends, and lore hidden behind the stones of Paris’ most interesting neighborhood takes you to the historic Île de la Cité in the heart of the city. From the gothic splendor of the bell towers of Notre Dame that inspired Victor Hugo to create his hunchback bell-ringer, to the dazzling stained glass windows in Sainte Chapelle, you’ll see Paris from several entirely different perspectives, and discover exactly what makes it such a special place. Your medieval Paris walking tour starts with a stroll along the banks of the Seine. Following this, it's time for a short wander through the streets of Île Saint-Louis, where you'll get a stunning view of your next stop. As you approach the iconic Notre Dame, your guide will take you back in time hundreds of years to when the mighty cathedral (the distance from which all points in France are measured) was first built and Paris looked very different than it does today. You’ll be taken as close to the majestic landmark as the ongoing restoration will permit you to give you the best views possible. After crossing the river into the historic Latin Quarter, you’ll stroll down meandering, cobblestone streets where you'll hear the stories and learn of the characters—poets, philosophers, artists—that made Paris the City of Light. Then, it's a short walk to the Conciergerie, the oldest remaining part of the Palais de la Cité. This former royal residence of the kings of France became a prison during the French Revolution. You'll enter with pre-reserved tickets and receive a guided tour. Next, you’ll head to the city’s most beautiful chapel—Sainte Chapelle. This royal chapel was originally built to house relics and today it’s still one of the most jaw-dropping rooms in Paris. It’s also one of the city’s most popular attractions. Luckily, you’ll skip the long lines and be among the first people of the day to appreciate this remarkable monument. After passing through the tranquil Place Dauphine, your guide will leave you with a special treat—a river cruise along the Seine where you can experience and view Paris and its many magnificent buildings from a new vantage point. The cruise will last one hour and has also a live guide on board. Sites Visited: Notre Dame Cathedral (exterior) Île de la Cité Sainte Chapelle Conciergerie River Seine Place Dauphine Latin Quarter Île Saint-Louis

Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

9. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover Paris highlights like a local on an e-bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets with the help of a motor. Have the use of a raincoat, so you can enjoy the city in any weather. Take a family-friendly route that is mostly on bike paths and sidewalks.  Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Test drive your bike to ensure that you are comfortable handling an electric bike. Set off on an adventure as you ride to the iconic Louvre Palace.  Wave to the Mona Lisa as you pass the Louvre Muséum and the Carrousel shopping center. Enjoy the greenery in the Tuileries Gardens and watch the ships pass by the docks. Admire the oldest bridge in the city at Pont Neuf.  Travel to Cité Island to view the stunning Cité Palace. View the Gothic architecture of Saint Chapelle and the rose window of the Notre dame Cathédral. Venture to the Institute of France and see the love locks on the Arts Bridge.  Go by the Orsay Muséum which was once a train station before passing the Orsay Docks. Get up close to the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the view of it from across the Trocadero Gardens.  Feel the immensity of the Chaillot Palace as you see both wings. Get a taste of modern art as you pass by Tokyo Palace. Be tickled by the contrast between the Great and small palace.  Experience the connection between the US and France at the Liberty Flame in Lady Diana square. Ride by the arched Alexandre III bridge and appreciate the use of space in the Vendôme and Concorde square. Finish your tour where you began.

Paris: Mona Lisa Curse Quest Experience

10. Paris: Mona Lisa Curse Quest Experience

The "Ghosts of Paris: Mona Lisa" quest immerses you in a chilling mystery across Paris. Begin at the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, unraveling clues linked to historic and spectral events. Journey through atmospheric locales like the Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle and encounter dark tales from Paris's past. Each site and story brings you closer to the truth behind the Mona Lisa's enigmatic curse. This interactive experience combines history, art, and legend, culminating in a deeper understanding of the city's haunted heritage. Solve clues and unlock horror stories as you roam Paris' haunted streets. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you precise directions so that you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. After you purchase the quest, you'll receive instructions on how to play the game in the app. The quest will take you between 1-2 hours to complete, but there's no time limit which will allow you to have fun playing at your own pace. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. After purchase, you can play anytime without rescheduling.



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The experience with our guide Joaquin couldn’t have been better. Kind, well informed, intelligent and always keen to go beyond and further explain and provide details is highly valued. Thanks Joaquin and GYG for this amazing tour.

We missed the initial meeting point but was able to find Claire and had an excellent time. She is very nice and knowledgeable

Our guide was so knowledgeable. And the places were beautiful as well as interesting. So much history.

Eliot was incredibly knowledgeable, patient and funny. Superb experience.

The guided tour was very good and highly recommended to anyone!