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Palais-Royal: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Unofficial Emily in Paris Show Locations Walking Tour

1. Paris: Unofficial Emily in Paris Show Locations Walking Tour

This Emily in Paris Selfie Tour is perfect for those who are fans of the Netflix show. You can explore locations seen on the show and capture all the most Instagrammable moments. The tour will take you to the places where Emily lives, works, and socializes, including her apartment, the restaurant of her love interest, Gabriel, the agency where she works, the garden where she meets Mindy, and the bakery where she had her first pain au chocolat. You may even have the opportunity to try one of the famous pastries yourself. Stroll down a pretty cobblestone alley dating to 1734, home to the oldest restaurant in Paris. On the way, you'll learn about a nearby museum and its 300,000 coins, tokens, and treasures — where Emily attended a fashion show and an auction. As we cross the Pont des Arts, you'll take in panoramic views of the Seine (where Mindy performed with her band). We'll also visit the Domaine National du Palais-Royal and one of the most striking modern art installations in Paris: the striped Colonnes de Buren. Throughout the tour, your experienced Parisian guide will provide insight on French culture, fashion, food, photo ops, and more. You just might leave feeling Parisian, too! The tour ends next to Avenue de L'Opéra, where we recommend a self-guided visit to the Palais Garnier, the renowned opera house that symbolizes Paris. While in the area, be sure to check out the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, a famous French department store just a five-minute walk away. The rooftop terrace (where Emily met Camille) affords spectacular views of Paris. Please note that this tour, called "Emily In Paris Walking Tour" is operated by ExperienceFirst, and is not affiliated with, sponsored or endorsed by Netflix, Netflix's Emily In Paris® or Viacom in any way. During the tour, there will be no pictures, media, or video clips of Emily in Paris® shown or played. This tour is a tribute to the show and its locations, and is not an official Emily In Paris® tour.

Paris: Covered Passages Audio-Guided Walking Tour

2. Paris: Covered Passages Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Stroll through centuries with an audio-guided tour of the Palais-Royal gardens and the city’s historic covered passages. Start and pause the tour whenever you like, to explore at your own pace. Begin at the gardens of Palais-Royal, to discover the story of this fashionable meeting place. Continue to the covered passages of Galerie Vivienne, Passage des Panoramas, and Passages Jouffroy. Learn how these places battled to attract customers and pass iconic locations, including the oldest chocolate factory in Paris, a wax museum, and the former Paris Stock Exchange.

Paris: Guided Walking Tour with Seine River Cruise Tickets

3. Paris: Guided Walking Tour with Seine River Cruise Tickets

Embark on a captivating walking tour led by an expert guide in Paris. In small groups, uncover the most enchanting attractions and landmarks. Explore its historical sites, opulent palaces, and iconic wonders like the awe-inspiring Notre Dame Cathedral, and the magnificent Louvre Museum. Choose to end your day with an optional ticket for a cruise on the Seine River. Explore Île de la Cité, the city's central island, and its surroundings to encounter the principal masterpieces of Gothic Paris. Learn about the surprising facts that this island will offer you. See the famous Sainte Chapelle Gothic Church from the outside and listen to your guide as they explain its iconic features, the unified composition of architecture, stained glass, painting, and sculpture. Discover Conciergerie the medieval royal palace that became a revolutionary court and Marie-Antoinette's prison from the outside. Immerse yourself in the history and memory of an exceptional place of power, around two key periods in the history of France. Follow the River Seine and go across the famous Le Pont Neuf, a pedestrian bridge listed as a national historic monument. See the art exhibitions, and immerse in the open-air studio for painters, artists, and photographers. Follow your guide to the Pyramid of Louvre, easily the most popular place to be in Paris. Enjoy a detailed tour of the area with less emphasis on history and the art inside the museum but more on the local street life of Paris so that you can see the most important landmarks without waiting to get tickets while experiencing the local culture. Explore the Palais Royal and its gardens, which housed royal families up until the Palace of Versailles was built. Enjoy its prestigious and peaceful presence, and walk the gardens surrounded by superb futuristic architecture with contemporary sculptures. Choose the option to explore the heart of Paris on a river cruise. End your day with a delightful and captivating journey through the heart of Paris, showcasing the city’s most iconic landmarks and breathtaking scenery. Cruise passes the magnificent Eiffel Tower and as the boat gracefully glides along the Seine River, enjoy informative audio commentary providing fascinating insights into the history and culture of Paris.

Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

4. Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

Let the comfort and ease of an electric bike take you on an unforgettable Parisian adventure. Inside Marais, enjoy a game of Pétanque at the oldest Parisian monument. Experience student life in the Latin Quarter, sit back at the "Luco" and wander the typically Parisian side streets in the Mouffetard district. While the always busy artist cafés of Saint-Germain-des-Prés are where you can find the action, if you need a break, the Nouvelles Berges de Seine offers the peace and quiet of the riverbank. The allure of this beautiful city is there for the taking. And lucky for you, this tour makes seeing it all possible.

Paris: Private Family Tour and Seine River Cruise

5. Paris: Private Family Tour and Seine River Cruise

Already picturing yourself at the majestic Eiffel Tower, the amazing Louvre, or the beautiful Palais Garnier? Visit these stunning highlights and many more during this informative and fun tour. While you wander past the beautiful landmarks you’ll discover hidden gems along the way too. To make your kids feel extra special your guide has some fun-filled games. There’s also a special visit to Le Palais Royal gardens where your kids can feed the birds and you can take beautiful photos. Start your journey of must-sees at the most famous museum in world: Musée du Louvre. Learn all about its history and get contemporary facts on how to plan your personal visit from your local guide. After a short photo break, it’s time to move on towards even more great monuments such as Palais Royal, the famous Paris Opéra, and, of course the Eiffel Tower. The local guides are all great storytellers; each one with a different background ranging from history to journalism. They can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you and your family. At the end of the tour, you will embark on a cruise on the river Seine and enjoy wonderful sights of the most prestigious monuments. The seine river cruise ticket can be used anytime: you may for example embark the day after the tour, if you wish.

Paris Christmas Lights Walking Tour with Local Guide

6. Paris Christmas Lights Walking Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit on this Christmas lights walking tour of Paris. Explore the beautiful streets of Paris and see the illuminated decorations of the city, as well as landmarks like Notre Dame, the City Hall, Tuileries Garden, and more. Join an intimate group of 6 people, including yourself, and listen to your local guide share their traditions and stories around Christmas and the holidays in Paris. Stroll through the city while you sip a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate to warm up at a local Christmas market. Soak in the views of the Louvre, Place Vendôme, and Seine while walking through the river bank. Brighten your winter nights with a unique Christmas experience on a walk through this picturesque neighborhood of Paris.

Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour and Puzzle Game

7. Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour and Puzzle Game

Go off the beaten path and explore a different side of Paris with a puzzle game and walking tour. Discover the history of the city's covered passageways as you play detective for an afternoon, solving riddles and uncovering clues to crack the case. Meet your host to collect your booklet and clues and learn the story behind your outdoor escape game adventure. Then, put on your detective hat and set out to solve a murder. From Grands Boulevards to Palais Royal, follow in the footsteps of Herbert, a mad genius who was murdered just a few days ago. Thankfully, Herbert has left behind clues in a tourism booklet. Now it's up to you to decipher the hidden messages and help the police crack the case. Begin in Passage Verdeau, where antique stores are lined with bustling bars and bistros. Then, enter the very popular Passage Jouffroy, home to the famous wax Museum Grévin. Your investigation continues inside the oldest Passage in Paris, Passage des Panoramas. Then, head to Galerie Vivienne, located a short walk from the breathtaking Palais Royal Garden, where our host will be waiting and where you'll solve the final riddle and complete the challenge. 

Paris: Marais + Covered Passages + Pigalle Walking Tours

8. Paris: Marais + Covered Passages + Pigalle Walking Tours

Experience this combination of three audio guide tours that will take you back in time through some of Paris' most emblematic locations. Discover these historic gems at your own pace with your smart phone in your pocket and audio commentary by your side. Take a leisurely stroll, pop into a cafe or shop, and then continue with your audio guide that will start automatically at each location. During the Marais Hidden Treasures tour, discover how Paris was first built in South Marais before spreading out to the Louvre district. Learn about the kings and queens who made this area the place to be ever since the Middle Ages. Embark on the Royal Palace and Covered Passages tour and visit the sumptuous gardens of the royal palace near the Louvre. Enjoy a stroll through beautiful covered passages from the 18th century, once a place of luxury and ultimate fashion. On the Scandalous Paris tour, discover the most libertine district of Paris from back in the 18th century and all of South Pigalle's sensual stories.

Paris: Guided Family Old Town Tour and Grévin Museum Ticket

9. Paris: Guided Family Old Town Tour and Grévin Museum Ticket

Join us on a fun and exciting family outing in Paris and keep your kids entertained while exploring the historic Old Town. A friendly Private Guide will adapt the program and commentary to engage your children in sightseeing of the historic sites along the scenic Seine. Let your kids discover legends and fairy tales of Paris. The 2-hour walking tour will be filled with amazing Parisian sights and fun stories, tasks and riddles that will introduce your kids to French history, culture and notable personalities. Points of interest include the Fontaine du Châtelet and the Saint-Jacques Tower, which commemorates the events of the French Revolution. You will admire the scenic views of the River Seine as you cross the landmark bridge Pont au Change to get to Ile de la Cité island, which is known as the “birthplace of Paris.” One of its most important monuments, after the Notre Dame Cathedral, is Concierge, which served as a royal palace and prison to Marie Antoinette. Further along you will see the Equestrian Statue of Henri IV, a great historical figure remembered by the epithet Good King Henry. Crossing Pont Neuf, your kids will surely be interested in the true story of the Nile crocodile which in 1984 was found in the sewage under this stone bridge. The last point of interest will be the famous Louvre Museum with its iconic glass Louvre Pyramid, where your Private Guide will share the legend of Belphegor, a mummy that is said to haunt the museum every night. Choose the 3,5 option to have even more family fun in Paris and see more amazing landmarks, such as Palais Royal and its vast garden. The main attraction of this tour will be visiting the Grévin Museum, an exciting wax museum with lifelike models of historic and contemporary figures. Let your kids pose alongside their favourite celebrities and fictional characters like the Little Prince, while also introducing them to notable French personalities such as Louis XIV, Napoleon Bonaparte and Victor Hugo.

Secrets of the Parisian Passageways: A Unique Walking Tour

10. Secrets of the Parisian Passageways: A Unique Walking Tour

Step into the world of Parisian passageways on our immersive walking tour. These hidden gems are the city's best-kept secrets, offering a unique glimpse into the history and charm of Paris. As you wander through these time-worn corridors, you'll discover a Paris that often escapes the casual observer. This 2 hours tour is ideal for rainy days in Paris as you stroll through cobblestone alleys and covered arcades. Experience living history, boutique shops, and cozy cafes while you explore the 19th-century elegance of Galerie Vivienne and the timeless charm of Passage des Panoramas. Our expert guide will share captivating stories of artists, writers, and intellectuals who frequented these spots, shaping Paris's rich cultural legacy. Join a small group of 6 people for a journey into the city's heart, where every corner reveals a new facet of Parisian magic.

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What people are saying about Palais-Royal

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Very nice tour in Paris old town! If you are interested of the beginnings of the creation and the history of this city it is the perfect tour. The guide was super friendly and had great knowledge.

Helen our guide was terrific!! Her knowledge of Paris was exceptional. The bikes were in good condition and easy to ride. I highly recommend this Paris bike tour.

Ótima experiência para quem quer ver Paris. com exclusividade. O nosso guia Lucien foi ótimo, e fizemos um passeio de 2h pela Île de la cité e pelo Marais.

A great way to get to know a city and world-famous sights individually - in a way that details are remembered afterwards.

Very great tour. We were lucky with the weather and we were the only ones. Had a great guide and saw a lot