Things to do in Picardy

Our most recommended things to do in Picardy

Paris: Haunted Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

1. Paris: Haunted Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

Discover Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris's largest and most popular cemetery and the home of fantastic paranormal phenomena. Hear stories about the celebrities buried here, learn about the cemetery's long history, and uncover fascinating tales of ghosts that roam the grounds. Walk amongst the graves with your guide and spot the resting places of famous celebrities like Frédéric Chopin, Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison. Learn about the lives of the celebrities and the numerous Parisians laid to rest in Père-Lachaise Cemetery. With over one million people interned in the cemetery, it should be no surprise that it is one of the most haunted places in Paris. Learn about the long history of the cemetery, the strange cults associated with it, and delve into the hauntings reported over the years. As you explore, your guide will tell you stories about spiritualist founder Allan Kardec, the fantasms found by the tomb of Jim Morisson, the ghost of Marcel Proust who wanders the cemetery looking for his lover, and many lesser-known phenomena that loom within Père-Lachaise Cemetery.

Paris: Skip-the-line in Louvre Museum Guidance to Mona Lisa

2. Paris: Skip-the-line in Louvre Museum Guidance to Mona Lisa

For a long time, before becoming a museum in 1793, the Louvre was one of the main residences of the kings of France. Located in the heart of Paris, it covers an area of 73,000 square meters and houses the largest collection of art works in the world, from civilizations over 7,000 years old to the 19th century. The collections of the museum are divided into 8 departments: Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Oriental Antiquities, Islamic Art, Paintings, Sculptures, Artworks and Graphics. Upon arrival, admire this masterpiece painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506 and one of the most famous portraits of women in the world, the host will let you enjoy the museum at your own pace.

Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Early Dinner

3. Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Early Dinner

Treat yourself to an exceptional night out with friends or family to make the most of your time in Paris. Discover the Eiffel Tower's newest restaurant: Madame Brasserie. Ride up to the first floor to savor a gourmet dinner of classic French cuisine, with a sustainable approach. Take part in a digital mystery game before your experience, then ride the elevator up to the first level of the Eiffel Tower for an early dinner. Step into the brand new Madame Brasserie to get a taste of renowned Chef Thierry Marx's sustainable French dishes, cooked with fresh local produce. Enjoy your meal of choice, depending on the option you selected. Delight your taste buds with delicious food and admire splendid views of the City of Lights from a vantage point while you dine.

Paris: Night River Cruise On The Seine With Waffle Tasting

4. Paris: Night River Cruise On The Seine With Waffle Tasting

Discover the French capital at night with all its sumptuous monuments illuminated. Live an unforgettable and magical moment. Embark on a one-hour cruise aboard a modern boat equipped with audio guides in 14 languages. Begin your cruise by meeting at the base of the Eiffel tower. Board the cruise boat, and drift past monuments such as the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Orsay Museum. Then, head further down the Seine River to see the Grand Palais, and the many bridges with unique architecture which represent masterpieces in themselves. After your cruise, enjoy an excellent waffle at the buffet located just in front of the boats and take the opportunity to photograph yourself at the foot of the illuminated Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Parc Astérix Full-Day Entrance Ticket

5. Paris: Parc Astérix Full-Day Entrance Ticket

Skip the long ticket line and enjoy all the adventures and activities of Parc Astérix with a full-day entry ticket. Enjoy a memorable day out with all your favorite characters from the Gaul village just 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Paris. Discover 6 themed zones, and more than 40 different attractions and shows with new sensations and excitement at every turn. Go on your very own odyssey to the lands of the Romans, Gauls, Greeks, Vikings, and Egyptians. Board the Menhir Express for plenty of laughs and take up Caesar's challenge to spy on the Roman Legion at the mad-house Défi de César. Sign up to serve the Roman Empire at La Légion Recrute and dive into the wacky world of the comic strip to experience the final battle between the Roman Legionnaires and the battling Gauls. Admire the only performing dolphins and sea lions this close to Paris at the Poseidon Theater. Discover the Forest of Idefix, a new area for the family right at the heart of the park, with 5 new attractions for young Gauls from 3 years of age. A short distance from the Gaulish Village, Idefix introduces you to a few druids that are friends of Panoramix, as well as their strange inventions.

Paris: Private Christmas Photoshoot with VIP Option

6. Paris: Private Christmas Photoshoot with VIP Option

Turn your visit to Paris into a memory that will last a lifetime with a private Christmas photoshoot. Let your photographer take snapshots of you at various locations. Use props to help capture the festive spirit. Receive your digital photos at the end. Choose between a regular or a VIP experience. Receive a PDF guide with instructions and tips for the photoshoot before you arrive, as well as a guide to Paris. Make sure to dress in cozy sweaters and Christmas attire to create the perfect winter holiday vibes. Meet your photographer in the center of the city and get started. Opt for a regular photoshoot lasting 45 minutes and take photos at the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, and the Place Vendôme. Choose the VIP option of 1 hour and 40 minutes and visit the Eiffel Tower, the Place Vendôme, the Parvis de l'hôtel de ville, the Tuileries Gardens, and more. Allow your photographer to give you tips and tricks on the best poses. Receive Christmas hats, candies, and sparklers to capture endearing memories. After 24 hours you will receive a secure link to view and download the professionally edited, high-resolution digital photos.

Paris: Private Speakeasy and Hidden Bar Tour

7. Paris: Private Speakeasy and Hidden Bar Tour

Discover a variety of Parisian bars and speakeasies on a guided tour. Each bar has a different atmosphere and vibe. Some bars have hidden passageways, hidden doors you will pass through, secret shots, some require passwords for entry while others are only accessible by invitations.

Chateau of Chantilly: Skip-the-Line Ticket

8. Chateau of Chantilly: Skip-the-Line Ticket

Visit the entire Domaine de Chantilly at your leisure, 7,800 hectares located in one of the largest forests in Paris.  Explore the Château, which houses the Condé Museum. This is made up of the princely suites, an exceptional collection of paintings (over 800 masterpieces by artists such as Botticelli, Raphael, Poussin, and Delacroix), and a library and archives conserving over 13,000 works.  Visit the gardens for a magnificent panorama of the art of the Western garden, with the French-style garden designed by Le Nôtre in the 17th century, the 18th-century Anglo-Chinese garden housing the Hamlet that served as a model for Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet in the Petit Trianon in Versailles, and the 19th century English garden. Discover the Great Stables, which are a masterpiece of 18th-century architecture. They house the Museum of the Horse, which is home to over 200 objects and works of art dedicated to the equine world. All year long, the Great Stables propose magical equestrian shows.

Pierrefonds: Château de Pierrefonds Entrance Ticket

9. Pierrefonds: Château de Pierrefonds Entrance Ticket

Enjoy an entry ticket to visit this magnificent, medieval-style castle. Immerse yourself in this reconstructed castle that is now a National Monument. Explore the large salons, the central courtyard, the donjon, and the chapel as you walk around. Meet your host at the Château de Pierrefonds enterance. Feel like a princess as you experience an authentic tour of the castle with an audio guide. Walk around the castle grounds and admire its unspoiled beauty. Make sure to spam your Instagram stories. You will without a doubt capture amazing photos, your very own slice of history. Gaze at this dreamy castle as you wander around at your own pace. If you are visiting any Château when in France, it should be this reborn beauty.  See the impressive architecture and learn all about the rich history. The original castle existed here in the 14th-century but was demolished in the 17th-century, before being rebuilt by Napoleon III in the 18th-century.  Stand in awe of this château - One of France's hidden gems. If you love medieval times, castles, and rich history, visiting here is a necessity.

Paris: Anzac Day Day Tour to Villers Bretonneux

10. Paris: Anzac Day Day Tour to Villers Bretonneux

Explore the Somme, where a dramatic period of history took place, on this full-day Anzac Day trip to the Somme Battlefields, and see the major memorials, cemeteries, and battle sites of World War I. Departing Paris, transfer to the small town of Villers Bretonneux, where the Victoria School was built in 1923-1927 as a gift from the children of the state of Victoria in Australia to the children of Villers-Bretonneux as proof of their love and goodwill towards France. Go to the Adelaide Cemetery to pay your respects to the fallen soldiers. See the deep Lochnagar Crater left behind at La Boiselle in 1916, providing a stark testimony of the ravages of war. Visit the site of the Battle of Pozières, see the poignant Memorial to the Missing of the Somme at Thiepval. Visit Péronne to see the war memorial of Mont Saint-Quentin overlooking the Somme River, and much more.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 241,648 reviews

Disneyland ist toll und auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert. Obwohl die Organisation prinzipiell gut ist, muss man sich überall, auch im Restaurant und bei jedem Stand lange anstellen, sodass viel Zeit damit verloren geht. Ohne Geduld und Ausdauer geht es nicht, darauf muss man sich einstellen. Am besten möglichst früh kommen oder die Abendstunden nützen.

Alan was an excellent photographer and made the shoot enjoyable and relaxing. He was extremely helpful in putting us at ease. We thoroughly enjoyed the photo shoot and look forward to the product

Had a great day. Our guide Anna was wonderful and managed to rearrange the day so we didn't miss out on anything after the Eurostar was delayed

A great experience- the tower looked spectacular at night. A memorable evening.

It’s definitely worth it to get a bus trip and guided tour!