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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Paris Walking Tour: Classic Paris

Take a walk around Paris with a local guide and see another side of this beautiful city. Walking with a local to guide you and share insights and stories is the best way to tour the classic sights of Paris. The walking tour of Classic Paris offers a complete overview of Paris from the ground up. Virtually every major site in the city center is covered, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Place de la Concorde, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and, of course, the Eiffel Tower.


  • Morning walking tour of the classic sights of Paris
  • Smaller number of tour members ensures a more personalized experience
  • Illuminating commentary on Paris sights and history from your expert guide

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What You Can Expect

Paris Walking Tour: Classic Paris

The Louvre Museum, Paris

With plenty of photo opportunities and breaks, this walking tour of Paris is comprehensive but not too strenuous. Along the way your friendly guide will share the history of Paris and its famous monuments, people, buildings and boulevards.

Sights on the Paris Walking Tour include:

  • Notre Dame, learn about the cathedral's history, architecture, detailed facade and the coronation of a famous, albeit short, emperor
  • St. Chapelle, which was built to house Christ's crown of thorns and a piece of the cross
  • Louvre Museum, the former seat of the French throne and now the grandest museum in the world
  • Orsay Museum, world famous for its Impressionist collection
  • Lunch - settle down at a charming cafe nestled in the Tuileries Gardens (lunch not included)
  • Place de la Concorde, the site of royal beheadings during the French Revolution
  • Champs-Elysees, the most famous avenue in the world
  • Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Napoleon in honor of his army's victories
  • Pont Alexander III, the most beautiful bridge in Paris
  • Les Invalides and Napoleon's Tomb, a beautiful complex topped with the golden dome over the Emperor's tomb
  • Ecole Militaire, former French military school with World War II damage still scarring the facade
  • Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 and still the eternal symbol of Paris

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If I could give 10 stars I would! Gil was our guide. Truly amazing and spectacular! Friendly, polite, and helpful! Extremely knowledgable, entertaining, funny... A true delight. I will most definitely be returning and will be requesting for him. If u are taking the metro, use ur GPS to find office.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Paul from the local tour company is a great guide. Knowledgable and fun... thanks!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very good - great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide, Jason, was terrific. He was both informed and enthusiastic. A lot of walking but it was truly worth the effort.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing information. Wish I would have gotten Hop on Hop off for nite time. Great stay in Pair. Again tour people were wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very informative but also good fun!! A great way to see the main historical sites in Paris ... Would definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We did this tour during the heat wave. Gil, our wonderful guide, kept a nice pace while trying to always talk while we were in the shade.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was knowledgeable and considerate and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole entirety of the trip. We appreciated the history offered behind some of the sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Loved this walking tour! It was our first day in Paris and a great way to see many of the top sights. Our guide Gill was fantastic, he taught us so much about French history and culture. And we had a small group of only 6 ppl which was really nice. Definitely recommend this walking tour to anyone visiting Paris!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent tour to take upon arriving in Paris. The tour guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. She included her tour group in discussions or encouraged us to ask questions. Her love of history and the city is evident. I highly recommend this tour to all!

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