4.5 star rating: Recommended 218 Reviews

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

Paris Walking Tour: Classic Paris

See the classic sites of Paris from the ground up on this comprehensive and entertaining walking tour. An informative guide takes you around the City of Light and brings to life iconic attractions, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. During the 3.5-hour tour, enjoy plenty of photo opportunities and breaks, and soak up the history of one of the most storied cities in the world.

Highlights

  • Morning walking tour of the classic sights of Paris
  • Enjoy a smaller-sized tour group, ensuring a more personalized experience
  • Hear 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

The top attractions of Paris are all laid out for you on this 3.5-hour walking tour. Meet your in-the-know guide at a designated point in central Paris, who ensures that you not only gaze eyes upon some of the city’s most arresting architecture, but also gain insight into the history of Paris and know the stories behind the iconic landmarks.

Learn about the elaborate façade of the Notre Dame Cathedral, its gargoyles, and the coronation of a certain emperor of short stature that took place inside. And did you know that St Chapelle was built to house Christ's crown of thorns and a piece of the Cross?

Pass by the Louvre, the former seat of the French throne and now a grand museum home to world-class art, as well as the d’Orsay, renowned for its grand Impressionist collection.

Check out the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, which once served as the site of royal beheadings during the French Revolution.

Take a gander of the glamorous and stately Champs-Elysees avenue; Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Napoleon in honor of his army's victories; and Les Invalides and Napoleon's Tomb.

Other sites include the Pont Alexandre III bridge, Ecole Militaire, and bien sur, the Eiffel Tower, constructed in 1889 and still the eternal symbol of Paris.

Throughout your walk, enjoy ample breaks to rest and snap photos. For lunch (own expense), your guide takes you to a charming café located in the Tuileries Gardens.

Customer Reviews

rjromano1228

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.

Carlos A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

PAUL C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very good - great guide.

Jeff E

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.

vickiebyer

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.

caroline w

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.

Jennifer E

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.

Rose H

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.

Leah K

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!

Lucy H

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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