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Ile de la Cité Tours

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Ile de la Cité
Île de la Cité shares the Seine River with its upstream neighbor, Île Saint-Louis, right in the middle of Paris's city center. The westernmost end of the island is mostly residential with a small park at the tip, while the eastern end gives visitors the best view of the flying buttresses of Notre-Dame Cathedral. The Palais de Justice is also housed on the island, which has the Sainte-Chapelle inside, a tiny jewel box of almost kaleidoscopic color thanks to its wonderful stained glass.

Archaeologists found evidence of habitation on this island by the Romans, as early as the first century BC. But the early 17th century was when the island came into its own, after the construction of the Pont Neuf that spans the river and intersects with the western end.

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The Île de la Cité is actually the geographical center of Paris, and as such it's easily reachable. From the Left Bank of the Seine, the M4 Saint-Michel stop is the closest. The Right Bank's stop is Châtelet, with the M1, M4, M7, M11 and M14 all stopping there. And on the island itself, the M4's Cité stop is the only Metro station.
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Notre Dame & Ile de la Cité Private 2-Hour Walking Tour in ParisPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Notre Dame & Ile de la Cité Private 2-Hour Walking Tour in Paris

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Follow in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette, Louis XIV, and Napoleon on this walking tour of Paris’ historic center. Cross the Pont-Neuf bridge to Île de la Cité and discover the medieval heart of old Paris, passing iconic landmarks like the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, and the tower of St. Jacques. Along the way, hear stories of the Hundred Years´ War and the two Napoleons from your guide, and enjoy views of the Seine River, the Pont des Arts bridge, and the Louvre.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Bateaux Mouches 1-Hour Seine River Cruise or Cruise with Optional ChampagneDay Cruises

Bateaux Mouches 1-Hour Seine River Cruise or Cruise with Optional Champagne

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See Paris’s iconic monuments from the water on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Prepare for a thrilling introduction to Paris as you hop on-board a Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches sightseeing boat and look out over the city from the open-air viewing deck. Keep your camera to hand as you pass waterfront attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and La Conciergerie, admire the iconic façade of the Louvre and enjoy prime views of the Eiffel Tower.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes

See 30+ Top Paris Sights with a Fun GuideCultural Tours

See 30+ Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

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Leave your map behind and follow me, your English showman, who will take you on exploration of 30+ top Paris’ sights. You will hear about and possibly meet some the legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Included in the tour, we will take in the incredible Eiffel Tower, a lively stroll through old Montmartre where Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso once lived, then upwards to the Sacre-Coeur for the best panoramic view of the City of Light. The show continues down with a view of the Champs élysées and the majestic Arc de Triomphe and not forgetting the Moulin Rouge we will experience a beautiful slice of French culture in the latin quater where you can pick up a snack (not included) from a nearby street market filled with patisseries. After that it's back on the trail. The English have over a 1000 years of experience in annoying the French, so I will be able to give you my personal insight on how to avoid certain embarrassing mis-understandings. Making this a super original experience.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Tour of Paris in electric scooterBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Tour of Paris in electric scooter

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Save your energy for sightseeing with this tour of Paris by electronic bike. After a short briefing, you’ll pedal along the bike lanes and sidewalks of the French capital, with the e-bike’s motor propelling you along when you need a little help. The route takes in sights of the standout Paris attractions such as the Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower, and you’ll learn about each landmark from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Full-Day Cultural Tours

Paris Full-Day "Must See" Highlights Guided Tour

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Paris is packed with things to do and see, and this guided walking tour does more in six hours than most can with far more time. An elevator ride up the Eiffel Tower, a Seine cruise, pass by the Notre Dame Cathedral, and a stroll to the Louvre Pyramid are among the highlights.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Paris Seine River Cruise with 3-Course Dinner on board CAPITAINE FRACASSEDinner Cruises

Paris Seine River Cruise with 3-Course Dinner on board CAPITAINE FRACASSE

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Sit down to a 3-course Gallic dinner and pass Paris' top sites on this 4-hour evening cruise on the Seine River. From the panoramic windows of the dining room, look out at the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Ile de la Cité, Pont Alexandre III, and other glittering waterfront sights. Upgrade to include Champagne, cocktails, wine, or beer, and head to the top deck for open-air views of the City of Light.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Hidden Paris: Day Bike TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Hidden Paris: Day Bike Tour

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See Paris like a local as you pedal around its vibrant neighborhoods, lively markets and hidden sights on this small-group bike tour. Explore the famous Latin Quarter, the Jewish communities of Le Marais and the historic Place de la Bastille, as well as enjoying views of iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral. With plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
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  • 180 to 210 minutes
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  • 180 to 210 minutes
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Paris Private Tour by Classic French CitroënPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

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Put a twist on the typical Paris sightseeing tour with a private drive around the city in a Citroën Traction—a classic French car. Inside the open-top vehicle with a retractable roof, you'll drive through neighborhoods like Montmartre and the Latin Quarter and pass by major sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Moulin Rouge. Learn about the city from a guide as you go. Up to four people can fit in one car.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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The Darkest Secrets of ParisHistorical & Heritage Tours

The Darkest Secrets of Paris

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Let's experience Paris’s dark side on a spine-chilling night walk! Paris is not only the city of love, but also a real haunted city. Many historical murders, crimes and fantastic legends have written the story of the city. We will spend two hours together during which we will discover the dark secrets of Notre Dame district, the french version of "Romeo & Juliette" tragic couple, the most famous ghosts of the city, and the captivating horror stories about the historical buildings. You will hear about supernatural places and creepy legends from the ghosts to the mysterious 'Vampire of Montparnasse'. We will visit the strangest murder spots and, if we are lucky enough, we will see a real ghost! ;) Just kidding.If you like creepy stories and legends, this is a must do experience!
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends Night Walking Tour of ParisGhost & Vampire Tours

Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends Night Walking Tour of Paris

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Challenge your romantic illusions of Paris on a terrifying tour of the city’s most sinister spots. Delve into the eerie mysteries of the City of Light, strolling the serpentine streets in search of spectres and spooks; stray from the beaten path with a masterful story teller, discovering unfamiliar facts about the captivating capital as you venture to sites of reputed haunting. Gain fascinating insight into the horrible history of the city when you visit mystery-shrouded sites like the Place de la Vert Gallant and the Palais du Justice.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Eiffel Tower,Dinner,Seine River Cruise and Moulin Rouge ShowBus & Minivan Tours

Eiffel Tower,Dinner,Seine River Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show

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Soak in the splendor of Paris in one unforgettable night that includes fine-dining, sightseeing, and a flamboyant cancan show. Choose between dining at the Eiffel Tower and a sightseeing river cruise, or combine the experience with a spectacular dinner cruise along the Seine. Top your evening off by sipping Champagne and enjoying a show at the legendary Moulin Rouge.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl MaxCultural Tours

Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Visit the Ile de la Cité and the Latin Quarter with a local guide on a 2.5-hour, small-group walking tour that explores one of Paris’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods. Trace Parisian history from ancient Roman ruins to the romance of the ‘Lost Generation,’ while following cobblestone streets past some of the city’s key landmarks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Paris in One Day: Louvre, Eiffel Tower Lunch and Notre Dame CathedralFull-day Tours

Paris in One Day: Louvre, Eiffel Tower Lunch and Notre Dame Cathedral

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See the French capital with a guide on a full-day tour of Paris, ideal for travelers short on time. Immerse yourself in the culture and architecture of the city as you travel along the banks of the Seine River to the iconic Eiffel Tower with lunch in a heated bubble dome on the tower terrace. Head inside the Louvre Museum to see artwork by Leonardo Da Vinci and tour Île de la Cité.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes

Paris in One Day : Eiffel Tower Summit, Louvre, Notre-Dame, Seine River CruiseHistorical & Heritage Tours

Paris in One Day : Eiffel Tower Summit, Louvre, Notre-Dame, Seine River Cruise

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Hit all the Paris highlights, starting with a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower including standard access to the tower's summit. Follow up with a narrated cruise along the Seine River, a tour of Ile de la Cité home to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and a guided walk through the Louvre Museum. Enjoy skip-the-line access so you can bypass the Louvre's outdoor crowds and tour the artworks with your guide. 
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours

Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Latin Quarter Tour with Pétanque and CharcuterieCultural Tours

Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Latin Quarter Tour with Pétanque and Charcuterie

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Stroll through Paris’ Bohemian past with this guided walking tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. Explore these neighborhoods known as havens for the city’s intellectuals and artists, and stop in at a local café to enjoy a savory charcuterie platter. Visit the oldest park in Paris and try your hand at the beloved French ballgame pétanque. See the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and browse the shelves at the city’s first English bookstore. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Discovery Tour of Paris + Louvre Museum (Full Day 6h)Cultural Tours

Discovery Tour of Paris + Louvre Museum (Full Day 6h)

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Discover the capital in one day!From the Eiffel Tower to Île de la Cité, passing by the Champs-Elysées and the Louvre, the Parisian highlights will be presented one after the other.This tour includes an internal visit of the Louvre Museum to discover its masterpieces. After two hours spent with one of our guide-speakers, the Mona Lisa or the Wedding in Cana will have no secrets for you!Choosing our agency is a guarantee of quality for your future visits. Our team of guide-speakers is both competent and passionate, which will make your experience unforgettable!
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

PARIS BY NIGHT 3H TOUR IN VINTAGE FRENCH CARCultural Tours

PARIS BY NIGHT 3H TOUR IN VINTAGE FRENCH CAR

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Tour the City of Lights in style during this private, after-hours Paris tour. See the top monuments illuminated by night as you cruise between locations in a vintage, open-roof Citroen. Cover the city’s main highlights, from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum to the hilltop church of Sacre-Coeur and the iconic, windmill-shaped nightclub, the Moulin Rouge.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Louvre Skip the Line Ticket & Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off TourHop-on Hop-off Tours

Louvre Skip the Line Ticket & Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover iconic attractions of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame at your own pace on a 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour of the captivating French capital. Aboard a distinctive double-decker bus, admire the quaint cobbled streets of the Left Bank and the military splendor of Ecole Militaire. When an attraction captures your attention, hop off to explore further, and then simply hop back on when it’s convenient for you. Plus, this Paris hop-on hop-off bus tour also includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Louvre to use in the morning.
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  • 120 to 540 minutes
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  • 120 to 540 minutes
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Ghosts of Paris: Private Evening Mystery TourGhost & Vampire Tours

Ghosts of Paris: Private Evening Mystery Tour

When the museums shutter for the day and darkness falls across Paris, discover a different side of the City of Light on this private evening ghost tour. Brave the lamplit and winding streets surrounding the ancient Île de la Cité as a guide shares chilling tales of murder, mayhem, and supernatural sightings from the city's long and lurid past. Stroll by the illuminated courtyard of the Louvre and along the banks of the Seine, all with only your private party for an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Paris during WWII Historical Walking TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

Paris during WWII Historical Walking Tour

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Step back in time to the days of Nazi occupation in Paris during this small-group tour. Discover the history and stories behind this dark period and learn about how the Allied forces fought to liberate Europe. Stroll through the city's Jewish Quarter, see the Holocaust Museum, the Deportation Memorial, Notre Dame Cathedral and more. Learn about what life was like in Paris and France during the 1940s from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Paris in a Day: Montmartre, Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Seine River CruiseCity Tours

Paris in a Day: Montmartre, Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise

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See many noteworthy sights of Paris in one day, including skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. With a guide, tour Montmartre and the Latin Quarter. At the Eiffel Tower, head up to the second level for views of the city. A ticket for a Seine River cruise is also included on this small-group sightseeing tour of Paris.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Heart of Paris: Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise, and Skip-the-Line Sainte ChapelleCultural Tours

Heart of Paris: Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise, and Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

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This small-group tour lets you discover the historical delights of Île de la Cité, one of Paris' most beautiful locations. You'll have skip-the-line access to Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie, with a guide to explain their historical significance. Tour the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral and learn about its restoration work. Bonus: view Paris’ magnificent landmarks from the vantage point of the Seine River with a flexible cruise ticket.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
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Notre Dame Island with Medieval History of Paris Guided TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

Notre Dame Island with Medieval History of Paris Guided Tour

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Discover the 'City of Light' on a personalized walking tour. With a guide, learn the riveting history of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame de Paris throughout the ages. Get expert insight into the cathedral's somber accents and learn how these medieval structures have survived over the years.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour

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Paris is fabulous any time of day, but to truly experience the City of Lights, you need to explore after dark. During this evening Paris and river tour, you’ll see illuminated attractions by both land and water, including the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Cruise along the Seine to admire top sights like the Eiffel Tower, and tour the city by either coach or minivan to see Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Grand Palais, Rue de Rivoli and the Champs-Elysées twinkling in the night. The minivan tour option is limited to eight people to provide a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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