Looking to discover Paris with the help of a local expert? We have compiled a list of the best five walking tours in the great city.
Taking into account the sights included, the duration, quality and previous customer reviews, we here at TravelMag.com have condensed the list down the best value for money options. What better way to encounter one of the most alluring cities in the world?
PARIS BY NIGHT WALKING TOUR
FROM: €24/per person
One of the most romantic cities in the world is even more captivating at night. This evening tour follows the Seine towards the Louvre then on to some areas of St-Germain that are not as well known to tourists. Guides of this 75 minute tour are locals and can provide information on the best bars, cafés and galleries as well as being able to point out the areas favored by locals.
Secret Paris Guided Tour: The Hidden Heart of Paris
From €13/ per person
Behind its iconic landmarks lies a lesser known Paris. This 100-minute guided tour invites guests to discover the city’s hidden heart, taking you away from the usual tourist trail and instead down narrow lanes and other intriguing nooks and crannies. Along the way your guide will regale you with fascinating stories about the city’s more mysterious side.
Paris Movie Tour
From €15/ per person
This 2-hour tour invites guests to discover more about the enduring love affair between Hollywood and Paris. During visits to the Left Bank, Ile Saint-Louis & Ile de la Cité, you’ll see some of the settings for famous movies down the years including The Three Musketeers, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Devil Wears Prada, The Bourne Identity, and James Bond. Among the highlights will be a walk around the Latin Quarter, Yves Saint Laurent’s favorite jazz bar, a bookstore once cherished by Ernest Hemingway, and a trip to two islands perched in the middle of the Seine River. (Photo: Paradise Photography)
The Marais Food Tour
From €100/ per person
One of Paris’s most historic districts, Le Marais is also a foodie mecca, dotted with culinary stores, delis and other hotspots that draw throngs of visitors and locals alike. This small-group tour of the area invites you to explore and sample many of its finest food and drink offerings, including French cheeses, chocolates and macarons, oysters, cured meats, and locally produced wines. Led by a friendly English-speaking local guide you’ll make a total of 10 stops while learning about the wine and food of the region. The tour takes between 3-3.5 hours and although there’ll be plenty of chances for a sit down, you should bring comfy footwear.
PARIS WALKING TOUR: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
From €20/ per person
For history enthusiasts and especially those with an interest in the French Revolution, this is the perfect tour. During the two hour tour, many of the famous historic buildings in Paris are cast in a new light in the context of the bloody revolution, which included, among other things, the beheadings of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI by guillotine at Place de la Concorde.