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Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

1. Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. Inspired by the great arches of ancient Rome, Napoleon commissioned the Arc de Triomphe shortly after his victory at Austerlitz. Unfortunately, he never lived to see its completion. At the base of the arch, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died in World War I. Behold the eternal flame that is rekindled at 6.30 PM each evening. In addition, there is a must-see exhibition that explains the symbolic importance of this monument. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake. Plus, with skip-the-line tickets, you'll hardly have to break stride on your way in.

Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

2. Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Choose from a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket or upgrade to the 48-hour deluxe option, which includes a ticket for a Seine River cruise. Drive-by iconic attractions like Notre Dame, and the Sacre Coeur. Take in the sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées, the historical Grand Palais, Opera Garnier, and Louvre Museum. Discover over 15 locations on a narrated tour with daily departures. You may join the tour from any of the stops on the route.

Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Seine Cruise

3. Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Seine Cruise

Explore the city and discover the magical atmosphere of the River Seine with a bus pass and a 1-hour cruise combo. The combo is available for 1 or 2 consecutive days. This open-top bus tour offers the largest network of interconnected hop-on hop-off routes in Paris, covering every attraction in the city. Hop on and off at your convenience at any of the stops to explore the city at your own pace. Enjoy an unforgettable bird’s eye view of the city of Paris and its monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and much more. Then, hop onboard the boat and relax with the sound of the water while sailing across the Seine. Bus stops: 1. HAUSSMANN – GRANDS MAGASINS – 13, rue Auber 75009 Paris 2. OPERA GARNIER – 49, avenue de l’Opéra 75002 Paris 3. MUSEE DU LOUVRE – Place du Carrousel 75002 Paris 4. NOTRE-DAME – 4, rue du Petit Pont 75005 Paris 5. MUSEE D’ORSAY – 8, quai Anatole-France 75007 Paris 6. CONCORDE – 12, place de la Concorde 75008 Paris 7. CHAMPS-ELYSEES – GEORVE V -116, avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris 8. TROCADERO – 15, avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris 9. TOUR EIFFEL – 69, quai Branly 75007 Paris 10. PONT ALEXANDRE III – INVALIDES – 41, quai d’Orsay 75007 Paris

Paris: Lido Cabaret Show With Champagne

4. Paris: Lido Cabaret Show With Champagne

Spend a memorable evening marveling at the upbeat choreography of the dances performed by the famous Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys. Savor a glass or half-bottle of Champagne during the show, depending on the option you choose. The Lido show Paris Merveilles is a unique tribute to the elegance and treasures of Paris. With its breathtaking sets, an entire city is transformed before your eyes, blurring the boundaries of space and time. Extravagant hats and magnificent costumes are decorated with beautiful feathers and sparkle with a thousand lights. Dare to take a new look at Art Nouveau, stop over at the foot of the famous Iron Lady, admire the fashion shows, and much more. The Bluebell Girls are the quintessential embodiment of Paris, famous around the world for their sexy and sophisticated image. The illustrious company, created in 1932 by Margaret Kelly, has set the stage of the Lido ablaze every night since 1948. Surrounded by 12 Lido Boys and impressive stage sets, more than 40 dancers combine charm, elegance and glamor, treating you to an inimitable and bewitching performance. Since its beginnings, the company continues to reinvent itself, while preserving the precision and energy of the Bluebell Girls and ensuring an unparalleled experience for the audience.

Paris: Lido Cabaret Show With Dinner Options

5. Paris: Lido Cabaret Show With Dinner Options

Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the legendary Lido cabaret in Paris, and see the Bluebell Girls in all their finery. After a warm welcome, you will be accompanied to your table for your pre-show meal. Choose from one of the available menus and enjoy a 3-course dinner of French food, cooked by chef Philippe Lacroix and his team. Immerse yourself in the dazzling lights and music of the theater as you take a few steps on the Lido’s legendary stage before the curtain is raised. Then, sit back and relax as the "Paris Merveilles" tribute to Paris begins. Be amazed as the city is transformed before your eyes, blurring the boundaries of space and time. The fantastical journey features emblems of Paris scattered through various scenes. Follow the frenzied choreographies of the Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys. Marvel at costumes of extravagant hats and exotic feathers. The Bluebell Girls are the embodiment of Paris, famous for their sexy and sophisticated routines. The company, created in 1932 by Margaret Kelly, has set the stage of the Lido ablaze every night since 1948. Along with 12 Lido Boys, more than 40 dancers combine elegance and glamour in a bewitching performance. During the festive season, enjoy a magical evening with the special festive menu. The cabaret of the Champs-Élysées offers you a refined dinner, specifically created for this period, followed by the amazing show “Paris Merveilles”, led by the spectacular Lido dancers, the Bluebell Girls. MENUS: SOIRÉE PLUME - Tomato medley tartare in olive oil topped with prawns, chorizo and chickpeas Or Salmon marinated in dill on a cucumber carpaccio served with melon, horseradish and pomegranate seeds Lightly seared bream fillet with a duo of tagliatelle and green pesto coulis Or Red Label chicken supreme served with a ratatouille marmalade and savoury mushroom semolina cake Lemon and verbena dome with strawberry coulis Or Choc-raspberry sweet treat - gluten-free dessert No drinks included MENU FESTIF - Gravlax salmon steak, pickled carrots, coloured radishes and pomegranate coulis Or Duck foie gras, confit fig clafoutis and pistachio chip Matelote-style cod fillet, veal breast confit, shallot compote and pan-fried mushrooms Or Veal with purple mustard, polenta with dried fruit and braised beetroot Entremets «Secret de plumes» - Creation of la Maison LENÔTRE A half-bottle of Champagne Brut 1er cru or a half-bottle of wine, mineral water, and coffee

Discover Paris by Night in a Vintage Car with a Local

6. Discover Paris by Night in a Vintage Car with a Local

Experience the most beautiful buildings and astonishing sights of Paris at night, on a 1-hour tour by classic Citroen 2CV. An icon of the French motor industry, the idiosyncratic 2CV was built from 1948 until 1990, and sets hearts a-flutter with its instantly recognizable design. Discover why Paris is known as the City of Lights, and hear how it became the first city in Europe to begin lighting its streets with gas lamps in 1828. Your personal driver will collect you from your hotel, or any other central Paris location, and drive down the Champs Elysees, to the beautiful Arc de Triomphe. Gaze at the marvelous Eiffel Tower, even more impressive at night when it is completely lit-up in a rainbow of illuminations. Pass the Louvre, continue to Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera Garnier, Ile de la Cité, Petit et Grand Palais, and more.

Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

7. Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

Journey through the heart of Paris after dark and marvel at the floodlit monuments of the "City of Lights" from a front-row seat. Board the open-top vehicle on the Champs-Elysées and set off to marvel at all the iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris and much more. Admire the glass structure of the Louvre Pyramid as you listen to an informative commentary by a live English and French-speaking guide or on the multilingual audio guides. Get a free reward booklet with exclusive offers and recommendations.

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour & Cruise

8. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour & Cruise

This hop-on hop-off bus tour of Paris helps you to explore the city's top attractions at your own pace. Enjoy this Paris sightseeing tour by day to discover the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and much more. This city tour takes you to more than 50 points of interest around Paris. Experience the beautiful avenues, the stunning architecture, and picturesque views at the top of an open-air bus. Hop-on or hop-off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around the city.  The tour will include an informative and entertaining commentary that will guide you through the city. To see the city from a different perspective, your hop-on hop-off city tour will be combined with a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. The cruise will take you past many stunning monuments and museums, while sailing under several beautiful bridges, showcasing the best landmarks in Paris.  The individual audio commentary will teach you all about the historical and cultural significance of the attractions, helping you decide which to visit once you’re back on land.

Paris: Audio-Guided City Tour with Histopad

9. Paris: Audio-Guided City Tour with Histopad

Discover the best sights of Paris on a panoramic 1.75-hour bus tour, with a knowledgeable guide. The tour takes you on a whirlwind drive around Paris, as you listen to expert commentary, available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Russian, Greek, Japanese, Danish, and Mandarin Chinese. Watch major attractions go by, from the comfort of an air-conditioned double decker bus. Admire Opera Square, and the Obelisk of Place de la Concorde. Cruise down the Champs Elysees, and see the Arc de Triomphe.  Discover the Paris of the Parisians and travel through time with your Histopad. Thanks to its interactive functionalities, this new immersive city tour will allow you to understand the history of Paris and its architecture over the centuries. Visit the most famous neighborhoods and monuments of the capital, from the Opera Garnier to the Eiffel Tower, through 3D reconstructions, 2D before and after slides, and 360° views of the interiors, enriched with audio commentary. During your tour, go on a treasure hunt to find mysterious objects in well-hidden rooms and don't forget to immortalize your visit with the HistoSelfie. Then, view the Eiffel Tower as it soars over Trocadero Square. Discover Les Invalides, Pont Neuf, Bastille Square, and the Luxembourg Gardens. Experience the grandeur of Notre Dame Cathedral, before returning to the departure location on rue des Pyramides.

From London: Luxury Paris Full-Day Trip

10. From London: Luxury Paris Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a full-day tour of Paris, with round trip transfers from London by Eurostar. Upon arrival at St. Pancras international in London, a representative will escort you to your reserved seat on board the 06:55 train to Paris. They will be available as your guide throughout the day. Relax on the 2-hour 15-minute train journey. Then, take a panoramic bus tour to see some of the most iconic landmarks of the "City of Lights," such as the Notre Dame cathedral, Napoleon’s triumphal Arc de Triomphe, and the luxury hotels and stores of the Champs-Elysees. Next, you’ll be treated to a special tour of the Eiffel Tower. Skip the long lines and go straight to a reserved lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant on the 1st-floor. 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant will reopen, serving contemporary brasserie cuisine, in October 2020 with two Michelin stars and chef Thierry Marx Enjoy. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and feast on a delicious 2-course meal of French cuisine. Continue after lunch with a cruise down the River Seine, gliding through the heart of Paris for spectacular views of Place de la Concorde, the Musée D’Orsay, and much more. Complete your experience by exploring the streets at leisure. A guided tour of the Louvre is available for those who prefer to see the “Mona Lisa” and other magnificent art works. Return to the Gare Du Nord for your 19:13 Eurostar departure back to London, with check-in closing 45 minutes before departure. Arrive in London at approximately 20:30 for the end of tour services.

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Brilliant visit to the Arc de Triomph. A lot of steps to get to the top but worth it to see the views of Paris and the Champs Elysees. Very interesting level beforehand with videos and pictures of its construction and history. Again GetYourGuide “Skip the Queu” ticket meant that. Straight o the entrance .

Phillip is a fun and excellent local tour driver you should go with, to explore Paris in a difference way, especially in a very special car. Thanks a lot Phillip to provided the interesting view of Paris, you are an excellent driver.

I really enjoyed going to L'Arc de Triomphe. I didn't know you could go into it and to the top floor until I saw this activity. It was very interesting. The view at the top is amazing! Definitely worth it.

We loved this bus trip!! I highly recommend to use this service, you not going to regret!! ;)

The only thing we didn't like was that we were seated with another couple