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Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

1. Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

Get a unique souvenir of your time in Paris and take part in a photo shoot of your trip at locations tailored to your personal requirements.  Work with a professional photographer to create magical moments, and capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style. The photographers are hand-picked, highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Receive a link to your own, password-protected, online gallery within 5 working days to download your professionally edited images for free.

Paris: 2.5-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

2. Paris: 2.5-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

Get to know Paris on this private 2.5-hour introductory tour and visit the city's main highlights. Follow your local guide as they take you to popular attractions and hidden gems. Meet your guide and walk through the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens. Lose yourself in the narrow streets of the Latin Quarter and St. Germain. See where Parisian intellectuals socialize, explore passages and corners, and listen to your guide as they tell you the history of the area. Head to the Louvre Museum and see it from the outside. Walkthrough the elegant Tuileries Gardens to Place de la Concorde, and learn about its cruel past. Arrive at Les Invalides and hear about its connection to Napoleon. Continue on to Champ de Mars, one of the city's largest green spaces, and finally, admire the symbol of Paris, the famous Eiffel Tower. Your tour concludes at the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

3. Paris: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Paris’ main historical sites and landmarks on a private 4-hour tour. Choose which landmarks and points of interest you want to visit, and receive personalized recommendations from your guide.  Begin with an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Paris by your English-speaking driver-guide. Throughout the day your guide will share their local knowledge and recommendations in each area. Stop for photos of important landmarks along the way. See iconic locations such as the Moulin Rouge, the magnificent Grand Palais, Montmartre, or the Champ Elysees. Also, discover hidden gems and favorite local spots.

Paris: Latin Quarter Selfie Walking Tour with Local Guide

4. Paris: Latin Quarter Selfie Walking Tour with Local Guide

Spend some time exploring the scenic views in the Latin Quarter of Paris, as your guide shows you the best spots for photos. Travel to iconic landmarks, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg Gardens, and the Church of Saint Julian the Poor. Begin your tour at the Luxembourg Gardens, with flowers, fountains, and a palace. Stop and capture photos in front of the tree-lined promenades and statues in the gardens. Next, walk to the Pantheon. Take pictures in front of the columns while your guide tells you about the National Heroes interred within. Make stops at the Lutetia Arena, to pose like a gladiator, the Church of Saint Julien de Pauvre, the Shakespeare and Company bookstore, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The tour will end at the Rue de la Huchette, a street used during the filming of the movie La La Land. The perfect street to end with a fun video or a selfie.

Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

5. Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

Explore the Latin Quarter, the most popular part of the Left Bank district of Paris. Enjoy a private 2-hour tour with a professional guide and discover the highlights of a fascinating area that has inspired countless artists and other creative geniuses, including Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Salvador Dali, to name just a few.  The Latin Quarter is home to the Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the world-famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, and the breathtaking Luxembourg Gardens. This private tour will take you to the core of Paris history from medieval times to its present day's bohemian culture preserved in this charming student village. 

Highlights of Paris: Private 6-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

6. Highlights of Paris: Private 6-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and begin the day with a visit to the famous Cathédrale Notre Dame. Afterwards you’ll head to the Ile de la Cité, located in the middle of the Seine. Discover the famous Saint Michel district, the Hotel de Ville, and enjoy views of the most beautiful bridges in Paris, such as the Pont Neuf and the Pont des Arts. Your driver will then take you to the Palais du Luxembourg, passing by iconic monuments such as the Pantheon. Take a relaxing walk in the Luxembourg gardens, a haven of greenery and peace in the heart of Paris. Admire the famous 16th-century Palais du Luxembourg, its flower gardens, and sculptures. Next you’ll see the Louvre and its famous pyramid, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Eustache, the Bourse of Paris, the National Assembly, and the Invalides. Enjoy a traditional French picnic on the Champs de Mars park, in front of the Eiffel Tower. Bask in the lovely views of the city as you experience a traditional baguette, with camembert, charcuterie, and of course a bottle of red wine! Your drive continues along the Seine to the famous Place de la Concorde, and then up the Champs-Elysées, considered by many to be the most beautiful avenue in the world. Your driver will stop at the top of the avenue, so you can climb the Arc de Triomphe, and take in the panoramic views from the top. See the Concorde, Madeleine, Opera Garnier, and Place Vendôme before heading to Montmartre, one of the most charming and romantic districts of Paris. Before finishing the tour, you’ll be dropped off at the top of the Butte Montmartre. Visit the Basilique du Sacré Coeur or perhaps take a walk to the Place du Tertre, famous for its many artists before returning to your hotel or another location of your choice in Paris.

Parc Montsouris: The Knight & the Dark Wizard Exploration

7. Parc Montsouris: The Knight & the Dark Wizard Exploration

The city game starts outside the RER B Cite Universitaire metro station. It will take you around one hour to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at The column. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Paris Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

8. Paris Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

This 2-hour guided walking tour of the Latin Quarter takes you to the very heart of medieval Paris, and you’ll get an idea what this area, now renowned for its elegance and sophistication, used to be like. As you walk along the cobblestone streets, you’ll come across many students who attend the district’s various universities, including the Sorbonne, world-famous for its high standards and centuries-old traditions. The area exudes a youthful spirit of rebellion and progressive ideas, which are in contrast with the ancient streets and churches of the medieval era. This is Paris where tradition truly meets the future. Your tour takes you through the many layers of the Latin Quarter. Along with the historic monuments and beautiful, old-world architecture, you’ll find the hottest jazz clubs of Paris, as well as nightclubs, cocktail bars, and hip restaurants. Principal sites visited on the tour include Shakespeare and Company, Rue Saint-Séverin, the Church of Saint-Séverin, Hôtel de Cluny, La Sorbonne, the Panthéon, Church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and the Luxembourg Gardens.

Paris: Walking Tour of Bohemian Paris w/ Tasting & Pétanque

9. Paris: Walking Tour of Bohemian Paris w/ Tasting & Pétanque

Join a local guide to discover the enigmatic charms of France’s capital on this enlightening and entertaining Paris walking tour. Start the adventure on Sainte-Genevieve Hill, a popular spot with local university students that offers impressive views of the imposing Pantheon. The tour continues at the Luxembourg Gardens, where you can soak up the romanticism of this quiet haven that offers respite from Paris’ busy streets. Head next to the vibrant Saint-Germain area, a hotspot for writers, intellectuals, musicians, and artists. Full of eclectic cafes, cool coffee houses, pokey bookshops, and lively street markets, it’s easy to see why Ernest Hemingway, Jim Morrison, and many others fell in love with the bohemian vibe of the Saint-Germain area. Next, wander along the serene embankments of the Seine River and stop at a traditional wine house to sample a typical French charcuterie plate. Full of deliciously decadent cheese, salty cured meat, and rich pate, this is an authentic French gastronomic treat. From here you will move to the beautiful surrounding square, the oldest in Paris, to play a game of petanque or bocci balls. This fun game is still played by many of the citizens in the city and all over the country. No doubt they might have some tips on technique as you play. After your game, head to the lively Saint-Michel area and take a peek into Paris’ first English bookshop, nestled in a medieval house and packed with books. Finish your adventure at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, where you can make a wish to come back to Paris.

Paris: Instagrammable Photography Walking Tour

10. Paris: Instagrammable Photography Walking Tour

Explore Paris on foot and find the best insider spots to take photos on this guided trip around the city. Avoid crowds and find the perfect uninterrupted spots near famous cafes, characteristic churches, must-visit districts, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. If you want to take special photos of yourself, with your family, or with your significant other in one of the most photogenic cities, this is the tour for you. Along with locating the best photography spots, you’ll also learn about Paris’ history and famous characters. Walk through one of the oldest districts of Paris, le Marais, and find amazing places to capture for your Instagram or other social media pages. Hear stories about Queen Catherine de’ Medici and King Henry IV and how they influenced this area. Spot famous artists and writers cafés, including the traditional Café Les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore, and visit the oldest church in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Later, you'll be able to find your perfect spot near the Eiffel Tower to take photos while avoiding the crowds.

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What people are saying about Luxembourg Gardens

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 108 reviews

I booked this private photo shoot for my daughter's 18th birthday. It was the perfect choice; our photographer was professional and friendly and very knowledgable about all of the best spots to get that perfect picture. The photographer was very accommodating to our requests and wishes. He took several pictures at several locations, all with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop and we couldn't have been happier. Each of the locations were within walking distance so we were able to use the time for taking pictures rather than travel. We were a group of 4 and we were able to get shots with each of us , separately and together. I would recommend starting as early as possible. You can get the perfect photos without worrying about getting other people in your picture. Overall the experience was a 10 plus and I would recommend this activity to any traveller as a fantastic memory of your trip to Paris.

This was probably our favorite activity in Paris! Alain was an absolute pleasure to work with and took better photos than our wedding photographer. We would highly recommend anyone that wants great photos of Paris.

Our photographer Allain was very artistic he used the rain and puddles of water to capture a beautiful pictures. He knew well his craft and made us comfortable which made the pictures come naturally executed.

The guide was very nice. We were the only participants, my sister and brother in law and myself. Ideal! She took us through a lovely quarter and shared her vast knowledge with us. Thank you

Thomas was excellent, informative and friendly. Would recommend 100%