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  • Paris Catacombs: Tour

    1. Paris Catacombs: Tour

    Join your knowledgeable, informative guide on this tour through the underground passages and special rooms of the Catacombs. Get the most out of your visit as you listen to unique insights from your guide and together, navigate this dark but curious space. Learn the intriguing stories of those who worked, visited, and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including the secret societies who still visit today. Discover the history of the labyrinthian passages, from how they were initially mined for limestone to how they are now home to the bones of more than 6 million former Parisians. The remains that you’ll walk past were carefully moved here in the 18th century, in a discreet operation to transfer them from the unclean and overflowing cemeteries of the city center.

  • Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

    2. Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

    Visit one of Paris’ quirkier landmarks, the Père Lachaise Cemetery, on a walking tour with an expert guide. Don’t miss the most visited cemetery in the world during your stay in Paris, with over 3.5 million visitors every year. See the final resting places of many famous artistic, literary, and historical figures, including Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf, Delacroix, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and many others. Explore the grounds of the 19th-century cemetery with your guide, whose commentary will balance humor with historical accuracy. Let them share secrets with you about the cemetery and some of its famous residents. Highlights include the quaint cobbled paths, elaborate tombs, and stunning decorative funerary art.

  • Paris: Panthéon Admission Ticket and Self-Guided Tour

    3. Paris: Panthéon Admission Ticket and Self-Guided Tour

    A masterpiece created by Soufflot (1713-1780) and a former church, the Panthéon became the burial place for famous French personalities from the time of the French Revolution. Spend an hour visiting this important monument on a skip-the-line self-guided tour. A major exhibition at the Panthéon pays tribute to Jacques-Germain Soufflot, one of the greatest French architects. It presents his career and his monumental achievements, the most famous being the royal Church of Sainte-Geneviève, the current Panthéon. With this temple, the architect achieved Louis XV's desire to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The edifice was deconsecrated during the French Revolution in 1791 and renamed the Panthéon. During the turbulent years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in function between a religious and a patriot...

    The Pantheon is phenomenal. You do not need to buy an audioguide as all the information is all over the exhibits with french and English! It is quite stunning, the history is phenomenal, and the architecture is immense. The crypt is interesting with famous French people such as Dumas, Hugo, Zola, etc.

  • Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour from Paris

    4. Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour from Paris

    Enjoy an unforgettable day trip from Paris, and visit the Normandy Landing Beaches, where the outcome of changed World War II and the future of Europe forever. Learn about the dramatic events of 6 June 1944, with round-trip minibus transfers from Paris. Drive through the Normandy countryside to discover some of the most significant sites of the campaign. During the day, you will go to Omaha Beach, see the German Bunkers, visit Operation Overlord Museum, and travel to Pointe du Hoc. Best-known as the site of the heroic assault by U.S. Rangers on D-Day, Pointe du Hoc lies 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) west of Omaha Beach. Gaze in wonder at more than 10,000 white crosses that mark the fallen soldiers in the American Cemetery. Whether you’re a history buff, curious about this very important battle, or have some personal connection to the D-Day landings, your guide will help bring the battle fie...

    I really loved this trip! It was super informative and moving. And our guide Adrian was wonderful. He kept everyone engaged and he was super knowledgeable.

  • Paris: Pere Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

    5. Paris: Pere Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

    Discover an enchanted hill in the center of Paris on a guided tour of the labyrinthine Pere Lachaise Cemetery, world-renowned for its funerary art and as the final resting place for many great men and women from the world of art, music, literarure and history. The most surprising open-air museum in Paris, Pere Lachaise is home to 70,000 graves and 5,300 trees in 44 hectares of landscaped beauty. Your guide will lead you down the cemetery’s cobbled paths to see picturesque tombstones. The necro-romantic safari is certified by the Paris Visitors Bureau, and takes you on a trip through history, where the great celebrities of the past come alive. See the tombs of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison. Discover the final resting place of Molière and Chopin. Pay your respects at the graves of Isadora Duncan and Gertrude Stein, and marvel at the tomb of Héloise and Abélard. Your guide wi...

    The fact that the tour was not in English was a problem Refund was offered We stayed as I speak French and translated for my husband As did a second couple The guide was super It was not easy to translate but we managed

  • The Père Lachaise Cemetery: Guided 2-Hour Small-Group Tour

    6. The Père Lachaise Cemetery: Guided 2-Hour Small-Group Tour

    The Père Lachaise cemetery was first opened in Paris in 1804. Today, it is the biggest cemetery in Paris, and houses the graves of a lot of famous artists, writers and politicians, including the likes of Chopin, Jim Morisson, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Delacroix. On this guided visit, make your way through the cemetery discover the different kinds of architecture and sculptures along the graves, supplemented with fascinating anecdotes and historical explanations from your guide, including an explanation as to the creation and the origins of the name of the Père Lachaise cemetery, as well as the discovery of some beautiful graves and legends, like that of the star-crossed Heloise and Abelard.

    Our guide (he was covering the tour for another guide who was ill) was extremely knowledgeable and made every effort to accommodate our interests and requests to see specific graves or other points of interest in the cemetery. He also shared many things about Père Lachaise’s history and the evolution of the city of Paris.

  • Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Tour with Lunch

    7. Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Tour with Lunch

    Explore the beautiful Normandy countryside on a full-day tour of the D-Day landing sites, and discover the rich traditions of Normandy at a typical cider and Calvados farm. The tour departs Paris for the historical battlefields and leanding beaches along the coast, including the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker on the very beach where the first American troops landed. Learn about the complicated planning behind Operation Overlord, and hear touching stories of ordinary men and women whose actions shaped the face of Europe as we know it today. The museum also offers unparalleled views over Utah Beach and is home to one of the only remaining B-26 airplanes in the world. Stop at a traditional cider-making orchard, and taste the ciders and Calvados (apple brandy) typical to the region in a 17th-century barn. Next, enjoy a Norman-style lunch of freshly prepared seasonal...

    We did a similar tour 6 years ago and this one was definitely better!! It was much more personal, as there were only 5 people on the tour. We especially enjoyed Utah beach and a trip to the cider farm!

  • Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

    8. Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

    Historic and scenic, Père Lachaise Cemetery boasts some of the most expensive and coveted grave real estate in the world. It is the final resting place for famous artists, writers and musicians, from Yves Montand and Simone Signoret to Chopin and Oscar Wilde. On this 2-hour walking tour you’ll wander through this labyrinth of headstones, trees, and paths as your guide points out the famous graves and eccentricities that make this place so special. Oscar Wilde’s tomb surely stands out, covered entirely with bright red lipstick from kisses left by visiting admirers. As you pass Chopin’s tomb it seems that you can almost hear his well-known funeral march. See the final resting place of Molière, the famous French playwright. Famous for irony and satire, Molière, a sick man whose doctors thought he was a hypochondriac, died on stage playing a well man who is a hypochondriac, while the audi...

    Vic was an amazing tour guide, very kind and knowledgeable. We learned so many interesting facts while exploring this beautiful cemetery. Would highly recommend!

  • Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

    9. Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour

    Wander the quiet walkways and park-like setting of Père Lachaise Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Paris and discover the last resting place of Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Molière, Jim Morrison, Jean Paul Sartre, Chopin and many others. Meet your guide at the entrance to the cemetery in the 20th arrondissement and learn about the artists, writers, politicians and other remarkable personalities that are buried within its beautiful stone walls. Hear stories that encapsulate the history of Paris, the cemetery itself and even the popular culture, literary and political history of the 20th century. Learn about a gruesome Communist uprising in Paris and the hordes of Jim Morrison fans that make a pilgrimage to visit the tomb of The Doors front man.

    Go go go! Ferit was amazing. The tour was so interesting and we were mesmerized. I’ll refer friends and I’ll def Come back

  • Normandy D-Day Beaches: Day Trip from Paris

    10. Normandy D-Day Beaches: Day Trip from Paris

    Enjoy a full-day trip from Paris to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy in the company of a knowledgeable official guide, who will bring these historic sites to life. On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, the Allies opened a new European front against the troops of the Third Reich. It was the largest military operation in history, and marked the beginning of the Battle of Normandy that would lead to the end of WWII. More than 150,000 soldiers from America, Britain, Canada, and many other nations landed by sea and air on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline and the steep cliffs at Pointe du Hoc. Board the luxury air-conditioned coach in central Paris at 07:00 and get set to enjoy a unique day in Normandy. Relax and admire the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside before reaching the Caen Memorial Museum at around 10:15. The Caen Memorial Museum, also known as the Peace Museum...

    Great tour with a wonderful and knowledgable guide. The day is very long but well worth it if you don't have your own transportation to get to the Normandy area. The bus was comfortable, and I'm assuming for safety reasons, they switched drivers half way through the trip, loved this! Thank you for a wonderful day and the education to boot!!

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Matthew was a wonderful guide who gave historical information in a lively manner and shared behind the tour information to further enhance our experience. Seeing the number of bones in the catacombs is an overwhelming experience, but the behind the scenes part of the tour added so much more. The history shared as to why the catacombs were created was fascinating. I was disappointed when other tour participants did not seem to understand the need to tip your guide. I guess some don’t realize after the admission fees and the tour company takes its cut, there’s not much left over for the guide. REMEMBER TO TIP YOUR GUIDE IF YOU ENJOYED YOUR TOUR! 10% of the tour cost is reasonable

Regis was our outstanding guide to and from Verdun. On time and safe driver. We did not have a lot of knowledge about WW 1 but he did. He educated us with his vast knowledge of the war and his country. He could answer all out questions. He took us to well known area and less known spots. He had so many interesting things to say and he is passionate about his interest. Lovely person and guide. A highlight of our trip to Paris. So glad we followed up on this tip from our French teacher in the USA.

Jean François is a cultivated guide, funny and attentive to his listeners. Animated by his passion, he shares it with us with dynamism and a very appreciable talent for storytelling, declamation and singing. Thank you for these 3 informative and entertaining hours (yes I did say entertaining). One regret ... the visit goes very, too quickly.

We did a similar tour 6 years ago and this one was definitely better!! It was much more personal, as there were only 5 people on the tour. We especially enjoyed Utah beach and a trip to the cider farm!

Adrian was a fantastic guide. We enjoyed the tour very much.