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Paris: Eiffel Tower Tickets, Highlights & Crêpe Private Tour

1. Paris: Eiffel Tower Tickets, Highlights & Crêpe Private Tour

See the sights of Paris and learn its hidden secrets with a guided and private walking tour. Find the most emblematic places of the city and learn the romantic history. Watch the locals in Saint-Germain-des-Pres and taste sweet local crepes. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and see it all. Find yourself at the Louvre Museum, and stroll through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens. Learn of the tragedy of Place de la Concrode, where Marie Antoinette was beheaded and where the Champs-Elysees begins. Relax and watch the local life in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the most bohemian neighborhood of the city. Taste Parisian crepes while sitting in a bar with typical round tables. Visit the charming Ville Saint Paul in the Marais district and head to the elegant and must-see Place des Vosges. Venture to the beautiful "Ile de la Cité," and its famous Notre Dame Cathedral, on the banks of the Seine River. Get away from the tourist tide and lost in the curious and colorful streets that only your local guide can show you. Receive your tickets to ride the Eiffel Tower all the way to the top, and see Paris from above.

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Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

2. Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Experience some of the hidden quarters of Paris and take in the city’s major highlights as you cruise the streets in a vintage Citroen 2CV convertible. See the grand avenues lined with well-known buildings and monuments, and also visit historical areas such as the Marais, with its village-like atmosphere. You’ll also see Place des Vosges, the oldest Royal place of Paris, on this unique 2-hour tour. Take a drive to the Arènes de Lutèce, the site of the city’s most important ruins from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris. The stones at the site date back to 200 A.D. What you’ll see: • Place des Vosges • Passage Sully • Village Saint Paul • Le Marais • Port de l'Arsenal • Bastille • Grande Mosquée de Paris • Butte aux cailles • Cité Florale • Arènes de Lutèce • Institut du Monde Arabe • Place Dauphine

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Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

3. Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

Your guide will take you beyond the beaten track and typical tourist routes to another cultural dimension, on this mystical and enchanting escape to some of the more unusual spots in the French capital. Tailor your itinerary to suit your group and spend more time at the locations that spark your interest. Originally a swamp, the land of the Marais was drained and it became habitable, soon enticing settlers. It developed into the center of the city’s Jewish community, remaining so to this day. Over the years it has gone through several transformations, changing from a chic residential area that was home to aristocrats and even a royal court, to a run-down neighborhood. Today, the Marais is reliving its finest days. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to see the best it has to offer. Experience the royal history of the Marais by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public square with unparalleled beauty in Paris. During the tour, your guide will show you the many faces of this unique neighborhood, narrate some interesting stories, and inform you about important historical events.

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Paris: Le Marais Walking Tour

4. Paris: Le Marais Walking Tour

Spend some time exploring the scenic views of Le Marais, Paris, as your guide tells you the history of the area on this walking tour. Admire the district which was once the Jewish Quarter, and visit the Stravinsky Fountain, the Centre Pompidou, the Street of Rosebushes, and more. Begin at the Stravinksy Fountain, with abstract and outlandish sculptures that move and spray water. Marvel at the colorful display and capture photos of the whimsical fountain. Next, explore the Centre Pompidou, the street Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, and the Cloister of Billettes. Your guide will teach you the history and tell you about the LGBTQ+ community of the area. Spend some time learning about the Church of Our Lady of the White Friars, built-in 1258 by Saint Louis. Walk to the Impasse des Crossbowmen, the Street of Rosebushes, the Library of the City of Paris, The Place des Vosges, and more.  Your tour will end at Le Village Saint-Paul, a treasure trove of antiques, art galleries, and artisan boutiques. Leave your guide here to admire the area and stroll through the shops and attractions nearby.

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Paris: Le Marais Hidden Treasures Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Paris: Le Marais Hidden Treasures Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover a quieter side of Paris' bustling Marais district on this audio-guided walking tour and explore the area's private mansions, charming gardens, and hidden passages. With informative commentaries at the touch of a button, wander through the streets with your smartphone as your guide. Start your tour at the historical Cité Internationale des Arts, where you can admire works by over 300 artists at your own pace. Later, discover how Paris was first built in the Marais Sud before exploring the 12th-century city walls. Learn more about the historic neighborhood of Saint-Paul and discover some of its biggest scandals. Feel free to pause the tour whenever you want for a bite to eat or rest, then hop straight back in where you left off. With clear audio directions and a visual map, it's impossible to get lost. Customize your itinerary to your own tastes and enjoy a fun and authentic walking tour of Le Marais at your own pace. Finish your at the Place des Vosges, former home of Victor Hugo.

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Paris: Marais District Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

6. Paris: Marais District Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

Start the audio-guided tour at Place des Vosges. As you stroll through the charming district of Le Marais, automatically triggered audio commentary from the app provides more information and insight into one of Paris's trendiest neighborhoods. See the former home of renowned writer Victor Hugo near the start of the tour. Discover a selection of attractions in the area including the Carnavalet Museum and Maison Européenne de la Photographie. Learn more about the Jewish heritage of the area and a thriving LGBT community. The audio guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates directions to follow in real-time. If you wish to stop at one of the trendy cafes for a drink or a bite to eat, simply pause the app and resume the tour when you are ready. The audio tour finally leads you to the Hotel de Ville, Paris's city hall near Ile de la Cité, and the Seine River.

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Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

7. Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

Starting from the Beaubourg area, jump aboard your bike and set off on a discovery of the historical center of Paris located on the right-hand side of the River Seine. Begin the tour in the hip Marais quarter with a visit to Village Saint Paul, a village in the center of the city. You'll also get the opportunity to visit the most beautiful of all the royal squares in the capital - the Place des Vosges with its prominent residents. Cycle past the Picasso Museum before enjoying a break at one of the oldest markets in Paris. Your tour guide will tell you more about the controversial Buren's Columns at the Palais-Royal as well as the glass pyramid in the main courtyard of the Louvre. Your tour will finish on the unmissable Seine Islands, the Ile de la Cité (where Notre-Dame stands) and Ile Saint-Louis.

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Paris: 4-Hour Guided Tour by Minibus

8. Paris: 4-Hour Guided Tour by Minibus

Discover the highlights of Paris on an interactive 4-hour tour with live guide, available as a private or small group option. Travel the streets by minibus, and see more than you would on a walking tour! Meet your guide at the Opéra Garnier (Palais Garnier), and set off to explore the Latin Quarter, notable for the Sorbonne university campus and its bohemian vibe. Pass the scenic Place du Châtelet and imposing Louvre Museum, as well as the Haussmann designed Place de l’ Opéra. Admire the triumphant Place Vendôme and the expansive Place de la Concorde at the end of the Champs-Élysées. See the iconic columns of La Madeleine, the complex of buildings of the Ecole Militaire, and the museums and monuments of Les Invalides. Experience the sidewalk café culture of St. Germain-des-Pres. Enjoy ample photo stops along the way. Then, continue with a walking tour of the Notre-Dame de Paris and Marais district, including the famous Place des Vosges. Transfer to artistic Montmartre for a walking tour of Place du Tertre. Watch the pavement artists at work, and look at the white, wedding-cake basilica of the Sacré Coeur. Drive back to the city center for a drop off at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

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Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

9. Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

Join an expert guide on a 3-hour tasting tour of Le Marais, and discover the local hangouts as you sample delicious food and wine. You’ll start your Paris tour in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building. Then move on pass Notre-Dame to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Pass an iconic bakery, whose baguette was named one of the best in Paris. Continue to Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, the center of the French gay scene, to see one of the oldest streets in Le Marais. Stop to sample a delicious macaron, made by one of the city’s most famous pastry chefs, then enter the heart of the Jewish community. Discover a vibrant pedestrianized street, full of falafel stands and Jewish delis. Then continue to a wine and alcohol store to try iconic French liqueurs, such as Cognac, Armagnac, Absinthe, and Old Plum brandy. Feast on French charcuterie, including pâté, rillettes, and ham. Finally you’ll walk to Place de la Bastille, passing the former home of the French writer, Victor Hugo. The area is full of bars and restaurants, where you can continue to explore the City of Lights on your own.

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Paris: 1.5-Hour Vintage Car Night Tour

10. Paris: 1.5-Hour Vintage Car Night Tour

Join your local friendly guide for a nighttime tour of Paris aboard a vintage Peugeot 404 from 1963. A late evening visit will give you a great opportunity to admire the beauty of illuminated buildings and monuments in the quiet atmosphere of the city without traffic jams. Explore some off-the-beaten-track sights of the city, such as the Butte-aux-Cailles, Gobelins, Arènes de Lutèce, Le Marais and the Albert Tower. Enjoy a stop at the Place des Vosges to taste delicious macaroons and take a walk to appreciate the architecture and unique atmosphere of this place, a historical Parisian landmark. Listen to your guide as he tells you the fascinating history of the places you visit, as well as numerous anecdotes about what it was like to drive a car in the sixties. From the Albert Tower to the Hotel de Sens, passing the Grand Mosque of Paris or the Gare de Lyon, see fine monuments and sites away from classical tourist circuits.

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What people are saying about Place des Vosges

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 317 reviews

Just finished my 3plus hour tour with Mitch. He was a great guide, very knowledgeable, and so shared insights to the area and history. Food stops were good tasting pastries and the wine, cheese, charcuterie was great. Highly recommend this tour. Merci Mitch! I enjoyed my afternoon with you.

Fantastic 2 hour tour seeing some hidden sights of Paris. Our guide was really friendly and informative. Finishing the tour at the Eiffel Tower with a glass of champagne was magical.

We were picked up at our hotel very punctually. The "duck" in great condition, pure nostalgia if you drove one yourself over 30 years ago.

What a fun way to see Paris. Our guide Fabrice was knowledgeable and accommodating. A highlight of our trip.

Very good time in the company of our driver Daniel, on time, pleasant, interesting.