Place Vendôme

Place Vendôme: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Open-Top Christmas Bus Tour

1. Paris: Open-Top Christmas Bus Tour

Let yourself be carried away by the magic and romance of Paris from the open top of an electric green bus. Pass by Opera, Place Vendôme, Concorde, Champs Elysées, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, the big department stores, and many more.  Discover the "City of Light" and immerse yourself into the Christmas spirit. Admire the city illuminated with Christmas lights and listen to an audio commentary that includes traditional Christmas songs. Share this special moment with your loved ones.

Paris: Private Christmas Photoshoot with VIP Option

2. Paris: Private Christmas Photoshoot with VIP Option

Turn your visit to Paris into a memory that will last a lifetime with a private Christmas photoshoot. Let your photographer take snapshots of you at various locations. Use props to help capture the festive spirit. Receive your digital photos at the end. Choose between a regular or a VIP experience. Receive a PDF guide with instructions and tips for the photoshoot before you arrive, as well as a guide to Paris. Make sure to dress in cozy sweaters and Christmas attire to create the perfect winter holiday vibes. Meet your photographer in the center of the city and get started. Opt for a regular photoshoot lasting 45 minutes and take photos at the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, and the Place Vendôme. Choose the VIP option of 1 hour and 40 minutes and visit the Eiffel Tower, the Place Vendôme, the Parvis de l'hôtel de ville, the Tuileries Gardens, and more. Allow your photographer to give you tips and tricks on the best poses. Receive Christmas hats, candies, and sparklers to capture endearing memories. After 24 hours you will receive a secure link to view and download the professionally edited, high-resolution digital photos.

Paris: Discover Paris by Night in a Vintage Car with a Local

3. Paris: 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.

Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

4. Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

There’s a lot more to Paris than just the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. This one-of-a-kind guided 4-hour electric bike tour will take you beyond the attractions everyone knows, to explore some of Paris’ most hidden treasures, secrets, and stories. After you pick up your electric bicycle, follow your guide through the city on a sightseeing adventure that takes you from the tranquil banks of the River Seine to the lofty vantage point of Montagne Sainte-Geneviève. Riding an electric bike is easy and fun – anytime you start to feel tired, it's easy to get a boost from the eco-friendly engine to get you over that hill. Hear new and surprising stories about Paris monuments while cruising through the historic streets of Saint-Germain-des-Près. You're sure to discover some of the city’s best romantic spots: quiet bridges, shaded parks, and trendy cafes. You can also choose to take the 3-hour evening tour to focus on the city’s striking nighttime views and lighting displays on a different route through the heart of the city.

Paris: Night Bus Tour with Audioguide

5. Paris: Night Bus Tour with Audioguide

Experience the magic and romance of Paris at night from the second story of an open-top bus. Enjoy breathtaking views of the beautifully illuminated monuments and top landmarks. Capture pictures of sights like the the Moulin Rouge and the Louvre Museum while they are lit for the night. Board the bus at your selected departure time from the centrally-located Place du Carrousel square. Feel the wind in your hair as you snap pictures that are unobstructed by glass from the open-top bus. Enjoy the the Baroque and Renaissance elements of the elegant Palais Garnier opera house and the spacious the Place Vendôme and the Concorde squares. Ride down the grand the Champs Elysées avenue. Pass by the iconic Louvre Museum. Marvel at the imposing Notre Dame cathedral. See the red windmill of the Moulin Rouge cabaret. Uncover lesser-known sights as you drive along. Finish your tour where it began in Place du Carrousel square.

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.

Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

7. Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

Let the comfort and ease of an electric bike take you on an unforgettable Parisian adventure. Inside Marais, enjoy a game of Pétanque at the oldest Parisian monument. Experience student life in the Latin Quarter, sit back at the "Luco" and wander the typically Parisian side streets in the Mouffetard district. While the always busy artist cafés of Saint-Germain-des-Prés are where you can find the action, if you need a break, the Nouvelles Berges de Seine offers the peace and quiet of the riverbank. The allure of this beautiful city is there for the taking. And lucky for you, this tour makes seeing it all possible.

Paris: City Highlights Segway Tour

8. Paris: City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the highlights of Paris on a convenient Segway tour. Cover more ground with your own personal mode of transportation, and enjoy stops outside many of the city's most famous sights, with plenty of time for photos. Arrive at the meeting point for a safety briefing and a test drive session to ensure you get comfortable driving your Segway. Once you are ready to go, set off to discover the streets of Paris with your guide. Hear interesting historical facts about the city from your expert guide as you explore. First, stop outside the Vendome Place and Vendome Column. Then, head towards the Louvre, home to one of the world's most extensive art collections since 1793. Continue by the exterior of Orsay Museum before riding along the beautiful pedestrianized banks of the River Seine. Spot some of the most notable bridges in the city, including Pont Alexandre III. Next, stop for a photo opportunity by one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, and a national symbol of France, the Eiffel Tower. On the return leg of the tour, you will pass by the Trocadero Gardens, Chaillot Palace, and Place de la Concorde before arriving back at the meeting point.

Paris By Night: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

9. Paris By Night: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Your 3-hour bike tour begins at the Parking Etoile-Foch, near the Arc de Triomphe. After picking up your bike you’ll head out with your guide, who’ll take you on a ride through the streets of Paris. Stop at all the major attractions, including the Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame, and take in the beauty of the illuminated monuments after dark. Hear stories about the city’s past and learn more about what life is like in Paris. This tour is an excellent way to get the know the city when the streets aren’t quite so busy. Feel free to bring some refreshments along with you!

Paris: French Fashion History Walking Tour

10. Paris: French Fashion History Walking Tour

Stroll the streets of the luxury district of rue Saint-Honoré, famous for its designer shops. Find out about the first ateliers to open up here. Learn the history of Louis Vuitton and travel, the revolution of Coco Chanel, and the liberation of women by famous fashion designers. During the walk, enjoy the Place Vendôme, where the likes of Chanel and Hemingway spent a lot of time. Visit La Madeleine with its amazing church, Greek design, and surrounding small streets that are one of the top places in Paris for shopping. Walk down the fashion streets and see the first Hermès shop. Find out the amazing history of the development of this brand from saddler to an iconic bag creator. Take a deep dive into Coco Chanel and how her lovers changed her life and saved her. Learn about the superstitious Christian Dior who followed his destiny and created his brand after a few failures. Finally, find out about the iconic Yves Saint Laurent, the founding figure for modernity in fashion. Discover the changes the fashion industry went through during the 19th and 20th centuries. Enter a few shops to get a better understanding of the luxury brands and their legacy.

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What people are saying about Place Vendôme

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,100 reviews

Clément was a great guide for our trip. He was very accommodating with my request to see the Eiffel tower when it was going to sparkle. Knew the best spot to sit and timed it perfectly for me to start a video and see it come to life with the light show. I definitely recommend him for a driver. We got to see all the christmas light set ups around the city and he was the best at explaining the different land marks. We got to see the Princess Diana memorial and a lot of extra unique views around the city. Also want to comment on what a great driver he was, I'm not a great passenger since I prefer to drive and will be a back seat driver, but his driving didn't even stress me out!

Rob was an amazing tour guide. Such a great welcome into Paris. He had great information to share, great tips, and really friendly and kind. Thank you!!

We had a great time, saw all the sites, the hot chocolate was amazing, would definitely recommend this activity. Staff were excellent

Amazing, the BEST way to see Paris at night! We laughed the whole way round

Great driver dealing with the Paris traffic,great spots for photos.