Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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: Seine River and Canal Saint-Martin Cruise

2. Paris: Seine River and Canal Saint-Martin Cruise

Embark on a romantic cruise close to the Musée d’Orsay on the River Seine. Marvel at the Tuileries Garden, Musée du Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and more. You will admire the scenic panoramic views before continuing to the entrance to the Canal Saint-Martin, where Bastille Square towers above you. Enter a 1.24-mile tunnel, lit by perforations that let in the light of day, and soak up the magic and beauty of a subterranean world. Once you emerge from the tunnel, you will discover the magical Canal Saint Martin, a surprising aquatic path surrounded by a romantic footbridge and bordered by chestnut trees and fishermen. Near the Temple, admire Frederic Lemaître’s bust, the Recollets Lock, and the Hotel du Nord. Keep your ears pricked for the murmuring ghost of François Villon as you approach the Dead Lock, where the Montfaucon gibbet used to stand. The boat passes Bassin de la Villette and the arcing footbridge of rue de Crimée before reaching the Parc de la Villette, where you can admire the Cité des Sciences and Music Museum along with the magnificent themed gardens.  

Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

3. 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.

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

4. 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: Outdoor Treasure Hunt Experience

5. Paris: Outdoor Treasure Hunt Experience

In teams of 2 to 6 people, try and follow the trail of the runaway fox. Solve clues, break codes, and find hidden messages that will guide you through the city streets. No app is required, just your hands, your printed documents, and a sharp eye. Once you have booked your start time, bring your tickets and the documents you will receive via email to the starting point. During the activity, you will encounter permanent installations that the fox has hidden around the city. They combine creativity with technology, producing fun and original challenges. Clues will require both intelligence and teamwork to be solved, similar to an escape room. However you are free to complete the trail at your own pace, so you can fully appreciate the sights and unexplored corners of the city along the way. Enjoy this outdoor activity with friends, your family, or groups of all kinds. It takes approximately 2 hours of walking to complete a trail. If during the game you find yourself in difficulty, text or call the helpline to get back on track.

Paris: Highlights Tour from Louvre Museum to Notre Dame

6. Paris: Highlights Tour from Louvre Museum to Notre Dame

Start your journey in front of Comédie Française and the gardens of the Palais Royal, a former royal palace, just opposite the Louvre. Learn about the building and its park with their history, architecture, and importance to the modern Parisian city culture. Pass by the Louvre Museum and see some of the exhibition rooms from the outside. Follow your guide to the Pyramid of Louvre, easily the most popular place to be in Paris. Enjoy a detailed tour of the area with less emphasis on history and the art inside the museum but more on the local street life of Paris. Once at the Pyramid, observe the Tuileries Garden connecting the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde. It is a place where Parisians celebrate and meet. Look how the setting served as a reference point for the modern development of Paris. See the historical axis of the two Arc de Triomphe's of the town and Champs-Elysées. Learn how the monuments stand in harmony with their modern setting. Then stay a while in the Square Court (Cour Carré) the place where The Louvre was born, a jewel of Renaissance architecture. Follow the River Seine and go across the famous Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge listed as a national historic monument. See the art exhibitions, and immerse in the open-air studio for painters, artists, and photographers drawn to its unique point of view. Watch the Parisiens enjoying a summer picnic if you are there in the season. Getting close to Notre Dame Cathedral, discover Île de la Cité and the surprising facts that this island will offer you. Your guide will bring you as close as the ongoing restoration permits to give you the best views possible. Talk about Notre Dame and discuss the impacts of the recent fire and the future of the building.  Say goodbye to your guide at Notre Dame Cathedral with many references and recommendations for Paris so that you can discover more of the city at your leisure.

Paris: Special Dates Dinner Cruise

7. Paris: Special Dates Dinner Cruise

Make this Valentine's Day one to remember with a dinner cruise on the famous River Seine. Enjoy a delicious French meal within a warm atmosphere as you pass by Paris' most beautiful monuments, including the Eiffel Tower. Soak up the sights and the company of your loved one as the sun sets on the City of Light. Enjoy a spectacular gastronomic experience from the onboard chef and crew. • Sample menu for 6:45 PM Valentine's Day cruise: Glass of sparkling wine with appetizers Starter: foie gras and sour apple compote, small figs with cereals Main course: veal slab, truffle juice, crispy polenta with parmesan cheese and hazelnut flakes Dessert: coup de foudre au chocolat and vanilla ice cream Drinks: Half-bottle of wine per person, either Saumur AOC white or Bergerac Château Lamouthe AOC red, and mineral water • Sample menu for 9:30 PM Valentine's Day cruise: Glass of Champagne with appetizers Starter: foie gras and sour apple compote, small figs with cereals Main course: veal slab, truffle juice, crispy polenta with parmesan cheese and hazelnut flakes Cheese: plate of cheeses for 6€ Dessert: coup de foudre au chocolat and vanilla ice cream Drinks: Half-bottle of Louis Constant Champagne per person and mineral water

Paris: Private Museum and Highlights Tour for Families

8. Paris: Private Museum and Highlights Tour for Families

Discover Paris with your family in a fun way! Enjoy a historical, gastronomic, and cultural tour with a private guide, ideal to enjoy with your kids. Walk through the most charming districts of the city and get lost in its narrow streets, far from the crowds. Listen to the incredible stories your private guide has to tell you. Enjoy different interactive games with your children and exciting stories such as the famous hunchback of Notre Dame. Explore playgrounds and green spaces to play. Discover the romantic history hidden in the Pont des Arts, along with its endless number of locks. Taste exquisite French pastries in one of the most famous boulangeries, where the children will enjoy a hot chocolate, while you try a traditional Parisian coffee. Relax on the banks of the Seine, in a lovely fountain with colorful sculptures while the children feed the ducks. Take the metro to enjoy the incredible Museum of Evolution. Say goodbye to your private guide at the entrance to the museum and enjoy it inside for as long as you like. Walk among dinosaurs and mammoths and travel back in time millions of years to learn more about the history of the world.

Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

9. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover Paris highlights like a local on an e-bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets with the help of a motor. Have the use of a raincoat, so you can enjoy the city in any weather. Take a family-friendly route that is mostly on bike paths and sidewalks.  Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Test drive your bike to ensure that you are comfortable handling an electric bike. Set off on an adventure as you ride to the iconic Louvre Palace.  Wave to the Mona Lisa as you pass the Louvre Muséum and the Carrousel shopping center. Enjoy the greenery in the Tuileries Gardens and watch the ships pass by the docks. Admire the oldest bridge in the city at Pont Neuf.  Travel to Cité Island to view the stunning Cité Palace. View the Gothic architecture of Saint Chapelle and the rose window of the Notre dame Cathédral. Venture to the Institute of France and see the love locks on the Arts Bridge.  Go by the Orsay Muséum which was once a train station before passing the Orsay Docks. Get up close to the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the view of it from across the Trocadero Gardens.  Feel the immensity of the Chaillot Palace as you see both wings. Get a taste of modern art as you pass by Tokyo Palace. Be tickled by the contrast between the Great and small palace.  Experience the connection between the US and France at the Liberty Flame in Lady Diana square. Ride by the arched Alexandre III bridge and appreciate the use of space in the Vendôme and Concorde square. Finish your tour where you began.

Paris: Private Professional Photo Shoot

10. Paris: Private Professional Photo Shoot

Experience Paris like never before, and hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session against some of the city's best backdrops. Your personal photographer will take on-location photographs against the city’s landmark buildings, cosy cafés, or winding streets. Capture authentic moments for a special occasion, or simply create a dynamic photo-documentary of your vacation. Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods, or you can suggest your own location. Stand in front of the Eiffel Tower and beautiful gardens of the Champs de Mars to capture you with the city’s most famous icon. Take the session at dusk for even more magical moments. Pose in front of the stunning glass pyramid outside the Louvre, or with the water features of the Tuilleries Gardens. Add a touch of glamour to your shoot in Place Vendome and outside the Ritz Hotel and its surrounding boutiques. Stand on the Pont des Arts, where lovers attach engraved padlocks before throwing the key into the Seine! For classically Parisian pictures, the bohemian Montmartre and Pigalle districts offer lots of opportunities. Stroll among the artists selling their wares as your photographer captures it on camera. Quaint little cafés with terrace seating add to the atmosphere. Discover secret gardens and winding stairs with unexpected views, as well as the only vineyard in the city. The last neighborhood popular for photo shoots is around the Opéra Garnier and nearby 19th-century arcades of stained glass and iron features. The area is architecturally stunning, with the Opéra itself providing a breathtaking explosion of gilt, carvings, and art. Your photographer will contact you prior to your tour to discuss your precise options and requests, giving valuable suggestions to help capture memories that will last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Pont des Arts

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based on 1,555 reviews

Awesome activity and great way to see Paris and learn some great history of France and the buildings we end up admiring so much. E bikes are the best due to using minimum effort and not building up a seat. If possible would recommend to book it on a Sunday morning as we did so the roads are quite and easier to get around.

The meeting place was clearly stated and easily found. The boat was comfortable and the ride was excellent. I would suggest earphones and a system by which the guide can be better heard. We couldn't understand him as we were not able to hear him well. Other than that, it was wonderful.

Fabián was amazing! There’s no way I would have attempted riding around Paris on my own and he made it easy- took us across town and back and I never feared for my life! He was an excellent history teacher and leader of our adventure. Bravo Fabian!

Vlad was an excellent tour guide. I liked his storytelling and all of the history we learned on the tour. Also, electric bikes are so fun! Myself (36) and my mom (66) enjoyed the experience immensely.

Hats off to Vlad for giving us a great tour and insightful information on the Paris hidden gems. Would highly recommend! Lots of fun stories and fun way to learn history.