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  • Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

    1. Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

    Throughout your 2-hour guided tour you will discover the dark side of the center of Paris. Choose between a shared or private experience, which will begin at the former main site of the bloody and popular public executions, which were both adored and appreciated by Parisians. You will see how cruelly they used to punish convicted criminals, as well as the occasional unfortunate innocent person too. Paris is a haunted city with plenty of ghosts and phantoms. One famous French poet became the ghost that today haunts a theater, another one was injured during a fire and has since never left the Opera House. You'll learn about the "evil queen" of France, and how another spirit haunted her all the way up until her final days. Demons and devilish beings are everywhere in Paris, with the Notre-Dame Cathedral containing plenty of them on its exterior. On this facade there are so many creepy ...

    This was a fun tour! Simon our guide was excellent (watch out for the great impersonation of the French) and extremely personable. Great stories complemented by his own experiences brought it all to life. In the end we were having such a great time that we didn’t even notice that we had run over time by about 40 minutes and were sad to have reached the end. We always take walking tours wherever we go - this is a keeper.

  • Skip The Line: The Original Free Tour of Paris

    2. Skip The Line: The Original Free Tour of Paris

    Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of Paris, with passionate guides who work only for their tips. The expert guides love Paris and believe that you deserve the best possible tour, no matter what your travel budget is. As you walk, you will learn of the city’s incredible history, from its beginnings as a medieval village, to the capital of Napoleonic Rule, from the beheadings of the French Revolution, to the excitement of La Belle Epoque, and not forgetting the years of Nazi Occupation, to the secrets of today's Paname. The free walking tour covers all the main city sites, such as the beautiful grounds of the Louvre. You will walk along the banks of the River Seine, and through the bohemian Latin Quarter, with its lively bistros and cafés. Go to the origin of Paris at the Ile-de-la-Cité, the island where the medieval city began. Pass the Louvre, one of the most famous museums in the w...

    This is a great way to introduce a city to a person who will tell you many more details about the city, architecture, history, and art than you can read in any book.

  • Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

    3. Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

    Journey through a darker side of the history of Paris on a walking tour of some of the city's great crime scenes. Follow a route that traces shady business dealings, sites of execution and much more. Discover how Paris was once a maze of side streets where it was easy to get lost, providing refuge for thieves and other miscreants. Learn, for example, about the emblematic Pont Neuf where, in the 17th century, the crooks, thieves and beggars came from the Cours des Miracles to steal the bourgeois before returning to the neighborhoods around the Halles and Beaubourg. Learn about the great gallows and gibbets of Montfaucon, and listen to surprising facts and fascinating anecdotes on the approximately 2km walk. Discover Paris from a completely different perspective.

  • Paris: Mysteries and Legends Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

    4. Paris: Mysteries and Legends Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

    Uncover the mysteries and legends of Paris on this audio-guided walking tour. With your smartphone in your pocket, follow your professional and passionate guide’s commentary as you explore the historical landmarks of the city. Begin the tour in front of the Arc du Carrousel, right by the Louvre Museum. Discover how the Louvre and the Tuileries Garden got their name as well as all their disturbing ghost stories. Get to know Belphégor, the indiscreet ghost of the Louvre, and find out why the Pyramid of the Louvre has been the subject of so many conspiracy stories, including in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Why did an Italian worker steal the Mona Lisa at the beginning of the 20th century? And what is the longest work of art in Paris? These questions and more will be answered as you go. Cross the Cour Carrée and the Pont des Arts to admire one of the most beautiful views of Paris. Then, on...

  • Paris: The Mona Lisa Curse Exploration Game and Tour

    5. Paris: The Mona Lisa Curse Exploration Game and Tour

    Solve clues and unlock horror stories as you roam Paris' haunted streets. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you precise directions so that you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. After you purchase the quest, you'll receive an access code which you can use in the app. The quest will take you between 1-2 hours to complete, but there's no time limit which will allow you to have fun playing at your own pace. Throughout the quest, you will try to solve the curious case of Mona Lisa of the Seine, finding clues and encountering other spirits of the city. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or y...

  • Paris Highlights Full Day Tour

    6. Paris Highlights Full Day Tour

    Meet your guide at the Eiffel Tower and ascend the elevator towards the top of this iconic Parisian attraction. Along the way you will learn about Gustave Eiffel himself, and upon reaching the second level you will take a walk around its perimeter to view the city's landmarks. Learn about the tower's lights, construction, paint and get a brief lesson on the proud history of the city. Next it’s up to the Summit to see Paris from 300 meters in the sky. When you return to the ground level, enjoy a boat cruise on the River Seine for a 30 minute ride filled with views of Paris’ most famous landmarks. In the event that the Summit is closed (at the discretion of the Eiffel Tower staff) your guide will use this extra time to visit other landmarks according to time allowed and the group's preference such as the Latin Quarter or the Arc de Triomphe. Your next stop is the Ile de la Cite, where yo...

    We very much enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Amira, was excellent. Her energy fostered tremendous engagement and we learned a lot. We’ll be back!

  • Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

    7. Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

    Visit some of the most well-known sites of Paris in an authentic, fun, and entertaining way on 3 distinct audio-guided tours. Enjoy the convenience of keeping your smartphone in your pocket while your professional guide’s commentaries lead you through charming streets and squares. The audio commentaries trigger automatically based on your location. Secret Montmartre (1.5 hours) Walk the steep streets and hidden squares of bohemian Montmartre and immerse yourself in the neighborhood’s artistic history, from Pablo Picasso to Dalida. Mysteries and Legends of Paris, Ile de la Cité (1.5 hours) Learn the history of central Paris’ famous sites, such as the Louvre Pyramid, Pont Neuf, and the Conciergerie, but with a macabre twist. Follow the side streets and secret passages, far from the usual tourist itineraries. Trendy Le Marais (1.5 hours)...

  • Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

    8. Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

    Explore Paris on a private tour to ensure a highly personalized experience. Meet your guide outside the Cité Metro Station for the start of a pleasant walking tour of the “City of Lights.” The tour covers the most famous landmarks along the River Seine, such as the Gothic splendor of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Your guide will describe the origins of Paris at the Île de la Cité, including its art and culture through the centuries. Admire bridges over the Seine, and discover secret spots known only to the locals. Then, skip the ticket lines at the Louvre, the ancient home of French monarchs and emperors. Once inside, your guide will take you to major artworks and hidden treasures. Learn about the museum’s architectural history and pre-museum life as a fortress and palace. By the end, you will have a greater understanding of how the “City of Lights” and its treasures earned their worldwi...

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What people are saying about Pont Neuf

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based on 1,616 reviews

This was a fun tour! Simon our guide was excellent (watch out for the great impersonation of the French) and extremely personable. Great stories complemented by his own experiences brought it all to life. In the end we were having such a great time that we didn’t even notice that we had run over time by about 40 minutes and were sad to have reached the end. We always take walking tours wherever we go - this is a keeper.

Simon was an amazing tour guide, he keeps the stories factual, fun, and interesting, I definitely recommend this tour if you have the time as it has been the best tour I’ve been to in Paris.

Wonderful experience. Our captain was very knowledgeable and even took us to a fireworks show. This is truly the best way to see Paris in a short amount of time.

The tour was very interesting and entertaining. Our guide Simon did a great job! We would highly recommend this tour.

Hannah was such an amazing guide. We loved to listen to her and the stories were really interesting!