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Exploring Paris: Tours and Activities

Updated: Apr 19

Paris! The City of Lights, the City of Love, the city that needs no introduction. But beyond the iconic Eiffel Tower and romantic river cruises, Paris offers a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. From indulging in flaky croissants at a charming cafe to delving into the artistic masterpieces at the Louvre, Paris caters to every fancy. Foodies can embark on delectable food tours, history buffs can wander through ancient palaces and hidden gardens, and adrenaline seekers can take a thrilling bike ride through the bustling streets. Get ready to discover the best tours and activities that will transform your Parisian adventure from a postcard picture into a truly unforgettable experience!


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour

See Paris at your own pace with a or 1, 2 or 3 days ticket for an open-top bus tour. Learn about the city's sights with an audio guide with stops at popular landmarks across the route.


Duration

10 hours

Availability

Everyday from 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Price

Starting from $41 per person

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Montmartre Walking Tour

Take a tour through the narrow streets oozing with history in this most cultural and artistic of Paris' districts, one which artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh sought out for inspiration.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10 am, 11 am, 5 pm and 5:30 pm

Price

Free!

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City Highlights Segway Tour

Zoom through Paris and see the city's most famous sites on a Segway. Learn about the city's history, interesting facts, and local tips from your guide along the way.


Duration

1 - 3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Price

Starting from $37 per person

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Guided Tour of the Eiffel Tower & Summit

Enjoy reserved entry to the Eiffel Tower and see Paris's skyline. Book this small-group experience including a self-guided Eiffel Tower visit and a guided walking tour of the Trocadéro & the Champ de Mars.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 11:30 am and 12 pm

Price

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Arc de Triomphe Rooftop

The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. Reach the top of the Champs-Élysées and feast your eyes on breathtaking panoramas of the world-renowned City of Love.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 11pm

Price

$17 per person

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Louvre Museum

Immerse yourself in the world’s largest art museum and gain insight into the culture of France and the West with a visit to the well-known Louvre museum. Beat the notoriously long ticket queues outside the Louvre with priority access. Gaze at Leonardo de Vinci’s world famous Mona Lisa.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 9 am - 6 pm

Price

$27 per person

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Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie

Discover the Notre Dame Cathedral and Marie Antoinette's Prison through this half day tour. Stroll through the streets and learn everything about this city as it has played to numerous major events in history. Skip the lines to the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie, marvel at the dazzling stained glass of the Sainte Chapelle.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 2:45 pm

Price

$64 per person

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Catacombs

Embark on a captivating journey through the Paris Catacombs, where you'll stroll amidst graves and cryptic inscriptions, delving into the rich history of this subterranean labyrinth. Escape the heat above ground and embrace the coolness of the 14°C tunnels as you uncover the secrets hidden beneath the bustling city.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday from 8 am - 5 pm

Price

Staring from $74 per person

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River Seine Cruise

Admire the iconic sights of Paris on a relaxing River Seine cruise. Enjoy audio guide commentary and learn about sites such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 10 pm

Price

$17 per person

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Disneyland Paris 1-Day Ticket

Enjoy a magical time at Disneyland® Paris. Choose to access Walt Disney Studios® Park or Disneyland® Park or both if the option is selected.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 9:30 am - 11 pm

Price

Starting at $59 per person

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Versailles Palace and Gardens

Enjoy a day at Versailles with this entry ticket. Visit the palace, Trianon, Marie Antoinette's Estate, and gardens and see the famous Musical Gardens or Fountain Show.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 9:30 am - 6 pm

Price

$34 per person

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Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel

Explore the medieval monuments of Mont-Saint-Michel on a full-day trip to the extraordinary UNESCO site, the Gothic Abbey. Opt for a guided tour, audio guide, or just the ticket to go at your own pace.


Duration

14 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7:15 am

Price

$138 per person

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Champagne Day Trip

Visit Champagne on a guided day trip from Paris. Learn about the growing, harvesting, and bottling of champagne at the House of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and enjoy champagne tastings.


Duration

11 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 7:30 am

Price

$244 per person

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Opera Garnier

Boasting an eclectic and ostentatious Baroque design, the Opera Garnier is one of the most extravagant representations of Second Empire architecture in France. Benefit from quick and easy access to this magnificent building in the center of Paris.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 5 pm

Price

$16 per person

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How to Become a Parisian Comedy Show

Learn how to think and act like a Parisian at the 1-hour show at the Theatre des Nouveautes, Paris. Laugh along with others from across the globe as you explore cultural differences, the Parisian way of life and more.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Days vary each week. Show starts at 7 pm.

Price

Seats starting at $26 per person

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Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show

Revel in the sumptuous settings of the Moulin Rouge, the world-renowned cabaret in Paris, with a ticket to the spectacular show "Féerie". Sip on sparkling Champagne as you savor international performances filled to the brim with feathers and rhinestones.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7 pm and 11 pm

Price

Alternative


Latin Quarter Pub Crawl Tour

Experience the best parties in Paris, as you tour the Latin Quarter by night. Together with your local guide, you will visit 3 fun venues, with drink specials on offer at each location.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30 pm

Price

$33 per person

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Gourmet Food Tasting Tour of Medieval Marais

Sample gastronomic treats on a 3-hour food tasting tour of Le Marais and see one of Paris’ most unspoiled neighborhoods along the way. Discover the best-preserved medieval area of the city, as well as the heart of the Jewish community.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 3 pm

Price

$95 per person

Alternative

Macaron Bakery Class at Galeries Lafayette

Uncover the secrets of the macaron with this small-group baking class at Galeries Lafayette. Meet your instructor, a French pastry chef, in a quiet corner of the iconic department store. Over the course of 1.5 hours, learn to prepare the delicate shells and ganache of the perfect macaron. Work with organic ingredients to create flavors like chocolate, pistachio, and more.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 am, 2 pm and 5 pm

Price

$63 per person

Alternative


Ballon de Paris Generali

Admire the iconic skyline of Paris as you've never seen it before from the world's largest captive balloon. Since the Ballon de Paris Generali was set up in André Citroën Park in 1999, more than a million people have already taken a ride in it. The balloon can lift up to 30 passengers to an altitude of 150 meters and is visible from 20 kilometers.


Duration

12 mins

Availability

Everyday from 9:30 am - 8 pm

Price

$22 per person

Alternative


Paradox Museum

Looking for something different to do in Paris? With this ticket to the Paradox Museum, your mind will be blown by incredible optical illusions.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Price

$29 per person

Alternative

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

Come and immerse yourself in the world of the famous couturier, Yves Saint Laurent, outside the usual public opening hours. See the museum's salons, designs, and even YSL's own studio.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30 am

Price

$25 per person

Alternative


Craft a Unique Hat with Lady Gaga’s Renowned Hatmaker

While in Paris, visit the atelier of a world-renowned hat maker and personalize your own creation. This 3-hour workshop lets you experience true Parisian craftsmanship and have something unique to take home as a remembrance. Observe traditional handcrafted techniques then choose the color, shape, and accoutrements, all made to measure.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Friday & Saturday at 6 pm

Price

$157 per person

Alternative

Paris Photoshoot

Embrace a truly special and memorable experience with a photoshoot in the city of light. Effortlessly capture memories with an easy and stress-free photoshoot in just minutes. Benefit from a professional photographer's trained eye for picture-perfect memories. Tailor your photoshoot to fit your needs: couples, families, solo adventurers—everything is possible.


Duration

15 - 75 mins

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 8 pm

Price

Starting from $38

Behind the Scenes of the Grand Rex: 50-Minute Studio Tour

Enjoy a unique and interactive visit to the Rex Studios in Paris and experience the magical world of cinema. See the backstage area, archived images, film sets, special effects, tricks and more. Admire the building’s original décor from 1932.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am - 7 pm

Price

$13 per person

Alternative


Street Art in the 13th District

Join this street art walk in the 13th arrondissement of Paris for the opportunity to discover a neighborhood undergoing a full transformation. This is occurring in part thanks to the monumental frescoes created by renowned artists.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Price

$18 per person

Alternative


Tree Top Adventure in Rueil-Malmaison

Strong sensations and challenges guaranteed through various courses: Flea jumps, stirrups, rope bridges, climbing walls, zip lines, tarzan liana, jumping in the void. If you love adrenaline, surpassing yourself and enjoying an unforgettable experience to reconnect with nature, you know what you have to do!


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 6 pm

Price

$30 per person

Alternative

Marne-la-Vallée Animal Park

Visit the only animal park in the Marne-la-Vallée sector, just 15 minutes from Chessy station and the Disneyland park. A total immersion in the middle of the South American fauna.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 6:30 pm

Price

$20 per person

Alternative

SEA LIFE Paris - $26 per person




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