The best city tours in Paris

Paris is a big city, and unless you are particularly handy with a map and/or you have an insider’s knowledge about the twists and turns of the city, self-guided tours can be a bit problematic. That’s why it’s a good idea to join a tour on your first visit to the French capital to get your feet wet and get used to navigating the labyrinthine layout of the city. It’s easy to get lost in Paris, but since it’s also easy to find your way again, simply navigating is usually not a problem. However, finding tourist gems that are not in plain sight or virtually unheard of is no easy task. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best city tours in Paris.

Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour

If one of your reasons for visiting Paris is to enjoy the lovely food, then you certainly can’t say no to a tour of the best chocolateries and patisseries of the city. You will take a walk through some of the most atmospheric neighborhood of Paris, lead by a master food connoisseur who will allow tour members to stop and sample some of the cakes and chocolates on display!

Paris Segway Tour

Segways are not everybody’s cup of tea, but if you give them a chance you will see that they are a great way to see such a huge city as Paris. You can see all the important sights without rushing past them, and you won’t have to suffer because of tired feet. The tour lasts for 4-5 hours, so you will be greateful of the segway under you feet!

Da Vinci Code Walking Tour

The Da Vinci Code has prompted a fresh wave of tourists in most of the destinations mentioned in the book, and Paris is no different. Many of the book’s fans want to see the places where the novel’s action takes place, so this tour follows in the footsteps of Dan Brown’s oeuvre. No reservations needed.

Latin Quarter Walk

The Latin Quarter has long been the beating heart of Paris’s cultural life, but even if that weren’t the case, the Quarter is just too beautiful not to visit on foot. This tour will show you some of the best hidden secrets of the Latin Quarter, the place where there are more monuments per square mile than anywhere else in the French capital.

Marais Tour

Le Marais is the oldest neighborhood of Paris, and it almost feel like you’re not in a huge capital but a peaceful French time of the old. It’s no wonder this is one of the best city tours in Paris. The tour’s highlights are some of the oldest buildings in the neighborhood, several museums and generally lots of interesting architecture as well as some quaint shops, cafes and restaurants.

 

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