This tour starts in the very heart of Paris, where the city first began over 2,300 years ago, and takes you through our most breathtaking sights. Along the way you will see views of the jaw-dropping Eiffel Tower, learn about the dramatic history of the Louvre museum, and stroll through Paris’ beautiful parks and squares like a true local.
This is the perfect way to begin your trip to Paris – we’ll take you through the sightseeing heart of the city, point out the best places to visit, and help you familiarise yourself with all the most famous landmarks.
Take time to stroll across the delicate bridges and along the stunning boulevards of Paris, soaking up the atmosphere and admiring the iconic architecture. Learn little-known facts about the most visited city in the world, and let our guide help you to make the most of your time here.
We’ll take time to have a relaxing coffee in one of Paris’ most charming squares, and pause in the former royal gardens to enjoy the atmosphere. There will also be plenty of opportunities along the way to capture all the must-have Paris shots!
As well as introducing you to some of our city’s iconic sights, we’ll tell you all about the hidden stories behind the famous spots! Hear about the brave and charming monarch who built Paris’ oldest bridge, the secrets of the Louvre museum, and the favourite haunts of the city’s most famous former residents.
The highlights of this tour include:
• Learning about the history and architecture of the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral;
• Browsing through one of Paris’ most charming street markets;
• Pausing for coffee and enjoying the view in a secluded city square;
• Seeing the prison that held France’s most notorious criminals and learning about their daring misdeeds;
• Admiring the most famous piece of Chinese architecture in Paris;
• People-watching on the world’s most stylish street, the Champs-Elysées.
Native European Mandarin-speaking guide throughout
Coffee and crepe in a traditional Parisian cafe
Transport to/from the tour start/end point
Max 15 customers per guide
Our half-day walking tours are approximately 3 hours long
This tour starts from the Notre Dame area
This is a walking tour so we recommend you wear a pair of comfortable shoes you are happy walking in for a prolonged period of time
More general details about our tours can be found here.
If travelling from London, tickets can be booked in advance online here. Buying tickets in advance online may help you to save money, but please note some of these tickets are less flexible and require you to travel at specific times. We also provide a train ticket booking service, which saves you the hassle and helps you to book the tickets right for you. Simply mention that you would like train tickets arranged when submitting the form below.
Depart from London St Pancras International Station
Arrive at Paris Gare Du Nord
Length of journey: 2.5hr
Approx cost of return ticket: £100
Approx cost of one way ticket: £100