As Audrey Hepburn once mused, a visit to Paris is always a good idea. The City of Lights certainly has a lot to offer nearly any type of tourist, from families and couples to independent travelers on a self-guided jaunt. Things to do in Paris, France, range from taste testing every baguette sandwich along the Champs -Élysées to eating up the artistic experience offered by the Musée d’Orsay. When you’re not sure where to start when it comes to tackling this French metropolis, Paris tours are a good place to start. Embarking on a single tour will serve up a stop at many local landmarks and Parisian points of interest.…
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Cross the southern districts of Paris and leave the city via the Aquitaine motorway. Take a guided visit of the Chateau d'Amboise overlooking the Loire river and learn about the history of the region.
Have lunch on your own before a guided visit of the gardens of Villandry and Clos-Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's last dwelling. End your day with dinner and overnight accommodation at the Hotel Mercure Tours Nord in Tours.
On your second day, discover Chenonceau and its enchanting castle. Built on the foundations of an old mill and extended to span the river Cher, Chenonceau castle is one of the most visited in France.
Follow your guide to Chateau de Cheverny to explore a rich collection of paintings, arms, and trophies. Then enjoy a traditional French lunch at the Hotel Saint-Hubert. End your tour visiting Chateau de Chambord, the largest castle in the Loire Valley and one of the grandest examples of French Renaissance architecture. Read More close
Begin your tour with a scenic drive, crossing the western districts of Paris, to Mont Saint-Michel. Along the way, make a stop for lunch at Le Relais Saint-Michel, a restaurant with panoramic views of the rocky island.
Upon arrival, ascend to the hilltop abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel and take a guided tour of the Gothic structure. Continue through Romanesque areas of the islet and see other imposing fortifications and notable structures as you learn about their history. Afterwards depart for the city of Angers, where dinner and overnight accommodations await.
On your second day, enjoy breakfast and prepare to explore the chateaux of the Loire Valley. Your first stop is at Chateau d'Angers, a 13th-century gem overlooking the river Maine and home to the Apocalypse Tapestry. Next, let your guide take you around the medieval grounds of Chateau de Langeais as you hear stories of the castle’s history.
Enjoy free time for lunch in the town of Amboise before visiting Chateau de Chenonceau, which spans across the River Cher, offering spectacular photo opportunities. Your tour is complete with a stop at Chateau de Chambord, renowned for its French Renaissance architecture and medieval forms. Read More close
Enjoy a scenic drive through Normandy and reach Rouen. See the old square where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy and learn about the turbulent history of this ancient medieval town.
After a lunch on your own in Honfleur, continue to the beaches of Normandy and pass by the D-Day landing site of Omaha Beach. Visit the Normandy American Cemetery and then end your day with dinner and overnight accommodation in Caen.
On your second day, leave Caen and head to Saint-Malo, a walled port city in the Brittany region. Follow your guide through bustling cobblestone streets. Pass by the cathedral and walk along the ramparts for stunning views of the old town and the beautiful bay.
After lunch on your own, depart for Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guided tour takes you to the enchanting Benedictine Abbey, a grandiose ensemble of clerical buildings, including the cloister, the refectory, and the church. Spend some free time here before making your way back to Paris.
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Day 1 – Mont St. Michel
Ride north and west from Paris on the scenic drive to Mont Saint-Michel. Along the way, stop for lunch at a restaurant with views over the monument, which sits surrounded by shallow waters at high tide. Enjoy a guided tour of Mont St. Michel and visit the Gothic abbey located at its peak before departing for Angers, where you enjoy dinner before settling into your hotel.
Day 2 – Castles of Langeais, Clos Luce & Villandry
Start with breakfast before hitting the road for the Loire Valley. Your first stop is at the medieval Chateau de Langeais, followed by free time in Amboise to find a café or restaurant for lunch at your leisure. Meet back up with your guide and continue on to Clos Luce, the serene former home of Leonardo da Vinci from 1516 until his death in 1519.
Your last stop is the Chateau de Villandry, whose gardens are considered among the finest in the valley. Spend your evening in the historic city of Tours, enjoying dinner at a typical restaurant before retiring to your hotel.
Day 3 – Castles of Chenonceau, Cheverny & Chambord
Your final day is spent at perhaps the 3 most famous castles, the Renaissance-style Chateau de Chenonceau, the dazzling Chateau de Cheverny, and, after lunch, the largest and most recognizable in France—the expansive Chateau de Chambord.
Depart the Loire Valley in the late afternoon to arrive back in Paris in the early evening. Read More close
Day 1 – Rouen & the Landing Beaches of Normandy
Heading west from Paris, reach the historic town of Rouen and explore the American Landing Beaches of Omaha, and the poignant Cemetary of Saint Laurent. Spend the evening with dinner and overnight accommodation in Caen.
Day 2 – St. Malo & Mont St. Michel
The next day, make your way into the region of Brittany and the walled port town of St. Malo. Enjoy some free time to discover the history and serene beaches before departing for Mont St. Michel. Spend the afternoon at the world-famous Mont St. Michel, with a guided tour of its hilltop abbey. Your hotel for the evening is located in the town of Angers.
Day 3 – Chateaux of Langeais, Chenonceau & Chambord
Your final day is spent in the countryside at 3 of the most famous of the Loire Valley chateaux. Marvel at the striking beauty of the white-stone Chateau de Chenonceau, and enjoy strolling through the manicured gardens of the Chateau de Langeais. End your day at the icon of the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord, with its palatial Renaissance symmetry and unforgettable façade. Read More close
Day 1: Rouen & the Landing Beaches of Normandy
Drive west to see the Norman town of Rouen and visit the site of the United States Army's landing at Omaha Beach, as well as the nearby American Cemetery for soldiers who lost their lives in the fighting. Your overnight accommodation is in the center of Caen.
Day 2: Saint-Malo & Mont St. Michel
Cross into Brittany and visit the town of Saint-Malo. Discover the port and walk the quaint streets before you head to Mont Saint-Michel. As you explore the iconic island village, your guide explains the history and culture of the community and hilltop abbey. Your hotel for the evening is in Angers.
Day 3 – Chateaux of Langeais, Clos Luce & Villandry
Your first stops in the Loire Valley are at the medieval chateaus of Langeais and Clos Luce, a former residence of Leonardo da Vinci. Stop at the chateau of Villandry, home to gardens that many consider the finest in the valley, and enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation in the city of Tours.
Day 4 – Chateaux of Chenonceau, Cheverny & Chambord
Spend the last day of your tour exploring the 3 of the valley's most well-known chateaus. Start at the Renaissance-style Chateau de Chenonceau before moving on to the serene Chateau de Cheverny and the resplendent Chateau de Chambord, one of the largest and most recognizable chateaus in France. Read More close
Hop aboard the TGV train at Paris's Gare de Lyon station and settle into your seat for a speedy journey, covering over 440 miles (700 km) of picturesque French countryside in less than 3 hours. Arriving in Avignon, head to the Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) for an informative audio-guided tour. The palace is one of the world's most important Gothic buildings; it once rivaled the Vatican as the center of Western Christianity. Stay in Avignon to explore the beautiful city, perhaps taking the opportunity to have lunch in one of the many cafés.
Head to Les Baux de Provence, a tiny medieval village perched high on a mountain spur. The stunning medieval houses date back to the 16th century, and the panoramic views over the Provence countryside are breathtaking. Enjoy free time to wander through the quaint streets and peruse local boutiques selling Provençal lavender, perfume, and fabrics of the region.
Your final stop before heading back to Avignon to catch your train is the world-famous Pont du Gard bridge. This UNESCO-listed aqueduct with 3 tiers of arches has remained remarkably intact since its construction by the Romans around 2,000 years ago. Read More close
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Meet fellow socialites and your local party-loving guide and uncover the dazzling hotspots of this charming and lively neighborhood. Bastille is a historical district renowned for its captivating social life. By day you can see its centuries-old buildings, stroll through its winding pathways, and pass by ethnic eateries and modern squares. By evening, see the streets come to life as you discover an array of stylish clubs and budget bars.
Visit Le Baron Rouge, where you can try a delicious but not expensive glass of wine. Stop at L'Entre Potes to sample its affordable brews and whiskeys. For those who fancy a more cosmopolitan setting, your guide shows you the top fashionista shops. Then try a typical French wine bar like Sanz or Chez Janou, which serve natural wine, delicious cheese, and charcuterie. For amazing cocktails at a more off-the-beaten-path venue, visit the hidden bar Rue Sedaine.
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Go where tourists are usually banned as you step behind the counter and into the production room of a typical city center bakery. Your experienced baker shows you how the delectable breads, cakes, and pastries are made from scratch from dough to shelf. They also share secrets about the classic recipes and bread-making tips for you to take home.
The small, independent bakery is carefully selected to provide an authentic insight into the skills used to create the baked goods, where everything is made by hand. As a perfect ending to your experience, you can take away a freshly baked French baguette and a delightfully crusty croissant. Children receive a delicious complimentary pain au chocolat. Read More close
As you meet your guide and stroll from the metro station, learn about the district's history. A former working-class neighborhood, Belleville now has a burgeoning community of local artists who add a richness and vibrancy to the culture.
Visit one the best vantage points of the area at the Parc de Belleville, where you can enjoy some of the finest views of the city. While Montmartre often grabs the headlines in this department, it also gets the crowds; in Belleville, you can admire the landscape in peace.
Continue out of the park and into Les Ateliers d'Artistes de Belleville, a collection of exhibition spaces and studios aimed at promoting local talent in the art world. Here, you have the chance to stroll around and browse the constantly evolving collection of pieces on display.
Once you've worked up an appetite, proceed to a hidden gem of a restaurant, Lao Siam. Here, an exotic assortment of aromatic spices, fresh herbs, and a kick of chili all helps bring your meal to life. Read More close
Join your guide on Sainte-Genevieve Hill. A hip hotspot among university students offering incredible views of the looming Pantheon, this meet-up point kicks off your Parisian immersion. Meander down cobbled, café-lined streets to Luxembourg Gardens, and wander through the immaculately landscaped grounds, a peaceful respite from the bustling urban scene.
Proceed to Saint-Germain, the turn-of-the-century haven that appealed to expat writers like Hemingway and Stein. Despite the neighborhood’s current upscale ambiance, it retains an artsy, bohemian undercurrent that continues to beckon locals and visitors alike.
Next, trace the medieval banks of the Seine River, and grab a seat in an artisan wine shop. Taste a tantalizing array of creamy French cheeses and fine cured meats before heading to the oldest square in Paris. Here, try your hand at a game of petanque, complimented – of course – with a glass of French wine.
In St. Michel, pop into Paris’ first English bookstore, a landmark shop whose nooks and crannies are jam-packed with contemporary and classic titles, and then wrap up your tour at the foot of the Gothic towers of the Notre Dame cathedral.
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Leaving Paris behind for the day, head through northern France, and cross the border into Belgium. First enjoy a guided walk through the historic center, passing highlights including the Gothic City Hall, the ornate Renaissance architecture of the Place du Bourg, and the 12th-century Basilica of the Holy Blood.
Once you've oriented yourself to the city, enjoy plenty of free time for lunch; perhaps this is a good opportunity to sample the local specialty, moules-frites (mussels and French fries), or sample the extensive selection of Belgian beers.
In the afternoon, take the opportunity to peruse the boutiques that make up the medieval city center. For the sweet-toothed visitors, it's hard to resist sampling the world-famous Belgian chocolate before boarding your comfortable coach back to Paris. Read More close
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Your tour begins with a picturesque drive across the western districts of Paris to Loire Valley, also known as the Cradle of the French language. Enjoy views of the charming countryside as you reach your first stop.
Built in 1513 by Catherine Briçonnet and later embellished by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de' Medici, the Chateau de Chenonceau contains exquisite interiors and has idyllic gardens that look over River Cher. Stop for lunch or explore at your leisure.
Continue to Chateau de Cheverny, thought to be the most handsomely furnished castle of the Loire. Also known as the Chateau des Dames, the castle is still privately owned by descendants of the original family and is decorated by original 17th-century furnishings. Follow your guide through the opulent grounds as you admire the grand décor.
Complete your tour with a stop at Chateau de Chambord, the largest chateau in the Loire Valley, renowned for its majestic architecture and medieval forms. Behold grand examples of Renaissance splendor and stroll through the serene gardens as your guide narrates the history of the castle. Read More close
Cross the eastern districts of Paris and settle in for the scenic journey to the city of Reims. Explore the magnificent Gothic Reims Cathedral, where coronations of French monarchs once took place. Discover the rest of this picturesque city as you stroll through its center, classically French with its fine selection of boutiques, cafés, and bistros.
Continue on to the Mumm Champagne cellars for an unforgettable tasting of the traditional Cordon Rouge (red-ribbon label). Venture on to Épernay for a champagne tasting at the Moët et Chandon cellars. Learn how this well-known brand makes, bottles, and distributes its exclusive stock before returning to Paris full of champagne, wine, and memories. Read More close
Set sail from the foot of the Eiffel Tower and find yourself a nice spot to settle down on the exclusive private deck, separate from the other cruisers. Take in breathtaking views of Paris' most iconic monuments, including the golden-dome of Les Invalides, the impressive Musée d'Orsay, and the stunning Gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral.
During the cruise, taste 3 different champagnes. The selections vary by season, but usually include 1 brut, 1 demi-sec, and 1 rosé. Your professional, English-speaking sommelier is on hand to pour generous glasses and to comment on their characteristics, as well as provide truly entertaining answers to all of your questions about the champagnes or about Paris in general. Read More close
Your relaxing journey to Chantilly takes around an hour from central Paris through the suburbs and into the verdant Picardy countryside. Spend your morning on an independent visit to the fascinating Living Museum of the Horse, housed within the Great Stables (Grandes Écuries).
Gaze out over the extensive Chantilly Racecourse and learn about how, according to legend, Louis Henri, Prince of Condé asked his architect to build the magnificent stables in 1719 because he believed that he would be reincarnated as a horse after his death. Watch in awe at the live dressage demonstration and see the graceful horses in their daily haute école training, the highest level of equestrian training in France.
After some free time to grab some lunch, your afternoon is spent discovering the chateau and its beautifully manicured gardens. Take an audio-guided tour of the grand rooms of the castle, which contain the Musée Condé, one of France's largest and finest collections of paintings, including works of art by Botticelli, Van Dyck, and Raphael, to name but a few. Read More close
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Shopping is pure pleasure at La Vallée Village, where sophisticated boutiques, spacious boulevards, attentive service, and a friendly, unhurried atmosphere combine to offer a truly unique retail experience. There's so much to enjoy here; whether it's browsing prestigious boutiques at leisure for great-value buys or sampling fine food and drink in the village's cafés and restaurants.
Stroll the boulevards hunting for the best bargains, with more than 110 national and international luxury fashion and lifestyle boutiques, such as Armani, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Maje, Tommy Hilfiger, Paul Smith, Furla, and L. K. Bennett. These world-leading brands offer their authentic collections with savings of up to 60 percent off the recommended retail price, all year round. Plus, if you are a non-European Union citizen, shopping is tax free.
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Join your expert guide near the iconic Place de la Concorde and walk past the Tuileries Garden as you make your way to your first chocolate boutique. Get ready to sample some seriously good chocolate in the 5 premises you visit. As you wander among each of the 5, dip in and out of the glamorous fashion district and listen to your guide as you hear history and anecdotes on your walk.
Learn how chocolate is created from the cocoa bean to the finished product and be introduced to 5 very different ways of presenting the best chocolate money can buy. Each chocolatier has their own creative style and signature. Visit the traditional and the classical, the innovator and trendsetter, the old-fashioned artisan and the designer who sees making chocolate as an art. Begin to recognize what makes each chocolate so special and soon become a chocolate connoisseur. Read More close
Join your local guide and hit the streets to explore the vast network of safe cycle lanes that are allocated every Sunday for Parisians to enjoy. Starting at the grand Place de la Bastille, cruise toward impressive monuments as you skate past bridges toward the magnificent buildings at Les Invalides. Stop to catch your breath at the Pont Royal and capture some pictures from this vantage point.
After a short break, head to the imposing Opéra before getting even closer to the locals as you zoom along the charming Le Marais area. Your coach and guide gives you informative commentary of the sights you are passing by and shares insider tips about the best places to eat, shop, and mingle with locals. Read More close
Embark on your cruise along the Seine river and prepare yourself to take in the coastal cityscapes of the French capital. Sit back and relax as you glide under romantic bridges and marvel at world-famous landmarks, Baroque-style churches, and French Renaissance architectural structures along Paris’ horizon.
Hop onboard your luxury air-conditioned coach and drive through Paris’ central avenues and squares. See iconic monuments, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and the Notre-Dame Cathedral—admire them all as you absorb the city’s illuminated skyline. See the French capital come to life at night as you drive past charming Vendome Square and Concorde Square.
When you arrive at the impressive Champs-Élysées, enjoy a 3-course dinner at the Chez Clement. Indulge in fine French cuisine, desserts, and wine at one of the best tables of the restaurant. Read More close
Aboard your luxury air-conditioned coach, set off through Paris’ central avenues. Pass by main monuments as the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame cathedral, and the world-famous Eiffel Tower, and be awed by the city’s illuminated skyline. See the French capital come to life at night, as you drive past charming Vendome Square, Concorde Square, and the impressive Champs-Elysées.
Sit back and relax as you cruise along the Seine River and take in the coastal cityscapes. Float under bridges and glide by world-famous landmarks, including Baroque- style churches and old structures—an ideal opportunity for you to snap some memorable pictures of Paris’ horizon. Read More close
Start with a guided visit of the Musée d'Orsay, which houses the world’s largest collection of Impressionist paintings. Skip the line at this luminous converted train station and learn how forward-thinking artists like Van Gogh and Monet changed the traditional world of European art and paved the way for future artistic movements.
After touring the museum, enjoy a midday break to grab lunch in a nearby café or window shop in Saint-Germain-des-Prés before making your way to the Ile de la Cité—the historic heart of the city—for the second half of your tour.
Walk along the Seine, stroll through the colorful flower market, and admire the medieval clockat the Conciergerie—this imposing structure was once used as a prison, and contains the cell where Marie Antoinette spent her final days.
Cross the cobbled plaza to stand before the breathtaking mass of Notre Dame. This masterpiece of Gothic architecture took almost 200 years to build. Hear about the church's construction and the symbolic details on the gargoyle-adorned façade, gaze up at the 13th-century stained glass windows, and skip the line to climb up the towers and look out over the city from Quasimodo's point of view. Read More close
Start your day in the heart of Paris where the city was founded, the Ile de la Cité, with a short walking tour of this beautiful island. Explore the flower market, stroll along the Seine River, and admire the Conciergerie—a prison and the last home of Marie Antoinette.
Admire the exterior of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, and learn about the secrets that lie behind its magnificent facade before skipping the line to ascend its towers for some of the best views over Paris.
After a break, your expert guide leads you past the long lines of the Louvre Museum and straight to the best masterpieces. Hear stories about the artists and their lives. Marvel at the beauty of the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Michelangelo’s Slaves, and of course the Mona Lisa—probably the most famous painting in the world. Read More close
Meet your Parisian instructor, a French food enthusiast, then head to a local farmer’s market. A wide array of fresh produce stalls provide you with plenty of choices. Pick up the ingredients for your meal before reaching the private apartment of your instructor host.
Next, create authentic French cuisine. With the guidance of your instructor, transform your market selections into superb dishes and receive tips on how to best choose wines to accompany your meal. Hear about the origin of traditional French dishes as you cook together, then dine on your prepared lunch in a friendly and convivial atmosphere.
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Le Crazy Horse has been celebrating the beauty of the eternal woman under an enticing, exotic spotlight since its first curtain rose in 1951. This performance of Désirs delivers a spellbinding evening that’s equal parts seduction and enchantment, movement and music.
Sit back in Alain Bernardin's historic theater and revel in 14 alluring and suggestive acts directed by the famed Philippe Decouflé that undress – quite literally – the notion of Parisian chic through the exquisite female form.
As the sultry silhouettes of 21 classically trained dancers strut across the stage, lose yourself in their signature bob wigs, ruby-red lips, and sky-high heels designed by the Parisian king of fancy footwear himself, Christian Louboutin.
Combing sensuous jazz, sizzling modern tunes, and entrancing female vocals, the soundtrack to Désirs serves to propel all burlesque action along, while shifting colors and textured lighting accentuate the stunning onstage talent. Read More close
The walls of this magnificent Art Deco restaurant are lined with dozens of pictures, drawings, and sketches. According to legend, some of these works of art were given as payment from artists such as Picasso and Matisse. Marvel at the extraordinary pieces located in the dining room while tasting delicious dishes.
See the sample menu below (subject to change):
- Rillettes of fresh and smoked salmon
- 6 belondine oysters
- Crispy endive salad, served with croutons and diced bacon
- Fresh seafood platter
- Rump steak, served with pepper sauce and flambéed with Armagnac
- Fried duck breast, served with thyme-flavored gravy
- A selection of cheeses
- Rich chocolate fondant cake, served with coffee custard
- Crème brulée, served with bourbon vanilla
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Skip past the long lines outside with your priority-access ticket and enjoy a special dinner in the heart of the Eiffel Tower. Marvel at the Seine river and the Trocadéro from the large windows of the restaurant, and admire the lights of the city at night.
This elegant restaurant takes its inspiration from the ingredients and dishes of the finest French culinary tradition. Taste fresh fish, tender meats, and succulent sauces while sipping a glass of exquisite champagne. Every dish here is prepared with local and seasonal products, as well as a touch of originality. Read More close
Built for the World Exhibition in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is an iconic landmark and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Take some pictures of the tower before ascending to the first floor and enjoying a tasty dinner at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant. As you savor the mouthwatering dishes, gaze through the large windows at the incredible view of the city at night.
Complete your special night out with a Seine river cruise. Sit back and soak up Paris's most famous sites, including The Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. A recorded audio commentary in 14 languages highlights points of interest along the route, giving you insight into the city's history and culture. Read More close
As you taste mouthwatering dishes of the finest French cuisine, an orchestra selected by the cruise's Artistic Director, with a delightful repertoire of French and international classics, serves as the soundtrack to your meal. A refined menu is prepared by the chef on board, while the professional waiters attend to your every need.
See the sample menu below (subject to change):
- Fresh cup of broccoli, scallops
- Foie gras of duck confit, mirabelle plum chutney
- Velouté of shellfish, crayfish, infusion of porcini and morel mushrooms
- Blue lobster, vegetables "à la nage," Chardonnay sauce
- Fillet of sea bass, moist violet artichoke, lemon shellfish sauce
- Breast of chicken, vegetables in broth, Albufera sauce
- Fillet of beef tournedos "Rossini," porcini mushrooms, and Périgueux sauce
- Leg of lamb, Matignon of vegetables and fruit, poivrade sauce
- A selection of cheeses
- Chocolate dessert
- Sugar pie, pears, dulce de leche ice cream
- Mont-blanc with chestnut cream and blueberries
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Depart Paris in the morning from 1 of the 4 convenient stops located in the heart of the city and spend the day surrounded by the magic of Disney® before conveniently returning to Paris in the evening. A ticket on the Disneyland® Paris Express also includes admission to the Disney® Park(s).
With your ticket already in hand, you can skip past the long ticket lines and enter through the turnstiles to start soaking up that Disneyland® magic as soon as you arrive at the park. After a full day enjoying the thrills, sit back and relax as you take the comfortable journey back to the city center. Read More close
The RER is Paris's efficient and convenient network of express trains that stop at major stations in the city and the suburbs. Disneyland® is located at the end of the line A and only takes around 40 minutes from central Paris. You can just sit back and relax as you gaze at the beautiful skyline whizzing by.
As you have already collected your ticket in advance, you can skip past the long ticket lines and enter through the turnstiles to start soaking up that Disneyland® magic as soon as you step off the train. Avoid the rush hour traffic on the way in and out of the park and be a savvy traveler by using this convenient approach to enjoying the Disney® experience. Read More close
Meet Mickey and his beloved friends as you throw yourself into their magical fairy-tale world. Marvel at the daily star-studded parades of Disney characters, feel the excitement of the stunning shows, and enjoy rides that suit every member of the family.
Enchanting Disney classics are brought to life in the Disneyland® Park. 5 incredible lands are waiting to be discovered, from the swashbuckling thrills of Adventureland® to the Wild West showdowns of Frontierland®.
The Park is home to world-famous attractions, like the exhilarating rides, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, as well as slower-paced Pirates of the Caribbean and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.
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Explore the exciting world of the silver screen at Walt Disney Studios®. Discover 5 themed lands, from Toon Studio to the Production Courtyard, as well as a behind-the-scenes look into blockbusters in the Backlot.
Feel the power of the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith before plunging 13 stories at the thrilling The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™. Give your knuckles a rest as you encounter the Studio Tram Tour®, and be amazed by the Disney Junior Live on Stage. Read More close
As the sun sets and darkness approaches, meet your guide for an engaging, yet chilling, tour of the city center. Head down cobblestone streets and winding back alleys as your guide reveals Paris' macabre secrets that it might prefer to keep hidden, such as where Dracula and his disciples have practiced their dismal deeds for hundreds of years. With stories of early ritual worship, the horrifying effects of the plague, and the bloodthirsty details of the French Revolution—all eras of local history are explored.
In the catacombs, your hair stands on end as you hear ghoulish tales of mythical and real vampires and lost spirits. At the Eiffel Tower, hear the tragic story of the famous structure's ghost before moving onto places haunted by the spirits of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. This clever and inventive look at Parisian history leaves you chilled to the bone with its gruesome accounts of yesteryear. Read More close
Board the La Marina at the dock next to the Orsay Museum and take your seat in the airy dining room of the boat. As the vessel is encased in glass, you are sure to have the best outlook over the city glittering in the night sky. Enjoy a delicious choice of main course and an array of innovative tasting dishes as starters and desserts, giving you the opportunity to try a plethora of tasty French options. This is all served with a glass of wine per person or a soft drink.
Sample menu includes:
-\tScallops with smoked sauce, leek fondue
-\tCountry-style confit, toasted fusette bread
-\tDuck foie gras, stewed toffee apple
-\tLightly creamed green asparagus coulis with chestnut flakes
Main Course (choice of):
-\tBraised chicken supreme, lentils with seasonal vegetables
-\tCod loin, soft risotto with peas, fennel emulsion
-\tPear and whipped cream verrine, salted butter caramel coulis
-\tFondant chocolate biscuit and vanilla cream
-\tSoft rice pudding, mango and pineapple tartare
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Begin your evening at 58 Tour Eiffel and be seated at a private table. Gaze out as night sets in and The City of Light comes to life. Digest your gourmet dinner on a tranquil cruise over the river Seine. Glide along, spotting famous landmarks such as the obelisk at Place de la Concorde and the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral illuminated against the night sky.
Complete your evening with the renowned lights, colors, and music of the Moulin Rouge. Marvel at the many performers of the Féerie cabaret show. Sip on a glass of champagne and watch, captivated by the modern cancan dance while the glitz and glamour of this iconic venue hypnotizes you. Read More close
As daylight fades, enjoy a short stroll from Trocadero Plaza, which offers one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower. Then, with Skip-the-Line access, ascend to the second level of this celebrated engineering feat to witness the lights of the Parisian cityscape come to life at night. As the sky darkens, listen to your guide tell stories of the tower’s troubled past, and hear how it went on to become the much-loved symbol of Paris.
With a bird’s-eye viewpoint, your guide helps you spot the city’s other famous illuminated monuments. At your leisure, venture to the top level of the tallest structure in all of Paris to marvel at The City of Lights. Read More close
Start your morning with a fascinating city tour and see historic sites such as the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Look for gargoyles and the famous rose window at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Journey past the Musée d'Orsay and the symbolic pyramid outside the Louvre.
A well-deserved break awaits you at the city's most famous monument. Skip the lines and take the elevator to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, where you can enjoy views of the Seine and the entire city as you dine on a delicious lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant.
Depart after lunch for a discovery tour of the magnificent 17th-century Palace of Versailles. Walk through the great apartments including the Queen's bedroom and enjoy an hour-long, audio-guided solo tour through the Hall of Mirrors and the Gallery of Battles before making your way to the intricately manicured gardens of Versailles.
Return to Paris for an early evening dinner cruise. Gaze at the illuminated landmarks and monuments while enjoying a choice of splendid dishes—the perfect way to top off a truly Parisian adventure. Read More close
The Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in all of Paris, sparkles with thousands of lights at night. Capture its magnificence on a short walking tour from Trocadero Plaza. Your guide ensures you’re in the right place at the right time for the best views of this world-famous icon.
Bypass the queue outside, and ascend to the 2nd floor of this much-adored feat of engineering to enjoy an unbeatable view of the Parisian cityscape lit up below. Spot the city’s other famous monuments from your bird’s-eye viewpoint with the help of your guide, and bring home memories and photographs you can cherish forever. Don’t just see the Eiffel Tower; experience it from top to bottom. Read More close
Start out from a central Paris location and hop aboard a comfortable coach to begin a sightseeing tour of the city’s highlights. You can sit back and relax as you cruise past sights like the Louvre Museum, the stunning Musee d’Orsay, and the Arc de Triomphe. The smart audio guide system answers the questions you may be wondering as you pass each point of interest.
The pinnacle of your tour comes next as you skip past the notoriously long lines to ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Stand in awe as you soak in the spectacular views over the entire city.
Spend as long as you like at the tower before jumping aboard a Seine River boat. Perhaps the best way to see the city, sail slowly past the wonderful landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, and relax as you listen to the informative audio guide. Read More close
After you've enjoyed your splendid gourmet dinner, there is no better way to unwind and relax than with a Seine River cruise. As you meander slowly along the peaceful Seine, look out for iconic monuments lit up against the night sky, including the Louvre Pyramid and the graceful façade of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Then trade the leisure of the river for the ultimate in Parisian glitz and glamour at the original home of the cabaret show—the Moulin Rouge. Sip on champagne in this iconic venue as your evening culminates in the opulent Féerie fantasy show. Marvel at the talent and beauty of more than 100 artistic performers, including the alluring Doriss Girls, the original Cancan dancers. Read More close
Meander through this labyrinth of stones, trees, and pathways as your guide points out the famous graves and hidden eccentricities that make this place unique. Oscar Wilde's tomb certainly stands out; it's covered entirely with bright red lipstick marks from visiting admirers.
Discover one of the most tragic love stories of all time—that of Heloise and Abelard, who are now buried side by side after long years of separation. As you pass Chopin's tomb, you can almost hear his most well-known piece, the "Funeral Dirge. "
Gertrude Stein, Balzac, Proust, and Delacroix, among others, wait in the hidden corners of the graveyard, and the many stories provided by your guide are sure to make Père Lachaise a memorable stop on your Paris visit. Read More close
Hop aboard the comfortable coach and journey south from Paris to the majestic Vaux-le-Vicomte castle. Built by Nicolas Fouquet, minister under Louis XIV, this chateau boasts elegant interiors and impressive decorations. It is said that this castle was the source of inspiration for the iconic Palace of Versailles. Wander through the castle and its beautifully landscaped gardens created by Le Notre.
Next, drive to the breathtaking Fontainebleau Castle, home to more than 1,500 rooms and surrounded by 321 acres of lush parks and gardens. This royal chateau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains beautiful decorations, stunning furniture, famous artworks. Read More close
Meet your small group of bakers-in-the-making and don an apron before listening to fascinating insights about the importance of this French staple from your experienced guide. Watch the professional mix and knead the dough before shaping and decorating it into the classic shapes. Then it’s your turn. Get messy as you have fun whipping up your own version of the traditional baguette and croissant.
All this hard work pays off as you pull the tray out of the oven and marvel at your own creations. To top it all off, when the class is finished, you can take away your 2 warm baguettes and 2 croissants to enjoy at your leisure. Read More close
Pull up a chair at the granite bar of an elegant and cozy tasting room in the first arrondissement. A pungent array of more than 25 different cheeses is at your fingertips, and a specialist is on hand to help you select 6 creamy wedges—from delicate chevres to flavorful aged raw milk cheeses.
You can nibble on a collection of cheeses from the same family to compare the differences from one region to the next, or try a range of mild and stronger cheeses to sample the whole gamut. Your cheese platter is accompanied by a fresh green salad to cleanse your palate between tastings as well as bread from the same bakery that provides baguettes to the French president.
If you’d like to dine in true French style, a sommelier can help you choose perfectly paired wines available by the glass, half-glass, or in tasting flights. Read More close
In the fashionable district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, discover the latest trends in French sweet treats created by exceptional confectioners, bakers, and chocolate makers. The boutiques you visit are widely celebrated in French gastronomical press, including the chocolatier voted "Best Chocolate Maker in France. " Marvel at impressive window displays that show off the incredible collections housed within.
Led by a local dessert connoisseur, enjoy tasting the specialties of the shops you visit, including 3 delicious pastries, 5 mouth-watering chocolates, and several types of just-baked bread. Learn how the specialties are created from scratch, and even pick up some tips on how to create your own back home. With a small group of no more than 8 people, you can interact easily with your expert guide and truly appreciate the art of French sweets and pastries. Read More close
Meet your guide near the Eiffel Tower and hit the pavement. Learn about the events of the 1789 Revolution—there were more than one as France transitioned from monarchy to empire to republic—as you approach the gilded dome of Les Invalides. Revolutionaries crossed the moat and stole weapons from this former ammunition depot to use in the infamous storming of the Bastille.
Follow in the footsteps of these anti-monarchy insurgents as you approach the site of the Bastille, a former prison that was sieged and destroyed during the attack. Today, the Bastille is a vibrant neighborhood centered on a circular plaza that’s home to the city’s modern opera house as well as the Colonne de Juillet. This monumental structure was built to commemorate another revolution, in 1830, and the 3-day period that marked the fall of King Charles X and the beginning of Louis-Philippe’s reign.
In the heart of Paris’ historic center, approach the Conciergerie. This castle-like edifice on the banks of the Seine contains held over 2,500 prisoners during the revolution. Even the ill-fated queen Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI spent their final days here before heading to the guillotine. Stand on the ground where this murderous device once stood in Place de la Concorde, and walk through the manicured gardens of the Tuileries Palace—which sit where the Louvre's royal throne room once stood—before your tour concludes. Read More close
Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a vino-loving novice, you’re sure to learn something new and have a great time doing it at these winetasting classes, with topics that cover everything from France’s world-famous Grands crus to little-known vintners and viticultural areas.
Learn about tasting techniques, wine-drinking etiquette, and France’s principal wine regions, asking questions of your expert guide, meeting new people, and discovering more about French culture as you chat and imbibe.
Choose from the following classes:
Introduction to French Wines
Your expert guide shares the basics of French wine and wine drinking in general, offering pours from 3 distinct bottles so you can make flavor notes and comparisons.
Tour de France of Wine
Learn about France’s winemaking regions, which grapes are grown in each, and how the climate and terroir (characteristics of the soil) influence their flavor profiles. Your guide also explains how to read a French wine label as you sip 6 great wines—including a champagne—and nibble on baked goods from a bread basket.
Expand your wine-drinking horizons as you sample lesser-known varietals from regions beyond the standard Burgundy and Bordeaux. Taste 6 wines from vintners who are doing things a little bit differently, and cleanse your palate between sips with a fresh-baked bread basket.
Indulge a little during your stay in Paris with a tasting of France’s most celebrated wines. Savor 6 generous pours from prestigious bottles, including a sparkling champagne and the legendary “liquid gold” of the Château d’Yquem. Perfectly paired nibbles include breads, cheese, charcuterie, and foie gras. Read More close
With your guide, head via train through the wheat and sunflower fields of Normandy to the small village of Vernon. Collect your bike here and stop at a traditional farmers' market for picnic supplies before enjoying a riverside lunch in a tranquil park.
After lunch, cruise along the flat bike path to Giverny. The village itself is picture-perfect, as is Monet's former home. Explore the remarkably well-kept house and the studio to see where his masterpieces were created before venturing into the oasis of the gardens.
Stroll past blooming flowers, lush green trees, and small lakes, as well as the symbolic Japanese Bridge made famous in many of Monet's paintings. Enjoy some free time here before a leisurely cycle along the Seine river back to Vernon to board the train to Paris. Read More close
Enjoy the 90-minute scenic drive out of Paris and step back in time to Monet’s world. Exploring his beautiful village, you get to see firsthand where the revered artist spent his time tending to his incredible gardens and how they inspired his paintings, leading to the creation of some of his most famous pieces.
At your leisure, wander through his tastefully restored home and workshop before strolling through the tranquil gardens to admire the famous pond and Japanese bridge. You easily see why these stunning gardens gave Monet the inspiration to create some of his most magnificent pieces, including the iconic Water Lilies. Read More close
Upon arrival at the restaurant and tasting room near the Louvre, you’re greeted with a glass of Grand cru champagne and led to a private dining room. Sip on this fine flute of bubbly, working up an appetite as an expert sommelier welcomes you and offers some insight into how champagne is made and what makes it special.
Over the course of the meal, 3 delicious dishes featuring fresh-from-the-market produce are served. The menu changes weekly based on seasonal ingredients, and each course is matched with a generous pour of a perfectly paired wine. As you dine, waiters are on hand to introduce each bottle and answer questions, and your sommelier explains each pairing, offering tips on deciding which wines go well with certain foods.
Pick up information on France’s main wine regions, the types of grapes grown there, and the styles of wines they produce. Learn some oenophile jargon, delve into the concept of terroir to study how climate and soil impact a wine’s characteristics, discuss the differences between Old World and New World wines, and discover what means what on a French wine label. Finish the evening with a digestif (after-dinner drink of fortified wine or liquor) before heading out into Paris’ lively and luminous nighttime streets. Read More close
Meet your guide and your small group of fellow food lovers in the medieval Latin Quarter, a neighborhood popular with locals, and famous for its huge variety of high-quality produce on offer. Walk like a true Parisian through a bustling local food market, a cheese dairy, and several bakeries and patisseries, stopping for tastings of authentic French gastronomical delights as you go. Each tour is different, but you may enjoy delicious wine, breads, pastries, and local delicacies such as foie gras.
Your expert guide gives you enlightening insights into the cooking and eating habits of French people, and tailors the tour according to the season and any special local events taking place. You can also discuss how the specialties are produced, and pick up tips on how to choose the best produce, as well as how to store and prepare it. Read More close
Founded in 1882, the Grevin Wax Museum is one of the oldest wax museums in Europe. Marvel at the breathtaking decor and opulent marble staircase of the Hall of Mirrors. Built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, the Hall of Mirrors offers a unique light and sound show, transporting you to a Hindu temple, an exotic jungle, and a beautiful palace from The Arabian Nights.
Explore the history section to see iconic figures from The Middle Ages through the 20th century, including Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, and Queen Elizabeth II, then experience the magic of being photographed in the company of Brad Pitt, Monica Bellucci, George Clooney, and Mika.
During the Discovery tour, learn more about the various phases and the different materials, wax, and oil paints used in the creation of fantastic waxworks. Read More close
Explore historic sights of the French capital aboard a comfortable coach. Pass by popular attractions, admire the city’s architecture, and view famous sights, including Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Learn about the history of each landmark as you pass, and hear interesting facts about the city via an audio guide available in 11 languages.
Your tour concludes with a visit to the Eiffel Tower—a global cultural icon of France and one of the most famous structures in the world. Skip the long queues and ascend to the second floor—378 feet (115 m) above the ground—where you can take in the magnificent view of central Paris and the surrounding areas. Read More close
Opened in 1991 in an enviable location in the heart of bustling Paris, this large venue reflects the effortless chic atmosphere of the city. Its walls are lined with fascinating memorabilia from rock legends, including Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Elton John, and Elvis Presley.
Sit back, relax, and choose your meal from the Gold Menu. Your Hard Rock dining experience includes an entree (salad), 1 main course (cheeseburger, veggie burger, chicken sandwich, chicken Caesar salad, barbecue chicken, or twisted mac), ice cream, and a beverage (soft drink, coffee, or tea). Read More close
Your journey begins pre-Haussmann at the Palais Royal—Paris’ first covered shopping arcade. Hear how these arcades multiplied across town and transformed everyday life. Despite their popularity, many would not survive Haussmann’s redesigning of Paris. Step onto the distinguished tree-lined boulevards, emblematic of Haussmann’s style and deeply rooted in the city’s 19th-century fashion. These were the places to be seen and were central to the social life of the emerging Bourgeoisie.
Come to one of the defining buildings of this era of architecture and design—the Opera Garnier. Stroll around the outside of the building, which offers plenty of talking points, and if the rehearsal schedule allows, step inside to appreciate the full glory of this majestic building. Read More close
Meet your pilot, strap into the seat of a 6-passenger Écureuil helicopter, and take off from Paris’ 15th arrondissement, watching the cobbled lanes and stone buildings shrink away beneath you. Soar over the region west of the city, passing the modern skyscrapers of La Défense, the racetrack at the Hippodrome de Longchamp, and the forests and lawns of the Bois de Boulogne.
As you approach Versailles, the shimmering gilded palace of Louis XIV—the Sun King—comes into view. Fly over the expansive building with its orderly manicured gardens, fountains, and canals, watching as visitors row boats across the water and roam past herds of sheep to the hamlet of ill-fated queen Marie Antoinette.
Your pilot touches down at the historic military school of Saint-Cyr, where you can stretch your legs, snap a photo in front of the helicopter, and chat about flying as well as the different sights along your route. Your return flight to Paris takes you past the black tower of Montparnasse, over the gentle curve of the Seine, and past the stately Trocadéro before you step back out onto solid ground. Read More close
Offering the freedom to take in the city at your own pace, this tour gives you an insight into Paris’ enchanting mix of elegant architecture, rich history, and charming avenues. Hop on and off as you wish to see landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, elegant Notre-Dame, and The Louvre.
Continue to the Champ de Mars Avenue and the world-famous Champs-Elysées and perhaps hop off to stroll along the stylish avenues. Alternatively, sit back and relax for the entire loop. Enjoy panoramic 360-degree views of the capital’s skyline. As the bus stops at each site, take the opportunity to admire the elegant architecture and snap some memorable photos.
Upgrade your ticket to include a scenic river cruise along the River Seine. Sail under delightful bridges and soak up the sights along the riverbanks as you listen to insightful commentary from your onboard guide.
Red Route Includes:
- Eiffel Tower
- Champ de Mars
- The Louvre
Blue Route Includes:
- Gare du Nord
- Musée Grévin
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A city of history, art, and culture, Paris is one of Europe's most visited capitals. Your hop-on hop-off bus tour ensures you don't miss its most popular landmarks. Admire the architectural magnificence of the city from the bus or disembark and spend your time visiting historic palaces, famous monuments, and iconic attractions.
Choose from 10 languages and learn about the city's history via your own set of complimentary headphones. Stops along the routes include the opera, The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Champs-Élysées, and Arc de Triomphe. Read More close
What better place to start your tour of Paris than in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower? Climb aboard your sophisticated, burgundy carriage and take to the city’s famous boulevards. As your grand shire horse effortlessly pulls you along, cast your sights all around, lest you miss a significant landmark.
Make your way across the ornate Alexandre III Bridge and see the River Seine flowing beneath. Between the striking Petit Palais and the imposing Grand Palais, continue on to the distinctive Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées. Travel along the glitzy and glamorous Avenue Montaigne, cross the historical Pont de l’Alma, and finish in the pristine Champs de Mars. Read More close
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Begin your fun-filled evening at the well-regarded restaurant, Heureux Comme Alexandre. Situated on the border of one of the city’s oldest and liveliest neighborhoods, Rue de Mouffetard, here you’ll feast on delicious signature dishes as well as their signature fondue.
After dinner, wander down Rue Saint-Jacques toward the River Seine and enter the distinguished Le Caveau de la Huchette for a live jam session. Soak up the atmosphere in the highly esteemed venue, a cave-like basement bar that has hosted such jazz greats as drummer Art Blakey, pianist Wild Bill Davis, and trombonist Gene "Mighty Flea" Conners.
The musicians play into the early hours of the morning, so tap your feet and dance to the music and continue to party for as long as you like. Read More close
Meet outside the imposing Panthéon, built in 1758 as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, with its façade modeled on its famous counterpart in Rome. Begin your walking tour along with your expert local guide, who provides informative anecdotes and reveals secrets of this historically significant district.
Marvel at one of the world's most famous cathedrals at Notre-Dame, and learn about how it has stood as a symbol of Paris for almost 900 years. Wander through the perfectly manicured grounds of the Luxembourg Gardens nestled alongside the Sorbonne University and the Boulevard St. Michel.
You can also take in the chic St. Germain Quarter and the famous "Bouquinistes," the green shed-like stands that line the banks of the Seine selling everything from antique books to posters and trinkets. Read More close
Begin your walking tour at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, where you can marvel at the elegance and architecture of one of the finest examples of Gothic style in Paris. Then head to the charming district of Le Marais. As you meander along winding streets lined with boutique stores and quaint coffee shops, absorb the romantic atmosphere of the French capitol.
Next, stop at the Musée Picasso—an art gallery dedicated to the work of the artist Pablo Picasso. Admire the collection of fine paintings and presentation of works before you explore the Le Marais quarter more. Stroll along the enchanting riverbanks of the Seine and enjoy a chance to stop for coffee or a refreshing glass of wine as you hear intriguing stories and tales from your local guide. Read More close
After a relaxing train ride from Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris, arrive at Blois, a town nestled on the banks of the Loire River. Start cycling along the gently undulating roads and gaze out over the breathtaking landscape of green fields dotted with rustic houses and churches.
Your first visit is to the Chateau de Blois, a Renaissance castle famed as the home of many French royals and the site where Joan of Arc was blessed before defeating the English in battle at Orleans. Explore the manicured gardens and the splendid castle interior on your own before cycling on towards the town's open-air market, where you can go shopping for picnic supplies.
Your next stop is known as the region's most impressive castle, the Chateau de Chambord. Its stunning, perfectly symmetrical Renaissance façade is rich in French history, primarily for being the location where the Louvre's priceless collection was stored for safekeeping during World War II.
Sit down for a picnic in the beautiful grounds before you continue your relaxing ride through the countryside before looping back to the station at Blois for your return to Paris by train. Read More close
Your first stop on the tour is Chateau de Chambord, which you may recognize as the inspiration behind the castle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The castle is enormous and breathtaking in its extravagance, with spectacular architecture, luxurious furnishings, and wild gardens with resident deer and boars.
The next stop is Chateau de Nitray, a family-run castle completely different in atmosphere. Here, sit down to a hearty lunch of authentic rural dishes and sip a crisp sauvignon blanc or savor a full-bodied cabernet rouge. Meander through the vineyards and learn about the tradition of wine growing in this region.
Finish your exploration of Loire Valley with a visit to the Chateau de Chenonceau (Ladies' Chateau). This elegant 16th-century castle is picture perfect, with its smooth, white façade and intricately painted wooden doors. Explore the beautiful interior with its original stone carvings, immense tapestries, and intimate chapel.
Stroll through the stunning gardens and soak up the serene atmosphere before your relaxing journey back to Paris. Read More close
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Travel to Gare du Nord in central Paris to board your Eurostar, where a representative waits for you with an informative welcome pack and guides you to the train. After a speedy journey under the English Channel, you're met at St. Pancras in central London by another representative, who directs you to the double-decker bus tour.
Soak up the sights and sounds of the capital city; venture from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, stopping at Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Next, enjoy a delightful river cruise along the Thames, ideal for snapping that iconic shot of Tower Bridge.
Spend the rest of the day on your own, delving deeper into the history and culture of this vibrant city. Perhaps visit Oxford Street for some world-class shopping or enjoy some traditional English fish and chips with authentic ale in one of the many pubs dotting the city. After taking time to wander around London, head back to St. Pancras for your return trip to Paris. Read More close
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Start your full-day adventure with a guided tour of the impressive Louvre Museum. Gaze at the serene Mona Lisa and learn about the history behind other masterpieces including the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus di Milo.
Hop aboard a speedy shuttle boat and ride along the beautiful Seine river straight to the dock outside the Eiffel Tower. Skip past the lines here with your prepaid ticket and head to the first tier of the tower to the chic 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the city as you indulge in a delicious lunch with drinks.
Complete your day with a tour of the Gothic work of art that is the Notre Dame Cathedral. Go beyond its imposing façade and explore its enormous vaulted ceiling and famous circular rose stained-glass window. Read More close
Skip past the notoriously long lines at the base of the tower with your priority-access ticket to the first floor, and take your seat in the elegantly designed restaurant. Marvel at the incredible views over the Seine River and the Trocadéro, as well as across the boulevards and picture-perfect buildings that make the skyline so enchanting.
Your lunch is served in a contemporary picnic style, with delicious dishes arriving at your table in quirky baskets. Enjoy 3 courses and a glass of wine or beer, or a soft drink if you prefer, plus a coffee at the end of your meal. Each dish at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant is prepared on site, using the best local and seasonal products, as well as a touch of Parisian originality. Read More close
Begin with an orientation tour of the city's splendid boulevards. Drive past the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde before taking in the glorious architecture of Hotel de Ville and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Next, hop aboard a River Seine boat and sit on the spacious deck to view the incredible city landmarks from the water. Meander peacefully past the pyramid of the Louvre Museum and the impressive façade of the Musee d’Orsay, a former grand railway station.
After all that sightseeing, take the weight off your feet at the chic 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant, situated on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Indulge in a tasty lunch and gaze through the large windows at the incredible cityscape. Read More close
Delight in a live repertoire of classic French and international songs and lap up panoramic views of Paris from your glass-encased boat. Let the singer enchant you with songs based on the city and its history as you taste delectable dishes. Your gourmet meal is prepared on board by a professional chef and is served by professional wait staff.
See the sample menu below (subject to change):
- Velouté of pumpkin, chestnuts, and pine nuts
- Duck terrine with foie gras, fig chutney
- Endive salad, walnuts, Comté, pears, and grapes
- Cassolette of escargots from Burgundy, "Meurette-style"
- Jumbo shrimp, spinach, crayfish sauce
- Paupiette of veal cooked in a casserole dish, stewed vegetables
- Duck breast in pepper sauce, puree of celery
- Braised pork spare rib, "gratin Dauphinois"
- Selection of cheeses
- Tarte des Demoiselles "Tatin," Isigny cream
- "Petit pot" of Bourbon-vanilla cream
- Praline Paris-Brest
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Boarding begins at the foot of the majestic façade of the Orsay Museum. Take your seat in the spacious dining area of the boat, specifically designed for lunch and dinner cruises with large, panoramic windows offering the best views of the city’s splendid skyline. Enjoy the tasty lunch options of a starter, main course, and dessert, served with a half-bottle of wine and coffee to finish.
Sample menu includes:
- Scallops with smoked sauce, leek fondue
- Country-style confit, toasted fusette bread
- Duck foie gras, stewed toffee apple
- Lightly creamed green asparagus coulis with chestnut flakes
- Braised chicken, lentils with seasonal vegetables
- Cod loin, risotto with peas, fennel emulsion
- Slab of beef with porcini mushroom sauce, crushed potatoes, oyster mushrooms
- Chocolate praline crunch, mandarin orange marmalade
- Pear and whipped cream verrine, salted butter caramel coulis
- Soft rice pudding, mango, and pineapple tartare
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Meet your small group of no more than 8 eager bakers at a private Parisian apartment in the city center and learn from an expert chef how to go about creating these little masterpieces. Although they look difficult with their delicate meringue shells, it’s incredible what you can produce with the help of a good instructor. Start by making the 2 meringue shells and sandwich them together with a sweet ganache filling to create the perfect macaron.
Your group chooses 2 flavors from a choice of chocolate, lemon, raspberry with tonka bean, coconut with chocolate, and coffee. All equipment and protective wear is provided, leaving you free to get creative and whip up some impressive multi-hued treats. And the cherry on top? You get to take your own creations to give away as souvenirs to envious friends and family. If you can’t resist and end up devouring them all yourself, you also leave with a copy of the recipe so you can make your own macarons at home whenever you want. Read More close
Meet your guide near the ultra-modern Centre Pompidou and make your way into the winding, narrow streets of the Marais. Historically the city’s Jewish quarter, this is one of the few pockets of Paris that retains its medieval architecture and atmosphere. Today, it’s also one of the trendiest districts in the City of Light, packed with up-and-coming designer boutiques, nightclubs, and some of France’s finest eateries.
Listen to your guide share little-known anecdotes and intriguing facts as you roam past historic sights and landmarks like the Place des Vosges, the Archives Nationales, and elegant homes—known as hôtels particuliers—that once belonged to the city’s noblest aristocrats. One of these palatial estates now houses Paris’ world-famous Musée Picasso, which reopened in 2014 after a 5-year renovation project.
Skip the lines and listen to a brief introduction to the collection from your guide, and then spend as much time as you’d like roaming the halls and admiring masterpieces by one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists. Picasso’s family donated more than 5,000 works to the museum—including Picasso’s own collection of pieces by artists like Degas and Matisse. This original endowment has grown over the years to include artwork from the Blue Period, Cubist works, and instantly recognizable paintings like Guernica. Read More close
A half-mile (0. 8 km) of water and dangerous moving sands separate Mont Saint-Michel from the coast, leaving it to stand majestically on its own rocky island. Feel the fresh ocean breeze on your skin as you take this perfect opportunity to capture some stunning photos.
Embark on a guided tour of the abbey to unearth its history as a major cultural and pilgrimage site during the Middle Ages. Visit the Gothic monastery before a delicious lunch at a restaurant facing the mount and sample the famous Mont Saint-Michel omelette.
Later, enjoy some free time to wander along the steep, narrow streets and climb to the top of the hill for incredible panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful bay before your relaxing drive back to Paris. Read More close
Your comfortable air-conditioned coach whisks you through scenic Normandy while you sit back and enjoy the views. Upon arrival at the UNESCO-listed site, your coach assistant hands out a useful information sheet about the sites you can visit before leaving you to explore at your own pace for more than 4 hours.
During that time, enjoy a stroll to the village and wander around the quaint medieval streets, stopping in the boutiques or cafés along the way. A place not to miss is the famous Benedictine abbey, where you can learn all about how this venue was a major cultural pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages.
Perhaps venture to the very peak of the mount to see the panoramic views of the bay and the Atlantic Ocean; from there, witness the tides that envelop the island each day before receding, allowing you to cross safely to dry land. Read More close
Charming Montmartre offers an idyllic mix of celebrated monuments, quiet cobbled side streets, centuries-old churches, and café-lined squares—all wonderful backdrops for you to strike a pose as your snap-happy professional photographer weaves their magic. Capture postcard-perfect shots in front of the towering white domes of Sacre Coeur—a must for your Paris album.
Your guide is not only a whiz with the camera. They’re also eager to describethe illustrious history of this famously bohemian area and share anecdotes about well-known residents, past and present. This easy-going walking tour is a fantastic way to introduce yourself to Montmartre or get to know it better if you've been before. After your tour, you’re sent edited digital copies of all the remarkable pictures from your day in Montmartre— the ideal memento from your time in Paris. Read More close
Meet your expert guide at the base of the Montmartre hill, and set off toward the imposing Sacre Coeur Basilica, standing proudly above the neighborhood. Focusing on the Impressionists who called this district home, learn about the day-to-day lives of the artists and how spending time here influenced their distinctive paintings. See the Montmartre windmill that inspired Renoir’s masterpiece, Bal du Moulin de la Galette, and the world-famous Moulin Rouge theater, which inspired Toulouse Lautrec’s unique style of posters.
Once you have taken your tour of the beautiful Montmartre streets, you are given a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the impressive Musée d’Orsay. Armed with your new-found knowledge, explore one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist art—all housed within a monumental former train station. Read More close
Your tour starts at the Moulin Rouge, one of the most famous cabaret shows in the world. Marvel at the iconic windmill outside the venue before making your way to Montmartre. A charming hill dominated by the Sacré Coeur Basilica, Montmartre has long been known as the haunt of artists in the city.
As you wander through the colored Place du Tertre, where today's artists set up their easels and sell their works, hear about the days when Montmartre was the hub of modern art. Legends of the 20th-century art scene, including Picasso and Monet, used to meet and work here.
The popular Sacré Coeur Basilica is your next stop. Built from 1876 to 1912, the white dome of this Roman Catholic church sits at the highest point of the city. Listen as your guide tells you about the basilica's turbulent history and admire its grandiose architecture. Take this opportunity to snap some pictures and admire the spectacular view of Paris from here.
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Dominating the Paris skyline, the Montparnasse Tower is ideally located near the popular St. Germain Boulevard and the Invalides. Take one of the fastest elevators in Europe and, in just 38 seconds, you reach the 56th floor where gigantic windows expose the intricate network of the city.
Explore special interactive exhibitions, take a quiz about the city and its landmarks, and stroll through extensive multimedia galleries. You may also settle down to watch a film about Paris and the legend of the Montparnasse Tower, or linger over a drink in the city's highest bar. Then venture up to the 59th floor, where you can view the panorama from the huge open-air terrace. Read More close
Get picked up at the door of your hotel and be whisked away in the comfort of a deluxe minivan to the famous Moulin Rouge, with its famous mill adorning the outside. Once inside, take your comfortable seats and start sipping your included half-bottle of champagne as you take in the opulent surroundings.
Then the show begins. A talented troupe of more than 100 artists perform the Moulin Rouge's newest show, Féerie. Enjoy this enchanting cabaret, featuring 1,000 extravagant costumes of feathers, jewels, and sequins. Marvel at performances by the most beautiful artists as they follow in the footsteps of such legends of the stage as Liza Minnelli, Elton John, and Edith Piaf. Read More close
Meet in central Paris before boarding a comfortable coach to Montmartre, situated on Paris's highest hill. This authentic village-within-the-city has managed to preserve its quirky originality, old houses, and narrow winding streets; it represents a bohemian lifestyle shared by its artists both past and present. Stroll toward the foot of Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart), the iconic basilica with incredible views across the entire city.
Your guide leads you to the Place du Tertre, the bustling central square, to dine at the restaurant La Crémaillère. Enjoy a 3-course dinner of delicious French dishes, with entertaining music provided by a pianist, as you relax in the 1900s-inspired décor—paintings from the Belle Époque adorn the walls. When your evening winds to a close, you are taken to within close proximity of your Paris hotel.
Goat cheese salad
French onion soup
Roasted duck with cheesy potatoes
Homemade pasta with smoked salmon
Beef bourguignon with sautéed potatoes
Pear and chocolate tart
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Drive from Paris through the scenic Normandy countryside and start your visit at the Mémorial de Caen for a relaxing lunch. Visit the Pointe du Hoc, site of the D-Day battle, before making your way to the poignant American Cemetery at Saint Laurent. During some free time here, go for a walk along Omaha Beach or explore the informative visitor’s center.
A drive along the coast takes you to Arromanches and the ruins of the artificial port, built by the Allies in less than 15 days. Finally, make a stop at the Canadian Memorial at Juno Beach. Throughout the day, your guide provides commentary at each site and explains how D-Day and the Battle of Normandy unfolded. Read More close
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Depart central Paris, bound for the shores of northern France. As you travel through the scenic hills and coastal farmland of Normandy, your expert English-speaking guide prepares you for each stop on the tour with insightful commentary about the significant events that took place here during World War II.
Visit the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker, and see 1 of the only 6 remaining B-26 bomber aircraft in the world. Stop by a traditional Norman orchard to taste cider and Calvados—a famous regional apple brandy. At a restaurant overlooking the port of Grandcamp Maisy, enjoy an authentic Norman-style lunch prepared with the fresh and local ingredients.
Travel to the cliff-top German defense post of Pointe du Hoc to see original German fortifications and bomb craters. Finally, spend a poignant moment reflecting at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer before exploring the informative Omaha Beach Visitor Center. Read More close
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Hop aboard a comfortable coach and drive past some world-famous attractions, including the Palais Garnier, home of the original Phantom of the Opera musical, and the awe-inspiring glass pyramid marking the entrance to the vast collection in the Louvre Museum. Continue on to the Bastille and hear the history of this district that saw the beginning of the French Revolution in 1787. Other highlights on the route include the upmarket St-Germain-des-Pres district and the beautifully manicured Luxembourg Gardens.
When weather permits, take a short river cruise to reach the central island, Ile de la Cité. Standing proudly in the center of the island is the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy a thorough guided tour of the exterior and interior of this breathtaking piece of architectural art and learn about its checkered history, from how it was damaged during the Revolution and rebuilt. Wander deep into the cathedral, uncovering statues, stained-glass masterpieces, and giant bells, while gaining a deeper understanding of how important the cathedral is to Parisian life. Read More close
Begin with a walking tour of the famous Ile de la Cité, where you hear exciting tales of revolutions that were fought on this very spot. Your guide regales you with stories of the tumultuous history of this island located right in the heart of Paris.
Next, step into the breathtaking main vestibule of the cathedral and immediately see why Victor Hugo chose this as the setting for his acclaimed novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The flying buttresses, menacing gargoyles, soaring spires, monumental organ, and imposing bell towers create an ambiance that is as immensely beautiful as it is ominous. Learn the history of this most incredible of cathedrals from its construction to the current day. Read More close
Enjoy a relaxing journey west from Paris and step back into the 18th century as you enter the Palace of Versailles. Explore room after room of this incredible structure, seeing the halls where Louis XIV entertained his companions and where Marie Antoinette supposedly made her famous cake comment. Masterpieces are found around every corner, including the unbelievably opulent Hall of Mirrors and the private apartments of both the king and queen.
Tour the palace with an expert guide who brings its history to life through explanations and anecdotes before venturing into the Versailles gardens to enjoy lunch at a restaurant next to the Grand Canal. After lunch, explore the Grand and Petit palaces of Trianon, built in a hamlet next to the main palace as a relaxing retreat for the busy royals. Read More close
Step back in time to the days of Louis XIV and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and former royal court and residence. Enjoy a comfortable and stress-free journey by air-conditioned coach from Paris to the Palace of Versailles and pick up your audio headset. Explore the magnificent 17th-century baroque architecture, taking in the King and Queen's bedrooms, the State Apartments, and the famous Hall of Mirrors.
Once you've explored the fascinating palace with your audio guide, have plenty of free time to take in the beautifully manicured gardens, considered works of art themselves. Then you can put your feet up and relax as you are transported back to central Paris in comfort. Read More close
The breathtaking architecture of the Palais Royal is impressive in itself, but venture beyond the popular gardens to discover the controversial art installation, the Buren Columns, located in the palace’s inner courtyard.
Next, stroll through the Passage Choiseul. Built in 1825 as a high-end shopping arcade, and renovated to its former glory in 2012, it is the longest covered passage in Paris, at over 625 feet (190 m) in length. Wander into the nearby Galerie Vivienne, another hidden passageway – this time more sumptuous in style, and where Jean Paul Gautier opened his first boutique, which still stands as the company's flagship store.
Reach the glorious façade of the Opera Garnier and marvel at the grand beauty of this Hausmannian masterpiece. Enjoy a guided tour of the opera house and soak up the historic atmosphere of the home of Phantom of the Opera.
To top off your experience, gaze at unforgettable panoramic views across the whole of Paris from the rooftop terrace of the famous department store, Galeries Lafayette. Read More close
As dusk approaches, Paris offers a delightful show of twinkling lights and sparkling attractions. Start at the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées, sit back, and take in the illuminated skyline as the sun sets and the City of Light glitters. Journey through the heart of Paris and admire the splendor of the capital—passing iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, and Arc de Triomphe.
Traverse through the charming Latin Quarter to the bustling Pigalle quarter, and gain insight into to the nighttime atmosphere that surrounds the great Moulin Rouge. With pre-recorded commentary available onboard, listen to stories of French history and heritage while you discover some of the best vantage points for snapping memorable photos of Paris. Read More close
Meet at a central location not far from one of the French capital’s most iconic structures—the Eiffel Tower. Settle into your comfortable seat and start your exploration of the city's highlights. Cruise down the ritzy and bustling Champs-Élysées, all the way from the majestic Arc de Triomphe to the elegant, riverside Place de la Concorde with its original Egyptian obelisk.
With a retractable glass roof, you're sure to get the best views of the city, rain or shine. Cruise past the imposing, rose-windowed facade of Notre Dame Cathedral and by the glass pyramid at the Louvre. Cross over the Seine to venture into the chic and glamorous neighborhood of St. -Germain-des-Prés. Listen as your guide offers insider insights, little-known anecdotes, and the fascinating history behind the attractions, bringing Paris' regal architecture and 19th-century urban charm to life. Read More close
While tourists may head to Eiffel's famed tower, his equally impressive Paradis Latin theater crafts a spotlight all its own. Take your seat and a sip Champagne; with the rise of the curtain, a stunning cast of exceptional talent whisks you away to a world of lights, camera, and French can-can.
Travel through a visual masterpiece equipped with 15 dazzling sets and costumes, twirling dancers, heart-stopping acrobats—even a juggling unicyclist. Come curtain fall, you and fellow audience members are encouraged to tap (and dance) to the musical rhythms of 17th-century Paris. Read More close
Step into the world of Astérix and his sidekick Obelix as you explore lands of the Romans, the Gauls, the Greeks, the Vikings, and the Egyptians. If you're a thrill seeker, you're spoiled for choices, with the incredible Tonnerre de Zeus, Europe’s second-longest wooden rollercoaster, and Goudurix, a steel multi-loop behemoth.
Once your knuckles have regained their color, enjoy some water-based rides, such as Romus et Rapidus and the Oxygenerium river rapids. Or witness a wealth of breathtaking stunts in a fiendish plot to steal the Mona Lisa at one of the daily shows; and don't forget Poseidon's Theater, featuring performances by dolphins and sea lions.
Destination Egypt is one of Parc Astérix's newest worlds, where you follow in the footsteps of Queen Cleopatra, Edifis the architect, and Iris the magician. Plunge into a world of adventure, bewitchment, and enchantment with Astérix, Obelix, the Eye of Horus, and papyrus. Read More close
Hop on your bicycle and begin your adventure near the Eiffel Tower. As you travel, you have plenty of stops to take photos and hear fascinating history and anecdotes from your enthusiastic guide. Marvel at stunning Paris landmarks, including The Louvre's iconic pyramid and the meandering Seine as you cycle at a gentle pace, suitable for a group.
Venture off the usual tourist trail and start exploring some of The City of Light's less-visited sites. See beautiful gardens, grand boulevards, squares, and parks. Listen as your guide explains the city's past and present, showing you the most interesting pockets, not accessible by tour buses or on foot. Read More close
Start your evening with a captivating tour of the Parisian city highlights by comfortable coach. Drive past twinkling bridges and sparkling monuments as you listen to the informative audio guide that gives you a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of what you see outside your window.
Then head to the Moulin Rouge, one of the City of Light's crowning jewels. Watch the latest revue, Féerie while sipping on fine champagne. Absorb the glitz and glamour of the legendary cabaret show, featuring over 100 artists and 1000 elaborate costumes.
Once you’ve been thoroughly entertained by Miss Doris and the Girls and their famous cancan dance, enjoy hassle-free transportation to your hotel. Read More close
Hop aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach and pass through Paris's most celebrated monuments, squares, and bridges. Listen to your personal audio-guided commentary, available in 11 languages, which points out the sights you are driving past to answer any questions you might have.
This tour is a great way to orient yourself for the rest of your sightseeing trip, or for those without much time to spend in the city. See everything you need want in a short period of time. Read More close
With 17 separate markets, this flea market is enormous. But with a local guide, you quickly learn your way around the huge choice of shops and soon discover how to locate the best merchandise. Peruse everything from beautiful antique furniture and opulent chandeliers to classic French jewelry and vintage designer clothes.
Chat with some of the resident market dealers and learn bargaining techniques the Parisian way. Explore secret places within the markets where locals come to do their shopping, hunt out bargains, and catch up with friends over a glass of wine at lunch. Read More close
Each Paris Museum Pass comes with a pocket-size list of attractions, including telephone numbers, addresses, and opening hours. Save time with priority admission and save money with unlimited access to all permanent collections at the main Parisian museums, including:
-\tThe National Picasso Museum
-\tPalace of Versailles
-\tArc de Triomphe
-\tThe Georges Pompidou Modern Art Museum
Go to each museum an unlimited number of times during the duration of your pass. You can even explore further afield, with access to the castles of Vincennes, Chantilly, and Fontainebleau included. Read More close
Start your tour with a safety orientation session to help you learn to use this easy-to-master machine. Then hop on board your 2-wheeled Segway and venture out into the streets of Paris. The city is flat with plenty of wide, straight boulevards, so it's the perfect place to pick up speed. Enjoy hearing facts and anecdotes about the history of the city from your enthusiastic guide.
You begin not far from the Eiffel Tower and zip along the open spaces until you reach this iconic landmark. Stop for some photos before heading along the quiet riverbanks and winding your way toward the Louvre, with a stop along the river for some more incredible photo opportunities. In 3 hours, you cover a lot of ground and see many famous streets and beautiful parks. Read More close
Valid throughout fare zones 1 to 3, where all central Paris monuments are located, the Paris Visite Pass enables you to travel around at your own pace. Reach The Louvre, one of the world's largest museums, or head to Notre Dame to see the renowned Gothic-style cathedral.
With a relaxing Seine river cruise with recorded audio guide, you can explore the city's major attractions and learn more about its history. You can also use RER trains within fare zones 1 and 3, as well as the funicular to the top of the Sacré Coeur. Read More close
The Citroën 2CV was the car to have in France during the 1940s and '50s, with its quirky, utilitarian design and unrivaled easy driving experience. What better way to feel like a true Parisian than by stepping back in time to cruise the streets in one of these entertaining little vehicles.
Breeze along the Champs-Élysées in your head-turning ride, and make stops at the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and the stunning Opera Garnier. Your private driver has an insider's knowledge of the city, and shares insights into the landmarks of the French capital as you tour. Your drive can be tailored to your interests if there's anything in particularly you would like to see to make your experience extra special. Read More close
At one stage in the 1940s and 50s, the Citroën 2CV was all the rage in Paris, with its quirky design and fun driving experience. Nowadays, our vehicles may have become more refined and luxurious, but nothing beats stepping back in time to feel the history and excitement of these eccentric little cars.
Your private driver shares city expertise, giving you fascinating insights into its culture and heritage as you travel past landmarks like the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre Museum, or the Place de la Concorde. With the option to personalize your tour to suit your desires, choose the attractions that you’d like to visit during your exciting adventure. Read More close
Your walking tour begins at the impressive Grand Palais, where you can marvel at its Beaux-Arts architecture and enormous glass roof. Head over to Pont Alexandre III, one of the most stunning and ornate bridges in the city, and take an engaging stroll along the famous Champs-Élysées. Your local guide lets you in on Parisian secrets as you walk past theatres, cafés, and luxury shops along the elegant boulevard.
At the Arc De Triomphe, the city's iconic monumental arch, skip the long lines and ascend to the top, where you can relish the incredible views of the city below. This distinctive vantage point offers far-reaching panoramas of La Défense, the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sacré Coeur. You're in the perfect setting to recall great moments in French history, as your guide provides an insightful narrative of the country's military past. Read More close
Begin your walking tour at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, where you meet your guide and fellow travelers. Admire the elegance of one of the finest examples of Gothic style before heading to the enchanting heart of the Marais. Meander through winding lanes lined with exquisite boutiques and quaint coffee shops as you hear intriguing stories and tales about the area’s past.
Built by Henry IV, Place des Vosges is considered to be one of the most handsome squares in the country. Pause here and take a moment to appreciate the sophistication of classic French edifices from the 17th century. Explore stunning buildings that surround well-tended gardens before continuing to Place de la Bastille for a dose of history.
When you arrive, relive the French Revolution and learn how this square once housed the Bastille prison—which retained enemies of the King—up until the storming of the Bastille. Finish your day with a reflection at the Colonne de Juillet monument which honors the revolution of 1830. Read More close
Begin at one of the city’s most recognizable attractions, the legendary red windmill at the Moulin Rouge. Hear how this extravagant cabaret has been entertaining Paris crowds for decades before winding your way through back alleys and hidden gardens up to a gem of the city skyline, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
From beneath its grand white domes, gaze out at panoramic views of the City of Lights. Continue on to explore the surrounding neighborhood, once frequented by celebrated artists like Dalí, Picasso, Renoir, and Degas. Listen as your guide shares stories about their influence on the world of art. Nearby, pass through the Place du Tertre, a famous square where artists patiently practice their own craft. Read More close
Your photographer captures portrait- and documentary-style moments that reflect your personal style and uses creative and professional talents to make you and your group look truly amazing.
Pose in front of the stunning glass pyramid outside The Louvre or with the water features of the Tuileries Garden. Add a touch of glamour at Place Vendôme or outside the Ritz Hotel and the surrounding boutiques. Stand on the Pont des Arts, where lovers attach engraved padlocks before throwing the key into the Seine.
For classic 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.
You receive your beautifully retouched images in a shareable gallery within a week of your experience. Read More close
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With this evening-long pub crawl, your night out in Paris is an unforgettable way to see the city after hours. Your fun-loving, professional party guide is there to entertain you and to show you a mix of hip French bars, buzzing clubs, and trendy cocktail lounges, from typical Parisian brasseries to lively expat pubs.
Stroll through the exciting Bastille district and cozy up to the bar at 3 exclusive venues. Throw back shots and drink specials—your friendly French bartenders keep your glass full as the night goes on, and get your dancing shoes ready, as the final stop of the tour takes you to one of the hottest nightclubs in Paris. Read More close
Hop aboard the spacious Bateaux Parisiens boat with its large open deck that features plenty of seating for the best views of the city. Embark from a convenient pier located right alongside the iconic Eiffel Tower. From there, sail gracefully along the beautiful river and see the sights from one of the best vantage points.
An informative commentary is broadcast over individual headsets, meaning you can learn about the history of some of Paris’ key monuments while you see them, and also be introduced to other landmarks you might be less familiar with.
After cruising for half an hour and reaching as far along the river as The Louvre, your boat turns around and makes its way back to the Eiffel Tower to drop you off. Read More close
Paris is not only the City of Love, but also a city that boasts a wide variety of entertainment. For an alternative experience in the heart of the city, discover some of the best Latin bars in the Montparnasse area—the creative heart of Paris—and learn how to get your groove on to upbeat rhythms.
Salsa is a great way to stay fit, make new friends, and discover a passion you did not know you had. With an expert dancer as your teacher, you can work on your balance, direction, fitness level, and fluidity of movement—all while having fun. After you learn the steps, take your moves to the dance floor, where you can show off your newly acquired skills before enjoying a well-deserved, refreshing cocktail. Read More close
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Paris is a beautiful, romantic city by day, but under the cloak of darkness, its more sinister side is revealed. Delve into the depths of Paris’ sordid past as you trace the footsteps of Parisians past and hear tales of murder, corruption, execution, revolution, and disease.
Stroll through the Square du Vert-Galant, where the last of the Knights Templar was burned at the stake. See Saint-Germain de l’Auxerrois, the site of the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre in 1572. Stop outside the Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was once imprisoned, and pass the Palais de Justice, where those found guilty by the court were tortured in front of an applauding audience.
On this evening walking tour of Paris, your knowledgeable guide helps you unearth a side of Paris that doesn’t exist in guidebooks or on postcards. Read More close
Hop aboard the small and intimate, yet spacious, boat at the dock alongside the Eiffel Tower, and find a seat with a great vantage point. If the weather’s nice, step outside onto the comfortable deck, but if it’s not so great outside, get comfortable in the heated indoor lounge.
Meander gracefully along the river, seeing the sights that you only glimpse in postcards. As the audio-guided commentary fills you in, discover the fascinating history that has shaped the magnificent skyline in front of you. Take photos of the Gothic façade of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the huge clock that adorns the splendid Orsay Museum.
As well as the iconic landmarks such as the Louvre pyramid, spot lesser-known gems and get an understanding of the importance of the river as the lifeline of the city. Look out for Parisians lining the banks, sitting and chatting over a glass of wine—no matter the time of year or time of day. Read More close
Collect your equipment at a central Paris location and head through the heart of the city. Start with a stroll through the perfectly manicured Tuileries Gardens and cross one of the picturesque bridges spanning the River Seine as you make your way to the island where medieval Paris was first settled, the Ile de la Cité.
Get up close to the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral and uncover some of the secrets hiding within its walls since its construction in the 12th century. Cross the river onto the left bank (or Rive Gauche) to really get a feel for Parisian lifestyle and culture. It's here that famed artists such as Sartre, Picasso, and Matisse spent their time. Walk in their footsteps as you wander through the meandering, bohemian streets. Read More close
This tour is the perfect way to see the best of the Louvre Museum in a short space of time. Jump the queues, and avoid getting lost in the endless expanses of exhibits by following your guide directly to the masterpieces: the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and more.
Your guide brings the art to life by sharing the rich and entertaining stories behind these priceless paintings and sculptures.
With groups of 6 people or fewer, this semi-private tour ensures an intimate, personalized experience. Afterward, if you’d like to see more, explore the rest of the museum at your leisure. Whether you're a hardcore art lover or just a curious tourist, this tour ensures that you enjoy to the best of the Louvre. Read More close
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Begin with a short stroll through the immaculately manicured Trocadéro Gardens for spectacular views of the iconic Eiffel Tower from across the river. Make your way down to the Seine and board a river cruise boat to watch the sunset and the city lights as they begin to illuminate the Parisian landmarks. Hand-picked for its quality service and enchanting itinerary, this river cruise takes you past famous sights such at the splendid Musée d’Orsay and the striking glass pyramid of the Louvre. Enjoy the view in style from the reserved VIP section at the front of the boat while sipping a glass of champagne.
Afterward, skip past the long lines at the base of the Eiffel Tower for a guided visit of Paris’s most well-known monument. Ride the elevators to the second-level observation deck and listen as your guide shares stories about the Iron Lady’s fascinating past. After your tour, continue your visit on your own with pre-purchased tickets to the top deck. Explore the rest of the tower, take in its breathtaking views, and linger there for as long as you like. Read More close
Start your tour at Trocadero Plaza, a great vantage point from which to photograph the iconic tower. Cross Pont d'Iéna (Jena Bridge) to the base of the Eiffel Tower and listen as your guide explains the tower's tumultuous history.
Reach the second-level observation deck, where your guide points out the landmarks that lie before your eyes. Then, in your own time, take the elevator up to the summit (ticket included in tour price) and spend as long as you wish enjoying these unrivaled views of the city.
After your Eiffel Tower experience, hop aboard a boat at the dock alongside the tower and enjoy a relaxing cruise past some of Paris's most famous sites, including The Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. Your audio commentary highlights the main points of interest along the route, giving you a great insight into the history of the UNESCO-listed riverbanks of the Seine.
Your cruise ticket is untimed and undated, meaning it can be used immediately after your Eiffel Tower visit or at any other point during your stay in Paris. Read More close
Start your fascinating tour at Trocadero Plaza, one of the best vantage points from which to photograph the iconic tower. Follow your guide across Pont d'Iéna (Jena Bridge) to the base of the Eiffel Tower, listening along the way about the history of the original Iron Lady.
Your guide reveals the stories behind the tower's creation, near demise, and glorious rise to the top. Most visitors have to wait hours to get the closest of views, but with skip-the-line access, you get to avoid the long general-entry queues, gaining faster access to the privileged vantage point overlooking the City of Lights.
Your guide accompanies you as far as the second-level observation deck, and points out the marvels that lie before you. On your own time, take the elevator up to the summit and spend as long as you wish gazing out over the city. Read More close
To a first-time visitor, the Louvre Museum’s 35,000-piece collection, which spans more than 652,000 square feet (60,000 sq m), can be somewhat overwhelming. This tour allows you to skip the notoriously long lines and go directly to the museum’s most famous works, including the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, and Canova’s Psyche and Cupid.
Your guide shares captivating insights into these famous masterpieces and introduces you to some of the museum's lesser-known gems that you might otherwise miss. Explore masterpieces from Ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy, see Etruscan artifacts and 19th-century French paintings, and witness the work of world-famous artists like da Vinci, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Rubens. Read More close
Upon arrival at the meeting point, you are given your fast-track entry ticket and your audio-guide, which enables you to listen to the recorded commentary, as well as a route map with several suggested itineraries to help you plan your visit.
You are then free to explore the museum at your leisure. Perhaps head for the iconic pieces by masters including Raphael, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt, or stand in awe at the breathtakingly large painting of The Coronation of Napoleon.
With more than 35,000 pieces of artwork, the museum can be intimidating to first-time visitors. However, with a handy map and an educational audio-guide included with your skip-the-line entrance, you are fully equipped to enjoy the famous masterpieces at your own pace. Read More close
Every detail of the museum is impressive, from the open, airy design of the railway station with its giant clock to the stunning collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artwork. Your expert guide introduces you not only to the masterpieces but also to the masters who created them.
With the help of your guide, discover this unique period in the history of art and get close enough to see the individual brushstrokes that are so characteristic of these paintings.
One of van Gogh's most famous pieces within the museum is his Starry Night over the Rhone, a representation of the French city of Arles. The museum is also the proud home of Renoir's Impressionist masterpiece Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, a depiction of a typical Sunday afternoon in Paris. Read More close
Although best known for its stunning landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre, there exists a whole other city underground—an extensive labyrinth that extends nearly 186 miles (300 km). These ancient limestone quarries date back to 2 BC, but became a mass burial site in the 18th century.
Skip past the lines at the entrance and descend deep underground to explore a half-mile (1 km) of these fascinating burial chambers. Your guide gives you insights into the fascinating history behind this gallery of skeletons and the haunting stories that go along with them. After seeing this side of Paris, it’s difficult to look at the city in the same light again. Read More close
Sit back as you're driven comfortably to the outskirts of Paris. Upon arrival in the hamlet of Versailles, it's easy to feel as if you've stepped back in time to the days of the Sun King, Louis XIV, or of Marie Antoinette.
Venture inside the palace and discover a fantastic display of gold, marble, and mirrors. Your guide conjures up life in the palace, relating its history and royal inhabitants. Visit the Grand Royal Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors, and the King and Queen's private apartments.
Later, enjoy a relaxing stroll among the beautiful gardens' sculptures, statues, busts, and marble structures. Your guide explains how these were all made from 1661 onward by teams of sculptors led by the King's favorite painter, Charles Le Brun.
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Step back in time as you enter the palace into the world of French royalty and aristocracy, worlds apart from modern-day Paris. Feel the magic of the state rooms and see firsthand the vast luxury and riches that perfectly demonstrate the extravagance of this 18th-century monarchy.
Explore the long halls and elegant rooms; see where Louis XVI held ceremonies for his comrades, and the spot where Marie Antoinette allegedly "ate her cake. " Make your way through the King and Queen's apartments, the famous Hall of Mirrors, and the Salon of Abundance, all the while learning of the history of the palace from your expert guide.
Continue outside to the stunning gardens, which span more than 1,800 acres (724 ha). Stroll past classic sculptures, opulent fountains, and perfectly manicured lawns. This is a perfect opportunity to take some memorable photos. Read More close
Your day begins with a scenic drive Northwest of Paris to the commune of Giverny. Explore the tranquil home and workshop where many of Monet's works of art were created. Learn from your expert guide about how the town became a center of inspiration for budding Impressionist artists as you stroll through the verdant gardens—with views of the iconic Japanese bridge that was featured in many of Monet's masterpieces.
Depart Giverny and stop along the way at the Moulin de Fourges, a former mill that is now a traditional restaurant with splendid views across the River Epte. After lunch, arrive in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise. The village not only attracted Van Gogh, but also many other painters, including Cezanne, Daubigny, and Pissarro. Before making your way back to Paris, take some time to wander through the quaint town and see the church that appeared in one of Van Gogh's paintings—and served as his final resting place. Read More close
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9 hours 30 minutes
In the comfort of a mini-coach, take in the gorgeous scenery as you swap Parisian cityscape for rolling country views as far as the eye can see. Start your day at the historic Château de Bazoches, a splendid example of a 12th-century castle where you can venture inside and step back in time to learn about its significant history.
Follow the picturesque route to the breathtakingly beautiful hillside village of Vezelay. Christian pilgrims have flocked to this village for centuries and remains as one of the official routes to Santiago de Compostela. Marvel at the incredible façade of the UNESCO-listed Basilique St-Marie-Madeleine and explore its grand limestone interior.
Sit down to a delicious traditional lunch at a local restaurant in the village before reaching the famous town of Chablis, world-renowned for its top-quality chardonnay. Explore the town’s charming streets and squares and head to one of the region’s top wine cellars to sample the excellent quality wines produced here, before making your way back to Paris by early evening. Read More close
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Your bilingual and experienced sommelier picks you up at your hotel or apartment located inside Paris in an air-conditioned minivan. After a scenic drive, hit the beautiful vineyards of Champagne and Epernay but before the first visit, explore the famous Reims cathedral and learn about this incredible monument.
Visit one of the world’s most famous champagne houses and journey through incredible underground chalk cellars to discover the secrets of how champagne is made, from the grape to your flute. The visit ends, naturally, with a glass of crisp champagne.
Then make your way to the day’s second Champagne house to enjoy a traditional French lunch with the winemaker and his family while tasting their best champagne. The last stop of the day is be at a smaller Champagne house to expand your knowledge and taste a little more champagne before coming back to central Paris. Read More close
Start your morning in one of Paris' most expensive and chic neighborhoods. Stroll down the grand boulevards lined with luxurious boutiques and elegant storefronts, before ducking into a Parisian food shop to savor a petite, sweet treat—the legendary macaron.
Next, follow your guide to the Louvre, sneak a peek into the sculpture gallery from a little-known arcade, and unwind in the museum's pristine gardens. From here, head to a bustling Parisian market where you can sample a selection of delicious French cheeses, from classic brie to pungent Roquefort.
Wind your way through the city's hidden streets until you reach Le Marais. Peruse charming shops, cafés, and patisseries as you learn more about daily life in this Parisian neighborhood. Your final stop takes you to a popular contemporary art museum featuring stunning modern architecture in the heart of medieval Paris, a fitting finale to this revealing tour of Paris’ best kept secrets! Read More close
With your experienced local guide leading the way, learn to scope out the best products at the market stalls, where butchers, bakers, and farmers sell all kinds of fresh and colorful ingredients. Purchase everything you need to whip up a delectable lunch of classic French dishes.
From the market, head to a welcoming apartment in central Paris and tighten your apron strings. Whether you’re a seasoned cooking enthusiast or a complete beginner, the pace is personalized and tailored to your experience and interests. What you can be certain of is picking up some useful culinary tips, and having a fun, entertaining morning in the process. To top it all off, sit down at the end of the class to enjoy your own creations with a glass of wine as the perfect accompaniment.
Grain pancake with mushroom fricassée
Magret of duck
Orange cake with saffron
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Don't worry if you don't have heaps of cooking experience; this class is geared toward all abilities, but more importantly, it's a lot of fun and a rewarding way to earn your lunch. Your chef helps you as you plan, prepare, and cook a tasty entrée, main course, and of course the pièce de résistance, a gourmet dessert.
Learn the skills and methods used by French locals to create the dishes they are so well known for. Whip up some exciting courses before sitting down to devour your own creations. Nothing tastes as good as your own cooking, and with a perfectly paired glass of wine in hand, you can share Parisian stories and experiences with your fellow food lovers.
Cereal pancake with mushroom fricassee
Magret of Duck
Orange cake with saffron
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The waterways in which pike, giant catfish, and black bass have been spotted have been cleaned up and are now home to a healthy population of river life. This has attracted many hipsters and locals to this new concept of street fishing. It's popular sport for young bohemians. This fascinating experience allows you to learn fishing tricks and techniques with a local guide.
Disregard the wellies, flat caps, and the typical fisherman wear—instead think jeans, T-shirt, and a young and trendy crowd. Your local guide provides you with some insight into street fishing. Parisians don't fish to eat, but instead to be in touch with nature. So see what your catch of the day looks like, take a triumphant photo, and then toss it back in the water.
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1 hour 30 minutes
Meet in the city center and head out on foot with your expert local guide, who provides fascinating insight into the history and culture of Paris as you walk. Head past the world-famous Eiffel Tower, with plenty of time to stop and capture some memorable photographs. Make your way to the Place de la Concorde with views along the Champs-Elysees towards the Arc de Triomphe.
Continue on to see views over the Seine as you wander through the relaxing Tuileries Gardens towards the Louvre. Stop for more photos outside this incredible palace before you stroll on to see the Notre-Dame Cathedral, which has stood for nearly 900 years as a symbol of Parisian history. Read More close
Settle into your comfortable seats with a half-bottle of champagne and get ready to be mesmerized by the troupe of talented artists. There are more than 70 performers on stage, ranging from the world-famous Bluebell Girls to ice skaters, acrobats, and gymnasts. The alluring Bonheur show—the title is French for "happiness"—is sure to entertain and absorb you into a world of indulgence and pizzazz.
Watch mind-blowing theatrical special effects, stunning water displays, and traditional elements such as the original French can-can dance. The show beguiles with 600 breathtaking costumes decorated with more than 150,000 sequins, creating an elegant and spectacularly eye-catching evening of entertainment. Read More close
If the walls could talk in this legendary venue, you’d likely be regaled with tales of Jane Avril's high kicks or Édith Piaf's soul-stirring anthems, a few of the great talents to perform here. Settle into your velvet seat and soak up in the rich atmosphere of a by-gone era, Paris circa 1889.
As the curtain rises, a troupe of 80 show-stopping artists and dancers take the stage—many in glittering rhinestone-clad costumes. Featuring 5 eye-popping scenes with original music, dazzling choreography, and fantastical set design, Féerie is a quintessential Parisian experience not to be missed.
To accompany the show, indulge in an optional 3-course French gourmet dinner.
Sample Mistinguett Menu (subject to change without notice):
Terrine of duck foie gras with fruit chutney
Mistinguett king prawns with smoked spices, vegetable tartar, vinaigrette with herbs
"Frou Frou" sauteed corn-fed chicken supreme, morel cream and fresh pasta
"Cabaret" baked salmon fillet, French white butter, potatoes, and grape tomatoes on the vine
"Tendresse" of red berries, fruity marshmallows, and raspberry sauce
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Paris is a fascinating city filled with cultural highlights and historic attractions. Check your multilingual guidebook for useful information on the main sightseeing areas and use your city map to travel around.
Offering great value and convenience, the Paris Pass enables you to beat the lines at selected attractions, including Musée du Louvre, Centre Pompidou, and Musée d'Orsay.
Your pass includes:
- Paris Visite Pass: 1-day hop-on hop-off tour and unlimited travel on public transport, including the metro, buses, and RER within Zones 1–3
- Paris Museum Pass: complimentary entry to over 60 world-famous museums, many with fast-track entrance privileges
- Paris Attractions Pass: admission to several attractions, including a Seine River Cruise, Tour Montparnasse, and a winetasting experience
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Journey back in time on this unexpected and out-of-the-ordinary tour of the Eiffel Tower. Meet your guide near one of the latticework pillars of the Iron Lady, listening as the Frenchman in a pilot’s uniform shares the history of the tower and the backstory of the various characters he incarnates.
Offering various perspectives by playing different roles, your guide leads you to little-known sites in and around the tower, including a fascinating military bunker concealed beneath the Champ de Mars. Learn about the complex network of secret tunnels dug here during World War I, and check out the engine room to see the gear that powers the tower’s hydraulic lifts.
Skip the long lines and step into an elevator to be whisked up to the second-floor observation deck, taking in views of the city from 380 feet (116 m) above Paris’ zinc rooftops and the winding waters of the Seine. Your actor guide shares the heart-wrenching conclusion of his dramatic tale as you stand on the roof of the Michelin-starred Jules Verne restaurant, leaving you at the tower to enjoy the views for as long as you’d like. Read More close
Meet your guide on the chic shopping boulevard, the rue de Rivoli, and set off on your exploration of this enchanting part of the city. Peruse the splendid window displays of specialty stores and upscale shops and catch glimpses off-the-beaten path gems like hidden parks. Along the way, your guide brings the beauty of this cobblestoned quarter to life, sharing historical facts and cultural anecdotes about Parisian daily life.
Discover some of the city’s finest addresses, including the picture-perfect Place des Vosges, the iconic Hotel de Sully, and the Carnavalet Museum. As you walk, detour to 2 gourmet hotspots for some surprise tastings to get a hint of the quality of cuisine available here. Your knowledgeable guide also shares their personal favorite Marais highlights, including bar and restaurant recommendations and tips on how to make the most of your time in this vibrant and exciting neighborhood. Read More close
Combining 2 of the most popular day-trip options from Paris, this full-day tour takes you to Claude Monet's scenic home in rural Giverny. The gardens provided Monet with the inspiration to create his most well-known Impressionist masterpieces, including Nymphéas. See the Japanese footbridge that is featured so prominently in many of his garden-based paintings.
On the journey to Versailles from Giverny, stop en route for a traditional French lunch in an enchanting mill hugging the banks of the Epte, surrounded by fields and rolling hills.
Next, you reach the magnificent Palace of Versailles, once home to King Louis XIV. Inside, transport yourself back in time to the days of his 72-year reign. Wander through the many grand bourgeois-style apartments and ballrooms, including the majestic King and Queen's apartments and the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors, the ceiling of which is covered with glittering chandeliers.
During your free time before your return to Paris, don't miss the immaculately manicured gardens surrounding the palace, considered a work of art in their own respect. Read More close
After a relaxing train ride from central Paris, stop at a traditional Versailles open-air market to stock up on delicious picnic ingredients. Start cycling through the gardens and forests of the palace grounds; pass through Marie Antoinette's own quiet hamlet as well as the 2 grandiose palaces of le Petit Trianon and le Grand Trianon. Settle down next to the Grand Canal to munch on the delicacies you picked up at the market earlier in the day.
Then skip past the long queues with priority entrance to explore the Palace of Versailles, where you can gain an insight into the lives of France's 18th- and 19th-century royalty. Wander the huge Hall of Mirrors, where King Louis once greeted guests, as well as the King and Queen's state apartments. Also, see the room where Marie Antionette's guards were killed as they protected her from the mob at the beginning of the Revolution. Read More close
Meet your bus on the banks of the Seine, right across from the Eiffel Tower, and sit back for the ride south east to the suburb of Versailles. Your driver drops you off near the entrance to the palace so you can spend half a day checking out the sights at your leisure.
You can tour the palace itself, listening to engaging audio commentary as you walk in the footsteps of kings and queens in the lavish apartments and the ornately gilded Hall of Mirrors. Step onto terraces that hosted elaborate Renaissance parties in centuries past, and spend some time wandering among the fountains and lawns of the expansive gardens.
You might make your way out to the corner of the grounds to visit Marie Antoinette’s fairy tale hamlet, where a working farm is dotted with fantastical follies and faux peasant homes. If you choose not to purchase a ticket to the castle, you can still visit the public areas of the park and admire the elaborate edifice from a distance. Venture into the heart of the village to scope out antique shops and the traditional market if you’d like before meeting back up with your bus for the return ride to Paris. Read More close
Escape the hustle and bustle of Paris as you take a day trip to the Palace of Versailles and gardens by train. Learn what it was like to live in the palace by venturing through this magnificent royal residence. Step into the lives of the royal family, most particularly Marie Antoinette, and hear about royal life at the Court of Versailles.
Explore some of the 2,300 rooms on a route designed to bring history to life. See the state rooms, including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, where the kings and queens held court. Enjoy exclusive access to rarely seen areas, including the homes of influential mistresses, royal children, ambitious nobles, and jealous courtiers.
See the clandestine corridors behind Marie Antoinette’s bedroom, where she fled from revolutionaries. Then, visit the Petit Trianon, a peaceful hamlet where she retreated to when she fled her public life. Read More close
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8 hours 30 minutes
Once you meet your local guide, head straight for the vintage market, which varies according to the day of the week when you visit. Wander between more than 200 stalls that offer vintage goods from clothing to artwork, books, and furniture; you are sure to find something special to take home at a bargain price.
Let the conversation flow to learn some expert local shopping tips from your guide. This innovative way of touring the city gives you a chance to experience its bohemian atmosphere though the eyes of a local. After putting your bargaining skills to the test, you can do as the French do and relax with your guide in an authentic bistro or continue exploring the markets on your own.
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After an escorted train ride from central Paris to Versailles, make your way into the palace without standing in line, stepping behind the ropes, passing regular public visitors, and following your guide into the Palace’s private rooms. See where kings and their queens—and mistresses—would go to escape the prying eyes of the court.
The rooms that once buzzed with the daily activity of monarchs are now frozen in time and immaculately preserved. Hear stories of scandal as you admire lavish furnishings, formal portraits, and rich collections of artwork. The itinerary also includes exclusive access to either the stunning Opera House or the private Chapel, both closed to the general public.
At the end of the visit, reemerge into the bustling public apartments through a hidden door, just as the kings and queens would have in their day. Visit the sparkling and spectacular Hall of Mirrors and the sprawling, manicured gardens before returning to Paris at your leisure with your included train ticket. Read More close
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During the day, the Louvre can be a hectic hub of crowds and group tours. In particular, the Mona Lisa draws hundreds of visitors alone during peak hours. With this tour, you can experience the entire collection of unique artwork at a leisurely pace, ensuring you don't miss any of the key pieces. This also means you can savor each room in a peaceful, unhurried atmosphere. You can truly appreciate what makes the Louvre the world's most visited art museum.
Following your tour of the museum, a short stroll takes you to a quintessentially Parisian wine bar. Here, you experience a full flight of local wine, perfectly paired with local delicacies such as select charcuterie and cheese, a great way to end your evening full of art and culture. Read More close
Spend your morning in the stunning Royal Gardens with the impressive fountains before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant that sources its produce from King Louis XIV's original personal vegetable garden.
After lunch, gain exclusive skip-the-line access through a reserved entrance to the palace and learn about its wonderful history and its importance to the French royalty before gaining private access to rooms usually closed off to the general public.
While hallways in the museum are crowded, you're escorted to the other side of the rope, gaining access to private historic rooms that very few people have seen. Enjoy the serenity of being in the King and Queen's private residence and see where Louis XVI stored his books. View the Royal Dining Hall, the private Opera House, and where Marie Antoinette entertained guests in her private game room. Read More close
Learn the secrets of real French winetasting from a fun and knowledgeable English-speaking sommelier. Taste a selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie with bread, along with 5 different wines (including 1 champagne), and learn how to pair the wines with different types of cheese. With this tasting, you can discover more about the main French wine regions and about the delicious types of local cheeses.
This experience is a unique way to enjoy a meal in Paris. Instead of going to a restaurant, this wine and cheese lunch with winetasting class provides a great opportunity to not only taste top-notch French cheeses and wines but also to get a fascinating education about them. Read More close
Throughout dinner, taste 4 different wines chosen by the sommelier to match the food. The meal itself is prepared by a young and talented chef, with a starter, a main course, and dessert. The ingredients are always the freshest, and vary depending on what’s available at the market on a given day.
With a unique and refreshing approach, your sommelier takes you through a variety of themes to build up and refine your wine knowledge. They share secrets and tips on properly tasting wine, plus show you how to navigate a wine list choose wine at a restaurant. They also guide you through the main wine regions of France, explaining how to read a French label and how to pair wine with food.
This experience is both informative and fun, the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people. Enjoy great food and great conversation with wine-lovers from all over the world as you gather in quintessential French style over delicious cuisine at the same table. Read More close