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  • Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

    1. Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

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

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

  • Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

    2. Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

    Hop aboard a vintage motorbike sidecar and explore Paris on 3 wheels. Let your driver/guide worry about the traffic as you journey in style. Pass some of the city's iconic monuments and drive along the most prestigious avenues in the world. Travel back in time as you encounter lesser-known heritage sites on small streets and back alleys. Hear entertaining - and often saucy - anecdotes for each secret place you will ride past. Retro Classic Tour: Take a 40-minute ride across Paris, passing the main sights such as the Avenue Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Marvel at the Champs de Mars, Les Invalides and more.  Great Escape Tour: Experience the charm of the French capital on a 1.5-hour sidecar tour. Benefit from the knowledge and experience of your driver/guide as they bring the city to life before your eyes. Choose from 3 different them...

    Riding a sidecar in and around Paris was A Plus. Navigation through traffic was easy therefore we were able to see so many things. The ll’Arc de Triomphe was beautiful lit up at night. So many romantic plazas, beautiful buildings and a bottle of champagne to top it off. The French do love ve their champagne. The driver was very enthusiastic which help blend with the side car experience. Really great.

  • Paris: Sunset Cruise with Drink and City Walking Tour

    3. Paris: Sunset Cruise with Drink and City Walking Tour

    Get the best of the French capital with a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Admire sunset views of Paris before embarking on an audio tour of the city. Set sail along the Seine for a relaxing sunset cruise with amazing views of city highlights. Enjoy the ambiance on board with your choice of drink and calming electro-lounge music. Capture stunning photos along the river from the famous bridges to the most iconic monuments in Paris. Hop off to explore the city at your own pace with an audio-guided walking tour. Choose between 10 available tours in Paris such as Montmartre, Street Art, or the Eiffel Tower tour.

    Lovely boat with perfect views of Paris during sunset. Nice crew and great champagne

  • Paris: Seine Cruise and Marais District Walking Tour

    4. Paris: Seine Cruise and Marais District Walking Tour

    Discover Paris on an unforgettable sightseeing cruise along the Seine before hopping off to explore the charming Marais district on an audio-guided smartphone tour. First, embark at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on a guided cruise for a unique tour of the capital. Start your sightseeing adventure with views of the Eiffel Tower and admire city highlights like Notre Dame and the famous bridges along the seine. Hop off at the Pont Marie stop and walk a few meters to reach the departure point of your Marais district walking tour. Your smartphone will be your only guide for an approximately 1-hour, audio-guided walking tour. During your walking tour, discover the beautiful Marais district at your own pace. Hear the incredible tales of legendary kings and queens as you pass historical mansions with trimmed gardens and charming medieval streets.

    The boat ride was very nice, seeing Paris on the Seine is a really amazing! The smartphone guided tour after the boat trip was very interesting too, had a nice time discovering the Marais and its stories :)

  • Paris: City Highlights Bike Tour

    5. Paris: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Get to know the streets of central Paris on an introductory bike tour. Discover the city’s highlights and ambience on a convenient and easy biking experience. Meet your expert local guide and the rest of your group before you head off on your journey to see the sights. Not-to-be-missed highlights include the Eiffel Tower, Avenue des Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and River Seine, making it a great introductory tour for newcomers. Benefit from your guide’s local knowledge of hidden gems, as well as stories and interesting commentary on the city. For both first-time visitors and experienced travelers, biking has to be the best way to see the City of Light.

  • Paris Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

    6. Paris Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

    Climb aboard a comfortable city bike for a 3-hour tour of the “City of Lights” and pedal down some of the famous avenues and boulevards of Paris as laid down by Haussmann in the 19th century. A local guide will lead you along a route that also takes in back streets and secret alleys known only to Parisians. See famous landmarks from a different angle as you hear insightful stories about "La vie à Paris." Depart from near the Arc de Triomphe, and pedal the paths to the Trocadéro, Eiffel Tower, and Champs de Mars, the huge green space that cuts from the Eiffel Tower to the École Militaire. Pass Les Invalides, and see some of the historic bridges over the River Seine. Admire the gargoyles of the Notre-Dame de Paris, and pass the offices of the mayor at the Hotel de Ville. Continue to Place du Chatelet on the right banks of the Seine, before taking in the majesty of the Louvre and the mod...

    Antony was great for our family! Three kids on bikes or in bike seats, no problems!

  • Paris: Murder Mysteries Small Group Walking Tour

    7. Paris: Murder Mysteries Small Group Walking Tour

    On this 2-hour walking tour you will learn about the city’s darker side as you glance in to its macabre underbelly. Paris has a long and tragic history of murder and execution, of rampant disease among the lower classes, and of bitter wars fought against a corrupt monarchy. The tour rips open the cloak of darkness, as you wind down alleyways and cut through the hushed night. Your English-speaking guide will take you to sites such as the Place de la Vert Gallant, where the last of the Knights’ Templar was burned at the stake. You will visit St Germain de Auxerrois, where estimates say some 30,000 people were killed in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. Your guide will point out places of interest as you stroll, leaving no stone unturned. As you delve into stories of ritual worship, you will learn about characters like Napoleon Bonaparte, Marie Antoinette and Henry IV, as well as the se...

    Our guide Vic was great! She was very knowledgeable, great personality and made learning the different histories of Paris fun! We loved this tour because it was a different experience from the traditional sites. We walked a lot, but we were having so much fun we didn’t mind that.

  • Paris: Marais District Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

    8. Paris: Marais District Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

    Start the audio-guided tour at Place des Vosges. As you stroll through the charming district of Le Marais, automatically triggered audio commentary from the app provides more information and insight into one of Paris's trendiest neighborhoods. See the former home of renowned writer Victor Hugo near the start of the tour. Discover a selection of attractions in the area including the Carnavalet Museum and Maison Européenne de la Photographie. Learn more about the Jewish heritage of the area and a thriving LGBT community. The audio guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates directions to follow in real-time. If you wish to stop at one of the trendy cafes for a drink or a bite to eat, simply pause the app and resume the tour when you are ready. The audio tour finally leads you to the Hotel de Ville, Paris's city hall near Ile de la Cité, and the Seine River.

  • Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

    9. Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

    Join an expert guide on a 3-hour tasting tour of Le Marais, and discover the local hangouts as you sample delicious food and wine. You’ll start your Paris tour in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building. Then move on pass Notre-Dame to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Pass an iconic bakery, whose baguette was named one of the best in Paris. Continue to Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, the center of the French gay scene, to see one of the oldest streets in Le Marais. Stop to sample a delicious macaron, made by one of the city’s most famous pastry chefs, then enter the heart of the Jewish community. Discover a vibrant pedestrianized street, full of falafel stands and Jewish delis. Then continue to a wine and alcohol store to try iconic French liqu...

    The group was small,the components of the tour succinct and overall most enjoyable.

  • Bruges Full-Day Trip From Paris

    10. Bruges Full-Day Trip From Paris

    Escape Paris for the day and cross the border to the capital of the West Flanders region of Flemish Belgium. The full-day tour, with round-trip transfers from central Paris, will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges, sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Enjoy a guided walk of the historically rich center, admiring the gothic-style City Hall, the ornate Renaissance architecture of the Place du Bourg, and the 12th-century Basilique du Saint-Sang (Basilica of the Holy Blood), among other attractions. Free time will be allocated for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Belgian specialties, such as traditional moules frites (mussels and French fries) and an extensive selection of Belgian beers. A visit to the Groeningemuseum, home to Flemish master painters, such as van Eyck and Hieronymous Bosch is a popular way to spend an afternoon in Bruges. Al...

    We had a great time, the city is fascinating with a lot of little side streets and a lot history. We enjoyed tasting chocolate in some of the many chocolate stores, we also found a great restaurant on a side street so narrow that cars could not use it. The bus ride was long but worth it.

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What people are saying about Hôtel de Ville

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 694 reviews

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

Riding a sidecar in and around Paris was A Plus. Navigation through traffic was easy therefore we were able to see so many things. The ll’Arc de Triomphe was beautiful lit up at night. So many romantic plazas, beautiful buildings and a bottle of champagne to top it off. The French do love ve their champagne. The driver was very enthusiastic which help blend with the side car experience. Really great.

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

Luis!! What a guy! Crazy funny Parisian who will make your experience so much fun! A must to go here, we had such a blast! Thanks my friend

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