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  • Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

    1. Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

    Starting from the Beaubourg area, jump aboard your bike and set off on a discovery of the historical center of Paris located on the right-hand side of the River Seine. Begin the tour in the hip Marais quarter with a visit to Village Saint Paul, a village in the center of the city. You'll also get the opportunity to visit the most beautiful of all the royal squares in the capital - the Place des Vosges with its prominent residents. Cycle past the Picasso Museum before enjoying a break at one of the oldest markets in Paris. Your tour guide will tell you more about the controversial Buren's Columns at the Palais-Royal as well as the glass pyramid in the main courtyard of the Louvre. Your tour will finish on the unmissable Seine Islands, the Ile de la Cité (where Notre-Dame stands) and Ile Saint-Louis.

    Martin our guide was amazing. He was very friendly and not only knowledgeable but interesting and engaging to listen to. He knew a lot about the history of the area, as well as facts about current events and buildings ect. We did not feel rushed and saw even more of Paris than we had expected to. There was only the two of us on the tour which made it very personal and Martin was eager to make the trip as interesting and unique to us as possible answering all the questions we had. The bikes were also easy to use and comfortable. We came away feeling very luck, very happy and inspired to learn even more about the city.

  • Paris: Palais-Royal and Covered Passages Audio-Guided Tour

    2. Paris: Palais-Royal and Covered Passages Audio-Guided Tour

    Stroll through centuries with an audio-guided tour of the Palais-Royal gardens and the city’s historic covered passages. Start and pause the tour whenever you like, to explore at your own pace. Begin at the gardens of Palais-Royal, to discover the story of this fashionable meeting place. Continue to the covered passages of Galerie Vivienne, Passage des Panoramas, and Passages Jouffroy. Learn how these places battled to attract customers and pass iconic locations, including the oldest chocolate factory in Paris, a wax museum, and the former Paris Stock Exchange.

  • Paris Highlights: From Notre-Dame to Eiffel Tower

    3. Paris Highlights: From Notre-Dame to Eiffel Tower

    Join a small group or a private tour to discover Paris's highlights –– historical sites, bridges, palaces, parks, and of course the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Begin your adventure at Notre Dame with an expansive view of Paris's architecture and culture. Learn surprising facts about the Île de la Cité on the Seine. Discuss the history of Notre Dame as well as the impacts of the recent fire and the building's future. Follow the River Seine and go across the famous Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge listed as a national historic monument. Watch the Parisiens enjoying summer picnics and remember don't miss the famous eternal love padlocks attached to the bridge's railing. Follow your guide to the Pyramid of Louvre, the most popular destination in Paris. Pop into the gardens of the Palais Royal, a former royal palace, just opposite the Louvre. Walk through the Tuileries Gar...

  • Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

    4. Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

    Let the comfort and ease of an electric bike take you on an unforgettable Parisian adventure. Inside Marais, enjoy a game of Pétanque at the oldest Parisian monument. Experience student life in the Latin Quarter, sit back at the "Luco" and wander the typically Parisian side streets in the Mouffetard district. While the always busy artist cafés of Saint-Germain-des-Prés are where you can find the action, if you need a break, the Nouvelles Berges de Seine offers the peace and quiet of the riverbank. The allure of this beautiful city is there for the taking. And lucky for you, this tour makes seeing it all possible.

    Nous avons vraiment passé un agréable moment avec les vélos électriques ! Très beau parcours et très intéressant *****

  • Paris: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Louvre Fast-Track Ticket

    5. Paris: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Louvre Fast-Track Ticket

    Meet your local guide in center of Paris and begin your 2-hour walking tour. Discover some of the monuments related to the important 19th-century figures Napoleon III and the Prefect of Seine, Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Both men had a significant impact on the design and renovation of modern-day Paris. First, stop at the Palais Royal, an imposing building that now houses the Council of State, the Constitutional Council, the Ministry of Culture, a garden, galleries, and a theater. Visit the most luxurious walkway in Paris, the Vivienne Gallery. Enjoy its unique atmosphere as you discover its detailed decorations, including its mosaic floor. In terms of shopping, you'll find high-end and ready-to-wear stores, as well as interior design boutiques, collectors’ bookstores, and tea rooms. Study the exterior of the Opera Garnier, also called the Paris Opera, in order to appreciate the architec...

  • Paris: Family City Tour with Seine River Cruise

    6. Paris: Family City Tour with Seine River Cruise

    Already picturing yourself at the majestic Eiffel Tower, the amazing Louvre, or the beautiful Palais Garnier? Visit these stunning highlights and many more during this informative and fun tour. While you wander past the beautiful landmarks you’ll discover hidden gems along the way too. To make your kids feel extra special your guide has some fun-filled games. There’s also a special visit to Le Palais Royal gardens where your kids can feed the birds and you can take beautiful photos. Start your journey of must-sees at the most famous museum in world: Musée du Louvre. Learn all about its history and get contemporary facts on how to plan your personal visit from your local guide. After a short photo break, it’s time to move on towards even more great monuments such as Palais Royal, the famous Paris Opéra, and, of course the Eiffel Tower. The local guides are all great storytellers; each o...

    Our tour guide, Kenza, was amazing! We enjoyed the tour so much and highly recommend it as you’ll get a lot more info and enjoy the experience way more than if you didn’t have the details. She was also great with our five year old daughter and made everything fun and easy to understand for her!

  • Paris: French Revolution Cycling Tour

    7. Paris: French Revolution Cycling Tour

    Discover Paris through the lens of the French Revolution on this cycle tour. Learn about the Terror, the guillotine, Bastille Day, and more as you take a ride through this fascinating and tumultuous period in French history. Ride along the scenic banks of the Seine River as you learn about Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, Robespierre, and other major figures of revolutionary France. See the old revolutionary cafés and the spot where the first guillotine was built and tested. Familiarize yourself with the revolutionary spirit of the French people on this unique cycling tour of Paris.

  • Paris: Covered Passages 3-Hour Scavenger Hunt

    8. Paris: Covered Passages 3-Hour Scavenger Hunt

    Explore the less touristy spots of Paris while keeping your children entertained along the way. Tour the Covered Passages and join your kids as they solve a scavenger hunt. Follow clues to find magical numbers that will unlock the next clue. Your expert, kid-friendly guide will be by your side the entire way to help out when needed and to tell you all about the rich history that every passage holds. This tour is adapted to kids of any age, so your youngsters will be able to participate, whatever their level. The hunt starts at the covered walkways of the magnificent Palais Royal. After obtaining your first magical number, go to the Passages de Deux-Pavillons and discover the mysteries it holds. Next, venture to the so-called twin passages of Galerie Colbert and Galerie Vivienne. These may be the most opulent of the covered passages, but your youngsters will need to look past its luxuri...

  • Paris Right Bank 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    9. Paris Right Bank 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    While the Left bank has always been associated with universities, the arts, youth culture, and free and forward thinking, the Right Bank was the seat of French power. Authority emanated from the royal court and had a significant impact on the character of its surroundings. A 2-hour walk on the Right Bank is a very different experience compared to a visit to the Left Bank, which is home to the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain. As you take in the buildings of the Right Bank your guide will compare the way authority was shown in medieval times with the manner in which it was demonstrated in the neoclassical period. You won’t only dwell on the official aspects of this area, however. You’ll also visit sites that have seen a change from their original purpose and acquired some interesting, unexpected functions and fame. Principal sites visited on the tour include the Cour Carré, Saint-Germa...

  • Paris at Christmas: Festive Shopping Past and Present

    10. Paris at Christmas: Festive Shopping Past and Present

    Your guide will first take you on a journey away from the crowded shopping streets and into a more hidden side of the city. This is where Parisians shop in what were the precursors of today’s shopping malls. Discover richly decorated elegant passages, which were once lit by some of the first electric or gas lights in the city. Today they are still home to charming boutiques and brasseries, as they were then, with café tables spilling out into the passageways. Covered with glass roofs to avoid the winter weather, they are the perfect place to explore during the holiday season. See the beautiful and extremely fashionable Palais Royal. Explore its arcades full of history, chic stores, and bijou pastry shops. You will also pass by the magnificent Opera Garnier and hear the story of its infamous Phantom. Then it’s back onto the bustling Parisian boulevards, to visit the Galeries Lafayette, w...

    We had a wonderful walking tour and learned a lot about Paris and her retail history. The sites (old and new) were very interesting.

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What people are saying about Palais-Royal

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 212 reviews

Our guide Marine was super friendly and told and showed us a lot about Paris. With their help, we have been able to see Paris through different eyes and empathize with the pride and love of Parisians for their city. Marine can also speak a little German, so that she could also talk to our youngest and talk about something. That was great. This tour is highly recommended. The price-performance ratio is also great. An almost 3 hour tour through the city followed by a boat tour.

It was great to go with Frederique on this biketour. We (2 adults, 3 boys 14, 16 en 17 y. old) learned a lot. Frederique speaks Dutch very well (and english, german and more!) and made connections with the Dutch history as well. The boys recognized things from history at school. In the same time, we got to see soms nice spots of Paris as well. It was very nice! Kristin and Jochem and the boys

Our tour guide, Kenza, was amazing! We enjoyed the tour so much and highly recommend it as you’ll get a lot more info and enjoy the experience way more than if you didn’t have the details. She was also great with our five year old daughter and made everything fun and easy to understand for her!

With Sabi we had a great city guide through Paris. We saw and heard an incredible amount. It was really interesting, informative and very entertaining. We are very happy to have discovered Paris in such a small and personal tour. It was great.

It was a very nice tour. The guide went out of her way to show as much of Paris as possible. Interesting information and unique moments of this tour make the trip unforgettable.