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  • River Seine Cruise from Parc de la Villette

    1. River Seine Cruise from Parc de la Villette

    Start your day in Paris with one of its most enchanting attractions, and take a 2.5-hour cruise along the Canal Saint-Martin and River Seine. Embark in the center of the Parc de la Villette, and cruise gently along the canal to Rue de Crimée’s elevated bridge, as it goes through the Bassin de la Villette, before entering the magnificent Rotonde by Ledoux. Adventure begins with the first lock at the Récollets Center, where you will catch sight of the Hotel du Nord. Discover the real Canal Saint-Martin, filled with the poetry of its romantic paths and pedestrian bridges, bordered by chestnut trees and populated by fishermen. Then, the boat will be plunged into darkness as you enter a tunnel of more than 1-mile, taking you through a mysterious underground vault that is perforated by light holes. Filled with magic and beauty, when you emerge into the light at Arsenal Port, you will see the...

    It's a nice boat cruise on an offbeat path. I liked how I had not seen this part of Paris before. It's like a hidden gem. The seine cruises are a dime a dozen and this cruise differentiates itself. I read some of the other reviews and I didn't find the speaker annoying, nor did I find the seats uncomfortable. I agree that you could bring a snack and a drink. The weather I had was perfect +23 and sunny. Bring sunglasses and bring a jacket just in case. You go through 1.5km of underground cavern type area. Very cool. You see lots of different bridges too. As far as improvement on how to make this even better, I do agree with someone else's comment that the last 20minutes on the Seine seems too short. It would have been nicer if this cruise went up the river farther to the statue of liberty and turned around and came back to Orsay. (just because the Canal and Seine are two different worlds). They really complement each other. Do this if you've been to paris B4.

  • Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

    2. Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

    Experience some of the hidden quarters of Paris and take in the city’s major highlights as you cruise the streets in a vintage Citroen 2CV convertible. See the grand avenues lined with well-known buildings and monuments, and also visit historical areas such as the Marais, with its village-like atmosphere. You’ll also see Place des Vosges, the oldest Royal place of Paris, on this unique 2-hour tour. Take a drive to the Arènes de Lutèce, the site of the city’s most important ruins from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris. The stones at the site date back to 200 A.D. What you’ll see: • Place des Vosges • Passage Sully • Village Saint Paul • Le Marais • Port de l'Arsenal • Bastille • Grande Mosquée de Paris • Butte aux cailles • Cité Florale • Arènes de Lutèce • Institut du Monde Arabe • Place Dauphine

    This was a surprise birthday present. We were met at our accommodation by an extremely knowledgeable, English speaking guide called Eric. He proceeded to take us on an "Off The Beaten Track" tour of Paris for two hours, although we started off in pouring rain it was a brilliant experience. The vintage 2CV had a completely perspex roof that gave us a great view of the buildings.

  • Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour with Transfer

    3. Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour with Transfer

    Embark on a fun and unique private tour experience as you explore Paris aboard a vintage Citroen 2CV. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Get picked up by your guide/driver at your accommodation, hop on board the classic car, and set off to discover the ‘city of love’. You’ll zoom through popular avenues and historic bridges over the Seine River. Ride past famous sites like the Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées, and of course the iconic Eiffel Tower for perfect photo opportunities. Listen as your driver provides insider tips about life in Paris and gives you informative tidbits about the locations that are on the tour’s itinerary.

  • Paris: French Revolution Cycling Tour

    4. 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.

  • Le Marais: Walking Tour

    5. Le Marais: Walking Tour

    Approach this unique quarter of Paris from a new angle, with the help of an expert guide. From its scenic pre 19th Century architecture to its fascinating history and its vibrant and exciting present, get under the very social fabric that ties this area together. Once the site of the first Jewish settlement, the trendy neighborhood is now home to upscale boutiques and a vibrant nightlife. On this tour, you follow different threads of Marais' history and bind them together, to weave an image of a truly exceptional quarter. Stand in a place filled with a rich history by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public square with unparalleled beauty in Paris. Continue on and discover mansion after mansion, former homes to the nobility that once called the Marais home. If you only have a certain amount of time to spend in the city, you should definitely make sure you don't miss this quar...

  • Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

    6. Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

    Your guide will take you beyond the beaten track and typical tourist routes to another cultural dimension, on this mystical and enchanting escape to some of the more unusual spots in the French capital. Tailor your itinerary to suit your group and spend more time at the locations that spark your interest. Originally a swamp, the land of the Marais was drained and it became habitable, soon enticing settlers. It developed into the center of the city’s Jewish community, remaining so to this day. Over the years it has gone through several transformations, changing from a chic residential area that was home to aristocrats and even a royal court, to a run-down neighborhood. Today, the Marais is reliving its finest days. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to see the best it has to offer. Experience the royal history of the Marais by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public...

  • Paris: City Tour by Luxury Panoramic Open-Top French Car

    7. Paris: City Tour by Luxury Panoramic Open-Top French Car

    Travel back in time and re-live the glory days of motoring on a private tour of Paris by classic car. Get driven around the city in a vintage Citroën Traction Avant with retractable roof. Pass historic monuments and attractions, such as the Place de la Concorde, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme and Louvre Museum. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3-hour tour depending on your schedule. Hear amazing facts and anecdotes from your gentleman driver as you drive along the Champs-Elysees and visit the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Continue past the ornate Pont Alexandre III and Les Invalides before ending at Place de la Concorde. Book the 2-hour option to explore the Latin Quarter, Ile de la Cité, Champs de Mars and more. Discover hidden gems as you venture off the beaten path. The 3-hour option leaves no stone unturned and can be customized to your interests. Drive past the Moulin Rouge and Sacré-Coeur...

    One of the best things we did in Paris. The guide was amazing. The tour was incredible, the photos are once in a lifetime. Well worth the price. I highly recommend. I would do this again if I come back!

  • Paris by Pedicab: 1-Hour French Revolution Tour

    8. Paris by Pedicab: 1-Hour French Revolution Tour

    Enjoy a comfortable pedicab ride through the streets of Le Marais and see where democracy began in France. Your local guide will show you the main sites related to the French Revolution, providing commentary along the way. This 1-hour tour covers the district’s main historical points and also shows you the rebirth of the Le Marais into the vibrant neighborhood it is today. The pedicab offers a special way to see the sights in the fresh air, at your own pace. In the winter you don't have to worry about being cold, as you’ll be provided a princess blanket to keep you warm. There’s also a clear plastic tarp available for inclement weather, to keep you dry without obstructing your view!

  • Paris: Amphibious Minibus & Canal St-Martin Tunnel Cruise

    9. Paris: Amphibious Minibus & Canal St-Martin Tunnel Cruise

    Experience a high-speed ride on the Seine River, the most beautiful avenue in Paris! On this 90-minute combined program, you’ll depart from the Port de la Gare and head down the river to the basin of Est Paris at speeds of more than 40 miles per hour. Then you’ll slow it down a bit with a cruise along the Canal St-Martin tunnels. If you’re looking for an exceptional team-building activity for your staff, or an unforgettable experience with family or friends, take them on this unique adventure on the Seine. Groups of 10 people can be accommodated on the cruise. You also might like to dine afterwards on one of the delightful floating restaurants on the river.

    Xavier Hesse , pilot for PSB , made the experience on the river very pleasant. I found it , on the other hand, impossible to communicate by phone with either PSB or GYG and this prevents a higher rating from me.

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What people are saying about Place de la Bastille

It's a nice boat cruise on an offbeat path. I liked how I had not seen this part of Paris before. It's like a hidden gem. The seine cruises are a dime a dozen and this cruise differentiates itself. I read some of the other reviews and I didn't find the speaker annoying, nor did I find the seats uncomfortable. I agree that you could bring a snack and a drink. The weather I had was perfect +23 and sunny. Bring sunglasses and bring a jacket just in case. You go through 1.5km of underground cavern type area. Very cool. You see lots of different bridges too. As far as improvement on how to make this even better, I do agree with someone else's comment that the last 20minutes on the Seine seems too short. It would have been nicer if this cruise went up the river farther to the statue of liberty and turned around and came back to Orsay. (just because the Canal and Seine are two different worlds). They really complement each other. Do this if you've been to paris B4.

A city tour in an open vintage car with an excellent guide - background information, style and great "evidence photos". A special experience - I had booked it for a special birthday. If you take into account that you don't get into the rush hour in Paris (8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 5 to 7 p.m.) when planning the tour, the tour is perfect. But our guide also handled the rush hour times very well. Starting from 2h tours you can choose the start and end point yourself - we had a attraction pick us up and ended the city tour with us at the hotel. If I would book again and again, we (4 people) had a lot of fun!

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

Great guide, lovely start point and great scenery away from the biggest sites

Very well on time despite the weather we loved it !!!