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  • Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

    1. Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

    Your 3-hour bike tour starts in front the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your experienced local guide will show you nooks and crannies of the old Paris as well as explaining you the anecdotes behind the great history. Starting on the city island, head toward St Louis island, mostly unchanged since the 17th century. Crossing the Seine River, enter the medieval Marais, famous for its Jewish and gay neighbourhoods. From middle-aged houses through trendy corners, reach the first ever Kings Square and its magnificent buildings. Continuing through the Bastille square, demystify its legendary prison and the famous Bastille day. Escape from city traffic and stroll along the bike-friendly path that lines the Seine River and get ready for a nice drink stop along the water. Then, its time to discover the left bank. F...

    The small group size and very knowledgeable and interactive tour guide made for a wonderful way to see parts unknown of this beautiful city. Thanks for the great time Claudia!

  • River Seine Cruise from Parc de la Villette

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

    5. 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.

  • Paris: 2-Hour French Revolution Walking Tour

    6. Paris: 2-Hour French Revolution Walking Tour

    Explore the fascinating story behind the French Revolution and the tumultuous times that led to this key historical event in France on a 2-hour walking tour of some of the most historic sites in Paris. The French Revolution began on 14 July 1789, when the citizens stormed the Bastille prison. The prison no longer exists, although one of the city’s opera houses can now be found on the site, along with a column honoring the 1831 Paris Commune. The tour does not visit the location of the former prison, but there will be a lively discussion of the event. Walk to Les Invalides, used by the French army as an ammunition depot in the city. Hear how revolutionaries scaled the moat and stole over 30,000 weapons that were used in the attack on the Bastille. King Louis XVI was beheaded in the current-day Place de la Concorde on 21 January 1793. Stripped of all titles, he was guillotined in front ...

    tour guide was engaged, presented the topic in a lively manner and had a really good knowledge about the french revolution and french history at all. Because of all the interesting stuff and the fine weather - as booked :-) - the tour had taken longer that planned. It was worth every minute !

  • 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: Dinner Cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin

    8. Paris: Dinner Cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin

    Climb aboard for a romantic evening cruise along the Canal Saint-Martin and get off the beaten path in Paris. Embark at the former harbor of the Bassin de la Villette and admire the Rotonde de la Villette by Claude Nicolas Ledoux, built as part of the old city walls. Venture through the mysterious tunnels to experience a place of magic and beauty, and emerge at the Port de l’Arsenal to see the genius of the Place de la Bastille and its 52-meter high column. Join the River Seine and see some of the most beautiful monuments of the "City of Lights." Along the way, pass 9 locks, 2 swing bridges and 4 footbridges as you feast from the on-board dinner with drinks included. Soak up the atmosphere of the old guinguettes (drinking establishments) of Paris, and disembark at the Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay). 

  • Le Marais: Walking Tour

    9. 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

    10. 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...

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What people are saying about Place de la Bastille

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4.6 / 5

based on 505 reviews

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.

Very good service. Frederic really gave us an interesting tour. He certainly knows his Paris. In addition to all the juicy details only someone with his experience can give. We had an absolutely amazing time! Next time we’ll go for the tour of the French Revolution tour.

The small group size and very knowledgeable and interactive tour guide made for a wonderful way to see parts unknown of this beautiful city. Thanks for the great time Claudia!

We could have just biked on our own but we are glad we did not because We learned a lot we would not have known without the guide.

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