Guided tour

The Essence of Paris Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

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Activity provider: FredsWalks

The Essence of Paris Walking Tour

Activity provider: FredsWalks

From US$ 67.72 per person

This tour is the best way to understand what the capital is all about. Explore Paris on this sightseeing walk that will take you through the history of the city and help you understand why Paris fascinates us so.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the magnificence of Paris's Gothic and Classic architecture
  • Discover what it's like to be a Parisian for a day
  • Linger on the Banks of the Seine
Full description
This walking tour through the heart of Paris is the best way to get a feel for what the city has to offer. See what makes this one of the most visited places in the world. This brisk walk will talk you through the ages and bring you up-to-date to understand why Paris is the way it is today. If you like history, culture and art, this is the tour you should do while visiting the City of Lights.
  • Walking tour
  • Bi-cultural French-English interpreter
  • State appointed conference guide
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the foot of the Tour Saint-Jacques, near the green hut. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a bi-cultural French-English interpreter and a state-appointed conference guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

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A manageable city walk with a knowledgeable and cheerful guide. We are family with two children, 9 and 17, and the guide made a real effort to make them both and us adults interested. Insight into the city's history spiced with anecdotes. Highly recommended, especially if hosting one of your first trips to Paris. Take it preferably at the beginning of your stay.

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October 6, 2021

Très bien

August 17, 2021


A passionate and fascinating guide. This is indeed the essence of Paris, told in an enlightened manner, with many anecdotes that make you want to continue the visit. We never tire of letting ourselves be told

August 22, 2021

Product ID: 69918