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Paris: Aquarium de Paris Entrance Ticket

1. Paris: Aquarium de Paris Entrance Ticket

Head to the Trocadéro Gardens in the heart of Paris to enjoy an access to the Aquarium de Paris. Boasting more than 10,000 fish from around the globe, the 3,500-square meter venue offers an exciting introduction to the world’s oceans and rivers. See fearsome sharks and sweet sea urchins. Look out for shy clown fish, and marvel at the sting rays. The marine life hails from areas as diverse as the Reunion Islands of the Indian Ocean to the estuaries and basins of the River Seine. There’s even a touch pool that allows you to stroke and feed the fish. Aquarium de Paris also boasts 2 cinemas that show fascinating National Geographic documentaries, as well as fish related cartoons for the kids. The young ones will also love the ever-changing program of pirate shows and water dances. Spend a magical day with your family or friends, learning more about the life under the water, and enjoy free access to the daily program of interactive workshops (no reservations required).

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Paris: Night Musical Cruise on the Seine

2. Paris: Night Musical Cruise on the Seine

Bask in the night glow of Paris on a Seine River sightseeing cruise. Tour the "City of Lights" and soak in the relaxing atmosphere on board as French music plays. Take in a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Orsay Museum, the Alexandre III Bridge, the Concorde Square, the Petit, and Grand Palace, the Marie Bridge, and many more as you sail.

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Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

3. Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

Hop on board for a refreshingly new perspective of central Paris. Take a relaxing 1-hour river cruise of Paris and enjoy unbeatable views of the city's most memorable landmarks. Starting at the Eiffel Tower, cruise on a comfortable boat down the river for a taste of elegant Parisian life. Glide past The Grand Palais, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Your guide will entertain you throughout the leisurely cruise with anecdotes and intriguing historical facts.  The Paris cruise goes as far as the Institute of the Arabic World at the Ile Saint-Louis before returning you to the Eiffel Tower, and it's the most relaxing way to sightsee in Paris and is the only way to explore the city free of traffic noise and congestion.

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Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

4. Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

Journey through the heart of Paris after dark and marvel at the floodlit monuments of the "City of Lights" from a front-row seat. Board the open-top vehicle on the Champs-Elysées and set off to marvel at all the iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris and much more. Admire the glass structure of the Louvre Pyramid as you listen to an informative commentary by a live English and French-speaking guide or on the multilingual audio guides. Get a free reward booklet with exclusive offers and recommendations.

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Paris: Guided Tour Outside the Eiffel Tower & Summit Ticket

5. Paris: Guided Tour Outside the Eiffel Tower & Summit Ticket

Enjoy a tour of the outside of the Eiffel Tower with an expert guide. Climb the Tower itself with a reserved entrance ticket and enjoy panoramic views over the City of Lights. Start your small-group tour from the manicured gardens of Trocadero Plaza. Follow your guide across the Jena Bridge to the Champ de Mars, listening all the while to the fascinating history of the original “la Dame de Fer” (Iron Lady). After the walking tour, your guide will then accompany you past the Eiffel Tower ticket line to ascend in the elevator. On your self-guided visit of the 1st and 2nd floors (and the Summit, if option selected), have a chance to enjoy every curve from every angle and understand the beautiful science that keeps the structure standing. From the dedicated observation deck on the 2nd level, admire the marvels that lay at your feet. From here, take in iconic sights such as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, and Notre Dame. Take this chance to explore the beauty and history of the Eiffel Tower.

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Paris: City Highlights Bike Tour

6. 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.

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Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

7. Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

Get a unique souvenir of your time in Paris and take part in a photo shoot of your trip at locations tailored to your personal requirements.  Work with a professional photographer to create magical moments, and capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style. The photographers are hand-picked, highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Receive a link to your own, password-protected, online gallery within 5 working days to download your professionally edited images for free.

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Paris: Audio Guided Walking Tour Around the Eiffel Tower

8. Paris: Audio Guided Walking Tour Around the Eiffel Tower

Learn all about the Eiffel Tower and the history of the area on an hour-long self-guided tour with an audio guide. Listen and discover as an easy-to-use app on your smartphone regales you with entertaining commentary from a professional guide and actors. Stories automatically trigger as you walk past important historical sites. You can begin this innovative guided tour whenever you want, alone or with friends. Begin your tour at Place du Trocadéro in the heart of the Palais de Chaillot. From there take a short stroll in the gardens of the Trocadéro and learn why building the Eiffel Tower was considered to be such a great architectural feat. Cross Jena bridge over the Seine, then continue on to the gardens of the Eiffel Tower. Stop along the way for snacks or coffee, never getting lost thanks to the clear audio directions and map. If you do take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time. Customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of the Eiffel Tower at your own pace.

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Vintage 2CV tour + Cruise

9. Vintage 2CV tour + Cruise

Take a tour of the City of Lights in a vintage Citroen 2CV, followed by a leisurely cruise down the River Seine in a classic Bateaux Parisians, a traditional, glass-topped Parisian riverboat. Your personal driver will collect you from your hotel, or any other central Paris location, and drive you through the city’s lively streets in a classic Citroen 2CV. An icon of the French motor industry, the idiosyncratic 2CV was built from 1948 until 1990, and sets hearts a flutter for its instantly recognizable design. See Paris through the eyes of a real Parisian, and then prolong this sweet time right at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Jump on one of the classic "Les Bateaux Parisians" boats, entirely glassed over and boasting a terrace at the stern and outside walkways that offer perfect panoramic views. Get a lively commentary broadcast on individual headsets in 13 languages, enriched with words and music that evokes the places and periods visited. During the combined tour, you will see many of Paris’s top attractions, from the Avenue des Champs Elysée, Place Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, and Trocadéro, to the Tour Eiffel, Les Invalides, Pont Alexandre 3, Petit et Grand Palais, Pyramide du Louvre and Opera Garnier.

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Paris: Bus Toqué Tour with 3-Course Dinner and Champagne

10. Paris: Bus Toqué Tour with 3-Course Dinner and Champagne

Head to the Eiffel Tower and hop onboard the Bus Toqué for an unforgettable evening. Take your seat at your table on the double-decker bus and admire spectacular views of Paris from an elevated position. Each table is fitted with a tablet so you can listen to the audio commentary and watch the video guide as you savor a three-course meal based on local and seasonal products. End your experience on a high note with a signature dessert by pastry chef Mathieu Mandard as your bus makes its way back to the Eiffel Tower.

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What people are saying about Place du Trocadéro

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,725 reviews

Alain was so friendly, professional, and creative! One of our favorite experiences so far! Thank you so much!

A moment out of time. This night cruise met all my expectations. Thank you to the team I recommend 100%

My friend and I had so much fun making a perfume. Marina was very helpful with mixing right amounts.

I think it's worth using. we sailed at 21.00. It was cold but it is worth savoring these views.

Mary was excellent! The tour was very informative and a great walk.