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Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

1. Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

Throughout your 2-hour guided tour you will discover the dark side of the center of Paris. Choose between a shared or private experience, which will begin at the former main site of the bloody and popular public executions, which were both adored and appreciated by Parisians. You will see how cruelly they used to punish convicted criminals, as well as the occasional unfortunate innocent person too. Paris is a haunted city with plenty of ghosts and phantoms. One famous French poet became the ghost that today haunts a theater, another one was injured during a fire and has since never left the Opera House. You'll learn about the "evil queen" of France, and how another spirit haunted her all the way up until her final days. Demons and devilish beings are everywhere in Paris, with the Notre-Dame Cathedral containing plenty of them on its exterior. On this facade there are so many creepy and mysterious signs and symbols, which require a thorough investigation to properly appreciate it. You will learn how a gypsy cursed a house in the Latin Quarter, causing its owner to die. This was followed by more people mysteriously dying there. You'll hear the spine-chilling story about this most famous cursed Parisian place, before your chilling tour finishes at the meeting point with the story of a vampire.

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Skip The Line: The Original Free Tour of Paris

2. Skip The Line: The Original Free Tour of Paris

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of Paris, with passionate guides who work only for their tips. The expert guides love Paris and believe that you deserve the best possible tour, no matter what your travel budget is. As you walk, you will learn of the city’s incredible history, from its beginnings as a medieval village, to the capital of Napoleonic Rule, from the beheadings of the French Revolution, to the excitement of La Belle Epoque, and not forgetting the years of Nazi Occupation, to the secrets of today's Paname. The free walking tour covers all the main city sites, such as the beautiful grounds of the Louvre. You will walk along the banks of the River Seine, and through the bohemian Latin Quarter, with its lively bistros and cafés. Go to the origin of Paris at the Ile-de-la-Cité, the island where the medieval city began. Pass the Louvre, one of the most famous museums in the world. Gaze up at the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World Fair and now the ultimate emblem of Paris. Wander through the pretty Tuileries Gardens, and past the city's historic bridges, such as the ornate Pont Alexandre III connecting the Champs-Élysées and Les Invalides. Explore revolutionary history at Napoleon's Tomb and the Arc de Triomphe, erected to honor those who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. And admire the Beaux-Arts splendors of the Grand & Petit Palais, celebrations of the glories of the new French Republic.

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Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

3. Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

Journey through a darker side of the history of Paris on a walking tour of some of the city's great crime scenes. Follow a route that traces shady business dealings, sites of execution and much more. Discover how Paris was once a maze of side streets where it was easy to get lost, providing refuge for thieves and other miscreants. Learn, for example, about the emblematic Pont Neuf where, in the 17th century, the crooks, thieves and beggars came from the Cours des Miracles to steal the bourgeois before returning to the neighborhoods around the Halles and Beaubourg. Learn about the great gallows and gibbets of Montfaucon, and listen to surprising facts and fascinating anecdotes on the approximately 2km walk. Discover Paris from a completely different perspective.

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Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

4. Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

Visit some of the most well-known sites of Paris in an authentic, fun, and entertaining way on 3 distinct audio-guided tours. Enjoy the convenience of keeping your smartphone in your pocket while your professional guide’s commentaries lead you through charming streets and squares. The audio commentaries trigger automatically based on your location. Secret Montmartre (1.5 hours) Walk the steep streets and hidden squares of bohemian Montmartre and immerse yourself in the neighborhood’s artistic history, from Pablo Picasso to Dalida. Mysteries and Legends of Paris, Ile de la Cité (1.5 hours) Learn the history of central Paris’ famous sites, such as the Louvre Pyramid, Pont Neuf, and the Conciergerie, but with a macabre twist. Follow the side streets and secret passages, far from the usual tourist itineraries. Trendy Le Marais (1.5 hours) Discover the historic and fashionable district of Le Marais with its rich Jewish heritage and LGBTQ community. Explore the district’s incredible mix of historical architecture, cafes and museums, and great shopping. Want to make a short stop in a shop or grab a quick snack? Pause the tour and resume when you want, right where you left off. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates directions to follow in real time, so don’t worry about getting lost. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! Customize your itinerary as you wish and enjoy the fun and entertaining tours at your own pace.

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Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

5. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover the highlights of Paris like a local on an electric bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets easily with the help of a motor. Have the use of a raincoat, so you can enjoy the city in any weather. Take a family-friendly route that is mostly on bike paths and sidewalks. Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Test drive your bike to ensure that you are comfortable handling an electric bike. Set off on an adventure as you ride to the iconic Louvre Palace. Wave to the Mona Lisa as you pass the Louvre Muséum and the Carrousel shopping center. Enjoy the greenery in the Tuileries Gardens and watch the ships pass by the docks. Admire the oldest bridge in the city at Pont Neuf. Travel to Cité Island to view the stunning Cité Palace. View the Gothic architecture of Saint Chapelle and the rose window of the Notre dame Cathédral. Venture to the Institute of France and see the love locks on the Arts Bridge. Go by the Orsay Muséum which was once a train station before passing the Orsay Docks. Get up close to the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the view of it from across the Trocadero Gardens. Feel the immensity of the Chaillot Palace as you see both wings. Get a taste of modern art as you pass by Tokyo Palace. Be tickled by the contrast between the Great and small palace. Experience the connection between the US and France at the Liberty Flame in Lady Diana square. Ride by the arched Alexandre III bridge and appreciate the use of space in the Vendôme and Concorde square. Finish your tour where you began.

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Paris: Mysteries and Legends Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

6. Paris: Mysteries and Legends Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

Uncover the mysteries and legends of Paris on this audio-guided walking tour. With your smartphone in your pocket, follow your professional and passionate guide’s commentary as you explore the historical landmarks of the city. Begin the tour in front of the Arc du Carrousel, right by the Louvre Museum. Discover how the Louvre and the Tuileries Garden got their name as well as all their disturbing ghost stories. Get to know Belphégor, the indiscreet ghost of the Louvre, and find out why the Pyramid of the Louvre has been the subject of so many conspiracy stories, including in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Why did an Italian worker steal the Mona Lisa at the beginning of the 20th century? And what is the longest work of art in Paris? These questions and more will be answered as you go. Cross the Cour Carrée and the Pont des Arts to admire one of the most beautiful views of Paris. Then, on Ile de la Cité, discover the secret history of the Order of the Templars, the former state prison, and the antechamber of the guillotine. Take the tour at your own pace and make stops along the way as you desire. Simply pause the app then kick off again where you left off. Clear audio directions, a map, and an integrated geo-localization feature ensure you can focus on enjoying your tour without the fear of getting lost.

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Paris Highlights Full Day Tour

7. Paris Highlights Full Day Tour

Meet your guide at the Eiffel Tower and ascend the elevator towards the top of this iconic Parisian attraction. Along the way you will learn about Gustave Eiffel himself, and upon reaching the second level you will take a walk around its perimeter to view the city's landmarks. Learn about the tower's lights, construction, paint and get a brief lesson on the proud history of the city. Next it’s up to the Summit to see Paris from 300 meters in the sky. When you return to the ground level, enjoy a boat cruise on the River Seine for a 30 minute ride filled with views of Paris’ most famous landmarks. In the event that the Summit is closed (at the discretion of the Eiffel Tower staff) your guide will use this extra time to visit other landmarks according to time allowed and the group's preference such as the Latin Quarter or the Arc de Triomphe. Your next stop is the Ile de la Cite, where you can view the cathedral of Notre Dame from Point Zero, the geographic center of Paris. After your visit to see the cathedral, stroll on this island past the ornate gates of the Palace of Justice, the Conciergerie where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned during the Revolution, and the Saint-Chapelle church. Before you leave the island you will head towards the oldest bridge in Paris, the Pont Neuf. Cross over the bridge to the right bank and walk alongside the river past the Bouquinistes, or booksellers, and celebrate a tradition that dates back to the 15th century. The last stop is outside the magnificent Louvre Museum, where your guide will escort you through the Royal Courtyard and to the east end of the Historic Axis of Paris, next to the Tuileries Gardens, at the world famous Louvre Pyramid. If you decide to visit the Louvre, your guide will have insider tips on how to best enjoy the museum. Before you bid farewell, your guide will share history and tips for visiting the nearby Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe. You will not believe how much you have seen and experienced in just over 6 hours!

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Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

8. Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

Explore Paris on a private tour to ensure a highly personalized experience. Meet your guide outside the Cité Metro Station for the start of a pleasant walking tour of the “City of Lights.” The tour covers the most famous landmarks along the River Seine, such as the Gothic splendor of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Your guide will describe the origins of Paris at the Île de la Cité, including its art and culture through the centuries. Admire bridges over the Seine, and discover secret spots known only to the locals. Then, skip the ticket lines at the Louvre, the ancient home of French monarchs and emperors. Once inside, your guide will take you to major artworks and hidden treasures. Learn about the museum’s architectural history and pre-museum life as a fortress and palace. By the end, you will have a greater understanding of how the “City of Lights” and its treasures earned their worldwide reputation.

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Paris: Private or Shared Cruise on the Seine

9. Paris: Private or Shared Cruise on the Seine

Admire the city of love and lights from the water on this Paris cruise. Embark down the Seine, one of the longest rivers in France, and take in Paris’ sights on the riverside, such as the iconic Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Hop on board the boat and get comfortable before taking off from Port Javel Bas. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks on board to fully enjoy your trip. Pets are also welcome. First, you’ll cruise in front of the Statue of Liberty monument, followed by the Eiffel Tower, the Alexander III Bridge, the Orsay Museum, and the Louvre. The boat will pass under the historic Pont Neuf, Europe's oldest stone bridge and the first bridge in Paris. Just beyond it, you will have a unique view of Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Paris Plages, a famous artificial beach located along the Seine. After your scenic cruise around Paris, return to the Port of Javel Bas. Before saying goodbye to your captain, receive a souvenir photo to remember your experience.

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Paris: City Tour with Louvre Tickets & Cider with a Crepe

10. Paris: City Tour with Louvre Tickets & Cider with a Crepe

Follow your guide to uncover the hidden parts of Paris that only the locals know on this walking tour. See city highlights like ‘Ile de la Cité’ island, Pompidou Center, and the Tuileries Gardens. Make the most of your time by skipping the line at the popular Louvre Museum.  Feel like a local as you stroll through picturesque neighborhoods like the beautiful Seine island of ‘Ile de la Cité.' Stop at Notre Dame to experience this jewel of French medieval architecture for yourself. Head to the Church of Sainte Chapelle to admire the stunning stained glass work. Take in the bohemian atmosphere as you cross the romantic Seine river. Get a taste of modern architecture at Pompidou Centre. Eat like a local at a creperie restaurant as you savor an authentic Parisian crêpe paired with cider. View the playful figures in the Stravinsky fountain as you eat. Walk through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens and marvel at the glamorous Garnier Opera House. Find out where Marie Antoinette was beheaded. No trip to Paris is complete without a trip to the Louvre Museum. Avoid wasting time in line at this popular attraction with your direct access tickets. Uncover facinating information about the artwork with an audio guide.

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What people are saying about Pont Neuf

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,616 reviews

We were the only people on the tour but this made it much better. Our tour guide had extensive knowledge of Paris’s history and the stories that were told were fascinating. Aside from the Dark Secrets, our guide gave us some great restaurant and location tips for the rest of our time in Paris. A must-do guide if you’ve visiting Paris and want to hear some history. Thank you!

Our favorite part of our Paris visit! Our guide shared many unique and curious stories that we had never heard. I look forward to taking another My Precious Paris tour next time!

The guide, Alberto from Mexico is really good in storytelling. His stories about Paris and France made me curious about the history side of this beautiful city.

Our guide Simon was very pleasant, tells the stories with complete surrender and passion so that you can imagine everything vividly

Super great informative tour. Not too strenuous. Please see the dam and Louvre and learn a lot about Paris and its history.