1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Pont Alexandre III

Skip the Line: New Paris Free Tour

Product ID: 5021
Experience Paris like a local on a free tour of the city’s main attractions. Pay what you can to passionate guides that believe everyone deserves a good tour, regardless of his travel budget. See the Louvre, Palais Royal, Champs-Élysées, and much more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long waiting lines to join this popular tour by booking online
  • Soak up the fragrant scents of the Tuileries Gardens
  • Honor the French Republic at the Arc de Triomphe and Napoleon's Tomb
  • Walk through the bohemian Latin Quarter
  • Stroll along the banks of the River Seine, passing the ornate Pont Alexandre III, and the historic Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Fun walk through Paris
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop-off at accommodation
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the fountain at Place Saint-Michel in the Latin Quarter. To get there, take Metro Line 4 to Saint-Michel and exit the station at Fontaine Saint-Michel, or take the RER B or RER C to Saint-Michel Notre-Dame and exit the station at Quai St. Michel. Walk one block south (away from the river) to Place St. Michel. Be sure to look for the guides wearing red t-shirts and carrying red umbrellas!

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour runs in all weather
• The price of pre-booking this tour online is for covering the administrative cost
• The tour does not enter any museums or other specific sites, as this would lengthen the tour and disrupt the flow of information. The price of the tour does not include entrance into these sites
• This tour is wheelchair accessible.
• Your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 798 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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It was really good! The tour start raining a lot, so we decided that it was better don’t do it, but then the weather got better and even if we didn’t do the completely but it was really nice anyway. Specially thank to Charlie (the guide tour) because of his patience and his humor even with that weather at the beginning!!

5 March 2019

This MUST be the first thing you do once you arrive

This tour is a must. I highly recommend doing it as soon as you arrive. Give you a good overview of the city and helps you plan out the next few days. Our guide Zach was amazing. Super easy to understand, very friendly and super helpful. Gave us a lot of practical tips and scams to avoid. This is a no brainer. From now on, I’ll be doing this in any new city I travel to.

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27 December 2018

Hugo was a super Guide; funny and very knowledgeable. He had fun at what he was doing and we enjoed his tour very much. We liked that the Group was divied Up since it had become too large; in this Ställen group Hugo took care that we didn‘t get lost and could hear everything.

2 June 2018

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