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Our most recommended Paris Alternative Tours

Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre Museum

1. Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre Museum

You'll meet your guide underneath the immense glass pyramid of the Louvre, after the security check but before the ticketed entrance (the precise meeting point will be on your voucher).  Your guide will greet you and will take you to discover firsthand some of the most renowned collections and pieces of the Louvre, including the medieval remnants of the old royal castle, the vast Egyptian collection, the curious Venus de Milo, the crown jewelry collection, French masterpieces, and the Mona Lisa.  As home of the largest collection of artwork on the planet, the Louvre is filled with paintings, sculptures and other pieces that contain fascinating — and sometimes horrifying — secrets and backstories. Within the ancient world collections, learn about magic and long-forgotten rituals and travel through the ages as your guide brings to life dark events depicted in some of the Museum’s most iconic works. Even the world-famous Mona Lisa can be seen from a new perspective as you try to understand her enigmatic smile.  Throughout your tour, you'll also learn about the history of the Louvre itself: its medieval origins as a fortress, its importance as a royal residence and the centuries of betrayal, scandal and murder that took place here. By the end of your in-depth tour, you'll have a newfound appreciation and fascination for the Louvre Museum and the stories it contains. After your 2-hour visit, your ticket allows you to stay at the Louvre to explore the rest of the museum on your own.

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Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour with Transfer

2. 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.

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Vintage Paris & St Ouen Flea Market Walking Tour

3. Vintage Paris & St Ouen Flea Market Walking Tour

Put your guidebook away and join an English speaking guide that knows vintage Paris inside out. They will lead you on a walking tour to many of the secret corners of the amazing Puces de St. Ouen, the most vibrant and immense flea market in Paris. You eyes will pop wide open and your shopping heart will beat faster when you see what’s on offer. Different areas have different themes, from decorative furniture, antique textiles, paintings, ceramics, glassware, lighting, prints, maps, vintage clothing, jewelry, bags…The list just goes on and on. When you’ve spotted that must-have item, your guide will help negotiate on price and any details if the items need to be packed and exported.You'll also learn the history of the market. And to revive you after a hectic rummage around the hundreds of stalls, the visit includes a hot chocolate, coffee, or infusion at the famous cabaret café Chez Louisette, where an Edith Piaf style singer and accordian player recreate the atmosphere of retro Paris.

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Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Motorbike Sidecar Tour with Transfer

4. Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Motorbike Sidecar Tour with Transfer

Embark on a fun and unique private tour experience as you explore Paris aboard a vintage motorbike sidecar. 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, receive your helmet, 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 guide provides insider tips about life in Paris and gives you informative tidbits about the locations that are on the tour’s itinerary.

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Paris: Premium Shopping Experience in Le Marais

5. Paris: Premium Shopping Experience in Le Marais

Discover Le BHV Marais, the Parisian’s favorite department store. Go to the welcome desk on arrival to collect a pouch containing all your "good deals" vouchers. Then, set off independently and shop at leisure. Do you know this emblematic store? Le BHV Marais has a history dating back 160 years and is a part of the famous Galeries Lafayette group. An entry point into the cultural Marais district, the store is a major player on the international shopping scene, hosting a whole range of fashion, culture, design and gastronomy brands and services. Browse more than 2,000 brands. Save money at one of the most popular department stores in Paris as you enjoy some retail therapy at Le BHV Marais.  Browse more than 2,000 brands and take advantage of your 15% discount card to find bargains on a selection of items. When you need a break and some refreshments, head to the 3rd floor Marlette café and exchange your voucher for a tall drink and pastry for a mini price tag. Enjoy some quality time shopping at Le BHV Marais and benefit from services such as tax refund line jumps and a refund cash machine. If you purchase this package, Le BHV Marais offers you a special surprise: 15% off on a selection of brands.

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Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour

6. Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour

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. Meet your guide/driver, 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.

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Paris: City Tour by Luxury Panoramic Open-Top French Car

7. Paris: City Tour by Luxury Panoramic Open-Top French Car

Travel back in time and re-live the glory days of motoring on a private tour of Paris by classic car. Get driven around the city in a vintage Citroën Traction Avant with retractable roof. Pass historic monuments and attractions, such as the Place de la Concorde, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme and Louvre Museum. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3-hour tour depending on your schedule. Hear amazing facts and anecdotes from your gentleman driver as you drive along the Champs-Elysees and visit the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Continue past the ornate Pont Alexandre III and Les Invalides before ending at Place de la Concorde. Book the 2-hour option to explore the Latin Quarter, Ile de la Cité, Champs de Mars and more. Discover hidden gems as you venture off the beaten path. The 3-hour option leaves no stone unturned and can be customized to your interests. Drive past the Moulin Rouge and Sacré-Coeur and explore Montmartre, Le Marais and Place de la Bastille.

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Paris Street Art Workshop

8. Paris Street Art Workshop

Discover your inner Obey – or Cost – and learn how to create your own piece of street art in Paris. Take part in a street art workshop to release your creativity and explore all steps to create a piece of graffiti art in a friendly atmosphere. Meet real street artists and take part in a creative brainstorming session with an artist to work on your initial ideas. Then, make your first sketch on a piece of paper and explore different street art techniques. Learn how to refine your creation and more. Manage color associations to realize your creation on a large graffiti mural in an urban environment, and then add the last details with brushes to become a part of the street art movement!

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Paris: Sunrise Run & Sightseeing Small Group Tour

9. Paris: Sunrise Run & Sightseeing Small Group Tour

If you're a morning person then join this early bird jog and see the main landmarks of Paris! You'll work out and sight-see before breakfast, having plenty of time to visit more in-depth later the places you liked the most during your running tour. The starting point of the tour will be the Saint-Michel square, in the very heart of Paris. From there, your running guide will lead you on a round tour, at your own pace, past the most famous landmarks of Paris, such as: the Louvre Museum, the Tuileries garden, the Concorde Square, the Champs-Elysées avenue, Hôtel des Invalides, the Eiffel tower, and much more. Some quick stops are planned for pictures and refreshments along the way. Your tour host will carry your belongings (small items only) inside their backpack and will have water and snacks ready for you whenever you feel like it. All you have to do is to put on some comfortable running gear and to lace up your trainers!

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Explore Batignolles: Bohemian and Artsy Paris Tour

10. Explore Batignolles: Bohemian and Artsy Paris Tour

Join a like-minded local to explore the charming Batignolles neighborhood in the heart of the 17th arrondissement, a peaceful quarter that’s less touristy than the neighboring Montmartre.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Browse chic boutiques as well as local open-air markets, pop into fromageries and boulangeries like the locals and stroll along the charming streets while browsing their stylish boutiques and épiceries. Wander through the streets and soak up the classic Parisian style, stopping to enjoy a coffee or crepe at a local café, immersing yourself in the café culture that the neighborhood is known for. Walk along the Rue Sauffroy, which is the center of the neighborhood’s African community, and browse shops selling products from across the continent. Get recommendations from your local host for other neighborhoods to explore to get another glimpse of the real Paris as the locals see it.

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What people are saying about Paris

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 234 reviews

Our kids had a blast. Maybe the funnest thing we did during our entire trip to Paris. Romain, Louie, and our third guide were great guys. Very friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. We saw neighborhoods, churches, gardens, and points of interest. We felt safe the entire time. We did have a small mixup on scheduling, but made it happen the next day and were so glad we did.

Such fun - highly recommend - enthusiastic guide to show us the intricacies of street painting (which is not as easy as appears )!

It was the perfect November day in Paris for a ride in this fantastic vintage car. This is really great way to see this city.

It was great to be able to create your own graffiti on a large wall in a park.

Wonderful day i enjoyed so much the best way to see the city