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Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

1. Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Experience some of the hidden quarters of Paris and take in the city’s major highlights as you cruise the streets in a vintage Citroen 2CV convertible. See the grand avenues lined with well-known buildings and monuments, and also visit historical areas such as the Marais, with its village-like atmosphere. You’ll also see Place des Vosges, the oldest Royal place of Paris, on this unique 2-hour tour. Take a drive to the Arènes de Lutèce, the site of the city’s most important ruins from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris. The stones at the site date back to 200 A.D. What you’ll see: • Place des Vosges • Passage Sully • Village Saint Paul • Le Marais • Port de l'Arsenal • Bastille • Grande Mosquée de Paris • Butte aux cailles • Cité Florale • Arènes de Lutèce • Institut du Monde Arabe • Place Dauphine

Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

2. Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

Starting from the Beaubourg area, jump aboard your bike and set off on a discovery of the historical center of Paris located on the right-hand side of the River Seine. Begin the tour in the hip Marais quarter with a visit to Village Saint Paul, a village in the center of the city. You'll also get the opportunity to visit the most beautiful of all the royal squares in the capital - the Place des Vosges with its prominent residents. Cycle past the Picasso Museum before enjoying a break at one of the oldest markets in Paris. Your tour guide will tell you more about the controversial Buren's Columns at the Palais-Royal as well as the glass pyramid in the main courtyard of the Louvre. Your tour will finish on the unmissable Seine Islands, the Ile de la Cité (where Notre-Dame stands) and Ile Saint-Louis.

Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

3. Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

Join an expert guide on a 3-hour tasting tour of Le Marais, and discover the local hangouts as you sample delicious food and wine. You’ll start your Paris tour in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building. Then move on pass Notre-Dame to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Pass an iconic bakery, whose baguette was named one of the best in Paris. Continue to Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, the center of the French gay scene, to see one of the oldest streets in Le Marais. Stop to sample a delicious macaron, made by one of the city’s most famous pastry chefs, then enter the heart of the Jewish community. Discover a vibrant pedestrianized street, full of falafel stands and Jewish delis. Then continue to a wine and alcohol store to try iconic French liqueurs, such as Cognac, Armagnac, Absinthe, and Old Plum brandy. Feast on French charcuterie, including pâté, rillettes, and ham. Finally you’ll walk to Place de la Bastille, passing the former home of the French writer, Victor Hugo. The area is full of bars and restaurants, where you can continue to explore the City of Lights on your own.

Paris: Private Foodie Walking Tour of Les Marais

4. Paris: Private Foodie Walking Tour of Les Marais

Discover the authentic French food this walking tour of the Les Marais district in Paris. Explore one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Paris. Soak up Parisian culture while sampling food and drink at four restaurants and markets. Stroll through Les Marais, one of the most authentic and beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Taste classic dishes like a charcuterie board of local cheeses paired with French wine at the charming Marché des Enfants, the oldest food market in Paris. Stop for French tapas with a local beer while visiting squares, parks, monuments, an picturesque alleys. Sit at the elegant La Place du Marché Sainte Catherine and select a dish and wine. Travel over the cobbled stone in the Village Saint-Paul. Delight your senses with a sweet crepe and a savory crepe. Head to the oldest planned square in the city, Place des Vosges.

Paris: 1.5-Hour Vintage Car Night Tour

5. Paris: 1.5-Hour Vintage Car Night Tour

Join your local friendly guide for a nighttime tour of Paris aboard a vintage Peugeot 404 from 1963. A late evening visit will give you a great opportunity to admire the beauty of illuminated buildings and monuments in the quiet atmosphere of the city without traffic jams. Explore some off-the-beaten-track sights of the city, such as the Butte-aux-Cailles, Gobelins, Arènes de Lutèce, Le Marais and the Albert Tower. Enjoy a stop at the Place des Vosges to taste delicious macaroons and take a walk to appreciate the architecture and unique atmosphere of this place, a historical Parisian landmark. Listen to your guide as he tells you the fascinating history of the places you visit, as well as numerous anecdotes about what it was like to drive a car in the sixties. From the Albert Tower to the Hotel de Sens, passing the Grand Mosque of Paris or the Gare de Lyon, see fine monuments and sites away from classical tourist circuits.

Paris: 4-Hour Guided Tour by Minibus

6. Paris: 4-Hour Guided Tour by Minibus

Discover the highlights of Paris on an interactive 4-hour tour with a live guide, available as a private or small group option. Travel the streets by minibus, and see more than you would on a walking tour. Meet your guide at the Opéra Garnier (Palais Garnier), and set off to explore the Latin Quarter, notable for the Sorbonne university campus and its bohemian vibe. Pass the scenic Place du Châtelet and imposing Louvre Museum, as well as the Haussmann-designed Place de l’ Opéra. Admire the triumphant Place Vendôme and the expansive Place de la Concorde at the end of the Champs-Élysées. See the iconic columns of La Madeleine, the complex of buildings of the Ecole Militaire, and the museums and monuments of Les Invalides. Experience the sidewalk café culture of St. Germain-des-Pres. Enjoy ample photo stops along the way. Then, continue with a stop near Notre-Dame de Paris and Marais district, including the famous Place des Vosges. (Some access can be subject to the police authorization). Transfer to artistic Montmartre for a walking tour of Place du Tertre. Watch the pavement artists at work, and look at the white, wedding-cake basilica of the Sacré Coeur. Drive back to the city center for a drop-off at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Marais District Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

7. Paris: Marais District Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

Start the audio-guided tour at Place des Vosges. As you stroll through the charming district of Le Marais, automatically triggered audio commentary from the app provides more information and insight into one of Paris's trendiest neighborhoods. See the former home of renowned writer Victor Hugo near the start of the tour. Discover a selection of attractions in the area including the Carnavalet Museum and Maison Européenne de la Photographie. Learn more about the Jewish heritage of the area and a thriving LGBT community. The audio guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates directions to follow in real-time. If you wish to stop at one of the trendy cafes for a drink or a bite to eat, simply pause the app and resume the tour when you are ready. The audio tour finally leads you to the Hotel de Ville, Paris's city hall near Ile de la Cité, and the Seine River.

Marais Walking Tour: Lifestyle in Paris

8. Marais Walking Tour: Lifestyle in Paris

Paris is the city of lovers, and Le Marais is a magnificent mix of historical mansions, cutting edge fashion boutiques, and lively restaurants. It makes an absolutely essential place to visit on your Paris adventure. Long known as the aristocratic district of Paris, it hosts a stunning array of architectural buildings. It spreads across the 3rd and 4th arrondissements on the Rive Droite (Right Bank). Our tour today will include a look at the unusual side of the neighborhood not usually experienced by tourists. We'll enter in some of the most prestigious gourmet addresses, and see the most important monuments along the way. These include: Place des Vosges - the oldest planned square in Paris; Hôtel de Sully, Carnavalet, and Hôtel Salé, each with their renowned designs. We'll also have a chance to find a remarkable group of shops along the way! Make sure to ask your guide about restaurant recommendations in this culinary city. We'll also have an opportunity to stop for two gourmet tastings along the way, to complete your experience in the Marais.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Tickets, Highlights & Crêpe Private Tour

9. Paris: Eiffel Tower Tickets, Highlights & Crêpe Private Tour

See the sights of Paris and learn its hidden secrets with a guided and private walking tour. Find the most emblematic places of the city and learn the romantic history. Watch the locals in Saint-Germain-des-Pres and taste sweet local crepes. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and see it all. Find yourself at the Louvre Museum, and stroll through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens. Learn of the tragedy of Place de la Concrode, where Marie Antoinette was beheaded and where the Champs-Elysees begins. Relax and watch the local life in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the most bohemian neighborhood of the city. Taste Parisian crepes while sitting in a bar with typical round tables. Visit the charming Ville Saint Paul in the Marais district and head to the elegant and must-see Place des Vosges. Venture to the beautiful "Ile de la Cité," and its famous Notre Dame Cathedral, on the banks of the Seine River. Get away from the tourist tide and lost in the curious and colorful streets that only your local guide can show you. Receive your tickets to ride the Eiffel Tower all the way to the second floor, and see Paris from above.

Paris: Le Marais Hidden Treasures Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Paris: Le Marais Hidden Treasures Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover a quieter side of Paris' bustling Marais district on this audio-guided walking tour and explore the area's private mansions, charming gardens, and hidden passages. With informative commentaries at the touch of a button, wander through the streets with your smartphone as your guide. Start your tour at the historical Cité Internationale des Arts, where you can admire works by over 300 artists at your own pace. Later, discover how Paris was first built in the Marais Sud before exploring the 12th-century city walls. Learn more about the historic neighborhood of Saint-Paul and discover some of its biggest scandals. Feel free to pause the tour whenever you want for a bite to eat or rest, then hop straight back in where you left off. With clear audio directions and a visual map, it's impossible to get lost. Customize your itinerary to your own tastes and enjoy a fun and authentic walking tour of Le Marais at your own pace. Finish your at the Place des Vosges, former home of Victor Hugo.

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What people are saying about Place des Vosges

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 319 reviews

Excellent tour in Paris. I have visited before but always keen to explore lesser-known areas of different cities which I know urban Adventures is renowned for providing. The guide on our tour was Mich, and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, made the tour very interactive and answered everybody's questions thoroughly. His passion for Paris really showed throughout the whole tour. The food samples were amazing. We had pastries and sweet treats, some very tasty French cheese and also got to enjoy some wine tasting. I'd highly recommend this tour, especially if you want to explore different areas of Paris that you may not have explored before.

Our guide was a enthusiast young man Anukool he was extremely knowledgeable regarding the history of France Paris and the area He had an excellent sense of humour intelligent and obviously loved his job very polite and affable At the end of the tour we were filled with interesting facts and figures We would highly recommend this tour and Anukool in particular

Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He was not only a history buff but also very familiar with the bakeries and food places in the beautiful Marais.

Zac was really great; super enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Not in a hurry to finish the tour, happy to answer questions afterwards.

Great experience and great tours. The app was pretty cool to use.