Place du Chatelet: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

1. Paris: Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the 'City of Love'? 🚲❤️ Jump on a cozy city bike for a 3-hour adventure that will transport you back in time to the grandeur of 19th-century Paris, designed by the visionary Haussmann himself. But this isn't your typical tour; it's an exhilarating escapade guided by a charismatic local who'll show you Paris from an entirely fresh perspective, spicing up your ride with captivating tales of 'La vie à Paris.' 🗺️📚 Our odyssey kicks off near the mesmerizing Opera House, and from there, we'll pedal our way to Parisian wonders like the Pont Neuf, the iconic Place de la Concorde, and the charming historic bridges that span the majestic River Seine. 🌉🚴 As you gaze up at the whimsical gargoyles of Notre-Dame de Paris and pass by the official chambers of the mayor at the exquisite Hotel de Ville, you'll be on the path to place du Chatelet, right on the banks of the Seine. But that's not all – brace yourself for the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Louvre and the cutting-edge modernity of the Centre Pompidou. 🏛️🎨 This isn't just a bike tour; it's a whirlwind journey through time and culture in the heart of the City of Lights. 🥖🗼 Get ready to pedal through history and romance – book your adventure now and let the magic of Paris sweep you off your feet!

Paris: The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Tasting

2. Paris: The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Tasting

During this tasting, you'll get the chance to discover a large selection of wine representative of the French Terroir animated by an enthusiastic wine expert. This selection entails 5 white wines and 5 red wines: the opportunity to go around the most prestigious wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. You will also get to taste delicious hand-crafted cheeses from all over France including Brie, Blue cheese and fresh goat cheese from the Loire Valley. Enjoy this ultimate experience introducing French wine and cheese in an authentic location. You'll learn in a fun and informative way the tasting technics, how to choose wine and to pair it with cheese, the notion of AOP (the French regulation system), the different wine regions and how to distinguish the wine styles.

Paris: French Revolution Walking Tour

3. Paris: French Revolution Walking Tour

Forget those dry, dull French History lessons from school—instead join us on a thrilling treasure hunt as you walk the very streets that led to the bloodiest moments in Paris’ past. This 2-hour tour scours the old stones of the heart of Paris, uncovering hidden objects and long-forgotten tales of murder, massacre, and the ferocious fight for freedom. Learn bone-chilling details of when Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette met the blade of the guillotine, or the dark prophecy that led to the demise of a key revolutionary.

Paris: History of Crime Smartphone Audio Guide Walking Tour

4. Paris: History of Crime Smartphone Audio Guide Walking Tour

Start the tour outside the beautiful Church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois. Learn how the bell of this church marked the beginning of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572. Stroll down nearby Rue Saint Honoré, which was once used as a location for the public execution of criminals. Hear about the many notorious crime figures in Paris' long history. Learn more about the notorious "Gang des Tractions" of the early 20th century. Hear the story of one of their leaders, Pierre Loutrel, who was France's first "public enemy number 1." The audio guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates directions to follow in real-time. If you wish to take a break, simply pause the app and resume the tour when you are ready. The audio tour finishes at the Hotel de Ville, the City Hall of Paris, which also hosted public executions in years past.

Le Marais District Private Walking Tour

5. Le Marais District Private Walking Tour

Le Marais is one of the trendiest districts of Paris, home to great Parisian architecture, history and culture. Join an Expert Guide on the streets of Marais to hear stories about French nobles, Jewish people and the LGBT community who made this place their home. Discover a diverse and vibrant side of the City of Lights! Choose the 2,5-hour option to see the must-see sights and hidden gems of La Marais, Paris. Your adventure begins on the bank of the River Seine, where you can admire the beautiful Théâtre du Châtelet, Fontaine du Châtelet, and the Saint Jacques Tower, which is the only remaining part of a 16th-century church that was destroyed during the French Revolution. Follow your Private Guide to the lively square in front of the striking Neo-Renaissance city hall Hôtel de Ville and see also the Church of Saint Gervais and Caserne Napoleon, the former barracks of Napoleon Bonaparte. Great history and culture awaits you at every turn! Le Marais is a great place to witness different styles of Parisian architecture, from the lovely French-Gothic Saint Merri Church to modern landmarks like the colourful, kinetic Stravinsky Fountain and the avant-garde Centre Pompidou, which is first major example of an ‘inside-out’ building where its structural system, mechanical systems, and circulation exposed on the exterior. There are also many beautiful hôtels particuliers (urban mansions) to look at along the way, such as Hôtel de Sens, Hôtel de Sully, Hôtel de Breteuil and Hôtel Hérouet. The final stop of this tour will be at the oldest planned square in Pairs, Place des Vosges. Here you will admire the mighty Pavillon du Roi, the buildings where the famous writer Victor Hugo lived, and the historic Tournelles Synagogue. Choose the 3,5-hour option to also explore the nearby Ile de la Cité island, known as the birthplace of Paris. Skip-the-line tickets to Sainte-Chapelle are included in this tour to allow you to experience this top-ranked attraction without wasting time in long lines. Take a guided tour of the 13th-century royal chapel and marvel at its colourful Gothic interior with relics and notable stained-glass windows of biblical scenes. Other points of interest include sightseeing outside the monumental Notre Dame Cathedral, and other iconic sights such as the Palace of Justice and Conciergerie, the 14th-century royal palace and French Revolution prison.

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based on 737 reviews

This was a great event. About 2 hours, 10 wines 5 w,5 r. And matching cheeses end bread. You actually discover new flavors and wine types. You could never do this on your own. All in English. Sat with 8 total and a sommelier with a masters degree in wines. I may add this to every Paris trip we do.

The view is very2 beautiful all the way. Our guide Jason, explained the history in details. I and my teenagers love it! We saw and learned a lot about how beautiful Paris is in 3.5 hours.

Our host was amazing and very knowledgeable. This was a 10 out of 10. The wine and cheese pairing was great. Too bad we can’t have those wines in BC. See you again.

Our guide Gigi was so fun and informative! We really enjoyed this activity and would definitely recommend it to others

A wonderful bike-ride with an excellent guide. She took us for ride that lasted 4,5 hours and we rode approx 20 km