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Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

1. Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

There’s a lot more to Paris than just the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. This one-of-a-kind guided 4-hour electric bike tour will take you beyond the attractions everyone knows, to explore some of Paris’ most hidden treasures, secrets, and stories. After you pick up your electric bicycle, follow your guide through the city on a sightseeing adventure that takes you from the tranquil banks of the River Seine to the lofty vantage point of Montagne Sainte-Geneviève. Riding an electric bike is easy and fun – anytime you start to feel tired, it's easy to get a boost from the eco-friendly engine to get you over that hill. Hear new and surprising stories about Paris monuments while cruising through the historic streets of Saint-Germain-des-Près. You're sure to discover some of the city’s best romantic spots: quiet bridges, shaded parks, and trendy cafes. You can also choose to take the 3-hour evening tour to focus on the city’s striking nighttime views and lighting displays on a different route through the heart of the city.

Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

2. Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

Journey through the heart of Paris after dark and marvel at the floodlit monuments of the "City of Lights" from a front-row seat. Board the open-top vehicle on the Champs-Elysées and set off to marvel at all the iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris and much more. Admire the glass structure of the Louvre Pyramid as you listen to an informative commentary by a live English and French-speaking guide or on the multilingual audio guides. Get a free reward booklet with exclusive offers and recommendations.

Paris Highlights: From Notre-Dame to Eiffel Tower

3. Paris Highlights: From Notre-Dame to Eiffel Tower

Join a small group or a private tour to discover Paris's highlights –– historical sites, bridges, palaces, parks, and of course the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Begin your adventure at Notre Dame with an expansive view of Paris's architecture and culture. Learn surprising facts about the Île de la Cité on the Seine. Discuss the history of Notre Dame as well as the impacts of the recent fire and the building's future. Follow the River Seine and go across the famous Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge listed as a national historic monument. Watch the Parisiens enjoying summer picnics and remember don't miss the famous eternal love padlocks attached to the bridge's railing. Follow your guide to the Pyramid of Louvre, the most popular destination in Paris. Pop into the gardens of the Palais Royal, a former royal palace, just opposite the Louvre. Walk through the Tuileries Garden connecting the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde. Learn about how the setting served as a reference point for the vast modern development of Paris. Continue your walk to the Arc de Triumph and Place de la Concorde and see how the monuments stand in harmony with their modern setting. These unique architectural masterpieces innovatively combined different styles and have influenced a range of art and culture for decades. Your tour will stop at the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Seine River Private Boat Cruise with Add-Ons

4. Paris: Seine River Private Boat Cruise with Add-Ons

Board your boat in Boulogne-Billancourt and head out for your private adventure with a professional captain. First, pass by Île Saint-Germain, a floating village suspended in time. Then, reach the French Statue of Liberty and the Île aux Cygnes before the Eiffel tower appears in front of the boat. Enjoy the beauty of Paris monuments and Seine river bridges while sipping on a glass of complimentary white wine. Turn around after having passed the Île de la Cité and Île Saint Louis. Before the end of the cruise, go through the Seine high speed area for an adrenaline kick. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks or purchase them as add-on during the booking. French breakfast can be provided in the morning, champagne or a selection of cheese and wine throughout the day.

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.

Paris: Famous Monuments Cycling Tour

6. Paris: Famous Monuments Cycling Tour

Meet your team at Le Peloton Café, the office and base located in the quintessential old Parisian streets of the Marais. After meeting your group and being introduced to your local guide, find the perfect bike for you and your family before setting off to the islands just across the river. The very first sight you'll see is Nôtre Dame to learn about it's history, construction, and reconstruction. Following that, swing around the island, through a local flower market, and right up to the Palais de Justices. After crossing by the infamous Fontaine Saint-Michel in the Latin quarter, make your way over to the Pont des Arts, Paris' first lock bridge. Learn about the importance of the bridges of Paris and the Institute of France, before popping into the back entrance of the Louvre. Meander around the cobblestones of the older courtyard before gliding through the archways to the bigger courtyard, where the famous pyramid of the Louvre sits. After some family photos, continue onward to receive views of the Tuileries Garden and the Orsay Museum. Next up, visit Les Invalides. You'll pass through the Place de la Concorde - once the sight of the monarch-executing guillotine, today the site of an Egyptian Obelisk. You'll then cross the Alexander Bridge, approaching Les Invalides head on (which is best known for being Napoleon Bonaparte's resting place). From there, you'll take a pit stop on Rue Cler, a bustling pedestrian street filled with delicious snacks. Indulge yourself with a crèpe or an éclair before heading through small streets to the Eiffel Tower, and pedal alongside Paris' most famous landmark until you meet back up with your trusted bike path to cross the river. On the way back, there's even more to see. You'll pull into the Grand and Petit Palais to learn a little more about the World's Fairs that once took place in Paris, before taking a photo op at the Arch de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. Your tour concludes with not one, but two fun tunnels and a beautiful ride along the Paris riverside.

Paris: Romantic City Exploration Game for Couples

7. Paris: Romantic City Exploration Game for Couples

Discover Paris’s fascinating history and attractions while solving clues around the city center. Experience the charms of the French capital as you embark on a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Follow the clues from one place to another to watch the secret story of each location unfold. Get all the instructions via email after booking and begin your adventure. Play competitively in teams or in a group as you solve the romantic riddles hidden in Paris. Explore at your own pace and sightsee along the way. Visit city highlights like the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and the Saint Germain des Pres Quarter while uncovering the romantic tales behind each turn.

Paris: Private Museum and Highlights Tour for Families

8. Paris: Private Museum and Highlights Tour for Families

Discover Paris with your family in a fun way! Enjoy a historical, gastronomic, and cultural tour with a private guide, ideal to enjoy with your kids. Walk through the most charming districts of the city and get lost in its narrow streets, far from the crowds. Listen to the incredible stories your private guide has to tell you. Enjoy different interactive games with your children and exciting stories such as the famous hunchback of Notre Dame. Explore playgrounds and green spaces to play. Discover the romantic history hidden in the Pont des Arts, along with its endless number of locks. Taste exquisite French pastries in one of the most famous boulangeries, where the children will enjoy a hot chocolate, while you try a traditional Parisian coffee. Relax on the banks of the Seine, in a lovely fountain with colorful sculptures while the children feed the ducks. Take the metro to enjoy the incredible Museum of Evolution. Say goodbye to your private guide at the entrance to the museum and enjoy it inside for as long as you like. Walk among dinosaurs and mammoths and travel back in time millions of years to learn more about the history of the world.

Paris: Outdoor Treasure Hunt Experience

9. Paris: Outdoor Treasure Hunt Experience

In teams of 2 to 6 people, try and follow the trail of the runaway fox. Solve clues, break codes, and find hidden messages that will guide you through the city streets. No app is required, just your hands, your printed documents, and a sharp eye. Once you have booked your start time, bring your tickets and the documents you will receive via email to the starting point. During the activity, you will encounter permanent installations that the fox has hidden around the city. They combine creativity with technology, producing fun and original challenges. Clues will require both intelligence and teamwork to be solved, similar to an escape room. However you are free to complete the trail at your own pace, so you can fully appreciate the sights and unexplored corners of the city along the way. Enjoy this outdoor activity with friends, your family, or groups of all kinds. It takes approximately 2 hours of walking to complete a trail. If during the game you find yourself in difficulty, text or call the helpline to get back on track.

Paris: WWII Occupation & Liberation Exploration Tour

10. Paris: WWII Occupation & Liberation Exploration Tour

Explore Paris and learn about the history of the city during the Second World War on this interactive tour designed to teach visitors the history of Paris with this educational outdoor exploration game. Play the role of a Polish 18-year-old who’s on a mission to piece together the story of his great-grandfather, a heroic resistance fighter in Paris during WWII. Get ready for an adventure and be prepared to solve challenges as the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Begin at Charles de Gaulle Statue, and be prepared for a 1.5-hour adventure through Paris, but feel free to explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused. Finish the tour at Quai de Montebello with new knowledge about the history of Paris and the lives of its inhabitants during the war. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

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What people are saying about Pont des Arts

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,787 reviews

Pierre is such an amazing guy!! Absolutely funny and entertaining. It was a small group so it was great. He taught us so much and brought us to amazing places. He made sure the group was having fun! The electric bikes used were great, i wish I one at home. This tour is great on the first day too. Highly recommended, you will appreciate the beauty of Paris here.

The driver was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed everything we saw. We were so glad we stopped at attractions for long enough to take photos. Would go again without hesitation.

Pierre is aan amazing guide and showed us some special (more unknown) places in Parijs. We enjoyed it very much and recommend to everyone!!

Pierre was extremely knowledgeable and we had a great experience thank you. The hidden gems were a lovely surprise

We had a great time and were extremely lucky for it to be just the two of us and outrtour guide.