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Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

1. Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

Throughout your 2-hour guided tour you will discover the dark side of the center of Paris. Choose between a shared or private experience, which will begin at the former main site of the bloody and popular public executions, which were both adored and appreciated by Parisians. You will see how cruelly they used to punish convicted criminals, as well as the occasional unfortunate innocent person too. Paris is a haunted city with plenty of ghosts and phantoms. One famous French poet became the ghost that today haunts a theater, another one was injured during a fire and has since never left the Opera House. You'll learn about the "evil queen" of France, and how another spirit haunted her all the way up until her final days. Demons and devilish beings are everywhere in Paris, with the Notre-Dame Cathedral containing plenty of them on its exterior. On this facade there are so many creepy and mysterious signs and symbols, which require a thorough investigation to properly appreciate it. You will learn how a gypsy cursed a house in the Latin Quarter, causing its owner to die. This was followed by more people mysteriously dying there. You'll hear the spine-chilling story about this most famous cursed Parisian place, before your chilling tour finishes at the meeting point with the story of a vampire.

Paris: 3-Course Lunch Cruise on the River Seine

2. Paris: 3-Course Lunch Cruise on the River Seine

Enjoy panoramic views of Paris from a glass-enclosed boat as you sail down the River Seine at lunch time. Board the boat at Port Solferino on the Quai Anatole France, and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal as you cruise past some of the city’s most historic landmarks, such as the ornate façade of the Musée d’Orsay in the Beaux-Arts railway station of the former Gare d'Orsay. Pass the iron-lattice Eiffel Tower, and see the Gothic face of Notre Dame. Glide past the palatial home of the Louvre Museum, marvel at the bombastic building of the French National Assembly, and cruise under the magnificent Pont Neuf. Along the way, you will be served a variety of starters, followed by your choice of a main course, and a selection of gourmet desserts with coffee to end. Return to Port Solferino by 14:30 to continue your Paris adventures on your own. Menu: Starter at choice: Duck Foie Gras, return from the harvest, red fruit chutney, tonka bean tuile or Smoked salmon, lime powder, tomato tartar, artichokes, sour beetroot or Green gazpacho, cucumber, zucchini, spinach, vegetable melimelo  Main course at choice: Yellow poultry supreme, zucchini gratin, colored carrots, lemon basil sauce or Fillet of sea bream, creamy spelled with peas, shellfish sauce with tarragon, vegetables from our orchards or Piece of Beef, zucchini gratin, small spleens, Southern condiment (+ 7€) Artichoke tartar, split pea velouté, eggplant chips  Dessert at choice: Fresh lemon finger, crispy with feuillantine or Raspberry chou, lychee, rose, chocolate puck, wild berry coulis or All Chocolate Rock, hazelnut chips  Coffee or tea

Paris: Private or Shared Cruise on the Seine

3. Paris: Private or Shared Cruise on the Seine

Admire the city of love and lights from the water on this Paris cruise. Embark down the Seine, one of the longest rivers in France, and take in Paris’ sights on the riverside, such as the iconic Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Hop on board the boat and get comfortable before taking off from Port Javel Bas. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks on board to fully enjoy your trip. Pets are also welcome. First, you’ll cruise in front of the Statue of Liberty monument, followed by the Eiffel Tower, the Alexander III Bridge, the Orsay Museum, and the Louvre. The boat will pass under the historic Pont Neuf, Europe's oldest stone bridge and the first bridge in Paris. Just beyond it, you will have a unique view of Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Paris Plages, a famous artificial beach located along the Seine. After your scenic cruise around Paris, return to the Port of Javel Bas. Before saying goodbye to your captain, receive a souvenir photo to remember your experience.

Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

4. Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

Journey through a darker side of the history of Paris on a walking tour of some of the city's great crime scenes. Follow a route that traces shady business dealings, sites of execution and much more. Discover how Paris was once a maze of side streets where it was easy to get lost, providing refuge for thieves and other miscreants. Learn, for example, about the emblematic Pont Neuf where, in the 17th century, the crooks, thieves and beggars came from the Cours des Miracles to steal the bourgeois before returning to the neighborhoods around the Halles and Beaubourg. Learn about the great gallows and gibbets of Montfaucon, and listen to surprising facts and fascinating anecdotes on the approximately 2km walk. Discover Paris from a completely different perspective.

Paris: Seine River Private Boat Cruise with Add-Ons

5. 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 Highlights Full Day Tour

6. Paris Highlights Full Day Tour

Meet your guide at the Eiffel Tower and ascend the elevator towards the top of this iconic Parisian attraction. Along the way you will learn about Gustave Eiffel himself, and upon reaching the second level you will take a walk around its perimeter to view the city's landmarks. Learn about the tower's lights, construction, paint and get a brief lesson on the proud history of the city. Next it’s up to the Summit to see Paris from 300 meters in the sky. When you return to the ground level, enjoy a boat cruise on the River Seine for a 30 minute ride filled with views of Paris’ most famous landmarks. In the event that the Summit is closed (at the discretion of the Eiffel Tower staff) your guide will use this extra time to visit other landmarks according to time allowed and the group's preference such as the Latin Quarter or the Arc de Triomphe. Your next stop is the Ile de la Cite, where you can view the cathedral of Notre Dame from Point Zero, the geographic center of Paris. After your visit to see the cathedral, stroll on this island past the ornate gates of the Palace of Justice, the Conciergerie where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned during the Revolution, and the Saint-Chapelle church. Before you leave the island you will head towards the oldest bridge in Paris, the Pont Neuf. Cross over the bridge to the right bank and walk alongside the river past the Bouquinistes, or booksellers, and celebrate a tradition that dates back to the 15th century. The last stop is outside the magnificent Louvre Museum, where your guide will escort you through the Royal Courtyard and to the east end of the Historic Axis of Paris, next to the Tuileries Gardens, at the world famous Louvre Pyramid. If you decide to visit the Louvre, your guide will have insider tips on how to best enjoy the museum. Before you bid farewell, your guide will share history and tips for visiting the nearby Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe. You will not believe how much you have seen and experienced in just over 6 hours!

Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

7. 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: WWII Occupation & Liberation Exploration Tour

8. 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.

Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

9. Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

Visit some of the most well-known sites of Paris in an authentic, fun, and entertaining way on 3 distinct audio-guided tours. Enjoy the convenience of keeping your smartphone in your pocket while your professional guide’s commentaries lead you through charming streets and squares. The audio commentaries trigger automatically based on your location. Secret Montmartre (1.5 hours) Walk the steep streets and hidden squares of bohemian Montmartre and immerse yourself in the neighborhood’s artistic history, from Pablo Picasso to Dalida. Mysteries and Legends of Paris, Ile de la Cité (1.5 hours) Learn the history of central Paris’ famous sites, such as the Louvre Pyramid, Pont Neuf, and the Conciergerie, but with a macabre twist. Follow the side streets and secret passages, far from the usual tourist itineraries. Trendy Le Marais (1.5 hours) Discover the historic and fashionable district of Le Marais with its rich Jewish heritage and LGBTQ community. Explore the district’s incredible mix of historical architecture, cafes and museums, and great shopping. Want to make a short stop in a shop or grab a quick snack? Pause the tour and resume when you want, right where you left off. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates directions to follow in real time, so don’t worry about getting lost. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! Customize your itinerary as you wish and enjoy the fun and entertaining tours at your own pace.

Paris: Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Night Tour by E-Bike

10. Paris: Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Night Tour by E-Bike

Discover the highlights of Paris by night on an electric bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets easily with the help of a motor. Enjoy the city in any weather, like a local. 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.

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What people are saying about Pont Neuf

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,206 reviews

This river cruise is one of the best ways to see Paris. We booked the night cruise and were treated to some beautiful views of Paris. Artur was an amazing guide/driver, he provided a great insight to monuments around the river, took some beautiful pictures of my boyfriend and I, and made us laugh throughout the trip. He is a lovely person and made the experience all the more memorable. We would recommend booking a private cruise rather than the bigger/more commercial river cruises and would definitely recommend booking with Artur if you do. An experience that we will never forget, it’s worth every penny and more

One of the best activities that you can do in Paris, you will enjoy an amazing and unique view of the city from the river, the captain was taking care of every small detail to make the experience unforgettable and great for us, clearly he makes the difference with any other similar services that you can find. I recommend it at 100%, for sure it will be something very special and you will remember it as a VIP service with a great price.

Artur and his son were wonderful. The experience was unmatched. He treated us to complimentary champagne and pastries homemade by his wife. BEST EXPERIENCE!!! Artur made every effort to accommodate myself and spouse celebrating our 40th anniversary. I had booked Lakana FOUR MONTHS in advance, and they canceled last minute. This is why Arthur is fast becoming #1 on TripAdvisor

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

Enjoyed our time. She was knowledgeable, enjoyable, and a great storyteller.