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Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

1. Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Choose from a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket or upgrade to the 48-hour deluxe option, which includes a ticket for a Seine River cruise. Drive-by iconic attractions like Notre Dame, and the Sacre Coeur. Take in the sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées, the historical Grand Palais, Opera Garnier, and Louvre Museum. Discover over 15 locations on a narrated tour with daily departures. You may join the tour from any of the stops on the route.

Paris: Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre Tour with Expert Guide

2. Paris: Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre Tour with Expert Guide

Explore the outside of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, built between 1874 and 1914 and enjoy the artistic and picturesque village of Paris. Your guided tour begins with a visit outside the Sacred Heart. Learn about both the exterior and interior of the Basilica from your expert guide. See the largest mosaic in the world, Christ in Majesty, depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, worshiped by the Virgin Mary, Jeanne d'Arc, and St. Michael the Archangel. After the Basilica your guide will take you to the village of Montmartre. This neighborhood of Montmartre has always stood apart from the rest of Paris, not just as the large hill in the city’s northern 18th Arrondissement, but as the home to artists, revolutionaries and outsiders who have played an important part in the unique history of Paris. These streets hold wild stories and a unique perspective around every corner and the Place du Tertre is one of the most famous squares of Paris. There is no neighborhood more magical than Montmartre.

Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

3. Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history of Montmartre and its rich culture. Skip the ticket line and go directly to the museum which was once a meeting point and house for many artists. Discover the permanent collection and experience the montmate vibe. With your audio guide, learn about the rich history of Montmartre from the 19th century and when it was annexed to the city of Paris. From this moment on, the city imposed itself on the countryside of Montmartre. Artists started to move to Montmartre in 1870 and the cafes and cabarets multiplied in the 1880’s. Montmartre quickly became a place filled with effervescent bohemian spirit and creative energy. The most celebrated cabaret, the Chat Noir, welcomed several performances of the Théâtre d’Ombres, shadow theatre, created in 1866 by Henri Rivière and Henry Somm. Theatre, music, circus and dance all had a role in Montmartre. All of Paris came to listen to Aristide Bruant or Yvette Guilbert recite their texts or attend a performance by La Goulue, La Môme Fromage ou Grille d’Egouts, 3 dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the more assiduous artists in representing these performances. This effervescent bohemian spirit was also present in the artists’ studios: 12 Cortot witnessed the passage of several, most of whom lovingly painted their residence.  The museum also offers temporary exhibitions. The duration of the audio tour is 90 minutes but you are welcome to stay and explore the museum at your own pace.

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Self-Guided Walking Tour

4. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Self-Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard a double-decker sightseeing bus. Hop off the bus at your favorite landmark to explore it on foot with an included self-guided walking tour from your smartphone, before jumping back on the bus to continue your route. Best of all, opt for a 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket and choose to add a Seine River cruise or book the 48-hour option, which includes a ticket for the cruise. Drive by iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heard. Take in the sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées and admire the historical Grand Palais, Palais Garnier, and Louvre Museum from the comfort of your seat. Discover over 15 landmarks in depth thanks to the fully narrated audio tour along the route. Join the tour from any of the stops on the route or from the starting point at the Eiffel Tower. Hop off at the stop of your choice to explore the city on foot with a detailed audio- and self-guided tour. Choose one out of the 10 tours on the app, including the charming village of Montmartre, the sumptuous Palais Royal and the covered passages of Paris, the Eiffel Tower district, and more.

Paris: 1-Day Tour from London with Coach Tour & Cruise

5. Paris: 1-Day Tour from London with Coach Tour & Cruise

Meet your representative at St Pancras Station before boarding the Eurostar. Then, just sit back and relax, as you arrive into Paris in just a couple of hours for a day of sightseeing. On arrival at Paris Gare du Nord, you and your guide will board your luxury private coach and start your Parisian journey pointing out sites as you travel through the heart of Paris on your way to the Eiffel Tower. Get your cameras at the ready as your first stop is the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll have time to get up close to this spectacular monument, take photographs and create amazing memories. In the afternoon, embark on a spectacular, circular sightseeing cruise on the romantic River Seine. Meander through the heart of Paris whilst taking in the stunning panoramic views from your all-glass boat, including an open air observation deck and fascinating audio commentary. Disembark your cruise when you will then have free time to explore the area, and have some lunch (ask your host for recommendations). Re-board your private coach for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Paris where you will take in the major landmarks including the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. Stop at the Louvre for a photo opportunity at the famous glass pyramids. Round off the day in the area of Montmartre where you will have time to visit Sacré-Cœur. Enjoy exploring this charming neighborhood after the end of the tour and have a drink in cafe or do a little souvenir shopping.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line & Seine River Cruise

6. Paris: Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line & Seine River Cruise

Save time at the Eiffel Tower and stay a step ahead of the crowds by choosing a direct access ticket to the second level or summit. You'll be able to avoid the ticket booth lines at one of the world’s most-visited monuments. You'll meet the guide and enjoy a historic presentation about the Eiffel Tower. After the presentation, they'll take you through security and up to the second floor on the elevator. From there you can continue to the summit if you select that option when booking. After your Eiffel Tower experience, witness some of the most famous sites in the City of Light while relaxing on your river cruise. From your unique vantage point of the Seine, discover some of the most distinctive monuments in Paris, while learning about Parisian history from your audio guide.

Paris: 4-Hour Guided Tour by Minibus

7. 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: Private Walking Tour in German

8. Paris: Private Walking Tour in German

Start your 4-hour private tour in German at Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret, and make your way through the artists' quarter of Montmartre in the north of Paris. Hear interesting facts about the history of the area and about the artists who lived and worked in Montmartre at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Visit the most famous sights such as the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Place du Tertre and learn interesting insider information about the famous Paris artists' square. In addition to the tourist hot spots, discover the lesser known side of Montmartre, which offers beautiful places away from the crowds. Continue to the oldest boulevards in the city, to enjoy the views. On the way see the luxury department store Galeries Lafayette. Pass the Palais Garnier and learn more about the history of the Phantom of the Opera. Make your way to Place Vendôme and the Tuileries Garden, passing the world-famous Louvre Museum. Finish your tour with a leisurely walk along the Seine and see one of Paris' most famous pedestrian bridges.

Best of Artists in Paris: 3 Audio-Guided Walking Tours

9. Best of Artists in Paris: 3 Audio-Guided Walking Tours

Explore Paris in an authentic and fun way by discovering the city’s historical sites, rich artistic history, and vibrant street art with 3 distinct tours. Follow your professional guide’s commentaries as you stroll through the streets and squares. The audio commentaries trigger automatically based on your location. Montmartre, Secret Side (1.5 hours) A bohemian spirit still floats over this old Parisian village. From small hidden passages to century-old vineyards, legendary mills to the world famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica, immerse yourself in the enchanting history of Montmartre and discover its many secrets. Montparnasse, Capital of the Arts (1.5 hours) Go back in time to the heart of the Parisian artistic and intellectual scene after the first world war and learn stories about famous artists like Pablo Picasso, Tsuguharu Foujita, Amedeo Modigliani, and Man Ray. Paris Street Art (1.5 hours) In the 13th district, admire works of art by some of the world’s great street artists. Walk through an open-air museum and discover magnificent murals by world-famous artists including D*Face, C215, Obey, and Invader. 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: Private Tour to Montmartre with Eiffel Tower & Lunch

10. Paris: Private Tour to Montmartre with Eiffel Tower & Lunch

Discover the best of Paris in a full-day private tour, and admire its culture, gastronomy, and history. Let your local host take you to the most iconic places in the city, avoiding the crowds. Visit the wonderful Montmartre district, the most bohemian neighborhood in Paris, where painters, cafes, and locals gather. Take the picturesque funicular railway and reach the top of the neighborhood. Explore its colorful streets, its fascinating cemetery, the famous Basilica of Sacre Coeur, and even have a coffee in the most famous cafeteria in Paris, the scene of the movie 'Amelie’. Walk through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens, to the Place de la Concorde, where Marie Antoinette was beheaded, among many other characters of Parisian history. Discover the unmissable highlights of the city, such as the Grand Palais/Petit Palais, and Pont Alexandre III. Get the best views of Les Invalides, originally created by Napoleon as a royal residence for retired French soldiers and military. Before the end of this fantastic day, your private host will guide you to get your tickets to visit the most famous monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Get all the ideas you need to make the most of your time exploring the city of lights!

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What people are saying about Sacre-Coeur Basilica

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An easy way to get acquainted with the city. The audio was informative. Be sure to grab a pair of earphones before heading upstairs or use your own. Wouldn't recommend it as a means of transport if you need to arrive somewhere by a specific time. Relax and try to keep in mind that they aren't responsible for the weather or delays due to traffic.

Jeannette is a top guide, she spoke in English but also in French for my daughter. Very good explanations, we discovered and saw things from a completely different angle. A big thank-you.

Amazing host Thiery!! Made us feel very welcome and shared lots of history about the Eiffel Tower! Highly recommend, I couldn’t imagine doing this without our wonderful host!

Great tour, easy and organised, we met just up the road to get our tickets and to meet our guide. Then a short walk to the Tower avoiding the long queues.

Fred our guide was fabulous. He was informative, funny and accommodating.