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Tips for choosing a guided tour in Paris

Paris is one of the most popular cities in the world. In the city, there are many interesting places that can be advised to visit. Many tourist attractions and interesting places you can visit on your own. Take a walk on the Champs Elysées, along the Luxembourg Gardens and the Tuileries Gardens, walk the streets in the historic center of the city and of course look at the Eiffel Tower. But guided tours will be a good addition to this program. You can also buy a ticket online to some attractions (so as not to waste time in the queue).

Tours can be divided into several categories. Choose yourself which one suits you best.

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Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing tours on the bus give an opportunity to see the most interesting places in the city in a short time. The bus passes through the city streets, and you enjoy the view sitting in a comfortable place and listening to the guide's story (tours in several languages are available). Passengers sit quite high on the bus and this gives an opportunity to see and photograph the sights from a profitable perspective.

Sightseeing tours on double-decker open buses on the Hop on Hop Off concept have become especially popular in many cities of the world in recent years. City Sightseeing (together with Big Bus Tours) has two ring routes and 11 stops on these routes in Paris. You can go out at bus stops, make a walk and visit the sights, return to the bus unlimited number of times during the day. Audioguide will tell you about what you can see in this place. You can choose one of 12 languages. The information point of the company is located at 11 Avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 Paris, France (slightly north of the Louvre). Tickets can be bought online or on the bus. (Small discounts sometimes happen when buying a tour on the Internet.)

Where is the best way to buy excursions? You will surely find many offers at your hotel after arriving in Paris. You can also book a ticket online (if you are sure of the choice).

Gastronomic adventure

Wine and Cheese Tasting in Paris.

Trying local food and wine, getting to know the local cuisine is a must for almost all tourists on their travels. Especially in France, in Paris.

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Sightseeing cruises on the Seine

River tours on the Seine are a special kind of sitseeng tours. You will see Paris from an unfamiliar perspective and get a lot of emotions. Routes of boats are laid along the central part of the city, past the Louvre, the Cite Island, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Invalides' House, the Grand Palace, under several famous bridges.
Bateaux Parisiens tours depart every 30 minutes between April and September and every hour in October-March. Tours duration is approximately 60 minutes. Pleasure boats leave from the pier, which is located near the Eiffel Tower.
Another pier is on the Site island, near the Pont Neuf bridge. River cruises of Les Vedettes du Pont Neuf depart from 10:30 to 22:30. The cruise lasts approximately 1 hour. The berth is located: Vedettes du Pont Neuf, Piazza du Vert Galante. The nearest stations: Châtelet ou St-Michel (RER), Pont Neuf (Metro).

This, of course, is not complete information about river cruises in Paris.

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Walking tours

Many places in the city center is available for pedestrians only. Walking tours are an excellent addition to the sightseeing bus excursions. It is absolutely impossible to see, for example, Montmartre, the Latin Quarter and many other places from the bus. Pedestrian excursions in Paris are conducted not only by a professional guide, but also by the people who are in love with this city.

Walking tours are conducted along several routes. The most popular are:
Montmartre. A story about the famous inhabitants of Montmartre and related places.
City center. Pedestrian excursions are also conducted on different routes in the center of Paris. The route can include, for example: the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, the Orsi Museum, the Eiffel Tower, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Montparnasse Tower, the Opera Garnier, Rue de Rivoli, the Louvre, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Latin Quarter, the Mare Quarter.

Do not book too many tours for one day via the Internet. You can get tired by getting too much emotion. One - two excursions per day - this is quite enough.

Visiting popular attractions

The cost of the tour can sometimes include the cost of a ticket to visit a popular tourist place. It can be, for example: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Montparans Tower. The view from the viewing platforms of the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame is no worse than from the Eiffel Tower. In addition, the Eiffel Tower can not see the main attraction of Paris.
A prepaid ticket will save you from having to queue for a ticket.


Electronic tickets to museums, theaters, sports events have made our life more convenient. Everything can be done online without leaving home.

Especially convenient it can be for such popular places as the Eiffel Tower and Louvre museum in Paris. This allows you to skip the line in museums and attractions to save time. Here you can buy tickets to some popular attractions online.

Cabaret and music hall-style show

What will you do in the evening? You can walk around the city. If the weather is rainy, then you can go to the theater or cabaret.

Cabarets are places that tourists like to visit as well. You can buy tickets for a performance at Moulin Rouge or Crazy Horse in advance.

Tours from Paris to the neighboring regions

If you already know Paris well, you can go and get acquainted with the surroundings. This can be done independently or as part of organized groups. Some of the popular tours.

The castles of the Loire Valley. Visit to the royal residences of Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise. Duration about 12 hours.
Champagne. Castle Pierrefonds, Reims cathedral, Epernay. Duration about 12 hours.
Normandy. Visiting the cities of Rouen, Honfleur, Deauville. Duration about 12 hours.

The number of seats on the buses is limited, so it is better to book such excursions in advance, via the Internet.

Such excursions usually include the tasting of French wines.

If you go to Paris with children and you have enough free time, think about visiting Disneyland. Disneyland is located in the suburbs of the capital, in the city of Marne-la-Valais.

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