People waling in a typical Paris street, Rue Vieille du Temple

People waling in a typical Paris street, Rue Vieille du Temple

Paris, France is a wonderful city to visit with its rich culture and historic sites. There are many tours available but taking one of the many walking tours will provide visitors with a unique way of discovering Paris. Walking tours provide visitors with a deeper appreciation of this beautiful city.

Classic Walking Tour – This tour gives an overview of Paris. You visit some of the major sites in this beautiful city. You will visit the Eiffel Tower and learn about the design and creation of this great monument. Visit Notre Dame a famous cathedral which stands as a symbol of Paris. The Louvre Museum a grand museum which displays the nation’s famous pieces such as the Mona Lisa. The Musee D’Orsay museum was originally built as a railway station and is known for its fine paintings. You will also visit Napoleon’s Tomb, Tuileries Gardens, the Arc de Triomphe and walk on Champs Elysees the most famous avenue in the world. This tour takes less than two hours to complete but you will learn so much about the history of Paris.

Latin Quarter Walking Tour – The Latin Quarter has more history and beautiful monuments then any part of Paris. Paris started here many centuries ago and it is still one of the most visited parts of the city. The Place St. Michel is a square in the heart of the Latin Quarter. It is dominated by the Fontaine St. Michel showing St. Michel, the archangel, defeating two dragons. Visit St. Chapelle, a church, constructed to house Christ’s crown of thorns. The stained glass windows are considered the most impressive in the world. You can visit during the day or attend a concert at night. Next visit the Pantheon a church build to honor St. Geneveve, the patron saint of Paris. King Louis XV vowed to build this church if he recovered from a serious illness. Along the Boulevard St. Michel you will visit the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens. You will find a grand stand, tennis court, café and pond within the grounds. During this two hour tour you will visit other historic sites in the Latin Quarter.

Montmarte Walking Tour – This tour explores the artistic history of Paris. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the stories as you ascend to the highest point in Paris and enjoy the beautiful scenic views from every direction. Visit the Sacre Coeur Basilica the Roman Catholic basilica which is located in the highest point of the city. This basilica was dedicated to the 58,000 of lost lives during the Franco- Prussian War. Visit the Dali Museum which contains over 300 original drawings, cartoons and some paintings of Salvador Dali. Next visit The Montmarte Vineyard a secret garden in Paris. Visit the Montmarte Cemetery which is the final resting place for artist who lived and worked in the Montmarte area. This two hour tour will also include more historic sites to visit.

There are many more walking tours available in Paris. With any of these tours you will learn about the culture and history of Paris while enjoying the beautiful scenery. We will be happy to assist you with planning a trip to Paris. Contact us for more information about any of our tours.