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Half day in Paris: walking tour
Prices are generally for the whole group and not per person (except for tours including meals and other entrance fees to attractions included in the tour).
Variations (+ or -) may apply depending on the number of people and will be calculated at the time of booking.
Notre Dame, City Island, Louvre, Palais Royal, Covered Passages, Opera Garnier
About this tour...
We'll start our visit at the St Michel square, where we'll start our stroll through the streets of Paris. Learn about the History of Paris, its beginnings on the Ile de la Cité and it Medieval times while discovering the Notre Dame cathedrale (from outside). The City Island is where the city of Paris was born, so it's a prefect way of starting your discovery of the city.
From there we're going to continue our walk along the Seine River to go discover the Louvre and its history (we'll not be visiting the Louvre from inside, but you can choose the option of a guided tour of the Louvre if you wish).
We'll then get off the beaten track, and discover the Palais Royal, a quite place full of History just by the Louvre, where we could take a little break. From there i'm going to show you the famous covered passages of Paris, leading us to the Haussman Boulevard, one of the most famous boulevard of Paris, before ending in front of the incredible Garnier Opera House. Again here, if you choose the option, we can visit the Opera Garnier together.
We'll be finishing near the Lafayette Galeries and Printemps, if after the tour you wish to go to some shopping!
Depending on the options you choose, the tour might be 4hours (mininum) or 6/7hours if you choose the Louvre guided tour and the Opera Garnier guided tour. It will also involve a lunch break to get some energy.
St Michel Square
This experience requires a good amount of walking. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
The visit takes place whatever the weather.
What is included
- Guided tour with an official licensed guide
What is extra
- Guided tour of the Louvre and tickets
Guided tour of the Garnier Opera House and tickets
Lunch, snacks and drinks
Guided tour of the Louvre and tickets
Guided tour of Garnier Opera House and tickets
This Tour is available in:
Wheel chair friendly
Type of transportation
Français, English, Italiano
The tour is kids friendly, but involves a lot of walking (5km/ 2,5miles ) You can have a stroller, but otherwise make sure it's not a problem for the kids to walk that much.
This tour is wheelchair friendly
Meet your guide
I'm a French Art Historian and a state licensed guide. Born in a small village on the west coast of France, in a farmer's family, i have studied Art History in Europe's most beautiful cities and i made my way, today, to the big city that is Paris. My knowledge comes from more than 7 years of Art History studies in France and Italy, including getting my Master’s degree at Rome’s University of La Sapienza. While studying in Rome, five years ago, i began my career as a guide, sharing my love for European Art and Art history with tourists and locals. I then came back to France, in order to study for the State's curator exam, while working as an intern in an Art gallery. Through all these experiences, i have realized that i was more interested in teaching, sharing my knowledge and interact with people from all around the world, that's why today giving tours is my full time job, and full time hobby!