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Bastille Tours

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Bastille
With its mixture of gourmet markets, cutting-edge drinking holes, and historic landmarks, Paris' Bastille neighborhood allows travelers to escape the city's bustling center and discover the "Parisian's Paris." Boutique and bohemian, Bastille buzzes with creativity, most evident in the shops and artist studios that populate its streets. The heart of the area is Place de la Bastille, the former home of the Bastille fortress, where traffic whirls at a roundabout topped by the 170-foot (52-meter) Colonne de Juillet.

The Basics
Due to its historical significance, the Bastille district is an integral part of many Paris city tours. Specialized excursions that focus solely on the Bastille arrondissement are also available, and one of the best ways to absorb the culture and French history is on a food tour that centers on the area's thriving culinary scene and markets. Feast on French delicacies and enjoy wine tasting at Marche d'Aligre market, browse shops selling charcuterie and cheese, and stroll along Promenade Plantee, a 19th-century rail viaduct transformed into the world's first elevated park. Other Bastille highlights include the Viaduc des Arts, a modern version of an old Paris viaduct, Port de l'Arsenal, and Opera Bastille, an innovative structure whose interior can be explored on a guided tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A Bastille tour is ideal for history and food lovers.
  • The neighborhood is most often visited on half-day walking tours of Paris.
  • Book a tour of Opera Bastille in advance to see the opera house's interior.

How to Get to Bastille
Bastille is easily reachable by car, train, or on foot from the center of Paris. The Bastille metro station is serviced by Line 5—it takes about 40 minutes to reach from central Paris landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower. If you're time-rich, walking to the Bastille district along the banks of the Seine River will reveal Paris' finer details. During the 90-minute stroll along Quai d'Orsay, you'll pass the famous Louvre museum pyramid, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and a scattering of bridges and parks.

For a half-day hike, follow the Promenade Plantee on a 2.7-mile (4.5-km) trail to Bois de Vincennes, former royal hunting grounds home to the Parc Zoologique and Parc Floral de Paris.

When to Get There
At night, Bastille comes to life with an eclectic mix of swanky wine bars, raucous taverns, atmospheric jazz clubs, and cutting-edge cocktail bars. Begin your evening with fine French fare at an intimate bistro and end your night dancing among Parisians.
Address: Place de la Bastille, Paris, Ile-de-France 75004, France
Admission: Free
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Small-Group Gourmet Food and Market Tour of the Bastille District in ParisHalf-day Tours

Small-Group Gourmet Food and Market Tour of the Bastille District in Paris

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Discover the fascinating history and flavors of the vibrant Bastille district of Paris. Follow your local foodie guide to the area’s best-kept gourmet secrets, including patisseries, delicatessens and wine bars. Explore the specialty food stalls of the Marché d’Aligre market to see how local Parisians shop, and enjoy six tastings of sweet and savory favorites along with samplings of French wine. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour for a personalized experience.
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Bastille District: Food Tasting, Promenade Plantée and Viaduc des Arts Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Bastille District: Food Tasting, Promenade Plantée and Viaduc des Arts Walking Tour

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Explore gourmet shops and bustling food markets in Paris on this 3-hour walking tour of the Bastille district. Follow your guide from the Place de la Bastille to the Port de l’Arsenal, where the Canal St-Martin joins the Seine River. Stroll beneath the trees along the Promenade Plantée and admire the Viaduc des Arts. Visit Alain Ducasse’s famous chocolate shop, wander through traditional food markets and learn of the French Revolution in 18th-century Paris. Your tour size is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.
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Off the Beaten Track: Guided Bike Tour of Paris Local Districts and StoriesMountain Bike Tours

Off the Beaten Track: Guided Bike Tour of Paris Local Districts and Stories

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See Paris like a local as you pedal around its vibrant neighborhoods, lively markets and hidden sights on this small-group bike tour. Explore the famous Latin Quarter, the Jewish communities of Le Marais and the historic Place de la Bastille, as well as enjoying views of iconic landmarks like Notre-Dame Cathedral. With plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals TourDay Cruises

Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

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See Paris’s iconic landmarks and lesser-known gems from the water on this 2.5-hour combo cruise down the River Seine and Canal Saint Martin. Glide past riverside monuments like Notre Dame and the Louvre, and then explore a side of Paris many tourists miss as you float through the tunnels, bridges and locks of the city’s historic canal system. Live onboard commentary from your guide illuminates the story of these picturesque waterways built by Napoleon. Choose from several daily departures to suit your sightseeing schedule.
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Paris Bastille District Pub CrawlHalf-day Tours

Paris Bastille District Pub Crawl

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Get to know the nightlife scene of Paris on a pub crawl of the Bastille district. With a guide, you'll receive drink specials, VIP entrance to one club, and tips about the best of the city's nighttime venues. Enjoy a chance to discover a side of Paris that many visitors never see.
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Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the MaraisWine Tastings

Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais

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Dive into the gastronomic wonders of Paris on this tasting tour of the Marais. Explore the gay-friendly, eclectic district full of medieval architecture and Jewish-influenced eateries, and hear engaging historical commentary along the way. Crunch into a delicious baguette, try a macaron made by an esteemed pastry chef, and sample French liqueurs. Pass by top attractions including the Hôtel de Ville, Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, Rue des Rosiers, la Place des Vosges, and la Place de la Bastille. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Paris Top Attractions & Hidden Gems around your Hotel Private Orientation TourPrivate and Luxury

Paris Top Attractions & Hidden Gems around your Hotel Private Orientation Tour

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Get an insider’s perspective on Paris with a private walking tour of your favorite neighborhood. Learn local history, discover tucked-away treasures, and get the scoop on the best places to eat, shop, and explore. Take your pick of diverse neighborhoods including Montmartre, Eiffel Tower/Champs-Elysées, St-Germain-des-Prés, Marais/Bastille, Opéra/Louvre, Montparnasse, or Panthéon/Latin Quarter. Enjoy the full attention of a private guide, who customizes your tour based on your interests and preferred pace.
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Paris Bistrot Crawl: Wine, Beer and AperitifWine Tastings

Paris Bistrot Crawl: Wine, Beer and Aperitif

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Immerse yourself in Parisian culture as you visit local wine bars, bistros, and brasseries. Begin at the historic Place de la Bastille, visit residential neighborhood Faubourg Saint-Antoine, and explore the Marché d’Aligre, one of the city’s oldest markets. As you walk, you’ll stop to sample snails, charcuterie, cheeses, and of course, delicious beer and wine.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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3 days in Paris with a Private GuideMulti-day Tours

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3 days in Paris with a Private Guide

UNESCO–listed Paris is widely considered among the world’s must-see cities, but navigating by map to explore independently cuts into valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, leave the map in your hotel and explore Paris with your private guide to lead the way. Customize your itinerary to hit top attractions like the Eiffel Tower, or step off the tourist trail to corners of the city many visitors miss.
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  • 3 days
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Champs Élysées, Notre Dame, Montmartre: The Heart Of Paris By Foot In Half A DayHalf-day Tours

Champs Élysées, Notre Dame, Montmartre: The Heart Of Paris By Foot In Half A Day

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Swap the crowded and impersonal group sightseeing tours for a fully customized experience. This private tour of Paris is led by a like-minded host and takes you to the places you want to see—whether that's top attractions such as Montmartre or the Champs Élysées or more off-the-beaten-track places that are loved by locals.
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  • 4 hours
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Pack Paris Essential : Flight + Paris UndercoverFun & Games

Pack Paris Essential : Flight + Paris Undercover

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Throughout this fantastic experience, fly over Paris and virtually visit its major memorable landmarks within close proximity: The Eiffel Tower, The Notre Dame, The Concorde and its Obelisk... then let you along to the out of sight parts of Paris and find out off the beaten track spots while learning about their fascinating stories . A visit revealing you the essence of Paris
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The Best Photo Spots In Paris With A Local: Montmartre, Belleville, Rue DeperréHalf-day Tours

The Best Photo Spots In Paris With A Local: Montmartre, Belleville, Rue Deperré

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With iconic landmarks and beautiful riverside scenery, Paris is a photographer’s dream destination—but knowing where to find the best angles requires local knowledge. On this tour, explore Paris with your guide to lead the way, and head straight to the vantage points with the finest views. Customise your itinerary to capture must-see sites like the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, and capture the best of Paris on camera.
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  • 3 hours
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Paris Nightlife, Private Walking Tour From Bastille To The Latin QuarterHalf-day Tours

Paris Nightlife, Private Walking Tour From Bastille To The Latin Quarter

Do as the Parisians do: sipping wine along the banks of the Seine or at a chic café. You’ll get a local perspective on this personalized tour of Paris at night. Spend 5 hours exploring Parisian nightlife, including vibrant or tucked-away neighborhood bars. Afterward, your guide recommends trendy clubs and music venues to continue your party until the sun comes up. Please note, food and drinks are your own expense.
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Paris Food Tour Small-Group Gourmet Experience with Lunch & Wine TastingCulinary & Gourmet Tour

Paris Food Tour Small-Group Gourmet Experience with Lunch & Wine Tasting

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Taste your way through Paris’ vibrant Bastille and St-Germain-des-Prés districts on this full-day gourmet walking tour. Eat like a true Parisian as you explore the vendor stalls of the Aligre Market, indulge your sweet tooth at the city’s best chocolatiers and sip French wines with a sommelier-led tasting. Rest your feet during lunch at a typical Parisian café and refresh with an afternoon tea-and-pastry break. Group size is limited to 8 for a personalized small-group experience. The tour includes lunch and all tastings.
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3hr - French Revolution Walking Tour for FamiliesKid-Friendly

3hr - French Revolution Walking Tour for Families

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Enjoy a fun and accessible way to bring history alive when you book this French Revolution tour of Paris. Pick between convenient morning and afternoon tour times, meet your guide in the city center, and don’t forget to bring the kids along: your guide will share a number of games and activities designed to keep younger visitors entertained. In the space of just a couple hours, see the city’s top Revolutionary sites, from the Bastille to the Place de la Concorde, and learn about figures from Robespierre to Marie Antoinette.
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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a DayWine Tastings

Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

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Eat, shop, and sightsee like a true Parisian on this full-day tour of the City of Light. Soak up the glamour of Paris’ fashion district and historic shopping arcades, browse the stalls of a local market, and peek inside churches only known by locals. Follow your guide through the bustling neighborhood of Le Marais, passing Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. Along the way, taste a host of Parisian delights including macarons, pastries, cheese, wine, and French liquors. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Le Marais Discovery Stroll - 3h Private TourHalf-day Tours

Le Marais Discovery Stroll - 3h Private Tour

We will take you to one of Paris' most interesting, trendy and bohemian neighbourhoods! We start this walk at the historical Place de la Bastille. We will enter Le Marais to admire a 17th century Royal square (Place de Vosges) that houses a museum, fancy properties, art galleries, expensive restaurants and more! We will explore the area while admiring the contrast between the old Jewish quarter and the trendy Gay neighbourhood. Our tour finishes at a well known and controversial Contemporary Art museum.
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A Typical Parisian Night Out with a your Private Local Host Wine Tastings

A Typical Parisian Night Out with a your Private Local Host

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Experience Paris nightlife like a local on a 2.5-hour tour to some of the city’s most popular pubs. Along the way, discover local history and culture as you explore the city’s vibrant streets, including as Rue de Lappe, Rue de Charonne, and Bastille. Throughout the course of the evening, you’re treated to three drinks, including a shot of Absinthe. Keep your stomach satisfied with a complimentary cheese or meat plate.
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Private History Walking Tour in Paris for Teens & FamilyKid-Friendly

Private History Walking Tour in Paris for Teens & Family

Parents that want to help kids and teens unpack the fascinating history of Paris can skip the typical guided tour, and opt for this private, family-friendly outing instead. It's hard to take a step in Paris without stumbling upon the city's history, which your guide uses as an opportunity to present fun facts, riddles, games, and stories to keep things engaging. From Medieval Paris to the French Revolution, this tour is perfect for making history fun.
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Marais semi private walking tourCultural Tours

Marais semi private walking tour

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Get a feel for one of Paris’s most beloved neighborhoods on this 2-hour walking tour of the Marais. Going with a guide ensures you learn facts often missed by visitors about the area’s most important landmarks, from the Centre Pompidou to the oldest paved street in the city. With a group size capped at 10, this walking tour offers an intimate perspective on the area’s history and atmosphere.
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E-Scooter Tour through Paris's History for up to 8 GuestsHalf-day Tours

E-Scooter Tour through Paris's History for up to 8 Guests

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Combining the best parts of both a walking tour and a tour by car, on this private electric scooter ride through Paris you’ll get an intimate close-up look at the streets while traveling faster than you would walking. Your local guide will tell you all about the history of the sights you see. As this is a private tour it can be customized, but suggested routes take you past the most beautiful landmarks of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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Paris: Amazing Typical night out Private tourWine Tastings

Paris: Amazing Typical night out Private tour

Enjoy the nightlife as the locals do in Paris! When the sun goes down, visit the hotspots where the locals go out to enjoy a drink and some snacks. Last but not least, go to a place that's best known for its live music. Here you will enjoy a nice beer together with your local friend to finish the evening in a very relaxed way. By the end of the night, you will feel like you just went out with a longtime friend in Paris. * 100% customized around your wishes * Enjoy an evening out with an area in Paris * 2.5 hours Walking Night tour * Shoot the legendary Absinthe * Spend a typical night in Paris! * Enjoy a French apéritif in an alternative and unique French bar * Explore this famous neighborhood
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Private Paris guided Tour by classic 1970 Mercedes S ClassBus Tours

Private Paris guided Tour by classic 1970 Mercedes S Class

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Drive through Paris in a vintage Mercedes 280 SE S-class on this short but sweet tour. Get off the beaten path and discover parts of Paris that most travelers don't get to, such as the Place des Vosges, the Albert Tower and the Lutece Arena. Learn about some of the secrets and lesser-known facts of Paris' history from your driver and guide as you ride in style.
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Walking tour in Faubourg Saint AntoineCultural Tours

Walking tour in Faubourg Saint Antoine

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I propose you to discover the old artisan and worker heart of Paris. A district born in the Middle Ages outside the walls of the town but which greatly contributed to forge its destiny. Here the history of Paris was written, not the History of kings and queens, but that of workers. Here won't admire the great monuments or the large boulevards, but small, old shops and narrow, twisted alleys. Come and discover the Paris you don't expect! We'll start our tour in Place de la Bastille, emblem of the French Revolution, where we will tell the true story and refute false myths. Then it's off for a 2-hour stroll through the heart of the Saint Antoine district and its secret passages. Small detour in the district of Aligre to visit its market and its ancient shops. We will end with a walk between Viaduc des Arts and Coulée Verte to admire the Made in Paris handicrafts and the rooftops from the top of a hanging garden.
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