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Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more
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Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Tick off some of Paris’ most iconic attractions, at your own pace, on this private walking tour of the City of Lights. Alongside your personal guide, you’ll head to one of Paris’ oldest districts, Île de la Cité, and explore the pristine Tuileries Gardens. Visit Place de la Concorde, home to the world’s first guillotine, admire the grandeur of Fontaine Saint-Michel, and delve into Paris’ turbulent history as you amble along the Champs Elysees, the world-famous boulevard that flanks the River Seine. 
  • Private walking tour between Île de la Cité and the Champs Elysee in Paris
  • See, too, the Tuilieries Gardens and the Fontaine Saint-Michel
  • Delve into Paris' rich history with a personal guide
  • Walk along the Champs Elysees, beside the River Seine
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PRIVATE WALKING TOUR (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
TOUR GUIDE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
DURATION 2 - 2.5 HOURS
TOUR WILL RUN, RAIN OR SHINE
Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)

Departure Point

Cité, 75004 Paris, France

Return Details

Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France
As the undeniable heart of Paris, it is only fitting that your tour begins outside of Notre Dame Cathedral. Here, you’ll greet your private guide and tour the exterior of the iconic landmark. Receive a historical overview of the Gothic masterpiece and then cross the city’s oldest bridge: Pont Neuf.

Your second stop is the Tuileries Gardens, replete with manicured flower beds and attractive flora, before you delve into Paris’ gruesome history and visit Place de la Concorde, the site of Paris’ infamous guillotine.

See, too, the iconic Louvre museum and Fontaine Saint Michele, before concluding your historical tour with a stroll down the Champs Elysee.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ile de la Cite
Once at the meeting point, you will start your tour by exploring ile de la cite, the oldest settlement in Paris. Once known as Lutetia, this former Roman city was the predecessor of present-day Paris, from which the city grew outwards.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
From here, you will see the infamous Notre-Dame Cathedral – the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages, distinguished for its size, antiquity and architectural interest.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palais de Justice de Paris
Located on the île de la Cité the Palais de Justice, once known as the Palais de la Cité contains some of the oldest surviving buildings such as:
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sainte-Chapelle
A gem of Gothic style, the St Chapelle was built in seven years. It was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ’s crown of thorns, acquired by Saint louis.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Conciergerie
The Conciergerie is the oldest remaining part of the Palais de la Cité, as well as at a time the most notorious prison in all of France. Over a thousand “enemies of the Revolution” were housed there, and famous figures like Marie Antoinette ended their lives there.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Fontaine Saint-Michel
You will then pass by the Saint-Michel fountain, a monumental fountain commissioned by Haussmann, under Napoleon III. It depicts the archangel Michael vanquishing the Devil, evoking thoughts of the battle between Good and Evil.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Place Dauphine
Afterwards, we will see Place Dauphine, a beautiful historic square, combining all the beauty and romance of Paris. Tucked away on the western tip of the île de la Cité, Place Dauphine was one of the first projects commissioned by Henri IV.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pont-Neuf
From here, we will walk to the bridge, Pont Neuf, which is considered to be the oldest stone bridge in Paris. Today Pont-Neuf is part of the banks of the Seine listed as a World Heritage site by Unesco.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Statue equestre d'Henri IV
In the middle of the bridge we will see the equestrian statue of King IV. Although the original statue dated from the 1600s, the one you will see today is a replica in its placed, as the original was destroyed during the French Revolution.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pont des Arts
Before making our way to the Louvre we will see the Pont des Arts, a bridge which connects the Insitut de France and the Louvre. Built between 1801 and 1804, it was the first iron bridge in Paris.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
We will then move towards the infamous Louvre Museum, the world’s most visited art museum with a collection that spans work from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th century. During this part of the tour, we will pass through the Cour Carrée, one of the main courtyards of the Louvre Palace and see the Louvre Pyramid, the museum’s main entrance, designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Domaine National du Palais-Royal
Created by the Cardinal Richelieu in 1633, the Palais Royal and its gardens, are just a short walk from the Louvre. The Palace housed royal families up until the Palace of Versailles was built. Here you will be able to enjoy the peaceful gardens surrounded by a fantastic futuristic architecture with contemporary sculptures.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Domaine National du Palais-Royal
Paris has pivoted around Notre Dame for centuries, so it’s only appropriate to start your morning or afternoon tour here. Move onward across the city’s oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, passing through the always brilliantly manicured Tuileries Gardens on your way to the Place de la Concorde, home of the guillotine. Beyond just looking at the city’s iconic structures like the Saint Michel Fountain and the Louvre, you’ll learn the fascinating and oftentimes stupefying stories of the city’s biggest players like Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis XIV, and Henri IV. 
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Leaving the Louvre behind us we will walk towards the Tuileries Gardens, passing through the Arc du Carrousel, a huge arc built to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jardin des Tuileries
We will then enter the Tuileries Gardens, the oldest Park in Paris, with a history that dates back to the 17th century.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Tuileries Gardens Bookstore
During your stroll in the Tuileries Gardens, you will pass by the Gardens’ Bookshop, a quaint bookstore tucked away in a corner which contains a large collection of gardening and landscape design books, along with some garden themed gifts and cards.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Place de la Concorde
We will end our tour at Place de la Concord, a site originally known for having been an execution site during the French Revolution, and which marks the start of the Champs Elysée.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Champs-Elysees
Your tour will end at the start of the renowned Champs Elysée, considered one of the world’s most beautiful avenues. You can then enjoy some shopping or a stroll towards the Arc de Triomphe.
Stop At:  
Babylon Tours Paris
Paris has pivoted around Notre Dame for centuries, so it’s only appropriate to start your morning or afternoon tour here. Move onward across the city’s oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, passing through the always brilliantly manicured Tuileries Gardens on your way to the Place de la Concorde, home of the guillotine. Beyond just looking at the city’s iconic structures like the Saint Michel Fountain and the Louvre, you’ll learn the fascinating and oftentimes stupefying stories of the city’s biggest players like Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis XIV, and Henri IV. 
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour.

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Great Intro to Paris!
Margaret_D
, Nov 2020
We loved the personal experience. Paris has so much history and walking through the spot where Marie Antoinette or other great French people in history walked through was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind. Thank you!
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Great experience. Just myself and...
Sue C
, Sep 2017
Great experience. Just myself and sister in the group. Guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable!
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