Custom-made private Paris walking tour, departing from your hotel
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I will meet you at your hotel (in Paris) and will be with you for a 3 hours walking tour, which is enough to cover either the historical Paris (old center, Notre Dame, Marais, Pompidou, Latin Quarter, both islands) or the more recent and famous monuments (Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Palais Royal, Invalides, Concorde, Champs Elysées, Opera). We can also meet at Metro station "Saint Paul".
My focus is more on the beauty of the city and fun annecdotes rather than on pure historical facts and dates. Revolution, Romans, WWII, and Kings are of course part of the tour, but not at the center of it.
We'll stop at a nice Parisian café for an expresso or if you prefer and if weather permits, for a refreshing ice-cream. You control the tour!
I also offer a full day version, with one extra hour for free. It's tour number #114412.
Anywhere in Paris. I usually start the tour with a quick discussion : What have you seen so far? What section of the city are you the most interested in ? (Historical center? Shopping areas? Western more recent Haussmann-style buildings. . . )
In three hours, we can focus on one or two neighborhoods, for example: We can see both islands, the Marais Jewish area, and the Latin Quarter. This option allows to talk about our history: Revolution, Noblemen, Middle-ages, famous kings, Romans settlers, beheadings and Marie-Antoinette. As we browse through history, we also see beautiful monuments such as Notre Dame, Place des Vosges, Hotel de Ville, Luxembourg Gardens, Pantheon, Sorbonne University, Sainte Chapelle and Saint-Germain-des-Pres church.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 3 hours
On foot, bus and metro.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euros - Metro tickets are 2 euros, day travel cards are 8 euros.
I can enter museums, taking you to the essential pieces, but I won't give commentary on the art. For that sort of art-focused tours, I would rather you hired one of my licensed colleagues on ToursByLocal and rather use me for outdoor city walks. Thanks!
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David gave us (me, my wife and two 12 year old granddaughters) a wonderful introduction to Paris. He used his wide knowledge to extract both main points and curios, and kept all four of us interested from start to finish. He skillfully activated the girls and showed a high degree of sensitivity to their needs. We have another trip coming up in a couple of years and hope that David will be available then too. Ron & Riwa, Raanana, Israel.