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Luxembourg Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

1. Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

Get a unique souvenir of your time in Paris and take part in a photo shoot of your trip at locations tailored to your personal requirements.  Work with a professional photographer to create magical moments, and capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style. The photographers are hand-picked, highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Receive a link to your own, password-protected, online gallery within 5 working days to download your professionally edited images for free.

Parc Montsouris: Magical Adventure Exploration Game

2. Parc Montsouris: Magical Adventure Exploration Game

The city game starts outside the RER B Cite Universitaire metro station. It will take you around one hour to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at The column. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

3. Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

Explore the Latin Quarter, the most popular part of the Left Bank district of Paris. Enjoy a private 2-hour tour with a professional guide and discover the highlights of a fascinating area that has inspired countless artists and other creative geniuses, including Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Salvador Dali, to name just a few.  The Latin Quarter is home to the Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the world-famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, and the breathtaking Luxembourg Gardens. This private tour will take you to the core of Paris history from medieval times to its present day's bohemian culture preserved in this charming student village. 

Paris: 2.5-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

4. Paris: 2.5-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

Get to know Paris on this private 2.5-hour introductory tour and visit the city's main highlights. Follow your local guide as they take you to popular attractions and hidden gems. Meet your guide and walk through the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens. Lose yourself in the narrow streets of the Latin Quarter and St. Germain. See where Parisian intellectuals socialize, explore passages and corners, and listen to your guide as they tell you the history of the area. Head to the Louvre Museum and see it from the outside. Walkthrough the elegant Tuileries Gardens to Place de la Concorde, and learn about its cruel past. Arrive at Les Invalides and hear about its connection to Napoleon. Continue on to Champ de Mars, one of the city's largest green spaces, and finally, admire the symbol of Paris, the famous Eiffel Tower. Your tour concludes at the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Instagrammable Photography Walking Tour

5. Paris: Instagrammable Photography Walking Tour

Explore Paris on foot and find the best insider spots to take photos on this guided trip around the city. Avoid crowds and find the perfect uninterrupted spots near famous cafes, characteristic churches, must-visit districts, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. If you want to take special photos of yourself, with your family, or with your significant other in one of the most photogenic cities, this is the tour for you. Along with locating the best photography spots, you’ll also learn about Paris’ history and famous characters. Walk through one of the oldest districts of Paris, le Marais, and find amazing places to capture for your Instagram or other social media pages. Hear stories about Queen Catherine de’ Medici and King Henry IV and how they influenced this area. Spot famous artists and writers cafés, including the traditional Café Les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore, and visit the oldest church in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Later, you'll be able to find your perfect spot near the Eiffel Tower to take photos while avoiding the crowds.

Highlights of Paris: Private 6-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

6. Highlights of Paris: Private 6-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and begin the day with a visit to the famous Cathédrale Notre Dame. Afterwards you’ll head to the Ile de la Cité, located in the middle of the Seine. Discover the famous Saint Michel district, the Hotel de Ville, and enjoy views of the most beautiful bridges in Paris, such as the Pont Neuf and the Pont des Arts. Your driver will then take you to the Palais du Luxembourg, passing by iconic monuments such as the Pantheon. Take a relaxing walk in the Luxembourg gardens, a haven of greenery and peace in the heart of Paris. Admire the famous 16th-century Palais du Luxembourg, its flower gardens, and sculptures. Next you’ll see the Louvre and its famous pyramid, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Eustache, the Bourse of Paris, the National Assembly, and the Invalides. Enjoy a traditional French picnic on the Champs de Mars park, in front of the Eiffel Tower. Bask in the lovely views of the city as you experience a traditional baguette, with camembert, charcuterie, and of course a bottle of red wine! Your drive continues along the Seine to the famous Place de la Concorde, and then up the Champs-Elysées, considered by many to be the most beautiful avenue in the world. Your driver will stop at the top of the avenue, so you can climb the Arc de Triomphe, and take in the panoramic views from the top. See the Concorde, Madeleine, Opera Garnier, and Place Vendôme before heading to Montmartre, one of the most charming and romantic districts of Paris. Before finishing the tour, you’ll be dropped off at the top of the Butte Montmartre. Visit the Basilique du Sacré Coeur or perhaps take a walk to the Place du Tertre, famous for its many artists before returning to your hotel or another location of your choice in Paris.

Paris Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

7. Paris Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

This 2-hour guided walking tour of the Latin Quarter takes you to the very heart of medieval Paris, and you’ll get an idea what this area, now renowned for its elegance and sophistication, used to be like. As you walk along the cobblestone streets, you’ll come across many students who attend the district’s various universities, including the Sorbonne, world-famous for its high standards and centuries-old traditions. The area exudes a youthful spirit of rebellion and progressive ideas, which are in contrast with the ancient streets and churches of the medieval era. This is Paris where tradition truly meets the future. Your tour takes you through the many layers of the Latin Quarter. Along with the historic monuments and beautiful, old-world architecture, you’ll find the hottest jazz clubs of Paris, as well as nightclubs, cocktail bars, and hip restaurants. Principal sites visited on the tour include Shakespeare and Company, Rue Saint-Séverin, the Church of Saint-Séverin, Hôtel de Cluny, La Sorbonne, the Panthéon, Church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and the Luxembourg Gardens.

Paris: Latin Quarter Selfie Walking Tour with Local Guide

8. Paris: Latin Quarter Selfie Walking Tour with Local Guide

Spend some time exploring the scenic views in the Latin Quarter of Paris, as your guide shows you the best spots for photos. Travel to iconic landmarks, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg Gardens, and the Church of Saint Julian the Poor. Begin your tour at the Luxembourg Gardens, with flowers, fountains, and a palace. Stop and capture photos in front of the tree-lined promenades and statues in the gardens. Next, walk to the Pantheon. Take pictures in front of the columns while your guide tells you about the National Heroes interred within. Make stops at the Lutetia Arena, to pose like a gladiator, the Church of Saint Julien de Pauvre, the Shakespeare and Company bookstore, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The tour will end at the Rue de la Huchette, a street used during the filming of the movie La La Land. The perfect street to end with a fun video or a selfie.

Paris and the Art of Music: 2-Hour Walking Tour

9. Paris and the Art of Music: 2-Hour Walking Tour

On this 2-hour guided walk you’ll visit Parisian sites linked historically to music, such as the 6th-century Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris's oldest church, where troubadours performed during the Middle Ages. You’ll also see Marie de Medici's Luxembourg Gardens and Palace, home to court music during the Renaissance, and the Carrefour de Buci, a colorful crossroads notorious for its cabarets between WWI and WWII. Admire the 18th-century picture-perfect Cour du Commerce Saint-André, a charming street arcade that’s home to Paris's oldest café – a meeting point for street musicians during the French Revolution. Learn about the religious music of the classical period in the huge 17th-century Baroque Saint-Sulpice Church, noted for its 7,000-pipe organ. It is one of only 3, 100-stop organs in the world. The church's most recent appearance was in a supporting role in The Da Vinci Code. Finish your walking tour in Furstenberg Square, one of the smallest, most romantic squares in Paris, and a favorite of both Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier.

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What people are saying about Luxembourg Gardens

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 111 reviews

My husband and I have taken pictures just twice really—engagement photos and wedding photos—which is to say we’re not super adept and comfortable photo subjects, but Alain was AMAZING! He was so friendly and nice and obviously really cares about his photos. He was working really hard to get good photos—waiting frequently for people to move, asking people to move or give us a moment in certain spots. He was so nice and fun to work with. I highly recommend this—a great souvenir and we booked our session last minute the day before. A++++++

This was a fabulous tour and overview of Paris-we are a family of 5 with teens and Hannah did an excellent job of guiding us and customizing the trip and provided some Great family photos -less about the Instagram pics than a fabulous overview

Our photographer - Alain - was very personable and ensured that we were able to get the candid shots around Paris that we were seeking. Alain went out of his way to keep us informed - it was a delightful few hours!

Excellent experience. Extremely professional photographer. He satisfied us in every request. We finally have some family photos at the foot of the eiffel tower :)

Loved it ! Our photoshoot was with Zilvinas and he was great