Luxembourg Gardens

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.

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

2. 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 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.

Parc Montsouris: Magical Adventure Exploration Game

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

6. 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.

Paris: Latin Quarter Selfie Walking Tour with Local Guide

7. 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 Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

8. 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: Like a Local Private Tour

9. Paris: Like a Local Private Tour

Having a warm croissant in the cold morning, spending some time in a beautiful park or hanging out at Canal St. Martin are just a few things from the life of a Parisian. During this 2.5-hour private tour, you’ll dive into the unique lifestyle of Paris and discover the true face of the city. Get ready to explore the city away from the tourist crowds and enjoy Paris like a true local. Step into the shoes of your private, local guide and be amazed by the beautiful passages, amazing art galleries, petite boutiques and much more. Together, with your local host, you’ll make your way from the cultural Latin Quarter towards the hip and buzzing districts of Oberkampf and St. Martin. It’s a great way to take in both the bohemian-chic and urban vibes of the city. Stop by places all locals love such as Sorbonne University, Jardin du Luxembourg and Canal St. Martin. Along the route, you can also visit a cool concept store or the best organic bakery in town. Make sure to keep your eyes wide open while you wander around; you might spot some great street fashion or creative local artist working on a masterpiece. Your private, local guide can’t wait to share their own unique personal anecdotes with you and give you a glimpse into their daily lives.

Paris: Private Bike Tour of Old Town and Top Attractions

10. Paris: Private Bike Tour of Old Town and Top Attractions

Join a passionate bike guide on a cycling tour around the most spectacular Old Town monuments and nature spots. With so many historic sites to see, there is no better way to explore the City of Lights than on a bike. Get active and learn about French history and culture while exploring the city in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way. During the 2-hour tour, you will hop on a bike and cycle along the Avenue Kléber to Place du Trocadéro, where you can admire the famed view of Palais de Chaillot and the Eiffel Tower across the Seine. Cross the Pont d'Iéna bridge and cycle underneath the Eiffel Tower to fully appreciate its grand scale and iconic beauty. Follow your guide through the quiet green landscape of Champ de Mars to the magnificent military museum complex Les Invalides and St Louis des Invalides Cathedral, where notable French officers like Napoleon are buried. Enjoy the charming atmosphere of busy Parisian streets lined with elegant old tenement houses. Cycle along the romantic Seine River and see the golden replica of Lady Liberty’s torch, Flame of Liberty. The last highlight of this exciting tour will be the iconic Arc de Triomphe, which commemorates Napoleon’s victories. Choose the 4-hour option to enjoy more amazing sights. The alternative, the longer route includes cycling from Les Invalides to the other side of Seine to admire the statue-studded 17th century Tuileries Garden, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and the Louvre Palace with its iconic glass Pyramid. Further along, you will see the amazing gilded bronze equestrian statue of Joan of Arc on the charming Rue de Rivoli. Other points of interest will be the stunning Italian-style opera house Palais Garnier, the Madeleine Church, and the Place de la Concorde featuring the iconic Ancient Egyptian Luxor Obelisk, Fontaine des Fleuves, and Fontaine des Mers. The route will continue by art nouveau Grand Palais and end by the monolithic Arc de Triomphe. The 6-hour option offers even more landmarks, historical facts, and cultural anecdotes. The extended route includes cycling from Les Invalides to the beautiful green spaces of the Luxembourg Gardens with the magnificent Luxembourg Palace, which now houses the French Senate. Another sight along the way will be the 18th-century mausoleum Panthéon, where many notable French citizens are buried. Cycle through the “birthplace of Paris”, Ile de la Cité to marvel at the Gothic masterpiece Notre Dame Cathedral. See also the beautiful city hall Hôtel de Ville, and Saint Jacques Tower, and continue past the Louvre. There will also be some free time to grab a croissant or other local snack to fuel up your energy.

Other Sightseeing Options in Luxembourg Gardens

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What people are saying about Luxembourg Gardens

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 132 reviews

In general, It was an excellent experience we had in Paris. The day we booked for photo shooting was really bad weather, when we arrived at the spot we were so disappointed, where the whole Effiel tower was covered by fog. But our photographer Alain is so kind and thoughtful, he checked our schedule in Paris and manage to reschedule the shooting on another day. Alain is an experienced and creative photographer who captured so many wonderful moment for us within one hour. The whole shooting was a pleasant moment, no stress, just be yourself and follow Alain's instruction and your heart.

I would highly recommend to any pictrip. Our photographer Alain is a super likeable guy. Really nice and competent. We felt right at home with him. The photos have become something very special thanks to Alain. The processing / booking also ran smoothly. Many Thanks

Alan was an excellent photographer and made the shoot enjoyable and relaxing. He was extremely helpful in putting us at ease. We thoroughly enjoyed the photo shoot and look forward to the product

Absolutely wonderful and intimate tour of Paris with Simon. Having a private guide to start our trip off was a great use of our time.

Alain was simply the best. Very cordial and professional. He knew how to get the best shots wherever we went. Highly recommended.