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Palais-Royal, Paris

Palais-Royal, Paris: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Highlights Tour from Louvre Museum to Notre Dame

1. Paris: Highlights Tour from Louvre Museum to Notre Dame

Start your journey in front of Comédie Française and the gardens of the Palais Royal, a former royal palace, just opposite the Louvre. Learn about the building and its park with their history, architecture, and importance to the modern Parisian city culture. Pass by the Louvre Museum and see some of the exhibition rooms from the outside. Follow your guide to the Pyramid of Louvre, easily the most popular place to be in Paris. Enjoy a detailed tour of the area with less emphasis on history and the art inside the museum but more on the local street life of Paris. Once at the Pyramid, observe the Tuileries Garden connecting the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde. It is a place where Parisians celebrate and meet. Look how the setting served as a reference point for the modern development of Paris. See the historical axis of the two Arc de Triomphe's of the town and Champs-Elysées. Learn how the monuments stand in harmony with their modern setting. Then stay a while in the Square Court (Cour Carré) the place where The Louvre was born, a jewel of Renaissance architecture. Follow the River Seine and go across the famous Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge listed as a national historic monument. See the art exhibitions, and immerse in the open-air studio for painters, artists, and photographers drawn to its unique point of view. Watch the Parisiens enjoying a summer picnic if you are there in the season. Getting close to Notre Dame Cathedral, learn about the Île de la Cité and the surprising facts that this island will offer you. Learn about Notre Dame and discuss the impacts of the recent fire and the future of the building.  Say goodbye to your guide at Notre Dame Cathedral with many references and recommendations for Paris so that you can discover more of the city at your leisure.

Paris: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

2. Paris: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Paris at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3.5 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Musée du Louvre, Palais Royal, Place de la Concorde and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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What people are saying about Palais-Royal, Paris

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Paolo is a very pleasant guide! He asks questions to test your knowledge and explains everything very well and calmly. You can ask anything, he knows Paris and the history of Paris through and through. Walking into a museum with him is worth gold. You will also receive tips on where to get your souvenirs and you will visit places where you normally do not go as a tourist. You immediately feel at ease with him and go home with facts about Paris and very nice pictures. Thanks Paolo, we'll be back!

Paolo is a very experienced guide, passionate about his profession, who knew how to meet my expectations during this visit. It is impossible not to recommend this visit to Paris to anyone or anyone who wishes to see it through the eyes of an inhabitant in love with their city and its history.

The tour guide contacted us beforehand so that we could meet on time the next day, the tour was interesting, a lot could be told and shown. We were lucky enough to be in a group of two, so that our running pace and questions were taken into account.

The tour was a lot of fun with our guide Sabriye Manea. We experienced and learned a lot about Paris. Is recommended. We were also lucky enough to be just the two of us, were able to ask any questions and were guided individually.

Had a wonderful 3 hours walking with Gelsomina she was a fantastic guide, very informative and interesting a great way to learn and see Paris.