Six not-to-be-missed guided tours in Paris

Behind the scenes, historic visits … A guided tour accompanied by an expert is undoubtedly the best way to discover the treasures of Paris.

The museums and monuments of Paris are known throughout the world! The Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower... all have their own story, secrets, and fascinating anecdotes that only an expert can unveil to you in the course of a guided tour.

Tours are also an ideal way to planyour trip and guarantee you availability for the time slot you want, and enable you to explore the most beautiful treasures of the City of Light at your own pace and in a privileged setting.

Here are 6 ideas for visits to discover the secrets of key Parisian landmarks and ensure that you get all those important details!

Behind the scenes at the Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly Paris’s most iconic monument! The legendary iron tower reveals all its secrets in the course of exploratory tours in small groups. An offbeat experience and introduction to the greatest star in Paris!


The Louvre Museum


The Mona Lisa, The Venus de Milo, The Wedding Feast at Cana, The Raft of the Medusa ... the Louvre Museum has in its collection world-renowned masterpieces not to miss under any pretext. From ancient Egypt to graphic arts, discover the history of art as you have never before seen it, in the company of a tour guide at one of the finest museums in the world.


The Palais Garnier Opera House

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Located in the heart of Paris, the Palais Garnier is undoubtedly one of the most splendid monuments in the city. It is the biggest opera house in Europe and hosts major operas and ballets and has incredible interior decor, architectural details and legends to discover during amazing guided tours.

For a self guided independent visit, a multimedia guide for children is on sale at €6.50. The one-hour tour, with games (quizzes), is available on iPad, in French, English and Spanish. The little ballerina Zoé guides children aged 6 to 13 (age range recommended) along the way.


The Palace of Versailles

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The residence of the kings and queens of France is one of the most magnificent buildings in the country. Listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, the estate of Versailles is remarkable both for its palace and its gardens. Enjoy a royal getaway departing from Paris and discover this wonderful place full of history in an ideal way, with a guide who will be able to tell you even more about it.


The Musée d’Orsay

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Make a date with Impressionism at one of the biggest museums in Paris. On this guided tour, you’ll get to the heart of this pictorial movement and discover the secrets of the most famous paintings of Manet, Renoir and Degas.


The Towers of Notre-Dame de Paris (closed until further notice)

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A veritable gem of Gothic architecture, the famous Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral offers you a privileged experience outside normal visiting hours. In the company of a guide, discover the towers of this great monument in ideal conditions and enjoy one of the finest views of Paris from the top of them.

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