of whether you are Paris for the first time or just trying
to find new ways to show family and friends around the city here is a
list of our favorite Paris tours.
Bike About Paris Tours
About Paris is a small company that specializes in bike tours of
quant local areas of the city often overlooked by tourists.
I did this tour
with my brother and four kids this summer and it was terrific.
tour does include Notre Dame and The Louvre but it also
takes you through the Marais, Isle St.
Louis, Bastille, St Germain des Pres, Les Halles, Centre Pompidou
and Beauborg neighborhood.
took about 4 hours but was very easy biking and included a
coffee break. The guides are also the owners of the company and they do
an excellent job making the tour interesting, fun and very personal.
Price: 30€ per person for
the group ride / check site for other options
Bike About Paris Tours
Fat Tire Bike Tours
you are more interested in seeing the big sites by bike then try Fat
Tire Bike Tours. 4 hour bike tour covering most of the big
attractions - Eiffel Tower, Ecole Militaire, Champs Elysees, Place de
Concorde, Louvre and more....
It's very flat easy biking and you
do not need to be super fit to enjoy this trip.
26€ per person for the day ride. There are lots of other tour
options on their website including a night bike tour, bike
of Versailles or Monet's Gardens in Giverney.
Tire Bike Tours Paris
wish this Paris tour was not quite so expensive as it looks like a lot
of fun and has some great reviews on TripAdvisor.
The City Segway tour starts
under the Eiffel Tower and covers
most of the big monuments:
Eiffel Tower, Musee D'Orsay, The Louvre, Champs Elysees, Tuilleries and
4 hours and is not
recommended for children under 12 or adults over 70.
Price: 75€ per person
Segway Tours Paris
customized tours for photographers led by Randy Harris, an
International award winning photographer This tour definitely
gives you a new "angle" on some of Paris's famous
A friend of mine took Randy's tour and I have to say that
pictures were stunning.
To see examples of Randy's photos
and read more about the tour options visit his website.
Tours in Paris
Tour by Paris Walks
most delicious tour I've taken yet! We visited one famous
bakery and sampled their delicious "opera" cake and from there we went
on to visit 4 excellent and very different chocolate shops where our
knowledgeable guide did her
best to educate us on the history of chocolate in Paris while we
on a good number of free samples.
I would not recommend this tour for children as there is a good bit of
walking and the chocolate is very rich.
Paris walks offers a number of other walking tours of Paris - check
their web site for details.
Price: 25€ per
Website: Paris Walks Chocolate Tour
the seine at night time while all of the major Paris monuments are
illuminated all around you is a definite must!
favorite seine cruise are the Vendette Boat Tours which leave from Pont
Neuf. The Vendette use live guides and
not the tape recordings used on the Bateau Mouches and other Seine
through mid-September is the best time to take the tour but it's still
worth while in fall and winter you just need to be prepared to sit
cheaper if you purchase on their web
this also saves you from waiting in any lines when you arrive.
The night cruise
is the BEST and is definitely on my top 10 list for visitors to
Paris. If you time it right you'll even get
to see the
Eiffel Tower sparkle (every hour on the hour for five minutes).
Price: 12€ for
adults, 6€ for children (good discounts if you pre-book on their
Seine River Cruse Paris
Tour by NewParis Tours
spotted this tour recently while they were gathering at the
St. Michel Fountain and I can't tell you whether it's good or bad but
3.5 hour walking tour that covers most of the big monuments:
Eiffel Tower, Napoleon's Tomb, Tuilleries, Louvre, Opera, Champs
Elysees, Place de la Concorde and more...
are university students and graduates that work for tips. The
free tour starts daily at 11am, 1pm and 4pm at the St. Michel Fountain
on Place St. Michel. Look for the guides wearing red t-shirts
and carrying a big "FREE TOUR" sign.
also offers a walking tour of Montmartre and a Paris Pub Crawl. Check
their web site for details.
Paris Walking Tours
France Wine Tasting
enjoyable way to get better acquainted with French wines.
French sommelier and O Chateau owner Olivier Magny leads you on a fun
and informative sampling of 6 French wines including champagne.
The class takes place in O
Chateau's wine cellar where you will taste a wonderful variety of
French wines from Alsace to Bordeaux and from Burgundy to the Rhone
an energetic and entertaining host who gives you a great basis
from which to appreciate and enjoy French wine.
I took this
wine tasting class this summer with a friend, we both totally enjoyed
it and picked up some useful information to help us navigate
the abundant French wine aisles and restaurant menus.
O Chateau also offers a number of other tours including a Seine River
Champagne Tasting Cruise, Wine & Cheese Sampling and Wine
Tasting Dinner. Check their web site below for details.
Price: 50 €
O Chateau Wine Tastings & Tours
Class - Cook'n With Class
This is one
I can't wait to try! I hope my husband is reading as this
would make a great Christmas gift!
Class offer a number of different cooking classes in English which you
can check out on their web site listed below. We have friends
who took the Morning Market Class and highly recommended it.
classes start with a visit to a local market where you chat with the
merchants, learn how to select the freshest produce and feel like a
real Parisian. Then it's back to the cooking school for a
hands on cooking lesson followed by lunch.
Class duration - 5 hours
Price: I think it's a little
expensive at 160€ a person but it does come highly recommended
Cooking Class - Cook'n With Class