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Historic Paris Walking Tour by Walkative!

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Ah, Paris, the capital of elegance, chic, love, art and science. Its architecture and ambiance are truly iconic, and its people famous for their achievements and... sense of pride.

The city rose from its humble beginnings as a marshland settlement, became a Roman colony, seat of the early Frankish monarchs to finally set trends as the biggest medieval city in Europe. Home to many revolts and societal changes, it evolved as the capital of the free thinkers and... the most famous revolution changing the political landscape of the western civilization forever. With its final overdo in the 19th century, its elegant boulevards became a go-to model for many other cities. Today, Paris retains many of its fortes, adding a spice of modernity.

All this can get a little overwhelming, so why not have a helping hand while diving in? Walkative will grant you that and much more, with our local guides taking you on a fascinating journey through Paris most important monuments and histories, including:

  • ︎Hotel de Ville(Paris City Hall)
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral 
  • Sainte Chapelle 
  • Conciergerie 
  • Pont Neuf
  • Pont des Arts
  • Louvre (history of the palace and museum)
  • Carrousel Arch
  • Tuileries gardens 
  • And much, much more!


 

ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules

Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a private tour in advance.


If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group our guide will ask you for the payment (12 eur/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.                                  

Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.

This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors. 

Please respect our rules.     

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  • Meeting point:
    Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France
    Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France
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    Look for the yellow umbrella outside the metro at exit 5 (Hôtel de Ville).

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

1511 ratings
4.7
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4.81
Fun
4.64
Expression
4.73
Quality
4.66
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Anna 18 Apr 2024
Sopot

We have a great and very interesting trip through the Historical Center of Paris. Highly recommend trip with Thomas. Thank you, Thomas!
James 17 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Informative and fun tour with our excellent guide Francesca.
Justin 17 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Francesca was amazing!!!! So much fun and informative and just the absolute best!! Hello from Cole and Justin (the just married couple), we loved you and your tour. Thank you for being awesome!!
MELISSA 15 Apr 2024
Quezon City

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Harry was a fantastic guide. The walking was very light. He knew a lot of history and told the stories in such a fun way to keep our interest. He also helped us find a nice restaurant afterward.
Roberto 15 Apr 2024
Liverpool

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Unfortunately the weather was not the best, but Eva did her best to keep us under cover while showing us around and telling us interesting facts. Great experience!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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