See the classic sites of Paris from the ground up on this comprehensive and entertaining walking tour. An informative guide takes you around the City of Light and brings to life iconic attractions, including the Louvre Museum, the Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. During the 2-hour tour, enjoy plenty of photo opportunities and breaks, and soak up the history of one of the most storied cities in the world.
Morning walking tour of the classic sights of Paris
Enjoy a smaller-sized tour group, ensuring a more personalized experience
Hear illuminating commentary on Paris sights and history from your expert guide
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
Cover top sights by foot, from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe, on this morning or afternoon guided tour.
Guaranteed small group
Food and drinks, unless specified
Meeting And Pickup
66 Av. de la Motte-Picquet
66 Av. de la Motte-Picquet, 75015 Paris, France
Please meet the tour outside the Hôtel Tourisme Avenue
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
The top attractions of Paris are all laid out for you on this approximately 2-hour walking tour. Meet your in-the-know guide at a designated point in central Paris, who ensures that you not only gaze eyes upon some of the city’s most arresting architecture, but also gain insight into the history of Paris and know the stories behind the iconic landmarks.
Take a gander of the glamorous and stately Champs-Elysees avenue; Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Napoleon in honor of his army's victories; and Les Invalides and Napoleon's Tomb.
Check out the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, which once served as the site of royal beheadings during the French Revolution.
Other sites include the Pont Alexandre III bridge, Ecole Militaire, and bien sur, the Eiffel Tower, constructed in 1889 and still the eternal symbol of Paris.
Pass by the Louvre, the former seat of the French throne and now a grand museum home to world-class art, as well as the d’Orsay, renowned for its grand Impressionist collection.
Throughout your walk, enjoy ample breaks to rest and snap photos.
See the Ecole Militaire from the outside and stop for photos and explanation
8 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
See the Eiffel Tower from the outside and stop for photos and explanation
10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please note that a dress code is required to enter places of worship (Notre-Dame de Paris and Saint Chapelle). No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Comfortable walking shoes recommended
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 208 reviews
Marisol_F, Aug 2022
I recommend you have this tour the first moment you get to Paris because it gives you and idea of what to see, we had a great time, the guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyed the experience with us, no doubt it was the best afternoon plan!
Uninformed guide not good
Fletcher_J, June 2022
Guide had very little information to share. We gained more info on the big bus tour the day before. Had to reference phone most of the time for information. with a good guide, tour might of been better
Very informative walking tour
Thomas_K, Apr 2022
Our tour guide gave us a very informative walking tour. When we told him we had visited the Louvre that morning he modified the tour to show us other attractions. He went above and beyond.
The guide was very commited to the 2...
Inna G, Aug 2018
The guide was very commited to the 2 hour time frame so the pace was very brisk with little to no time allocated to marvel at the sights or take photos. It was go-go-go for the entire duration of the walk. We did not visit Champs-Elysees or Arc de Triomphe as the tour advertises. We glanced at Place de la Concorde from across the road. Same with Ecole Militaire. The guide suggested we take photos of Pont Alexandre III bridge from across the Seine and you couldn't distinguish any of its beautiful detailing. It's a nice intro if you have time to return and explore these sights on your own at a later time. I didn't.
Excellent tour guide
Norma_D, July 2018
The walking tour was excellent because our tour guide was excellent. Not only was he an encyclopedia of knowledge but he was funny and charming. The tour flowed effortlessly. It was a lot of fun.
If you are only in Paris for a short...
Hannah_T, Apr 2018
If you are only in Paris for a short amount of time, this tour is perfect! You see and learn so much. There were only three of us in the group, so the tour felt very personal. The guide was very knowledgable and kind. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Amazing tour! We had Phil lead our...
William B, Aug 2017
Amazing tour! We had Phil lead our tour on 8/11 and he did a great job. He spoken very well and clearly and what we loved most about this tour is how they really keep the groups small so you get such a great opportunity to really talk to someone who knows the city and get great advice. Would highly recommend!
This tour was advertised as three...
Graeme S, Aug 2017
This tour was advertised as three hours - actually two. Suggested Notredame was included and it wasnt. Our guide was very good and hearing the background information added impact to the sites. Good tour - just less than we expected.
Perfect for a first day tour. Keeps...
Erika P, Apr 2017
Perfect for a first day tour. Keeps you moving once you get a bit tired from the time change. Gave practical advice to getting around the city and other things to see. I would recommend this tour if you have not been to Paris before.
Knowledgable and entertaining guide...
Janet M, Nov 2016
Knowledgable and entertaining guide. Gave suggestions on food choices, places to see and expected prices, and other helpful tips.
Great guide Kit was terrific...
David_Q, Oct 2016
Great guide Kit was terrific, humorous, very hospitable with a detailed knowledge and love of the city. He gave the group a very friendly tour and provide interesting commentary on the landmarks and building we passed by on the walk. I enjoyed the tour and recommend this tour.
Very good easy to understand guide...
Leonie B, Sept 2016
Very good easy to understand guide. Well organised company.
Very good tour, guide Kit was his...
Donnalee_G, June 2016
Very good tour, guide Kit was his name I think, very very good.
We would do this tour again.
Outstanding such a great tour we...
Leonard_N, Apr 2016
Outstanding such a great tour we still talk about it weeks later and our guide Kit was amazing, we loved every bit
We had a fantastic time and our...
Satchmo, Apr 2016
We had a fantastic time and our guide Kit was amazing. We were the only ones on the tour and clearly that was an unexpected bonus. The tour was detailed informative and so enjoyable. Kit made the tour he was a wealth of knowledge and was passionate about all he shared with us a truly wonderful experience for both of us.
If I could give 10 stars I would...
rjromano1228, Oct 2015
If I could give 10 stars I would! Gil was our guide. Truly amazing and spectacular! Friendly, polite, and helpful! Extremely knowledgable, entertaining, funny... A true delight. I will most definitely be returning and will be requesting for him. If u are taking the metro, use ur GPS to find office.
Paul from the local tour company is a...
Carlos A, Aug 2015
Paul from the local tour company is a great guide. Knowledgable and fun... thanks!!!
Our guide, Jason, was terrific. He...
Jeff E, July 2015
Our guide, Jason, was terrific. He was both informed and enthusiastic. A lot of walking but it was truly worth the effort.
We did this tour during the heat...
Jennifer E, July 2015
We did this tour during the heat wave. Gil, our wonderful guide, kept a nice pace while trying to always talk while we were in the shade.
Amazing information. Wish I would...
vickiebyer, July 2015
Amazing information. Wish I would have gotten Hop on Hop off for nite time. Great stay in Pair. Again tour people were wonderful.