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Private Half Day Historic Tour

Paris, France

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Discover more than 2,000 years of history on this half-day private tour of Paris. Take a peek at Notre Dame Cathedral; stroll the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter, the Marais, and Paris’s Left Bank; enjoy a coffee at Paris’ oldest café; and visit attractions like St. Paul’s church, the Roman baths of Cluny, and Place des Vosges.
  • Half-day private historical tour of Paris
  • Explore historic districts like the Latin Quarter, the Marais, and the Jewish Quarter
  • Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Paul’s Church, and the Cluny Baths
  • Stop for a coffee (own expense) at Paris’s oldest café
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience
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Departure Point

Île de la Cité, Paris, France

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris, France
Meet your guide in central Paris and start your tour on Ile de la Cité, with a peek one of the city’s most famous landmarks, Notre Dame Cathedral. As you walk its historic streets, learn how the island was the oldest settlement in Paris, dating back to 52 AD, as well as the heart of the medieval capital.

Cross over to Paris’ legendary Left Bank to stroll the cobbled lanes of the Latin Quarter and discover the bohemian district once frequented by artists, writers, and intellectuals, among them Picasso, Matisse, and Hemingway. Along the way, see remnants of ancient Paris such as the old Roman Baths at the Cluny Museum, admire the grand architecture along Boulevard St. Germain, and pause for a coffee break (own expense) at the oldest café in Paris.

Next, cross the Seine River, stopping to snap photos along the iconic riverfront, and set out to explore the Right Bank. Immerse yourself in the magnificent architecture of Renaissance-era Paris as you wander past the stately residences of the Marais district and stop to admire the renowned Hôtel de Ville. Continue down the fashionable Rue des Rosiers into the center of Paris’s Jewish Quarter, and listen as your guide points out the popular falafel stands that line the street.

Hear more about Paris during the Grand Siècle, the Age of Enlightenment, and the French Revolution, as you pass through the beautiful Place des Vosges, one of Paris’s oldest public squares. Then, take a look at another of Paris’s most striking landmarks, the 17th-century St. Paul’s Church, before heading back to the waterfront.

After a morning journeying through Paris’s history, your tour ends on the Île Saint Louis, where you can continue sightseeing independently, browse the glamorous shopping boutiques or enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the many cafés and restaurants—your guide will be happy to make some recommendations. Before you leave, don’t miss out on ice cream (own expense) from the legendary Berthillon Ice Cream parlor.
Stop At:  
Ile de la Cite
Visit the founding point of Paris itself by the Parisii fisherman tribe.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Latin Quarter
Learn about the city’s medieval roots as you explore the cobblestoned streets of Latin Quarter and the left bank.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontaine Saint-Michel
Admire the Haussmannian-style architecture from one of Paris' most beautiful squares
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Learn about the vast history of Ste. Chapelle, le Palais de Justice and Conciergerie.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hotel de Ville
As you cross over the Seine River, notice the difference in architecture as you make your way into the heart of Renaissance Paris, with a stop at Hôtel de Ville.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Le Marais
Window shop in this once aristocratic-turned slums-turned trendy neighbourhood.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Rue des Rosiers
Stroll through the heart of Paris' Jewish Quarter, nicknamed the "Pletzl".
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Place des Vosges
End the tour at Paris' prettiest square, Place des Vosges. The square is lined with cafés and bistrots, the perfect place to unwind after an exciting morning of touring.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All tours go rain or shine - please dress accordingly
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY April in Paris Tours

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What is the maximum group size during Private Half Day Historic Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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