What to see in Paris?
Paris is not only the largest metropolis in France – it is also the famous city of lovers, the fashion capital of the world and the setting for many award-winning films. Productions such as Amelia, Midnight in Paris and The da Vinci Code, among others, were filmed here. Charming winding streets, cosy café gardens, delicious local cuisine and, above all, numerous monuments attract tens of millions of tourists to Paris year after year. For years it has remained in the top five most visited cities in the world.
On our website you can register for an amazing tours of Paris, during which experienced guides will lead you to all the most important sights. What do they include? First and foremost, the famous Eiffel Tower. It is the tallest and most recognisable building in the city. It is located at the north-western end of the Champs de Mars, on the left bank of the Seine. Among the most visited attractions in Paris is also the Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral. Its distinctive façade with two massive towers and an almost ten-metre-high stained-glass rosette is a sight that makes huge impression on visitors.
Paris tours – what else to see?
In addition to the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars, the left bank of the Seine is also home to the classicist Hôtel des Invalides palace and the Dôme des Invalides church with its beautiful golden dome. It is here that the remains of Napoleon Bonaparte, transported to Europe in the 19th century, are laid to rest. Museum lovers will enjoy the Musée d’Orsay and the Rodin Museum, which houses the artist’s collection of sculptures (including the famous Thinker) and many paintings from his collection – including works by van Gogh and Renoir.
A trip to Paris, however, should not end with a visit to the left bank of the Seine. After all, it is on the other side of the river that the Louvre is located – formerly a royal palace and now one of the most important museums in the world. In addition to the famous Mona Lisa, you’ll find more than 380,000 other exhibits from all parts of the world. The collections include, among others, a stele with the Code of Hammurabi from around 1700 BC, a statue of Venus de Milo and paintings by masters such as da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Raphael and Delacroix.
What else is worth seeing in Paris? A trip to at least one of the triumphal arches is a must: Arc du Carrousel or Arc de Triomphe. The Arc de Triomphe is only a few hundred metres from the Louvre, so it’s worth visiting both on one trip around Paris. Architecture lovers will also appreciate the beautiful neo-baroque Grand Palais exhibition hall and the Petit Palais museum standing opposite to the former one. Both buildings impress with their intricate façades. Amazing sight that you should also visit is the beautiful Alexander III Bridge right next to them. A walking tour of Paris is sheer pleasure in this area.
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- Paris, the city of Love
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Free walking tour – Paris with an experienced guide
Contrary to what you might think, a tour of the French capital doesn’t have to be rushed and without proper commentary – you just need to know where to look for alternatives. The free tours of Paris available on our website are the ideal option for couples, families and small groups of friends who would like, above all, to enjoy each other’s company and at the same time not give up exploring the city with an experienced guide. You will find free walking tours of Paris, as well as other cities in Western Europe – including Lisbon, Seville, Cordoba, Bruges, Antwerp or Ghent. If you decide to take such a walk, we guarantee a wonderful time and great understanding of Paris. Important thing to know – there is no fixed fee for these tours; you decide yourself how much you want to reward your guide. Don’t hesitate and book your place today!