Paris: City of Lights

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Basic Information
Total time
2 h
English, Spanish (check the booking calendar for availability)
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Meeting point
Exit metro Madeleine in front of the Ikea. Look for the guide with a yellow umbrella!Go to map
Ending point
Pont de l'Alm
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Join us on a journey through the elegance of Paris, where you’ll have the chance to witness some of the most iconic and breathtaking locations in the City of Light. Paris’s beauty and monumentality are truly impressive, and we’ll delve into its past during the 19th century, a time of great transformation both socially and architecturally.

On this tour, we’ll visit some noteworthy sites, starting with the Church of La Madeleine, originally designed as a temple to honor Napoleon. We’ll also see the largest square in Paris, La Concorde, which holds the oldest monument in the city and one of the most stunning, the Obelisk of Luxor, from Ancient Egypt. This spot, marked by the blood of the French Revolution, was renamed “Concorde” in the 19th century to symbolize peace and harmony.

Next, we’ll stroll along the Champs-Élysées, one of the most fashionable and prestigious addresses in Paris during the 19th century. It’s also the site of military parades, including the largest military parade in Europe, held every year on Bastille Day. Along this avenue, we’ll admire many grand buildings, including the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, which are among the architectural jewels of Paris. Our tour will then lead us to the history of The Invalides, originally built as a hospital for wounded soldiers, which became a significant symbol of French military power in the 19th century. Today, it houses Napoleon’s tomb, and its impressive gold dome makes it one of the most beautiful monuments in Paris.

Finally, we’ll conclude our tour at Pont del Alma, where we’ll witness the illuminated Eiffel Tower, the most iconic monument in the city. Built in 1889, this 300-meter-high tower has become a symbol of Paris, and we’ll uncover its rich history during our tour. This tour is just the beginning of your journey, and you’ll be prepared for a second experience on a Seine River cruise, an optional activity on board the Bateaux Mouches. (Optional)

Main stops:

  • Madeleine Church

  • Rue Royale

  • Place de la Concorde (Luxor Obelisk and fountains)

  • Avenue des Champs Elysées

  • Grand and Petit Palais

  • Alexander III Bridge

  • Les Invalides

  • American Church

  • Pont d’Alma: View of the Eiffel Tower

  • Optional Boat

Meeting Point
Exit metro Madeleine in front of the Ikea. Look for the guide with a yellow umbrella!

Booking is obligatory. Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors, we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of more than 7 people on our 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 choose a paid option or book a Private Tour. For more information, please contact us.

Entertaining and Informative

Rated 5.0 out of 5
9 hours ago

Tank was a great guide and gave a really interesting tour, time flew by. I highly recommend this tour for a quick overview of the history of Paris and some of the main attractions in the City.


Fun facts about history

Rated 5.0 out of 5
10 hours ago

Thank you for the tour Dawie, the interesting anecdotes helped me remembering the historical facts. Best of luck.


Brilliant tour guide; highly recommended!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
10 hours ago

A fantastic opportunity to explore the city. Dawie is very knowledgeable and talkative guide and he does the tour with huge enthusiasm and passion.


Loads of fun and information

Rated 5.0 out of 5
10 hours ago

Daniel is the guide you want to have for this tour. He is fun, and has information and stories you definitely need. Ask him as many questions as you want. Fit for family, kids and everyone. Well paced.

Aishwary Kumar

top tour with dawie

Rated 5.0 out of 5
10 hours ago

we really enjoyed the tour with dawie


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