Monumental Paris: An Evening Walk

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Basic Information
Total time
2 h
English, Spanish (check the booking calendar for availability)
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
In front of the church Madeleine. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella!Go to map
Ending point
Pasarelle Dedilly

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
In front of the church Madeleine. Look for the guide with 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.

Learned a lot and had fun with Jay!

16 hours ago

Great tour with Jay of Latin Quarter. He has trained in many areas including acting so he spoke clearly and was entertaining while he taught us many interesting tid bits and history about Paris. I highly recommend take this tour. Your visit is so much richer when you have a background about the place.


Amazing and Informative

22 hours ago

Great tour, highly recommend

Gaby k

Very knowledgeable!

1 day ago

This was a great tour, you get to know the history of Paris. Kind and great for guide!


Splendid tour, just amazing Harry!

3 days ago

We participated in the tour guided by Harry and it was honestly the best free walking tour ever! He is such a nice, well informed, funny and historically trained guy that we could easily listen to him for 2.5 hours. He put so many interesting little details and stories about ancient times but also current French news into his talks, that now we feel like we really know something about Paris and France. Ranging from Medieval times to 2nd World War he managed to attract our attention the whole time. And I am originally not too interested in history but his analytic views, fun stories and film recommendations really blew our mind. Thank you so much and hope to see you around.


Great tour with Thomas!

4 days ago

I did the historic Paris tour with Thomas Carter and he was an excellent tour guide- well informed, funny, and personable. He knows lots about all different things Parisian and has multiple language skills which created a connection with the members of the group. Had a great time, thanks Thomas!


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