One of the easiest and most popular ways to explore the amazing city of Paris is with a private van. Explore the most famous attractions of the city in a relatively short period of time and take home beautiful memories. We will pick you up from your accommodation in Paris and go for an orientation tour that will show you every highlight of Paris, from the famous Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel tower, Latin Quarter to Avenue des champs Elysées etc. Led by an expert, you will be able to understand the real Paris and enjoy a comprehensive experience in the City of Love. As this is an orientation tour, we don’t enter inside Louvre Museum or Notre Dame Cathedral and don’t climb up the Eiffel Tower. There is no guide in addition to the driver, who will be at your disposal for 10h.
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We will be stopping for a photo session of Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, which was to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution. Its construction in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days was a veritable technical and architectural achievement. “Utopia achieved”, a symbol of technological prowess, at the end of the 19th Century it was a demonstration of French engineering, and a defining moment of the industrial era. As France’s symbol in the world, and the showcase of Paris, today it welcomes almost 7 million visitors a year, making it the most visited monument that you have to pay for in the world.
Our driver will accompany you to the famous Notre Dame cathedral from 12th Century which is currently under renovation. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, is the most visited monument in France. It was built in the Middle Ages, at the far end of the Île de la Cité. Work started in the 13th century and finished in the 15th century. Badly damaged during the French Revolution, the cathedral was restored in the 19th century by the architect Viollet-le-Duc. Its many visitors come to admire its stained glass and rose windows, the towers, the steeple and the gargoyles.In 2013, Notre-Dame is celebrated its 850th anniversary. For this occasion, many events were organized and the cathedral renewed its bells with the arrival of eight new bells as well as a new great bell. Road distances from Paris in France are calculated from point 0 on the cathedral forecourt.
Our driver will accompany you to the famous glass pyramid of Louvre museum and will explain you from outside. Every trip to the capital deserves a visit to the Louvre to discover the wealth of treasures it contains. The museum houses western works of art dating from the Middle Ages to 1848, in addition to collections of ancient oriental, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations, as well as graphic and Islamic arts. From room to room, the former royal palace reveals its masterpieces to the public: the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, the Venus de Milo, and The Winged Victory of Samothrace. In total, there are 35,000 works to be discovered or re-discovered! With its eight hundred year old history, the Louvre has been influenced by numerous architectural trends, from the medieval fortress of the 12th century to the glass pyramid by Pei (1989).
Situated on the opposite side of the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro is home to splendid gardens and ornamental ponds and fountains as well as the cultural richness of the Palais de Chaillot, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine and the Musée de la Marine. We will stop here for the most amazing view of Eiffel tower. Just behind Trocadéro is the ‘village’ of Passy with its charms of yesteryear, its church and its cemetery where Manet and Debussy are buried.
We will have a short stop at the famous administrative building of Paris Hôtel de Ville. The Hôtel de Ville de Paris has been the seat of the Paris City Council since 1357. The current building, with a neo-renaissance style, was built by architects Théodore Ballu and Edouard Deperthes on the site of the former Hôtel de Ville which burnt down during the Paris Commune in 1871. Visits to the town hall, a powerful and prestigious place, are possible. Guided tours are offered by reservation only and are organized by the city’s Protocol Department. Visitors can discover the function room, created as a replica of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Free major exhibitions are also organized here and are a great success.
We recommend you to go for a walk in the amazing district of Paris called Le Marais. A romantic, festive and trendy district, the charm of the Marais lies in its cobblestone streets, historic spots and quirky boutiques. Straddling the Paris Centre arrondissement, this district with a village feel was built on marshland (‘marais’ in French), hence its name. Parisians and visitors alike love to come here for a leisurely stroll, as it is a great place to spend time and/or go shopping. A closer look at this many-faceted must-see district. You can spend 30 min to one hour easily in this amazing area of Paris to see how Paris lives between traditional and modern culture simultaneously. Of course you can decide to stay longer or shorter as per your choice. This can be an amazing Stop for lunch and to try famous Falafels of this area.
No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement, on the Left Bank. The area’s many cafés and restaurants are laid-back and welcoming; they are filled with Parisians, students and tourists. There are several attractions to visit, among them the Pantheon, the Luxembourg gardens and many museums. As you stroll through the district you will also come across the Sorbonne, the best known university in Paris. The district also has popular show venues like the Paradis Latin and the Théâtre de l’Odéon.
We will drive through the most beautiful avenue in the world. Frequently described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a Paris must-see. Tourists and Parisians can be spotted strolling at any time of day or night and at any time of year along this iconic two-kilometre stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Like the Eiffel Tower, the avenue is a symbol of Paris. It is lined with restaurants (l’Atelier Renault, Ledoyen etc.), luxury boutiques (Louis Vuitton, Mont-Blanc, Guerlain, Ferrari etc.), flagship stores (Abercrombie, Sephora etc.) and nightclubs. It is also the setting each year for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights. Finally, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées has some of the top museums in Paris: the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Palais de la Découverte and the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton.
Let’s have a short photo stop at the famous Opera of Paris. The Opera or Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house at the Place de l’Opéra in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was built for the Paris Opera from 1861 to 1875 at the behest of Emperor Napoleon III. Initially referred to as le nouvel Opéra de Paris (the new Paris Opera), it soon became known as the Palais Garnier, in acknowledgment of its extraordinary opulence and the architect Charles Garnier’s plans and designs, which are representative of the Napoleon III style. It was the primary theatre of the Paris Opera and its associated Paris Opera Ballet until 1989, when a new opera house, the Opéra Bastille, opened at the Place de la Bastille.The company now uses the Palais Garnier mainly for ballet. The theatre has been a monument historique of France since 1923.
Next photo stop – Panthéon, building in Paris that was begun about 1757 by the architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot as the Church of Sainte-Geneviève to replace a much older church of that name on the same site. With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The Revolution in 1789 transformed the monument into a temple for Great Men. During the turbulent years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in its role as a religious and patriotic monument. Since 1885, the year of Victor Hugo’s death and burial in the Pantheon, it has been the last resting place for the great writers, scientists, generals, churchmen and politicians who have made the history of France. It houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre and Marie Curie and Simone Veil.
No additional guide except driver
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Public transportation nearby
Infant seats unavailable
Not suitable for pets
Not stroller accessible
Not wheelchair accessible
We will pick you up from your hotel in Paris and drop you off near Eiffel Tower or at your hotel as per your choice.
To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 48 hours before the experience start time in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.
We may reserve the right to cancel a customer’s booking for a full refund in case of bad weather or not enough travelers.