The Central Paris free walking tour takes you on a romantic city adventure through the notorious “City of Love”. Culturefish’s 2.5 hour tour is noted for being informative and offering great cultural insight into the enormous capital of France. The tour covers most of the city’s landmarks including world-famous buildings like Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre museum, and Sainte-Chapelle. Learn more about historical figures such as Napoléon Bonaparte, Queen Marie Antoinette, “the Sun King” Louis XIV, and hear about the real Hunchback of Notre Dame. While walking along the picturesque streets of Paris, the guides will immerse you into the rich culture by sharing stories of love and romance (think love lock bridge), the lack of Parisian smiles, and how to use handy phrases to open up the hearts of the locals.
Our flagship —Central Paris “Must Do” Heart of Paris Free Tour—is our grand introduction to Paris and the French people. This fun walking tour starts in the very heart of historic Paris on the famous Ile-de-la-Cité. You’ll wind your way through medieval streets around iconic sites like the Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre palace gardens, and over romantic bridges that cross the Seine river, ending with a spectacular panorama of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysée and the Arc de Triomphe.Along the way, you learn how revolutionary history has shaped modern high-tech Paris, how the French think about the world, and a few magic words that could get you a smile from the locals.
This tour includes:
Queen Marie Antoinette during the Revolution — Paris “Do’s” and Paris “Don’ts” — The romantic Pont des Arts bridge and lovers in Paris — The Paris Smile — The recently discovered real hunchback of Notre Dame — “Magic Words” and when to use them with the locals — The revolutionary guillotine square — The Mona Lisa of Leonardo da Vinci — The curse of the medieval Knights Templar
“Classic and informative introductory tour of historic Paris”
Reviewed on June2, 2016
The tour was a large group of people (~35), but the tour guide had a microphone and box, and I didn't miss a word! I felt very welcomed to the space. My friend and I liked the tour guide so much that…
“Very informative and engaging”
Reviewed on May 31, 2016
Very good walking tour. It is very informative and engaging. I would certainly recommend this walking tour to my friends
“Very engaging, lots of great history and culture information”
Reviewed on May 25, 2016
Myn girlfriend and I took a tour with Mark and it was the best tour we have ever had! He was very engaging and willing to answer any question, no matter how silly. He also gave us a great look into…
Starts outside of the Metro stop «Cite» of line #4 and ends at the «Place de la Concorde», right by the metro stop «Concorde».
The metro stop «Cité» of line #4 only has one exit, so just exit the metro and look for us wearing our orange Culturefish! Tours windbreaker/tshirt.
Ask the taxi to bring you to the «Marché aux fleurs» (flower market) on the » Île de la Cité» (Cité Island). Once there, ask for the Cité metro entrance/exit which is right next to the flower market on the » Place Louis-Lépine» and look for us wearing our orange Culturefish! Tours windbreaker/tshirt.
Things to note
Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour!