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Place Vendome Tours

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Place Vendome
Home to elegant hotels, storied couturiers, jewelry houses, and even the Ministry of Justice, the sweeping Place Vendôme is one of Paris’ most rarefied public squares. Located in the first arrondissement and near the Louvre, the square is famed for its history, impressive architecture, and for the Napoleonic Vendôme Column.

The Basics

Commissioned by King Louis XIV in the 18th century, Place Vendôme was designed to rival the Place des Vosges. Initially named the Place des Conquêtes (Conquests Square) and then Place Louis le Grand, the square was later upgraded by Napoleon, who ordered the creation of the Vendôme Column. Inspired by Trajan’s Column in Rome and built to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz, the column was forged from enemy cannons and is still the square’s most prominent feature.

Today, the Place Vendôme is famed for its designer boutiques and jewelry shops, as well as landmarks like the Ritz and the Ministry of Justice. It can be glimpsed during hop-on hop-off bus, scooter, and driving tours of Paris and is also a frequent stop on walking tours and fashion-themed itineraries.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Numerous luminaries once lived on the Place Vendôme, including Frédéric Chopin, Coco Chanel, and George Sand.
  • The Place Vendôme is famed for its octagonal shape and its elegant buildings, which were laid out by architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart.
  • A number of top jewelry houses are found on the Place Vendôme, including Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet, Cartier, and Piaget.

How to Get There
Given its convenient location in the heart of Paris, the Place Vendôme is easy to reach. Take Métro line 3, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, or 14, or the RER A or E, to Opéra station. You can also take bus line 21, 24, 27, 29, 42, 52, 68, 72, 81, 84, or 94. Alternatively, access the square on foot, by car, or by Vélib’ bike.

When to Get There
There’s never a bad time to visit the Place Vendôme, which is beautifully scenic both day and night. That said, if you’re interested in browsing the high-end boutiques in the area, it’s best to visit during business hours.

Nearby Attractions
Due to its proximity to many of Paris’ most popular landmarks, the Place Vendôme can easily be visited as part of a day out on the town. Museums like the Louvre, Jeu de Paume, and Musée de l’Orangerie are all nearby. The Tuileries Garden, Palais Garnier, and Palais Royal are also just minutes away.
Address: Place Vendome, Paris 75001, France
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Private Tour: 2CV Paris City Highlights Tour

Private Tour: 2CV Paris City Highlights Tour

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Make sightseeing more memorable by seeing the highlights of Paris from the passenger seat of a vintage Citroen 2CV. Let your private guide drive you through the city in one of France's most beloved vehicles, the Deux Chevaux. See the main attractions of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier, Île de la Cité and much more. Choose from several departure options in the morning, afternoon or evening.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$120.49
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$120.49
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Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

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Put a twist on the typical Paris sightseeing tour with a private drive around the city in a Citroën Traction—a classic French car. Inside the open-top vehicle with a retractable roof, drive through neighborhoods like Montmartre and the Latin Quarter and pass by major sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Moulin Rouge. Learn about the city from a guide as you go. Up to four people can fit in one car.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.59
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$196.59
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Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems

Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems

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Uncover the little-known treasures of Paris on this insider walking tour with a savvy guide. Explore arcaded pathways, hidden alleys and grand boulevards, marveling at Belle Époque architecture and visiting specialty food shops to sample macarons and artisan cheeses. You’ll see top attractions like the Louvre and neighborhood gems like quaint cafes in Le Marais district. As you walk, you'll learn the history of this contemporary city and its ancient roots.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.80
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$81.80
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Exclusive Private Paris Tour by Citroen 2CV

Exclusive Private Paris Tour by Citroen 2CV

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Experience a unique sightseeing tour in a vintage Citroen Deux Chevaux (2CV) car with a pit stop for a warm drink and a French treat from the famous Ladurée tea room during this experience. Enjoy a private tour seeing the city's main sights—like the Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge—from the passenger seat of a classic 2CV. Learn about artsy and bohemian districts like Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Montmartre from your expert private guide and nibble a signature Ladurée macaron as well.
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  • 3 hours
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$219.08
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Private Tour: Secret Paris Tour in 2CV

Private Tour: Secret Paris Tour in 2CV

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See a hidden side of Paris during a private tour of the city in a vintage Deux Chevaux, an iconic French 2CV convertible. Let your private guide lead you away from the city's most famous sights for a tour of off-beat Paris. Travel through the Marais district to see some of the historic mansions. Find some of Paris' notable street art. Pass the elegant Place Vendôme. Select a tour start time that fits with your travel schedule, and enjoy exploring another facet of Paris.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$120.49
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Vintage Private Tour: Sidecar Motorcycle Ural Paris (1hr30)

Vintage Private Tour: Sidecar Motorcycle Ural Paris (1hr30)

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For a fun twist on a typical sightseeing tour, don't miss this private excursion in Paris where your guide whisks you around in a vintage motorcycle sidecar. Cruise the charming capital with the wind in your face, and pass many of the city's must see sights and off the beaten path areas. Highlights include a cruise through the village of Montmartre, and views of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, and expansive Hôtel des Invalides.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$104.51
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6-Hour Private Custom Tour of Paris

6-Hour Private Custom Tour of Paris

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Marvel over medieval monuments and modern masterpieces on this private 6-hour of Paris. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around the Latin Quarter; admire icons like Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Louvre; and pose for photos beneath the Eiffel Tower. Your itinerary is yours to customize as you please, so you could enjoy window-shopping along the Champs-Élysées, admire the grand architecture of Place de la Concorde or get off-the-beaten-track and seek out little-known sights.
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  • 6 hours
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$494.76
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$494.76
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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

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Eat, shop, and sightsee like a true Parisian on this full-day tour of the City of Light. Soak up the glamour of Paris’ fashion district and historic shopping arcades, browse the stalls of a local market, and peek inside churches only known by locals. Follow your guide through the bustling neighborhood of Le Marais, passing Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. Along the way, taste a host of Parisian delights including macarons, pastries, cheese, wine, and French liquors. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
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$190.44
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$190.44
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Paris Sightseeing Family Friendly Guided Electric Bike Tour

Paris Sightseeing Family Friendly Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Save your energy for sightseeing with this tour of Paris by electronic bike. After a short briefing, you’ll pedal along the bike lanes and sidewalks of the French capital, with the e-bike’s motor propelling you along when you need a little help. The route takes in sights of the standout Paris attractions such as the Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower, and you’ll learn about each landmark from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$77.85
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$77.85
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Eiffel Tower with Optional Summit Access, Seine River Cruise and Paris City Tour

Eiffel Tower with Optional Summit Access, Seine River Cruise and Paris City Tour

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Don’t miss the views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower at night, when the twinkling City of Light spreads before you. This evening combination package lets you experience Parisian monuments three enchanting ways: sightseeing by coach, cruising on the Seine River, and admission to the Eiffel Tower's first and second tiers. Orient yourself to top attractions like the Champs-Élysées, and Louvre Museum, and be part of Paris’ lively nighttime atmosphere.
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  • 4 hours
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$103.90
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$103.90
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Classic Vintage Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle Ural: Best of Paris (1hour)

Classic Vintage Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle Ural: Best of Paris (1hour)

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Travelers with only a few hours in Paris have limited sightseeing options, and usually end up choosing a typical bus tour. You can get more out of a quick sightseeing excursion with this private tour experience, where your guide whisks you around Paris in a vintage motorcycle sidecar. As you explore the bustling urban metropolis, pass must-see attractions, like the Trocadéro Gardens and Grand Palais—and see it all in no time.
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  • 1 hour
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$73.60
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Auvers-sur-Oise & Giverny Small-Group Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

Auvers-sur-Oise & Giverny Small-Group Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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On this art history day trip from Paris, see sites related to two of Europe’s most famous 19th-century painters, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Head first to Monet’s home in Giverny, where he worked on some of his iconic Impressionist pieces. See his blooming garden and his famous lily pond, and learn about this favorite period of art on a self-guided tour of the Museum of Impressionism. Then move on to Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, a village where the artist spent his last days. This small-group tour is limited to just eight people and includes lunch.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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$296.86
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Paris City Tour Immersive, Seine River Cruise & Lunch Eiffel Tower

Paris City Tour Immersive, Seine River Cruise & Lunch Eiffel Tower

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Experience the history and gastronomy of Paris on a family-friendly combo tour. Sightsee around the French capital from the comfort of your coach and cruise along the Seine to admire landmarks such as the Louvre and Notre-Dame. Cap it off with a gourmet meal inside a heated transparent-bubble dome on the first-floor terrace of the Eiffel Tower—priority access, drinks, and views included.
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  • 5 hours
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$155.42
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Paris Lights Evening Tour with Optional Hotel Pick-Up

Paris Lights Evening Tour with Optional Hotel Pick-Up

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This Paris night tour takes you through the city during the evening hours, providing an easy way for you to see famous landmarks lit up after dark. Travel past illuminated attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Place de la Concorde, the Opera House, and Arc de Triomphe. Listen to commentary about the city and its history as you go. Choose either a standard coach tour, with an audio guide available in several languages, or a small-group tour by minivan limited to eight people with a live guide and round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$29.70
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$29.70

Full Day Tour with Versailles Palace, Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise

Full Day Tour with Versailles Palace, Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise

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When you don’t have oodles of time in the French capital, make the most of it with a trip to Versailles and a tour of the best of Paris in one day. Spend the morning at the extravagant Palace of Versailles with a guide, then head back to Paris for lunch, a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River, and a coach tour of the "City of Light."
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  • 10 hours
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$227.59
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A Day In The Life of Frédéric Chopin in Paris, Private Tour

A Day In The Life of Frédéric Chopin in Paris, Private Tour

If you like classical music, this is a rare opportunity to see a day in the life of Chopin, with a guide specialized in the Polish composer. See how Chopin's legacy interacts with the old and the new in the city of lights.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$504.66
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Coco Chanel's Paris Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Coco Chanel's Paris Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Get to know one of Paris' most famous residents, Coco Chanel, on this downloadable digital audio tour. After downloading, you and your private group can move through the tour at your own pace. Learn about Chanel's life and times, visiting sites around Paris that were important to her life.
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  • 30 minutes
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$8.05
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$8.05

2 hours to Visit Paris in your language with a professional guide and driver

2 hours to Visit Paris in your language with a professional guide and driver

Guided tour of the major monuments of Paris in any language within a private car. The places to view:  The Trocadero / Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Alexandre III bridge / Cité Island / Notre Dame cathedral / Pantheon Luxembourg Gardens / Saint Germain des Prés / The Louvre / Concorde / Madeleine / Opera Garnier / Place Vendôme during 2 hours in your language: English / German / Spanish / Italian / Chinese / Japan / Russian / Arabic
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  • 2 hours
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$620.10
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$620.10
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3 days in Paris with a Private Guide

3 days in Paris with a Private Guide

UNESCO–listed Paris is widely considered among the world’s must-see cities, but navigating by map to explore independently cuts into valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, leave the map in your hotel and explore Paris with your private guide to lead the way. Customize your itinerary to hit top attractions like the Eiffel Tower, or step off the tourist trail to corners of the city many visitors miss.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$547.00
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$547.00
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Private Paris Night Tour - with Magic City Lights and Local Vibes

Private Paris Night Tour - with Magic City Lights and Local Vibes

Gain an insider’s perspective of Paris by night on a private tour, led by a local. Be immersed in the city’s after-dark ambience as you explore on foot, and gain insight into the city’s history and culture as you stroll by landmarks including the Luxor Obelisk and Pont Alexandre III. Pause regularly to capture moonlit snaps and receive personalized recommendations for the rest of your stay from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$121.00
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$121.00
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Exclusive Highlights of Paris

Exclusive Highlights of Paris

First-time Paris visitors can see the best of the city in just one day with this private highlights sightseeing tour. Join your guide to cover it all, from the Arc de Triomphe, to the Eiffel Tower, to Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and so much in between. You can explore UNESCO World Heritage sites along the left bank of the River Seine, visit the revered galleries in the Louvre Museum—with entry included—and travel comfortably in your own private tour vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$658.37
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$658.37
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Paris Airport Layover Tour

Paris Airport Layover Tour

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Grab the opportunity and make the most out of your layover by discovering the best this city has to offer! And if you have any concerns about your tight schedule, Welcome has everything under control. At a desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from the airport in a private vehicle. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. Admire the marvelous architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera Garnier and the large Place Vendôme. Drive down the Champs-Élysées Avenue and end up before the Arc de Triomphe. Get carried away by the magnitude of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and head towards the Montmartre Hill to admire the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off to the airport on time for your departure.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$198.95
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$198.95
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Paris & Giverny in One Day with Lunch and Roundtrip VIP Transportation

Paris & Giverny in One Day with Lunch and Roundtrip VIP Transportation

Treat yourself to a luxury full-day private tour where you get to combine Paris city sights and a relaxing afternoon in Giverny. As people look for ways to travel and enjoy some time out of the home, this is a perfect day for locals and visitors alike to relax on a pleasant ride in a Mercedes-Benz minivan from Paris to Giverny, where you'll be able to skip all the lines to get into Claude Monet's House & Gardens. After your visit, an included lunch at a picturesque restaurant in the village awaits before returning to Paris.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$608.55
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$608.55
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Magnificent Paris Stroll - 5h Private Tour

Magnificent Paris Stroll - 5h Private Tour

The most monumental buildings of Paris, see the glamour and elegance of the city of light! We will start the walk at the oldest bridge of the city and discover a selection of the beautiful monuments and buildings that make Paris one of the most attractive cities in the world.
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  • 5 hours
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$578.87
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