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Private Half Day Historic Tour

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US$ 250.16
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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in central Paris and start your tour on Ile de la Cité, with a peek one of the city’s most famous landmarks, Notre Dame Cathedral. As you walk its historic streets, learn how the island was the oldest settlement in Paris, dating back to 52 AD, as well as the heart of the medieval capital.

    Cross over to Paris’ legendary Left Bank to stroll the cobbled lanes of the Latin Quarter and discover the bohemian district once frequented by artists, writers, and intellectuals, among them Picasso, Matisse, and Hemingway. Along the way, see remnants of ancient Paris such as the old Roman Baths at the Cluny Museum, admire the grand architecture along Boulevard St. Germain, and pause for a coffee break (own expense) at the oldest café in Paris.

    Next, cross the Seine River, stopping to snap photos along the iconic riverfront, and set out to explore the Right Bank. Immerse yourself in the magnificent architecture of Renaissance-era Paris as you wander past the stately residences of the Marais district and stop to admire the renowned Hôtel de Ville. Continue down the fashionable Rue des Rosiers into the center of Paris’s Jewish Quarter, and listen as your guide points out the popular falafel stands that line the street.

    Hear more about Paris during the Grand Siècle, the Age of Enlightenment, and the French Revolution, as you pass through the beautiful Place des Vosges, one of Paris’s oldest public squares. Then, take a look at another of Paris’s most striking landmarks, the 17th-century St. Paul’s Church, before heading back to the waterfront.

    After a morning journeying through Paris’s history, your tour ends on the Île Saint Louis, where you can continue sightseeing independently, browse the glamorous shopping boutiques or enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the many cafés and restaurants—your guide will be happy to make some recommendations. Before you leave, don’t miss out on ice cream (own expense) from the legendary Berthillon Ice Cream parlor.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Île de la Cité, Paris, France
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Tour Guide
    • Map of Paris
    • Bottle of Water
    • Restaurant Recommendations and Reservations
    • Coffee break
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • All tours go rain or shine - please dress accordingly
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I had 4 days in Paris and the best thing I did was contact April to help plan this. We didn’t want to do super touristy things. More so a relaxed recap of how awesome the city is. We had last visited...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank ffillmore
    Reviewed 24 May 2019

    My friend and I booked a personal, half-day tour of the Quartier Latin with April while we were in Paris celebrating our birthdays last weekend. I can't say enough about the tour. April has a joie de vivre - she's fun, energetic, and knows a...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Sue K
    Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

    We had a wonderful half day with April - a great way for first timers to see Paris and learn about its history. And great crepes!

    Thank NTSyd
    Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

    I’ve lived in Paris for a while, and my parents visited recently from the States for the first time. While mostly we kind of wandered around, they wanted to do an in-depth tour at some point, and I joined them for it. April way exceeded...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank joefishjoefish
    Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

    April is the absolute best! You feel as if you've known her for years right from the start. Her tours are specific to what your interests are and where you want to explore in the city. Not generic as all like a big group tour....More

    Thank helloroo
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