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Chateau de Vincennes 2-hour private guided tour near Paris

Available from Oct 26

Chateau de Vincennes 2-hour private guided tour near Paris

Visit the Château de Vincennes with a private guide and breathe the atmosphere of the Middle Ages in the rooms that once hosted kings, artists and celebrities. The fortress located in Vincennes, in the east of Paris, erected from the 14th century to the 17th century. It is the largest surviving French royal castle and, by the height of its 52m keep, it is one of the highest plain fortresses in Europe.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.35
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$84.35
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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris

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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris

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Step back in time to June 1944 with a visit to Normandy's main landing beaches. Set out on a guided tour from Paris to visit these legendary sites including Omaha Beach and Colleville American Cemetery, where the bodies of American soldiers who lost their lives on D-Day and at the Battle of Normandy reside. Afterward, spend some time exploring the medieval town of Bayeux, one of the few places in France's Calvados department to remain mostly intact following WWII.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.98
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$187.98
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Packaged Cruise on Canal St Martin & Seine River - French Pancakes snacking

Available from Saturday

Packaged Cruise on Canal St Martin & Seine River - French Pancakes snacking

Indulge yourself with a warm and gourmet break and be surprised by this unique and unusual cruise which combine the charms of the Saint-Martin canal and the Seine river of the historical Paris. Board the boat a few steps away from the République square for two hours of commented cruise. Along the water, discover this canal lined with trees and pass a swinging bridge, two locks and under the mysterious Bastille tunnel. You will after arrive on the Seine river and enjoy a magnificent point of view on Notre-Dame cathedral. This is the heart of the capital and its famous monuments : the Louvre museum, the Orsay museum and of course the Eiffel Tower which will present itself to you. You will enjoy during this original cruise : - 3 mini organic pancake served with hand-crafted fillings - Delicious fruit jams "Les petites Parisiennes confiturières" - Old-fashioned chocolate spreads : milk chocolate with speculoos, with salted butter fudge, with nougatine and many other flavours.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.77
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$39.77
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Romantic Cruise

Available from Sunday

Romantic Cruise "The Old Paris" on the Canal Saint Martin

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This romantic and out of the ordinary trip of around 2.30 hours offers an opportunity to hear the history of the districts of the "Parisians Paris" as you cruise along the calm waters of this canal, lined with hundred year old trees and spanned by elegant footbridges. You will slide under the mysterious and spectacular vault of the Bastille, where the light is there magic. This cruise, which will take you through four double locks with swirling waters and two swing bridges, will allow you to experience the "atmosphere" of the Hotel du Nord created by Marcel Carné, Arletty and Louis Jouvet and share the pleasure of the walkers strolling along the banks lined with pretty boutiques and charming retro style cafés. Before arriving at the Parc de la Villette (City of Sciences, The Géode, City of Music and themed gardens) you will cross the Bassin de la Villette, formerly a trading port now redeveloped to form the setting for the Rotonde de la Villette.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.10
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$24.10
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Paris by Night Sightseeing Tour

Available from Saturday

Paris by Night Sightseeing Tour

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Get an attraction-packed introduction to the highlights of the City of Lights on this Paris nighttime tour. Hop a panoramic double-decker bus to cruise down past the capital’s most iconic landmarks, from the Moulin Rouge to the Eiffel Tower, illuminated by glittering lights. Sightseeing tours include audioguides in 10 languages, plus a photo stop in front of the Iron Lady.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.13
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$30.13
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Paris City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Available from Saturday

Paris City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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First-time visitors to Paris who want a convenient overview of the city will enjoy this two-hour tour by double-decker bus. Sightseeing on foot can get exhausting, so take the strain off and relax on board the bus. The roof is retractable, so when the weather's good you can get an unspoiled view of 40+ sights, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Learn about the city through your informative audioguide as you ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.51
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$26.51
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Versailles Day Tour with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

Available tomorrow

Versailles Day Tour with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

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Optimize your visit time with your skip the line ticket to avoid the long queue to access the interior of the palace. Discover, on our own, thanks to audio-guided comments, the fabulous rooms of the palace such as the King's Grand Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors or "the Grande Galerie", the Queen's chamber... After your visit of the Castle, you will access the gardens. From april to October, you will admire the Musical fountains (on Tuesday and Friday) or the Fountains show (every Saturday and Sunday). Versailles is the model of the typical French garden laid out between 1661 and 1700 by le Nôtre who levelled off the land, drained it and landscaped the views, groves, canals, and flowers bed. The gardens are adorned with more than 400 marble, bronze and led statues and fountains by water features.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.51
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Versailles Half Day with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

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Versailles Half Day with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

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For those who are short on time or simply want to optimize their time, this half-day excursion to Versailles fits the bill. Enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle and skip the long lines with priority access. Once inside, listen to commentary via provided headsets and explore the opulent rooms and gardens of the Palace of Versailles on your own.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.89
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$69.89
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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Small Group Guided Tour from Paris

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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Small Group Guided Tour from Paris

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Even if you only have one day to explore, you can still see the most important D-Day landmarks on this small-group tour from Paris, showcasing the iconic sights of this historic day. Head to Normandy to start your outing, where you visit landing beaches—including Pointe du Hoc and Colleville—pay your respects at the American Cemetery, and see where the artificial harbor was installed at Arromanches. With speedy minivan travel included, this tour offers travelers a convenient and hassle-free Normandy experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.75
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$227.75
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Loire Valley Small Group Tour with Castle Visits from Paris

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Loire Valley Small Group Tour with Castle Visits from Paris

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If you just have one day to experience the castles and wine of the Loire Valley, this small-group day trip from Paris makes it easy and affordable. Visit two of the grandest châteaux in the valley—Chenonceau and Chambord—plus Clos Lucé, the final home of Leonardo da Vinci. Travel comfortably from central Paris in a minivan, and indulge in fine French wine with an included tasting of Loire varietals.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$261.49
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$261.49
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Loire Castles Small Group Guided Tour from Paris

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Loire Castles Small Group Guided Tour from Paris

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To appreciate the castles in the Loire Valley in just one day, Paris visitors shouldn't miss this hassle-free guided tour, with easy travel included. After morning departure from Paris, you're whisked into the French countryside for your adventure. Stop at three different chateaus, learn about these architectural marvels from your guide, and enjoy ample time to explore the opulent interiors and verdant gardens, with entry fees included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.75
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$227.75
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Mont St Michel Small Group Guided Day Tour from Paris

Available from Sunday

Mont St Michel Small Group Guided Day Tour from Paris

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For a hassle-free trip from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel—without navigating train travel or paying for pricey taxi transfers—don't miss this convenient, door-to-door experience, with speedy minivan travel included. You're whisked from Paris to Normandy to visit the medieval coastal landmark. You get to explore the hilltop abbey and visit a history museum—with entry fees included—see the spooky dungeons, jails, and oubliettes, and enjoy an included cider tasting before the scenic return trip.
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  • 14 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.75
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Bruges Small Group Guided Day Tour from Paris

Available from Saturday

Bruges Small Group Guided Day Tour from Paris

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For a hassle-free day trip from Paris—where you don't need to worry about travel—don't miss this convenient Bruges tour, with door-to-door transfer included. After comfy minibus transport to Belgium, you can join your fellow travelers to explore the scenic city. Highlights include a canal cruise or Gothic town hall tour, a visit to the famed Bruges Markt, and ample time to explore independently so you can purchase some Belgian chocolate for a sweet souvenir.
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  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.75
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$227.75
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Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris

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Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris

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On this full-day guided tour from Paris, you’ll visit three of the most spectacular estates in the Loire Valley. Learn about the women who decorated stunning, Renaissance-era Chenonceau, get a peek at the intricate staircase attributed to Leonardo da Vinci at Chambord, and get exclusive access to the private, family-owned interiors of stunning Cheverny.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.98
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Mont Saint Michel Guided Tour with Abbey Visit from Paris

Available from Sunday

Mont Saint Michel Guided Tour with Abbey Visit from Paris

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Make more of your visit to Mont Saint-Michel with this guided sightseeing tour, where you can explore the coastal wonder with a guide, and learn all about this Normandy landmark. After included travel from Paris, you embark on an adventure at this UNESCO World Heritage Site with an included stop at an abbey, and a guided tour through the medieval town. You can take your time to explore at your own pace, admire the views of the bay, and enjoy a scenic ride to and from Paris.
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  • 14 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.98
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$187.98
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Louvre Museum Small Group English Guided Tour

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Louvre Museum Small Group English Guided Tour

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See the world-class treasures of Paris’s Louvre Museum on a 2-hour guided tour. Bypass the long entrance queues with a skip-the-line ticket, and follow an expert guide straight to collection highlights including the ‘Mona Lisa,’ ‘Venus de Milo’ and ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace.’ Learn the backstories of these artistic masterpieces to enrich your experience, and feel free to continue exploring the museum at the end of the tour. Group size is limited to six people for a more intimate tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.56
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$85.56
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Fontainebleau and Barbizon Half Day Guided Tour from Paris

Available from Saturday

Fontainebleau and Barbizon Half Day Guided Tour from Paris

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Embark on a half-day guided tour from Paris to Fontainebleau, where you'll explore the Château de Fontainebleau and wander the town's scenic forest. Set out on a recorded audio tour of the 1,500 castle and learn its history as a popular place of stay for French kings. Take some time to roam it's gardens before stopping by Fontainebleau's other main attraction: its massive forest, which often serves as a weekend getaway for Parisians. You'll also visit Barbizon, a country village that gives its name to the Barbizon school of painters.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.20
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1 hour Sainte Chapelle- skip the line access - English or Español

Available from Saturday

1 hour Sainte Chapelle- skip the line access - English or Español

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La Sainte Chapelle is a remarkable Gothic gem that should not be missed when visiting Paris. This small-group tour allows you to skip the line to enter the chapel, which was built to host the relics of Jesus in the 13th century; allowing you more time to admire the architecture and stained glass windows, and to learn about the chapel's history
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Versailles, Gardens & Petit Trianon - Priority Access - private tour

Available from Saturday

Versailles, Gardens & Petit Trianon - Priority Access - private tour

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Enjoy a stress-free way to explore when you book a small-group tour of the Palace of Versailles. Travel with your guide from a Paris train station, or make your own way to Versailles and meet them upon arrival. Once at Versailles, bypass the long lines and head right in (entry own expense). Once inside, tour the UNESCO-listed palace before continuing to its elegant gardens and Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon palace. At tour’s end, travel by taxi to the train station and return to Paris.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.75
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$180.75
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St Chapel, ile de la cité, Louvre, - priority access - Small group of 6

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St Chapel, ile de la cité, Louvre, - priority access - Small group of 6

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Marvel at the interiors of Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle, two of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in Paris. Then spend 2 hours lingering over works of art at the Louvre—you’ll save time with a guide to lead the way. Please note, you must purchase your priority-access ticket separately online. This small-group tour is limited to six people for an up-close experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.46
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$122.46
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Orsay Masterpieces - Priority access - Small group of max 6 people - 2h tour

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Orsay Masterpieces - Priority access - Small group of max 6 people - 2h tour

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See the highlights of the Musée d’Orsay’s collection, and beat the crowds, when you sign up for a small-group tour of the museum. The Musée d’Orsay is one of Paris’ largest and most visited museums; your skip-the-line access will save you time that otherwise would have been wasted in line. Once inside, follow your guide through the galleries. See masterpieces by artists the likes of Manet, Monet, Degas, and Van Gogh, and learn all about the Impressionist movement from your guide’s commentary.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.33
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$78.33
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Montmartre and Champagne Tasting - Evening semi private tour

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Montmartre and Champagne Tasting - Evening semi private tour

Hilltop Montmartre is celebrated for its romantic reputation and bohemian backstory—and this walking tour provides the ideal introduction to the neighborhood. With only a small group for company, you’ll see the Moulin Rouge, a neighborhood vineyard, the cabarets and studios that artists like Picasso and Modigliani once frequented, and more. Finish on a (literal) high note at Sacré Coeur, where you can pair panoramic views with cheese and Champagne.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.72
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2h - Highlights of Louvre - English - French - Español

Available from Saturday

2h - Highlights of Louvre - English - French - Español

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This tour allows you to cover the highlights of the Louvre accompanied by an expert licensed tour guide in only 1.5 hour tour aiming to better understand the arts and the artists and how art history evolved from antiquity to the 19th century To fully enjoy it and maximize your time, your guide will lead you through the many rooms and show you the very best of the collection in order to keep a memorable tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$162.68
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Ste Chapel, 'Ile de la cité', Louvre and Montmartre Private Day Tour

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Ste Chapel, 'Ile de la cité', Louvre and Montmartre Private Day Tour

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Immerse yourself in Parisian history and culture on this three-in-one, full-day tour with private guide and skip-the-line access to the Louvre Museum. Come away from Ile de la Cité with deeper understanding of its history and Gothic architecture. Travel at your own pace and ask questions during a walking tour of the city including Lovelocks Bridge and skip the lines at the iconic Louvre before touring the popular Montmartre neighborhood.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$572.38
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