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Best tour in Paris?

Does any know the best tour in Paris?

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139 posts chocolate or Louvre highlights small group tour. Also enjoyed Fat Tire Bikes Versailles tour but read tour description to see if it is right for you.

Posted by
2353 posts

Best is very subjective. Best for who? What types of things are important for you to see? Hard to answer without more info.

We love a private guide or the Segway tour was a great overview of the city and a lot of fun.

Bike tours are fun too.

Posted by
15037 posts

The Fat Tire evening segway tour was a little pricey but lots of fun and the guide was terrific. The Paris Walks chocolate tour with Iris is wonderful. Rick's free audio tours were good too . . . be sure to print out the maps!

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282 posts

I second The Paris Walks chocolate tour with Iris - lots of fun, interesting info on the history of chocolate, and great chocolate!!

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439 posts

Did two Fat Tire Bike Tours and both were awesome. Versailles and night tour of Paris. Highly recommend both.

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335 posts

I've done many walking tours with Paris Walks and enjoyed them all. Did the Chocolate Walk 3X and will probably do it again with friends this Fall - Iris is great! All were informative, interesting and fun - well worth the cost.

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11450 posts

I have done all the Fat Tire bike tours( over many years/visits not all at once) and really enjoyed them ( and I am NOT sporty) .
My faves were the Paris by might tour and the one to Giverny , but enjoyed them all!

Posted by
2251 posts

If your definition of best has to do with value, then I would have to agree that Paris Walks really delivers. The Montmartre walk we went on, led for us by Peter Caine, was just excellent, and so was the Marais Circuit 1 walk led by Brad. We will do the "Two Islands" walk this year, then go find something else to eat. The Paris Walks are 'low to the ground', no buses, no umbrellas, no headphones, just real people. The simplicity of no reservations (for most), just showing up, and a 12 euro price can't be beat.

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8493 posts

Since Iris has been mentioned several times, here is her direct email:
She gets quite booked because she's a certified guide who has passed all the French government exams in French, though she leads in English. Also, she researched and originated the chocolate tour, which others now copy. Finally, you can catch her on a Paris episode of Globe Trekker discussing the Revolution and showing the path Marie Antoinette took to her death. Great guide.