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Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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91 EUR

Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour

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Discover the eerie wonder of the Catacombs of Paris with an expert guide who will reveal the secrets and history of this amazing place. We guarantee groups of 6 participants maximum, you will skip the long line and will discover the restricted area.
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91 EUR
Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Paris
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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24 EUR

Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Paris

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Take home some extra special souvenirs of your time in Paris! Your personal photographer will capture stunning photos of you at a variety of picturesque locations, with cosy cafés, winding streets, and some of the city’s most iconic buildings as backdrops.
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24 EUR
Crimes and Legends of Old Paris Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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19 EUR

Crimes and Legends of Old Paris Walking Tour

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Discover the dark side of the City of Light - its curses, crimes and macabre customs, on this wild walking tour. You'll hear the ghost stories and gory secrets of Old Paris!
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19 EUR
Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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18 EUR

Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery

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Discover the stories behind the famous figures who now rest in peace at Père Lachaise Cemetery including Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and Frédéric Chopin.
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18 EUR
Private 2h History & Art Tour of the Paris Opera Garnier & Galeries Lafayette
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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65 EUR

Private 2h History & Art Tour of the Paris Opera Garnier & Galeries Lafayette

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Discover the Palais Garnier with an Art Historian and official tour guide, one of the most beautiful theaters in Paris, and learn who Baron Haussmann was while admiring breathtaking views from the roof of the Galeries Lafayette.
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Personalized Photographer & Tour Guide, excited to create timeless images of you in the city of love, while sharing some of Paris' precious history
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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43 EUR

Personalized Photographer & Tour Guide, excited to create timeless images of you in the city of love, while sharing some of Paris' precious history

I developed a cultural connaissance of Paris having specialised my degree in French art history, design and architecture. I apply this expertise/passion and my trained, artistic eye to my photo shoots. My guests will bring home timeless, beautiful images and become experts on Paris' cultural history
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43 EUR
Private 2h Tour of the Centre Pompidou in Paris about modern and contemporary art
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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65 EUR

Private 2h Tour of the Centre Pompidou in Paris about modern and contemporary art

Visit the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris during this private 2h tour with an Art Historian and official guide, discover the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art and understand what contemporary art is.
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65 EUR
Private 2h History & Culture Tour of the Latin District in Paris
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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44 EUR

Private 2h History & Culture Tour of the Latin District in Paris

Enjoy a 2-hour private walking tour of Paris' Latin Quarter with a personal official guide who shows you the historical and cultural sites of this popular district, from the Sorbonne to the Pantheon.
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Customer feedback about Alternative Tours in Paris

Rating 4.8 based on 64 reviews

Great experience exploring Paris catacombs with a local guide
My son and I really enjoyed the tour with our guide Leo (Eleonore). Time went by so quickly, it felt we were down there for few minutes rather the 1.5 hrs. Leo was casual and easy to talk to. She is clearly passionate about the topic and waved in number of stories from the past and current about the 'cataphiles', people who explore co called "negative Paris".
We are glad we choose this group tour. We went inside exactly at the scheduled time vs waiting in the line and Leo's personalized commentary made it very engaging. We also had an access to parts open to groups only.
In conclusion- a bit pricey but we are glad we did it. Great memories.
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Amazing Experience
We had the best time with Léo! She is a fantastic guide with an obvious love for the catacombs and the history. The tour was above and beyond what we expected in terms of information provided and the amount of time. Léo took us into areas that are not accessible to the general public and we did not have to wait in the very long line. If you want a personal tour from a top notch guide this is the tour for you! Léo stayed in constant contact with us and provided updates with our fail. She also went above and beyond with advice on other sights to see and help with directions on the Metro system.
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Amazing experience
When we arrived at the catacombs, the wait was over 2 hours to get in but with Léo, we got right in! Léo was a wonderful & incredibly knowledgeable guide. You can really tell that this is a passion of hers. I’ve already recommended her to family & friends who are planning trips to Paris. The catacombs were incredible, but having Léo as our guide made it 100 times better. We are so glad we found this booking because Léo truly gave us the best experience.
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Great tour
Our guide met us at the main entrance to the catacombs. She was very knowledgeable and informative. It was very nice to skip the line,as it stretch around the block when we were able to enter. I would highly recommend this tour and this tour guide. Leo was very nice and willing to assist us with questions regarding the tour or anything in Paris. It was a great experience.
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Thoughtful and enjoyable tour
Eleanore was clearly an expert in her field,, extremely knowledgeable about both the Catacombs and Parisian history. We greatly enjoyed meeting her, learning the history of the Paris and the Catacombs and hearing about her own experiences in the Catacombs. Highly recommend
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Excellent Tour
We had an excellent tour with Leo. She has a thorough understanding of the history of the catacombs and entertained us with great stories during our tour. Overall an amazing experience!
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Most amazing tour...a real highlight
Always wanted to visit the Paris catacombs and our guide Leo brought this visit to life. She was passionate and knowledgeable and a pleasure to meet.
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Amazing tour
Amazing tour with incredibly knowledgeable guide, Leo! She really made the whole experience incredibly interesting.
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Leo was a great guide!
Fascinating tour. Léo knew so many facts, was very nice. You can tell she lives for this stuff! Thank you!
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Great tour
Crimes and Legends of Old Paris Walking Tour
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Worth every single penny!
Leo was extremely knowledgeable. Our tickets got us entrance upon opening without standing in line and Leo started providing knowledge from the moment we entered. She carries a small flash light to help you see things you otherwise wouldn’t see and to help point things out. She also has an entire book of supplemental photos and write up to give you even more in-depth information. It was kinda of funny hearing people around us say oooh did you hear that about some fact Leo was giving us. She was skilled at having people move on so stragglers didn’t get to join our tour…that’s fair we paid more they didn’t do they need to move on. Lol. With respect to this tour because Leo is a certified guide we were granted access to special off limits area of the catacombs that the general ticket purchasers didn’t have access to. Leo surprised us by being able to answer every question we threw at her. The week before our tour she had a Dr of anthropogenic pathology who shared with Leo different bone abnormalities and developmental clues the bones give so it was fascinating to learn some of this additional information from Leo. She was in no hurry as we were very interested in the details and she obliged our every curiosity.
I think what stands out to me most is how respectful Leo is of this mass grave site and we certainly felt in awe and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of human life & death represented in this hallow place. It’s really a shame when others experiencing this site do not also show respect. I attach no photos as posing with someone’s skull is very disrespectful imo. Definitely go, definitely hire Leo and definitely respect this burial site.
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Beautiful pictures of our engagement!
On our trip to Paris last week, my fiancé contacted Tripshooter to capture his proposal outside the Louvre. Hiring a photographer was a last minute decision (and I’m so glad he did!) so he emailed them the morning of and they were able to accommodate his request. Hadi waited outside in the pouring rain for about 30 minutes late at night for us to show up and acted like a tourist. He captured some really beautiful pictures of the whole moment starting before I even knew what was happening, to my fiancé down on one knee, and our celebratory hugs and kisses after I said yes! Then he came up and introduced himself and we took some more posed and candid pictures around the Louvre and on the streets of Paris. The pictures turned out truly amazing and we could not be more happy with them! Everyone we have shared them with has been really impressed with how great they are! We would highly recommend trip shooter to capture your special moments!
Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Paris
Fascinating Tour of Paris Catacombs with Leo
Our tour through “likealocalguide”, 16 yr old daughter and dad, to the Paris catacombs this past weekend with Leo (Eléonore) was absolutely fascinating made possible because of Leo. She is amazing and passionate about the catacombs and it shows through her extensive knowledge of the history of the site. One huge note: book this tour (with Leo of course) as the line to get in without “skip the line” was insane. Had to be at least close to a 2 hr wait. She was able to take us, small group of about 12-15, to areas not accessible to the general public. The catacombs is more than just about the bones and Leo explained all of this in clear details with rich antidotes. Amazing 2 hr tour for both of us. Do yourself a huge favor and select likealocalguide as your tour company and choose Leo as your guide.
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Leo (aka Eleonore) is amazing!
Leo who gave us the tour (appears on this website as Eleonore but goes by Leo) was so great. She was very very knowledgable on the catacombs and not just the history but more current events to do with the catacombs as well. She brings a big binder to show you pictures and maps to give context to the stories she tells you. She points out how to identify different things about the bones and does a really good job of making sure everybody gets a change to see. She also sends out a primer email a bit before the tour so you have a copy of the ticket if you need it, you know where to meet, what shoes to wears, practical information about the museum. Leo probably knows every bone in the catacombs and she is passionate about all of them.
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Can only give 5 stars...
Amazing!

The queue was 5 hours long... even their ‘skip the line’ queue was lengthy but this, we got there, met Leo and we were in. Absolutely brilliant!

Leo was a fantastic guide. She was able to accommodate my booking for my wife’s surprise Xmas present at short notice. She was very passionate and knowledgeable and took pride in sharing this with us, answering any questions we had. The rest of the group were great too, it felt as though we were among friends.

We’d recommend seeing the Catacombs to anyone but only if you do it through Leo. The tour time is also longer than the standard tickets. We got about 2 hours exploration time!

A memory that will stay with us forever. Thank you Léo! 💀🌟
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Awesome!!!
We did the tour a few days ago with Lèo, who was extremely knowledgeable and familiar with the Catacombs. She knew everyone who worked there and they all seemed very happy to see her. We had our five year old son with us and he was apprehensive about the whole idea and threatened to veto the tour in lieu of a day on the swings in Le Jardin du Luxembourg. Lèo was patient and engaging with him and actually made him want to go down into the Catacombs. We can’t thank her enough. Highly recommended for families with children or for those with time constraints who want to skip-the-lines ( we literally walked past 300+ people waiting and went straight downstairs)
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
A Must Do In Paris with Leo!
Leo's tour of the Catacombs is fantastic and if you have any interest in seeing them, this is the way to go! She was easy to communicate with when we had questions before booking the tour, with information after booking and on the day of the tour. We met her outside the metro station and she took us right inside - no line! (And the line had to be at least a couple of hours long on a very hot day). Leo spent 2 hours taking us through the catacombs, giving us the history, pointing out the really cool stuff and telling us great stories - she really knows her stuff! Don't hesitate to book this tour - you will love it!

Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour
Pere LaChaise Cemetery Was Remarkable!
Not only did we get of see a lot of this remarkable, gran old cemetery, we saw many graves of very famous people buried their such as Jim Morrison, Edith Piaff, Heloise and Abelard, Oscar, Widle, Chopin and others. Eleonore, our guide, was fantastic!! She was very knowledgeable of the cemetery - you sepnd hours wondeirng on your own without a guide and never see a famous tomb-- and knew a lot of histroy and had interestingg fact to present about the graves and the cemetery, in general.

This tour was one a the major highughts of a 12-day vacation to London and Paris for my niece and I. I recommend this tour very highly.
Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery
Awesome tour, great guide and full of information.
We had a hard time finding a ticket for the catacombs but we finally found one and our guide was Elnore.

Elnore was an excellent guide. She gave lot’s of information about all the history and more even telling what bones had disease.

She discussed all the main points and all the questions you asked her.

I would highly recommend Elnore for your guide. Do the VIP tour with her it’s a special tour where you can go into a locked area not avaiable for tourists.

Keep up the awesome work Elnore and thanks again. Your awesome.
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Léo is SUPERB!
We had an amazing catacombs tour experience with Léo, her communication on where and when to meet was thorough. We got through the entrance with ease and got to access parts of the catacombs that some may not. We could tell that Léo was very passionate in the tours she gave. We learned so much about the catacombs. If you are thinking about visiting and wanting to see the catacombs, I highly recommend booking with Léo. Thank you again Léo for making our experience in the catacombs one to remember.
Catacombs of Paris: VIP semi-private guided tour

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