11 Best Paris Alternative Tours 2019 - Best Tours in Paris

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Catacombs of Paris Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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60 EUR

Catacombs of Paris Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Booked by 140 people!
Discover the eerie wonder of the Catacombs of Paris with an expert guide who will reveal the secrets and history of this amazing place. No waiting in long lines for this tour!
Booked by 140 people!
From
60 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.
From
18 EUR
Historical Paris Walking Tour to Vibrant Food Market
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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35 EUR

Historical Paris Walking Tour to Vibrant Food Market

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Start your day like a local on this inspiring historical walking tour of Paris that takes in famous monuments and beautiful views of the Seine. The tour will take you to one of the oldest food markets in Paris where you can buy delicious fresh produce for a picnic!
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35 EUR
Private Tour of the Paris Opera Garnier & Galeries Lafayette
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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65 EUR

Private Tour of the Paris Opera Garnier & Galeries Lafayette

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On this guided tour you’ll discover the Palais Garnier, one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris, and learn who Baron Haussmann was while admiring breathtaking views from the roof of the Galeries Lafayette.
From
65 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!
From
19 EUR
Polaroid Photo Tour Paris
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
59 EUR

Polaroid Photo Tour Paris

Join the world’s first Polaroid photography tour and add a whole new dimension to sightseeing in Paris. Get creative with a vintage Polaroid camera, capture your stay in a truly unique way, and take home some one-of-a-kind souvenirs!
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59 EUR
Fun and atypic tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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35 EUR

Fun and atypic tour

Let's go for a ride! A secret village in the Marais, old buildings along the river on Saint Louis island or a hidden gladiator arena, real Parisians shopping spots and more! Come aboard and enjoy Paris from a different angle! Enjoy a delicious cheese, wine, good vibes mixing fun, history, and photos
From
35 EUR
Private PhotoTour in Paris
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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50 EUR

Private PhotoTour in Paris

Private PhotoTour in Paris. Let's explore the heart of Paris, Ile de la Cité, and hiddem and beautiful spots around Notre Dame Cathedral in a private walking tour. Let's have a wonderful time registered in pictures.
From
50 EUR
Explore the Catacombs of Paris with skip-the-line entrance
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
50 EUR

Explore the Catacombs of Paris with skip-the-line entrance

Explore the fascinating Catacombs of Paris and discover how the bones of 6 million bodies ended up 60 metres below sea level! This tour will give you skip-the-line access to one of the most intriguing places in the city.
From
50 EUR
Gourmet Tour in Paris with a Pastry Chef
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
80 EUR

Gourmet Tour in Paris with a Pastry Chef

NEW!
The Gourmet Tour is the perfect experience for those who love a dash of French pastry with a splash of history. This tour that will tempt your taste buds with classic French gourmet foods while we explore a new vibrant neighborhood in Paris!
From
80 EUR
Rooftops & Panoramic Walk
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
21 EUR

Rooftops & Panoramic Walk

NEW!
Visit 3 different rooftops in 3 different neighborhoods to admire the beautiful panoramic views over the skyline of Paris & learn about how Paris became this beautiful city over time.
From
21 EUR

Customer feedback about Alternative Tours in Paris

Rating 4.8 based on 52 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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
Amazing tour
Amazing tour with incredibly knowledgeable guide, Leo! She really made the whole experience incredibly interesting.
Catacombs of Paris Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
Great tour
Crimes and Legends of Old Paris Walking Tour
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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line 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 Skip-the-Line 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
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Outstanding experience
We met Sophie on a bridge overlooking the Seine on a beautiful morning in late September. We had a wonderful walk along the river, with Sophie explaining some of the history as we headed towards the marketplace. Sophie speaks excellent english, and it was a pleasure being in her company on this venture. The market place at the end of our walk was awesome. Excellent produce, meats, cheeses and bakeries, some of the best in the city. The market also had a fun and interesting flea market. Outstanding experience, highly recommended!
Historical Paris Walking Tour to Vibrant Food Market
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Fabulous experience!
We met with Léo first thing in the morning and she waited in line for us to ensure we were one of the first to get into the catacombs. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the catacombs and shared many interesting stories and facts with us. It is obvious that she is very passionate about the catacombs and cherishes the history of this beautiful city. I highly recommend her as a tour guide, without her, we would have missed out on so much. Thanks Léo!!
Catacombs of Paris Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
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Sophie is amazing!
Sophie is such an amazing person. Glad we did the tour with her. She took us to these amazing places in Paris that we wouldn't have known on our own. She is very informative and gave us interesting bits of information on french history and culture. It was like roaming around with a friend who actually cared about our experience. Would definitely recommend and probably catchup with Sophie whenever we visit Paris back .
Historical Paris Walking Tour to Vibrant Food Market
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Lovely tour
We had a lovely private walking tour with just the two of us (!) and Sophie as part of our visit to France. Sophie was personable and knowledgeable and made the city come alive for us, and was excellent at answering all our curious questions about history and Parisian culture. We were very glad to go on Sophie’s tour, and would highly recommend it. Merci beaucoup Sophie!
Historical Paris Walking Tour to Vibrant Food Market

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