18 Best Paris Cultural & History Tours 2020 - 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 145 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 145 people!
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60 EUR
Historical Paris City Photo Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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40 EUR

Historical Paris City Photo Tour

(5)
I offer a Phototour with historical explanation in the center of Paris. This tour is perfect to discover the city and monuments with a local and to get beautifull pictures of yourself in Paris as I am a Professional photographer :) It is 2 hours and I will then send you 20 edites pictures.
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40 EUR
Private 2h Tour of the Orsay Museum in Paris about Impressionism and modern art
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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63 EUR

Private 2h Tour of the Orsay Museum in Paris about Impressionism and modern art

(3)
Enjoy a 2-hour private guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay with an Art Historian and official tour guide, with a special focus on its history, architecture and 19th-century art.
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63 EUR
Private 2h Historical and Cultural Tour of Ile de la Cité in Paris
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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44 EUR

Private 2h Historical and Cultural Tour of Ile de la Cité in Paris

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Learn the history and secrets of Paris on a private 2-hour walking tour through the Ile de la Cité with an Art Historian and official tour guide.
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44 EUR
Private Tour of the Louvre Museum: Italian Art and masterpieces
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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65 EUR

Private Tour of the Louvre Museum: Italian Art and masterpieces

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Enjoy with an Art Historian and official tour guide a private 2-hour tour of the Louvre Museum and discover its Italian art collection and masterpieces. This tour includes skip-the-line entry.
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65 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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65 EUR
From Paris: Day Trip to Loire Valley including Wine Tasting and Lunch
Tour ∙ 12 hrs
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246 EUR

From Paris: Day Trip to Loire Valley including Wine Tasting and Lunch

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Spend an unforgettable day in the Loire Valley! Visit Chambord Castle and two family-run wineries, have lunch at a wine estate, and enjoy magnificent panoramas of the vineyards. From your departure to your way back, your guide will take care of everything for you!
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246 EUR
Private 2h Historical and Cultural Tour of the Marais District of Paris: Templars, Jews, Street Art & History
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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44 EUR

Private 2h Historical and Cultural Tour of the Marais District of Paris: Templars, Jews, Street Art & History

(1)
Learn with an Art Historian and official tour guide the history and secrets of Le Marais – the Jewish and gay district of Paris, and the favourite place of Templars, writers and rock stars – on a 2-hour private walking tour with a professional guide.
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44 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

(3)
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 Historical and Cultural Tour of the Covered Passages of Paris
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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44 EUR

Private 2h Historical and Cultural Tour of the Covered Passages of Paris

Discover with an Art Historian and official tour guide the famous covered passages of Paris! Dating back to the 19th century, these secret iron and glass walkways are the ancestors of today’s shopping centres.
From
44 EUR
Day Trip to the City of Chartres & its Cathedral from Paris
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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90 EUR

Day Trip to the City of Chartres & its Cathedral from Paris

Visit the lovely historical city of Chartres and see one of the most famous cathedrals in the world on a day tour leaving from Paris.
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90 EUR
Guided Seine River Cruise
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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60 EUR

Guided Seine River Cruise

Discover the most relaxing way to see Paris...by boat! Hop on and off with your local guide who will tell you all about the city's iconic landmarks and much more!
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60 EUR
Escape game inside Montmartre
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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24 EUR

Escape game inside Montmartre

Solve Montmartre's best enigmas, while enjoying the most famous spots of the area but also the ones known only by the inhabitants, to get to know this beautiful neighbourhood like no one else.
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24 EUR
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

Customer feedback about Cultural & History Tours in Paris

Rating 4.8 based on 65 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
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A wonderful day in the Loire
Our tour was with Victor and we got the luck of the draw and no one else booked on our day. The tour opened with a personal pickup complete with croissants and bottles of water. Victor took us to Château Chambord where we explored the castle and gardens at our leisure. Afterward we ate lunch at a fantastic restaurant carved into the face of a hill. The food was fantastically prepared and we got to chat, eat and have several wines of the region. Finally we visited an organic and biodynamic vineyard where we walked among the vines and Victor explained the uniqueness of the terroir. After the gorgeous walk and talk we got to sample several wines from the region and tour the caves with one of vineyard employees. Truly a wonderful day and quite a value.
From Paris: Day Trip to Loire Valley including Wine Tasting and Lunch
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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Claudia made the Musee D'Orsay come alive!
My 16 year old daughter and I were fortunate to have Claudia for our 2 hour private tour of the Musee D'Orsay. She was fantastic!! Her passion for art and architecture made the tour interesting for both of us - we didn't want it to end! Claudia's tour kept us interested from beginning to end with the stories of how the museum came to be - sharing her extensive knowledge of French history which was fantastic! It was so much more than just walking around and looking at paintings - we learned about the artists, the art movements they were a part of and what was going on in France at the time. Loved it! Thank you Claudia!
Private 2h Tour of the Orsay Museum in Paris about Impressionism and modern art
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Musée d'Orsay guided tour
This was my first guided tour around Musée d'Orsay. I'd visited the museum before but it was SO much more enjoyable to take a tour. The guide was very passionate about art history and clearly explained the chronology of the various works we saw. He had lots of interesting things to tell us about the artists and the stories behind specific paintings and sculptures. I think it would be difficult to take a guided tour with Maurizio without being influenced by his energy, knowledge and love of art. I'd definitely recommend Napoleone Tour to and am looking forward to my next tour with them.
Private 2h Tour of the Orsay Museum in Paris about Impressionism and modern art
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Amazing Photos I will do it again !!!!
Max was real incredible !!!! I have been to Paris many times .... It is such an amazing
place to vacation and just spend time ... It never gets old for me ... But this time
my time was even more special because of Max ... His Historical city photo tour
was perfect !!!!!! He talked about the history of the amazing locations that we visited
and we went to places were tourist like me dont go because we dont know they are there ... experience was fantastic and came with beautiful pictures ... I will do it all
over again
Historical Paris City Photo Tour

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