8 top tours and things you should do in Paris
July 20th, 2017, Posted by travelwith2ofus
Explorers have a lot of interesting places to see in Paris. The French capital city is a quintessential European metropole; the captivating capital has a slice of everything thanks to its rich culture, world-leading education, business and science and a taste for the finest fashion and entertainment.
Travel around and see all its majestic sights. Get to enjoy fascinating yet educational tours and learn about the history of one of the world's biggest cities.
A visit to France is your chance to walk through the champagne countryside that has produced world famous wines, get a panoramic view of the city with great photo opportunities, enjoy a romantic sunset with delicious French cuisine and visit the many parks and gardens in Paris plus much more.
Let’s take a look at some interesting tours and things you should do if you're visiting Paris.
Seine River Dinner Cruise
Cruise through the Seine River passing under Pont Alma and Pont Alexandre III. As you cruise through the river, you will see the Eiffel Tower and the National Assembly building.
As your move along, you will also get to see the Notre Dame Cathedral along Ile de la Cite and Ile St Luis. The Cathedral takes on an even more majestic stature during the night when it is floodlit. You will also get to see other signatures of the city including the Statue of Liberty and the National Library.
A three-course dinner awaits you as you get introduced to one of Paris' beloved indulgences; fine cuisine. A team of gourmet chefs will prepare the sumptuous meal and you can enjoy it as you watch how Paris comes alive in the night. An upgrade of the dinner arrangement includes drinks to wash down the meal where you can have Champagne, wine or coffee. Get this tour.
Champagne Region tour from Paris
One of the top activities for a classic tour of Paris is to visit the Champagne region and enjoy the world class wines from their origin. Start with the Champagne house of Moet and Chandon in Epernay, close to Reims. The Champagne house has a lot of fascinating aspects that make it one of the best in the world.
The wine cellars are of unrivaled proportions. Walk through the underground tunnels that produce the sparkling wine that has been accepted all across the globe. You will learn from your guide what it takes to get wine to fizzle. Taste the wine after learning about it and see if you don't enjoy every sip.
Once you are done with the home of Moet, travel through the National Park in Reims and see for yourself the Cru vineyards before you get to Hautvillers. This humble village is recognized as the birthplace of Champagne and the famous monk Dom Perignon. You will learn about the monk who put time into creating the perfect Champagne.
While in Reims you will also see the Champagne cellars of the House of Mumm. At the House of Mumm you will understand better what Champagne tasting is all about. With your newly acquired knowledge about Champagne, have a glass of GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, the respected Champagne from the House of Mumm. After the tour of this expert Champagne house, it will be back to Paris as the tour comes to an end. Get this tour.
Paris Food Tour
The Paris food tour gives you a taste of the rich Parisian culinary culture. Have you always wanted a master class on French cheeses? Learn all about them, what accounts for their texture, color, taste and consistency.
The culinary tour will also take you to the Montmartre neighborhood, which is famous for its food. Get a sample of the best charcuterie, breads, chocolates and wines. The popular region offers mouthwatering delicacies that encapsulate what Paris' food is like.
The tour is guided by food experts with vast knowledge of all the refined food choices that you would typically like to know about and sample. Each group is kept small so that everyone enjoys the culinary experience. Vegetarian option are available as well. Get this tour.
Versailles and Giverny Day Trip
From your hotel, your trip will commence with a drive to Giverny. You will get a chance to learn about the famous and accomplished painter, Claude Monet. The painter lived in Giverny from 1883 to 1926. Your guide will take you through the garden where he used to paint from and the water lily pond. At the Japanese bridge, you will learn about his exploits and the masterpieces that he produced here.
Move on to the Grand Apartments, the Queen's Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors and learn all about French aristocracy. All these are part of a tour of the palace commissioned by Louis XIV.
The grandeur of this grand structure gives you a snippet into the luxurious life of the French aristocracy, and the architecture is spectacular too. Get this tour.
Montparnasse Tower 56th Floor Observation Deck
The view from the 56th floor is absolutely breathtaking. The French capital lies beneath you, a fine tapestry with a blend of the contemporary and the historical. The Montparnasse Tower is known for its spectacular view and is right up there with the London Eye and the Empire Building in New York.
Watch the bustling city under you, after taking a turn on the world's fastest lift. With audiovisual assistance, you can enjoy the full splendor of the French capital city as the panoramic projections and interactive screens throw tit bits of fun facts about the city. Photo galleries will also give a better impression of the city. Viewpoint indicators show the different districts of the city and their monuments. Get this tour.
Eiffel Tower Priority Access tour
No need to wait in long lines before you to see the majestic Eiffel Tower. A tour of the Eiffel Tower is more enjoyable during the night when the lights bring out all the magic. Your tour begins with a view of the tower from the Seine River where you get a good view of the spire before you actually get to it.
As you make your way on foot, your guide will give you nuggets of history about the iconic tower. Your direct access tour takes you right to the second floor for a view of the city in its full magnificence.
You can go on and find sites like the cathedral, the Louvre Museum, and the Arc de Triomphe among other landmarks that beautify the city. The tour lasts for about an hour and a half. Get this tour.
Paris Catacombs Tour
The secret history of the city will be laid bare for you. Your guide will take you through this underground cemetery filled with around 6 million skulls. It is a stretch of underground tunnels with ornamental settings made from human bone.
You will learn about the macabre history of this historical site as you walk through it. It holds about 2,000 years of history. A demonstration of skilled engineering, the site was made from bones collected all around the city. Get this tour.
Paris Louvre Museum Tour
The Louvre Museum is one of the treasured gems of the city and a must-see for everyone who comes to Paris looking to explore.
Skip the line and walk through the impressive galleries and hallways while you enjoy the display of exquisite art. The priceless pieces of art held within the walls of the Louvre have been collected from all over the world. You will get an up-close view of classics like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo among many others.
Your guide will fascinate you with stories about the different artworks and why they are so significant. The museum holds centuries of culture preserved in colorful tapestry.
After the tour is done, you can choose to linger on and take in the full beauty of the works before you or you could just exit if you've enjoyed it to the full. Get this tour.
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