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Hôtel de Ville

The Hôtel de Ville in Paris houses the city's local administration.

Nearby Attractions

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Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre Dame, perched on an island in the heart of Paris, is one of the finest cathedrals in the world.
Île de la Cité
This island in the middle of the River Seine is the historical heart of Paris.
Memorial of the Shoah
The Shoah Memorial and the Holocaust Centre form a single entity whose mission is “understanding the past to illuminate the future.”
Prison de la Force
'La Force Prison' was a French prison used for political prisoners during the French Revolution.
Saint-Gervais Church
This Church is a blend of varied architectural styles. The building and its impressive façade are a must-seen in Paris 4th arrondissement.
Marche des Blancs Manteaux
Marche des Blancs-Manteaux hosts exhibitions and concerts

Related Tours

All Inclusive Full Day Paris Walking tour including The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and River Cruise
Uncover the history and art of the quintessentially Parisian neighbourhoods on this tour, on your all inclusive tour including tickets to the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and a river cruise. On your full day private tour, you will: 

  • Meet your private guide outside the Louvre and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the museum. Please note: we offer free entrance for all children under the age of 12
  • See the unmissable attractions of the Louvre, including the Mona Lisa, The Coronation of Napoleon, and Venus de Milo
  • Make your way through a labyrinth of 300 rooms and uncover masterpieces missed by many, including: Liberty Leading the People and Canova’s Apollo and Daphne
  • Wander through Le Marais – the quintessentially Pre-Revolutionary Parisian neighbourhood – where you will enjoy lunch at your leisure (paid locally by guest)
  • See the highlights of the city centre, including  Île de la Cité, the Palais de Justice, and of course, Notre Dame Cathedral. 
  • Hop aboard a relaxing river cruise to enjoy the city from the ease of the Seine
  • Learn about the Eiffel Tower with your guide, then take the lift to the 2nd floor and visit the tower at your own pace (tickets included)

Originally one of France’s most lavish royal palaces, and home to some of the most ostentatious Kings of France, the Louvre has fast become the world's most impressive and influential museum of art in the world, and is an absolute must for anyone with an interest in art. Your private licensed guide you will take you through one of the most expansive and beautiful art collections in the world, where you will see some of the museum’s greatest works that span from 450 BCE to the 19th century, along with several of its lesser known treasures. 

From the museum, your guide will take you to a neighbourhood which truly evokes the ‘je ne sais quoi’ of Parisian nostalgia, where you will see the magnificent Hotel De Ville – the city’s seat of government for over 600 years. Enjoy lunch at your own pace in Le Marais, with recommendations from your guide on the best place to indulge in a local cuisine of your choosing. 

Step onto a riverboat to enjoy the magic of the city from the Seine – the geography around which the entire city has been built for thousands of years. Learn more about the city’s modernization efforts in the 19th century, which brought gas lanterns, parks, sewage systems, schools, and hospitals to the city. Your tour concludes at the city’s most iconic site: the Eiffel Tower, where you will enjoy lift tickets to the second story. Your guide will be sure to give you dinner recommendations before leaving you to marvel at the spectacular panoramic views of the city.
Private Paris Walking tour: Le Marais in the French Revolution
One of the most vibrant Parisian districts, the Marais also possesses an unparalleled cultural heritage.
Once the place to live in for the French nobility, this area witnessed some of the key moments of the Revolutions that were going to turn upside down the history of France. On your private walking tour of Le Marais, you will:

  • Enjoy an introduction to pre-revolution France in Le Marais– uncovering the historical and economic circumstances that led an assembly of the three estates.
  • Visit the remains of the famous Bastille prison, along with other physical traces of the revolution in the area. 
  • Stroll down rue Saint-Antoine, where you will see and hear the history of the first exclusively female political club.
  • Take a break by the Place des Vosges, whose name has changed no less than four times, according to the winning side of history retold.  
  • Step into the largest church in Le Marais, which still has graffiti on its walls from the revolution. 
  • Discover a section of a wall remaining from the prison de La Force.

The events of the French revolution were chaotic, historic, and truly extraordinary. Uncover this iconic period of history with an expert guide. Your tour begins with an introduction of pre-revolution France, and the economic and political landscape that led to a great class clash between the clergy, the nobility, and the bourgeoisie. Discover the fall of Louis XVI and the dismantling of the Ancien Régime, explore the remains from the storming of Bastille, learn about France's abolition of feudalism, and the subsequent stream of power conflicts that made France's history so bloody. 

On your way you will discover one of Paris most charming squares, the Place des Vosges, a luxurious mansion transformed into a prison during the Terror, and the streets where the Jewish community settled in, favored by the religious freedom granted by the Republican convention. Helped by your professional guide, you will also hunt for hidden historical vestiges, such as a cannonball stuck in a building dating back to the Middle-Age and remnants of Republican graffiti inside a church. Whether you’re new to French history or have been studying this notable period of the country, your expert guide will tailor the tour for you to see the impact of the revolution on Paris and the modern world.  
Private: Paris Highlights Walking tour & River Cruise
Enjoy a three-hour private walking tour of Paris, and explore the highlights of the French capital, finishing with a river cruise of the idyllic Seine. On your private tour, you will: 

  • Meet your guide by the famed Sacré-Cœur church and spectacular viewpoint over Paris.
  • See the best of Paris from Montmartre to Notre Dame, including the Moulin Rouge, the Centre Pompidou, and Île de la Cité.
  • Visit Le Marais neighbourhood, Hotel de Ville, Palais de Justice de Paris (Conciergerie), Place Dauphine and the Pont Neuf.
  • Travel like a local – your guide will teach you all the tricks to taking the Paris Metro.
  • Enjoy complimentary river cruise tickets, which you can use at the end of your tour or even the next day. 

Start your tour immersed in one of the city’s most intriguing and bohemian neighbourhoods – an enclave of famous painters and artists, Montmartre. Then hop aboard the iconic Metro, where your guide will teach you all the tips and tricks for navigating it during your stay in Paris. 

Marvel at the famous Centre Pompidou building, described by its architect Renzo Piano as a "huge spaceship made of glass", and stroll through Le Marais neighbourhood, once the city's Jewish quarter, the area is today filled with hip boutiques, galleries, and cafes. 

Visit one of the two remaining natural islands in the Seine, the Île de la Cité, which is considered the historic heart of Paris. The medieval city of Paris was refounded here with magnificent Sainte-Chapelle and the former prison, the Conciergerie. While on Île de la Cité, you will have time to walk around the hauntingly beautiful Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, as she undergoes a renovation from the 2019 fire. 

Your tour finishes at Pont Neuf, where your guide will give you tickets to join a one hour river cruise that will take you past the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. These tickets can be used any time, any day during your stay in Paris. 
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