Paris Walking Tours

Four Paris Neighborhood Walks

There is really no better way to explore the sights, sounds and ambience of a city than by walking. Central Paris, where many of the famous landmarks are located, is compact enough for most people to explore on foot, especially if you enjoy walking. When you walk, you will see a lot more architectural details and absorb more of the beauty in the parks and gardens compared with cruising past them in a tour bus. You can stroll along stopping when you like to examine whatever interests you in as little or much as you like. If you feel the inclination, you can venture up any interesting side streets to discover things that are off the beaten path. 5 kilometres may sound like a long walk but its really only a little over an hour of walking time.

To help you explore Paris on foot we have put together the following self-guided Paris walking tours for you. You can get complete turn by turn instruction for each walk by clicking on the corresponding links below.

Paris Walking Tour - River Seine and Left Bank Highlights 6.4 kms

Notre DameParis Walking Tour - River Seine and Left Bank Highlights Our 6.4 kilometre Paris Highlights Walking Tour is an ideal way to get to know Paris. It will take you right up to many of Paris's most iconic landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. It also follows the bank of the River Seine for a good portion, giving you a real feel for this beautiful city. You will be exposed to some of the most beautiful architecture in the world and by walking you can really enjoy the details up close.

Paris Walking Tour - Champs-Élysées / Right Bank Highlights - 5.3 kms

Arc de TriompheParis Walking Tour - Champs-Élysées and Right Bank Highlights Our Paris Right Bank Walking Tour starts out at the impressive Arc de Triomphe at heads down what may be the most famous street on the planet. It then leads past some magnificent palaces that our now home to museums and through the beautiful Jardin de Tuileries to the entrance of the worlds most renowned museum of art; the Louvre. Like our Left Bank Walking Tour above, this tour can give you a nice overview of Paris in a short amount of time.

Promenade Plantee Walk - 4.8 kms

View down a Paris street from the Promenade PlanteePromenade Plantee Walk For a delightful walking tour that is off the beaten path the Promenade Plantee is sure to please you. This walk takes you along a repurposed railway line that has been turned into a beautiful walking park. What's even more interesting is much of it is elevated on a historical railway viaduct giving you a unique vantage point and freedom from the busy traffic below. This is truly an enjoyable and relaxing walk with some good views of the picturesque streets of Paris. Highly recommended.

Day Trip and Walking Tour of the Medieval City of Provins - 5.4 kms

Medeival houses in ProvinsWalking Tour of the Medieval City of Provins Okay, this isn't exactly a Paris walking tour; but just 1h35m away by train, the Medieval City of Provins is a great place to explore on foot. More a day trip and walking tour in one, there are a lot of neat places and things to see in this ancient town and walking through its history is one of the best ways to explore it.

Some of the above photos are made available under a Creative Commons license. Larger versions and attribution can be viewed on the full page for each attraction.

More great places to enjoy walking in Paris

The Bois de Vincennes and Lake Saint-Mande

In addition to the above, there are many other places in Paris that lend them self to exploring on foot. These of course include any of Paris's many parks. The larger parks like Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes and can easily take up the better part of a day to explore on foot. Of course any of the historic neighbourhoods in Paris are also best explored on foot including The Latin Quarter, Beaubourg and Montmartre. Another great place for enjoying a long stroll are the picturesque banks of Canal St-Martin

Fully Guided Walking and Biking Tours

In addition to the self-guided walking tours above you may want to consider one or more of the following fully guided walking tours.

Versailles by Bike Day Tour

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Take a tour of Versailles with a difference - by bicycle! It's the only way to see Versailles' expansive gardens plus you'll get to see highlights of Versailles that most visitors miss, including Marie Antoinette's country-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon. You'll also enjoy a picnic by the Grand Canal then take a tour of the Palace of Versailles.

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Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the best of the French capital in one day on this 7.5-hour sightseeing tour of Paris. Take a guided tour of the famous Louvre Museum and marvel at highlights such as the priceless Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Travel in style by Seine River Cruise to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Enjoy lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant and admire breathtaking views out over the city below. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and gain insight into the history and heritage of this top Paris attraction.

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Paris Night Bike Tour

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Paris Night Bike Tour is perfect for both those new to the city and Parisian veterans. For the beginners, this tour will offer you a fantastic orientation and give you an opportunity to see virtually all of the sites you've read about. For the veterans, you will learn new facts and stories about Paris that you've never heard before. You are sure to agree that riding a bike is the best way to see the "City of Light".

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Paris Bike Tour

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See Paris like a Parisian on a tour by bicycle! Whether it's your first or fifth time in Paris, this bike tour is the perfect way to travel from sight to sight at a leisurely pace. Getting around Paris by bicycle is the ideal orientation if you're new to Paris, and return visitors will discover new facts and hear new stories about the city they love. Either way, you are sure to agree that riding a bike is the best way to see Paris.

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Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour

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To begin your Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour you will travel by rail through the beautiful wheat and sunflower fields of Normandy, along the lazy Seine river to the village of Vernon.

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Paris Food Walking Tour: Gourmet French Food

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There's no need to consider calories when you combine gourmet French food with a three-hour walking tour! Your small group tour is led by an expert food connoisseur, who will take you through a number of Paris neighbourhoods to visit a French bakery, pastry shop, French caterer, wine shop, cheese shop, fruit and vegetable shop and market.

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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

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Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre, but in the City of Lights a darker reality lurks in the infamous catacombs of Paris. This exclusive Skip the Line tour, explores the extensive underground labyrinth that extends beneath the Paris city surface. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!

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