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: This is more of a day trip and walking tour in one. Just 1h35m away by train, the Medieval City of Provins is a great place to explore on foot. 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.

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Personalized Bike Ride Using Public Bikes

From: $89.24 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Let Anto bike you through Paris using Velib: Paris' public bike sharing system, so you can keep biking on your own for the rest of your trip!Want to see the landmarks? Go off the beaten path? Bike along the river? Discover the best bakeries? Away from traffic? Anto will pick you up at your hotel and bike to the destinations of your choice, or he will be happy to suggest itineraries according to your wishes

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A 2 hours Walking with an Art Historian: Ile de la Cité and Ile St Louis

From: $43.86 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

This 2H tour with a guide historian of art will show you the heart of Paris: L'ile de la Cité and L'Ile Saint Louis.L'ile de la Cité which has been the place of birth of the city. This tour will learn you the history of the City from the Parisi tribu to Napoleon III. This visit is a really good introduction to the history of Paris, French culture and architecture.

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Paris 2-Hour Private Walking Tour Including Ile de la Cité

From: $50.52 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Enjoy this 2-hour private tour and learn the history and secrets of Paris, by walking through its Ile de la Cité quarter.

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Paris Private 2-Hour Walking Tour of Latin District

From: $50.52 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Enjoy this 2-hour private walking tour of the Latin district, which derives its name from the fact that the university courses were held only in Latin in Middle Ages.

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Paris 2-Hour Private Walking Tour Including Marais

From: $50.52 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Enjoy this 2-hour private walking tour and learn the history and the secrets of Marais - the jewish and gay district of Paris, the favourite place of templars, writers and rock stars.

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Paris Highlights Tour by Bike

From: $43.86 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Take a scenic ride on comfortable dutch bicycles throughout the beautiful city of Paris. For 3 hours, you will enjoy different points of view over all the major buildings and places in Paris. Our guides will provide you information about the city and it's history, in a fun and friendly way. 

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Paris Secrets Tour by Bike

From: $48.40 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Riding comfortable dutch bikes, discover all the secrets and hidden places of Paris.During this tour, you will discover another facet of the city: the itinerary won't follow the traditional tour of major buildings, but instead some less famous streets and hidden places, which are plenty of charm! Our guides will be there to tell you all about Paris secrets and history. Different stops are forecast in order for you to better steep in the particular atmosphere of each place.In only 3 hours, discover Paris a new way : come with us enjoy the bike Secrets tour!

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