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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Marais Walking Tour with Macarons Tasting

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $52.47 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Come and taste the best macarons in the world while strolling through the Marais area.Jewish Quarter, World War II, Art Nouveau style, Royal residencies from the 17th century, Royal Square,hôtel particuliers and much more with macarons tasting where your guide will take you to the best macarons in the world.

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19th District's Paris Small Group Bike Tour

From: $74.95 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Let your local bike you through Paris with a small group using Velib: Paris'public bike sharing system, so you can keep biking on your own for the rest of your trip.Bike through les the Place de la République, the Canal Saint Martin featured in the Amélie movie, the Canal de L'ourcq with its party boats and bocci ball grounds, the Parc de La Villette, the favorite park of Parisians, the newest architectural gem in Paris and the Park Buttes Chaumont, the most beautiful of them all with caves, waterfalls and lakes.

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Paris Velib Bike Tour with Hotel Pick Up

From: $113.93 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Let your guide 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!

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

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $50.07 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: $50.07 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

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $50.07 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: $43.47 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Riding on comfortable dutch bikes through the beautiful city of Paris. All along the tour, stops are forecast in order to enjoy different points of view over all the major buildings and places of Paris. Our guides will provide you information about the city history and also some anecdotes. To sum it up, the Highlights tour is a ride of 3 hours that enables you to see most of the city in a really fun and friendly way!

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