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Best of Paris Tour – Full Day (Private)

Why you shouldn't miss it!

  • The perfect introduction to Paris’s most iconic sites in just one day
  • Your guide will plan the ideal route so you don’t waste time
  • See what tourists don’t usually see
  • Take public transportation like a local!
In a nutshell

8 Hours



Not Accessible

Refund up to 72h

What's Included:   An expert guide for 8 hours / A complimentary drink / Metro tickets
Milestones:  Notre-Dame area / Ile de la Cité / Louvre (outside) / Tuileries / Concorde / Champs-Elysées / Tour Eiffel (outside) / Montmartre / Sacré-Cœur / Le Marais

First time in Paris and can’t decide how to plan your day? Look nowhere else! We at Meet The Locals have planned a Best of Paris Tour that shows you exactly what needs to be seen not only from a tourist’s perspective, but also from a local Parisian’s!

Your guide is a true Paris buff and will be very happy to show you the best the city has to offer! She/he will be sharing with you his/her favorite pathways and areas in Paris. Of course, focal places like the Eiffel Tower, Les Champs-Elysées, and Notre-Dame area are part of the plan. We will make sure that you don’t miss the highlights nor the Parisian lifestyle experience! Without further ado, let’s get right into your busy and exciting day!

Your starting point is at Trocadero Square, the best location to admire the symbol of Paris: the Eiffel Tower. You will learn everything about this iconic tower and unveil how it escaped its scheduled destruction.

Get the best of Paris in only 8 hours!

Then, you will get right into a daily local activity: public transportation! Meet all types of Parisians on your way to the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Elysées!

Starting at the iconic Arc de Triomphe ruling at the top of this beautiful wide avenue, stroll down while looking at the beautiful buildings, popular cafés, and fanciest shops, until you reach Place de la Concorde. This former royal square became tragically famous during the Revolution. Can you guess which of the monuments it holds is the oldest?

See that beautiful park behind where you’re standing? That’s where you’re heading! This is the Tuileries Gardens next to the Rivoli Street arcades. As you take some fresh air and meander in this charming park, you are approaching the world’s largest museum. You guessed it! It’s the Louvre! The outstanding pyramid as well as the long façades of this former royal palace will blow you away.

It is now time to explore Paris’s two natural islands on the Seine: Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint Louis. Walk through the charming streets of the Cité island where you will get to spot the legendary Notre-Dame cathedral.

After a stroll in the lovely lle Saint Louis, let’s reach the elegant Place des Vosgesle Marais’s main highlight.

Your tour ends in Montmartre, the highest hill in Paris. From the Sacré-Coeur steps, an extraordinary view opens above Paris. Picturesque cityscapes and painters will also be waiting for you at Place du Tertre.

And if you want to get the best of Paris but with your family, this First time in Paris -Full Day Tour is the perfect activity you're looking for!


Are we visiting inside the monuments or climbing up the Eiffel Tower? 

We won’t enter any museums or attractions. Don’t worry, you will see the tower from a distance, which is even better for your pictures! All the comments you need about the tower will be given by your guide anyway.

How will we travel across Paris?

For very distant locations, you will take public transportation (tickets included). But you will mainly walk- that’s the best way to visit and make the most of a city!

Is lunch included in this Best of Paris tour?

The lunch fee is not included in the tour but your guide will be able to recommend some places to you according to your budget.

What if we have more than 4 people?

Just advise us in your request form about the number of people in your party, as well as their category (adult or child), so we’ll be able to tell you about the extra fee per additional person.

Price Details

  • 550€PER PERSON

Starting Point

Meeting Address: - At your convenience inside Paris
  1. :

    I was looking for a private guide company that catered to families and found Meet the Locals in France via Google. They had a long list of available tours that were designed with families in mind, so I contacted Dominique, the co-founder via email and online chat. She created a preliminary itinerary based on my requests. After reviewing and making a few changes, she prepared a detailed itinerary for us with photos, maps, directions, etc. which she sent to us as a PDF file. Very helpful reference that we could take with us on our mobile phones. We had planned visits to the Louvre, Orsay, Orangerie, Versailles, Palais Garnier, and walking food tours as well.

    After arriving in Paris, we decided to add another tour of the catacombs. Dominique and Sophie were very accommodating to make last minute changes to fit in out request.

    All the tours were well organized and entertaining. Dominique arranged to have Sophie be our guide for the entire week which was great as our daughters bonded well with her. We had a different guide, William, for the catacombs as this was a last minute addition to our itinerary. Nonetheless, William was also a fantastic guide for the catacombs. Our daughters really enjoyed his entertaining style.

  2. :

    We had a wonderful day trip from Marne Le Vallee to have a glimpse at Paris. Our driver, Wadson, picked us up on time and drove us into Paris where we met our tour guide, Gwenaelle. We had a wonderful day, seeing some of the highlights of Paris. Both Gwenaelle and Wadson were marvellous hosts. They made sure everything ran smoothly and that our kids – aged 6 to 13 – had a great day. We had a whirlwind tour of the Louvre, taking in the Mona Lisa, amazing ancient sculpture, crown jewels and a selection of Delacroix paintings. Next, La Tour Eiffel and a nice lunch and look around at the panorama of Paris. More wandering around the streets of Paris with a stop for hot chocolate and to make some chocolate bars followed by dinner. The tour was very well organized, it was very suitable for our group and gave us a wonderful introduction to Paris. Gwenaelle and Wadson could not have been nicer or have done a better job of making sure we had a great day. Our experience from booking the tour to everything about our day was first class and I would highly recommend Meet the Locals!

  3. :

    WOW, What an experience! We had an unforgettable day in Paris. Sophie met us at the train station where our journey began. She was warm, friendly and knowledgeable. We wanted to see and experience as much as we could, we were only there for the day. We went to Notre-Dame, Le Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We walked the streets, travelled on local trains, and buses and then ended the tour with a delicious hot chocolate. The pace was perfect, and Sophie made the entire day so pleasurable and easy. There was no way I could have navigated around Paris and experienced and saw what we did without Sophie. The day was also tailored to my 13year old with lots of fun facts and fun. Thank you, Sophie, for our unforgettable day in Paris. We hope to be back with the rest of the family!

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