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Seeing Paris with a personal tour guide

Seeing Paris with a personal tour guide

Marie-Christine Huot is a great and fun licensed tour guide who will tell you the story of Paris in French, English or Spanish through standard tours of the city or through “Paris, off the beaten track” (i.e: the Da Vinci Code tour of Paris). She also tours outside of Paris. She can take you to Giverny for a guided tour of impressionist painter Monet’s home and gardens, to Versailles, to Chartres for its Cathedral (on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, Chartres Cathedral is considered to represent Gothic architecture at its finest) and even further westward to the Loire Valley known for its beautiful castles.  I recommend her “Stars of the Louvre” tour which takes you around the most famous pieces (i.e: The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David, the “celebrity” piece)  of artwork in the Louvre museum. If you want a less touristy tour of the Louvre, I recommend seeing the Egyptian Antiquities department in the Sully wing, a tour that takes you around the art of Pharaonic Egypte (a must see). She gives tours to groups and individuals as well as after hours private museum tours. Her rates are 60€/hour (2 hours minumum) or 470€/day. Go to Marie-Christine Huot for more information.

Bike tours in Paris

Bike tours in Paris

In case you were thinking about visiting Paris by bike, during the day or at night, on your own or with a guide, on private tours or with a group, know that there are several companies who provide these services. Here are a few selected ones:

Paris Charms and Secrets
A four-hour visit of Paris on electrical bikes. It will take you to the historical places as well as the mysterious spots with practically no physical effort on your part!

Paris Charms and Secrets
106 Rue Vieille du Temple
75003 Paris
tel: 01.40.29.00.00
Metro: Saint Sébastien - Froissart
Tour departure point:
Place Vendôme
75001 Paris

Paris à vélo c’est sympa
These bike tours will safely and peacefully take you to enchanting and unexpected places.

Paris à vélo c’est sympa
22 Rue Alphonse Baudin
75011 Paris
tel: 01.48.87.60.01
Metro: St Sébastien-Froissart, Richard-Lenoir

M-F: 9.30am-1pm - 2pm-5.30pm
Sat-Sun. 9.30-1pm - 2pm-6pm
Closed on Tuesday

Paris Bike Tour
Offers guided bike tours of the historical and cultural Paris, as well as bike rentals for those who prefer to discover the city at their own pace.

Paris Bike Tour
38 Rue de Saintonge
75003 Paris
tel: 01.42.74.22.14
Metro: Filles du calvaire, République

M-Sun: 9am-7pm

Fat Tire Bike Tours Paris
Fat Bike Tours offers guided tours in English only, in and outside of Paris (Versailles, Monet’s gardens). There’s a Paris-by-night ride for those who want to discover the city of lights in all its twinkle. Fat Bike Tours wants to make sure that while you are comfortably riding their beach cruisers — how stylish of them — you are also having a lot fun. Their moto is: see more, less effort, more fun.

Fat Tire Bike Tours Paris
24 Rue Edgar Faure
75015 Paris
tel: 01.56.58.10.54
tel: 1-866-614-6218 (toll-free from North America to our Paris office)
Metro: Dupleix

M-Sun: 9am-6pm
Closed on December 25