Discover the Best Food, Bike and Walking Tours in Paris
At Discover Walks, we deliver over 10,000 walking tours a year. So we know the formula for putting a great tour together.
Finding the Right Free Walking Tours in Paris
There can be so many options! So many guest reviews.
And so many attractions – the Louvre museum, the palace of Versailles, the arc de triomphe, the river Seine etc.
Just how can you pick the right guided tours in Paris?
Our advice when visiting Paris is first to always hire a guide, because you will see more. And second, to look for: authenticity, guide quality, value for money, and overall guest enjoyment.
Disocover Walks offers walking Paris city tours that explore the art, the food, the landmarks and the local gems of the City of Light.
Free tours for today & tomorrow
RAIN OR SHINE. INSTANT BOOKING
Montmartre free walking tour
Moulin Rouge to Sacré Coeur
Le Marais walking tour
Trendy Marais tour, mansions and fashions
Foods of Paris: The Grand Tour
Private tour – our high-end food selection
Paris Flea Market tour
AN INSIDER'S TOUR AT THE LARGEST ANTIQUES MARKET IN THE WORLD
Paris landmarks walking tour
Right bank tour with Discover Walks Paris
Hidden Gems and Secret Paris tour
JUMP OFF THE TOURIST MAPS
Left Bank, Notre Dame and Latin Quarter tour
From Notre Dame to Panthéon
Paris Night Tour Winter Special
THE LOUVRE, THE PALAIS ROYAL AND THE SEINE RIVER
Skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Louvre Museum
Skip the long lines and enter the Louvre Museum with ease
Paris in two days premium tour
let us customize a perfect stay
Mont-Saint-Michel Day Trip from Paris
Scenic Normandy on a full-day trip
Orsay and Orangerie Museums Tickets
Skip the long lines and explore the Orsay and Orangerie Museums
Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise in Paris
Cruise along Paris’ Seine River
Le Lido Show
Paris' great cabaret tradition
Lunch Cruise on the River Seine in Paris
Enjoy a 3-hour lunch cruise in Paris!
Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days
Explore the best museums and monuments in Paris with this special pass
Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle
Skip the long lines and easily enter the Sainte Chapelle
2-Hour Louvre Museum Must-See Guided Tour
Explore the Louvre with an expert guide
Grévin Wax Museum Ticket
See lifelike wax figures of your favorite celebrities
Eiffel Tower : Second Floor Priority Access
Skip-the-line Small Group Guided Tour
Eiffel Tower Summit Access With A Guide
Explore Paris' Most Famous Landmark
Disneyland Paris 1 Day Ticket
Enjoy a full day at Disneyland Paris with the special FASTPASS
Pastry and Chocolate Tour of Paris
Sample the best in Parisian sweets!
Dinner Cruise on the River Seine in Paris
The best dinner cruise in Paris!
Paris Best Wine Tasting Experience
Learn more about French wine with an expert!
Illuminations River Cruise in Paris
Enjoy Paris by boat at dusk
1-Hour Horse and Carriage Ride Through Paris
Admire Paris on a romantic ride through the city
Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems
Discover Paris by electric bike!
Tuktuk Private Tour Paris
Sit back and enjoy a private tour of Paris in an electric tuk-tuk!
Pere Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour
Explore the famed Parisian cemetery with an expert guide
Guided Segway Tour in Paris
Admire Paris by Segway with a guide
Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris
Explore the Loire Valley castles with lunch and wine!
Explore Paris with Local City Tour Guides
How to choose the right free walking tour in Paris for you
When picking a tour, you want to take three factors into consideration – your time, your money and you yourself (or your group).
1 – Your Time
Planning what you do in Paris is greatly affected by the number of days you have in the city. The average tourist spends only three nights in Paris. Most overseas visitors spend 4 to 5 nights. Fitting all of Paris’ world-known attractions into 3 to 5 days is not easy! Hiring a guide can help you optimize your time.
2 – Your Money
Paris can be expensive to be sure, but many of the city’s highlights are free (Notre Dame, the view from Montmartre, and the special feeling on Pont des Artes to name three). The five-star restaurant can set you back a week’s pay and more – but a sandwich from the local bakery can be a memorable experience. Discover Walks runs the gambit from the very economical ‘free’ – pay-only-what-you-want tours, to our flagship “Best Day Ever” customized premium tour of Paris.
Our free tours have all of our love of Paris – we don’t hold anything back.
If you choose private tours instead, with us at Discover Walks money will buy you time, personalized service and door-to-door attention.
3- And You!
You and your companions are the most important ingredient. We have guests who spend three days in the Louvre and Orsay and one day with Discover Walks and feel they got the best of Paris. Other guests never go inside a museum, they take all seven of our neighborhood tours and feel they really know Paris (and are ready to move here).
If this is your first trip to Paris, we have many ways for you to get the most out of your visit.
If you have been to Paris several times, we have created tours that take you off the tourist path, to see more of the real Paris.
Use Guided Tours To Get Best Views of Paris
The less time you have in Paris, the more you will want your guide to take you to the best views. Panoramic views help you understand the city better. And they leave you with a lasting impression to take home with you.
We advise you to read below even if you are spending more than one day in Paris, as we give suggestions that you may want to put to use.
High Budget: We have many guests who come from London just for the day. They arrive at Gare Nord train station at 9:30 in the morning and they leave after dinner. Most often, they book our Best Day Ever Tour.
Our guide meets them at the train station and is with them all day as we sweep through Paris in grand style – if they want, we get them reservations for dinner someplace special (the most popular right now is Restaurant Jules Verne at the top of the Eiffel Tower – great dinner and a view that no one forgets.)
Mid/Low Budget: Many other guests with only one day want to get a feel of the city. We recommend first doing a neighborhood tour like our Right Bank Tour. In 90 minutes the Discover Walks guide has them feeling like a Parisian, helps them find a good local bistro for lunch.
These guests often stroll past a couple of iconic sites. No need to go inside, from the outside you get a great sense for Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, or the Louvre museum. For the Orsay, Rodin, and Picasso museums. You might end the day having dinner in trendy Marais or one the many places in Montorgueil or in St. Germain des prés.
If you ‘need’ the top of the Eiffel Tower, Orsay, or the Louvre, then we recommend you buy ‘skip-the-line’ tickets at least 30 days in advance. We have many of these special tickets as part of our tours and as a service with our private tour guests.
Two or More Day Visit
With two or more full days in Paris, you can start to add things that you have a personality affinity for, alongside the must-sees. First time to Paris? Look at the major landmarks. Been here before? Explore Paris more in-depth, and explore some off-the-beaten-track experiences.
Where to start?
To enjoy Paris from the start, to get a feel for the city and to become comfortable, we recommend doing a Discover Walks tour on your first day. Your Discover Walks guide will treat you like an invited guest, like a friend who is visiting our city.
During your time with us, we will not only tell you what you are seeing, we can also explain why things are the way they are in Paris. Our most popular tours are our Food Tour, Best Day Ever, and our neighborhood Private Tours.
Our most popular “pay-what-you-want” tour is Montmartre. But all our tours get rave reviews. Perhaps because our guides are all true locals, with a passion for our home city.
We suggest you pick a tour that covers something that interests you – Right Bank (for major landmarks and good orientation), Trendy Marais (to see old Paris Mansions, quaint streets and trendy new Paris), Notre Dame and Left Bank (blend of students, art and bohemian life), St. Germain (the river, old money, art and Hemmingway) and Hidden Gems (the surprising gems in the neighborhood next to the Louvre).
Why Discover Walks then – is it our passion for the city?
More than two-thirds of the people who take one tour with Discover Walks decide to take a second tour – and very often a third and a fourth as well.
We are thrilled by this, as visitors choose Discover Walks for spending their precious time in Paris.
We love Paris. Showing our city to you is a real treat for us. We will treat you the best that we know.