Free walking tours in Paris

Discover the best free tours in Paris

Top 10 Best Paris Free Tours for 2023

There are lots of free walking tours in Paris - tip only tours where you pay what you would like at the end of the tour. We have selected the best Paris free tours for this list.

Why listen to us? -- We give over 100,000 Discover Walks tours every year. We know what makes up a good tour. That is why we feel this list will help you find the free tour of Paris that will work best for you.

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Free walking tours The Sacre Coeur in Paris, a must see during our montmartre tour

Montmartre free walking tour

(652 votes)

( 4.8 /5 / 5 )
  • Moulin Rouge, windmills, and the cabaret of the Assassins
  • Sacre coeur church and artists’ square – icons of Bohemian Paris
  • Eccentric Montmartre. Chat noir, and the extravagant home of French pop singer Dalida
  • Montmartre’s vineyards and Paris’ most celebrated 180° view
  • Hidden favorites of Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec – and why they matter to the rest of the world
  • The best view of Sacred Heart – and why no one ever goes there
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Free walking tours Academy nationale de Paris

Paris landmarks walking tour

(116 votes)

( 4.8 /5 / 5 )
  • Photo ops: Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and Montmartre
  • 3 of the the world’s greatest museums: Louvre, Orsay and the Orangerie
  • The haunts of Coco Chanel, Hemingway and Princess Diana
  • Place Vendôme and Napoleon’s great column
  • Some of the world’s most exclusive hotels: Crillon, Meurice, Ritz and now Mandarin Oriental
  • Your guide: a born-and-raised Parisian who will bring Paris to life
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Free walking tours Le Marais walking tour

Le Marais walking tour

(182 votes)

( 4.8 /5 / 5 )
  • Refined town-houses of the French aristocracy. And tales of their escapades and their lifestyles
  • The ever-changing Jewish pletzl of Paris
  • Food trends : what hip Parisians eat today
  • The fashion stores that set the trend one year ahead – and how to stay ahead of them
  • And landmarks that include some of the following, each day is different : iconic places des Vosges, hidden treasures Sully and Sens mansions, jardins des archives nationales, and gardens where Parisians like to stroll
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Free walking tours secret paris tour

Hidden Gems and Secret Paris tour

(133 votes)

( 4.8 /5 / 5 )
  • bundles of surprises, secret venues and hidden gems
  • photo spots and exclusive shops not listed in the standard guide-books
  • free-flowing conversation with an engaging and enthusiastic, born-and-raised local
  • 90 minutes, in English, along a short and comfortable route
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Free walking tours Left bank tour with Discover Walks Paris

Left Bank, Notre Dame and Latin Quarter tour

(143 votes)

( 4.9 /5 / 5 )
  • Notre Dame: Gothic, gargoyles, flying buttresses and the great fire of 2019
  • Sorbonne university – ideas and revolutions
  • The Pantheon and great Frenchmen – Victor Hugo, Voltaire and Emile Zola
  • Student life in the Latin Quarter – artsy movie houses and cool cafés
  • Latin Quarter heroes: the Unicorn, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hemingway, Picasso and Gertrude Stein
  • A guide with fluent English, but who is also a Latin Quarter local. Complete with stories and insider’s recommendations
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Free walking tours Les deux magots Paris

Saint-Germain walking tour

(29 votes)

( 4.9 /5 / 5 )
  • Café Procope, Shakespeare and Company, Café Flore and Deux Magots: the cafés where coffee and literature bond
  • Paris history: books to resist the nazis, WW II, freedom through jazz, and the original burial place of the Kings of France
  • The studios of Picasso and Delacroix, and the birth-place of Guernica: Picasso’s greatest work?
  • Valuable insider’s tips: what to do, where to go. Hot clubs, fun cafés, and authentic restaurants
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Free walking tours Notre Dame Tour 2019

Notre Dame walking tour

(64 votes)

( 4.9 /5 / 5 )
  • The gargoyles and the flying buttresses
  • Best overall photo spots, and residents’ access to the island
  • Info about the re-build, and on-the-spot details about the fire –see where it started and how it spread
  • Learn the secrets behind Paris’s most visited site, and how Victor Hugo’s Hunchback saved Notre Dame in 1831
  • Barring construction site restrictions, may also include: Palais de Justice and Sainte Chapelle – Notre-Dame’s “younger sister”. Also Conciergerie, the palace of the French Kings and Marie Antoinette’s last home
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