Out of the ordinary tours

Out of the ordinary visits and unusual places in Paris

With such a rich history and culture, France has a great range of unusual places and offer many fun things to do: we invite you to discover them through a selection of the best out of the ordinary activities taking place in Paris and the most beautiful of France’s tourist regions.

PARISCityVISION has selected a number of excursions to remarkable places, famous worldwide or less well-known, for you to enjoy a special vacation and to experience cool things to do. Enjoy an unusual stay as a couple, a family or with friends: take a new look at tourist destinations, locations and monuments in Paris and across France.

Unusual places and activities in Paris, for an unforgettable visit

Find your inner child by discovering the most eccentric and original places and multiplying the unusual visits to Paris. For example, explore the backstage of the Opéra Garnier in Paris in pursuit of the ghost dreamed up by Gaston Leroux. Discover the Eiffel Tower and the Musée Grévin, famous for its particularly realist stone statues, in a new light. Another out of the ordinary activity offered by our partners in Paris lets you follow in the footsteps of Quasimodo in the towers of Notre-Dame.

Let yourself be carried away by the magic of amazing places, through a whole range of exits and unusual visits of Paris. The meeting between reality and an imaginary carried by the greatest writers, who come to enchant the old stones and givee them a new soul.

Other out of the ordinary activities will allow you to discover natural or historical heritage that is particularly rich and surprising. Tread through the sands of the arena where the famous republican guard practiced their horsemanship, or look behind the scenes of the ancient royal stables in Versailles.

Search through our varied catalog of excursions and activities: discover the unusual places of Paris or elsewhere in France.

In fact you can also explore the amazing and sumptuous castles built by monarchs and powerful men in the Loire Valley. Do not limit yourself to the places, activities and unusual visits of Paris, even if you stay in the capital for your holidays. You can enjoy day trips and guided tours from Paris to other regions.

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Audio-Guided Tour around the Palais de la Cité by Lorànt Deutsch

Dive into a fascinating adventure around the Ile de la Cité. Using and audio-pen, you’ll hear fascinating histories told by Lorànt Deutsch. You’ll be delighted by this excursion set to the tone of the famous French actor's voice - Lorànt Deutsch will immerse you in the history of Paris throughout the centuries, centered around the Ile de la Cité.

Duration : 1:30 hourTour language:
From €25.00 See details

Fly over Paris in Virtual Reality

Wouldn’t you like to fly like a bird and discover Paris from the sky? FlyView is a unique experience using virtual reality to make you fly over Paris and its monuments, with real flight sensations. Take off to fly over many monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Seine River, from a totally unrivalled perspective.

Duration : 1 hour
From €15.00 See details

Become Parisian in a day

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Paradise for foodies and history lovers, this whole-day tour of Paris, will cover some of the main places in Paris and offer you to taste a bit of France with pastries, cheese, charcuterie and a lot of wine!

Duration : 8 hour(s)Tour language:
From €137.00 See details

Opera Garnier: Exclusive After Hours tour

Guided tour after closing to the public, you will discover the treasures of the Opera Garnier and its public spaces through the story of the Phantom.

Duration : 1:30 hourTour language:
From €19.50 See details

Walking tour of Paris and private photo session

Enjoy an incredible experience on a walking tour of Paris accompanied by a professional photographer.  During this private photo session, he or she will take the most beautiful photos of Paris for you.  You'll be photographed in front of iconic landmarks to immortalize your stay in Paris.  Leave with 200 digital photos stored on a memory card!

Duration : 3 hour(s)Tour language:
From €297.00 See details

Audio Guided Visit of Notre-Dame and the secrets of its district by Lorànt Deutsch

Enjoy a unique experience through an audio-guided visit whose commentary was written by the famous French actor Lorànt Deutsch. Your guide for the day will reveal the mysteries of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral as well as the secret spots around it through fascinating anecdotes. With an audio-pen and map in hand, you’ll follow the journey with this history buff as your guide.

Duration : 2 hour(s)Tour language:
From €29.00 See details

Street Art Walking Tour in Paris with an Expert Guide

Experience an offbeat guided walking tour in a picturesque area of Paris. Discover amazing street art graffitis on Paris buildings made by top French and international artists.

Duration : 2:30 hour(s)Tour language:
From €49.00 See details

Guided Walking tour through the Fashion in Paris

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Small group or privatized tour. Do not miss our Paris Fashion Tour if you are looking for the ultimate Paris fashion experience. Escorted by an expert guide in french stylism, you will discover the great luxury boutiques in the Palais Royal and the high-end jeweleries in the Place Vendôme.

Duration : 3 hour(s)Tour language:
From €59.00 See details

Baking Class in a French Bakery

Learn the secrets of making French baguettes, croissants, and pain au chocolat with this 2-hour course taught by a professional baker at a bakery.

Duration : 2 hour(s)Tour language:
From €114.00 See details

Gay Paris: Discover the Gay Neighborhood of the Marais

Discover the gay neighborhood of the Marais, where you'll learn about history as well as what's happening for the LGBT scene in the Marais today.

Duration : 2:30 hour(s)Tour language:
From €80.00 See details