Guided Walking Tour of Paris, the Louvre and Notre-Dame, Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

5/5 (31 reviews)
  • Description

Spend a day exploring Paris in a very unusual way. This excursion on foot and river boat will show you the highlights of Paris: visit the Louvre Museum, have lunch at the Eiffel Tower, and see the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Departure from our office in the center of Paris, where you will meet your guide. He or she will take you straight to the famous Louvre Museum right opposite our office. Your guide will take you through this must-see museum and tell you about the main artworks: the Venus of Milo statue representing the goddess Aphrodite, the impressive painting of The Wedding at Cana, the Coronation of Napoleon illustrating the emperor’s crowning in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa which is the most visited work in the Museum.

The pyramid of the Louvre museum
The Louvre museum

After your tour of the Louvre Museum which takes about 1.30 hours, your guide will take you to the river bank, before the Pont du Carrousel, to board a Batobus boat. The boat will take you to the Eiffel Tower where lunch awaits you. This short cruise will show you Paris from a different angle. You will see some of the superb bridges over the Seine and Paris monuments along the banks. The boat moors at the Quai de la Bourdonnais at the foot of the Trocadéro, right opposite the Iron Lady.

Your guide will let you disembark to go to the "58 tour Eiffel" restaurant.

    "58 Tour Eiffel" restaurant
    3 Course Menu*

    Starter at choice :

    Cream of mushroom soup with truffle ricotta and hazelnut oil

    Le Puy green lentils with poached egg and smoked salmon

    Chicory, chicken and walnut salad with Roquefort vinaigrette

    Duck paté en croûte with thyme, celeriac remoulade and green apple

    **
    Main course at choice :

    Trout steak à la plancha, creamy polenta with chestnut chips and champagne sauce

    Casarecce pasta, poached haddock, Jerusalem artichokes and caper berries with beurre blanc sauce

    Pulled beef confit and mashed potatoes with herbs and mushrooms

    **
    Cheese or dessert at choice :

    Comté cheese (unpasteurized) and Morello cherries

    Farmhouse fromage blanc and chestnut cream

    Small pot of allspice cream

    Guanaja chocolate mousse with praline crisp

    Baba au Rhum with raisins

    Verbena-infused fruit salad

    **
    Drinks :
    1 glass of wine or beer or soft
    Coffee

    Child Menu (- 12 years old)*

    Cream of mushroom soup with truffle ricotta and hazelnut oil
    **
    Pan-fried cod fillet or Roast chicken breast, mashed potatoes with herbs
    **
    Eiffel Tower shape chocolate cake with a praline custard sauce
    **
    Soft drink

    * Examples of menu, subject to modification

    Your guide will then take you back to the river shuttle. After about 20 minutes of cruising on the Seine, the boat arrives at the foot of the Île de la Cité in the historic center of Paris. Walk up to the esplanade of the Notre-Dame Cathedral to behold this masterpiece of Gothic architecture built between 1163 and 1345, with its spires and famous gargoyles. After telling you about the facade, you can take a guided tour inside followed by free time to walk around and look at the superb stained-glass and rose windows.

    Visit Notre Dame Cathedral
    Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris

    The tour ends at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, so that you can explore the Île de la Cité at your own pace or climb up to the top of the cathedral’s spires.

    Please note :

    • Tour on foot at a steady walking pace. This tour may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties
    • Our excursion ends at the Notre-Dame Cathedral. If you wish, you may buy a ticket inside to go up the spires in search of Quasimodo!
    • The skip-the-line access is subject to the Louvre museum procedures: The Vigipirate plan, the security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance
    • Please note that a correct outfit is required for Notre Dame Cathedral inside visit.  Shorts, off shoulder dresses, miniskirts, etc. are not accepted. 

    The price includes:

    • River shuttle on the Seine River (except in January and February, and during the Seine river rises)
    • Skip the line ticket to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower (depending on the tour selected)
    • Lunch at the "58 Tour Eiffel" restaurant
    • Guided tours of the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral (except when there is a church service)
    • Skip the line ticket to the Louvre Museum
    • The services of a tour guide

    The price does not include:

    • Transfers to and from your accommodation
    • Lift ticket access to the 2nd and the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower 

    Further information on your confirmation voucher:

    You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

    • Duration 7:30 hour(s)
    • Tour language
    • Highlights
    • Experience the charm of Paris on a guided walking tour
    • Visit the Louvre, one of the greatest museums in the world
    • Enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower while having lunch by the Seine
    • Discover the wondrous Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris

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    Guided Walking Tour of Paris, the Louvre and Notre-Dame, Lunch at the Eiffel Tower – "58 Tour Eiffel" restaurant

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    • Practical information

    Organized by ParisCityVision

    Code : PAJ

    Departure

    Address : PARISCityVISION Agency
    2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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    Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

    Duration

    7:30 hour(s)

    Return

    Notre Dame Cathedral

    • Customer reviews
    Number of reviews : 31
    Average rating : 4.7 /5
    5/5
    Experienced & caring guide.
    5/5
    It was the best tour ever! Paris is a very beautiful city with lots of things to do, and I think that the tour showed me the most important attractions, in a way that I could have seen the important parts of Notre Dame, Tour Eiffel, the Seine, Louvre Museum. Also, many thanks to the guide, she was great, offered me many information, she was funny and friendly, I loved her and the tour! I would totally recommend it!!!!!
    5/5
    Excellent way to see lots in a day. Guide fantastic. Lunch great. Worth doing if you are short of time or not.
    5/5
    As sbove
    4/5
    Unfortunately, the day we were touring the Eiffel Tower workers were on strike. I hope that I will get a refund for that portion of the ticket price. The tour guide was well informed and gave us good information. Lots of history! The restaurant food was very good, but the service was slow and non-responsive.
    4/5
    We were under the impression that we would be conveyed on a bus between venues, other than when on a boat. WE walked. This was not made clear, but in fairness, the close proximity to the Louvre meant it was quicker to walk than load and unload the bus. For people with mobility issues, as some on our tour had (walkers), this should be clearly stated. Other than that, well worth it.
    5/5
    Excellent!

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