> See Paris’ most famous landmarks and learn the main facts about its history
> Get useful information from a local guide about monuments, public transport, restaurants, etc. for your stay in Paris
> Customise your tour and include sights or museums that you wish to visit
Join me on my guided tour and discover the best of Paris in only one day. This half-day or full-day walking tour starts at the Ile de la Cité, the historical heart of Paris, where the Notre-Dame Cathedral stands. After visiting the Cathedral, you will walk through the Medieval streets in the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank of the river Seine, where the Sorbonne University is located. Once we have returned to our starting point, the ile de la cite, you will learn about the history of the Gothic jewel, the Sainte-Chapelle, and the terrible prison, the Conciergerie, where Queen Marie-Antoinette was emprisoned during the French Revolution. On the Right Bank of the river, you will be able to discover the city’s most famous landmarks such as the Louvre, the Tuileries gardens, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysees, the Grand and Petit Palais, the Arc de Triumph. The half-day tour can terminate either at the Arc de Triomphe or at the Trocadero’s panoramic spot from which you will have the best view of the Eiffel Tower.
On a full-day tour, besides the aforementioned attractions, you can discover art in one of Paris’ museums such as the Louvre or the Musée d’Orsay. Or, instead of a museum, you can visit Montmartre, the hill with an unforgettable view of the whole city. This is where the Impressionists lived and where the white Sacre-Coeur Basilica now stands.
Both the half-day and full-day tour can be organized to fit your needs, so any suggestions from you are most welcome. To get from one sight to another, we can use either public transport or a taxi, although most of the tour is on foot. On a full-day tour, we will stop for a snack or lunch break.
“I am travelling with my two daughters who are passionate with arts. Oxana relate all the informations on the history of french arts as if we are listening to an historian. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects. Even gave us the exact dates on art pieces we are interested with. She showed us all the highlights on our 1st day 7 hour tour. We even include musee d orsay on this day. Everything is very comprehensive. She speaks fluent English with very clear accent. On the 2nd day, she toured us to the Louvre museum. The tour to this museum was awesome. She has something on her sleeves that we dont have to go through the long queue. She gave us all the details on the art pieces thoroughly. She's very considerate, she gave me more time to look closer to the Mona Lisa. She even extend her time to answer all questions from my 2 daughters. To sum up, she is a Gem to the tourism industry in Paris. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends.”
“We were a family of 5 with 3 adults and 2 kids. This was our 2nd time in Paris. It was a great decision to get Oxana to give us the walking tour. We covered Paris's main attractions starting from Notre Dame and Ending at the Sacre Couer. Oxana was passionate in providing us with detailed information about the architecture, history and provided us with a perspective we could not have gotten on our own. She was also very involved with the kids and kept their interests up and answered their questions patiently. It was overall a wonderful experience and I would recommend her as a guide for visiting Paris.”
“Oxana was very thorough and answered all the questions we had. We did a 4 hour tour in Paris to see all the main sites and it was perfect. It rained the entire time and the four hours passed by quickly. She also tried to keep us inside when possible. She is very knowledgeable and I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Oxana!”
“My wife and I went to Paris (our first time) for Christmas/New Years. Having read the countless "how to visit Paris" guides online, we felt a bit overwhelmed. I found Oxana's site as a part of our research and booked a tour for our first full day in Paris. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. We spent 8+ hours exploring the core of Paris with a local expert that answered every question we had. This allowed us to make a much better use of the rest of our visit without wasting time on "learning the ropes." Oxana is very communicative and has an incredibly deep knowledge of Paris. We will be booking her again on our next visit. I would recommend any first time (or even repeat) visitors to take a tour with her. You will not be disappointed!”
“It was my Wife's birthday, we did the one day tour. Oxana adjusted our tour to include Lunch on the Tower. There is only one way to explain our tour with Oxana and that is WOW what a day. We managed to see and hear much more than we could have done ourselves. Thank you Oxana your tour has given us a life time of memories.”
“So how do you squeeze everything you can into one day when that is all the time you will have in Paris? The answer for my family was to book the day with Oxana as our private guide in Paris. From the time I first initiated email communication with Oxana till she ended the day with us at Montmartre was flawless. The entire experience was amazing and Oxana's knowledge of all the sites we visited was like taking a live history class as we toured the city and learned about its culture. She made everything easy and fun for us and I would recommend her without any reservation. Oxana was patient, pleasant and professional with a focus on ensuring that we saw and learned as much as we could about Paris in a day!”
“We were a group of five people from England, USA and Canada. We booked Oxana directly through her website and this worked very well. Oxana met up with us in the morning at our accommodation and took us around Paris on foot and by Metro. We visited Montmartre and the Latin Quarter. It was a thoroughly interesting tour with lots of information about the Impressionist artists. Oxana was very knowledgeable and professional, but with a good sense of fun. Her easy-going nature made for a very relaxed day out in Paris. She also gave us many tips for things to do in Paris for our remaining stay. And she gave us invaluable tips on which Metro to use, which restaurants to visit, etc. We would highly recommend her as a guide without hesitation! Thank you for a great day!”
“We had a wonderful half day tour past the main sites of Paris with Oxana. She is so knowledgeable and all of her information really improved our whole experience of Paris. We also found all of her tips very helpful and would recommend a tour with her to anyone interested in getting a much better feel for the city. Do this tour on your first day as a starting point for your stay. As a side note, we had our screaming toddler with us and Oxana took it all in her stride, doing whatever she could to help out. Thanks Oxana, we wish you well into the future.”
“Oxana was fantastic. Her knowledge of the city was incredible. We have been to Paris several times and have been on guided tours of the city but nothing like this. She gave us information on the city that I had never heard before. It was a very enjoyable day. She even steered us to have fabulous restaurant for lunch. And at very reasonable prices. Highly recommend a guided tour with with Oxana. You can tromp around the city and enjoy the sights but if you want to have better understanding of what you are looking at, contact her. I would definitely use her again.”
“I was planning a family trip to France and came across Oxana's profile. As our family is mixed (half Russian half English speaking), I needed to find someone who would be comfortable doing tours in two languages. I'm very happy I chose Oxana. She was wonderful when it comes to communication-responded promptly, was very detailed, and patient. We spent 5 days with her, saw the main historical places: Louvre, Montmartre, Notre Dame, Versailles, and Fontainebleau. The time spent with Oxana went so fast, but it will always stay in our memories. Her attention, stories, ability to switch from one language to another were amazing. Not to mention that there were 12 of us. She helped us to focus on the most interesting and important facts. I would highly recommend Oxana to anyone who is looking for a professional, knowledgeable, and experienced tour guide.”
“Oxana came to us highly recommended by some good friends, so our expectations of her knowledge and charisma were very high. Not only did she meet those expectations, but she blew us away with her love of showing people the sights. She was very accommodating of our wishes and made our short stay in Paris very enjoyable and memorable. She possesses an in depth knowledge of the history and folklore of France. Her sense of humor and personal attention to our questions and needs made her well worth the tours. These private tours were so much better than being horded around with twenty or more people, and no more expensive. It was all about our interests and the places we wanted to see. Her input and suggestions were also spot on and helped us make the most of our time in Paris. Montmartre was spectacular as was Sacre Coeur Basilica. Versailles was also wonderful and we got to see the many fountains in use in the gardens. Oxana was with the four of us on two different days, for 5 hours on each day...we did not tire of her enthusiasm and wealth of information that she shared with us. We highly recommend Oxana!!”
- TripAdvisor reviewer
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