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Paris Walking Tour

5.0 (19 reviews)


DURATION: 3.5 hours

MEETING POINT: Equestrian statue of Charlemagne in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral’s facade


  • 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 a few hours. This Paris walking tour starts at the Ile de la Cité, the historical heart of Paris, where the Notre-Dame Cathedral stands. Fist of all, you will see the Notre-Dame Cathedral from outside and learn its incredible history. After the fire of April 2019, Notre-Dame is now closed for restoration works but we can still admire its beautiful facade, bell towers and famous gargoyles. After seeing Notre-Dame, we cross the river to walk 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 panoramic spot from which you will have the best view of the Eiffel Tower.

19 reviews for Paris Walking Tour

  1. Elizabeth Bickley

    Oxana did a wonderful job sharing the history of Paris and adapting our tour based on things we had already seen and adding in additional interest points and stops based on our conversation. I would highly recommend her.

  2. Gary Sawyers

    Oxana is terrific. She is charming and witty, but most of all incredibly knowledgeable. We had two tours with her, and she is a wealth of information. She also effortlessly tailored our tours on the fly in response to questions we had. Highly recommnded.


    We had a wonderful and personalized half-day tour of Paris today – Oxana was informative, knowledgeable, and made great suggestions based on our interests. We have made plans to travel to some of the other sites she mentioned as well. We also received a great lesson on traveling on the Metro! We are grateful to Oxana and would recommend her tours to anyone. I have a new appreciation for Paris! Thank you, Oxana!

  4. WEI MIN C

    We had a lovely time with Oxana who showed us the main sights in Paris on this walking tour. She was full of historical facts and useful information on the sights we saw, and I particularly liked an impromptu detour to Saint Chapelle (which was not part of the tour) when she saw that the line to Saint Chapelle was short, as well as to the courts. I would certainly like her to guide me again on other sights the next time we are in Paris – thank you Oxana!


    Oxana was fantastic! Super knowledgeable and flexible. We would definitely hire her again!


    Oxana was terrific!! She gave us a very thorough tour and made it so enjoyable. The history, some hidden gems, and ideas for our visit. I love doing these private walking tours to give an overview of the City. She is extremely knowledgeable in art history, county history and tailors the time to your interests. We covered history to modern day which made it so relevant. She’s one of the best guides I have taken. Pleasure to be with and great for our young adult kids.


    Oxana met us early at the prescribed location and, due to our abbreviated timeline, worked with us to ensure we got the most from our tour. We walked, walked, and walked some more seeing everything we wanted (along with bonus locations) culminating with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower! Oxana is exceptionally knowledgeable and I would recommend this tour without hesitation!


    Oxana was very knowledgeable and could answer my questions in detail. Also, gave us a great restaurant pick that proved to be priced reasonable and was a great value. Lemon mousse was excellent!!!


    We made a last minute decision to book a walking tour in Paris. Oxana was wonderful in accommodating the areas we wanted to see and leading our group of four. She is a great guide and very flexible with the plan. Her English was excellent and her personality made the historical sights come alive. Highly recommend a walking tour with a private guide in Paris – especially if it is your first or second time visiting.

  10. TripAdvisor user

    Oxanna was truly amazing. We toured with her on parts of 4 days: 1. 4 hour walking tour of Paris the day we arrived, 2. The Louvre, 3. Musee D’Orsay, and 4. Monets House and Gardens and Versailles. Oxanna has great passion and knowledge on all she introduced us to. The history and education you receive makes what you are seeing and experiencing so much more. We loved every tour with her, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. She was always on time, very professional, knew the best times to visit, had some secret things to show us that most people don’t know about. She just made our entire experience fun, interesting and stress free. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a guide. And we will most definitely visit with her next time we are so fortunate to be in the lovely city of Paris again.

  11. TripAdvisor user

    I visited Paris for the first time with my mother and thirteen year old daughter. We had only a few days to explore so we reserved Oxana’s eight hour walking tour. It was excellent! She took us to more places than we ever could have seen on our own. We learned so much about the beautiful city of Paris thanks to her incredible knowledge. She also gave us many practical tips for enjoying the rest of our visit on our own. I hope to return to Paris someday and would book another tour with Oxana without hesitation. She is an excellent guide. Our tour was one of the highlights of our trip.

  12. TripAdvisor user

    Our entire family enjoyed the two tours we had with Oxana and wished we could have spent more time with her. She is informative, interesting and knows great spots for photos!

    We did a 4 hour walking tour the afternoon we arrived in Paris and were so happy we did! It orientated us to the city plus we saw and learned about many of the iconic sites, including Notre Dame, Saint-Chapelle, Place De Concorde, strolled through outside grounds of Louvre and Jardins des Tuileries. Oxana also took us on the Metro so we could easily use it on our own. This tour really set us up well for the rest of our time in Paris!

    A couple of days later we met up with her again for a two hour, private Louvre tour. Oxana navigated us right to the most interesting spots and kept my 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son engaged, even though they are not keen museum goers. We all learned so much!

    We were sad to say goodbye to her, but know we will see Oxana again on our next visit to Paris! Thank you Oxana!

  13. TripAdvisor user

    My whole family had the pleasure of having a private tour with Oxana for our short stay in Paris. We spent an entire day touring the important sights of the City. We did this tour straight from the airport so we were very tired and sleepy due to the time difference but Oxana made it fun and educational at the same time. She was very considerate to the need of the group as we have seniors citizens and as young as 6 years old. We were able to cover everything we want to see at the right pacing (except that Louvre employees were on strike and the museum was closed that day). She was very patient waiting for everyone to finish their photo ops as the group loves to take lots of photos =) The walking tour of Montmartre was very interesting. She has a good knowledge of the history of the place. She gave us good recommendations from restaurants to other places to see. Lastly, she was very prompt in responding to my emails which made me feel assured.

  14. TripAdvisor user

    We were in Paris for four days and decided to spend one full day on a private tour with Oxana. She was incredible and showed us an amazing side of Paris we will never forget. Oxana was knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Highly suggest doing the Louvre and Montmartre! Thank you again!

  15. TripAdvisor user

    Oxana has a great depth of knowledge and handled our group of 5 friends very well. She even added a stop at St. Chapele when one of the group asked for it.

    It was our first day and she oriented us to getting around Paris and its districts, some of the culture, some of the history and some of the architecture. It was a great day introducing us to Paris.

    I highly recommend it highly.

  16. TripAdvisor user

    We absolutely loved having Oxana as our guide through Paris! She took us to all the major spots we wanted to see in one day, so it was easy for us to decide where we wanted to go back to see more of during our stay. She was unbelievably knowledgeable, answering all our questions and telling us things we would have never thought to ask about. She gave us such valuable tips like where to eat and what to do, it enhanced our stay in Paris so much getting our information straight from her. My only regret is that we didn’t also hire her to take us through the Louvre! Thank you Oxana!

  17. TripAdvisor user

    Oxana listened when i asked to tailor our time in Paris for 70 yr old grandparents with their 7 yr old granddaughter – make it interesting, make it comfortable, make it memorable. She delivered. Our granddaughter enjoyed handpicked highlights without the frustrating waits and delays of queue with the masses. I imagine she will return many times again in the future with her own friends supported with the good memories of our few days in Paris together. Thanks Oxana!

  18. TripAdvisor user

    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.

  19. TripAdvisor user

    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!

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