Free Walking Tours Paris

Paris is one of the most favorite cities to visit for a reason. Bohemian neighborhoods, world-class art museums, and astounding architecture are just a fraction of the things you can expect from this metropolis. The main attractions in Paris are well-known around the world. These include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame church, and Louvre Museum.

With so many things to see and do, it can be overwhelming to plan a trip to this popular travel destination; so book a free walking tour with a local guide to get your bearings in Paris!

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Which are the Best Free Tours in Paris?

You can easily spend weeks walking around, visiting attractions, and learning about the history of “The City of Lights”. If you want to make the most of your trip in the shortest amount of time, join one of the many free walking tours available every day to see some of the most representative places of the city on a budget.

On arrival to Paris, we recommend joining a 2-2.5 hours guided Essential Free Tour departing from Notre Dame and covering the Saint-Chapel and the cabarets around the Latin Quarter. During these walks you will also have the chance to:

  • See the stunning glass and metal pyramid at the entrance of the Louvre.
  • Take impressive pictures of the most romantic river in the world, the Seine.
  • Get amazed by the “locks of love” at the Pont Neuf – thousands of padlocks scribbled with lovers’ names and clipped to a railing.

For an extended experience, book a Free Tour of The Marais, a chic neighborhood with a Jewish background where you’ll find some of the most luxurious shops in Paris.

Do you want to know Paris in-depth? In the evening, join a fun and educational Free Tour of Montmartre. This impressive hill in the north of the city is a favorite destination for tourists. Some of the highlights include the Moulin Rouge, Sacre Coeur, and the settings of unforgettable films and series, such as Amélie and Emily in Paris.

Additionally, this quaint area is also known as the District of Painters. With the help of a free guide, you will be able to see the house of Vincent van Gogh, follow the steps of Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and learn about many other masters of modern painting.

Finally, one of the top attractions in France is the food and wine. Foodies can indulge in some of the best local cuisines by joining a Free Walking Food Tour. It’s much cheaper than reserving a table in a luxurious restaurant!

If you still have some time and energy left, look for a Free Myths and Legends Tour of Paris and get to know the most spooky side of this iconic city!

More Free Tours in Paris

As you may have guessed, one of the best ways to see Paris is by foot. Not only is it cheaper and healthier, but it will also save you the hassle and stress of driving around a busy city center.

Paris Free Walking Tour

This 2,5 hours long tour invites you to explore the historical center of Paris, and discover the major landmarks the city has to offer. It’s ideal for those who are visiting for the very first time and want to learn about the city’s main monuments, wander along the river Seine and discover all the intriguing facts that make this the “city of love and light.”

Montmartre and Sacred Heart Free Walking Tour

Walk with an English speaking guide around the lively, red light bohemian district in Paris. In Montmartre, you will head for the Moulin Rouge, see the picturesque district where impressionist painters used to live, and enjoy breathtaking views over the city. It’s a 2,5 hours tour ideal for a romantic walk in the afternoon.

What is a Free Tour?

Free Tours are walks provided by passionate local guides without requesting any upfront payments. They allow every traveler, no matter their budget, to experience and enjoy what a place has to offer. 

Who takes Free Tours?

Free Tours guests are travelers of all ages and backgrounds seeking to enjoy authentic experiences. Independent tourists usually book Free Tours because they are looking for special activities, where they can learn historical facts, but also get an overview about the local culture, environment, and people.

Are Free Tours really Free?

Yes. Free Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis, so they are completely free unless you decide to make a contribution according to how much you enjoyed the experience. Guides appreciate receiving tips of any amounts at the end of the tour, but it’s completely voluntary to do so.

Do I have to book my Free Tour?

Yes. It’s mandatory to make a booking to ensure group sizes remain manageable and Guides can provide a better experience for all guests. Making a booking is absolutely free and it will take you less than one minute!