Bikes crosing street at bike crosswalk in Paris near Bastille and Canal Saint Martin

Tours, Guides, Walks And Wheels

Bikes crosing street at bike crosswalk in Paris near Bastille and Canal Saint MartinAround Paris with l’Officiel des spectacles Web site (use Google Translate)

About Paris, it’s Presentation, with the Paris Mayor’s Office (in English)

Visit Paris with the Paris Mayor’s Office (in English)

April in Paris ToursThis is a guided walk if you want a Paris strolling moment without pressure to move quickly with April. I recommend this tour …. customized tours with April Pett

Audio Guides for Museums

Movie trails through Paris and other walks

Paris Art Studies – When Chris Boïcos is your guide at the exhibitions, you will know just about everything you need to know about the works after the visit. Chris provides an in-depth look into details. I took one of his tours at the Marmottan-Monet museum. The American Women’s Group in Paris uses Chris for many of their exhibit events so they fill up quickly. Space is limited. Non-members may contact him about availability and being part of the tour.

Photography Tour Ideas

Paris Photo Walk at Pont Alexandre III

Bike Around Paris

Bike Night Tour on Water

Paris Sweet Paris – English speaking guided tours led by Gourmet licensed guides

Paris Chocolate & Pastry Tours – David Lebovitz

Manufactures des Gobelins, de Beauvais and de la Savonnerie Tour .pdf document from the old Web site (Acrobat Reader)

List of  Walking Tours

Nez en l’Air

Balades Carnets d’une flâneuse Parisienne

Sightseeing in Paris
Access in Paris – Disabled Travelers
“This well established guidebook was originally published in 1974, and was the first guidebook ever to use the title ‘Access’ referring to access by disabled people. Later editions were published in 1985, 1993 and 2008.
The website includes updated information and is available as a book or can be downloaded in PDF format from the website from June 2008.” Contact Gordon Couch

Wine tours and Sightseeing in France
Britt Karlsson does wine tasting in Paris, has a free monthly newsletter (in English and Swedish) that contains information on her favorite wines, wine shops, links to lots of sites, word lists, etc.

Britt has also launched a program of English language wine tours. Visit BKWine’s tour page for more information.

The newsletter is available in Swedish and English; the website is available in Swedish and English.

Paris on Demand
This blog is animated by a true Parisian. Pierre lives in Montmartre and is happy to share his passion for the city of Light.

Paris and Beyond in France
Paris Restaurants, Hotels & Apartments; Culture, Customs, Books, and Tips: Notes From Our Experiences.

Over the years we have shared many versions of these notes, set out here in six parts (see “Subject List” on right), with Paris-bound friends. Now we will share more broadly.
Two very visited areas in their blog may be of interest to my readers:
One of the most visited parts of our blog is our “12 restaurant tips.”   This section is not about specific restaurants (we have another section on our blog for that), but instead, it’s a list of “how to blend in” tips — addressing culture and etiquette, and based on our experiences.  Many French friends have told us that they wish all visitors would read this section — maybe this will cause a few Americans to speak less loudly, to the benefit of all of us!

We also have a listing of books about France and the French — this reflects our view that traveling to France is much more enjoyable and interesting if one can at least attempt to understand the society and culture.
–Jake & Maureen (Mo) Dear

Meeting the FrenchMeeting the French is composed of 3 employees assisted by many guides and partners, of which 110 private hosts and 60 craftsmen, all of them attentive to your needs. Treat yourselves to a delicious trip with our cooking classes and gastronomy tours and cooking classes! From sweet delicacies to French “apéritif”, you will become an expert about French traditional food. Indulge yourself with an original wine tasting with an expert, or enjoy a romantic dinner on the Seine. Unless you would rather share a festive “dinner host” with a French family in a Parisian apartment! “… from their website

Travel France
Guide to France including regions, towns, places of interest, activities and events. Includes travel information.

Travels with Friends
This is a travel consultation service specializing in European travel run by Steven Hurley. Contact them if you are a private guide and are interested in exposure to your talents.

This website provides worldwide photographs, links to travel guides, cruises, diving, dude ranches, etc. and historical information about cities, etc.

France Today
Updated daily, their website features:

-Expert travel advice – with classic and unusual destinations, best hotels and restaurants, and not-to-be-missed events

-Insider’s information on French culture: art scene, politics, interviews of French personalities

-The best of French life and Style: exclusives on fashion and trends, top chef recipes, wine reviews, and much more.

Hello Paris
Hello Paris offers a wide variety of tourist opportunities around Paris for people visiting Paris from the UK : theme parks, famous cabaret shows, cruising on the river Seine, sightseeing tours, museums and places to visit, restaurant bookings and Paris maps. They specialize in inexpensive travel tickets and museum passes for Paris.

French Links Tours
Rachel Kaplan’s French Links Tours based in Paris, specializes in exclusive private tours and corporate events in France and other parts of Europe. They work with over 40 multilingual licensed guides in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Germany, as well as premier chauffeur and transportation companies in each market.
Choose a private guided tour from French Links Tours, British Links Tours and European Jewish Tours or let Rachel design a custom private guided tour or tours for you. We offer half-day full-day and multiple-day private tours, including family and “tours for the physically challenged” .

Paris Luxury Tours
If your time is valuable and you don’t have much of it, Paris Luxury Tours sounds like an economical way (in the long run) to make the best use of that time. Paris Luxury Tours offers a private charter jet service as well.
They offer unique, private escorted tours of Paris and France. Personalized service with a broad range of fascinating tour features.


  • Laurie Hanson

    Hi Colleen,

    I am planning to spend a few days in Paris over Christmas visiting my niece (a student). Can you suggest a venue for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day activities?
    Thank you!

  • Dom Mary

    Hi Colleen,

    Great blog !

    Just wanted to share with you our project: we develop a platform that offers private guided tours in Paris.


  • Colleen's Paris

    Hi Leslie,
    I spoke with the tourist office in Auvers this morning. They have been closed the past year and reopened a month ago. They currently have audio guides (in French). If you would like a private guide to meet you and take you on a tour, please contact them: 01 30 36 71 81 (the number will transfer you to a contact who speaks English). Their office is open daily (except Monday) 9:30 am to 6 pm. I will have more information in a couple of weeks from them.

  • Leslie Littman

    I am looking for information in taking a day trip from Paris to Auvers sur Oise in June. Looking for a direct train (can that be booked beforehand) and I saw something about a walking tour to take.

  • Joy

    Colleen, we are friends of Kaye Preston, American Airlines. She suggested we connect with you. Looking for guide to negotiate us thru antique shows as a trade buyer. Arrival in Paris on May 9.

  • Colleen's Paris

    Hello Susan, I remember you from flying IOR. How are you?
    So happy you are coming to Paris.
    What do you have in mind for seeing and visiting?
    How many hours do you have in mind?

  • Susan Swihart

    Hi Colleen,
    I work as a Fight Attendant for American Airlines. I am a friend of Laura Camacho.
    Taking our 11 year old daughter for spring break and we would love to hire you as our tour guide to various sights.
    Thank you,
    Susan Swihart

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