Mystery Tours for Tues 4th & Thurs 6th July

Hi All!

For those that need to know, both of the mystery tours this week are going ahead. As will become a regular weekly feature on the site, we will reveal the theme of the tours on the morning of, so that you can decide if you want to come! But note that all of our tours are fun and interesting, and very varied in nature.

We always meet outside the Archaeological Crypt in front of the Notre-Dame from 15 minutes before the allotted mystery tour, which commence every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm, and every Thursday evening at 7pm (so come from 1:45pm Tues and 6:45pm Thurs to start on the hour).

All of our mystery tours are donation based, so please make a donation to the guide at the end!

The theme of the Tuesday 4th, 2pm tour is: Roman Ruins Exploration.

The theme of Thursday 6th, 7pm tour is: Marais Adventure.

Best wishes,

Your Mystery Tour guide, Maddie

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Mystery Tours for Tues 27th & Thurs 29th July

Hi All!

For those that need to know, both of the mystery tours this week are going ahead. As will become a regular weekly feature on the site, we will reveal the theme of the tours on the morning of, so that you can decide if you want to come! But note that all of our tours are fun and interesting, and very varied in nature.

We always meet outside the Archaeological Crypt in front of the Notre-Dame from 15 minutes before the allotted mystery tour, which commence every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm, and every Thursday evening at 7pm (so come from 1:45pm Tues and 6:45pm Thurs to start on the hour).

All of our mystery tours are donation based, so please make a donation to the guide at the end!

The theme of the Tuesday 27th, 2pm tour is: Roman Ruins Exploration.

The theme of the Thursday 29th, 7pm tour is: Legends of the Latin Quarter.

We hope to see you there!

Landmarks in the City of Light Tour

From La Tour Eiffel to the Notre-Dame and everything in-between, experience all the major landmarks in the City of Light in this epic 3 hour guided walk!

Things you need to know:

  • This tour is available by prior appointment, subject to availability – just ask!
  • Tickets cost €35 per person, with concessions for students & groups. Free for children under 10.
  • It starts near La Tour Eiffel and finishes at the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

About This Tour:

This epic 3 hour walk around all the major landmarks in the City of Light will make your sight-seeing a cinch! Including the fair lady herself, the Champs-Elysees, the grounds of the Louvre, the Pont des Arts, the Notre-Dame and many, many more notable places, you will feel that you have seen the Paris of your dreams on this exciting and adventurous tour. You will also discover details about these stunning creations, helping you make the most of your stay here. This is The quintessential tour for anyone coming to Paris, as you will see all of its key sights, and get an excellent feel for the spirit of the city, on this fun walk.

This tour is perfect for first-timers to the city, and for those who wish to rediscover its striking beauty and grace. Contact me now via the Contact page, or on +33 651 072 176 / parislens@outlook.com to book this simply awe-inspiring guided tour!

*Featured image shows La Tour Eiffel from Pont de Bir-Hakeim. Image and words cannot be used without permission!*

Legends of the Latin Quarter Tour

Come and discover why Paris’s famous Latin Quarter is the intellectual and creative epicentre of the world on this eclectic and engaging guided walk.

Things you need to know:

  • This tour is available by prior appointment, subject to availability – just ask!
  • Tickets cost €25 per person, with concessions for students & groups. Free for children under 10.
  • It starts on the Petit Pont bridge and finishes at the Eglise Saint-Etienne du Mont, behind the Pantheon.

About This Tour:

You will enjoy a relaxed yet intellectually stimulating stroll around the vibrant 5eme and 6eme of Paris, and discover why Paris is renowned for producing some of the greatest thinkers and creatively inclined minds in the world! Covering famous landmarks such as the Pantheon, Sorbonne and the Jardin du Luxembourg, and incredible sites such as Roman ruins, Hemingway’s first apartment, and the Caveau de la Huchette, plus many more! You will learn about the history and culture of this fascinating area, from its Parisii tribe origins, to the Roman invasion and beyond, to the contemporary moment!

This tour is aimed at everyone who wants to explore the intellectual and creative roots of the city, and literature, movie and history buffs, as it incorporates many aspects of these fields! The walk is also great for student newcomers and prospective students to the city, who want to get a feel for the area they will call home, and for those who simply love to explore! Contact me now via the Contact page, or on +33 651 072 176 / parislens@outlook.com to book this inspiring and entertaining guided walk.

*Featured image shows the Eglise Saint-Etienne du Mont, which appears on the walk. Image and words cannot be used without permission!*

Our Weekly Mystery Walks

Twice a week, we run donation-based mystery walks around the central Paris area! These are open to the general public, including groups and families.

When: Every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm, and every Thursday evening at 7pm, in on- AND off-peak seasons. (Check the blog section of the website, as upon exceptional circumstances including really bad weather or public holidays etc., tours may be cancelled, but this is an exceedingly rare occurrence.)

Where: Outside the Archaeological Crypt, which is directly opposite the front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral as you enter the main parvis.

What: It’s a mystery tour, so it could be on anything from literature to history, or crime to a general sight-seeing exploration! But it will always operate around the immediate area of the islands, right and/or left banks, and within walking distance. If you reeeally need to know, you can check the blog section on the day of the tour!

How Long?: The mystery tours tend to last between 1.5 – 2 hours maximum.

How Much?: It is donation based, so you can pay the guide whatever you like, but the average donation tends to be around €10 per person.

Any More Questions?: Just get in touch to ask! Contact me via the Contact page, or on +33 651 072 176 / parislens@outlook.com.

*Featured image shows your tour guide and Paris Lens Tours creator Maddie, giving a tour in the Marais area! Photo taken by Chirag Joshi. Image and words cannot be used without permission!*

Fantastic Femmes of Paris Tour

Come and celebrate the powerful and interesting women of Paris who have done amazing things with their lives and careers on this fabulous female-themed walk. It’s time the ladies of the city took their turn in the spotlight!

Things you need to know:

  • This tour is available by prior appointment, subject to availability – just ask!
  • Tickets cost €30 per person, with concessions for students & groups. Free for children under 10.
  • It starts at the Place de la Concorde and finishes at the Saint-Etienne du Mont.

About This Tour:

From writers, movie stars and fashionistas to politicians, performers and poets, let yourself be wowed and wooed by Paris’s most famous leading and lesser-known ladies on this unique tour. Including French glamazonians like Coco Chanel and Catherine Deneuve, ground breakers like Marie Curie and Sarah Bernhardt, and radical American darlings like Josephine Baker; be inspired as you learn about their lives and loves, and greatest achievements. The tour visits famous places such as the Madeleine, the Chanel offices, the Café du Flore, the Patheon, and the Saint-Etienne du Mont church.

This amazing guided walk is perfect for anyone that wants to see the real reason why Paris is often referred to as a woman! For men and women alike that wish to see a unique side of Paris’s past and present, this tour welcomes all that revel in the achievements of the fairer sex. Contact me now via the Contact page, or on +33 651 072 176 / parislens@outlook.com to book this daring and alternative guided walk.

*Featured image shows the statue of Joan of Arc outside the Hotel Regina, which appears on the walk. Image and words cannot be used without permission!*

Magical Montmartre Tour

Stroll through little-seen cobbled streets, kitsch cafes and artsy arenas in the picturesque and charming arrondissement of Montmartre on this fun historical and cultural neighbourhood walk.

Things you need to know:

  • This tour is available by prior appointment, subject to availability – just ask!
  • Tickets cost €30 per person, with concessions for students & groups. Free for children under 10.
  • It starts and finishes at the Place des Abbesses.

About This Tour:

This highly original guided tour takes in the vibrant bohemian atmosphere of Montmartre and encompasses its little-known artsy and creative areas. Focusing primarily on history, art, culture and local life, you will get a real feel for the area and its rich, nuanced shades of identity, both off and on the beaten track. Including popular and lesser known places from the Mur des Je T’aime and the Place du Tertre, to the Place Maurice Utrillo and the rue de l’Abraeuvoir, and many more, you will delight in feeling like a Parisian/enne!

This tour is perfect for those that wish to experience a different and authentic side to the neighbourhood, and for those that want to really feel that they know the area and some of the hidden gems it has to offer in greater depth. It is also perfect for creative types, from classic and renegade artists to budding designers and musicians. Fed up of the tourist traps but still want to experience some astounding sights? This is the tour for you! Contact me now via the Contact page, or on +33 651 072 176 / parislens@outlook.com to book this breathtakingly beautiful guided walk.

*Featured image shows the Basilica du Sacre Coeur at dusk, which appears on the walk. Image and words cannot be used without permission!*