Paris Top 30 Sights by Metro Tour

Visit the highlights of the City of Light and see Paris' most iconic monuments with an expert guide

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Ready to discover the charm of Paris, from the majestic Louvre to the historic Arc de Triomphe, and learn to navigate its sprawling metro? Then join this hand-crafted tour, which pairs you up with a local expert and whisks you between 30 of Paris’s most iconic sights (full list below!). Throughout the five-hour experience, you’ll marvel at the grandeur of Sacre Coeur, stroll through the artistic hub of Place du Tertre, admire the Eiffel Tower, and much more, all alongside a knowledgeable guide.

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  • Meet your guide at Metro Anvers
  • Sacre Coeur
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Pont Neuf
  • Notre Dame
  • Pont de Bir Hakeim
  • End outside Eiffel Tower

Your Paris Top 30 Sights by Metro tour begins right amongst the action in Montmartre, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow explorers. After a brief introduction to the metro system you'll be ready for a five-hour tour of Paris’ well-known landmarks and lesser-known locales—from the artistic streets of Montmartre to the grandeur of the Champs-Élysées!

Throughout, you’ll whizz between bustling neighborhoods, take in architectural marvels, and pause for a delightful lunch and snack break (not included in the tour price). Your guide will also share insights into Paris’s culture and offer local secrets, ensuring you’re equipped with insider knowledge to make the most of your Paris stay.

Paris Top 30 Sights by Metro Tour Description

Your 5-hour tour includes:

  • Paris Metro ticket

  • Comprehensive overview of navigating the Paris Metro

  • Visits to over 30 iconic sights, including Moulin Rouge, Arc de Triomphe, and Louvre (full list below!)

  • Expert, English-speaking local guide

  • Personalized small group experience

Welcome to Paris!

Start your Paris Top 30 Sights adventure right where the action is—- at the heart of Montmartre. Here, you'll meet your guide and fellow travel companions and enjoy a brief introduction to the adventures ahead. Your guide will also introduce you to the intricacies of the Paris Metro, share information about the different train lines, and pass along tips for using the metro like a seasoned Parisian. By the end of the tour, you'll be navigating like a pro.

Explore by Metro

Now that introductions are out of the way, it’s time to head to Sacre Coeur, perched atop Montmartre's highest point. This basilica, with its iconic white domes, is a brilliant example of Roman-Byzantine architecture and beautifully contrasts the city’s Gothic architecture. While here, learn about the church's construction and why it was built as a symbol of healing for France after the Franco-Prussian War.

A short walk away lies the enchanting Place du Tertre. This welcoming square, with its bustling artist community, has been the creative epicenter of Paris for decades and attracted artists such as Picasso and Utrillo. Take a moment to soak up the bohemian atmosphere and perhaps even purchase a unique piece to bring home as a souvenir.

Next, it’s time to delve into the history of Bateau-Lavoir, a former piano factory turned artist residence and the birthplace of masterpieces by artists like Picasso and Modigliani. Nearby, you’ll also notice the Le Moulin Blute-Fin, one of the lesser-known but equally enchanting windmills of Montmartre, which adds a quaint, rustic charm to the Parisian landscape.

Lunch in Paris

Mid-tour, you'll pause from the hustle and bustle of the Paris city streets for a delightful lunch. Although the cost of the meal is not included in the tour, this break provides a perfect opportunity to indulge in the Parisian cuisine of your choice. Your guide will recommend a local spot or you're welcome to eat nearby independently.

Continue Your Paris Exploration

After lunch, your journey brings you to the imposing Arc de Triomphe, standing proudly at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. This iconic monument, commissioned by Napoleon, commemorates the soldiers who fought and died in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and with the help of your guide, you’ll uncover the stories hidden among its decorated pillars.

Continuing your journey, you'll emerge from the metro near the serene Tuileries Garden. It's easy to feel like you've been transported right out of the city, thanks to the garden's quiet paths. And as you wander between impressive statues, perfectly trimmed hedges, and savor the scent of seasonal flowers, your guide will share glimpses into the park's past as royal gardens as you head towards the Louvre. Built as a fortress in the late 12th century, marvel at the current-day museum’s grandeur and iconic glass pyramid.

The next stop of your journey will bring you to sites such as Hotel de Ville and the Centre Pompidou, before making your way to Notre Dame. This renowned monument is known for its French Gothic architecture and soaring spires, making it one of Paris’s most famous landmarks. The final leg of your metro adventure brings you to the Eiffel Tower, which is the perfect place to wrap up your tour and appreciate what you’ve just accomplished in a few hours. With newfound confidence in using the metro, you'll be ready to continue exploring the city like a true Parisian. Au revoir!

Please Note: The order of stops and time frame for lunch may change depending on your departure time.

30 Attractions Included

Montmartre: Funicular, Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre, Vineyard Montmartre, Bateau-Lavoir, Wallace Fountain, Mur des je T'aime, Rue Lepic, Le Moulin Blute-Fin, Moulin Rouge

8th Arrondissement: Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Élysées

1st Arrondissement: Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde, Orangerie, Musee d'Orsay, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Louvre

4th Arrondissement: Hotel de Ville, Pompidou, Pont Neuf, Conciergerie, Saint Chapelle, Notre Dame

5th Arrondissement: Saint-Severin Church, Saint Michel Fountain

7th Arrondissement: Pont de Bir Hakeim, Trocadero, Warsaw Fountain, Eiffel Tower

What you get with this tour
Metro Ticket
Expert local guide
Admire 30 iconic sights
Moulin Rouge
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum
Notre Dame
Eiffel Tower
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Great way to pack so much into a short window of time
07 May 2024
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Taralynne Schenk

We were only in Paris for 3 days and wanted to see as much as possible . This was a great way to quickly get through the city while seeing all the major sites and learning how to use the Metro system. We were lucky to have a small group so our guide allowed us to spend as much time as we wanted taking pics at each site. Amira was a great guide, super knowledgeable, and spoke English like it was her native language!

Great introduction to Paris
06 May 2024
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Margaret Lewis

Aida was a great guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We went to see many sites in Paris using the metro. We then were able to go back to some of these sights (like the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay) on our own feeling confident using public transportation. This tour was extremely useful to get an overview of the city. Highly recommend.

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Excellent tour. Aida was the best tour guide! Highly recommend this tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

It's smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for most of the tour. A good camera and a water bottle are also recommended.

What to bring?

It's smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for most of the tour. A good camera and a water bottle are also recommended.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

Yes, this tour is operated by The Tour Guy.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility needs.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Paris Top 30 Sites by Metro tour rain or shine.

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

Is there a dress code for this Paris Top 30 Sites by Metro tour?

There is no dress code for our Paris by Metro tour, but we recommend comfortable shoes and clothing. Keep in mind that you’ll be exposed to the elements throughout the tour.

What sites do we visit on this tour?

In the spirit of seeing as much of Paris in one afternoon as possible, we will not enter into any sites. But you will be able to see and learn more about the following locations from your incredible guide: Carrousel de Saint Pierre, Funicular, Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre, Wineries in Montmatre, Bateau-Lavoir, Wallace Fountain, Mur des je t’aime, Rue Lepic, Le Moulin Blute-Fin, Moulin Rouge, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Tuileries Garden, Place de La Concorde, Orangerie Museum, Orsay Museum, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Louvre Museum, Hotel de Ville, Centre Pompidou, Pont Neuf, Conciergerie, Saint Chapelle, Notre Dame, Saint-Severin Church, Saint Michel Fountain, Pont de Bir Hakeim, Trocadero, Eiffel Tower.

Is breakfast or lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, food is not included in the price of this tour. However, there will be a break during the tour so you can enjoy lunch. Your guide will point you to some of their favorite spots or you can venture out on your own.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

No, drinks are not included in the price of this tour. However, there will be a break during the tour, so you can enjoy a beverage with lunch.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Of course, everyone is welcome on our Paris Top 30 Sites by Metro tour and we offer a reduced rate for children and infants.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

No, hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You'll meet your guide at the designated meeting point.

Where does this tour end?

This tour finishes near the Eiffel Tower. Our guides are happy to offer recommendations if you'd like to continue exploring Paris afterward. If you'd like to enter the monument, your guide can show you where you can purchase tickets.

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