Tours & activities in Paris

Free Tour of Paris

The original FREE walking tour of Paris' most visited attractions with a local guide

ABOUT THE Free Tour of Paris

This 3-hour FREE Paris walking tour will show you many of the top attractions in the city. Local experts will take you to must-see spots such as the iconic Notre Dame de Paris, the world-famous Louvre, and the impressive Parc des Tuileries. Explore Paris' beautiful streets with the help of an expert local guide!


Your FREE city tour of Paris meets daily at the Saint Michel Fountain and finishes by the Louvre Museum. Join us on this introduction to Paris, a great way to orientate yourself in the city and at a price to suit everybody’s budget.


One of the most beautiful cities in the world

You'll want to keep your camera at the ready as your expert local guide takes you on a walking tour through major Paris landmarks. The iconic sites keep coming as you make your way from Place Saint Michel over the river to see the Notre Dame de Paris. As you stroll along the famous River Seine, you'll feel like a real Parisian as you see the Paris of famous films and books. Walk across Pont Neuf, and over to the Louvre and past the Tuileries Gardens. On this breathtaking tour, you will also find yourself face-to-face with more major Paris sites like the Palace of Justice and Sainte Chapelle, and see a glimpse of the Musée d'Orsay and Place de la Concorde.

With some of the most incredible stories

However, you'll want to make sure you're not too busy taking photographs to hear the stories behind these major Paris landmarks, because the City of Love is not just beautiful - it's fascinating. The informative and always entertaining local guides will bring stories from the capital of Napoleon's empire, the beheadings of the French Revolution, and the dark times of the Nazi occupation to life.

FREE Tour concept

The tips-based model of the FREE Tour allows guests to support and reward only the highest quality tours, and to ensure that the tour fits within their expectations, and within their budget.

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Your Free Tour of Paris starts by the fountain on Place Saint-Michel (metro line 4 - exit 3), daily in English and Spanish

  • Stroll along the banks of the River Seine
  • Photograph the stunning Notre Dame de Paris
  • Visit the grounds of the Louvre
  • Walk through the Tuileries Gardens
  • Hear the incredible stories of Paris' fascinating past
  • See the Palais de Justice


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
The tour starts by the fountain on Place Saint-Michel Open in Google Maps
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The original Free Tour of Paris, every day of the year


Rain or shine, all of our tours run as scheduled. Book your place online to guarantee your spot!

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Paris' best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.

Why join the SANDEMANs FREE Tour?

  • Many major landmarks covered
  • Central meeting points
  • Guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • High quality guides, incentivized to perform every time!
  • Tips-based tours running every day


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Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


What is a Free Tour?

The FREE TOUR is the best introduction to the city! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the FREE TOUR is provided by a local freelance guide in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, tour content and duration of the tour can vary depending on your guide’s particular area of interest and expertise.

The FREE TOUR is a walking tour with no need for public transport and is designed for independent travellers, not groups. 

You can book your spot in advance online or simply show up at the start point on the day.

There is no payment necessary at the start of the tour but you are welcome to tip your guide at the end! 

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