ABOUT THE Free Tour of Paris
This 2.5-hour Paris free 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 Paris Free Tour meets 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. We never cancel; tours run rain, hail or shine.
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.Read more
The Paris Free Tour starts by the fountain on Place Saint-Michel (metro line 4 - exit 3)
- 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
- Local English-speaking guide
- Gratuities for the guide (optional)
- Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud that so many local guides employ us to welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your freelance guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why both independent guides and savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
- Wheelchair accessible
Well worth doing if you want to see most of the sites without having to plan where to go and finding out something about each landmark. We had Oliver as our guide and we found him very good! We saw everything we wanted to see on the tour except the Eiffel Tower which is understandable because its out of the way from the centre. We ended up going there after wards. We would highly recommend this free tour. So easy and enjoyable.See more reviews
Free tour with Oliver
We did the English afternoon free tour and had a great time. Oliver was an excellent tourguide. Definitely the best free tour that we had during our Eurotrip. Highly recommend. Thank you Oliver for the excellent tour!See more reviews
Free Tour of Paris
We did the free tour and were happy to pay our guide who was very knowledgeable and fun! We learned some interesting facts about the famous landmarks in Paris, enjoyed some urban tales and tips from our local guide. Highly recommended.See more reviews
Free tour at 10am was a blast
We did the morning free tour with Zach and really enjoyed it. We are a couple on our early 50s and appreciated Zach's history knowledge even if we didn't care for the drinking tips or the funny voices he did. He was cool and did a great job keeping the crowd amused. Would do a tour with him again.See more reviews
Amazing free tour
We had Harry as our tour guide on a cold December afternoon and had the best time! Harry is friendly, entertaining and engaging. He gave us a great back history of Paris and was full of knowledge. We've done a free tour is most European cities we've visited and this one was up there as one of our favourites!See more reviews
Our tour guide was Nancy & she was amazing. We had a great time & the tour was very informative. We arrived on a Saturday & took the tour the next day. Was great timing for us & it gave us a good sense of what we wanted to see during the remainder of the stay. She was quite funny & very engaging. I would highly recommend this tour. Next time we go to Europe we will look up SandemansSee more reviews
What is a Free Tour?
The Free Tour is the best introduction to Paris! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the Free Tour usually lasts around 3 hours and is provided by a local freelance guide in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, so tour content 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!
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. 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?
- The route covers many of Paris' major landmarks
- The meeting point is centrally located in Place Saint-Michel
- The Free Tour is guaranteed to fit within your budget
- The guides performing tips-based Free Tours are incentivized to perform every time
WALKING TOURS & ACTIVITIES IN PARIS
- All tours
- Private Tour
Montmartre Free Walking Tour
Join a walking tour of the perfectly Parisian Montmartre neighborhood
Paris Latin Quarter Free Walking Tour
Visit the beautiful major landmarks that exist in Paris' Latin Quarter
2-hour Paris Highlights Private Tour
Make the most out of your visit and discover Paris' top attractions with your private tour guide
Tell us the landmarks, stories or parts of the city you want to see, how long you have to see them and when you want to go, and we’ll build an itinerary that suits you.Get in touch!
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.