The City of Lights offers a lot of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. With its magnificent historic monuments, quaint streets and little cosy coffee shops, Paris surely knows how to make a statement. There are so much to do, to see and to explore that one would take days, if not months, to explore every little corner Paris has to offer. Assuming your vacations will not last that much time, we have narrowed down the 5 best Paris guided tours of the city that will make you get the most out of your trip to France.

Discover Paris’s emblematic sites.

There are many ways to go sightseeing in such a big city. There are plenty of bus tours, river cruises or even bike tours that will give you the opportunity to take a glimpse into the Parisian atmosphere. However, this kind of tours sometimes tend to become impersonal as they are often conducted for a big group. To get a full personalized experience, enjoy a self-guided walking tour with a private and local professional guide that will let you in on insider facts. Rewindstories.com offers a wide range of tours that cover every highlight of the city. If you are new to Paris, then you will most certainly enjoy discovering the mysteries and legends from the Louvre Museum to Notre-Dame de Paris. Sightseeing has never been this fun, stroll through the streets and bask in the typical Parisian vibes all while exploring the city.

Discover Paris’s most famous neighbourhood: Montmartre !

If you thought that all Paris had to offer were its iconic Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysée, then you are in for a surprise. There is nothing like the charm of Montmartre’s quaint cobbled streets or the many displays of art on every street corner. In the authentic village of Montmartre, embark on a one-of-a-kind experience and embrace the very soul of this green haven in the heart of Paris through its little details and narrow alleys. There is no better way to indulge in a stroll in Montmartre’s streets than by joining a walking tour with a local guide. During the day, save some time to visit the Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre’s masterpiece. Standing proudly on top of the famous hill La Butte, nothing beats the panoramic view over Paris than one can get from the top of the dome.

Visit the well-known Château de Versailles.

Out of every location in Paris, the Château de Versailles is definitely a place you should visit. For a day, experience what life as a French monarch could have been like: luxury, splendour, and elegance. Along with the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum, the Château de Versailles is one of the most visited monuments in France. Tourists travel from all over the world to admire and explore this magnificent castle. Do not miss out on a tremendous experience and make the most of your visit by joining a walking tour.

Personal tip: the waiting line to get inside the Château is most likely to be lengthy and last for hours, all the more so during peak hours. In order to skip this line and not waste any time, come prepared and make sure to book your tickets beforehand.

Alternatively, visit Vaux le Vicomte.

Get to know the French cuisine and go on a food tour.

Going on a food tour should definitely be on your bucket list if you want to get the full Parisian experience. Whether for lunch, dinner or both, a food tour is a great way to discover the French cuisine and gastronomy along with doing some sightseeing in Paris. As a big part of the so-called French Way of Life, indulge in a food tour for some hours and get to taste the finest wines, cheeses, pastries, and whatnot. Live your experience to the fullest and treat yourself to a dinner on a boat cruise along the famous Seine.

Discover the banks of the Seine.

Some part of Paris’s magic lies in the charm of its quays and the romance of its river boats, also known as bateaux mouches. A great way to get introduced with the capital and its well-known landmarks, is on a cruise on one of its numerous river boat tours. There is something about admiring monuments directly from the Seine that makes the magic come alive. What’s more, on some river boats, you will be able to enjoy lunch or dinner with the Eiffel Tower in sight.