Visit Paris with a Private Tour guide

The Best Way to Visit Paris: Genuine Paris Private Tours with Yves Postgraduate Certified Private Tour Guide

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Why us?

Genuine Original Tours

Customer Oriented

Private Tour Specialist

Yves Your Paris Private Tour Guide

Certified French National Guide

French (native), English, Spanish - Postgraduate

MPhil, BA Magna Cum Laude

Qualified Louvre Tour Guide

Really Local Guide

With more than two decades in Paris

History and Art History Enthusiast

Had personally curated all our tours in Paris

Know more about Yves, Paris Tour Guide

The Advantages of a Private Tour

Local Guide Just for You

Flexible Time Schedule

No Mass Tourism Constraint

Deep Insights

Our 2 Kinds of Private Tours: Pre-designed versus Custom-Made  

Pre-designed Private Tours

  • Fixed meeting point
  • Optimized tour itinerary
  • Ready-made
  • More economical than custom-made
  • Late booking possible (if available)
  • Easy online booking process

Even if predesigned, the tour content is adapted to the audience, and we are as flexible as possible.

Custom-made Private Tours

  • Flexible solution
  • Hotel pick-up or at any meeting point
  • No already-made tours
  • Custom made itinerary
  • Itinerary adapted on the go
  • More expensive than ready-made

Early contact is needed for tour customization. Simple requests or itinerary adapted on the go are late booking compatible (if available).


Pre-designed Private Tours in a Nutshell

For Whom?

Our private tours aim at singles, couples, families or little groups of friends till 6 persons.


Potentially all year, any day, if we are available.

In Which Language?

English, Spanish, French

What Price?

From 120 € for 1 or 2 people +25 € per extra person

How to Book?

Easy online four steps process:

(1) Choose a tour date & time
(2) Receive availability confirmation email
(3) Pay by credit card
(4) Receive a tour confirmation email

Step (2): We usually answer within a few hours, 24 hours max.

When to Book?

Better book early. Availability (subject to confirmation) is shown in the tours’ calendars.

Last Minute?

No online booking on the same day, but you can always try your luck by contacting us by e-mail or phone.

Paris Private Tours Offer

Paris First Timer Tours
Paris île de la cité & Pont-Neuf to illustrate, the Paris private tours offer at

I’île de la Cité (Cité Island) – Photo © Broaden Horizons.

These tours give a historical introduction to Paris, logically focusing on its historical center and starting with impressive Gallo-Roman remnants on the south bank of the Seine River and then continuing on Ile de la cité, the historical center of Paris.

We have a 2-hour and 3-hour version of our Paris essential tours. A full-day version of the tour also includes a visit of the Louvre.

Coming soon: orientation tour. Learn to navigate Paris. 

Neighborhood Walking Tours
Hotel Maubuisson Timber House - paris marais private tour

Timber house in the Marais – Photo © Broaden Horizons.

These Tours are dedicated to the most iconic districts of Paris. Marais (Place des Vosges, 17th century mansions, etc. ), Saint-Germain-des-Prés (church, Café de Flore, etc.), Montmartre (hilltop of Paris, Sacré Coeur), etc.

Louvre Tours


Another Louvre Tour Richelieu Wing from Below the Pyramid

Musée du Louvre – Photo © Broaden Horizons.

We have a vast Louvre tour offer.

From a classical 2-hour Louvre discovery tour for first-timers to a 4-hour extended one. Or for those who want to avoid the crowd, our alternative or our evening tour.

We also propose numerous themed tours such as Italian Renaissance Paintings, Dutch & Flemish Paintings, 17th, 18th or 19th Century French Paintings.

Also available is a 3h French Painting Crash Course or our new Napoleon in the Louvre tour.

Other tours are in preparation:  Near Eastern Antiquities, Islamic art, Sculptures throught the ages.

Museums & Fine Arts Tours
Facade of the Hotel Biron - Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin – Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Apart from the Louvre, we also have an always-growing offer of fine arts tours.
Museum tours such as Orsay Museum, Orangerie Museum, or Rodin Museum, or fine arts-oriented walking tours such as our Saint-Germain-des-Prés fine art tour.

Coming soon: Tour of Musée de l’Orangerie, Tour of Musée Picasso.

Churches & Monuments Tours

Saint Germain-des-Prés Church – Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Unfortunately, the Notre Dame tour is still suspended (April 2019 fire), but a visit of Saint-Germain-des-Prés church is still possible.

Tours Outside Paris
Photo de la façade de la cathédrale Sainte-Croix pour illustrer la visite guidée de la cathédrale d'Orléans dans le Val de Loire, France.

Orléans Loire Valley – Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Auvers-sur-Oise, the village in the north of Paris, where Vincent van Gogh spent the last week of his life before committing suicide.

Orléans, the closest point of the Loire Valley from Paris (+/- 110 Km). Timber houses, Renaissance mansions, Joan of Arc, and an amazing cathedral.

Coming soon:

Château de Malmaison,

Château de Versailles.

Black & white Napoleon's face sculpture to illustrate the Napoleon in Paris guided tour
Themed Tours Napoleon

If you are a fan of Napoleon, we have three dedicated tours.

Van Gogh self-portraits painted in 1889 in the asylum of Saint–Rémy-de-Provence to illustrate the Van Gogh tour in Auvers-sur-Oise
Themed Tours Vincent van Gogh

Our Auvers-sur-Oise tour is the only one dedicated to Van Gogh, nevertheless, three others of our tour are partially van Gogh related.
The Orsay Museum Tour because d’Orsay has two rooms with van Gogh paintings.
The Montmartre Tour because Montmartre was Van Gogh district when he was in living in Paris
The Rodin Museum Tour as two van Gogh paintings are part of the Rodin Museum collection.

Auguste Rodin by Robert MacCameron 1910 _met
Themed Tours Rodin

Two of our tours are Rodin Related.

The Rodin Museum Tour

The Orsay Museum Tour. D’Orsay is strongly Rodin related as it houses, among other Rodin works, the 1917 original plaster of the Gate of Hell.  You can ask for a mini focus on Rodin during the d’Orsay Tour.

Paris Full Discovery Program – Combinate our Pre-designed Private Tours for an in-depth Paris Discovery

If you want an extended Paris discovery without redundancy just follow these tours.

It is better to follow the tour in the above order, but it is not mandatory.

Museums explorations may also complete the discovery of the city

The Tour Guide Selection – Yves Favorite Tours & Best Choices!

Photo of the Louvre at night to illustrate the Louvre Evening Tour.
Louvre Evening Tour

What Yves says: “A Must, the main Problem in the Louvre is the crowd, the evening tour is your best chance to avoid it and there only one Friday each week. The Louvre Evening Tour is my best choice, no doubt.

Painting of Napoleon to illustrate the Napoleon Guided Tour
Napoléon in Paris

What Yves says: “This tour that I initially designed for Napoleon’s fans is in reality also very popular with Paris first timers. Full of great Paris landmarks the Napoléon tour is even more suitable for Americans People.

Café Des Deux Magots illustrate the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Tour.

What Yves says:” This tour is content rich and amazing of diversity. If you are a big fan of guided tours this one in its extended version (3h) is for you. American citizens as chocolate connoisseurs will find a special interest in this tour.

Coming Soon – Some of the Tours in Preparation

Death of Jacques de Molay last Grand Master of the Knights Templar to illustrate the Templar Guided Tour in Paris
The Templars

Soon available

French national guard to illistrate the French Revolution guided tour
French Revolution

Soon available

Liberating American Troops sitting in a Willy’s Jeep in front of the Eiffel Tower to illustrate World War II Paris Guided Tour.
WWII Paris

Soon available

USA Flag to illustrate the Paris Private Tour Special USA
Paris Special USA

Soon available


Why a Private Custom-made in Paris? Because There is Too Much to See!

World's most famous tourist attraction

The Eiffel Tower

World's most famous museum

The Louvre

The world most famous impresionnist gallery

Orsay Museum

More than 200 museums
A world capital of gastronomy
A world capital of luxury & shopping

Place Vendôme, Faubourg St. Honore, golden triangle, Bon Marché

Medieval Paris

Notre-Dame & citée Island

17th century Paris

Marais districts

19th century Paris

Hausmanian districts

Bohemian Paris

Montmartre & Saint-Germain-des-Prés

More than 2000 monuments
And lot more

200+ churches, 260+ theatres & concert halls, 3 opera houses, etc.

Custom Tours

You know what you want but you don’t find it in our standard private tours offer – Contact us.
You can contract a guide for a day or more. Far beyond private tours, we can organize custom-tailored tours – Contact us.

Full-Day Paris Bespoke Private Tour From your Hotel

Custom-made tours for a full-day (8 hours) Paris discovery according to your wishes. From your hôtel in Paris, walking services with metro connections when needed, no private cars. Email us for more info.

FAQ – Why We Do Not Offer Driving Tours?

Driving tours are each time more inefficient because of Paris traffic jams. To discover Paris by walking using the subway (or even boat) for connections between the landmarks is much more recommendable. 


Semi-Private Tours

We sometimes organize semi-private tours during the high season, they are announced here. No semi-private tour for the moment.

Group Tours

If you are a group of more than 6 people, a travel agency, a tour operator, a corporate organization, etc. email us.

Broaden Horizons Private Tours

PARISOrléans Loire Valley

Imagen del premio Travellers' Choice que es concedido a las mejores atracciones de Tripadvisor.
Imagen del premio Travellers' Choice que es concedido a las mejores atracciones de Tripadvisor.

Broaden Horizons Private Tours

PARISOrléans Loire Valley

Imagen del premio Travellers' Choice que es concedido a las mejores atracciones de Tripadvisor.
Imagen del premio Travellers' Choice que es concedido a las mejores atracciones de Tripadvisor.


The highlight of our trip!!

“This was the best investment and hands down the highlight of our trip!! We booked a tour of the Louvre with Yves. The Louvre is huge and there is so much to see. In two hours, Yves managed to show us an incredible amount. He is deeply knowledgeable about art history, and it was amazingly helpful to have him contextualize what we were seeing for us. We are already planning to book with him again the next time we are in Paris. Don’t hesitate—this is an experience that is worth every penny!!”

Meg T

March 2023 - Tripadvisor

Paris Historical Tour

Fascinating, educational and fun tour in Paris. Private guide who was passionate and knowledgeable and tailored the tour specifically for me.


USA - September 2022 - Tripadvisor

A Great Tour!

A great tour, private – so not a crowd. Very detailed historic information and fascinating anecdotes about the St. Germain neighborhood of Paris.

Savannah L.G.

USA - October 2021 - GoogleMyBusiness

Yves is a wonderful guide!

I booked a tour with Broaden Horizons and had Yves as my guide. Since nobody else booked a tour that day, I was lucky to have Yves to myself. He was not only very well informed and interesting, he went out of his way to give me as much information as possible based on my personal curiosity. In other words, an almost tailor made tour! Chapeau to Broaden Horizons for having such a wonderful guide


Herzliya, Israel - January 2020 - Tripadvisor

Great Tour!

Yves was a great guide, passionate, knowledgeable and thoughtful. We both really enjoyed our tour with him.

Sally L.

USA - August 2019 - Tripadvisor

134 reviews

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Photo : View of Paris and the Eiffel Tower to illustrate the private tours of Paris, France.

Eiffel Tower

Photo Saint-Germain-des-Prés church view from the south to illustrate the st Germain private tour

Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church © Broaden-horizons

Photo of the Dome of the Invalides from Musee Rodin garden.

Invalides Dome © Broaden-horizons

Photo Place des Vosges - Le Marais tour, Notre-Dame to Le Marais Tour.

Place des Vosges, Le Marais © Broaden-horizons

Photo of Notre-Dame facade in the morning.

Notre-Dame Cathedrale

Photo of the Orsay museum facade along the river seine, to illustrate an Orsay museum guided tour in Paris, France.

Orsay Museum

Photo of the the Montmartre Vineyard.

Montmartre Vineyard © Broaden-horizons

Photo of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church - The Saint-Germain-des-Prés Tours

St. Germain-des-Prés Church © Broaden-horizons

Photo of Place vendôme in Paris to illustrate the Paris private tour offer at

Place Vendôme – Credit Unsplash

Photo of the Pont-des-Arts to illustrate the private tours of Paris, France.

Pont des Arts

Photo of the Palais du Luxembourg and its famous gardens.

Palais du Luxembourg

Photo of a Pintor in Montmartre at place du Tertre - Montmartre Tour

Pintor in Montmartre © Broaden-horizons

Louvre at twilight to illustrate the Paris private tours and the Louvre private tours offer at

Louvre Museum – Credit Unsplash

Photo of Hôtel de Soubise entry gate, north Marais, Paris.

Marais Hotel de Soubise © Broaden-horizons

Photo de la Basilique du Sacré Coeur à Montmartre

Montmartre Sacré-Coeur Basilica © Broaden-horizons

Photo of hotel Maubuisson a timber house in Le Marais

Timber house in Le Marais © Broaden-horizons