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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Private Tour Specialist
Yves Your Paris Private Tour 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
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The Advantages of a Private Tour
Local Guide Just for You
Flexible Time Schedule
No Mass Tourism Constraint
Our 2 Kinds of Private Tours: Pre-designed versus Custom-Made
Pre-designed Private Tours
- Fixed meeting point
- Optimized tour itinerary
- 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).
PARIS PREDESIGNED PRIVATE TOURS
Pre-designed Private Tours in a Nutshell
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
From 120 € for 1 or 2 people +25 € per extra person
How to Book?
(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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Château de Malmaison,
Château de Versailles.
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.
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!
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.“
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.“
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
Paris Special USA
PARIS CUSTOM-MADE PRIVATE TOUR
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 world most famous impresionnist gallery
More than 200 museums
A world capital of luxury & shopping
Place Vendôme, Faubourg St. Honore, golden triangle, Bon Marché
Notre-Dame & citée Island
17th century Paris
19th century Paris
Montmartre & Saint-Germain-des-Prés
More than 2000 monuments
And lot more
200+ churches, 260+ theatres & concert halls, 3 opera houses, etc.
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.
OTHER KINDS OF PARIS GUIDED TOURS WE DO
We sometimes organize semi-private tours during the high season, they are announced here. No semi-private tour for the moment.
If you are a group of more than 6 people, a travel agency, a tour operator, a corporate organization, etc. email us.
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!!”
Paris Historical Tour
Fascinating, educational and fun tour in Paris. Private guide who was passionate and knowledgeable and tailored the tour specifically for me.
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.
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
Yves was a great guide, passionate, knowledgeable and thoughtful. We both really enjoyed our tour with him.