Paris Essentials in a 2 Hours Guided Tour

A Paris private tour specifically design for first timers who want a first comprehensive discovery of the historical heart of the French capital in a minimum of time.

Photo of Notre-Dame facade in the morning in Ile de la Cité to illustrate a walking tour from Notre-Dame to Le Marais in  Paris, France.

Notre-Dame Cathedral harmonic facade with its two symmetrical towers in the morning light.

Paris Private Tour The Essentials in 2 Hours in a Nutshell

130 € for 1 to 2 people + 25 € per extra person 

  • +/- 2-hour history-oriented guided tour in English
  • Really private tour = your party only (6 people max.)
  • +/- 3.5 km distance covered
  • Postgraduate (MPhil) certified French national guide
  • Flexible schedule  – 7/7 if available


What’s in the tour?


Ancient Rome

Moderne Era

Middle Age








Arc du Caroussel

Palais Royal

Quartier Latin

River Seine Scenery

Ile de la Cité





What to Expect in the Tour? How it is organized?

The principle of the Paris essential 2-hour tour is very simple. Starting at the very beginning (the ancient Rome Paris once called Lutetia) at Cluny, to give you a maximum of knowledge and insights of the historical heart of Paris in a limited time.

The first part of the tour is very centered on île de la cité (where is Notre-Dame) ending point of the tour depends on the rhythm of visit you want. Tour may normally end somewhere around Louvre or Palais Royal.

We also propose an extended 3-hour version of the tour for an even more comprehensive overview of the heart of Paris.


Photo of the louvre great pyramid to illustrate the Louvre private tour, Paris, France.

Your Private Tour Guide in Paris

Certified French national guide
BA, Magna Cum Laude, Heritage Developpement & Preservation from Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers
Postgraduate from Paris Dauphine-PSL University

Know more about Yves, your private tour guide in Paris

Things to know before Booking

Meeting Point

Close to Musée de Cluny,
the exact meeting point is given in the booking document. 

Access: Metro Line 10 station Cluny la Sorbonne. RER B or C station Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame


Paris Private Tour the essentials in 2 Hours Attention Points

  • Tour is on foot.
  • Prices do not include transportation, food, drinks, or any other extra services.
  • Neighborhood tour: we don’t enter monuments unless otherwise specified.
  • Tour duration & content are purely indicative, they may vary due to contingencies.
  • Weather: the tour will start on schedule rain or shine.

Book your PARIS Private Tour THE ESSENTIALS IN 2 Hours

Choose below your tour: You will then be  asked : -> choose the number of people, date & hours of visit -> after our validation-> pay on line.

Photo of Bust of Victor Hugo photo, the famous French writer author of the Hunchback of Notre-Dame de Paris to illustrate the  Notre-Dame to Le Marais guided tour in Paris, France.

Tour Saint-Jacques, one of the highlight visble from île de la Citée.