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Christmas in Paris: The Louvre, Champs Elysées & Arc de Triomphe

From EUR 120.60

Spend a full day exploring the best of Paris at Christmas time. Start your day on a small group tour of the world famous Louvre Museum, home to the Mona Lisa and countless other sublime treasures. Then head outdoors to see the sparkling lights on the Champs Elysées - one of the most recognizable avenues in the world - stroll past the dazzling storefronts, savor delicious French macaroons from Ladurée and end your tour on the top of the Arc de Triomphe, for some of the best views over the glittering City of Lights.

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Join an expert local guide and discover the magic of the holiday season in Paris. Start by skipping the often long lines to the world’s largest museum. The overwhelming Louvre museum can be very relaxing in the right context! Join a small group of 6 people or fewer, and an expert guide for a 3-hour tour, and you’ll navigate the world’s largest art collection in a comfortable and memorable way.  We’ll make sure you take in the highlights, including the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory, and furthermore round out your understanding and experience with dozens of other famous and unexpected masterpieces.

After a break for lunch, join us on the Champs Elysées, one of the world’s most famous streets, lit up every year to celebrate the holiday season. The switching on of the Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées signals to everyone in France that the holiday season has begun, and it’s here that Parisians gather on 31 December to see in the New Year.

A fashionable area since the late 18th century, the Champs Elysées is much more than just a beautiful avenue - history has been made here many times. Major events see hundreds of thousands congregating here to celebrate; most recently was the victory of the French team in the 2018 football World Cup! The legendary Tour de France cycle race finishes here each year. In 1944 the Free French and their Allies marched here to celebrate the Liberation of Paris, and nowadays the Bastille Day military parade takes place every 14th July.

Pass by the Elysée Palace where the French President lives, and see iconic sites such as the Lido cabaret, and the famous Fouquet's restaurant, where you can perhaps indulge in some French celebrity spotting! We’ll stop at the celebrated patissier Ladurée, where you will be treated to delicious French macarons from their delightful pastry store and tearoom.

What better way to see the Christmas lights across Paris than from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in the city? Built by Napoleon Bonaparte to celebrate his great military victories, the terrace on the top offers some of the best views over the city. Your guide will explain the history and significance of this magnificent monument, before providing you with skip the line tickets to ascend to the top. Admire the sparkling Champs Elysées laid out at your feet and enjoy the breathtaking views of the dazzling Eiffel Tower shimmering nearby.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 3 hour fully guided tour of the Louvre Museum with a passionate, fully accredited local guide
  • Skip the line access takes you straight into the museum
  • See the major highlights – the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged Victory and much more
  • See the beautiful Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées
  • Enjoy macarons from the celebrated patissier Laduree
  • Admire the spectacular views from the top of the Arc de Triomphe

Inclusions

  • Guided 3 hour small group tour of the Louvre Museum
  • Skip the line entrance tickets to the Louvre Museum
  • Guided 2 hour walking tour of the Champs Elysées
  • Skip the line access to the top of the Arc de Triomphe               
  • Expert, fully accredited English-speaking tour guide
  • Macarons from Ladurée
  • Small groups of 6 (Louvre) and 15 (Champs Elysées) people or fewer

Duration

  • 5 hours total (3 hours morning tour & 2 hours afternoon tour, with a break between for lunch)


 

Route

  1. Meeting point for Louvre tour
  2. Meeting point for Champs-Elysees tour