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

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5 hours

from 120.60€

Flexible cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change, which is why we are happy to offer a full refund with no questions asked, up to 24 hours before your tour departure time.

Within 24 hours we’ve already started preparing for your tour and can’t easily fill your slot, so we won’t be able to provide a refund after that point.



Iconic masterpieces at the Louvre Museum, glittering lights on the Champs Elysees and birds-eye views over the sparking City of Lights at Christmas!

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 famous avenues in the world. See the dazzling storefronts, savor delicious macarons 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.

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world Save time with our pre-reserved entrances Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

120.60€

Price for 1 adult

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world Save time with our pre-reserved entrances Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

120.60€

Price for 1 adult

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.

Tour Description

Join an expert local guide and discover the magic of the holiday season in Paris. Begin your morning by skipping the often long lines to the world’s largest museum, as you join a small group of 6 people or fewer,and an expert guide for a 3-hour tour of the Louvre Museum. You’ll navigate the world’s largest art collection in a comfortable and memorable way, taking in all the highlights, including the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory along with many 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 dazzling Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées draw people from across the capital and beyond every year to admire them, and it’s on this mythical avenue that annual celebrations take place on New Year’s Eve.

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. 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.

What’s included

  • Guided 3 hour 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

FAQ

Can I stay at the top of the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the tour?

You can stay as long as you like. Your guide will provide a tour of the base of the Arch, and give you a skip the line ticket to get to the viewing platform on the top. After that, it’s up to you!

How many stairs are there to the top of the Arc de Triomphe?

There are 284 steps to the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

I have difficulty with stairs, is there an elevator to the top of the Arc de Triomphe?

There is an elevator. However please note its use is reserved only for guests who would not be able to get to the top without using it. It’s operated by a member of staff and they will escort you to the top.

Can I choose the macaron flavor that I want to taste?

Yes! Your guide will show you the flavors at the beginning of the tour and ask you to choose the 2 you prefer. We’ll order them and they will be ready for us as we pass by the store.