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The next time you’re visiting the fabulous Paris, to really get the feel of the place, why not take a walking tour? This allows you to see bits of Paris that only the locals know about, to hear inside info and fascinating history and to skip the usual tourist queues. It couldn’t be easier to get to Paris; with just over an hour’s flight from London or just over 2 hours on the Eurostar; it’s prime long weekend territory and is perfect for a romantic break or take the children and give them a dose of culture.

Universal Tour Guide operate fabulous tours of major European cities including Paris, London and Rome. They take you to the best sites and museums as well as arranging fun trips like exploring by segway! Several of their tours include the ability to skip the tourist queues and your professional guide, or host as they like to call them, will be multi-lingual, very experienced and will ensure that you have the time of your life!

1. Walking Jazz Tour in Paris

This unique and fascinating tour allows you to live and feel the jazz and rhythm that lies at the heart of Paris. During the 3-hour tour, you will explore the neighbourhoods and nightspots that inspired the Jazz Age writers and artists of Paris and stroll the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Latin Quarter, and Les Halles. This is a great opportunity to learn about the history of Parisian jazz; you will visit jazz cafes, see the sights of former club cellars where late-night jam sessions were held and hear stories of the jazz greats including Kenny Clarke and Boris Vian. You’ll also get the chance to visit Caveau de la Huchette, the oldest jazz club in Paris. The tour includes entry to a live concert at Le Duc des Lombards, a renowned club in the Châtelet district, where you will also enjoy dinner with wine, beer or a soft drink.

2. Eiffel tower best views walking tour

Few visitors to Paris come without at least a quick trip to the Eiffel tower and this walking tour really allows you to catch a glimpse of the tower at her very best. A great one for photographers and history lovers alike, you’ll learn all about this beautiful monument and her creator, as well as seeing her from the very best vantage points. The tour takes about an hour and a half and in addition to the walking section, at the end of the tour you embark a boat for a relaxing cruise of the River Seine; a fabulous way to see the sights of Paris and of course the Eiffel Tower itself.

3. Versailles 2-Hours Private Tour for Families and Children

A private tour for a small group or a family with children, this tour offers a perfectly unintimidating introduction to Versailles Palace. When travelling with children it’s often tricky to get a culture hit yourself as well as having the children entertained and this tour caters exactly to this requirement. Interactive, funny and relevant, modern day stories fill the tour and delight adults and children alike. The highlights of the tour have got to be the King’s Grand Apartments and the world-famous Hall of Mirrors and after exploring inside, the stunning gardens are bought to life by your host and the children can run off a bit of energy!

To see Paris from an insider’s perspective and have a heap of fun doing so, book a walking tour with Universal Tour Guide on your next break to this beautiful city.

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