Luckily for independent explorers, Paris has its own brand of easy-to-use Boris Bikes. Here, the cycle network is known as the Vélib and you’ll find these two-wheelers scattered all over the city. Switching your bike as you move from station to station gives you the chance to explore the city on foot. Perfect for those who don’t appreciate being shepherded around too much.
Paris may be beautiful, but trekking around the city when you’re directionally challenged is anything but dreamy. Thankfully, there are many ways around this – and grabbing a ticket for one of our picks of the very best Paris tours may come top. All your navigational stresses will disappear as an expert guide leads you around the city, offering an insider’s take on some of the city’s most fascinating sights. We’re talking iconic Paris attractions, to-die-for galleries and street art, and world-beating shopping opportunities (yep – there’s even a tour paying homage to Coco Chanel). Whichever way you want to explore this city – on land or by river cruise, and with nibbles or tipple in hand – sit back, relax, and let the City of Lights unfold before you. This is our ultimate guide to the best tours in Paris.
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