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There are generally 4 types of free walking tours of Paris, an intro to Paris overview tour, tours of the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, and Le Marais.

We let you know about your options, provide schedules, and explain what you will see on each tour.


A free walking tour is actually a pay-what-you-wish tour in which there is no set, upfront pricing.

After the walk with your tour guide is over, you can pay what you think the tour was worth. 

These tours are usually entertaining and always budget-friendly.


Below is a calendar of some of the great walking tours available in Paris, all from local guides.

This schedule is for tours in English. Click here for tours in other languages, such as Spanish, French, German, or Italian.

The tours listed below are run through us. More tours are available in the following sections.

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However, they tend to be a bit impersonal due to the large size of the groups.

If you prefer more interaction with your guide, we suggest more specialized-themed tours. 

We have some great tour suggestions for the Montmartre neighborhood, Latin Quarter, a self-guided tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery, as well as the banks of the Seine.  

We also offer free tours in many cities around the globe. Here are just a few.

The Île de la Cité and the Right Bank of the River Seine hold many of the most famous landmarks in Paris, as well as its most beautiful architecture.

Just some of the top attractions include Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Champs-Élysées, with great views of the Eiffel Tower.

Louvre Museum Free Entry

If you are new to Paris, this should the first tour that you take. It will help you get a sense of the city centre and the general history of Paris.

These tours also give you a great overview of the biggest Parisian photo ops.

Discover Walks

Treat yourself to an introduction to Champs Elysées, the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel tower, all in 90 minutes.

The tour takes place Fridays through Mondays at 10:00.


  • Photo ops: Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and Montmartre
  • 3 of the world’s greatest museums: Louvre, Orsay, and the Orangerie
  • The haunts of Coco Chanel, Hemingway, and Princess Diana
  • Place Vendôme and Napoleon’s great column
  • Some of the world’s most exclusive hotels: Crillon, Meurice, Ritz, and now Mandarin Oriental
  • Your guide: a born-and-raised Parisian who will bring Paris to life

Book this tour from the calendar above.

Eva Tours

This free walking tour of Paris offers a regular tour throughout the city of Paris, touching on several notable landmarks and sites along the way.

The tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, departing daily at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 15:00 (3 pm), and sometimes even at 16:30 (4:30 pm).

Book this tour or learn more.

Free Tours by Foot

If the above schedule doesn’t work for you, take a look at the tours we have listed for the banks of the Seine.

We have a 19-stop self-guided walking tour you can use to guide your exploration of the Right Bank and its many landmarks. 


The Latin Quarter is also known as the 5th Arrondissement and got its nickname due to Sorbonne University and the students who lived in the area studying Latin.

Here are the walking tours available in this bookshop and cafe-filled neighborhood. 

Discover Walks

Discover Walks offers a 90-minute Latin Quarter tour to explore where students have lived and studied for the last 1,000 years.

Highlights include Sorbonne University, student cafes, Hemingway’s favorite places, and an interesting view of the Eiffel Tower. 


Additional Tour Companies

There are a few additional companies that offer free walking tours going through the Latin Quarter and along the banks of the Seine, which you can find here

Free Tours by Foot

If you want to see the Latin Quarter on your own, we offer a great self-guided walking tour.

You can start whenever your schedule allows and you can take as much or little time as you want at each stop!

Montmartre Tours

If you’re looking for a romantic atmosphere in Paris, you’ll find it in Montmartre, where artistic geniuses of decades past once lived and found their inspiration.

Get ready to follow in the footsteps of artistic legends such as Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, and Ernest Hemingway, among several others.

Below we list the free tour options. 

Most tours will visit similar sights, including:

  • Sacré Coeur
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Place Pigalle
  • Café des Deux Moulins
  • Vincent Van Gogh’s House
  • Saint-Denis Statue
  • Place du Tertre
  • Murs de j’taime – The love wall

Be sure to read our post on things to do in Montmartre for tips on planning your visit.

Free Tours by Foot

We offer a GPS-led audio tour of Montmarte, developed and narrated by a local tour guide, that you could take any time you wish (no tips expected). 

We list the most famous hangout spots of artistic geniuses, and neighborhood hidden gems, and take you past the Moulin Rouge. 

In addition to this option, we also have a self-guided Montmartre tour which you can take whenever you want!

Discover Walks

This company offers an in-depth daily tour of Montmartre at 11:00 am and 14:30 (2:30 pm) each day. The tour lasts for approximately 1 hour and 30 min.

Book this tour or learn more.

Eva Tours

In addition to their main free tour of Paris, this tour guide also offers a regular tour of Montmartre daily at 11:00 am, 17:00 (5 pm), and sometimes at 17:30 (5:30 pm).

This tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Book this tour or learn more.

If you are looking for a smaller group experience, we have several options listed through the link.


Marais is currently one of the most trendy neighborhoods in the city.

This section lists the tours you can take to see how Paris has blended old, privileged townhomes with today’s trendy fashion. 

Discover Walks

See how Paris combines the past aristocratic neighborhood with current, trendy galleries and fashion spots on this Discover Walks free tour of Marais.

You’ll see the townhouses of the French aristocracy, fashionable gardens, the Jewish pletzl, and fashionable shops. 



If you're looking for a free tour of Paris that will reveal a different side of the city, there are a few different options worth considering.

While some alternative tours focus on popular television shows set in this city, others are all about the darker, lesser-known aspects of its history.

Miryam & Luzy Tours

This group of tour guides offers a special free tour that covers some of the most notable sites seen in the hit television show Emily in Paris.

This tour is offered every Sunday at 11:00 am, and every Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. It's approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes long.

Book this tour or learn more.

Eva Tours

In addition to their other free tours of Paris, this tour guide also provides an outing that covers the mysteries and legends of the city.

You can take this tour on Wednesday at 18:30 (6:30 pm), and it is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes long.

Book this tour or learn more.


This section lists the free walking tours of Paris that you can take on your own, without worrying about meeting up with a guide at a specific time. 

And since there are no free night tours in the City of Lights, our narrated audio tours are a great option to tour Paris at night.

Free Tours by Foot

We offer multiple written self-guided tours that will help you get the most out of your time in Paris.

You can pick and choose what you’re interested in or combine them to get to know Paris as well as you can without becoming a resident.

Self-Guided Exploration Game

Although these services aren't free, you may want to consider them if you're interested in discovering Paris from an interesting perspective.

These games task you with solving a mystery, providing clues that you'll find at various locations throughout the city.

While the typical price is €10 per game, these outings sometimes go on sale for as little as €1, and if you were planning to offer a tip during any free walking tour in the city, chances are this fits into your budget.

Here are the self-guided exploration games currently available in Paris:

Tourist Attraction Discount Passes and Special Offers

An easy way to get a small group tour for free is by purchasing a tourist attraction discount pass.

These passes work by bundling discounts together so you get a cheaper price overall for all your sightseeing and attraction visits in the city.

The all-inclusive Paris Pass and TurboPass both offer free walking tours with your purchase.

You can also choose various walking tours with the Explorer Pass

If you’re already interested in a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, you can find combo tickets that include other sightseeing tours in Paris. 

Paris Travel Tips

We also offer free tours in many cities around the globe. Here are just a few.

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