Paris, maps and walking tours
How to download a free map of Paris? How to take part in free walking tours in Paris? Here is how to move around Paris confidently.
Free maps of Paris
Getting lost in Paris can be fun and let you discover little-known corners. Other times it’s just a waste of time. From now on, however, you can no longer be wrong! Here is where you can find some basic maps of Paris:
- To find all the useful addresses in Paris; museums, shows, parks, schools, hospitals, police stations, markets go at http://plan.paris.fr/
- To understand how to take the metro in Paris, take a look at the Paris Metro Guide and download the free map of transport network.
Free walking tours in Paris
One of the best ways to get to know a city better is by walking around. Since Paris is huge, I suggest you join a tour. In Paris, there are lots of tours you can take part in. Some of them are walking tours: it means that you walk around a certain area of Paris with a certified guide that leads you to an unusual spot where you can get a new perspective of the city.
For example, the Paris Free Tour is a 3-hour Paris free walking tour that shows you many of the top attractions in the city. Local experts take you to must-see spots such as Notre Dame de Paris, the Louvre, and the Parc des Tuileries.
The tours usually start at the Saint Michel Fountain and finish at the Louvre Museum.
Such tours follow a tips-based model. The tips-based model allows guests to support and reward only the highest quality tours. It also ensures that the tour fits within expectations, and within budget.