Paris Olympics 2024: The Torch Relay

Paris Olympics 2024 torch

Paris Olympics 2024 Torch Relay

There are only a few weeks to go before the official start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the excitement can be felt all across the city.

As part of this, the Olympic Torch has been on a mission over the last months to meet as many people as possible to kick off the Games’ celebrations.

The Olympic Torch Relay reached French Guiana on the 9th of June, having travelled through continental France for a month. This marked the start of the Ocean Relay’s chapter. As a result, for the first time in its history, French Guiana became the first overseas territory of France to receive the Olympic Torch.

Following a very symbolic Amerindian ritual, the torch was lit before boarding a pirogue and travelling down the Oyapock River.

The Torch relay timeline

The Torch relay timeline


Will you be visiting France this year as part of the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games?

Avoid the crowds and enjoy a Private Paris Tour with the Paris VIP Tours experts, Paris Magical Tours.

What To Do During My Paris Layover?

Tired of sitting inside Charles de Gaulle Airport waiting for your next flight?

Well, depending on the length of your layover, Paris Magical Tours offers a great option see the city of Paris with a Paris tours from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Our Tours from Paris Airport will take you to the front of Paris landmarks for an unforgettable experience.

Discover the best of Paris’ central neighbourhoods, as well as the Left Bank and the Right Bank with your own expert tour guide plus a professional chauffeur to avoid any parking problems.

The full day tours of central Paris include the option of pre-booking fast track tickets to many key landmarks, including:

The Eiffel Tower Photo credit: Vecstock

The Eiffel Tower

Join your guide on a walk through the Champs de Mars to get stunning photos of the Eiffel Tower before learning about its history as part of the 1889 Paris World Fair.

Arc de Triumph_

Arc de Triumph. Photo credit: Vwalakte

Arc de Triumph

Hear stories about Napoleon’s attempts to expand his empire while admiring panoramic views of the Champs Elysees from the Arc de Triomph. It’s a total of 284 steps to the top but don’t worry: lift access is available for those with walking difficulties.

Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle is a Gothic-style royal chapel located within the medieval Palais de la Cité. It’s a stunning alternative for an interior visit while the catheral of Notre Dame completes its re-building works post fire.

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Paris Magical Tours – The Paris Olympics 2024!

Paris Olympics with rings 2024

Paris Summer Olympic Games 2024          Photo Credit: New York Times

The anticipation is growing as Paris gets ready to host the Olympics this summer. It will have been exactly 100 years since France hosted the last Olympic Games and Paris are going all out to make this a truly spectacular event.

The Olympics will be held from Friday 26 July 2024 to Sunday 11 August 2024. There will be a total of 35 venues across 14 sites hosting the Olympics sports, all within a radius of 10km from the Olympic village, which will be located close to the Stade de France. The Paralympics will follow the Olympic games and will be taking place from Wednesday 28th August to Sunday 8th September 2024.


Opening ceremony paris 2024

Artists Impression of the Opening Ceremony, Paris Olympic Games 2024   Photo Credit:

The 2024 Paris Olympics are having the opening ceremony take place outside the stadium, a world first, which has never been done before. The ceremony will see each team floating down the River Seine, a truly spectacular entrance.

An exceptional combination of culture, art, and sport is promised for the 2024 Summer Olympics, making Paris the hottest city destination this year.

Thinking of joining in the fun this Summer? With its world famous range of museums, landmarks and monuments, why not explore these and much more on a Private Paris Tour with the Paris VIP Tour experts, Paris Magical Tours.

Spring 2023: Visiting Paris

There is so much to see and do in Paris and with the warmer months of sunshine approaching, we thought we would take a closer look at what visitors have in store this Spring 2023 .

Spring time in Paris begins on the 21st of March and continues on until the 21st of June. On average, there are approximately 11 hours of  daily sunshine in Paris during March, and this number increases all the way to 16 hours per day by the end of May – no wonder that visitors really do love this time of year!


The Cherry Blossoms: Spring time in Paris

The Cherry Blossoms: Spring time in Paris


Many of the famous Paris landmarks are transformed by the backdrop of spring, especially ones that are filled with the blossoming of cherry trees. Make the most of your spring-break by filling your itinerary with some of our favourite unforgettable highlights:

The City Parks: 

Nothing beats a walk in one of Paris’ parks, gardens and squares with the sun shinning during the spring time. Some of our must see areas of nature flaunting its beauty include the Luxembourg gardens, the Martin Luther King Park (to avoid the touristy areas) and the central courtyard of the Petit Palais, where in addition to cherry trees, you will find palm trees, fountains and Beaux-Arts-style columns.

For those who wish to travel a little outside of Paris, the gardens in Versailles and Monet’s Garden in Giverny are a must. These (along with Paris’ famous park locations) can be explored by Paris Magical Tours who offer a variety of tours that include your own personal tour guide and chauffeur all from the luxury of your own private vehicle.

Eiffel Tower:

A visit to Paris wouldn’t be complete without a great photo by the iconic Eiffel Tower and the landscape from the Champ-de-Mars park. If you want to make the experience even more special, reserve your own private Paris tour that can include the full VIP treatment with champagne.


Paris Magical Tours Visitors Enjoying  the scenery at the Eiffel Tower

Paris Magical Tours Visitors Enjoying the scenery at the Eiffel Tower

The River Seine:

Exploring the River Seine which runs through the heart of Paris makes for a wonderful day out. Whether you are on foot or by boat, it is a great chance to marvel at the famous landmarks fro Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Louvre Museum.

Night at the Museums:

The Nuit des Musées, is the one night a year (typically on the 3rd Saturday in May) that Paris’ museums stay open until late into the night.

There are over 150 museums and galleries in Paris taking part during this special night part including the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou Centre, Grand Palais and Museum of Modern Art. Special one-off events are put on including activities for kids, film screenings, concerts, performances and more.

Join the Easter Celebrations:

Easter for many is what spring-time is all about and celebrating the occasion at one of Paris’ gothic churches can be a memory you will cherish for a lifetime. What’s more, these famous churches and chappelles such at the stunning gothic Saint-Chapelle are often filled with the music from the likes of Pachelbel, Handel and Vivaldi.

If you are visiting Paris during the spring time, and wish to join the Easter celebrations (Easter Sunday is on the 9th of April 2023), then look no further than the services provided by the major churches in Paris. The Easter ceremony can be heard in French at the  Sacré Coeur Basilica and the Église Saint Germain des Prés, or for English speaking visitors there are English-language services at Paris’ American Cathedral,  Trinity International Church, American Church,St Joseph’s Catholic Church and Scots Kirk.


Take a full day trip just outside of Paris to visit the beautiful Palace of Versailles. With the Versailles Palace Tour , enjoy a guided tour, stroll through the statue filled gardens and even watch the musical fountain show. The show takes place on Saturdays and Sundays (from 3 May–28 June also on Tuesdays). Explore the complete route around the gardens, ending up at the Neptune fountain in time for the grand finale.


We hope you enjoyed reading about some of our favourite Spring themed places to visit in Paris in time for the season. The weather in Paris certainly can be quite unpredictable and this is why we recommend to pack the essentials –  sunglasses, a scarf and an umbrella to always be prepared come rain or shine!

We would love to see how you welcome in this spring –

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Tours of Paris Christmas Lights

Paris Christmas Lights Tours


Christmas is a magical time to visit the City of Lights.

At Paris Magical Tours, your health and safety is our utmost priority. Enjoy a special visit through the best of Paris at Christmas in the privacy of your very own private vehicle, away from the general public: the best way to discover the Paris lights and decorations in a socially distanced manner.

This year, our award winning Paris Christmas Tours return from the 14th of November 2022 to the 5th of January 2023. Much more than just the best of the Christmas lights, the tours go on a special holiday journey of discovery, visiting famous landmarks as well as off the beaten path neighbourhoods from which so many of our festive traditions originate.

For an extra special visit, upgrade to the higher VIP touring levels and get away from the crowds with a tour team: your own professional Paris Magical Tours guide plus in addition, an extra chauffeur, to avoid all parking worries. The tour makes extended stops to go outside of the vehicle with your professional guide, with plenty of opportunities for photographs and optional visits to the traditional churches and Christmas markets. Collection and return is included to your central Paris hotel or accommodation, for the perfect holiday experience.