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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The latest pandemic update – Paris Magical Tours


With the United Kingdom lockdown coming to an end in June 2021, we take a closer look at the latest news of lockdown in Paris …

The French government have confirmed that France is on it way out of lockdown. By mid-May 2021, the first steps will be the re-opening venues, shops, cafes and cultural venues.

At the start of April 2021, President Macron announced a three-week lockdown as France experienced a sudden increase of COVID-19 cases. A 7pm curfew has been put emplace since then, with shops and schools closed.

As one of the largest cities in Europe, sightseeing in Paris during the pandemic can be tricky – however thanks to Paris Magical Tours its now easier and safer than before.

If you would like to start going sightseeing why not opt for a Private Paris Tour?  Your health and safety is our priority. One of the main benefits of a private tour is that you are provided with your very own vehicle. Unlike bus tours, shared tours or visiting Paris via public transport, our private tours are exclusively for your party and provide a personalised experience to help you enjoy amazing cities away from the masses.

To this end, we have introduced the following measures to keep everyone safe:

  • All guests (as well as the tour guide and chauffeur) are to wear masks while touring inside of the vehicle.
  • Tour guides will practice social distancing according to the latest government regulations, maintaining a current distance of 2 metres from guests at all times when guiding outside of the vehicle.
  • Guides and chauffeurs will refrain from shaking hands and making physical contact with guests.
  • Offering visits away from the crowds, including priority fast track entry where available.
  • Private tours are the best way to avoid crowded areas and our tour guides are specialists in going off the beaten path, including behind the scenes opportunities and visits through quiet back streets.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available in all vehicles
  • A thorough sterilisation and clean of vehicles before each and every private tour – all surfaces will be cleaned and wiped down in accordance with latest Covid-19 practices.
  • Any guide or chauffeur with symptoms will be unable to report to work, no matter how mild, with regular Covid-19 testing taking place.

The French government is set provide further information on the ease of lockdown, beginning with the re-opening of schools. A press conference is set for Thursday. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the pandemic in France and we cannot wait to socialise and discover the beauty of France very soon. We very much look forward to seeing you this Summer.


Valentines Day in London

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep;
The more I give to thee, The more I have,
For both are infinite.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Valentines Day London


Every year we have hundreds of requests from visitors about where is the best place to propose while visiting London during the month of February on one of our VIP tours of London. Like Paris, London is a very beautiful city, with breathtaking romantic views, especially from the River Thames.

Did you know that ever since its inauguration back in the year 2000, more than 4,500 marriage proposals have taken place on the London Eye? There are over 4,000 restaurants spread across the central London area alone, covering every cuisine on earth.

If you’re planning a special occasion, let our VIP team help make your day one to remember. Whether its touring in our state of the art Rolls Royce with champagne, visiting some of Shakespeare’s favourite locations around the city or taking in a play at the Globe Theatre or the West End,  London offers some truly world class options to show off your true romantic side.

Shakespeare in Love – Valentines Day 2019

Hear my soul speak:

The very instant that I saw you, did

My heart fly to your service.

Hamlet, William Shakespeare



It’s February and romance is in the air!

With all its world famous theatres, restaurants and night life, London is one of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s day.

To make the most of the occasion this year, why not treat your loved one to a private tour of London for a truly memorable experience. This special time of year sees a marked increase in requests for our Evening and Night tours, which can be customised to include special behind the scenes visit to discover the London of the the greatest writer on the theme of love himself – William Shakespeare.

Although Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon, it was in the City of London where he wrote most of his best plays over four hundred years ago: plays which are still being performed today.

Back in 1580 Greater London’s population was c. 200,000 inhabitants, versus almost 14 million today. While much has changed since the end of the Elizabethan period that Shakespeare was writing in, there are still a surprising number of curiosities and off the beaten path locations from the great bard’s time which can be discovered on London Magical Tours’ private London tours, including:


  • The Staple Inn, a Tudor building on the south side of High Holborn street, the last surviving Inn of Chancery. It was designated a grade I listed building in 1974.
  • Majestic Southwark Cathedral.  A gothic structure with foundations dating back to the year 1220, Southwark Cathedral is located only a few steps away from where Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre was located back then. A life size statue of the playwright is found inside the cathedral. Opposite it are stain colour windows that reflect some of his most famous plays including The Tempest and Hamlet. Did you know that one of Shakespeare’s brothers was actually a fine actor?
  • Back in Shakespeare’s time, St. Paul Cathedral existed but without the famous dome built years later by Sir Christopher Wren. That original St Paul’s burnt down as a consequence of the Fire of London of 1666.
  • As part of several off the beaten path Shakespeare locations, is a great little treat in Cripple Gate, the old neighbourhood where Shakespeare actually lived. He has never been forgotten in his neighbourhood and hints of romance exist all around …




London Magical Tours is offering romantic Valentines Day London Tours throughout the month of February, including the night of the 14th. Make sure not to miss the London Night Tour which takes on a very special romantic twist: it includes the best night lit highlights of Royal London with your own professional tour guide, plus an additional chauffeur to avoid parking worries and enjoy a truly special experience. Whats more, VIP level guests can include champagne and chocolate gifts in the comfort of your private chauffeur driven vehicle, the perfect romantic treat to help make Valentines Day 2019 the best one yet.


Valentines Day in London – How to be Romantic (2018 Style)

Ladies and gentlemen (but mainly gentlemen!) let’s face it, most of us leave Valentines preparations to the very last minute.

If a late dash for a box of chocolates and a bunch of red roses on the night before the 14th of February sounds too familiar, then read on to learn how to surprise your loved one and make this year the best Valentine’s Day ever:

Here are our top tips to bring out the Romantic in you (2018 Style):

1. The Chocolate Hotel:

They say chocolate is one of the best aphrodisiacs. So its’ time to ditch that old box of chocolates trick and go all out – spend the night at a chocolate themed room and earn big romance points.

Best served with: Champagne while Barry White’s ” I’m Gonna Love You Just a little Bit More” plays in the background. The possibilities are endless!


2. The London Eye:

A private capsule for two, soaring over the London skyline – what could be more perfect? No wonder over 7000 people have proposed on the London Eye.

Best served with: The London Sunset as your backdrop. Who said Romance was dead?



3. Romantic Tours for 2:

February is the month of love and London Magical Tours’ romance themed tours are a big highlight of the calendar.

The London Evening Tour takes on a special romantic twist: as part of our London VIP Tours, this private visit travelling in style with a professional tour guide and chauffeur includes the best romantic highlights of London and the option to have the above mentioned experiences such as the London Eye and chocolates all pre-booked for you. There is also the option of including theatre tickets to help make the most of Valentines Day 2018: the perfect way to finish a magical evening.

To hear what guests think of the London Magical Tours experience, click on the video link below:


For more details on our London Valentines Tours visit the London Magical Tours website.