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: Olympics.com

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.

Versailles:

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.


Paris Magical Tours – The latest pandemic news from Paris

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With the United Kingdom lockdown coming to an end this month (July 2021), we take a closer look at the latest lockdown news from Paris …

We are happy to confirm that all touring in Paris has been going ahead as normal for the last weeks.  It has been fantastic to see many visitors once again and we are very much look forward to seeing many more of you over the course of the summer.

The French government have officially confirmed that France is on it way out of lockdown and they are set to provide further information on when the last remaining lockdown measures will be completely finished.

 

Private Paris Tours

Paris Magical Tours guests on a private tour of the city

Our range of Private Paris tours have allowed travellers to avoid crowded areas throughout this whole pandemic. Paris Magical Tours’s team of professional tour guides are specialists at going off the beaten path, including behind the scenes opportunities and visits through quiet back streets. What’s more, touring in Paris with Paris Magical Tours has the advantage of visiting the city of lights with only the members of your party, meaning guests are looked after throughout and kept socially distanced from members of the general public.

Here’s to a great summer of touring!

 

 


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.