Paris Magical Tours – The latest pandemic news from Paris



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.


Paris Magical Tours – The Paris Olympic Games are coming soon!

We are looking forward to the Summer Olympic Games which will be held in Paris in 2024. At this stage in time, an approximate 95% of the venues are now in place within 10km of Paris and we can’t be more excited to see how everything will turn out!


Paris Olympics

Credits: CGTN

While there is plenty of time left until the games, we are excited to hear of the progress and work being carried out in the city of lights.  Volleyball pitches will be located on either side of the Eiffel Tower and marathon swimming will take place on the Seine River that runs through Paris.

Rowing and canoeing will be held towards the east of Paris near Disneyland Euro and equestrian will be held in Versailles. Last but not least, the football games will be held in Paris, as well as in different stadiums throughout France.

Credits: Paris

Credits: Paris

The Paris Olympic Games 2024 are sure to be the biggest event France has ever organised and we can’t wait for you to visit the city of lights! Why not make the most of your visit and explore all Paris has to offer with a Private Paris Tour.

Chateaus in Le Mans – Paris Magical Tours

Did you know that the city of Le Mans is just a couple of hours from central Paris?

The city of Le Mans is located in northwestern France and is filled with fascinating history. It is of course most famous for the 24hr automobile endurance event – the 24 hours of Le Mans Championships. This year the championships will be held between Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th of September 2020.

Chateaus in Le Mans Paris


Why not explore the beautiful city of Le Mans? With Paris Magical Tours you can learn all about the history of this fascinating city.

Whatsmore, we can also include a tour of the city when booking your accommodation in one of our chateaus.

Everyone at Paris Magical Tours is looking forward to welcoming our clients once again and are confident that we can provide a safe and welcoming touring environment. We look forward to your next visit!


CoronaVirus Update




Corona Virus – Update 13th of April 2020:


To all our guests and greater travel community:

In these uncertain times we join ourselves in solidarity with the UK, USA, France and the rest of the world.

Having been founded by Dr. Cartland PHD back in 1915, the Magical Tours brand has always placed the health and safety of our guests and staff members as our highest priority.

In line with current FCO travel recommendations and the scientific advice at hand, we understand that isolation from groups is the best measure of prevention.

In light of this, we would like to take a moment to re-assure our guests and also announce the following measures:

  • Cancelling of all scheduled group tours (shared public tours) in London and Paris up to and including the 30th of April 2020. Guests with tickets for these tours are automatically being offered the option of a full refund or to reschedule for a future date in the next 12 months.
  • Private Tours (exclusively for a party) are by their nature limited in the number of participants and guests on tours affected by current London and Paris restrictions have been contacted directly. Regardless, guests affected by any Corona virus related travel limitations up to and including the 16th of April are being given the option to reschedule for a future date through 2021 with no fees.
  • Taking extra care to provide ongoing guidance so that all staff are fully up to date with hygiene precautions. Deep cleaning measures are also being increased to ensure the highest hygiene standards that we pride ourselves in, with offices and touring vehicles also being provided with hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes.
  • Ensuring that where possible, administrative staff are being offered the opportunity to work from home in isolation, with full payment for their scheduled hours

While we will miss seeing guests during the curent restrictions, our teams are also still at hand to continue serving you through our 24 hour internet service. This applies not just for any guests affected in April but also to assist with any questions for those with advance bookings through the rest of this year.

Given the developing nature of the current situation, the above information will be updated as and when the FCO and government guidelines are updated to meet the changing nature of the impact of this pandemic.

I would like to personally thank all our staff and colleagues who are working beyond the call of duty in serving you in what are challenging circumstances.

We are here to serve our guests and support our greater travel community.

Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones at this time.

With all best wishes,


Ana Cartland
London and Paris Magical Tours