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Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum

Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum
5 hours
USD 100.61
Beat the queues and save money at two of the French capital's top attractions with this small-group Paris Super Saver. Begin with a walking tour of the Île de la Cité before skipping the lines at the UNESCO-listed Notre-Dame Cathedral, where you'll climb the towers for spectacular city views. Then, follow your guide along the hallowed hallways of the Louvre Museum and admire ancient masterpieces like the 'Venus de Milo' and da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.' Combine two best-selling tours and make the very most of your Paris vacation. <span class='vSpecial'><p>
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Vedettes de Paris Seine River Cruise: Direct Access E-Ticket

Vedettes de Paris Seine River Cruise: Direct Access E-Ticket
60 minutes
USD 17.47
Enjoy a one-hour cruise along the Seine River in Paris and discover famous city landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. While you cruise, learn about the history of the monuments and hear interesting anecdotes through the audio commentary. Choose the basic cruise, or pick one of the many options to enhance your cruise with drinks or sweet and savory snacks. Evening cruises are also available so you can discover top Paris attractions illuminated at night.

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Things to do in Paris if you have a Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Layover or Extended Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Paris.LayoverIdeas.com.

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is a modern airport designed to cater to the traveller's every need and, as such, is equipped with a number of diversions to keep both children and adults occupied for a good length of time on a layover in Paris.

Children’s activities at CDG Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Travelling with small children is often an ordeal and this can be made worse by hours of hanging around airports waiting for flights. CDG Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport offers four different areas catering to the needs of children of all ages. The Gulli Area is filled with edutainment games aimed at young children and they can unwind and burn off some energy at the distorting mirror, hopscotch, brainteaser, giant abacus, interactive planisphere to explore the world, TV corners showing programmes straight from the children’s channel to keep them well-behaved while waiting. The floor covering and furniture are specially designed so that the little ones can play in total safety.

The CDG Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is linked to Playstation so that you can indulge yourselves in the games on offer or, if you prefer, there are arcade game areas to to challenge your skill and kill some time! There are also traditional play areas which offer a little something for every child and where the little ones can slide while the big kids play pool or boules.

CDG Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport work and relaxation

This airport offers business workstations where you can plug in your portable computer and there are cyber cafes and wifi hotspots if you need to connect to the internet. If you need to meet in person you can arrange to use the Paris Orly Business Centre which is equipped with audio-visual and sound equipment as well as catering service. There is also a wide variety of bars and restaurants to choose from to relax and enjoy a meal or drinks while you await your connecting flight.

Eiffel Tower

In Paris there is no better place to go, especially on a clear day, to see all the sights that the city has to offer, than the Eiffel Tower. This world famous 324m high tower epitomises Paris and, if you have the time on your layover, is a must see. If you really want to stretch out that stiffness that comes from sitting on a plane for too long, you can challenge yourself to the stairs, otherwise the lift is available to take you to the top. There you can indulge in views of the city whilst enjoying French food at its finest in the 58 Tour Eiffel or the intimacy and real Parisian elegance of the Jules Verne.


Sacré-Cœur (La Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre), is the wedding cake-white church rises visibly above the northern parts of Paris. The striking building, with its towers and white onion dome (83 m high), was built in the years between 1875 and 1914 on the birthplace of La Commune. The view over Paris from the dome and from the square before it (200 m above sea level) is unsurpassed, apart from that enjoyed at the Eiffel Tower (50 km on a clear day). For the athletic traveller there are stairs from several directions to the top of the hill; otherwise there is also a funicular which runs every few minutes during the daytime from Place St. Pierre. Follow the signs that say "Funiculaire De Montmartre". Beware that the guards don't like it if they catch you taking pictures inside and will even yell "No photo!" and chase you down if they see you with a camera. Also, beware of this scam: along the lower steps leading up to church, groups of mostly young men gather and reach toward you with a small string, offering to loop it round your finger. Attempts to brush them off will often be met by claims of "No, this is for the church." They will then demand money for the bracelet they make for you, offering it "at a discount".


Père-Lachaise Cemetery

Probably the most visited graveyard in any Western city, the vast Père-Lachaise features literally thousands of often elaborately-decorated graves separated by narrow lanes and avenues. The roll-call of famous burials includes: Chopin, Champollion, Sarah Bernhardt, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Delacroix, Bizet, Proust, Balzac, Colette, Molière and Jim Morrison of The Doors. Free.

Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station (completed in 1900 for the Exposition Universelle, later saved from demolition and converted to its present use). This rambling, open-plan museum is home to the works of the great artists of the 19th century (1848-1914) - Impressionists, post-Impressionists, and the rest - that were formerly displayed in the Louvre. This is perhaps the most spectacular collection of European impressionism in the world-- breath-taking rooms full of Manet, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, and many others. Impressionist represent the biggest draw, but there is much more to explore.


The headquarters of glitterati shopping, Paris holds a certain something for most shop-a-holics that will mean overflowing excitement at the thought of a layover long enough to indulge your passion. With all manner of shopping districts and malls to choose from, try heading to the Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement for your choice of colossal department stores with all the shopping you can handle.

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to CDG Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Paris Attractions

Skip the Line: Paris Conciergerie Entry Ticket

Skip the Line: Paris Conciergerie Entry TicketDuration:
USD 9.90
<p>Skip-the-Line and discover the Conciergerie at your own pace, Paris former seat of Justice located on Ile de la Cité and overlooking the Seine river. Being first a Royal Palace and a seat of Justice of the French monarchy, la Conciergerie then became a prison of the Revolutionary Tribunal where Marie-Antoinette was imprisoned.</p>

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Skip the Line: Paris Panthon

Skip the Line: Paris Panthon Duration:
60 minutes
USD 10.48
Skip the lines and enjoy your visit of the Panthéon, the Paris left bank landmark located in the heart of the 5th arrondissement of Paris, and discover the three different rooms that make that monument worth-seeing: the Sanctuary and its canvasses reflecting the live of Sainte-Geneviève, the Crypt where France major personalities like Rousseau, Voltaire or Zola are buried among 70 other figures, and the Colonnade you can climb for an extra 2 euros and from where you can enjoy an impressive view of Paris from the peak of the Latin Quarter.

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Paris Story : The Movie

Paris Story : The MovieDuration:
50 minutes
USD 11.06
Your one-hour introduction to Paris, to make sure you don't miss the musts during your visit to Paris!

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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cit

Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la CitDuration:
USD 11.64
Skip the line and discover Sainte Chapelle at your own rhythm. This monument is one of the jewel of French patrimony located near Notre-Dame de Paris and la Conciergerie.

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The French Wine Experience in a 18th Century Royal Wine Cellar

The French Wine Experience in a 18th Century Royal Wine CellarDuration:
USD 12.81
Learn about french wine in a fun, unique and interactive experience in a royal cellar in the center of Paris.

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Skip the Line: Paris Army Museum and Tomb of Napoleon

Skip the Line: Paris Army Museum and Tomb of NapoleonDuration:
2 hours
USD 12.81
Avoid the crowds, and skip the line when going to the emblematic Army Museum located in the Invalides, facing the Eiffel Tower. Admire the fascinating collection gathering over 500,000 objects, and then enter the 'Dôme des Invalides' which contains Napoleon I's tomb. Interactive and informative, this is a must-do with kids!

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Paris Museum of Chocolate

Paris Museum of ChocolateDuration:
90 minutes
USD 12.81
It's one of the world's most beloved sweets, but few know much about it. At the Gourmet Chocolate Museum (Musée Gourmand du Chocolat) in Paris, taste your way through the evolution of chocolate as you trace its 4,000-year past, from mystical cocoa rituals in ancient Aztec tribes to the shiny chocolate treats you see gleaming in the store windows of posh Parisian chocolatiers. Sample a variety of chocolate products while witnessing how they're made, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at the end (if option selected).

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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access

Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace AccessDuration:
45 minutes
USD 13.97
Skip-the-Line and take advantage of your visit of the Arc de Triomphe, the legendary Paris monument overlooking the Champs-Elysées, one of the largest avenue of the world. Enjoy a captivating exhibition, climb up to the terrace, and take a full grasp of this Napoleon impressive monument dedicated to his army.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017