Foire aux Questions

(as the French call it)

General FAQs

I’m not a big film fan. Will I enjoy the tour?
Our movie tours have something for everyone and a wide range of different movies that all have one thing in common… Paris! You definitely don’t have to be a movie buff or have any previous knowledge of movies that are Set in Paris to come on our tours. Le Movie Tour is designed as a fun, information tour and a new unique way to experience the city.

You may wish to watch or re-watch a few movies before your tour and your trip to Paris and can get in touch with us for recommendations. After our tours, many clients leave with new movies they want to watch – it is fun to watch these movies after having been to do the actual location as you get to see the movie in a new, more personal light.

Are your tours good sightseeing tours?
Absolutely. We have designed our tours specifically with this in mind so that they provides a unique sightseeing tour – one that takes in great ‘to do’ landmarks but also shows more unusual places. We undertake a circuit of the centre of Paris which provides a good overview of the city and inspiration for places to visit later on your own undertaking should you wish.

For the walking tour : tour guide, a goody bag

For the bus tour : Hire of a vehicle (car, minibus or coach dependant on numbers), driver, parking/stopping fees, tour guide, goody bag with bottle of water.

Not included: the cost of drinks at our cafe stop is not included. Please bring cash if you would like to purchase any beverage.

Should I book my tickets in advance?

Booking in advance is required. However, you can always call us last minute to check tour availability or stop by our office.

What type of payment do you accept? In which currency?
We accept Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Mastercard Credit, Mastercard Debit, Visa Electron, Maestro and JCB.
We do not currently accept American Express.
Is online payment by credit or debit card secure?
Yes. Our ticketing system is powered by Checkfront, in conjunction with card processing solutions which is SSL secured. You are more than welcome to call and pay by card over the phone if you prefer.
When and how will I receive my tickets?
When booking online you will receive a booking confirmation e-mail immediatley.
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. By all means, contact us if your trip has been cancelled or your plans changed and we may be able to accommodate such a request for a refund or exchange, or to move the tour to a later date.
Is there an age limit to do the tour?
No, but children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What ticket do I buy for small children?
For the bus tour : If your child is under 5 years old and will be sitting on your lap the whole time, you do not need to purchase a ticket.

For the walking tour : The walking tour lasts two hours, and while the pace is leisuredly, toddlers may find it a bit long if not strapped to a stroller.

Is the tour weather dependent?

Midnight in Paris may have it right:

Gabrielle: Actually, Paris is the most beautiful in the rain.

Gil: I feel that’s what I’m always saying. I couldn’t agree more with you. Yes, it is more beautiful.
You may wish to bring an umbrella in the event of rain – we will still offer the chance to jump off the bus for photographs should you wish.

We have specifically designed our tours to be fun rain or shine. The bus tour can be enjoyed from the luxury of a vehicle. As for the walking tour, we always have quite a few umbrellas at the office, just in case.

Do you have a waiting list if the tour is sold out?
We don’t operate a waiting list but we do add on more tour dates if there is sufficient interest so definitely contact us to register your interest in opening up a new tour date.
Can I bring my own food/drinks?
Yes. We stop at a cafe mid-way through every tour for a refreshment break.

During the bus tour, you will be provided with bottles of water. However, smoking and the consumption of alcohol are prohibited on board the bus.

Accordion Panel
The Bus tour and the Center Stage walking tour start and finish at our Box Office.
A meeting and drop off point for private tours is agreed in advance.
We recommend you arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of your tour as the vehicle will not wait for late arrivals.
What exact movie locations do we visit?
Paris is a dynamic city. Like the film industry, it is constantly innovating and evolving. We react and continually adapting our tours to reflect new and upcoming movies and TV shows. We also adapt the route to the going-ons in Paris – strikes (the French do love a good strike!), demonstrations, etc… There are great movie locations all over the city so we can adapt on the spot if needed. If there is a site you specifically want to see, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Do you offer tours in other languages?
Our tours are currently conducted in English and in French. If you wish to book a private tour or a specialty tour in another language, please get in touch with us.
How do I leave feedback on the tour?
We’d be lost without your feedback – it helps us continually improve our services and fashion our tours accordingly. Please feel free to get in touch with us directly at You can also leave feedback on Tripadvisor, Facebook or Twitter.
Can I tip the guide and/or driver?
Absolutely! Tips are not required, though always most appreciated.

Bus Tour FAQs

Can I choose my seat on the vehicle?
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are taking the tour with a large group, it is best for you and your group to arrive at least 15-20 minutes before the tour departure time to increase the likelihood of your group all sitting together.
Do your vehicles have disabled access?
With notice, we can secure a vehicle with disabled access. Unfortunately, our regular hire vehicles are not yet equipped with disabled access which is why we require advanced notice. If you can get off and on a vehicle with the help of a carer, then you may not need a particular disabled vehicle.
Are there toilets on board?
Whilst some of the larger coaches we hire are equipped with toilets, the majority are not. We have a cafe stop break about mid-way through the tour where there will be toilet facilities. We include various stops on our tour – if you need to use a restroom during the tour, simply let your guide know and he/she can direct you to the closest public toilet at each stop.
How long is the tour?
Our main Le Movie Tour is approximately 3 hours and we do our best to stick to it. Bespoke tours vary depending on requests.

Walking Tour FAQs

Can I take my dog on the tour?
Absolutely! We’re a dog-friendly company and all dog-lovers.
Is there a lot of walking involved?
The walking tour is about 2.2 mi (3.6km)
How long is the tour?
The tour typically takes around 2 hours and we try our best to stick to that time.
Are refreshments provided?
Refreshments are available for purchase at the start of our tour. You may also choose to buy something at our quick stop for snacks and refreshments.
Are there any breaks?
Yes! We do make one quick stop along the way!
Do you have disabled access?

We can accomodate request and will try to do our best, depending on the disability.  We have done tours for children with learning difficulties, hearing difficulties, Aspergers.

If you would like to come on a tour, please let us know in advance of the disability.   For wheelchair users, this may mean changing the route for a walking tour or hiring a vehicle with adapted facilities.

By design, our boutique does not have disabled toilet access:  it has a small toilet, with a step up, though our store itself has wheelchair access by way of ramp.

We have included the good loo guide for toilets accesible to from the charitable organisation Access Paris, which is very useful though dates from 2008.   Now, 400 automatic public toilets in Paris have been designed to make them accessible to disabled people. They can be used by people in a wheelchair and are equipped with a grab bar, as well as recorded information and signage in Braille for hearing and visually impaired visitors.  Please click on the link for free, disabled toilet access in Paris.