The Urban Design of Paris - Private Half-Day Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

556414


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Discover with me why and how Paris became the City of Lights


Haussman's Revolution transformed Paris into the city that we know today. People ignore why this city is so beautiful, or how or who made this happen?

Of all the revolutions that have happened in Paris, none transformed the city as much Napoleon III second empire, all thanks to Baron Haussmann project; who restructured entire neighborhoods, projecting the city to the XX century.

On this tour, we'll explore Paris Urban design, examine the great changes that took place during its lifetime, and explain why Paris looks the way it does. Through this tour maps and images will help us to understand clearly the complexity of Paris's urban design.

Itinerary

We begin our discussion at the Louvre's Cour Carre, then we walk through the Palais Royal one of the first entertainment centers of Paris, this innovation will change the world by launching a vogue of covered commercial passages through the city, the history will unfold chronologically the times of industrial revolution as we arrive in Grands Boulevards

Grand Boulevards: From here, we'll emerge into XIX c. Paris, stepping out onto its first boulevard, and the Herath of the city during the Industrial revolution exploring its inner courts and most iconic buildings to finish in the Apotheosis of them all: the Opéra Garnier, completed in 1875; this a jewel building is a jewel of architecture and we will understand why in detail.

We will finish at the Rooftop of the Galeries Printemps to see the city from above and synthesize that all we have seen.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: 91A Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Court carré du Louvre

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris Galeries Printemps

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 EUR - Optional visit of the Opera.

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: If you want to visit the Opera House with me we can do it, you just need to cover your ticket entrance of 15 Euros

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Private tour guide Cecilia

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