Paris Golden Age Private Walking Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

576264


Categories

City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
It is not possible to get to the rooftop of Galerie Lafayette on a wheelchair but you will still be able to admire the impressive interior of the building.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Polish (fluent)

Let's discover the most mind-blowing sights of Paris!


Did you ever wonder when Paris became the navel of the world? It was in the Golden Age of the city, the 19th Century. Let's travel in time and discover the most impressive face of the City of Lights!

At that time, VIPs from all over Europe particularly enjoyed one district: Les Grands Boulevards, elegant and entertaining at once. Let's stroll there together, joining 19th-century aristocrats, bankers, artists, and courtesans.

We will meet them walking from the Royal Palace Gardens through iconic and beautiful Parisian arcades to the marvelous Opera House that we will visit inside in a comfortable skip-the-line mode. It was for the elites the equivalent of social media of today. The courtesans strolled between the gilded columns of the foyer, counting on a lucrative meeting with the richest men of that time! It inspired the Phantom of the Opera story and recently "Ballerina" cartoon. The tour will end with a panoramic view of Paris from the famous Galerie Lafayette.

Itinerary

We will visit together different sites, as follows:

- Royal Palace hidden gardens
- A few 19th Century arcades of Paris
- Garnier Opera House - an inside tour
- An elegant 19th Century bank
- Galerie Lafayette

Please note that Opera House requiries a prior reservation, which has to be done at least 2 working days before the tour. The visit of the Opera House inside depends on this booking availability.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: In front of the Comédie Française (1, Place Colette, 75001 Paris).

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: In front of the Galerie Lafayette (40, Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris).

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

It is a walking tour.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: You might need some money if you want to buy original souvenirs in the Opera House concept store. One bottle of water per person is furnished, if you want some other snacks or drinks, it will be part of your personal expenses. Please note that you don't necessarily need cash, shops accept credit cards however there might be an issue using American Express.

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 Ewa

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