A walk around some of the most beautiful sights of central Paris
Meet over tea in my home, a historic building, and learn the history of Haussman's great urban project, then set off to explore some of the most beautiful parts of our city. Includes the 18th century gardens of Palais Royale, Place des Victoires, Place Vendome, rue Royale, Place de la Concorde and the Tuileries Gardens. We will also discover some fascinating but less visited corners of the district, hidden shopping arcades from the Napoleonic era, beautiful churches, elegant boutiques.
I have lived in the 1st arrondissement for nearly 30 years. It will be my great pleasure to share with you the rich history of the places I love so well.
My apartment opposite the Louvre, Place des Victoires, Palais Royale gardens, rue St Honoré, Place Vendome, rue Royale, Place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries. Along the way we will also visit covered 19th century shopping arcades, churches and, of course, we can stop to visit boutiques. If time and your energy allow we can continue to the US and UK Ambassadors Residences and the Elysee Palace. The tour is flexible and can be adapted according to your interests.
This tour can be expanded to a full day with either a Louvre or Orsay visit and lunch. (on request)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: My apartment opposite the Louvre in Paris.
End location: Jardin des Tuileries
Duration: 2 hours
This is a walking tour.
My time and services as a private guide licensed by the French Minister of Culture.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and a light snack depending on the time of day.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 EUR - Eventual souvenirs/drinks/snacks
If you wish to visit the interior of the Palais Garnier (Opera) the tickets are 12€ per person
Transport to and from the meeting/departure points isnot included.
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.
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This was a special tour. We had taken Catherine's Louve tour the morning before and were glad to be able to have this additional afternoon to spend with her. If your looking for a Parisian to give you a taste of her "world" or neighborhood, she is the one to meet.