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Guided Tours of Paris


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Montmartre

Explore Paris’ most bohemian and artistic area through the famous hill of Montmartre which is one of the most visited places in the city. Your tour guide will make you feel the authentic atmosphere of this timeless village with its mills, discreet gardens and other unknown places.

Enjoy the wonderful view of Paris from the hilltop of Montmartre and try to find around you the Eiffel Tower.

From the Sacré Coeur Basilica to the flashy cancan dancers of the Moulin Rouge, you will discover picturesque streets which inspired famous artists such as Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali or Edith Piaf.

This tour will also introduce the Place du Tertre with its mythical portrait painters, its typical cafés and unique vineyard located next to the Lapin agile, the oldest cabaret in Paris.

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The Marais

The most beautifully preserved quarter of the city. Discover medieval houses, old streets with atmosphere, beautiful classical architecture,antique shops in the village St Paul, and Place des Vosges being the oldest square in Paris.

Premier quartier sauvegardé de Paris, le Marais est une invitation à voyager à travers l’histoire de France. 

Depuis l’Hôtel de Ville, je vous invite à déambuler dans les charmantes rues médiévales bordées des plus anciennes maisons de Paris. 

En passant par l’hôtel de Beauvais où résida Mozart, à  l’hôtel de Sens où séjourna la reine Margot, à l’ancienne enceinte de Philippe Auguste du XIIème siècle, nous nous faufilerons à travers le pittoresque village Saint Paul cher au roi fou Charles VI et à un certain Rabelais.

L'église Saint Louis nous ouvrira ses portes pour nous faire revivre les grandes heures de Bossuet, de Bourdaloue et de la cour royale. 

Nous nous rappelerons au souvenir du roi Henri II qui perdit la vie tragiquement dans ce qui deviendra plus tard la célèbre place des Vosges, première place royale de Paris.

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The Orsay museum

Renowned for its rich collection of Impressionist art, the Musée d'Orsay also houses Western art from 1848 to 1914 : Monet, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Van Gogh collections… You will be amazed by the beauty of the building inaugurated for the Universal Exhibition in 1900.​​

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The Invalides and Napoleon

In 1670, King Louis XIV decided to build the "Hôtel Royal des Invalides" for wounded homeless soldiers of its different wars. One of the most prestigiousmonument in Paris, you will discover the tomb of Napoleon, the Dôme church, St Louis church and collections of the army museum from the 13th century to World War II.

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The City Island And Notre Dame

Read the stories contained in the medieval sculptures and hear how this marvellous Gothic cathedral was built. We’ll also look at the history and architecture of Ile de la Cité,  cross the oldest bridge of Paris and explore the old streets and courtyards of the island. 

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The Latin Quater 

Discover the Latin Quarter's hidden secrets. Led by your local guide, the two-hour walking tour makes its way from the Pantheon, the final resting place of France's most famous citizens, to the manicured Luxembourg Gardens.

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The Louvre museum

From the medieval fortress to the universal museum, this tour offers you an itinerary around the masterpieces of the museum's collections: MonaLisa, the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Apollo Gallery, the Coronation of Napoleon ...

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The Carnavalet Museum

Nestled within the Marais, the Musée Carnavalet chronicles the history of the capital from its origins to our day. It is housed in two mansions built in the 11th  and 17th centuries. Explore Paris’s rich heritage through the museum’s fascinating displays. 

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Guided Tours around Paris

 

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Chateau de Versailles, the King and Queen’s apartments

The chateau and the Gardens of Versailles count among the most prestigious monuments of the world's artistic heritage and are certainly the finest and most complete achievements of 17th century French art. Visit of the Royal Apartments including the Queen's Bedroom and the Hall of Mirrors. Visits of the Royal Gardens, the Petit and the Grand Trianon, and Marie-Antoinette’s Hamlet are also possible.   

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The medieval fortress of Provins

Ramparts, dungeons and knights. Provins has remained intact since the Middle Ages. Discover this amazing site, classified a world monument by UNESCO.

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Auvers-Sur-Oise and Van Gogh

A few kilometres from Paris, bordered by the forest and the wheat fields, the village of Auvers-sur-Oise has consistently inspired artists, in particular the Impressionists. Stroll through the heart of a painting by Van Gogh, Cezanne or Pissarro.

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The castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte

was one of the main sources of inspiration for the Château de Versailles. It’s well worth taking the time to explore this admirable site, with a visit of thechâteau and the first French gardens by André Le Nôtre with their magical fountains. A sight for sore eyes!
 

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Giverny, Claude Monet's garden

You will visit Claude Monet's home, the "Father of Impressionism". Discover the famous gardens created by the impressionist painter, andthe well knownJapanese bridge in the midst of its flowered paths and wather-lily ponds

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Auvergne Region

 

Discover Auvergne

 

Discover AuvergneVolcanoes, green landscapes and mineral waters, just how you have imagined this land to be! At the very centre of France, only a few hours from Paris, lies this mountainous area of the Auvergne Region. 

 

 

 

Vulcania, the European Volcano Park

In the heart of the Auvergne volcanoes Park, you can enjoy a unique experience in the first scientific exploration park in Europe. You will discover and understand the fascinating world of volcanoes and the Earth sciences. Animated models, audio-visual shows, and various simulations all contribute to making your visit to Vulcania an unforgettable day.

 

Crédit photos :   Gallerie Vivienne © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Marc Bertrand

                          Musée d'Orsay  © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Christian Boyer 

                          Musée Carnavalet © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Amélie Dupont 

                          Le Panthéon © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Marc Bertrand 

                          Musée des Arts et Méteirs © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Alain Potignon 

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