DISCOVER THE ARCHITECTURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF PARIS
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Who hasn’t dreamt of visiting the captivating city of Paris! With its architectural beauty, incredible art, unbeatable cuisine… Paris never fails to charm both first time visitors and those who have been time and time again.
There are endless opportunities to explore Paris and walk alongside its incredible history. This is why we offer you a private historic and cultural walking tour, accompanied by a bilingual speaking guide, who will give you access to some of its amazing hidden treasures.
Why not for example discovering the history of the Roman city of Lutetia, while visiting l’Ile de la Cité? Shared between religious and civil power, the Roman town slowly became an area of knowledge.
Your itinerary will take you across its incredible treasures – Notre Dame Cathedral, built on the ancient site of a Gallic-Roman cult, as well as the current Palais de Justice, the former Palais Royal, originally the home of the Roman governor, the ancient ruins of the Lutetian Baths, and of course the Sorbonne.
After the excitement of the city, you will also experience the best of Paris’ hotels during three nights, where comfort and elegance go hand in hand. Your every need will be taken care of by a staff dedicated to your well-being and you will take the opportunity to relax.
Your holiday in Paris begins with a unique ride through Paris on board an electric tricycle, an ecological, practical and funny engine. This original and safe ride will take you as far as the Ile de la Cité, on the left bank of The Seine, where you will be met by your guide.
It’s here, from the island, that the town rapidly expanded before developing on the right hand side of The Seine.
You will visit Notre-Dame-de-Paris, one of the most important monuments in Paris, with its remarkable façade, and set of three great doors of unequal dimensions decorated with sculptures depicting the Bible. Inside, you will be amazed by its organ and the south and north rose windows.
Today, Notre-Dame is the headquarters of Paris’ episcopacy and home to a Roman Catholic cathedral.
Walk by the incredible entrance door of the Palais de Justice, former Palace of French Kings which was originally the residence of the Roman governor, before being abandoned by Louis XIV who converted it into the Justice Headquarters. Inside, you will visit the Conciergerie, known to be a prison at the time of the Revolution, with famous prisoners including Robespierre and Marie-Antoinette. Then, enter in the Sainte-Chapelle, a true gem of Gothic art, built by St Louis (Louis IX), between 1246 and 1248, decorated with incredible 13th and 14th century stained glass windows, the oldest in Paris.
For lunch, stop at Place Dauphine to taste traditional French cuisine while relaxing in a typical Parisian bistro.
Next day, you will be taken to one of the oldest part of the city on the left bank: the Latin Quarter, whose name goes back to the Middle Ages, the era in which Latin was the main language spoken here.
This side of the town, south of the Seine, is famous for its rich intellectual and literary history, many examples of which are still preserved.
Going back to Saint-Michel Boulevard, you will notice the well preserved remains of the Lutetian baths which dated back to the 3rd century AD.
A guided visit to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in France: The Sorbonne, whose name is recognised all over the world is a must. The colossal Grand Amphitheatre is a true gem!
You may want to stroll through the winding alleyways in the pedestrian district of la Huchette. This very lively tourist area is packed with shops and restaurants.
Your walk continues climbing the Sainte Genevève mountain, patron saint of Paris. At the top, the Panthéon, the heart of the Latin Quarter, looks over all of Paris, offering a spectacular view. The architecture of the antique temple, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, comprises an incredible dome sitting on a set of Corinthian columns. This architectural masterpiece is an unmissable element of the capital’s buildings.
The crypt (underground chapel) is home to the tombs of more than 70 famous men – such as Mirabeau, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Pierre et Marie Curie, Malraux…
On the south side of the mountain of Saint Geneviève, the Place de la Contrescarpe and rue Mouffetard, one of the oldest roads in Paris, are the ideal spots to sit down, take it easy, and have a drink.
At nightfall, a gastronomic feast along The Seine will be the perfect opportunity for you to admire all of the sites of the « Ville Lumière » lit up, while enjoying the best of French cuisine.
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Contact us on +33 545 833 652 to start planning your holiday.
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The best of French gastronomy
Enjoy French gastronomy at Le Palais Royal, one of the best in the area. You will find exquisite seasonal dishes served in a refined and luxurious setting with a view of the Palais garden.
With two Michelin stars, this place guarantees you exceptional cuisine that is worth tasting. In summer, the terrace under the arcades offers you a setting that matches your plate. It is not called “Royal” for nothing…
Dine on the water
Spend an extraordinary moment by embarking at the foot of the Eiffel Tower for a quality dinner cruise while navigating on the Seine. A souvenir to keep in mind for a long time…
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