PARIS

 
 

Orsay Museum

  • History and architecture of the museum, a former railway station

  • Introduction to the classical and modern art collection

  • Discovery of classical (Ingres, Cabanel) and realist (Millet, Courbet, Corot) painters

  • Focus on Impressionist painting and on its main protagonists (Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Caillebotte, Cézanne, etc.)

  • Viewing of the Post-impressionist paintings (Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh, Gauguin, etc.)

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2 hours 

From 2 

adults

Meeting at the Rhinoceros statue by the entrance

From Tuesday to Sunday

 

Louvre Museum

  • Introduction to the museum and its modern architecture

  • Louvre history, from a mediaeval fortress to a royal residence

  • Department of Greek and Roman antiquities (Venus of Milos, Victory of Samothrace, etc.)

  • The Galerie d'Apollon and the royal apartments

  • Italian Renaissance paintings (from Cimabue to Mantegna, from Da Vinci to Veronese, etc.)

  • 19th-century French paintings (David, Delacroix, etc.)

  • Italian sculpture (Michelangelo, Canova, etc.)

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2 hours 

From 2 adults

Meeting at the Louis XIV’s equestrian statue by the glass pyramid

From Wednesday to Monday

 

Orangerie Museum

  • History and architecture of the museum, a former royal green house for orange trees

  • Introduction to Monet’s nymphéas collection and his garden in Giverny

  • Viewing of the two elliptical rooms dedicated to the largest canvas depicting Monet’s water lilies

  • Discovery of Paul Guillaume’s collection of modern painting (Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Picasso, Soutine, Utrillo, Laurencin) (Paul Guillaume’s collection of modern painting) 

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2 hours 

From 2 adults

Meeting at sculpture The Thinker by the entrance

From Wednesday to Monday

Ile de la Cité & Notre-Dame

  • History of Ile de la Cité, from medieval times to modern Paris

  • Origin and construction of Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Focus on gothic architecture of the Cathedral

  • Guided tour of Notre-Dame from the nave to the choir by viewing the relics of Christ’s passion

  • Stroll through the main island of the Seine

  • External view of Palace of Justice, Sainte-Chapelle and Conciergerie prison

  • Discovery of Dauphine Square and Pont Neuf

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2 hours 

From 2 adults

Meeting at the Charlemagne’s equestrian statue on the Notre-Dame square

Every day

 

Sainte-Chapelle

  • Origin and history of Sainte-Chapelle and the former medieval Royal palace

  • Focus on radiating style gothic architecture

  • Guided tour of the lower chapel, dedicated to the Virgin Mary

  • Guided tour of the upper chapel, conceived for the King’s private use

  • Viewing and explanation of the 13th-century stained glass windows

  • The king Louis IX’s story and Christ’s Holy relics purchase

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1 hour 

From 2 adults

Meeting at the entrance of Sainte-Chapelle

Every day

 

Conciergerie Prison

  • Origin and history of the Conciergerie, the prison for those awaiting the guillotine

  • Guided tour of the surviving part of the former medieval royal palace

  • Discovery of the main prison used during the French Revolution including Marie Antoinette’s cell

  •  Viewing of the oldest public clock in Paris                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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1 hour

From 2 adults

Meeting at the entrance of Conciergerie

Every day

 

Latin District

  • Origin and history of the Latin district

  • Old and modern urban planning, from Rue de la Huchette to Saint-Michel square

  • Guided tour of Saint Julian the Poor and external viewing of the historical library Shakespeare & Co.

  • Guided tour of student area and external view of the Sorbonne University

  • Guided tour of the Church of Saint Etienne-du-Mont and external view of the Pantheon

  • Guided tour of the Luxembourg gardens

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2 hours 

From 2 adults

Meeting at Saint-Michel square,

in front of the fountain

Every day

 

Marais District

  • Origin and history of the Marais, from the Knights Templar site to the royal district

  • Guided tour of the St-Gervais-et-St-Protais Church and tour of the St-Paul-St-Louis Church

  • Discovery of the remains of the ancient defensive wall built by Philip Augustus and the medieval mansion, Hôtel de Sens

  • Tour of the Place des Vosges, the oldest Parisian square

  • Stroll through the hôtel particulier, refined private residences of the Marais (Hôtel de Sully, Beauvais, etc.)

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2 hours 

From 2 adults

Meeting at the exit of metro Hôtel de Ville,

line 1

Every day

 

Montmartre & Sacré-Cœur

  • Origin and history of Montmartre, from the area famous for its vineyards and mills to the art district

  • Discovery of Pigalle area and its theatres, adult shows and cabarets, such as the legendary Moulin Rouge

  • Guided tour of the white Basilica of Sacred Heart

  • Stroll through Montmartre’s picturesque streets and authentic squares exploring the Belle Epoque cafés and restaurants, a source of inspiration for many late 19th artists (Renoir, Van Gogh, etc.), and the workshops of the greatest 20th century avant-gardists such as Picasso

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2 hours 

From 2 adults

Meeting at the exit of metro Blanche, line 2

Every day

 

Arches & Champs-Elysées

  • Origin and history of Triumphal Way

  • Viewing of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

  • Stroll through Tuileries gardens, the largest Parisian gardens

  • Discovery of the major Parisian square, Place de la Concorde

  • Walk along the Champs-Elysées, the world's most beautiful boulevard

  • External viewing of the Arc de Triomphe

  • Perspective over La Défense and its modern arch 

English French Italian

2 hours 

From 2 adults

Meeting at the Louis XIV’s equestrian statue by the Louvre’s glass pyramid

Every day

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