Paris, France

Paris Romance and Revolution Walking Tour

Paris Romance and Revolution Walking Tour

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13 tour stops

1

Place de la Concorde

One of the famous and striking squares in Paris but with a bloody history

10 min
2

La Madeleine

With its Greek temple frontage, this is one of the grandest churches in Paris

5 min
3

History of Paris

A brief history of this beautiful, historic city to put your walk into context

6 min
4

Opera

Napoleon's favourite opera house and one of the grandest buildings in Paris

4 min
5

Palais-Royal

Home of the French royal family - and the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu

5 min
6

Gardens of the Palais-Royal

A beautiful, tranquil oasis in the centre of Paris but one with a bloody history

5 min
7

Place des Victoires

One of the smallest but most elegant squares in Paris

3 min
8

Pompidou Centre

A striking building with regularly changing exhibitions and arts events

4 min
9

The Marais

This ancient and picturesque neighbourhood is now hip and happening

4 min
10

Place des Vosges

Probably Paris's most beautiful square - a lovely place to take a break

5 min
11

Place de la Bastille

The site of Paris's notorious prison - and now a glittering new opera house

6 min
12

Ile Saint Louis

This neighbourhood is one of the prettiest in Paris

4 min
13

Rue Saint Louis en l'Ile

The main street of this picturesque island is a lovely place for a stroll

4 min

Overview

A walking tour of Paris's greatest monuments and its less well known squares, buildings and neighbourhoods. Two great themes of Paris are Romance and Revolution and this walking tour will introduce both to you so that you can get a true sense of this remarkable city.
We start in the vast, imposing Place de la Concorde where you'll hear the full story of the guillotine and the grisly goings on. We'll then lead through some of the most beautiful sights of the city, including the elegant Opera Garnier and the secluded Palais-Royal. We'll give you the history of the place as you stand next to it and tell you what to look out for.
We'll bring you right up to date with the famous but controversial Pompidou Centre and then take you onto the historic Marais and the glorious Place des Vosges. You'll hear the story of the notorious Bastille as you look across at where it once stood and then we'll take you to one of Paris's hidden gems - the Isle Saint Louis.

Itinerary 7.0 km / 5:04

Offline map included

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