One of the famous and striking squares in Paris but with a bloody history10 min
With its Greek temple frontage, this is one of the grandest churches in Paris5 min
A brief history of this beautiful, historic city to put your walk into context6 min
Napoleon's favourite opera house and one of the grandest buildings in Paris4 min
Home of the French royal family - and the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu5 min
A beautiful, tranquil oasis in the centre of Paris but one with a bloody history5 min
One of the smallest but most elegant squares in Paris3 min
A striking building with regularly changing exhibitions and arts events4 min
This ancient and picturesque neighbourhood is now hip and happening4 min
Probably Paris's most beautiful square - a lovely place to take a break5 min
The site of Paris's notorious prison - and now a glittering new opera house6 min
This neighbourhood is one of the prettiest in Paris4 min
The main street of this picturesque island is a lovely place for a stroll4 min
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.