The Emblem of Paris
Our tours were suspended during the pandemic. We have started again with a reduced programme. Please e-mail us for more details or download the list from our website page This Month and Next. Winter Programme 2022 Check the page This Month and Next on our website for updates Our special tours include: Paris during the Occupation, The Resistance, The French Revolution, Jefferson's Paris, The Old Les Halles Market district, Medieval Paris and the Templars, Père Lachaise Cemetery, The Paris Chocolate Tour, The Cafes and Food tasting Tour, Highlights of the Louvre.
WINTER WALKS All tours require a reservation Please reserve by 10pm the day before the tour (e-mail is preferable). If we already have some reservations you can reserve on the day of the tour. We will acknowledge your reservation. EVERY SATURDAY The Marais Circuit 1 10.30am This is the most unspoilt historic quarter in Paris. This circuit explores the south Marais. Beautiful architecture from picturesque medieval streets to splendid classical mansions, and the lovely royal square, the place des Vosges. We look at architecture, history, some Jewish history, hear stories of the famous inhabitants such as Victor Hugo and Mme de Sevigné, celebrated for her witty letters. Meet at metro St Paul at street level 25€ EVERY SUNDA Y The Village of Montmartre 10.30am On this picturesque walk you will discover a delightful neighbourhood with old winding streets, the vineyard, artists' studios (Renoir, Lautrec, Van Gogh) quiet gardens, historic cabarets, the place-du-Tertre with its artists and the Sacré Coeur Basilica. Meet at metro Abbesses (use the elevator, the station is deep!) 25€ EVERY THURSDAY Paris during the Occupation and Liberation 10.30am On this walk in the area of the Tuileries gardens, place Vendome, Concorde and Champs Elysées, hear how the Parisians survived the dark years of the Occupation from 1940-44 with stories of daily life, the Gestapo, the plight of the Jews, the Resistance and the Liberation. Meet at metro Tuileries, at street level 25€ EVERY THURSDAY 3pm - 5pm SMALL GROUP MUSEE D'ORSAY TOUR– 50€ per person + entrance ticket 17€ IMPRESSIONISM and 19thC MASTERPIECES We hear the historical background and the stories of the painters and their lives, many of whom endured years of hardship and incomprehension. We see the works of the conventional artists of the 19thC against whom the dissident artists rebelled, we look at iconic works by Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh and Lautrec. Tour lasts about 2 hours and you can stay on afterwards as the museum is open late on Thursdays. Meet at the elephant statue outside the museum. This tour requires prepayment EVERY FRIDAY 2.30pm-4.30pm Small group LOUVRE TOUR - 50€ per person + entrance ticket 18€ On this tour of highlights of the Louvre Museum you will see how the building evolved from a fortified castle to become the main palace of the kings of France. Our guide will lead you through this vast and beautiful building to see the remains of the castle, splendidly decorated rooms, and world famous masterpieces: Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Coronation of Napoleon by David, the Wedding at Cana by Veronese, other French and Italian paintings, and of course the Mona Lisa. Along the way you will also discover other exceptional works chosen by the guide. Tour lasts about 2 hours and you can stay on afterwards. Meet at the statue of Louis XIV in front of the Louvre pyramid. This tour requires prepayment (ideally a few days in advance) so we can organise your timed ticket
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