Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame 10.30am We explore the history and architecture of the Island, the old streets, the flower market, quiet gardens, secret courtyards and the poignant memorial to the deported. As we admire Notre Dame, we learn about its history, the tragic fire, and new projects. Meet at metro Cité. (March - end December)
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 (All year)
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!) (All Year)
There is often a small group LOUVRE tour on Wednesdays at 4pm-6pm Price 62€ including entrance fees. Contact us for details.
Saint Germain-des-Prés 10.30am This tour captures the essence of Paris on the Left Bank: the old abbey church of St Germain, charming streets lined with bookstores and literary cafés, old squares, artists' studios, the famous Paris Fine Arts School, the hotel where Oscar Wilde died, and the beautiful St Sulpice church, mentioned in the Da Vinci Code. Meet in front of the Church of St Sulpice (a short walk from metro St Sulpice) (March - end December)
Hemingway's Paris 10.30am Explore this charming district in the Latin Quarter with the old houses and courtyards of the Mouffetard market street, a hidden fragment of the medieval city wall, and the lovely historic church of St Etienne-du-Mont. It is associated with many writers: Joyce, Orwell, Balzac, Hugo, Verlaine. The area was immortalised by Hemingway in A Moveable Feast and by Woody Allen in his film Midnight in Paris. Meet at metro Cardinal Lemoine (exit 1) (March - end December)
The Marais Circuit 1 10.30am See Tuesday above. Meet at metro Saint Paul (All year)
There is always a tour on Saturday afternoon. Details will be posted on the monthly programme.
The Village of Montmartre 10.30am See Wednesday above. Meet at metro Abbesses. (All year)
The Marais Circuit 2 2.30pm This circuit explores the North Marais. We hear stories of royalty, mistresses and intrigue in this beautiful historic neighbourhood. Elegant classical mansions with graceful courtyards and gardens, the old Jewish quarter and the peaceful place des Vosges, the city’s oldest square. Meet at metro St Paul (March -end December)
There is always an extra tour on Sunday. Details will be posted on the monthly programme.