Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame, 10.30 am. 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
The Medieval Latin Quarter, 2.30 pm. A walk through this atmospheric district, to see highlights and hidden details. Roman remains, charming old streets, the story of medieval scholars and the famous Sorbonne University. Meet at metro Maubert-Mutualité, by café 'Le Métro' (exit 1)
Writers of the Left Bank, 3 pm. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Gertude Stein and the Shakespeare and Co Bookshop. Meet at metro Vavin in front of the Rotonde Café (April – end October except August)
The Marais Circuit 1, 10.30 am. This is the most unspoilt historic quarter in Paris. Beautiful architecture from picturesque medieval streets to splendid classical mansions, and the lovely royal square, the place des Vosges. On circuit, 1 we explore the South side of the Marais, we look at architecture, history, some Jewish history, the wall of the Righteous, hear stories of the celebrated inhabitants such as Victor Hugo and Mme de Sevigné, famous for her witty letters. Meet at metro St Paul
The French Revolution, 2.30 pm. In the historic Latin Quarter, see where the revolutionaries lived and met, the oldest café in Paris, and the hall where Danton and the radical Cordeliers' club held their debates. On this lively tour you will understand the background to the chilling stories: Dr Guillotin’s sinister 'razor', Marat stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday. Meet at metro Odeon, at the statue of Danton (exit 1)
The Village of Montmartre, 10.30 am. On this picturesque walk you will discover old winding streets, the vineyard, artists' studios (Renoir, Lautrec, Van Gogh) quiet gardens, historic cabarets, the old windmill, place-du-Tertre with its artists and portrait sketchers, the Sacré Coeur Basilica and a stunning view over the city. Meet at metro Abbesses (use the elevator, the station is deep!)
The Two Islands, 2.30 pm. A walk to enjoy the essence of Paris on the two islands. The magical Ile St Louis, elegant architecture and aristocratic inhabitants, a favourite with the lost generation of the 1920s who savoured its old world charm. We explore Ile de la Cité, where Paris was first founded and look at the architecture of Notre Dame cathedral and hear the history. Meet at metro Pont Marie.
Saint Germain-des-Prés, 10.30 am. 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, Hemingway’s favourite restaurant, and the beautiful St Sulpice church with the mysterious gnomon and rose line, mentioned in the Da Vinci Code. Meet in front of the Church of St Sulpice (a short walk from metro St Sulpice)
The Marais Circuit 2, 2.30 pm. See Sunday below. Meet at metro Saint Paul
Hemingway's Paris, 10.30 am. Explore the charm of the Latin Quarter with the old houses and courtyardsof the Mouffetard market street, the medieval city wall, and the superb historic church of St Etienne-du-Mont. It is associated with many writers: Joyce, Orwell, Balzac, Hugo, and immortalised by Hemingway in A Moveable Feast and in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Meet at metro Cardinal Lemoine
The Village of Montmartre, 2.30 pm. See Wednesday above. Meet at metro Abbesses (use the elevator)
The Marais Circuit 1, 10.30 am. See Tuesday above. Meet at metro Saint Paul
There is always a tour on Saturday afternoons. See full programme for details.
The Village of Montmartre, 10.30 am. See Wednesday above. Meet at metro Abbesses. (use elevator)
The Marais Circuit 2, 2.30 pm. Stories of royalty, mistresses and intrigue in this beautiful historic neighbourhood. On circuit 2 we explore the Northern side of the Marais. Elegant classical mansions with graceful courtyards and gardens, the old Jewish quarter with the picturesque rue des Rosiers, and the imposing architecture of the royal place des Vosges, the city’s oldest square. Meet at metro St Paul
There is always an extra tour on Sunday. See full programme for details.