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THE CLASSIC PARIS WALKING TOUR

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The Classic Walk offers a complete overview of Paris. Virtually every major site in the city center is covered and guests leave with a fantastic orientation and new appreciation for the "City of Light". This quintessential tour is our bread and butter, and a must for anyone looking to see it all in a very short amount of time.

 

TOUR highlights

  • The Eiffel Tower - The symbol of Paris was built by Gustave Eiffel as the entrance for the Universal Exposition of 1889 and stood as the tallest building in the world until New York City's Chrysler Building was completed in 1930.
  • Notre Dame - The most famous cathedral in the world is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Construction began in 1163 during the reign on King Louis VII and has stood as a symbol of Paris for almost nine centuries. On the top of the building sit 13 statues; 12 are the apostles and one is a statue of the architect himself.
  • Napoléon's Tomb - Originally built by King Louis XIV in 1676 as an exclusive place or worship for the Royal family. Ceased functioning as a church during the Revolution and is now the resting place of the most famous Frenchman in history.
  • Louvre Museum - Originally built as a fort by King Philippe-Auguste in 1190, now one of the grandest museums in the world. The most famous works include the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and Winged Victory of Samothrace.
  • Tuileries Gardens - Former Royal Gardens in the middle of the city where we'll settle down for lunch at a café nestled in the chestnut trees (price not included).
  • Musée D'Orsay -  Designed for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and originally a train station. It reopened in 1986 as the museum hosting a world-class collection of Impressionist paintings.
  • Champs-Elysées - The most famous avenue in the world. Its sidewalks are lined with cafés, cinemas, 5-star hotels and shops.We see the Champs-Elysées from the Place de la Concorde.
  • Also see......the Ecole Militaire, Les Invalides, Alexander III Bridge, Grand and Petit Palais, Place de la Concorde, and St. Chapelle.

 

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