Paris scenic tour
Comfortably seated aboard your vehicule (coach, minibus, sedan...), discover the main monuments of Paris and their history.
Optional: combine your visit with a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River (the main thoroughfare of the city, its bridges and banks listed as Unesco World Heritage site)
The Ile-de-la-Cité, cradle of Paris
In the footsteps of the Celts, the Romans and the Franks, dive into the historical heart of the city by visiting the Ile-de-la-Cité which became the seat of political and religious power. From the Pont-neuf to the Saint-Louis bridge, going by the Conciergerie and Notre-Dame, hear about the history throughout the island and along the river.
The Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter is one of the oldest areas of Paris. In Lutetia the Romans originally settled on the left bank. Then in the Middle Ages it was the area where developped the University of Paris. Until today the students keep attending the prestigious schools and universities of the Latin Quarter.
The Marais: golden age, decline and renaissance
Peripherical area occupied by religious orders from the 12th century, the Marais was then invested by the Kings of France, attracting de facto the aristocrats who built their private mansions there. Come enjoy the revival of the area now protected after being abandoned in the 19th century.
Strolling in the covered passages
Dive into the bourgeois atmosphere of the 19th century wending through the covered passages, real shopping arcades with innovative and refined architecture.
The village of Montmartre
The Montmartre Hill inspired the artists as of the 19th century. Well-known for the Sacred Heart Basilica and the panoramic view, you will also be charmed by its picturesque winding streets.
The triumphal way
From de Arch of Triumph to the Concorde Square, enjoy a commented walk on the Champs-Elysées, the most beautiful avenue of the world immortalized by the song of Joe Dassin.
Optional: Ascent to the rooftop terrace of the Arch of Triumph
Architectural walk in Auteuil
Before the extension of Paris, Auteuil was known for its rural charm. Numerous bourgeois residences flourished, thus initiating the residential vocation of this area of the 16th district. This itinerary will enable to focus on the architecture: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modernism.
Between Bercy and the "quartier de la Gare"
During this visit we will focus on the changes of these former industrial areas based on the river economy, and that have been restructured from the 1980's with the establishment of tertiary activities.
Past and present La Villette
From the Basin of La Villette to the Cité des Sciences and the Geode, relive the industrial revolution through the history of the Parisian canals and discover an area renovated and dedicated to leisure.
The Buttes Chaumont & the Mouzaïa area
Between the Butte du Chapeau Rouge and the Buttes Chaumont, a bucolic walk which will enable to talk about the development of Paris under the Second Empire and the Third Republic, including the urban planning, the housing and the population.