- 8 hours
- A comprehensive view into the history and culture of Paris for first-time or returning visitors by car
- Led by a PhD or MA level historian or art historian
- Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral (exterior only), Opera Garnier, Church of Saint-Séverin, Île de la Cité, Champs-Elysées, Sacré-Coeur, Latin Quarter, and Saint-Germain-des-Prés
NOTE: This tour includes a car service that will pick you up at your accommodation. Please tell us your hotel or apartment address in the 'Additional Details' box while adding the tour to your shopping cart.
Disclaimer: Groups larger than 5 please note you must add the group reservation fee at check out as it's required by the Louvre along with headsets to be permitted entrance.
- Notre Dame (exterior only)
- Church of Saint-Séverin
- Île de la Cité
- Latin Quarter
- Palais Royal
- Opera Garnier
- Eiffel Tower (exterior only)
- Arc de Triomphe
- Champs Elysées
- Louvre Museum
- 8 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Private car service with pickup at your hotel
- Pre-purchased Louvre tickets
Driving onwards to Champs Elysées, we will admire various historical monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Obélisque. Of course, a trip to Paris isn’t complete without seeing the iconic Eiffel Tower which we will drive near to view before we leave our driver and walk through the luscious Tuileries Gardens to get to the Louvre. After a morning of fun explorations across some of Paris’s main sites, we will stop at a local restaurant, all enjoying a delicious French meal tomorrow. Finally, we will make our way into the Lourve Musem to spark our creative imaginations, and you’ll see some of the world's most known masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa.
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The daughter of a sculptor, Marie has been surrounded by art ever since she was born. A native Parisienne, she holds an undergraduate degree in history and art history, with a specialty in iconography and French and Flemish paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries. She also holds a Master's degree in museology from the Ecole du Louvre and one in Art History from the Sorbonne. She currently works for the French National Art History Institute on special cultural events. Since she loves literature, ballet, theatre, opera, jazz clubs, and classical concerts—she has been playing the piano since she was 9—Paris and its artistic life are a perfect fit.
Marie Theres is a painter who has made Paris her home for more than two decades. She works in her studio in Montmartre and shows her paintings in galleries in Europe and the United States. She studied history at the University of Cologne, Germany and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before coming to Paris to study art history at the Ecole de Louvre. Her knowledge of art history is enhanced by her practical painting experience. Beyond a purely academic approach, this enables her to convey the emotional dimension of the artwork and to focus attention on the act of creation. She loves to share her passion for art and painting and is fascinated by the 19th-century artistic heritage of Paris, its art movements, and urbanism.
Born and raised abroad, mostly in Asia, Lorraine discovered Paris intimately while studying art history at Ecole du Louvre, a school which holds most of its classes directly in museums and monuments. After several years spent in NYC, getting her Master's degree in Modern Art at Columbia University and working at the Guggenheim Museum, she returned to her adopted city in 2008 to start a PhD. Currently specializing in the history of photography and visual culture, active member of the Laboratoire d'histoire visuelle contemporaine, Lorraine also works as a freelance art critic, teaches art history, and nurtures a few artistic projects of her own.
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