- 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.
There are 6 in my family, do I need to add the group reservation fee at check out?
Caroline is an adoptive flâneuse and has been wandering Paris' narrow streets and leafy boulevards since 2003. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and Art History with a specialty in 19th-century art and literature, and pursued graduate studies in Art History at Paris IV La Sorbonne, writing a thesis on popular imagery and caricature in Revolutionary and Napoleonic Paris. Her research was published in the journal European Comic Art. She also writes exhibition reviews and features. Her writing has been published in Apollo Magazine, the TLS, Condé Nast Traveler and WSJ Magazine.
Sandra is an art historian specializing in the link between European art, history and society from the 15th to the 19th centuries. She holds a Master's degree in Art History from the Université La Sorbonne, where she specialized in Italian Renaissance painting and the iconography of the modern European family. Originally from Canada, she also holds an undergraduate degree in Linguistics, with a double specialization in French and Spanish Language Civilization, and has lived in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Rome, before finally settling in Paris. She began guiding in Rome, where she spent over 10 years studying Italian history and art, and guiding groups regularly through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Borghese Gallery, and the Roman Forum. She loves music, dance, theatre and art in all of its forms and enjoys sharing this passion with visitors and museum-goers of all ages.
Isabelle is a Franco-American who was born and raised in Versailles. In 2006, she received her Ph.D. in Etruscan art from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. During her studies, she spent several years in Italy: Siena and Florence, where she prepared her Master’s degree, and on a scholarship at the Ecole française de Rome working on her PhD thesis. In addition to teaching at the University of Paris VIII, Isabelle has experience as Communications Manager for an art books publisher and translating documentaries for French television. She is an active member of the Montmartre Historical Society and in her free time, enjoys sharing her passion for Paris, its art and its history, with visitors, family and friends.
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