Paris, France: Top 10 Highlights for Curious Travelers

Explore must-see highlights and local favorites in the City of Lights
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1 hour
Product Type
  • Les Invalides
  • Sainte Chapelle
Lecture Details
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  • Presented by the same world-class experts as our walking tours, Context Lectures highlight must-see attractions, reveal hidden landmarks, and explore the best things to do during your trip so you don’t miss a thing.
Lecture Description
Few cities in the world charm travelers as well as Paris. With so many charismatic arrondissements, exquisite cuisines, and awe-inspiring cultural landmarks to experience, the capital of France is best when explored in the company of a local guide. 
Meet Your Expert

Even before getting his university degrees in Law and Business, Laurent was the youngest “guide-conférencier” to obtain his license in France at the age of 16. With an authentic passion for art and history, he had a previous career in international business and marketing before focusing entirely on his job as guide. An art collector himself, particularly fond of painting, he attended open courses at the Ecole du Louvre and graduated from IESA art school. His purpose, thanks to a very participative approach, is to make you see and understand art rather than just learn about it.

From underground Roman remains to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Parisian monuments convey more than 1,800 years of remarkable historical narratives for us to contextualize together. Beginning from the Roman baths, our guide will lead us through the Middle Ages to modern times. We'll travel back in time through the development of each distinct Parisian neighborhood and its interwoven origin stories. The grandeur of Louis XIVth’s Invalides celebrates the past glories of the French military, while Sainte-Chapelle illustrates the faith of Saint Louis – who brought to Paris in 1239 Christ’s most precious and symbolic relic (his crown of thorns). We'll also venture to Montmartre’s Sacré-Cœur, where its surrounding village streets witnessed the daily life and mad parties of most famous artists such as Picasso, Renoir, Manet, Pissaro, and many more. 

Led by an expert on French art and culture, this lecture will look beyond Paris' most iconic sights to assist the sophisticated traveler with planning a picture-perfect itinerary. Designed to inspire future travels, participants will come away with a portfolio of suggestions in order to enjoy their time in Paris to the fullest.
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Like an apéritif…perfect.
I found this overview of iconic sites in Paris interesting and look forward to visiting them in person! Thank you!
This was disappointing. The visuals were rudimentary and it was more like an art history lecture than presentation of highlights. Curious travelers made me think it would be a bit more dynamic sprinkled With fun little known facts.