Take a walk around Paris with a local guide and see another side of this beautiful city. Walking with a local to guide you and share insights and stories is the best way to tour the classic sights of Paris. The walking tour of Classic Paris offers a complete overview of Paris from the ground up. Virtually every major site in the city center is covered, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Place de la Concorde, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and, of course, the Eiffel Tower.
With plenty of photo opportunities and breaks, this walking tour of Paris is comprehensive but not too strenuous. Along the way your friendly guide will share the history of Paris and its famous monuments, people, buildings and boulevards.
Sights on the Paris Walking Tour include:
Notre Dame, learn about the cathedral’s history, architecture, detailed facade and the coronation of a famous, albeit short, emperor
St. Chapelle, which was built to house Christ’s crown of thorns and a piece of the cross
Louvre Museum, the former seat of the French throne and now the grandest museum in the world
Orsay Museum, world famous for its Impressionist collection
Lunch – settle down at a charming cafe nestled in the Tuileries Gardens (lunch not included)
Place de la Concorde, the site of royal beheadings during the French Revolution
Champs-Elysees, the most famous avenue in the world
Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Napoleon in honor of his army’s victories
Pont Alexander III, the most beautiful bridge in Paris
Les Invalides and Napoleon’s Tomb, a beautiful complex topped with the golden dome over the Emperor’s tomb
Ecole Militaire, former French military school with World War II damage still scarring the facade
Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 and still the eternal symbol of Paris