Visits of Paris.
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  • The administrative court of appeal of Paris, located in the hotel de Beauvais, is rarely open to the public. On very special occasion, the court has no session, this is why some reserved areas will be exceptionally open! On the day of the visit, on top of the overall history of the building, we'll be able to admire the magnificent courtyard, the grand staircase, the main court room and special waiting room as well as the rare medieval cellars.
  • Paris is much older than one might at first think, at least twice as old as Notre Dame. Before the year 1000, there was, in this order: a Gallic settlement, a Roman city, and a Frankish royal capital—visited by people such as Julius Caesar, Julian the Apostate, and Clovis the King of the Franks. Many vestiges of this ancient history are buried today beneath the streets of visible, modern part of town. From the île de la Cité to the ramparts of the 12th arrondissment, we will pass through the Roman Forum and baths before completing the tour at the famous Arenes de Lutece (Lutetia's arenas).
  • This walk will uncover a unique place: a small village bordered only with Parisian villas, pedestrian and paved walkways bordered by pretty houses. The whole area surrounded by parks and small gardens. The tour will also take you in one of the last Parisian village, little known to Parisian and hidden in the 19th arrondissement. Nearby, the park of the Buttes Chaumont, created in the 19th century, is considered as the most charming and typically Parisian of all the capital's parks.
  • This tour is meant for architecture and interior decoration lovers. A first stretch in Western Paris will recall Art Déco's origins and diffusion, highlighted with several houses built in the same street by key architects. One of these houses will be exceptionally open for a visit of the vast workshop on the ground floor. Just a block away, another amazing place, built by leading 1930's architect Le Corbusier, gives another orientation to modernist style. After a short metro trip, a stop has been arranged in one of the most beautiful and typical restaurants in Paris, rich with anecdotes. Across the street, is another example of Art Deco buildings, directly inspired by American high rise. The end of the tour will take place in a fantastic hotel built as a tribute to the great 1925 Art Déco exhibition, filled with the most refined furniture, frescoes, and decors.
  • Stroll a few small streets and alleyways around Montsouris park and experience the charm of a neighborhood where one really feel away and far from Paris. Some of the beautiful houses were built for famous artists. Some villas were also used as experimenting new art déco techniques and materials. In a close-by passage, we'll visit the grand house atelier of a sculptor, now turned into a museum after her death (10€ pp).
  • Art Nouveau is a new conception in art that will spread out in Europe between the 1880's up till the First World War, not only in architecture, but also in design and furniture. If many countries will develop their own version, a few architects will in France sign several buildings emblematic  and prestigious up to our times. Two routes are proposed to experience the best of Art Nouveau in Paris.
  • Belleville and Ménilmontant, traditional working class and Parisian areas, have seen a long evolution to now welcome some of the most vibrant and trendy districts of Paris. On top of the most beautiful panorama over Paris, discover artists workshops as well countless street art works. Hidden villas and back alleys lead to pretty squares and architectural beauties hidden behind modern buildings. From the birth place of Edith Piaf to a very colorful food and clothes market, stroll the winding streets of Belleville and encounter a new and true face of Paris.
  • An unforgettable experience is guaranteed as you wander through la Butte aux Cailles, anti-establishment Parisian party district, with it’s restaurants and detached houses that provide an unrivaled Left Bank atmosphere. One of Paris's favorite playgrounds for street artists, the area also boasts of hidden gems and many other peculiarities.
  • Go back to Montmartre heydays, when dozens of cabarets were lining the Boulevards and people from all over the world flocking there for entertainment! Pictures and music will give you a bright idea of long gone buildings and different type of shows usually on. The tour starts with the small and unusual museum of recorded sound where amazing "talking machines" are showcased, reminding how Montmartre benefited this invention with cafés, dancing halls and cabarets. Learn also how Pigalle became the world famous red light district synonym of entertainment, crime and sex.
  • Step into Wenzou, via Hanoi, Pnom-phen or Vientiane at the nearby Choisy triangle, the largest of the four Asian districts of Paris. Many expatriates from former French colonies in Asia own businesses around the commercial area of Olympiades, the heart of the area that has now become the largest Chinatown in Europe.
  • The Faubourg Saint Antoine has gradually developed around the Royal Abbey of Saint Antoine des Champs, but the bulk of its activities developed when the wood craftsmen settled in this neighborhood. In the early 18th century, over 500 carpenters’ and cabinet makers’ shops thrived in the area thanks to royal commissions and the activity of the abbey. These traditions still exist; although manufacturers are increasingly rare to find, replaced by promoters' lofts or convenient stores. A meeting is organized with one of the last woodcrafters in his hidden workshop!
  • The route then heads for the heights of Nogent, where the town center is located. A number of unexpectedly charming suburban houses and a lovely park lie along the way. The main street in the center is interesting on several levels. First and foremost, its ancient heritage is impressive. What's more, teeming with shops and restaurants of all kinds, the town center is one of the busiest in eastern Paris. Through its squares and monuments, the tour will explore the history of this town, which at the beginning of the 20th century was home to one of the largest Italian communities in the Paris region. Finally, the walk ends in front of the Royal Palace cinema, a landmark of Nogent sur Marne built in the early 1920s and a Mecca of the Parisian music hall of that era.
  • A stroll around the streets of Pigalle, the world famous ancient red light district of Paris will show you hidden tracks and buildings linked to the love business. With around 10 000 prostitutes, cabarets and erotic shows in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century, the capital of France could attract visitors eager to blend in a risqué atmosphere far from home.
  • This route through the 16th arrondissement aims to explore the places and history linked to the German Occupation through the formidable security and police services as well as their French auxiliaries. The tour will also reveal the roles of several characters, French or German, notoriously known for their activities during these events.
  • This tour will explore the Cité Island with some of the most beautiful Gothic monuments built in Paris. After a reminder of what the Paris urban plan was in the Middle Ages, we'll discover the former palace of the Kings, now home of the Palais de Justice (courthouse) where the Queen was on trial during the French Revolution, the Saint Chapel, the Conciergerie (prison during the French Revolution) from the outside, and of course the Cathedral Notre Dame both from outside and inside. The tour will end in the Latin Quarter with a few last interesting places.

    Note that due to long lines and security checks, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie are on optional visit for the end of the tour and require advanced booking. 

  • This seminar will go in depth over the work of Haussmann and urban planning in Paris over two centuries. The tour expands from the Palais royal to the Opera via “Grands Boulevards” and haussmannian avenues to witness the amazing 19th century changes in the city. Included: visit of the Opera, Galeries Lafayette department store terrace and cupola, a major bank headquarter and the most fascinating hidden ballroom in Paris. Note that the ticket's entrance to the Opera is not included and can be pre-purchased.
  • This tour will uncover the secrets of la Defense, the largest business district in Europe (38 million square feet of office, around seventy buildings and skyscrapers, five more major towers under construction). The promenade will you from the esplanade where the project started in 1958 up to unusual and unknown areas, monuments and gardens, with many significant anecdotes, from Napoleon to the American Foreign Legion!
  • Custom your tour! The best of Paris is on the agenda with the most famous monuments, neighborhoods and museums, as well as breaks for lunch or a drink whenever needed! This tour is especially designed for newcomers or all those who want to refresh their old memories with facts, anecdotes and amazing views! From Notre Dame cathedral on the Cité Island, the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées... to Louvre museum and a cruise on the Seine river, you will get the best of the city enjoying the comfort of a private transportation. Make your choice in the options and custom your day!

    Warning: Please note the Eiffel Tower requires a two month advance booking.
  • Magnificent Hôtel de Lauzun is one of the very few hotels particuliers (private mansions) that retain their rich carved, painted, mirrored and gilded interiors from the time of Louis XIV. The mansion is a 17th century interior and exterior architectural jewel. It is the only private mansion on Ile St Louis that can be visited. It has been recently restored while being preserved as its last private owner left it at the end of the 19th century, with the gold detailing and ceilings of the 17th century, combined with the exuberance of the 19th century.

    Hotel de Lauzun can only be visited every day but during private events only
  • The tour will detail the historical and political roles of this capital city landmark since the 16th century. After meeting on the large main square outside the building, the impressive facade will be detailed and its history recalled.

    Upon entering, we'll discover all the fantastically decorated reception rooms, including the function room, created as a replica of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, as well as the impressive stairs of honor.

  • Immigration and multi cultural Paris : From the first migrant workers who came as a result of the Industrial Revolution in the 1840’s to massive immigration in the 1960’s, explore different faces of Paris through various districts in the North and East of the city, a colourful market and a mint tea at the superb Paris Great Mosque where today's situation as well as related topics and overall immigration questions will be debated.
  • Walk around the Park Monceau and discover the beautiful mansions of famous Jewish families who were part of the Parisian rich elite society living in this brand new area of Paris from the mid nineteenth century.
  • Stroll the 17th arrondissement of Paris and discover the unsung Batignolles quarter, with its flowery and discreet streets and designer shops. Beyond the traditional park lies the recently built eco-neighborhood around the Park Martin Luther King, as well as the brand new courthouse designed by the architect of the famous Centre Pompidou museum, Renzo Piano.
  • The Louvre, largest museum in the world, has a long and complex history that begins much earlier than the buildings of the 16th century would suggest. The tour proposes to reconsider the different stages of construction of the Kings of France's main castle in Paris by presenting the most fundamental pieces, famous or less known, which are exhibited in different parts of the museum. The visit will also go through the grand historical rooms, such as the Henri II salons, the private apartments of Napoleon III or Louis XIV's bedroom.
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