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History of Parisian architecture through its famous landmarks

This Online Experience will take you through the three most iconic cultural, historical, and architectural sites of Paris, France. Learn about the history of the Louvre, which used to be the residence of the French Kings for hundreds of years before it was turned into the largest museum in the world. Explore the Palais Royal, where the emblematic French Monarch Louis XIV escaped a failed assassination. Walk up to Opera avenue, built as one of the most prestigious thoroughfares in the second half of the 19th century when the city was completely transformed.

1 Review
From Paris
Online Experience
1 Hour
France
Upto 10 people
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the heart of Paris
  • Learn about the magnificent architecture and historical legends of the city
  • Visit the Louvre, the Palais-Royal and the Paris Opera house
Description

Discover the best of Paris architecture through three of its most famous landmarks: the Louvre, the Palais-Royal, and the Opera House. 

We will begin this live-streamed, interactive Online Experience from the Louvre, which was the residence of the French Kings for hundreds of years before being transformed into the world's largest museum. Here, you will also see the glass pyramid and learn why this piece of modern architecture was a huge controversy as soon as the project was initiated in the 1980s. 

As we cross over to the Palais Royal, your guide will tell you more about France’s most emblematic monarch Louis XIV (also known as the Sun King) and his private residence from where he escaped a failed assassination. You will then get to visit a hidden gem tucked away from the buzz of the city. The garden of the Palais Royal is one of the prettiest green spots in Paris.

We will eventually walk up the Opera Avenue, built as one of the most prestigious thoroughfares in the second half of the 19th century when the city was completely transformed. Take a short stop at the Cafe de la Paix to take in the imposing facade of the stunning Opera House, where some of the greatest singers and musicians in history have given concerts and performances over the ages.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • You can book this tour either for 35 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 120 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimise such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
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Julien Savadoux studied both history and art history at Sorbonne University and decided to become a tour guide after graduating with a degree in cultural mediation. As a real French history buff, he has been sharing his knowledge and leading tours in Paris museums and historic landmarks ever since. His preferred topics cover ancient and medieval history, sacred art and architecture, French cuisine and wine.

Claudio Apreda grew up in a cultural melting pot that determines who he is and what he wants to be in his professional career. He graduated in Tourism for Cultural Heritage and has been a licensed Tour Guide since 2015. After years of working and travelling around the globe, he finally decided to move to Paris, to which he fell in love at first sight.

Marine Bonnet has been a licensed guide in Paris since 2017. She loves sharing the unique and surprising patrimony of her Capital, offering a great moment to her customers so that they can know and experience what they really need to know about the city!

Tour Reviews
  • Dennis Silver

    I received the tour as a gift as we plan to visit Paris next year.
    I found the tour very very informative and well done, the tour wetted my appetite and expectation, for our Paris trip.

From USD 41 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.