Parisian Splendours: guided tour from the Place de la Concorde to the Louvre

Let's take a guided stroll by L'Echappée Belle through the most emblematic places in Paris, discovering the wealth of our heritage and the interactions between France and other countries through the ages. 

  • Location : Paris
  • Minimal Age : 7
  • Duration : 1h30
  • Access by Public Transport : Métro line 1, or 8, or 12, stop Concorde.
  • Language : English

Parisian Splendours: guided tour from the Place de la Concorde to the Louvre
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With your guide, come and discover one of the most beautiful views of the City of Light, on a walking tour that will take you from the Place de la Concorde to the Louvre Museum, with a detour via the Place Vendôme!

The largest square in Paris, Place de la Concorde, is a masterpiece of the Age of Enlightenment architecture and one of the five royal squares of Paris. Since the mid-19th century, its centre has been home to what is humorously called "the oldest monument in Paris": the Luxor obelisk. It arrived by boat from Egypt as a gift to Charles X, king of France.

From the Place de la Concorde, you will see the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, with the Arc de Triomphe and the Assemblée Nationale in the background.

To make our eyes shine, we'll walk along the Rue de Rivoli and its arcades to discover another royal square, the Place Vendôme, lined with majestic facades and prestigious shops, such as the Hotel Ritz and haute joaillerie boutiques. Your guide will tell you some juicy anecdotes about those who occupied these streets!

We'll head for the Tuileries Gardens, and plunge into one of the first "French gardens", invented by Le Nôtre in the mid-17th century, who later created the world-famous gardens at Versailles.

We'll look at the Palais des Tuileries, the former palace of the kings of France, burnt down during the Paris Commune in 1870. The tour ends in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum.

Your guide is from L'Echappée Belle, a company of guide-lecturers set up nearly thirty years ago. They offer a wide range of tours and walks in Paris and the Ile-de-France region. Their guides have a solid background in art history and know Paris inside out. Their tours are lively, full of anecdotes, and they make sure that every participant has a great time.

If you want to know more about Paris and Grand Paris heritage, take a look at our other visits about this subject on Explore Paris!


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