Much of the magic of Paris is concentrated in the heart of the city. On this 2-hour walking tour, a knowledgeable guide brings 2,000 years of Parisian history to life as you stroll by iconic architecture located along the Seine River.
Starting at the Ile de la Cité, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral’s gothic carvings and learn about their medieval origins. Hear about Europe’s once most-feared prison, La Conciergerie, that had formerly served as a royal palace. Walk through Place Dauphine and soak up panoramas of the Seine River from the Pont Neuf.
Explore the majestic courtyards of the Louvre, hearing about the glory of the French monarchy, and discover lesser-known spots around the Palais Royal that only locals know about.
Pass through the Tuileries Gardens and wrap up your tour at the Place de la Concorde, where Marie Antoinette and her king met their fate under the blade of the guillotine. This historic square also offers unique views of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Obelisk.
In just a few hours, come away with snapshots of Paris’ top landmarks and a great overview of the city’s history during the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the French Revolution.