Beginning with the statue of Louis XIV, your private architectural walking tour encompasses the Axe historique, aka Triumphal Way, a line of landmarks and monuments that allow you to trace a piece of Paris history. For about 2.5 miles (4 km), take in Paris’ renowned architecture as seen in sights like the Arc de Carrousel, erected by Napoleon I in honor of the Battle of Austerlitz and other victories.
Walk through Tuileries Gardens (Jardins des Tuileries), an example of French landscaping perfection; visit Place de la Concorde to learn about the significance of the Luxor Obelisk, the heart of the city; stroll along the Champs-Elysées, admiring cafes and shops; and arrive at the Arc de Triomphe, the Napoleanic monument to excellence. Climb up to the top to look out at Paris, including the stretch of the Champs-Elysées that you just walked down.
Other sights you’ll see include the Orangerie Museum, Jeu de Paume, Grand Palais, Petit Palais and the Grande Arche de La Défense.