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Discover some of the finest architecture in the French capital on this 2-hour Art Nouveau walking tour in Paris. Follow your guide through the 8th and 9th arrondissements and admire the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings for which the area is famous. Marvel at the Galeries Lafayette’s grand facade and gilded balconies, and gain insight into Art Nouveau design. Discover the Palais Garnier — a 19th-century opera house — and enjoy a drink in a traditional Art Nouveau brasserie. Your group size is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 2-hour Art Nouveau walking tour of Paris’ 8th and 9th arrondissements
  • Admire the stately Art Nouveau architecture of Gare St Lazare, Galeries Lafayette and Palais Garnier
  • Take in the grandeur of Boulevard Haussmann with a knowledgeable guide
  • Gain insight into the architectural styles and influences that helped shape modern Paris
  • Enjoy a drink at a Parisian brasserie
  • Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Art Nouveau Walking Tour in Paris

Admire the Art Nouveau design of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris

Meet your guide outside the impressive Saint Lazare train station in central Paris to begin your Art Nouveau walking tour. Paris’ 8th and 9th arrondissements are widely considered home to some of the city’s finest architecture, and a glance upward from the colorful window displays reveals the true charm of this beautiful part of the French capital.
 
Head to bustling Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement and admire the imposing facade of the Galeries Lafayette — widely considered Paris’ finest department store. Listen as your guide describes the architectural fashions which shaped this imposing building, then step inside to be wowed by the towering stained-glass dome ceiling and gilded balconies.
 
Continue onward to the Palais Garnier — Paris’ world-famous opera house — and marvel at the building’s spectacular structure and ornate stonework. Built in the late 19th-century, the Palais Garnier is considered as much a symbol of Paris as the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame Cathedral and its beauty continues to captivate visitors to this day.
 
Visit a traditional Parisian brasserie during your tour and admire the spectacular Art Nouveau architecture as you enjoy your drink. Then, head back out into the bustling city. After two hours admiring Art Nouveau architecture in Paris’ 8th and 9th arrondissements, your tour concludes on Boulevard Haussmann.

Customer Reviews

Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Solene, my guide and I began our tour by going into the Gare Saint Lazare where she explained its special features.
In Mollard's, a traditional Parisian brasserie, we enjoyed coffee and conversation.
On Boulevard Haussmann we saw two examples of designer shopping combined with art nouveau architectural styles. Printemps and Galeries Lafayette have rooftop viewing areas and glass domes.
We finished our tour by visiting a bank. What a building!

tara.lavin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide Solean was awesome!! Got to see lots of hidden gems we would have NEVER happened upon without the tour! Just wonderful!

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great tour. Our Guide was super knowledgeable and very friendly. We would have never found these amazing treasures on our own. And the Hot Chocolate was delicious!!

Clark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour changed how we saw Paris. We started by learning about the architecture of the train station. Then we went to a beautifully preserved art nouveau brasserie. As we enjoyed a cup of coffee, Solene, our fabulous tour guide, pointed out the art nouveau elements that surrounded us. We then ascended to see spectacular glass domes at the top of two art nouveau buildings. Our guide took us behind the scenes to see how they were built. We climbed up even further and were rewarded by a breathtaking rooftop view of Paris. As we soaked in the views Solene pointed out architectural hightlights around the city. Solene was everything you want in a tour guide: knowledgeable, engaging, and conversational. She answered our questions not only about architecture but also about the best places to eat and about secret places away from tourists and crowds. If you are interested in architecture or even if you're not don't hesitate to book this tour!

Carrie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was great! We saw many things we never would have in own. Our guide was knowledgable,friendly, and flexible. I love the rooftop views-we would have completely missed this view of Paris. A great way to learn-highly recommend.

Laurie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Solène was a wonderful guide for les arts nouveau. She made the area come alive like as if we were arriving for the World Exposition. The hidden gems in the area are breath taking. You would never guess that the large glass domes and the intricate tile work were just around the corner. Beautiful!

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Solene,my guide and the founder of A Journey in Paris, did a fabulous job. Solene is multilingual, a Paris resident and well traveled in France. She is a great resource as well as a wonderful guide. I highly recommend her tours!

Lindsey W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable tour taking in some stunning sights. Solene, our guide, was interesting, informative and able to use her local knowledge to show us areas we would never have found alone. The mosaic filled Art Nouveau brasserie and vibrant glass domes were highlights. Excellent!

drdave

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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