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