From March 2023 - to download the programme go to page: This Month and Next
The French Revolution, 10.30 am. In the historic Latin Quarter, see where the revolutionaries lived and met, the oldest café in Paris, and the hall where Danton and the radical Cordeliers' club held their debates. On this lively tour you will understand the background to the chilling stories: Dr Guillotin’s sinister 'razor', Marat stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday.
Meet at metro Odeon, at the statue of Danton (exit 1)
The Marais Circuit 1, 10.30 am. This is the most unspoilt historic quarter in Paris. Beautiful architecture from picturesque medieval streets to splendid classical mansions, and the lovely royal square, the place des Vosges. On circuit, 1 we explore the South side of the Marais, we look at architecture, history, some Jewish history, the wall of the Righteous, hear stories of the celebrated inhabitants such as Victor Hugo and Mme de Sevigné, famous for her witty letters.
Meet at metro St Paul
Ile de la Cité, Ile St Louis and the Medieval Latin Quarter 2.30pm We explore the architecture of Ile de la Cité where Paris was first founded, and look at our beautiful ruined cathedral, hear it’s story over the ages, including the tragic fire, and learn about it's restoration. We see highlights and hidden details of the medieval Latin Quarter, including some ancient streets, and the flamboyant gothic church of St Severin. We finish on the Ile St Louis, with its old world charm and famous ice creams.
Meet at metro Cité (Not August)
The Village of Montmartre, 10.30 am. On this picturesque walk you will discover old winding streets, the vineyard, artists' studios (Renoir, Lautrec, Van Gogh) quiet gardens, historic cabarets, the old windmill, place-du-Tertre with its artists and portrait sketchers, the Sacré Coeur Basilica and a stunning view over the city.
Meet at metro Abbesses (use the elevator, the station is deep!)
Paris during the Occupation and Liberation 10.30am On this walk in the area of the Tuileries gardens, place Vendome, Concorde and Champs Elysées, hear how the Parisians survived the dark years of the Occupation from 1940-44 with stories of daily life, the Gestapo, the plight of the Jews, the Resistance and the Liberation.
Meet at metro Tuileries
Small group Orsay tour on Thursdays at 4pm price 70€ per person including entrance tickets. (Up to 6 people)
Hemingway's Paris 10.30am. Explore the charm of the Latin Quarter with the old houses and courtyardsof the Mouffetard market street, the medieval city wall, and the superb historic church of St Etienne-du-Mont. It is associated with many writers: Joyce, Orwell, Balzac, Hugo, and immortalised by Hemingway in A Moveable Feast and in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
Meet at metro Cardinal Lemoine (exit 1)
Small group Louvre tour on Fridays at 4pm price 70€ per person including entrance tickets. (Up to 6 people) (Not August)
The Marais Circuit 1, 10.30 am. See Tuesday above. Meet at metro Saint Paul
The Village of Montmartre, 10.30 am. See Wednesday above. Meet at metro Abbesses. (use elevator)
There is always an extra tour on Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm See full programme for details. (not August)