Journey through time to the heart of historic Paris. Stroll through the different eras of the city, from Ancient Gaul to the Roman era, and the Middle Ages to the Left Bank. Crossing the Seine, you will discover Renaissance Paris and the Grand Siècle.
What to Expect
Experience old Parisian charm as you walk through the historic districts of Paris. The day begins on Ile de la Cité, the epicenter of Paris and the very location that Paris was founded. After a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, journey back through time, learning about the city’s Roman and Medieval roots as you explore the cobblestoned streets of the Latin Quarter and the left bank. Visit the old Roman baths at the Cluny Museum before continuing down the fashionable Boulevard St. Germain. See some of Paris’s oldest streets on the Left Bank and stop in for a coffee at Paris’ oldest café.
As you cross over the Seine River and make your way into the heart of Renaissance Paris, notice the difference in architecture, marvelling at the Hôtel de Ville and the grand residences of the Marais district. Wander down Rue des Rosiers, the heart of the Jewish Quarter, taking in the scents of freshly baked Challahand falafel from the vendors that line the popular street. Take a moment to smell the roses at Paris’s most beautiful square, Place des Vosges. Some say that it is even the most beautiful in the whole of Europe!
Follow your guide through the secret red door to discover the quaint gardens and the hidden treasures of St. Paul. Enjoy the tranquility of this picture-perfect pedestrian village amongst the hustle and bustle of the buzzing city around it. The tour ends on the glamorous Île Saint Louis, home to Berthillon Ice Cream, perfect for cooling down after a stroll through Paris’ extraordinary past.
- Tour guide
- Map of Paris
- Bottle of water
- Restaurant recommendations and reservations
Notre Dame Cathedral at the statue of Charlemagne (man on horseback)