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Paris: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Louvre Fast-Track Ticket

Product ID: 350351
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Embark on a 2-hour guided walking tour through the center of Paris with a local guide, and learn about some of the most famous monuments of the city. Benefit from fast-track entry to the Louvre at the end of the tour.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Paris with a local guide on a 2-hour walking tour
  • Discover the architecture and history of Paris, with a focus on the 19th-century renovation of the city
  • Benefit from fast-track access to the Louvre Museum
  • Explore the Louvre Museum at your own pace and discover a huge collection of famous artworks
Full description
Meet your local guide in center of Paris and begin your 2-hour walking tour. Discover some of the monuments related to the important 19th-century figures Napoleon III and the Prefect of Seine, Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Both men had a significant impact on the design and renovation of modern-day Paris.

First, stop at the Palais Royal, an imposing building that now houses the Council of State, the Constitutional Council, the Ministry of Culture, a garden, galleries, and a theater. Visit the most luxurious walkway in Paris, the Vivienne Gallery. Enjoy its unique atmosphere as you discover its detailed decorations, including its mosaic floor. In terms of shopping, you'll find high-end and ready-to-wear stores, as well as interior design boutiques, collectors’ bookstores, and tea rooms.

Study the exterior of the Opera Garnier, also called the Paris Opera, in order to appreciate the architecture of this splendid building. Make your way to Place Vendôme, created at the behest of Louis XIV, who wanted a grandiose place to represent absolute power in the heart of Paris. Napoleon I purposely replaced the statue of the monarch in 1792 with a column cast from 1200 bronze cannons taken from the enemy. 

End the tour at the Tuileries Garden, which takes its name from the tile factories that used to be located there.  The garden, which separates the Louvre Museum from the Place de la Concorde, is enjoyed by both Parisians and tourists alike. Then, take a self-guided visit of the Louvre Museum. Discover major works of art by French and Italian artists, such as the Mona Lisa, as well as other works such as The Coming of Milo, the Victory of Samothrace, the Apollo Gallery, and Ancient Egyptian artefacts.
Includes
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Fast-track entrance ticket to the Louvre Museum
What’s Not Included
  • Guided tour inside of the Louvre
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

2 Place Colette, 75001 Paris. Outside the Café “Le Nemours”. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance. Your Guide will be wearing a blue badge with the local partner's logo.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Your Louvre entrance ticket will be sent to you the day before your tour date
• Please note that this activity does not include a guided tour in the Louvre Museum
• Please provide the age and full names of all participants when booking

From £35.97 per person

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UNIVERSAL TOUR GUIDE

Product ID: 350351