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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Palais Garnier

Haussmannian Paris 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 43803
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Learn about the greatest urban planning achievement of the 19th century, which completely changed the face of Paris! Enjoy a guided walk that takes in some of the period’s most stunning landmarks, including the Opéra Garnier and the Galeries Lafayette.
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Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Opéra Garnier, considered to be the most beautiful building in Europe
  • Discover the Galeries Lafayette, the most elegant shopping mall in Paris
  • Explore the Boulevard Haussmann, a typical example of the Haussmannian style
  • Visit the Park Monceau, the city’s most elegant park
Full description
Take a 2-hour guided walk in Paris to experience the results of the famous Haussmannian intervention, which was the largest urban planning feat ever undertaken in the city.

In the 19th century the whole city, with the exception of 2 neighborhoods, was flattened and built anew. The plan was designed to create the best planned, the most functional, and above all, the most beautiful city in the world. The program, however, took its toll on many precious buildings and streets that have been forever lost.

During the Haussmannian Paris tour you’ll learn about this massive effort and visit the top examples of the style that was undoubtedly excessive and yet an incredibly unified one.

After you have taken this tour, you’ll never see the city of Paris in the same way again!

The major sites on the tour are the Opéra Garnier, a landmark of the era, Boulevard Haussmann, named after its creator, and the Galeries Lafayette, the most beautiful shopping mall in Paris.

See the Museum of Jacquemart-André, a lavish and opulent villa of the period, the Church of Saint Augustin, an architectural marvel, and Park Monceau, the most elegant park in the city.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food, snacks, and drinks

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at Métro Opéra, in front of Café de la Paix. Your guide will be carrying a red canvas tote bag.

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Product ID: 43803