The Classic Walk offers a complete overview of Paris. Virtually every major site in the city center is covered and guests leave with a fantastic orientation and new appreciation for the "City of Light".
What you will see on this tour:
The Eiffel Tower
The symbol of Paris built by Gustave Eiffel as the entrance for the World Exposition of 1889 and stood as the tallest building in the world until New York City's Chrysler building in 1930.
Originally built by King Louis XIV in 1676 as an exclusive place or worship for the Royal family. Ceased functioning as a church during the Revolution and is now the resting place of the most famous Frenchman in history.
The most famous cathedral in the world is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Construction began in 1163 during the reign on King Louis VII and has stood as a symbol of Paris for almost nine centuries. On the top of the building sit 13 statues; 12 are the apostles and one is a statue of the architect himself.
Designed for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and originally a train station. It reopened in 1986 as the museum hosting a world-class collection of Impressionist paintings.
Originally built as a fort by King Philippe-Auguste in 1190 now one of the grandest museums in the world. The most famous works include the Mona Lisa Venus de Milo and Winged Victory of Samothrace.
Former Royal Gardens in the middle of the city where we'll settle down for lunch at a café nestled in the chestnut trees (price not included).
The most famous avenue in the world. Its sidewalks are lined with cafés cinemas 5-star hotels and shops. We see the Champs-Elysées from the Place de la Concorde.
Arc de Triomphe
Commissioned by Napoléon to honor his army after their greatest victory the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. Napoléon promised his men "you shall return home beneath triumphal arches." We see the Arc de Triomphe from the Place de la Concorde at the bottom of the Champs-Elysées.
...the Ecole Militaire Les Invalides Alexander III Bridge Grand and Petit Palais Place de la Concorde and St. Chapelle.<--Session data-->
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