Step back in time and into the Paris of the 19th century. Learn how the architecture, innovations, and politics of the time shaped the city as you walk its charming streets, explore its covered passages, and shop in one of the world’s first department stores — just as Parisians did then!
About the Tour
Your guide Sophie will turn back the clock as she takes you on a two-and-a-half-hour tour of central Paris. Leading you from Rue Montorgueil to the Grands Boulevards, she’ll point out how Paris changed in the 1800s and share with you the history of the monuments that survived the massive urban renovations which characterize the period.
During your walking tour, you’ll see the Palais Royal and immerse yourself in 19th-century shopping experiences in Paris’s covered passages and at Les Galeries Lafayette, all while learning about the history and architecture of these magical places!
To end your tour, Sophie will take you up to one of her favorite rooftops for stunning views of Paris and a quick quiz on the monuments you’ll spot in the city skyline.