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Stroll Through 19th-Century Paris

Inside the Passage du Grand-Cerf in Paris.
Experiences, Guided Tours

Historical Walking Tour of Central Paris

A historical guided tour in the city center taking you through covered passages and back in time

2-10 people
2hours 30min
230€ for 2 people
English – French


Stroll Through 19th-Century Paris

Historical Walking Tour of Central Paris

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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.


Meet Your Local Guide

Sophie loves everything about Paris, from its architecture to its food, but what she loves most about living in this incredible city is the chance to share its stories (and secrets) with others. As passionate about history as she is about the city she calls home, Sophie offers unique cultural and historical tours of Paris. Her small-group guided walks blend past and present, bringing history to life while giving you great local insight into life in Paris today.

Activity Details

  • Meeting Point: Just outside the Etienne Marcel metro station
  • Start Time(s): Start at 9:30am every day except Mondays.
  • Price: 230€ for 2 people
  • Accessibility: This tour is accessible for those with reduced mobility.
  • Please be on time at the meeting point or inform Sophie of any problem.

Interested in this unique Parisian experience?

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