Sightseeing Tour Of ParisSightseeing Tour Of Paris
(by coach or private chauffeur service)

For a first Guided visit of the Capital i will subjects an overall tour covering the main monuments and districts of
the city:
The Opera Garnier, The Vendome square, the Royal Palace, the Louvre Courtyard and the pyramid, the Concord square, the Champs Elysees, the Arc of Triumph, the Trocadero Palace, the Eiffel tower, the military Academy and the Invalids …
Saint-Germain des Pres, the Cathedral Notre Dame, the Sorbone University …
With a full day it is possible to include Montmartre,
the Marais district or the visit of the Louvre museum.

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Splendours of Paris 19th century architectureSplendours of Paris 19th century architecture

During the second Empire Paris is transfigured when the edifices, avenues, arcades are imprinted by the Baron Haussmann.
These XIXth century changes coincide with the emergence of the industrial era that began in France around 1840.
We will evoke the new technologies of the XIXth century like the applications of electricity and ironworks but fashion with the department stores and the arcades.
Indicative itinerary for the Guided tour: From the Grand Hotel Opera, Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayettes department store, the Prince’s arcade, the panorama’s passage , Jouffroy `s and Verdeau`s arcades.
(visit 2 hours)

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Visit of gardens in the heart of ParisGardens in the heart of Paris

The French gardens of the XVIIth century, the fashionable English gardens of the XVIIIth, the more eclectic parks of the XIXth : Paris unfolds for us 7400 acres of squares, gardens and parks, modern or refined they are mirrors of our city.
Several itineraries or themes are available; do not hesitate to contact me for prior arrangement.

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Visit of a bakeryBakeries and Savoir-Faire

With more than 33 000 bakeries France is the land of the “baguette”.
Being a baker is not a simple profession it is a Savoir-Faire.
What does Boulenc means?
What were the meaning and use of a truncheon in the middle ages?
Do you know all the required ingredients to bake a loaf of bread.
I invite you to find out, by visiting a traditional bakery.

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Remembrance in the Pére Lachaise CemeteryRemembrance in the Pére Lachaise Cemetery

Amongst the verdant alleys of the Charonne Hill, the Cemetery of the Pére Lachaise will invite you to a strange and fascinating world where art and nature intertwine while you stride along the anecdotes and events of bygone centuries.
I shall lead you on a guided tour to the most significant tombstones such as Heloise and Abelard, Moliere, La Fontaine, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernard or the Mome Piaf and Jim Morrison or whichever you wish …
Laid out in 1804 to clear the other insalubrious cemeteries of Paris it is today the largest garden in the Capital; its 108 acres welcome two millions visitors a year.
(opened. (9 h to 18 h)
Visit: 2 hours

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Giverny and MonetGiverny and Monet
“Apart from painting and gardening, I am useless” (Monet)

Giverny is a delightful small village located in Normandy, 88 kilometres from Paris.
The painter Claude Monet lived there for nearly forty three years between 1883 and 1926.
This visit will acquaint you with the Master of impressionism by visiting the blue lounge, the workshop, the dining room, the kitchen.
On the first floor, in the private apartment you will admire one of his passions: his collection of Japanese engravings.
Claude Monet was an enthusiastic gardener and you will be dazzled by the flower-beds, the water lilies that always were a source of deep inspiration for him.
(Open daily from April 1st to November 1st, 9h 30 18h00)
visit : 5 hours

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Auvers sur oise and the upheavals in paintingAuvers sur oise and the upheavals in painting

The international renown of this small town situated 30 kilometres from Paris comes from the landscapes painters and also from the impressionists.
Charles-Francois Daubigny, Paul Cezanne, Jean Batiste Corot, Camille Pissarro drew their inspiration from Auvers.
In the last months of his live Vincent Van Gogh painted 70 of his works.
This guided walking tour will cover Vincent Van Gogh impressive life and his last days in Auvers.

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Josephine and the MalmaisonJosephine and the Malmaison

The mansion was bought by Josephine in 1799. It is in this residence that took place some of the most glorious hours of the Consulate.
Here Josephine found refuge after her divorce from Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
The halls that we will go through are packed with collections made up mainly from souvenirs bequeathed by Bonapartists and are representative of the style and ornamentation of the first Empire.
Who was Marie-Josephine-Rose Tascher de La Pagerie, nicknamed Yeyette then Josephine ?
Her story will give us an insight into the fashions, pleasures and ways of life of the Directory, the Consulate and the Empire.
We will end our guided tour walking through the park which Josephine never tired to fit up re-introduced the plants she loved.
(visit: 2 hours)

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Leonado Da Vinci and the Clos LuceLeonado Da Vinci and the Clos Luce

Leonardo Da Vinci spent in the Clos Luce the last three years of his life, painting and dedicating himself to his many passions until May 2nd, 1519 when he died there.
In this fine house we will see his paintings, drawings and models of some of his inventions in the military, maritime, aeronautical and hydrological scopes.
The visit comprises:
The look-out tower, the only vestige of medieval architecture in the building reminding us of the time when the Clos Luce was a fortified Hall.
Leonard Da Vinci’s bedroom where he lived and died.
In the park are reconstructions of his main inventions and creations which you can put into movement; you will also admire the 32 translucent canvases reflecting the artist’s genius.
While in Amboise we will also visit the castle where Leonardo is buried.

(visit: all day; departure from Paris 7:30 am, return 19:30)

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Gastronomy in Burgundy and visit of BeauneGastronomy in Burgundy and visit of Beaune

Burgundy, is a unique region with multiple facets renowned worldwide for its vineyards and famous gastronomy and also the marvellous monuments, a legacy of a millenary history.
Only 3h30 from Paris this visit will tickle your taste buds while you will meet the people who produce the flavours that made Burgundy so famous.
Wines, French mustard, ginger bread, black-current liqueur, and the Hospices de Beaunes, a representative monument of the Burgo-flemish architecture … what a treat!

(visit: Full day, departure from Paris 7:30, return 19:30)

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.

Visit of the D-Day beachesMemories of a soldier on the D-Day beaches

The ever lasting memory of D-Day and other places immortalized in the film “The Longest Day”: The pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge, Sainte-Mère Eglise.
But also the incredible erection of the artificial sea-harbour of Arromanche.
This Guided tour can be carried out with your own coach or a private chauffeur service.
(visit: all day, departure from Paris 7 am return 19:30)

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.