Observing Tour from the Louvre to Notre Dame
Begin your trip in front of the Comédie Française and the gardens of the Palais Royal, a former royal residence that is located right in front of the Louvre. Learn about the history, architecture, and significance of the building and its park to contemporary Parisian culture.
Visit some of the exhibition rooms from the outside as you pass by the Louvre Museum. Follow your guide to the Pyramid of the Louvre, arguably Paris's most popular destination. Take in a comprehensive tour of the neighborhood that focuses less on the museum's art and history and more on the Parisian street life.
The Tuileries Garden, which connects the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde, can be observed once you reach the Pyramid. People from Paris gather and celebrate there. Take note of how the setting served as a point of reference for the contemporary growth of Paris.
Check out the Champs-Elysées and the historical axis of the town's two Arc de Triomphes. Find out how the monuments fit in with their contemporary surroundings.
After that, spend some time in the Square Court (Cour Carré), a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture where The Louvre was created.
Cross the famous Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge designated as a national historic monument, by following the River Seine. Participate in the open-air studio for painters, photographers, and other artists who are drawn to its distinctive perspective. See the art exhibitions. If you're there during the summer, you can watch the Parisians have a quaint picnic.
Learn about the Île de la Cité and the surprising facts it has to offer as you get closer to Notre Dame Cathedral. Discuss the effects of the recent fire and the building's future as you learn about Notre Dame.
At Notre Dame Cathedral, say your goodbyes to your guide, who will provide you with numerous references and recommendations for Paris so that you can explore the city at your own pace.
• Small group or private walking tour
• Expert local guide
• Admission to any sites
• Louvre Museum
• Notre Dame
Café Le Nemours