Focus or mix? Some ideas for your Paris tour:

 

 

 

City of lovers. Whatever your age - Paris will welcome you in this very special way, reserved for lovers only.

Your personal tour will be the most adequate frame to celebrate your love whether you are on your honeymoon or commemorate your golden wedding anniversary.

Surprise someone special with a Paris gift certificate! Until now, I have always succeeded in combining perfect planning and top secret clearance for the very special moment, when the curtain is lifted.

 

 

 

 

Paris streets, parks and museums represent quite a challenge for small feet or adolescent patience. My custom-made riddle rallyes will guide you and your children on exciting paths through town linking special museum tours with climbing walls, carousels and really cool shops, some places funny, some a bit freaky. Besides, the number of child-friendly Paris restaurants is constantly growing. 

Paris has kept a great number of mystical all-time meeting places of the stars, as well as their townhouses, city palaces or offices. Visit sites of modern and ancient fame, dine in prominent restaurants and let me take your picture posing in famous movie locations. 

More  a n d  less expensive fashion temples, discounted high fashion, first class second hand, shoes, perfume, copper kitchen equipment, antiquities, art galleries, the most beautiful warehouse in town and the flee markets

Movie locations: "Midnight in Paris", "The Tourist", "Amélie", "Da Vinci Code", "Something's gotta give", "Ronin", "Frantic", "Ratatouille" (picture: imagine it is midnight in Paris and you are sitting on these stairs as an old car slowly draws up beside you)

Paris highlights and their mysteries  - a historical chimney telling the story of the Eiffel Tower, greetings from Venice on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, a giant clock and a false memorial tablet on the Place de la Concorde, a headless saint outside La Madeleine - most of the almost 2000 historical monuments have a secret story to tell.

 

By day or by night, on public or private boats, champagne for two, dinner cruise or candle light dinner with a view on Paris' most beautiful boulevard. From Notre-Dame to the Eiffel Tower, the banks of the Seine have been listed as a World Heritage Site since 1991.

Famous Americans in Paris – writers, scientists, politicians, composers, directors, the original Declaration of Indenpendence and Paris-born and -raised Lady Liberty

 

 

According to your taste: French, international, vegetarian, vegan ... food, served in bistros, breweries or star-spangled restaurants.

 

 

Everyday is market day. In most of Paris' 80 quarters, open-air markets with busy vendors loudly offering vegetables, cheese, poultry, fish and meat are held several times a week.  And though "les Halles", the famous "belly of Paris" have been gone over fifty years, a few beautiful ancient market-halls have resisted.

 

 

Ladies, divas, queens and their times – Romy Schneider, Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Coco Chanel, Gertrude Stein, Camille Claudel, Marie-Antoinette, Marie Curie, Catherine of Medici, Carla Bruni, Angelina Jolie, Colette, Joan of Arc, George Sand, ...

Louvre – there is more to the world's largest museum than Mona Lisa or the department of Egyptian Antiquities. Take your time: famous and unknown treasures are patiently waiting.

Over 400 public green spaces, abundantly decorated with flowers, exotic trees, modern plastics or historical remains offer their services for a little rest or a picnic. The vast open spaces of the Bois de Boulogne and the Bois de Vincennes border the city to the west and south. 

 

 

 

 

Frank Gehry's building of the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Le Corbusier's villas and buildings, Pei's Louvre Pyramid, a night-club and a church designed by Gustave Eiffel, the 2000-year-old Roman arena of Lutetia, Guimards "crazy house" and Garnier's opulent opera represent only a small portion of the grand architectural land marks in Paris.

 

 

 

World-famous celebrities have found their final resting place on Parisian graveyards: Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Debussy, Manet, Sartre, de Beauvoir,  Balzac, Nijinski, Nurejew, Offenbach, Stendhal, Eiffel, Heine, Berlioz, Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Zola, Degas, Piaf, Gertrude Stein, Proust, Molière, Modigliani, Colette, Bizet, Pissaro, Moustaki, Jim Morrison,  Seurat, Isadora Duncan, Richard Wright, Truffaut and many more.

 

The district of "les halles" - so old, so new. After the destruction of the historic market halls in the early 1970s, the area had been reconstructed and hosted the new "Forum des Halles" which is now being replaced by the glass-roofed "Canopée". To be continued.  (picture: inside Saint-Eustache, parish church of the hall merchants)

Guillotines of different sizes, contemporary and ancient graffiti, a lock of royal hair, a truely blue-blooded heart of stone and many other sites tell the never-ending story of revolutionary Paris.

World War - reminders and commemoration (picture: Hôtel des Invalides)

 

 

 

 

 

Daytours  (by local or highspeed-train from Paris plus taxi on the spot):

 

The Palace of Versailles – 2 acres of ground, 721 square feet of interior surface. We will take our time, visiting the enormous palace and gardens, talking about the kings and queens, especially Marie-Antoinette and her hamlet

 

Visit the gothic cathedral of Chartres said to be the most impressive of its kind.  

 

Another city proud of its remarkable cathedral is Reims, one of the French champagne centres. Private Champagne tasting in a champagne cellar of worldwide reputation can be arranged just for you and your company.

 

Giverny – a journey to impressionist Monet's residence and gardens 

 

The city of Provins – World Heritage Site due its town wall – almost 4000 feet long, seven hundred years old - and the perfectly preserved  underground medieval defense system

 

The beaches and military cemeteries of Normandy – sites of grateful remembrance and commemoration.

 

The Châteaux of the Loire Valley, Burgundy vine cellars, Southern France, … more of France in more than one day.

 

 

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