- Because the City of Light is even more impressive at night!
- You’ll see some of Paris’s most iconic landmarks in glorious nighttime lighting!
- We have picked out the best route, so you’ll never need a map!
- You’ll sample an authentic French onion soup!
Heart of Paris by Night Tour (Private)
Where exactly does the heart of Paris begin and end? Even Parisians would find it difficult to define. Let’s try however to trace its map. At least partially, Paris’ islands should be part of it. Isn’t it where Paris was born, under the code name of Lutetia? The Louvre immensely deserves to appear in such a stroll, in as much as palace of French Kings as museum – the biggest in the world, be it necessary to remind?
Of course, the banks of the Seine are included in such a tour. What would Paris be without its river? What would the Seine be without its bridges? You will make use of a few beautiful ones during your visit. Finally, not for anything in the world, would Georges leave off this Parisian central highlights list the former district around Les Halles, where the city’s main market once stood.
Following the stroll, taking a break over a typical onion soup will you the opportunity to answer our primordial question. Where is the heart of the City? At least, you now know where it beats: in the breast of any Paris lover. Of whom you are. Most definitely.
Who would today dispute today the fact that the Louvre is in the heart of Paris? Nevertheless, a medievalist would find arguments in the past, when the Louvre was not this beautiful palace yet, but a medieval fortress, built along Paris’ western wall to defend it from the outside. This situation lasted for two centuries, then the castle joined the town. From the outside, nothing visible of the very first Louvre, but at least, your Welcomer will show you its location.
The most beautiful perspectives on the museum facades are undoubtedly from the Pont des Arts. One of the rare pedestrian footbridges over the Seine, it was the very first metallic bridge built in the capital. It highly contrasts with its closest neighbor, the first stone bridge in Paris. You will join the Pont-Neuf by walking upstream. In the meantime, your guide will surely tell you why it unfairly bears its name. It wears its centuries of age well, wouldn’t you agree?
Back on the Seine’s northern bank, you will be at the best location to admire the Conciergerie towers. They are the most authentic remains of the very first royal palace in Paris. By quays and side streets behind Châtelet Square, you will reach Les Halles district. Tortuous, short, narrow, these lanes also speak about medieval times as does the Saint Eustache Tip, this crossroad where the streets of Montorgueil and Montmartre extend.
In the latter, your Welcomer will take you to discover a chosen brasserie where the onion soup is recommended. Served with browned cheese and croutons, this dish usually ends the night of partygoers. It was also very much appreciated by Kings of France, who sometimes cooked it themselves. Simple, delicious, restorative, it seems to be the dish of Kings as well as the King of dishes.
What if we are more than 4 people?
Just advise us in your request form about the number of people in your party, as well as their category (adult or child). There will be an extra fee of 20 € per additional person.
Meeting Address: Louvre - Rivoli, Paris - Just outside the metro station Louvre-Rivoli (line 1)
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