Discover this walking tour that follows the path of the Seine River. On your way, you'll discover the history of the Eiffel Tower, the Alma Bridge, the Pont Alexandre III, the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. You'll also have many choices: the Jardin des Tuileries or the station of Orsay? It's up to you!
Discover Paris : from Alma to the Louvre is an interactive tour where you can choose the route yourself. First subject is about the Eiffel Tower and the last, about the Louvre Museum. Let yourself be guided along the Seine River by a passionate guide to teach you the history of the monuments that are all along your way.
This site is the meeting place of the tour, and also its first step. From Alma Bridge, you'll get an amazing view on the Eiffel Tower, a view which is a lot taken by photographers. So you'll guess, our first subject is about the Iron Lady, symbolic monument of Paris, but also a structure of an extraordinary technological demonstration. Near this bridge, two choices of monuments are available to you : would you rather vote for Alma Flame or the Russian orthodox cathedral, also called Holy-Trinity Cathedral? The flame is a replica of Bartholdi's famous Statue of Liberty. But everyday, pilgrims go there to honor the memory of princess Diana, that changes the monument's function into the one of a memorial. On the other side of the Seine, the Russian orthodox cathedral is shining by its large golden bulbs. It's a realization of the architectural firm Wilmotte, which mixes in its architecture tradition and modernity.
This is the place of our second tour step ! The Pont Alexandre III in itself is a site of outstanding interest because it was the highlight of the show for the 1900's Universal Exhibition. It has an extremely decorative quality, which makes it a photographic subject of choice. But it's also an incredible work of technology: the bridge doesn't have any pier ! This time, will you choose the two palaces or the Invalids? The two palaces are complementary to the bridge, as planned in the 1900 urban planning program for the exhibition. They are incredible works of the eclectic architecture movement of the end of the century. On the other side of the Seine, the Invalids is one of the most beautiful dome of Paris, but also an amazing classical architecture of the time of Louis XIV.
It's our third step! The Place de la Concorde is an iconic place of Paris. It's both a nerve center, but also a mosaic of styles, between classical architecture of Louis XV and consensual architecture of July Monarchy. The Louxor Obelisk in its center, ends by demonstrating that this square is highly symbolic, and a place of deep history. On the two sides of it, the church of la Madeleine and the Palais Bourbon has a similar architecture, they look like antic temples. The first one is a symbolic construction of Napoleonic times while the second one paces our life like sittings in National Assembly. This time, what will you choose?
The Château des Tuileries doesn't exist anymore! However, the famous garden Jardin des Tuileries was originally made for it. Let's discover together its vestiges, and the prestige that it could assume. On the other side of the Seine, Orsay train station was looking at the Château des Tuileries. The old station became this famous museum, was it was also destined to fall into ruins. The choice belongs to you.
They are actually 8 Louvre, 8 different temporalities through winch the Louvre existed, and that makes it today a very disparate architecture, but so unique. Let's discover together theses states that together found today the largest museum of the world.
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Duration : 2h30
Meeting point : on the Alma Bridge (Metro 9 Alma-Marceau) — Then, look for my flag !
Price : 205€ — The price takes into account the translation effort
Language : In English.
Accessible to people with reduced mobility.