Day Tour

Paris Walking Tour - Royal Palace & the Arcades (3 Hours)

Aristo's Tours Paris

Paris, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 15 May 2018

Paris Walking Tour - Royal Palace & the Arcades (3 Hours )

Paris, France

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Will one ever think to find behind the classical façade of Palais-Royal a monumental complex of gardens and 18th century buildings?

Could one ever imagine to find at only 5 minutes away from the noisy avenue de l’Opéra a peaceful atmosphere, where silence is broken just by bird songs?

This former royal family’s résidence houses today state institutions as the Arts and Culture Ministry, the State Council and the famous national theater « La Comédie Française ».

The beautiful gardens enclosed by old fashion arcades, are opened to everyone.

After having crossed this estate of power and pleasure, we will proceed to the « covered passages », dating back to the early 19th century. They happened to be shelters from bad weather, offensive odor and noise.

Directly lighted by the glass roofs, they attracted numerous shops, cafés, entertainment places.

Most of them disappeared after Napoleon III asked to Baron Haussmann the tremendous city planning to provide spaces to stroll in the city and to open vast department stores.

But today we are fascinated by this part of Paris heritage : a pure magic décor made of calm and brightness.

And we enjoy to still find booksellers, collectors shops, etc....


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By: Ann


Reviewed on: 12 May 2014

My Virtuoso travel agent, Tim Krenzien, set me up with Aristo's in Paris.  Everything went perfectly.  The drivers were great, on time, professional, very pleasant and with very good English. Our tour guide for the Lourve was excellent.  She had a deep understanding of the history of the museum and the art -- her English was very strong.  I plan to request her on our next trip -- whatever we decide to do.  I will certainly use Aristos whenever I am in Paris again.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

The only way to travel-with a personal guide and driver

By: Gina


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2016

Michele was our driver and did a really great job of showing us the sites and tailoring the destination to us. The next day we had Rafael as our private guide in the louvre and it was well worth it. She was so knowledgeable about everything. It was a short trip so we definitely made it worth while.
Travel Advisor:  Phyl Andersen

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By: Duke


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Clean car, nice knowledgable driver who knows Paris extremely well. Book Jerome if you want to see the city
Travel Advisor:  Jodi Fox