Our Night Stroll through the history of Paris (2000 years in 2 hours) begins at Pont Neuf in Vert Galant, the small riverside park where we'll enjoy a bottle of wine and get acquainted. We cover the whole Île de la Cité, viewing the Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle before arriving at the jewel of Paris, Notre Dame. We'll talk about the growth of the city over the centuries, the personalities of famous Parisians, and the development of the city from a small fishing village to today. This is a great trip for first-time visitors and those who want to delve a little more deeply into history. New for Fall 2019, I’ve decided to offer some new routes. We can begin on Pont Neuf and walk the length of Île de la Cité or move in reverse, starting at Notre Dame and moving towards the Louvre. For hardy walkers we can cross Île Saint-Louis and go into the Marais, with its magnificent homes of the Renaissance nobles, ending near Bastille. There’s history on all sides, so we’ll decide before the tour. The story of Paris unfolds through people and places. It's my passion, and a pleasure to communicate to you.
Paris is a city made for walking and it is never more beautiful than at night. I moved to Paris eight years ago and never left, started giving tours around central Paris four years ago, and continue to keep up to date on the city's history. Walking around Paris is always a pleasure, and it's my passion to turn people on to the history around them. I'm a storyteller, a writer who works with French journalists, and besides giving tours regularly, since arriving in Paris I've appeared in movies (Rickshaw Wars and Jackie) and been profiled in French newspapers.
A good bottle of French wine or a non-alcohol beverage, just let me know in advance.
Place (or Square on some maps) Vert Galant is a spectacular spot to take in the history and culture of Paris. We'll pass through the quiet winding streets of Odéon or Place Dauphine, a quiet oasis in the middle of Paris… On the Rive Droit near Saint Paul there are numerous passages, narrow stone path ways that give you the feeling of being in the Middle Ages.
We're looking forward to the long cool evenings of autumn in Paris. Start time is flexible. Tour length depends on your interest and energy. I'll help you find a satisfying place to eat afterward.