Le Jardin du Luxembourg: Live or Virtual Visit
Feeling like taking a walk through a garden today? I have a recommendation. On a sunny mid-October morning, I visited the Luxembourg Gardens live and virtually while testing a guided tour application. Gary Kraut's Luxembourg Gardens tour began at the kiosk on one side of the Sénat and ended on the other side. The GPS and phone camera helped me stay on the path and Gary’s easy-to- follow instructions and his map guided me physically. Simultaneously following the tour and taking photographs, I needed that GPS, 15-second rewind and camera to get me easily back on track.
Walking Tour: Off the Beaten Path in Local Neighborhoods
Colleen’s Take Away: This is a guided walk if you want a Paris strolling moment without pressure to move quickly with April. I recommend this tour because while dodging rain drops, protected by umbrellas, April’s off the beaten track tour was the sunshine of the day. April Pett runs April in Paris Tours. We met at the base of Marianne, the emblematic sculpture of Place de la République. During our tour from 10 am to 1 pm, April intertwined historical anecdotes with her casual air of strolling along Paris streets and boulevards. April’s tour is a combination of busy and side streets. Her strong voice and smile makes it easy…
Paris Art Déco with Walk My Steps
The design style of Art Déco is a hobby for some Paris visitors. This modern style was a focus for a Chicago couple one Saturday afternoon on a tour with Walk My Steps. Our guide, Andrea, introduced us to one neighborhood of Paris in the sixteenth arrondissement that traces the eclectic, ....
Angels of Paris Tour Marais
Scattered around the third and fourth arrondissements of Paris are sculpted angels on buildings. The buildings range in century ages from 1400s to 1600s to 1700s to 1800s to the early 1900s. After 1914, the angels become living relics of the past yet still enjoyable...
Angels of Paris Walking Tour No. 1
During a two-hour walking tour with Rosemary, author of Angels of Paris: An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris, we touched only the top of the angel cake. Full of architectural and Parisian history, each sculpture on the tour has a fascinating tale of double meanings to tell. We could not physically cover all of the stories from her book in one tour. The tour begins at the Saint-Michel fountain and ends at Notre-Dame de Paris, following a course along the edges of the sixth, first and fourth arrondissements. Rosemary told us the tales you find in her book. What better way to hear the tales but from the…
Wandering around Paris “Le Nez en l’Air”
Wandering around Paris with your nose in the air is the idea behind a website of self-guided walks. Although it might mean you have no particular goal or end in sight, wandering and gazing around, the website with the same name gives a beginning and ending point with lots in between. Paris has plenty of great, guided and personalized walking tours. Many are listed on my Paris Walking Tours page with more ideas on my Tours, Guides, Walks and Wheels .
Paris Department Store Tips and Visits
10% off all of the timeReceiving a 10% discount card at three of Paris’ department stores (grands magasins) is easy. Ask at the store about this discount. This discount is immediate and different from the value added tax refund. Only two limitations are attached: 1) the date on the card and 2) the red dot (point rouge). Visit the store’s customer service desk (information or accueil). This discount is separate from your duty free discount that you validate at the airport. Guided Tour Behind the Scenes at Printemps Haussmann Guided Heritage Tours – Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann The cards for Printemps and Galeries Lafayette are valid for one year (January to December). Le Bon…