You’ll join a local guide for a trip to the gourmet food and wine markets of Rue Montorgueil, create your own hors d’oeuvres, and shop the fashion boutiques of the upscale Haute Marais district.
On private tours, you’ll immerse yourself in the art treasures of the Louvre and the awe-inspiring, gilded halls of the Garnier Opera House.
Take a stroll through history along the winding paths of the exclusive Père Lachaise cemetery, haunts of the rich and famous, and visit locales significant to the French Revolution. Meet (and dine with) an American ex-pat artist for a chat about art and culture shock.
And, during it all, indulge yourself at the iconic five-star InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel. This elegant hotel has been a magnet for royalty, artists, and celebrities since it opened in 1862.
SIGHTS OF PARIS
Explore the city’s major sights and surrounding neighborhoods (arrondissements). On your in-depth tour, you’ll discover significant sites less frequented by most visitors. Enjoy a champagne cruise on the Seine, dine at 58, the gourmet restaurant on the first level of the Eiffel Tower, and take a guided tour of the Louvre.
SHOPS, GALLERIES, AND FASHION
Visit the Parisian shops and eateries along the Rue Montorgueil and the aristocratic Haute Marais district, home to trendy cafes, art galleries and fashion houses. Go behind the scenes at the studios of some of the freshest designers in Parisian fashion. Try your hand making canapés and share them over lunch at Les Halles Bistro.
PARIS IN HISTORY
Experience the French Revolution as you take a guided tour of the sites significant to Napoleon and the French Revolution. Your tour includes stops at Les Invalides, Napoleon’s final resting place, Place de la Concorde, and the Place de la Bastille. On a guided walking tour, you’ll visit Père Lachaise, the city’s world-famous cemetery.
ART, MUSIC, AND CULTURE SHOCK
Visit the Garnier Opera House, the setting for Gaston Leroux’s classic novel, The Phantom of the Opera. A musicologist will lead you on a private tour. Visit the private studio of Mark Alsterlind for a spirited discussion about art, culture shock, and the ups and downs of an expat living in Paris. End the evening with a four-course chef-prepared dinner in Mark’s studio.
Tauck’s Tour of Paris is new for 2015 and will be offered each month between April and October 2015. The small group tours average 24 guests. Prices start at $4690 per person and includes hotel stay, tours, eleven meals, and airport transfers. Please contact us for more information or to reserve your spot on one of these tours.
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