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Footsteps of History

Paris through the ages - 10 days

Detail from Rue Halévy, View from the Sixth Floor, 1878 by Gustave Caillebotte, Private Collection

Paris

time travel
without a delorian

10 DAYS

Day 1

Arrival & Check-in  |  Lunch

Upon landing in Paris, your English-speaking driver will welcome you at arrivals, assisting with your baggage and guiding you to your private car waiting nearby. Relax in comfort on the way to your hotel in central Paris.

After check-in, enjoy lunch and a leisurely stroll to the ancient heart of Paris, the Île de la Cité. Follow the route of the Roman cardo maximus until you reach the Pont Neuf.

Pass through the Place Dauphine, to the Quai de l’Horloge. Don’t miss the magnificent 14th century clock tower at the Conciegerie before heading on to the marché aux fleurs and the Crypte-Archaeologique in front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Return to the left bank and peruse the offerings of the bouquinistes, the booksellers, along the quay and at Shakespeare and Company. Cross Square Viviani where you can admire the oldest tree in Paris, a Robinia, planted in 1601.

The Pont Neuf

The oldest bridge in Paris, opened in 1607 under Henri IV.

Place Dauphine

Tranquile triangle just east of the Pont Neuf.

Day 2

Gallo-Roman Paris, The Remains of ‘Lutetia’

Breakfast at your hotel before heading out to the Cluny museum. Lunch near the Pantheon, a visit to the Roman Arena of Lutece, a private wine tasting. Dinner near your hotel.

 

The Pont Neuf

The oldest bridge in Paris, opened in 1607 under Henri IV.

Place Dauphine

Tranquile triangle just east of the Pont Neuf.

Day 3

The Middle Ages

Breakfast at Les Deux Magots overlooking the recently restored Saint-Germain-des-Prés church before visiting the Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), and stopping for a peek into the oldest public library in France, the Bibliothèque Mazarine. While the building (Palais de l’Institut de France) was constructed in the mid 1600’s, the collection inside contains medieval manuscripts and a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. A section of Philippe-August’s wall (1165-1223).  Free time exploring the latin Quarter.

 

 

The Pont Neuf

The oldest bridge in Paris, opened in 1607 under Henri IV.

Place Dauphine

Tranquile triangle just east of the Pont Neuf.

Day 4

The Middle Ages

Breakfast at your hotel before heading out to Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie on the Île de la Cité. Lunch at the Marché aux Enfants Rouges. Musée Carnavalet and Place des Vosges

 

The Pont Neuf

The oldest bridge in Paris, opened in 1607 under Henri IV.

Place Dauphine

Tranquile triangle just east of the Pont Neuf.

Day 5

The Renaissance 17th Century

Breakfast at Les Deux Magots overlooking the recently restored Saint-Germain-des-Prés church before visiting the Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), and stopping for a peek into the oldest public library in France, the Bibliothèque Mazarine. While the building (Palais de l’Institut de France) was constructed in the mid 1600’s, the collection inside contains medieval manuscripts and a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. A section of Philippe-August’s wall(1165-1223)

 

 

The Pont Neuf

The oldest bridge in Paris, opened in 1607 under Henri IV.

Place Dauphine

Tranquile triangle just east of the Pont Neuf.

Day 6

18th Century

Breakfast at your hotel before heading out to the Cluny museum. Lunch near the Pantheon, a visit to the Roman Arena of Lutece, a private wine tasting. Dinner near your hotel.

 

The Pont Neuf

The oldest bridge in Paris, opened in 1607 under Henri IV.

Place Dauphine

Tranquile triangle just east of the Pont Neuf.

Day 7

19th Century

Breakfast at Les Deux Magots overlooking the recently restored Saint-Germain-des-Prés church before visiting the Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), and stopping for a peek into the oldest public library in France, the Bibliothèque Mazarine. While the building (Palais de l’Institut de France) was constructed in the mid 1600’s, the collection inside contains medieval manuscripts and a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. A section of Philippe-August’s wall(1165-1223)

 

 

The Pont Neuf

The oldest bridge in Paris, opened in 1607 under Henri IV.

Place Dauphine

Tranquile triangle just east of the Pont Neuf.

“A Walk in Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and the point of life.”

– Thomas Jefferson

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