Paris, France

The Paris of Napoléon III and Haussmann

with Alexis C.

Alexis C.

Follow me into a very specific Paris : Paris during the 19th century.

Have you ever heard of an 'Haussmannian boulevard" or an "Haussmannian architecture"? You're still wondering what it is all about? Or you just want to have an historical approach of Paris nice places like Opéra and Grands Boulevards?

Then this tour is made for you!

You'll understand much about modern Paris, you'll be impressed by the scope of the renovation that took place in Paris during the 19th century, you'll know the reasons, the hurdles, the consequences, see in situ and compare with old pictures, discover amazing architectures, learn a lot about Parisians, Paris and France in various domains.

This tour will also be an opportunity for you to ask many questions about Paris, to get a lot of anecdotes, discover hidden backyards, stairs and accesses.

The tour will be mainly a walking tour, but we can also have a break in a Café decorated in accordance with 19th century's decoration.

During the tour (or the breaks), we will refer to a selection of pictures (modern ones or from the old timesn taken by me, from museums or books, ...) to be displayed on a tablett.

Many options are available (visit of parts of a museum related to the subject, cycling part, adaptation to an audience including children, ...), just contact me if you want something more specific.

You'll finally be able to impress your friends at every corner of Paris!

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up to 6 people
for 2 hours

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Alexis C.

Hi there! My name is Alexis, i was born and raised in Paris, I made most of my studies in Paris, and I'm still living in Paris. I graduated from a French business school, had been working in management and strategy consulting, and as a commercial in the underwear industry (I can't actually explain why). I now work for a social business which fights against waste by connecting companies that have unsold products and associations that could use them. I left Paris several times, to study in Santiago de Chile or in Singapore, or to work in Vietnam, or for many travels, but I always came back to my first love. Those experiences abroad, sometimes in totally unknown countries, made me understand the importance for travellers to rely on "insiders" willing to share and helping to turn a cool travel into a memorable experience. If you combine that with the fact that I am a big fan of CtoC services, already using many of them (housing, food, car rental and car pooling), and willing to share with people from around the world, you'll understand my envy to become your guide. Looking forward to sharing all that with you! Cheers, Alexis Full profile Leave a Review

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