Published on December 3, 2014
Baladenfrance Aix en Provence –8 bis avenue du Cégarès 13840 Rognes–France Tel: 33(0) 4 42 50 14 41–Fax: 33(0) 4 42 50 30 63 Toll free from the USA: 1866813 7381 firstname.lastname@example.org–www.baladenfrance.com Paris 9:00 am: Meet yourEnglish-speaking licensedguide-driver in the lobby of your hotel for a panoramic and walking tour of Paris which will give you the opportunity to viewthemost famous monuments of this beautiful city,such as the Grand Louvre, Notre Dame, the Bastille, theArc de Triomphe,theEiffel Tower, the Concorde, the Madeleine, the Opera,theMontmartre district and the Ile de la Cité. From the Eiffel Tower , the Arrondissements (districts) of Parisradiate before you like spokes on a wheel. Notre Dame's delicate buttresses almost takeflight beside the River Seine. You will see the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees, Montmartre and the Left Bank. And of course thereisthe food,thecafés, bistros, and Michelin-starred restaurants. Enjoy a stop around the Trocadero, from where you can admire the spectacular Eiffel Tower. At the time of its construction in1889, the tower was thetallest structure in the world, a title it retained until1930, whenNew York City'sChrysler Buildingwas completed. The tower is the second-highest structure in France and the highest structure in Paris. Continue to the Arc de Triomphe and drive down the Champs- Elysées, “the most beautiful avenue in the world.” View the obelisk on the place de la Concorde and continue to the Opera district where youcanhave lunch at leisure. We suggestatypical Parisianlunchin one of the charming brasseries of the city. In theafternoon, continue to thecharming Montmartre, a hill in the north of Paris, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit.The Sacré-Cœur is built oftravertine stone. This stone constantly exudescalcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white despite the weather and pollution.Most of the views of Parisseen inthe movie“Amélieof Montmartre”werefilmed fromthis hill!Enjoy a walkingtour of the district . Time permitting, finish the afternoon at Notre Dame de Paris , often known simply as Notre Dame inEnglish, aGothiccathedralon the eastern half of theÎle de la Cité.Notre Dame is widely consideredto beone of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. 5:00pm: Return to your hotel in Paris.