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Walks & Visits

We provide you with unusual guided visits of museums specializing in painting, sculpture, architecture, as well as French and international institutions. We also give you the opportunity to find out more about the French handcraft thanks to visits of different workshops relating to tapestries, perfume and luxury products. All of our visits are led by highly experienced and English-speaking guides.

Alternatively, if you want to get to know Paris better, why not join one of our experienced guides on a walking tour of specific locations. We offer themed walks though Paris. They will guide you through the back streets of Paris, typical markets, hidden courtyards, passages and interesting buildings. Our guides will show you traces of earlier times while telling you about the events that happened there and the people who once lived there. You are guaranteed to learn something new about Paris on every walk.


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Upcoming walks & visits

    • 30 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • meet at 1.45pm at metro Trocadero, Place de Trocadero (line 6 or 9)
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    There have always been Americans in Paris! Come learn about some of the original ones: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Thomas Paine, John Paul Jones and a few others.


    Come explore the earliest years of the friendship that developed between France and the United States at the end of the 18th century. Listen to the tales of how Lafayette, King Louis XVI, Admiral de Grasse, General Rochambeau and other Frenchmen helped thirteen colonies win their independence from the English crown. We will gaze at the inspiration for the dome on Jefferson's home of Monticello; discover a Bartholdi statue that is NOT in New York's harbor and stand in front of the place where America's "birth certificate" was signed.


    During this tour from Place de Trocadero to the Tuileries Gardens, we will see the monuments, statues, historic markers, and the former homes of the number of these historic figures - all here in Paris if you know where to look.


    A 15/20 minute break will be included in this walk.


    About the Instructor: Anna Cheong. Highly experienced walk guide in Paris.

    • 15 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • meet at 9.45 am at 2 avenue Carnot, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte. Meeting point details provided after registration.
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    Only half an hour from Paris by RER, the Château de Maisons Laffite is located on the edge of Saint Germain forest in the Yvelines department.  Designed by François Mansart in the 17th century, the château, once a royal residence used after hunting, offers a beautiful example of French Baroque Architecture. The symmetry, majesty and harmonious form of the castle make it one of the landmarks of French treasures. It is said to have inspired both Vaux le Vicomte and  Versailles.


    Maisons-Laffitte is also known for its horse racing track, the Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse, hence the name of the city known as "City of the horse”.


    We will discover the grand appartments with the beautiful Grande Galerie, the King’s bedroom, the Mirror cabinet and the grand staircase.


    About the Instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PHD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before getting back to Art History studies. She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.

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