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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

    • 09 Jan 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 16 Rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris (ligne 12 : Metro Saint Georges)
    • 17
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    Named the Nouvelle Athènes district, set in the 9th district, the New Athens saw an amazing and artistic cultural life in the 19th century.
    Numerous writers, musicians, painters and intellectuals chose to settle down into this new and elegant area, where the taste for Ancient Greek art and architecture developed.

    The charming 'musée de la vie Romantique', a former private mansion inhabited by the painter Ary Scheffer, keeps souvenirs from Georges Sand; it is a lovely foyer of the Romantic movement which flourished in the early 19th century and where Chopin and Delacroix attended the literary salons held there. Come and discover with our guide Catherine this charming 1830 “hôtel particulier” and the Nouvelle Athenes district.

    About the instructor: Holding a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne, Catherine Estivalezes has been involved for many years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before getting back to her Art History studies.

    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 9 - 11 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 75008 Paris: metro Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau (lines 1 & 13)
    • 19
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    Ideally located near the Champs Elysees, and set in the beautiful private mansion of the Hotel Le Marois, this mansion was once inhabited by the famous courtesan Marie Duplessis (the famous Dame aux Camélias who inspired Alexandre Dumas’s son).

    The ‘Cercle France Amériques' is a private association which aims to promote the relationship between France and North America.  It was founded in 1909 by Gabriel Hanotaux, former Foreign Affairs minister.

    Come and discover this truly exceptional mansion and its sumptuous reception rooms, located in one of the most elegant districts of Paris and learn more about its famous inhabitants.

    About the instructor: Holding a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne, Catherine Estivalezes has been involved for many years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before getting back to her Art History studies.
    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • 2 passage Dantzig, 75015 Paris: Métro Convention (line 12) (10min walking distance) or bus 89 to Morillons Dantzig
    • 19
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    Nestled discreetly in the 15th "Passage Dantzig," LA RUCHE owes its existence to Alfred Boucher, a well-known sculptor and a generous philanthropist, who in 1902 set up this three-story circular structure thanks to recycled buildings from the 1900 World’s Fair. La Ruche was designed to help young artists by providing them with shared models and with a large exhibition space. Among the early residents were Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine and Brancusi. La Ruche still welcomes about 60 artists.

    During this private visit, you will have the privilege of discovering not only the architecture of this building classified as an "historic monument" and the romantic garden of age-old trees, but also the small studios which, over the years, have been used by famous painters, sculptors and writers.  You also will have the opportunity to discover the famous park Georges Brassens (1960s famous singer and poet)

    La Ruche is generously opening its doors to WICE members on this very special occasion. Do not miss this exterior and interior (which is not open to the general public) visit of La Ruche.

    About the instructor: Holding a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne, Catherine Estivalezes has been involved for many years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before getting back to her Art History studies.

    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 15, Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris: metro Alma Marceau (line 9) or Franklin Roosevelt (line 1)
    • 19
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    Opened in 1913, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is without doubt one of the most beautiful performing arts venues in Paris.

    This listed building houses three theaters – Le Grand Théâtre is home to opera, dance, symphony concerts and recitals, while the more intimate settings of La Comédie and Le Studio host repertory theater.

    This art deco style building was designed by a daring group of artists: the architects Van de Velde and the Perret Brothers, the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle who carved Isadora Duncan among others in the bas-reliefs on the facade, the painters Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard and René Lalique who designed the lights.

    The artistic adventure of the theater was marked throughout the century by the presence of prestigious composers, conductors, dancers and singers.

    This theater remains noted for the “scandal” of the first performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes whose music and choreography were shocking at that time.

    About the instructor: Holding a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne, Catherine Estivalezes has been involved for many years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before getting back to her Art History studies.

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