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Free Walking Tour from the Tuileries to Les Halles

Your Guru: Laurent
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4.8
10 ratings
  • Paris
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

Bonjour. My name is Laurent, I'm a French native, passionate about history in general, and the history of Paris in particular. Let me take you on a walk through the great and small monuments and streets of the city.

Bonjour. My name is Laurent, I'm a French native, passionate about history in general, and the history of Paris in particular. Let me take you on a walk through the great and small monuments and streets of the city.

About the Tour

From its creation in the 16th Century and through the reigns of kings and emperors, the Tuileries Palace and its gardens were at the center of revolutions that ushered deep political and social changes in French society. We will look at some of those major turning points in recent French history, especially the revolutions of the 1900s. 


We’ll start the tour overlooking the Place de la Concorde and its significance during the French Revolution of 1789. We’ll see sculptures from the Baroque period to the modern era, including Coustou, Rodin, and Maillol. We’ll then stroll down the gardens and will go over the changes that took place in the 19th Century, culminating with the events of 1871.
From the Louvre, we’ll cross over to the Comédie Française and Palais Royal and touch on the decadence of the Regency period. We’ll then walk toward the older, popular center of Les Halles and see its evolution from the middle ages to the present day. We’ll end the tour with St Eustache Church and the charming Rue Montorgueil, lined with lively cafés and restaurants. 


Book a tour with me, and I’ll show you around some of the most iconic neighborhoods in central Paris. 

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I will meet you at the corner entrance of the Tuileries Gardens, at exit #1 (Jeu de Paume Jardin des Tuileries) of Concorde métro station (métro line 1).

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (10)

4.8
By category
Professionalism
4.78
Fun
4.11
Expression
4.44
Quality
4.89
Route
4.67
Jia Hedman
05 Jul 2022 Washington
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Jul 2022

I appreciated the knowledge and historical background. Laurent was sick but did not cancel the tour. I wouldn't been disappointed if it was cancelled. The walk was great and conversation better. Highly recommend.

Response from Laurent
Thank you so much, Jia.
NEIL GREENBERG
01 Jul 2022 Madrid
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Laurent is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in his history of Paris and Europe. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highly recommend

Response from Laurent
Thank you very much, Neil.
Tazaki
28 Jun 2022 Budapest
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Jun 2022

batia
28 Jun 2022 Kefar Sava
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Travelled in family - Jun 2022

Giampaolo
24 Jun 2022 Luxembourg
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Great tour with Laurent!


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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!