Elysee (8th Arr) Walking Tour II, Paris

This is the 2nd part of the 8th arrondissement tour of Paris, exploring one of the busiest districts of the French capital. Among the tourist highlights visited on this walk is the famous Arc de Triomphe, plus a number of museums and historic monuments.
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Elysee (8th Arr) Walking Tour II Map

Guide Name: Elysee (8th Arr) Walking Tour II
Guide Location: France » Paris (See other walking tours in Paris)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: karen
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Arc de Triomphe

1) Arc de Triomphe (must see)

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. It should not be confused with a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Place des États-Unis

2) Place des États-Unis

Place des États-Unis (The United States Plaza) is a public place in Paris, situated about half kilometer south of Place de l’Etoile and the Arc de Triomphe. It consists of a plaza and a beautiful park lined with trees. The park is officially named Square Thomas Jefferson and the buildings facing it all have Place-des-États-Unis addresses. Many streets join together at this place. Originally, the square was called Place de Bitche after an eponymous village in the Moselle department in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Musée Baccarat

3) Musée Baccarat

The Musee Baccarat is a private museum of crystal in Paris. It houses the most valuable collection of Baccarat crystal, featuring pieces produced for world fairs, 19th century universal exhibitions and international celebrities. The museum sits in a prestigious house on Place des Etats-Unis, once the home of art patron, Marie-Laure, who held marvelous parties here attended by renowned artists, the likes of Man Ray, Cocteau and Dali. Presented here fine glass-work includes vases, dishes,...   view more
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Guimet Museum

4) Guimet Museum

The Guimet Museum is a depositary of Oriental Art in Paris. Emile Etienne Guimet, a Lyon industrialist, founded the museum in 1879 to present religions of Ancient Egypt, Classical Antiquity, and Asia. In 1876, Guimet embarked on a world tour, during which he visited Egypt, Greece, and eventually reached India, China and Japan. On this journey, Guimet collected many artifacts which he later put on display in a museum, opened in Lyon in 1879. In 1927, the Musée Guimet came under the...   view more
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Musée Galliera

5) Musée Galliera

Musée Galliera, also known as the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, is a museum solely devoted to the history of fashion and costume. Housed in a 19th century Renaissance palace, owned by the Duchesse Galliera, it was officially opened in 1977. A matching, beautiful 19th century style garden encompasses the building. Maurice Leloir, a historian and costume collector, laid the foundation of the Société de l'Histoire du Costume in 1907. He donated his collection of nearly 2,000...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Palais de Tokyo

6) Palais de Tokyo

Le Palais de Tokyo is a contemporary art museum in Paris, France. The museum is situated in the eponymous building, the "Palais de Tokyo" built in 1937, located near the Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement and also hosting the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris). The building has hosted a number of establishments, projects, and creative spaces, since its construction. Among them; le musée d'art et d'essai (1977-1986),...   view more
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Walking Tours in Paris, France

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Creating your own self-guided walk in Paris is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour I

Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour I

The capital of France is made up of 20 administrative districts, commonly referred to as “arrondissements”. The 1st arrondissement of Paris sits mainly on the right bank of the River Seine and is one of the city's oldest, smallest and least populated areas. It is home to some of Paris's major landmarks, while the remainder of it is taken up by business and administration offices. On this tour you will visit Place du Châtelet, La Conciergerie, Le Palais Royal, Musée du Louvre and many other notable attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
City Center Nightlife

City Center Nightlife

A haven for the arts in Europe, with its influence felt worldwide, Paris boasts a steady stream of visitors to its fine city. After dark, guests to the City of Light can enjoy a multitude of great nightlife establishments that is sure to appeal to anyone looking for a hot night on the town. Whether its live DJs spinning intense electronic beats or a live acoustic jazz band you’re looking for Paris has it all. Take this City Center Nightlife Tour and explore the heart of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements at night.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Elysee (8th Arr) Walking Tour I

Elysee (8th Arr) Walking Tour I

On this tour you will explore the 8th arrondissement of the French capital, one of its busiest and chic neighborhoods, thanks to the presence of Avenue des Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. If shine and glamour are up to your liking, we invite you to take this walk in a mixed crowd of fashionistas, tourists and local workers, and see some of Paris's most prominent attractions, such as as Le Grand Palais, Palais de L'Élysée, and more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour II

Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour II

This is part 2 of the 1st arrondissement tour of Paris exploring one of the smallest and oldest districts of the French capital, home to some of Paris's major landmarks, as well as business and administration offices . This itinerary includes Pavillon de Flore, Tuileries Gardens, Musée de l'Orangerie and many other prominent sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Luxembourg (6th Arr) Walking Tour

Luxembourg (6th Arr) Walking Tour

This tour takes you to explore the 6th or so-called Luxembourg arrondissement, one of the most expensive districts of Paris, home to posh boutiques, eateries and iconic cafes once favored by legendary writers, the likes of Hemingway and Camus. The area is particularly renowned for its unique architecture, rich history, and deeply rooted intellectual tradition. On this tour you will visit Jardin du Luxembourg, Le Palais de Luxembourg, Saint-Sulpice Church and other notable sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Le Marais Walking Tour

Le Marais Walking Tour

The district Le Marais used to be a bourgeois area in the past and a major center of the Paris Jewish community that still exists today. Here, you will find different bookshops specializing in Jewish books, restaurants with traditional Jewish food and a synagogue. You may consider taking the self-guided city tour presented below to visit all the important attractions in Le Marais.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km

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