Hotel-de-Ville Walking Tour, Paris

This tour takes you to explore the 4th arrondissement of Paris (aka "arrondissement de l'Hôtel-de-Ville") visiting The City Hall (Hôtel de Ville), Notre Dame Cathedral, Maison de Victor Hugo and other notable sights of the district otherwise renowned for its cute little streets, cafes, and shops. Rather fashionable as such, it is also regarded by the locals as expensive and congested. We invite you to take this walk and see for yourself whether it's true or not.
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Hotel-de-Ville Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Hotel-de-Ville Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Paris (See other walking tours in Paris)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: karen
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Notre Dame Cathedral

1) Notre Dame Cathedral (must see)

Notre Dame Cathedral is a major Catholic temple and remarkable architectural, historic and religious monument. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris and is a functional Roman Catholic church. It sits on a small island, Île de la Cité, in the middle of the river Seine, and has been in its place for over 800 years. Its foundation stone was laid in 1163, in the presence of Pope Alexander III. The cathedral took 200 years to build and was completed in 1345. Several architects were employed on...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Memorial of the Deportation

2) Memorial of the Deportation

The Mémorial de la Déportation is a memorial to the 200,000 people deported from Vichy France to the Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War. It is in Paris, France on the site of a former morgue, underground behind Notre Dame on Île de la Cité. It was designed by French modernist architect, writer, teacher, and town planner Georges-Henri Pingusson and opened in 1962. A circular plaque on the floor of the underground chamber is inscribed: "They descended into the mouth of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Marché aux Fleurs

3) Marché aux Fleurs

Marché aux Fleurs is a famous street along the Seine, entirely dedicated to flowers as there is a neat market where you can either buy some beautiful flowers or just delight your eyes with their beauty. It has been there since 1808 and it displays a wide variety of plants, trees and flowers each season. If you are lucky to be here on a Sunday, you can also visit the bird market where you can see rare species of...   view more
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Hôtel de Ville

4) Hôtel de Ville

Hôtel de Ville is the City Hall of Paris. It is located in the place of another building that hosted the city's administration since 1357. In 1533 it was demolished and the current Renaissance building was built. The central ceremonial doors under the clock are flanked by allegorical figures of Art, by Laurent Marqueste, and Science, by Jules Blanchard. Some 230 other sculptors were commissioned to produce 338 individual figures of famous Parisians on each facade, along with lions and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais Church

5) Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais Church

St-Gervais-et-St-Protais Church of Paris is located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, on Place Saint-Gervais in the Marais district, east of City Hall (Hôtel de Ville). It was home to one of the most famous dynasties of French musicians – the Couperini family for more than 200 years. It has an eclectic Gothic and neoclassical design and it is also the place where you can see the oldest organ in Paris and Flemish-style wood paintings. The organ used by Louis and François Couperin still...   view more
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Hotel de Sens

6) Hotel de Sens

Hotel de Sens is one of the three original medieval residences left in Paris. It was built between 1474 and 1519 as a home for the bishop Tristan de Salazar. Mixed architectural design of the building reveals transitions that had taken place between the Medieval and Renaissance epochs. The architecture of Hotel de Sens shows elements of a fortification structure. There are turrets (armored towers) for observing the surrounding area, a square tower served as a dungeon, the arched entryway with...   view more
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Agoudas Hakehilos

7) Agoudas Hakehilos

The Agoudas Hakehilos synagogue commonly referred to at the Pavee synagogue was erected in 1913 by the architect Hector Guimard, and inaugurated on June 7, 1914. This synagogue was commissioned by the Agoudas Hakehilos, society composed of Orthodox Jews of primarily Russian origin, headed by Joseph Landau. Its erection is a testament to the massive wave of immigration from Eastern Europe that took place at the turn of the 20th century. Funded by this wealthy Polish-Russian group it did not cost...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Paroisse Saint Paul - Saint Louis

8) Paroisse Saint Paul - Saint Louis

The Saint Paul-Saint Louis Church is one of the oldest Jesuit sites in Paris. Completed in 1641, it boasts an abundance of classical elements, such as Corinthian pillars and heavy ornamentation, and was greatly influenced by Baroque architecture, introduced by the Romans. The salient feature of the church is a 195-foot dome, which is best viewed from the inside because the columns of the three-tiered church’s front elevation hide the dome. The church is designed marvelously with clean...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Maison de Victor Hugo

9) Maison de Victor Hugo

Maison de Victor Hugo is a museum, operated by the the City of Paris, which preserves the house that Victor Hugo lived in for 16 years from 1832–1848. The museum is in the Place des Vosges and dates from 1605 when a lot was granted to Isaac Arnauld in the south-east corner of the square. It was substantially improved by the de Rohans family, who gave the building its current name of Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée. Victor Hugo was 30 when he moved into the house in October 1832 with his wife...   view more
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Place de la Bastille

10) Place de la Bastille

La Bastille, the notorious prison-fortress in Paris, was completely destroyed during the French Revolution. A square, known as Place de la Bastille, was built in its place to commemorate the revolutionary events of 1830 and to celebrate victory of democracy over tyranny. Special paving stones have been used to mark the original site of the fortress. Today, the square regularly hosts musical concerts and other open-air events. Due to its historical importance, the square has been the venue of...   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.
Palais-Bourbon Walking Tour

Palais-Bourbon Walking Tour

The 7th arrondissement of Paris is the most affluent and prestigious residential area in France, home to the French upper class, plus a number of French national institutions, government offices and diplomatic missions. This neighborhood boasts typically Parisian architecture complete with vibrant cafes, restaurants and gourmet shops which draw foodies in their numbers. Among other attractions on this walk you will visit the Eiffel Tower, Hôtel des Invalides (Napoléon's resting place), Palais-Bourbon, Musée d'Orsay, Musee Rodin, and Musée du quai Branly.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 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
Montmartre Walking Tour

Montmartre Walking Tour

Montmartre is one of the most famous and visited neighborhoods in Paris. It has some extremely beautiful plazas and marvelous architectural masterpieces. This tour comprises a few of the most popular places to be visited in Montmartre.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Pantheon (5th Arr) Walking Tour

Pantheon (5th Arr) Walking Tour

The city of Paris is divided into twenty "arrondissements municipaux", administrative districts, more simply referred to as arrondissements. The twenty arrondissements are arranged in the form of a clockwise spiral, starting from the middle of the city, with the first on the Right Bank (north bank) of the Seine. The 5th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "arrondissement du Panthéon") is the oldest arrondissement in Paris, and was first built by the Roman. Take this tour to visit Musée de Cluny, Panthéon, St-Séverin Church and many others.

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

Top Paris Museums

The following tour comprises a few great museums situated along the Seine. As France has a rich historic past and a vast cultural background, there are a lot of museums exhibiting collections that prove that. You can visit some of them by taking the suggested walking tour presented below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 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

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