Luxembourg (6th Arr) Walking Tour, Paris

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.
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Guide Name: Luxembourg (6th Arr) Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Paris (See other walking tours in Paris)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: karen
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Saint-Sulpice Church

1) Saint-Sulpice Church

The Saint-Sulpice Church is the second largest Roman Catholic church in Paris. Saint Sulpicius, patron of the church, was a 7th-century bishop of Bourges, renowned for his godliness and confrontation with the dictatorship of the Merovingian kings. The construction started in 1646 and lasted 100 years until full completion. During the French Revolution, the church was badly damaged and converted into a “Temple of Victory.” Later, in the 19th century, it was fully restored and redecorated into...   view more
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Saint Germain des Prés

2) Saint Germain des Prés (must see)

Saint Germain des Prés is the oldest church in Paris. It was established by Childebert on the site of a small marketplace, near the abbey of St. Germain, and was meant to house the True Cross relic, brought from Spain in 542. In the Middle Ages, the church grew very influential as both a religious and cultural institution. Although eventually, the neighboring abbey was totally destroyed by the Normans, the church itself has survived.

In 1163, it was expanded and re-consecrated by Pope...   view more
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Musée national Eugène Delacroix

3) Musée national Eugène Delacroix

The Musée national Eugène Delacroix is an art museum dedicated to painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863). The museum is located in painter Eugène Delacroix's last apartment; he moved to this location on December 28, 1857, and remained until his death on August 13, 1863. In 1929, the Société des Amis d'Eugène Delacroix was formed to prevent the building's destruction; in 1952, the Société acquired the apartment, studio, and garden, and in 1954 donated the property to the...   view more
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Café Procope

4) Café Procope

The tour continues with the well known Café Procope - the oldest café in Paris in continuous operation, located on rue de l'Ancienne Comedie. It was opened in 1686 by Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli with a slyly subversive name adopted from the historian Procopius, whose Secret History, the Anekdota, long known of, had been discovered in the Vatican Library and published for the first time ever in 1623: it told the scandals of Emperor Justinian, his ex-dancer Empress, and his court. It...   view more
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Bouquinistes de Paris

5) Bouquinistes de Paris

The Bouquinistes de Paris is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris on the banks of the river Seine. The market is open daily and hosts 240 bouquinistes, which offer more than 300,000 rare antique books, journals, stamps, trading cards and many more. Although the bouquinistes appeared in the 16th century, they were not officially recognized until the 1970s. The Bouquinistes de Paris is one of the sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage...   view more
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Place Saint-Michel

6) Place Saint-Michel

Place Saint-Michel lies in the Latin Quarter in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, on the Left Bank of the Seine. The square is formed by crossroads of several streets, namely: Quai Saint-Michel, Boulevard Saint-Michel, Quai des Grandes-Augustus, and Pont Saint-Michel. The square is also home to the namesake fountain - Foutaine Saint-Michel - built by Gabriel Davioud in the mid 19th century. The original plan was to make its central statue the one of Napoleon Bonaparte, but, after criticism from...   view more
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Musée d’Histoire de la Médecine

7) Musée d’Histoire de la Médecine

The Musée d’Histoire de la Médecine (the Museum of History of Medicine) occupies the second floor of Renee Descartes University in Paris. It was founded in 1803 on the grounds of the former College and Academy of Surgery. The museum is divided into two levels; the lower level, containing furniture and cabinetry, and the upper floor, displaying medical instruments in glass cases. Many strange artifacts are found in the museum, including creepy old medical tools, anatomical models, and odd...   view more
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Odéon Théâtre de l'Europe

8) Odéon Théâtre de l'Europe

The Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe is one of France's six national theaters. It was built between 1779 and 1782 in the garden of the former Hotel de Conde, and was purposed to house the Comédie Française. The famous play “The Marriage of Figaro” was premiered here two years later. The Odéon theater in Paris made history after it was inaugurated by Marie-Antoinette on April 9, 1782. It was the first theater with a proscenium arch where the audience in the hall was seated on...   view more
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Palais de Luxembourg

9) Palais de Luxembourg (must see)

The Palais du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, north of the Jardin du Luxembourg, is the seat of the French Senate. The palace was built for Marie de Médicis, mother of King Louis XIII of France and of Gaston, Duc d'Orléans, just near the site of an old hôtel particulier owned by François-Henri de Montmorency, Duc de Piney-Luxembourg, hence its name (now called Petit Luxembourg, home of the president of French Senate). Marie de Médicis desired to make a building similar...   view more
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Place Edmond Rostand

10) Place Edmond Rostand

Place Edmond Rostand is a beautiful square with a fountain in the middle, dedicated to the famous French poet and dramatist. Here, you can get something to eat at the famous cafe Rostand, or check out one of the temporary photo exhibition that might interest...   view more
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Jardin du Luxembourg

11) Jardin du Luxembourg (must see)

The Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest public park located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. The garden is largely devoted to a green parterre of gravel and lawn populated with statues and centered on a large octagonal basin of water, with a central jet of water, in which children sail model boats. The garden is famed for its calm atmosphere. Surrounding the basin on the raised balustrade terraces are a series of statues of former French queens, saints, and copies after the Antique....   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.
The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution had a huge impact on France's history as it gave rise to a radical democratic republic and resulted in violence during the Reign of Terror. A lot of Paris' buildings were damaged beyond repair in the course of the Revolution. The sites they occupied are of a great historical value now. This guide is to highlight the landmarks of the French Revolution that remain.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 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
Elysee (8th Arr) Walking Tour II

Elysee (8th Arr) Walking Tour II

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 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
Champs-Elysees Nightlife

Champs-Elysees 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 Champs-Élysées Nightlife Tour and discover the city’s eclectic range of great nightspots.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 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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