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An Unusual History of Paris

An Unusual History of Paris

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese and more
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About your host

I have been giving tours and digging out stories of this amazing city for sixteen years. I have studied and taught art as well as history and love exploring the links between the past and the present, the artistic and mundane. Having Paris as my hobby and playground is a lot of fun.
Christopher
Christopher
Christopher
Christopher

What we’ll do

This is not your typical walking tour. It includes a lot of provocative symbolism (apologies in advance to women and left-handed people) and gore (including the medieval cure for blindness.) It covers 6,000 eccentric and often inappropriate years, so 14 years and older only please. Instead of names and dates, the tour focuses on the unique good stuff that guidebooks leave out. We'll walk…

What else you should know

Please let me know any topics of interest for Paris I can help dig up.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
An online folder of tips and recommendations for enjoying Paris including practical info and lots of inexpensive activities.

What to bring

Please dress appropriately for the weather and for walking. We'll dive into a cafe if it's too wet or cold.

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Where you'll be

Let's meet by the oldest tree in Paris inside the pretty Square René Viviani, a small park across from Notre Dame on the left bank. 25 Quai de Montebello, 75005. We'll discuss Notre Dame then wind up romantic Mont Saint Genevieve towards the Pantheon and the rue Muffetard. The goal is to see the layers of stories on every block so there are several points along the way where we stop every ten feet or so.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Some of the stories and even sights are fairly mature and provocative. 14 and older please. Please dress for the weather and for walking.

What to bring

Please dress appropriately for the weather and for walking. We'll dive into a cafe if it's too wet or cold.

More tips

Please let me know any topics of interest for Paris I can help dig up.

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Christopher
An Unusual History of Paris
356 reviews
$26/person
356 reviews
$26/person