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Experience Paris with an Architect

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 104 reviews.Paris, France

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Experience hosted by Leen, Yazan & Nour

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience Paris with an Architect

Did it ever occur to you that Paris of the present is ironically different from Paris of the past.
Have you ever imagined that each brick in Paris could have a mysterious story behind it. A story of charm, architecture, Innovation, kings and artists!

Throughout the 3-hour journey, I will tell you the story of Paris through stories of its buildings, history, people, everyday life, and how these stories have affected architecture till our current days. Eventually you will feel like you know Parisians more than they know themselves :)

We will wonder in local areas and streets and visit three main sites that represent Paris's key architecture styles throughout its existence (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque) we will discuss the key architectural features that made each style unique and talk about Paris & Parisians in each of these eras and how architectural and people came together to produce these magical wonders.

The tour is not only for lovers of architecture .. it is for lovers of culture, history, and complementary coffee & cake ;)

Together, we will have a workshop at the end of the tour. definitely something to brag about in front your family & friends!! Let's go ..Follow me :)
Experience Paris with an Architect

Did it ever occur to you that Paris of the present is ironically different from Paris of the past.
Have you ever imagined that each brick in Paris could have a mysterious story behind it. A story of charm, architecture, Innovation, kings and artists!

Throughout the 3-hour journey, I will tell you the story of Paris through stories of its buildings, history, people, everyday life, and how these stories have affected architecture till our current days. Eventually you will feel like you know Parisians more than they know themselves :)

We will wonder in l…

What's included

  • Food
    Cake/Pastry
  • Drinks
    Coffee and Juice
  • Equipment
    Drawing materials
From $60
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Leen, Yazan & Nour

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 104 Reviews
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We are a team of architects with extensive experience in Architecture & Urban planning.

We love this city with a passion and really enjoy making history & architecture come alive with entertaining, informative tales of people and places that make the city unique.
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Where you'll be

We will meet in front of Fontaine Saint-Michel, then our trip will include:

Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris
District le Marais
Place des Vosges
Hotel de sully
Finally we will learn how to draw like an architect while drinking best coffes and juice and enjoying homemade pastry at Alma the Chimeny Cake Factory.

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 104 reviews.

Ceyu
January 2019
Yazan made it right on time and luckily me and my girlfriend were the only guests for today. Yazan arranged the route thoughtfully and although the weather was terribly freezing, we did have a good time.
Mayra
January 2019
This tour was excellent!!! I would recomend it to everyone. Yazan was very knowledgeable both in architecture and in the history of art. Also, he has great communication skills. We enjoyed this experience a lot.
Jameel
December 2018
Highly recommended if you desire to understand city development, planning, history, art combined together. My impression of Paris moved more intimate than superficial tourist eye. Yazan is an expert! Ask him any question.
Robert
December 2018
Such a wonderful walking tour. A couple of the sights we had seen before, but were so different through the eyes of an architect. Yazan was a terrific guide, thorough, incredibly knowledgeable, and answered our many questions. Wonderful.
John
December 2018
My wife and I had a wonderful time on this tour! Exploring Paris through architecture was a great way to learn the history of the city and it's people. Leen was a great tour guide and was very accommodating and gave so many suggestions on other activities for us during our trip.
My wife and I had a wonderful time on this tour! Exploring Paris through architecture was a great way to learn the history of the city and it's people. Leen was a great tour guide…
Kerry
December 2018
Leen's architecture tour was exceptional. Leen is friendly and engaging and readily accommodated our interested children (12 and 8) who felt comfortable asking questions. The tour was a full 3 hours of interesting history and facts that explains Paris' architecture. Thank you for a wonderful tour - we highly recommend it!
Leen's architecture tour was exceptional. Leen is friendly and engaging and readily accommodated our interested children (12 and 8) who felt comfortable asking questions. The tour…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Visits are held in English, we can switch to Arabic if all the guests agreed. Comfortable shoes are recommended.