This walking tour of neoclassical Paris takes you through an area that changed dramatically over the course of the development of the city. Explore the strict and sober elegance of the neoclassical style at the Palais Royal, the Tuileries, the Cour Carré, and the other important sites.
The great reconstruction of Paris in neoclassic style was an important part of the city’s history, transforming the face of Paris and France. These buildings are a veritable mirror of their era, ideology, values, and beliefs. On this private 2-hour guided tour, you’ll learn more about the spirit of this city and how it evolved from a medieval town to a metropolis that became one of the most important capitals in Europe and a world leader in questions of style, elegance, and sophistication. Your guide will show you aristocratic Paris, and tell you about the city’s transformation during an important period in its history. Hear about the connections between Paris and Rome and Italian culture, including the impact on Parisian architecture.