The Paris of Luxury and Royalty: a Private Tour off the Beaten Path
Studios, galleries and museums: let an urban explorer and art expert guide you through the inner workings of the Paris art scene
If you're on a short trip to Paris, this experience is for you.
Join Alex, your guide, for a private walking tour through the royal heart of the capital, one of the top places to visit in Paris. Hear memorable stories of kings, queens and royal customs during your tour of the Tuileries, Louvre, Place Vendôme and Palais Royal neighborhoods. Take a champagne break at a luxury hotel
Visit mythical Parisian places, including the parks and gardens Parisians love
Experience: The Paris of Luxury and Royalty: a Private Tour off the Beaten Path
Language: French, English, Spanish
A private guided tour behind the scenes of the Paris Opera House
This private tour of Paris takes you to one of the city's most splendid monuments. Everything in this palace is stunning, from the royal staircase to the library, from the grand foyer to the auditorium, whose stage has the steepest slope in the world. Every great opera, and all of the world's most famous opera singers, have appeared on this stage.
Palais Garnier: as magical as Versailles
You will visit the famous grand foyer, inspired by the hall of mirrors at Versailles, which is where operagoers mingled at intermission. If you don't have time to go to Versailles, or you don't know what to see in Paris, the Opera, in all its beauty, opulence and exuberance, is a superb choice. And Maud will make it a truly unique experience, telling you tales that will show you what it meant to belong to the Parisian elite.
Taking a break at a Paris café
Before continuing to our tour of the mansions and neighborhood of the Place Vendôme, you will take a break and have a bite to eat at a comfortable Paris café, where Maud will tell you the history of the Vendôme area, which is now the world capital of French luxury and design.
One of the most beautiful royal squares in Paris
The Place Vendôme is in the prestigious Vendôme neighborhood, which King Louis XIV considered a symbol of the splendor of his reign.Maud will retrace the history of this iconic location whose structures, built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart 300 years ago, are themselves a chapter in the history of Paris and of France. For example, you may not know that the column at the center of the Place Vendôme erected by Napoleon is made of the bronze of 250 Russian and Austrian cannons.
Paris luxury jewelers, creators and fashion designers
There is a distinct style to the Place Vendôme. During the Belle Epoque, the most powerful families called it home. The opening of the Ritz Hotel quickly drew luxury jewelers like Cartier, Mauboussin, Van Cleef, and others. With the fine jewelers came artisans and artists working in fashion, crystal, gold, silver, and perfume... Art galleries, palaces and grand hotels opened. The neighborhood became a hub for creation, artistry, and innovation. In its boutiques and studios, the traditions of artists and craftsmen flourished, and still do today.
Maud will tell you stories of the great Parisian fashion houses, from Worth to Coco Chanel, including Charvet, Doucet and Poiret. In this place where time stands still, she will lead you on a journey to the heart of the Place Vendôme, whose very air is perfumed with luxury and the French art de vivre.
A wealth of international experience
Of French and Brazilian nationality, Alexandra spent many years in France and abroad working in public relations and marketing for major brands. Throughout her career, luxury – in the form of champagne, high fashion, jewelry, and gastronomy -- has always been a part of her universe. After working in France with world-famous luxury brands, she moved abroad to Brazil, the United States, Hong Kong, and London.
Passionate about Paris
She has a PhD in History and Science from the Sorbonne and speaks several languages. Over time, she became increasingly conscious of the unique cultural heritage of France. She knows the best-kept secrets of Paris, and is eager to share them with you.
What We Love
We love Alexandra style, very Parisian, easy-going and curious.
She is really open to many cultures and you can feel it
She knows a lot of great places in Paris
What I Love
I want not only to share my knowledge with curious visitors, but especially to provide an experience that will awaken my guests' senses: taste, smell, sight, and hearing.
I want to broaden their sensory horizons and take them on an exciting voyage into unexplored territory.
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