Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #10 in Paris, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 11.4 km
Ascend 226 m
Descend 149 m

Experience Paris in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Paris

Sight 1: Charlemagne et ses leudes

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Charlemagne et ses Leudes, generally translated as Charlemagne and His Guards or Charlemagne and His Paladins, is a monumental bronze statue situated on the plaza (parvis) in front of Notre-Dame, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. A joint work by the brothers Louis Rochet (1813-1878) and Charles Rochet (1815-1900), it was cast at the art foundry Fonderie Thiébaut Frères.

Wikipedia: Charlemagne et ses Leudes (EN)

224 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre-Dame

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Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre-DameJean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

The Archaeological Crypt of the Île de la Cité, formerly the archaeological crypt of the Notre-Dame square, is a museum of the City of Paris, located just under the square in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral, in the Notre-Dame district of the 4th arrondissement. The site presents archaeological remains from Antiquity to the nineteenth century, discovered during excavations carried out in the 1960s and 1970s, before the construction of an underground car park.

Wikipedia: Crypte archéologique du parvis Notre-Dame (FR), Website, Website En

263 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Cathedral of Notre Dame

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Notre-Dame de Paris, referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Several attributes set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style, particularly its pioneering use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration. Notre-Dame also stands out for its three pipe organs and its immense church bells.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame de Paris (EN), Website, Website En

568 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Square Federico-García-Lorca

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The Federico García Lorca Garden is a public park situated on the 4th arrondissement of Paris, in the heart of the French capital.

Wikipedia: Federico García Lorca Garden (Paris) (EN)

355 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Hôtel de Chalon-Luxembourg

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The Hôtel de Chalon-Luxembourg is a private mansion located at 26, rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, built from 1625 in the Parisian district of the Marais. It is the property of the City of Paris and was classified as a historical monument in 1977.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Chalon-Luxembourg (FR)

108 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Hôtel d'Ourscamp

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The Hôtel d'Ourscamp, also known as the Maison de Marsande, or Maison de l'Ours, is a historic building located at Nos. 44 and 46, rue François-Miron in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France.

Wikipedia: Hôtel d'Ourscamp (FR)

91 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Cour administrative d'appel

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Cour administrative d'appel Stéphane Touraine / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Hôtel de Beauvais is a hôtel particulier, a kind of large townhouse of France, at 68 rue Francois-Miron, 4th arrondissement, Paris. Until 1865 rue Francois-Miron formed part of the historic rue Saint Antoine and as such was part of the ceremonial route into Paris from the east. The hotel was built by the royal architect Antoine Le Pautre for Catherine Beauvais in 1657. It is an example of eclectic French baroque architecture.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Beauvais (EN), Website

265 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Jardin Albert-Schweitzer

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Jardin Albert-SchweitzerGuilhem Vellut from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

The Square Albert-Schweitzer is a green space in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, in the Saint-Gervais district.

Wikipedia: Jardin Albert-Schweitzer (FR)

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Hôtel de Sens

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The Hôtel de Sens or Hôtel des archevêques de Sens is a 16th-century hôtel particulier, or private mansion, in the Marais, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. It nowadays houses the Forney art library.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Sens (EN)

506 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: Hôtel de Lamoignon

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The Hôtel de Lamoignon, earlier the Hôtel d'Angoulême, is a late 16th-century hôtel particulier, or grand townhouse, in the Marais district of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the best preserved house from this period in Paris. Since 1969 it has been the home of the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris and its garden, Hôtel-Lamoignon - Mark Ashton Garden, is opened to the public.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Lamoignon (EN)

172 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Enceinte de Philippe-Auguste

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The Wall of Philip Augustus is the oldest city wall of Paris (France) whose plan is accurately known. Partially integrated into buildings, more traces of it remain than of the later fortifications.

Wikipedia: Wall of Philip II Augustus (EN)

92 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: Hôtel de Coulanges

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The Hôtel de Coulanges is a mansion on the rue des Francs-Bourgeois, in Paris, France. Built for Jean-Baptiste Scarron between 1627 and 1634, it belonged to the Coulanges family from 1640 to 1662. The most famous figure in this family, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, the future Madame de Sévigné, lived there for a few years, until her marriage.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Coulanges (FR)

536 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 13: Cloître des Billettes

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The Church of Les Billettes is a Lutheran church located at 22 rue des Archives in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. Built as a Catholic church in 18th century, it adjoins the 15th century cloister of the Abbey of the Hospitaliers of the Charity of Notre Dame, also known as the Billettes. The 15th century church was demolished, except for the cloister, and replaced by the new church In 1808, Under Napoleon I, it became a Protestant Lutheran church.

Wikipedia: Church of Les Billettes, Paris (EN)

452 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: Archives Nationales

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The National Archives hold the archives of the central organs of the French State, with the exception of the collections of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of the Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They were created by decree of the Constituent Assembly in 1790. This national service has been under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs since the creation of the latter in 1959. The headquarters of the Archives are located in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine but some collections are kept in Paris and Fontainebleau. These three sites preserve a total of 373 linear km of archives documenting the history of France from the seventh century to the present day.

Wikipedia: Archives nationales (France) (FR), Website

258 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Hôtel de Rohan

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The Hôtel de Rohan, built by the architect Pierre-Alexis Delamair, from 1705 for the de Rohan family, now houses, with the adjoining Hôtel de Soubise, part of the National Archives. This monument, located at the corner of Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue des Quatre Fils, has been classified as a historical monument since 27 November 1924.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Rohan (Paris) (FR)

260 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: Jardin Berthe Weill

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The Berthe-Weill garden is a green space in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris.

Wikipedia: Jardin Berthe-Weill (FR), Website

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Institut suédois

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The Swedish Institute, formerly known as the Swedish Cultural Centre, has been located in Paris, in the Hôtel de Marle, located in the Marais district, no. 11 rue Payenne, since 1971.

Wikipedia: Centre culturel suédois (FR), Website

186 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: Hôtel de Marle

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The Hôtel de Marle is a private mansion located in the heart of the Parisian Marais district, between Rue Elzévir and Rue Payenne.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Marle (FR)

228 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 19: La Fontaine de la Charité

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La Fontaine de la Charité

The Fontaine de la Charité, also known as the Fontaine Taranne, is a former public fountain built in 1675, in Paris, on the north side of the rue Taranne. It was demolished in 1873.

Wikipedia: Fontaine de la Charité (FR)

256 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 20: Hôtel de Chavigny

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The Hôtel de Bouthillier de Chavigny, or Hôtel de Chavigny, is located at 9, rue de Sévigné in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Chavigny (FR)

503 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 21: Hôtel Genou de Guiberville

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The Hotel Genou de Guiberville is a private mansion located on the Place des Vosges in Paris, France.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Genou de Guiberville (FR)

88 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 22: Hôtel Lafont

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The Hotel Lafont is a private mansion located on the Place des Vosges in Paris, France.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Lafont (FR)

173 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 23: Hôtel d'Espinoy et Pavillon de la Reine

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The Hôtel d'Espinoy is a private mansion located on the Place des Vosges in Paris, France.

Wikipedia: Hôtel d'Espinoy (FR)

689 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 24: Comédie Bastille

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Comédie Bastille is a Parisian theater located at 5 rue Nicolas-Appert, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris.

Wikipedia: Comédie Bastille (FR)

656 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 25: Cirque d'Hiver

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The Cirque d'Hiver de Paris, often referred to simply as the Cirque d'Hiver, is a performance hall located at 110 rue Amelot in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Built in 1852 by the architect Jacques Hittorff, it was successively called "Cirque Napoléon" and then "Cirque National". It has been listed as a historical monument since February 10, 1975.

Wikipedia: Cirque d'hiver de Paris (FR), Website

16 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 26: Clown-Bar

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The Clown Bar is a bistro at 114 Rue Amelot in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. It has been classed as a monument historique since 1995.

Wikipedia: Clown Bar (EN)

429 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 27: Le Bataclan

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The Bataclan is a theatre located at 50 Boulevard Voltaire in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, France. Designed in 1864 by the architect Charles Duval, its name refers to Ba-ta-clan, an operetta by Jacques Offenbach. Since the early 1970s, it has been a venue for rock music. On 13 November 2015, 90 people were killed in a coordinated terrorist attack in the theatre.

Wikipedia: Bataclan (theatre) (EN), Website

1477 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 28: Basilique Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours

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Several basilicas are named Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours basilica in reference to Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours:

Wikipedia: Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours (FR), Website

867 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 29: Père Lachaise Cemetery

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Père Lachaise Cemetery Peter Poradisch / CC BY 2.5

Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris, France, at 44 hectares or 110 acres. With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited necropolis in the world. Notable figures in the arts buried at Père Lachaise include: Colette, Michel Ney, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Frédéric Chopin, George Enescu, Édith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Georges Méliès, Marcel Marceau, Olivia de Havilland, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, J. R. D. Tata, Georges Bizet, Jim Morrison, and Sir Richard Wallace.

Wikipedia: Père Lachaise Cemetery (EN), Website

1374 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 30: Jardin Pierre-Seghers

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The Pierre-Seghers Garden is a public garden in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, France.

Wikipedia: Jardin Pierre-Seghers (FR)


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