Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #16 in Paris, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 29 sights
Distance 11.9 km
Ascend 188 m
Descend 196 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: Piscine Pontoise

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The Pontoise swimming pool is a swimming pool located on rue de Pontoise in the 5th arrondissement of Paris (France).

Wikipedia: Piscine Pontoise (FR)

240 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Musée de l'Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris

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Musée de l'Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris Musée de l'AP-HP / marque déposée

The Musée de l'Assistance publique - Hôpitaux de Paris is the museum of the institution of the Assistance publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, CHU de Paris. Since its inauguration on April 28, 1934, it was housed in the Hôtel de Miramion, located at 47, quai de la Tournelle, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, until the closure of the site in June 2012. He was then relocated to the Bicêtre hospital in Kremlin-Bicêtre, in the Val-de-Marne. The first hospital museum in France, it reconstructs the history of the hospital in its various components: social and religious history, history of medicine and the health professions, history of representations of the body and illness. He deciphers this history, questions it, and confronts past and present in the search for the meaning of recent developments.

Wikipedia: Musée de l'AP-HP (FR), Website

165 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Hôtel de Nesmond

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Two private mansions, belonging to two brothers, bear the name of Hôtel de Nesmond in France: Hôtel de Nesmond (Paris), Hôtel de Nesmond (Bordeaux).

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Nesmond (FR)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Square Danielle Mitterrand

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The Square Danielle-Mitterrand, formerly the garden of the rue de Bièvre, is a green space in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.

Wikipedia: Square Danielle-Mitterrand (FR)

465 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Immeuble Le Couteur

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234 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Collège de France - PSL

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Collège de France - PSL

The Collège de France, formerly known as the Collège Royal or as the Collège impérial founded in 1530 by François I, is a higher education and research establishment in France. It is located in Paris near La Sorbonne. The Collège de France has been considered to be France's most prestigious research establishment. It is an associate member of PSL University.

Wikipedia: Collège de France (EN)

325 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Musée de Cluny

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The Musée de Cluny, officially Musée de Cluny-Musée National du Moyen Âge, is a museum of medieval art in Paris. It is located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, bordered by square Samuel-Paty to the south, boulevard Saint-Michel to the west, boulevard Saint-Germain to the north, and rue Saint-Jacques to the east.

Wikipedia: Musée de Cluny (EN), Website

190 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Le Champo

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Le Champo, in full Le Champo – Espace Jacques-Tati, is an arthouse cinema in the Latin Quarter of Paris. It is notable for being a favorite haunt of important figures in French cinema history.

Wikipedia: Le Champo (EN), Website

364 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Place de l'Odéon

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The Place de l'Odéon is a semicircular plaza in the Odéon quarter in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France.

Wikipedia: Place de l'Odéon (EN)

467 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: Gnomon astronomique

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The Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice is an astronomical measurement device located in the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, France. It is a gnomon, a device designed to cast a shadow on the ground in order to determine the position of the sun in the sky. In early modern times, other gnomons were also built in several Italian and French churches in order to better calculate astronomical events. Those churches are Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, San Petronio in Bologna, and the Church of the Certosa in Rome. These gnomons ultimately fell into disuse with the advent of powerful telescopes.

Wikipedia: Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice (EN)

166 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Fontaine des Quatre Évêques

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The Fontaine Saint-Sulpice is a monumental fountain located in Place Saint-Sulpice in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It was constructed between 1843 and 1848 by the architect Louis Visconti, who also designed the tomb of Napoleon.

Wikipedia: Fontaine Saint-Sulpice (EN)

192 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: La Lutte de Jacob avec l'Ange

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La Lutte de Jacob avec l'Ange

Jacob's Struggle with the Angel is a mural painting made by Eugène Delacroix in the 1850s and completed in 1861, for the Chapel of the Holy Angels in the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris.

Wikipedia: La Lutte de Jacob avec l'Ange (Delacroix) (FR)

235 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Fontaine de la Paix

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The Fountain of Peace is a fountain in Paris that has been listed as a historical monument since February 6, 1926.

Wikipedia: Fontaine de la Paix (FR)

180 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Musée du Luxembourg

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Musée du Luxembourg

The Musée du Luxembourg is a museum at 19 rue de Vaugirard in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Established in 1750, it was initially an art museum located in the east wing of the Luxembourg Palace and in 1818 became the first museum of contemporary art. In 1884 the museum moved into its current building, the former orangery of the Palace. The museum was taken over by the French Ministry of Culture and the French Senate in 2000, when it began to be used for temporary exhibitions, and became part of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux in 2010.

Wikipedia: Musée du Luxembourg (EN), Website

342 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: Jardin du Luxembourg

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Jardin du Luxembourg

The Jardin du Luxembourg, known in English as the Luxembourg Garden, colloquially referred to as the Jardin du Sénat, is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. The creation of the garden began in 1612 when Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV, constructed the Luxembourg Palace as her new residence. The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace. It covers 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, tennis courts, flowerbeds, model sailboats on its octagonal Grand Bassin, as well as picturesque Medici Fountain, built in 1620. The name Luxembourg comes from the Latin Mons Lucotitius, the name of the hill where the garden is located.

Wikipedia: Jardin du Luxembourg (EN), Website, Opening Hours, Opening_hours

932 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 16: Hôtel de Beaune

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The Hotel de Beaune is a private mansion located in Paris, France.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Beaune (FR)

288 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Hôtel Lutétia

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The Hôtel Lutetia, located at 45 Boulevard Raspail, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, is one of the best-known hotels on the Left Bank. It is noted for its architecture and its historical role during the German occupation of France in World War II.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Lutetia (EN), Website

103 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Ancienne piscine Lutetia

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The Lutetia swimming pool is a former swimming pool in Paris located at 17 rue de Sèvres in the 6th arrondissement.

Wikipedia: Piscine Lutetia (FR)

560 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 19: Fontaine de Neptune

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The fountain of the rue du Cherche-Midi, also called the Fontaine de Neptune, is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, at n°86 of the rue du Cherche-Midi, formerly Cour des Vieilles-Thuilleries.

Wikipedia: Fontaine de la rue Cherche-Midi (FR)

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 20: Musée Ernest-Hébert (en travaux)

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The Musée Hébert is a museum located in the Hôtel de Montmorency-Bours at 85, rue du Cherche-Midi, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. It has been closed since 2004 for renovations.

Wikipedia: Musée Hébert (EN), Website

621 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 21: Boutique du Musée de la Poste

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The Musée de La Poste is the La Poste Group's corporate museum dedicated to postal history and French philately. Opened in 1946, it has had two sites in Paris. The current museum has been located at 34, boulevard de Vaugirard since 1973. Its collections have the label Musée de France under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. The museum closed its doors in 2015 for a complete architectural and museum restructuring. It reopened on November 23, 2019.

Wikipedia: L'Adresse Musée de La Poste (FR), Website

313 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 22: Le Fruit

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The Fruit, sculpted in 1906, is the work of Antoine Bourdelle. The statue is an anatomical study of a nude female who stands confidently, with fruit cupped in her right hand, her left arm bent behind and her ankles crossed.

Wikipedia: The Fruit (EN)

607 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 23: Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades

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Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades

The Necker–Enfants Malades Hospital is a French teaching hospital in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. It is a hospital of the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris group and is affiliated to the Université Paris Cité. Necker–Enfants Malades Hospital was created in 1920 by the merger of Necker Hospital, which was founded in 1778 by Suzanne Necker, with the physically contiguous Sick Children's Hospital, the oldest children's hospital in the Western world, founded in 1801.

Wikipedia: Necker–Enfants Malades Hospital (EN), Website

411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 24: Musée Valentin Haüy

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The Musée Valentin Haüy is a private museum dedicated to tools and education of the blind, and located in the building of the Valentin Haüy Association, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris at 5, rue Duroc, Paris, France. It is open Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons without charge.

Wikipedia: Musée Valentin Haüy (EN), Website

710 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 25: Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Lys

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The Notre-Dame-du-Lys chapel is a chapel located at 7 rue Blomet in the 15th arrondissement of Paris and dependent on the parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-La-Salle.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Lys (FR)

801 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 26: Église Orthodoxe des Trois-Saints-Docteurs

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Église Orthodoxe des Trois-Saints-Docteurs протодиакон Андрей Шепелёв / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Church of the Three Holy Doctors and St. Tikhons of Zadonsk is a cathedral church of the Moscow Patriarchate located at 5 rue Petel, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. It is also called the church of the three holy hierarchs.

Wikipedia: Cathédrale des Trois-Saints-Docteurs de Paris (FR)

1281 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 27: Sainte-Germaine

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Germaine Cousin, also Germana Cousin, Germaine of Pibrac, or Germana, (1579–1601) was a French saint. She was born in 1579 to humble parents at Pibrac, a village 15 km (9.3 mi) from Toulouse.

Wikipedia: Germaine Cousin (EN)

537 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 28: Jardin Du Grand-Pavois

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The Grand-Pavois garden is a green space in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, in the Javel district.

Wikipedia: Jardin du Grand-Pavois (FR)

651 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 29: Square Duranton

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Square Duranton is a square in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.

Wikipedia: Square Duranton (FR)


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