Paris Architecture Tours: Walking Guides

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Paris Architecture Tours

Parisian Architect Guides, France – Exclusive Building Walks in the French Capital tailor made for Groups

updated 29 Jul 2017

Paris Walking Tours

Book your city guide on +44 1620 825722 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

Paris Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Parisian guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in North France are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Northern France please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

An interesting recent building in the city – New Alesia Cinema Building by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture:
New Alesia Cinema in Paris Building New Alesia Cinema in Paris Building
photos © Luc Boegly

Paris Architecture – Introduction

Villa Savoie, Poissy, in the outskirts of the French capital:
Villa Savoie Building France
photo © Rebecca Breun

Paris is the capital of France and famous for buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and the Pompidou Centre. Although the scale of the city centre mostly retains its historic density and height there are a number of major contemporary buildings in the city. The cluster at La Défense – the Parisian business district – includes many late 20th century towers. These key buildings can be visited on one of our Paris Architecture Tours.

Pushed Slab by MVRDV:
Pushed Slab Building in Paris
image from architect

Major historic Parisian buildings include Notre-Dame Cathedral, The Pantheon, Garnier’s Opera House and Sacre Coeur. Major contemporary Parisian buildings include The Louvre Museum Pyramid, Institut du Monde Arabe and Parc de la Villette. For visits to some of these public/private transport is necessary.
Celebrated architects with buildings in Paris include Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano and Tadao Ando.

Citreon showroom building:
Paris Architecture Tours
photograph : Philippe Ruault

Clearly the French capital is a large city and therefore public transport will be required for most tours over 2 or 3 hours. Our suggestion for a short walking tour in Paris of 2 to 3 hours would be seeing the key buildings externally – The Louvre and the Pyramid in the courtyard, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arab du Monde Insitute, then back to the Pompidou Centre via the Bastille and its opera house. If you have a full day then you can also visit the Arsenale architecture centre on this route and spend more going in buildings.

AccorHotels Arena in Paris:
The AccorHotels Arena
photo : Sergio Grazia

If you have more than one day then trips out to La Defense and Parc de la Villette are suggested. The key building at La Defense, maonst the skyscrapers, is the Grand Arch by a Danish architect, one of Mitterand’s Grand Projet. Parc de la Villette is quite a way to the north, past Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, with bright red follies designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi sprinkled around a large park on the site of former abattoirs.

If you are heading south to Soufflot’s Pantheon then it is worth considering visiting the Cartier building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel (one of his early works, really thought-provoking).

A recent architectural design in the French capital city:

L’Atelier de l’Arsenal designed by New York’s SO – IL Architects with Parisian architecture firm laisné roussel:
L’Atelier de l’Arsenal, Place Mazas Paris | www.e-architect.co.uk
image : Weiss Images

Paris Architecture Walking Tours

Paris Architectural Tours can introduce the most important buildings in the capital or structured around the interests of your group. We are happy to satisfy your architectural interests on our Paris Architecture Tours.

Eiffel Tower Paris
image © Isabelle Lomholt

e-architect can provide basic advice to assist your itinerary ahead of you visit to France. Visitors can be met at the start of their Paris architecture walking tour or from their accommodation.

Paris Architecture Tours : key buildings to visit in the city
Hotel Renaissance Paris Wagram
photo © Nicolas Borel

Paris Walking Tours

Contact us to arrange your architectural tour on:
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

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Pompidou Centre Paris
Design: Richard Rogers / Renzo Piano Architects
Paris Building
photograph © Adrian Welch

lnstitut du Monde Arabe
Design: Jean Nouvel, Architect
lnstitut du Monde Arabe
picture © Jean Nouvel ; photograph: Georges Fessy

Pyramide du Louvre
Design: I.M. Pei & Partners Architects
Louvre Pyramid
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt

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Philharmonie de Paris
Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Philharmonie de Paris Building
image : Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Musée du quai Branly
Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Musée du quai Branly Paris
photograph © Rebecca Breun

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