Paris City Tour: City of Light and Revolution

9,99

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Paris City Tour: City of Light and Revolution

9,99

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Overview

  • 2 hours
  • 59 stories
  • 6.91km distance
  • 17 stops

Known as the city of light, love and… revolution, Paris is a good idea any time of the year! Its storied past, romantic bridges, scents, flavours and timeless elegance make up a fascinating destination to stroll, experience and explore. Are you ready to uncover its charms and secrets?

Waltz in the city of Paris with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmarks of Paris. Start your tour from Hôtel de Ville and continue on to discover St.Paul-St.Louis Church, Île Sain,t-Louis and Fontaine Saint Michel, some of the most well-known sights of this beautiful city.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace Paris with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * Ticket/entrance fee to the landmarks is not included.

 

Cover photo: © alyssa BLACK/ flickr

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In the Shadow of the Revolution

The story of Hôtel de Ville, in other words the Paris City Hall, begins in 1357 when Étienne Marcel, who was the provost of the Parisian merchants at the time, acquired the Maison aux Piliers to transform it into the seat of merchants. In 1533, the building was destroyed and, in its place, the Paris City Hall was erected based on the plans of Pierre de Champiges and Dominique de Cortone. The new building was completed almost a century later, in 1628. It reflected the power and wealth of the French capital. Yet, a few years later, it was targeted by the French revolutionaries. During the civil wars that followed, it went through several damages but, fortunately, it was reconstructed according to its original layout and designs.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to all the sights included in the tour
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Pl. de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France

Starting point

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of Hôtel de Ville (Pl. de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France). The easiest way to get there is by reaching the Hôtel de Ville metro station which is located in front of the site.

Directions to starting point

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of Hôtel de Ville (Pl. de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France). The easiest way to get there is by reaching the Hôtel de Ville metro station which is located in front of the site.

Finishing point

The tour ends at Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church (3 Pl. Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France) near the Saint-Germain-des-Prés metro station.

Areas

  • Hôtel de Ville
  • Rue de Rivoli (Metro Saint Paul) 
  • Lycée Charlemagne
  • Hotel de Chalons- Luxembourg
  • Pont Louis Philippe (histoire sur les ponts de Paris)
  • Place Louis Aragon (Quai de Bourbon) (histoire sur Claudel et Rodin)- Ile Saint Louis
  • Marché aux fleurs (tip). 9 quai aux fleurs
  • La Conciergerie
  • La Chapelle
  • Notre Dame
  • Quartier Latin
  • Place Saint Michel
  • Musée Cluny du Moyen Age
  • La Sorbonne
  • Musée d’Histoire de la Médecine (charcot)
  • St. Sulpice
  • Saint Germain-des-Prés

Important information

Recommended visiting hours

8 am – 8 pm

Additional admission

Tickets/entrance fees are not included.

Know before you book

  • Please consider that  any landmark mentioned that needs a ticket, the ticket is not included in the tour. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • Please keep in mind that it is a walking city tour and for that reason it is wheelchair accessible.

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please wear sunscreen and a hat during the hot summer months
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Image Credits:

Stop 1: © wagner51 / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 2: © Mbzt / Commons Wikipedia

Stop 3: © Moonik / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 4: © Siren-Com / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 5: © ignis / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 6: © Celette / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 7: © Mbzt / Commons Wikipedia

Stop 8: © xandru / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 9: © dany13 / Flickr

Stop 10: © Commons Wikimedia

Stop 11: © Released under the GNU Free Documentation License / Commons Wikipedia

Stop 12: © Pline / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 13: © Pline / Commons Wikipedia

Stop 14: © Mbzt / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 15: © P e z i / Commons Wikipedia

Stop 16: © Commons Wikimedia

Stop 17: © Zairon / Commons Wikipedia

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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