Napoleon tours in Paris
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With Napoleon Bonaparte tour in Paris, follow in the unexpected footsteps of the illustrious emperor. The tour starts at the Palais Royal and you are going to enjoy many spectacular places during your guided visit, such as Vendôme square, the arch of the Carrousel, the Louvre and Palais Royal garden, Concorde square, Madeleine church, just to mention a few. We are going to see his constructions and talk about his improvements in France and Paris, his achievements and failures. Furthermore, we will get to know his private life, and especially of his first wife Josephine de Beauharnais who was his great love.
Bubbly character, she was keen on jewels and fashion. We will enjoy some places she used to supply from.
Apart from being a great leader and general, Napoleon Bonaparte was also a tremendous builder and town-planner, as well as an art patron. He made about 200 reforms in different fields such as education, French laws like the Napoleonic code, the centralisation of the government administration… These are just a few examples of his marks in the French current everyday life. This tour is made to unveil the reality behind the legend of the most iconic French character.
If you are interested in a 4-hour tour including the tomb of Napoleon at the Invalides, follow the link for more details.
Walking tour for approximately 2 hours.
Cost of the 2-hour walking tour : 250€.
Half day tour of 4 hours including the guided tour plus Napoleon’s tomb at the Invalides : 350€ ( no entrance fee included – it is about 15€ per adult). Using public transportation or taxi, to see a bit more of the city, ending at the Invalides.
Full day tour about Napoleon Bonaparte :
Option 1 : a 2 hour walking tour in the morning, plus one hour for the tomb of Napoleon at the Invalides. Free time for lunch. Then heading towards la Malmaison for the afternoon tour (approximately 4 hours with transportation by taxi), or metro and bus. (line 1 of the metro then a direct bus to the chateau, 6 or 7 minutes walking to the entrance)
Cost : 600€ (No entrance tickets, meal or transportation included).
Option 2 : Rent of a minivan and driver at disposal for the whole day (8 hours). Up to 6 people maximum capacity.
Contact us for a bigger van or coach.
Cost: 1100€, including guide, driver and minivan. No meal or entrance ticket included. The fee is 15€ at the Invalides for one adult and 6,50€ at the Malmaison.
Optional tour : Join us for a 2 hour-guided tour of la Malmaison. The chateau was purchased originally by Josephine, where she resided with Napoleon during the Consulate, and alone after the divorce. Nobody can resist this human-size mansion, full of original pieces of furniture and artworks. This dwelling-place is in the outskirts of Paris, but just 15 km from the Concorde square. Possibility to get there by taxi, or public transportation.
Combine this afternoon tour with the morning walking tour about Napoleon.
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