Tours to Paris
Paris is the beating political, economic, religious and cultural heart of France. Its architectural riches, exquisite cuisine and air of romance place Paris atop many travel bucket lists; and its beauty draws many artists, including Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh, who lived and worked here during their times.
Titan offers a collection of tours to Paris, with carefully-planned excursions that take in the city’s most celebrated sights, including the iconic Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe.
Paris has a long and eventful history. It was founded in the 3rd century by the Gauls, conquered by the Romans in 52 BC, under English rule in the 15th century following the Hundred Years’ War, endured the French Revolution during the 18th century, and was under Nazi occupation during the 20th century. Despite its changes of power, battles and revolts over the centuries, the city has developed and sustained its position as a strong capital and preserved numerous reminders of its contrasting past.
Things to do / see
Reaching 324m into the sky, the iconic Eiffel Tower doubled the record for the world’s tallest tower when it was created in 1889. Whether you choose to climb the 704 steps up to the tower’s second level, or use the site’s elevators to gain a 360° panoramic view over the city, the experience is unforgettable. You can also enjoy views of the landmark from a nearby café, or from the beautiful Champ de Mars.
The magnificent Gothic Notre Dame de Paris dates back to the Middle Ages and took two centuries to complete. On a guided tour you can admire the impressive treasury and beautiful stained-glass windows, enjoy panoramic views of Paris’ beautiful skyline from the top of the towers, and visit the belfry houses, which hold the Cathedral’s huge bells with the largest weighing 13 tons.
The monumental Arc de Triomphe, was built in honour of those who fought for France, in particular soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars. Built between 1806 and 1836 under the command of Napoleon, the Arc boasts an intricate design with military illustration and the engraved names of generals and wars. The 1920s saw the addition of an eternal flame and the words “Ice repose un soldat Français mort pour la patrie 1914-1918”, marking the tomb of an unknown soldier of the First World War.
As well as historic monuments, Paris holds the world’s largest art museum - the Louvre exhibits more than 380,000 objects and 35,000 classic and modern works. You will discover the capital’s love for art wherever you wander, with statues scattered through its streets and its beautiful parks and gardens, including Tuileries Garden, huge public grounds originally created as Tuileries Palace’s formal garden, decorated with statues by Maillol, Rodin and Giacometti.
Titan tours to Paris
The winding Seine brings further enchantment to Paris, whether you’re looking for a quiet stroll along its banks or a romantic cruise between important landmarks. It also makes this city an ideal place to begin and end a week-long river cruise, taking in the medieval cities and beautiful countryside of Normandy. Titan’s Colours of the Seine cruise includes Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent Van Gogh spent his final months painting almost 70 canvases, and the battlefields of Normandy, before concluding with a tour of Paris. Or enjoy the luxury of the S.S. Joie de Vivre on Titan’s cruise, with opportunities to visit Claude Monet’s home in Giverny and the extraordinary Versailles, before an expert guides you by foot or by bike through Paris’ much loved neighbourhoods.
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