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Tour EPC - PHML Paris Historic, Montmartre & the Louvre This full day tour gives you a chance to visit, some of the best sights of Paris. Your morning half will being with a tour to NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL* and the oldest part of the city. Over 2000 years ago, Paris was created and began at CITE ISLAND. This tour gives emphasis on the history and art of the Capital. Your tour will include a drive through the oldest part of Paris known as THE MARAIS DISTRICT. Here you will see its "hotels," private town-houses of the nobility 3 or 4 centuries ago. You will also visit THE LATIN QUARTER with the Sorbonne, the Luxembourg gardens, Saint-Germain-des Pres district with it's old church and famous cafes. From there you will enjoy your guided visit inside NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL* and a short cruise** to approach and leave Cite Island. On your journey back to the office you will get the opportunity to admire the rigorous geometry of the VENDOME SQUARE and the surprising architecture of the GARNIER OPERA. Once back at the office you will be given a little bit of free time to grab a snack, a small lunch, or rest before re-boarding the bus onto our afternoon destination. Crowned by the white SCARED HEART BASILICA the village found on top of the hill of MONTMARTRE is very familiar to Parisians. Towards the end of the 19th century, numerous artists (Van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso) settled here with their families to enjoy the simple and peaceful country life. Your tour will not only include a wonderful ride up to Montmartre by coach, but also a guided walking tour of the village and PLACE DU TERTRE. The next stop will be the LOUVRE museum here your guided visit will show you the highlights. Amongst the many works of art you will see the Venus of Milo, the Winged Victory and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. *WED and FRI it is possible to stay at the Louvre for an extended visit *Monday’s the Louvre will be visited first before going to Montmartre *Guide is not permitted to speak inside on days where mass is taking place inside the cathedral. **If the river is high there will be no river cruise.
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