During the Middle Ages, the Grand Châtelet de Paris was a forteress located on the right bank protecting the access to the 'Grand Pont' (the 'Big Bridge') crossing the Seine. The Châtelet district is one of the oldest and most famous in Paris. The Châtelet square, located between the 1st and 4th district, is flanked by two theatres: the 'Théâtre du Châtelet', that features classical concerts musical comedies, operas and shows -such as 'My Fair Lady' in 2010-, and the 'Théâtre de la Ville', a prominent location for contemporary dance, with the globally renowned Pina Bausch pieces. This district, where art and culture are found profusely, is also trendy and lively, with restaurants, brasseries, discos and jazz pubs. The shopping streets are popular as well, like the Rivoli street and its many clothing retails and stores such as 'la Samaritaine' (with undergoing works for improvement nowadays) or the 'Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville' (BHV). The Châtelet is a connection point for transportation both in Paris and in Île-de-France. The Châtelet metro station is known as the biggest underground station worldwide, as well as the one with most passengers and trains. The Gothic 'Tour Saint-Jacques' ('Saint-Jacques Tower') is the last vestige of the 'Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie' church, and the departing point for the Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage. The district is adjacent to the 'Hôtel de Ville', the Pompidou Centre, the 'Forum des Halles' and the Marais district itself.

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Skip-the-line Guided Tour of the Louvre Museum

Skip-the-line Guided Tour of the Louvre Museum

(74 reviews)

Take a guided tour of the main rooms of the Louvre museum and see major works of art like the Mona Lisa. Time to walk freely through the other rooms at the end of the visit.

Duration : 2:30 hour(s)Tour language:
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Paris by Night in a Small Group Private tour

Paris by Night in a Small Group

(6 reviews)

Small groups or private tours. Paris city tour by minibus with an experienced driver guide who will show you the landmark monuments of Paris lit up. Transport from and to your place of accommodation in Paris.

Duration : 2 hour(s)Tour language:
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City Tour of Paris

City Tour of Paris

(11 reviews)

City tour of Paris in a panoramic bus to see all the sights. Admire the facades of the Louvre museum, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, City Hall... Audio guides included.

Duration : 1:45 hourTour language:
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Paris by Night: City Tour

(4 reviews)

Admire the finest Paris monuments and discover the History of Paris on board our panoramic bus tour: The Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Conciergerie, Place Vendome, etc. Audio guides available.

Duration : 1:45 hourTour language:
From €23.00 See details