Eiffel Tower

What would Paris be without its legendary lattice-work tower? Dubbed the "Dame de Fer" long ago, the tower is no mere "iron lady". It is the mistress of the capital and the emblem of all things French. Some say, the very soul of Paris.

A brushstroke depicting the barest silhouette of the monument immediately evokes Paris for people all over the globe. A century of instant recognition by anyone anywhere!

Built for the 1889 World's Fair to illustrate and vaunt the power of French technology, today, the fair's star attraction remains an architectural feat of technological wonder and brio, a poem to and of mathematical beauty.

Come discover its secrets and the thrilling cityscape views.

Paris Opéra

The Paris Opéra was specially commissioned by Emperor Napoleon III as part of the extensive urban renewal projects led by the city's prefect, Haussmann. Certainly, the most emblematic of the construction projects of that time is this opera. Architect Charles Garnier designed his palatial opera house to accommodate the lyric arts and the socialites who exalt them.

One step inside Garnier's creation and the visitor is transported to an ethereal world of musical and artistic enchantments. The sumptuous and eclectic interior design is undeniably the hallmark of this theatre/museum.

 

The guided tour affords visitors an appreciation of the following areas:

  • Subscribers' Rotunda
  • Grand Staircase
  • Auditorium (unless closed for rehearsals)
  • Library-Museum Gallery
  • Main Foyer
  • Small Foyer
  • Salon du Glacier



For the visit of the backstage
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Musée Jacquemart-André

Comparable to New York City's Frick Collection and London's Wallace Collection, Paris' Musée Jacquemart-André is a stunning personal art collection. Holdings include paintings, sculpture and stamped furniture that turn many national museum curators green with envy.

The museum rooms you will enter were once called home by Nélie Jacquemart and Édouard André, passionate art lovers who bequeathed their entire collection (works by Nattier, Vigée-Lebrun, Boucher, Fragonard, David, Canaletto, Guardi, Tiepolo, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Ruysdael) and the mansion here to the Institut de France. Paintings and sculpture from the Italian Renaissance complete this extraordinary art collection.

The estate and the art collection it houses are stunningly beautiful and of exceptionally high artistic quality. For visitors, it's a veritable walk through time.

Backstage Tour

The backstage tour of the Paris Opéra is a full tour of the building encompassing the public areas and certain famed areas off limits to the general public that excite the imagination.

 

Public Areas Backstage Areas
  • Subscribers' Rotunda
  • Grand Staircase
  • Auditorium (unless closed for rehearsals)
  • Main Foyer
  • Small Foyer
  • Salon du Glacier
  • Foyer de la Danse (behind the stage)
  • Water Reservoir (beneath the stage)
  • Capstan and Machinery Room

 

Rates and cost estimates for your group can be obtained by telephone or e-mail.
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Musée d'Orsay

This museum's collections offer a sweeping panorama of French and European art from 1848 to 1914. Orsay boasts the world's largest assemblage of impressionist paintings. It also has admirable sculpture (magnificently presented in the monumental gallery), furniture and art objects of exceptional quality.

Long a derelict railway station, Orsay was restructured as a museum in 1986 to house and showcase various artistic movements: academicism, realism, impressionism, symbolism, and Art Nouveau. It is home to famous 19th-century masterpieces like Millet's Angélus, Ingres' La Source, Manet's Olympia, Monet's series of Cathédrales de Rouen, Cabanel's Birth of Venus, and Renoir's Bal du Moulin de la Galette.