A story-filled tour of major and lesser-known sights in the historical heart of Paris.
3-hour, 6=hour and 8-hour versions
Most of the tours described on this site can be adapted to children under 18. I describe below my Myths, Legends and Mysteries Tour in particular as an example of one that will draw all members of the family into the history that surrounds the great monuments and old neighborhoods of the heart of Paris.
While my Right Foot Tour™ of Paris remains the ideal way to get off on the right foot, the 6-hour and 8-hour version of Myths, Legends and Mysteries can serve the same purpose for families if taken on one of the initial days of your stay in Paris.
Think your children aren’t interested in history? Think again. Because within the history of Paris and of France are the myths, legends, mysteries and tales that draw visitors of all ages into joys of discovering the city through the ages.
While examining important monuments, glimpsing remnants of Paris over the centuries, and learning the history of France, you’ll hear about a knight’s curse, a headless saint, loving doves in distress, the hunchback, gargoyles, phantoms, a cannibal chef, a queen’s prophesy, and more.
The 3-hour version of this tour focuses on the City Island (including Notre-Dame) and the Latin Quarter. Start times possible anytime between 9AM and 5PM.
The 6-hour version of this tour further includes more extensive touring in the Latin Quarter as well as touring in the Luxembourg and Saint Germain Quarters. Lunch and/or pastry/snack stops will be made along the way depending on the starting time. Start times possible anytime between 8:30AM and 2PM.
The full-day, 8-hour version of this tour includes a portion of the central Right Bank. Includes lunch and café/pastry stops. Start times possible anytime between 8AM and noon.
Think your child is a picky eater? Think again. During the 6- and 8-hour versions of this tour we can add a component of culinary touring for children under 15, including a quirky Paris education about bread, cheese, pastries and/or chocolate, even frogs and snails.