Paris was created some 2000 years ago and began at the Cité Island (Ile
de la Cité). With emphasis on the history and art of the Capital, this
tour includes a drive through the oldest part :
First, you will admire the geometric design of Vendome Square and the fantasy
of the old Opera House. Then, the Marais district
and its "
hotels ", private townhouses of the nobility of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Your bus will cross the Latin Quarter
with its old university
(the Sorbonne), the Luxembourg Gardens, Saint Germain des Prés
with its romanesque church and its famous cafés, and will drop you near
the Orsay Museum to take the boat for a short transfer to approach the Cité
Island (forbidden to buses). There, you will listen to a guided visit of the interior
of Notre Dame Cathedral*
. By boat again (Batobus), you will come
back to the Cityrama office, near the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Gardens.
*In case of mass, the guide will comment for you the cathedral and its three
portals from outside but will not be allowed to speak inside.