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Paris - Paris' Elegant Royal Palace, Gardens and Galerie Vivienne

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Paris' Elegant Royal Palace, Gardens and Galerie Vivienne

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(281 reviews)
Palais-Royal, Paris, France
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Get ready to go back in time to discover Parisian royalty at The Royal Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in Paris. On this virtual tour with Florent, you’ll discover why it was the place to be in the 17th and 18th centuries. Located in the 1st arrondissement, the impressive Palais Royal is home to some of the most magnificent gardens in Paris. Interestingly, the royal palace has a fascinating story to tell. Despite its name, it was built by Cardinal Richelieu in 1633, before it was inherited by Louis XIII after his death. The Palais Royal is also close to some of the best museums in Paris. From the Louvre to the Tuileries Palace and the popular Musée d'Orsay, there are plenty of popular Parisian landmarks around the area. Florent’s virtual tour doesn’t just stop here. With your local Parisian guide, you’ll see how modern shopping and restaurants made their appearance back in the day by walking through the enchanting Galerie Vivienne. Located in the 2nd arrondissement, the Galerie Vivienne is one of the most iconic covered passages in Paris, booming with stores, cafes, and galleries. We’re sure you’ll love the 19th-century charm here!


Meet Florent

Florent

It's an understatement to say Florent knows Paris. Born in this wonderful city, Florent says he confidently knows every nook and cranny. Having completed over 2000 tours, we believe him. He's a self-declared history, art, and archaeology fan. What he loves most is sharing the best parts (and secrets) of Paris with you! “In French, if you add two letters to Paris, it becomes Paradis (Paradise in English)” he laughs. And paradise, it truly is. Be it exploring Paris' gastronomical delights or catching an auction, walking along the River Seine (which Florent gallantly swam), exploring spots where Hemingway lived or its sprawling gardens, Florent takes you on an exciting tour through his favorite city. “I love sharing my discoveries, explaining the boisterous history of Paris and showing places that are very hard to find otherwise, and of course getting to know new people every day!” Florent says.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Paris with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Paris. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Joanne R.

25 August 2021

Lovely tour with a knowledgeable guide in the friendly Florent. Plenty of postcard opportunities.

Tina H.

25 August 2021

Fabulous! Another enchanting tour of gardens of Paris. Bonus with the amazing knowledge of Flo we appreciated the buildings, first shopping mall and first restaurant. Thankyou Flo.

Jan M.

25 August 2021

Florent has a nice and well behaved attitude as a guide. Not so many "funny stories" and that's good. I'm satisfied.

Rose R.

24 August 2021

Loved your tour of the gardens and old buildings, thank you

Brenda L.

24 August 2021

I have rented apartments in the Palais Royal overlooking the gardens in the past. This was like being there all over again! What a lovely diversion!!


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