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Paris - The Louvre - Fortress and Royal Palace

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The Louvre - Fortress and Royal Palace

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(460 reviews)
Louvre, Paris, France
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

The Louvre is not only the most visited museum in the world, but it is also the biggest building in Paris with 800 years of history! A fortress built to protect Paris at its origin, the Louvre became a royal palace in 1380 and was the house of the kings in Paris until 1682. Many different rulers refurbished and added to the building which has now 407 rooms containing 380,000 works of art! We will discover the different architectural styles of the palace and learn about the different stages of its construction, highlighting that Paris really is a mix of old and new architecture - the famous glass pyramid being a prime example. Combined with the now-destroyed Palace of the Tuileries nearby, the Louvre was even bigger than it is today. Our tour will take in the nearby the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and the beautiful UNESCO world heritage gardens. This is a tour for architecture, history and garden fans alike!


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

Carole & Emily M.

27 September 2021

Great tour, we enjoyed learning about the history of the Louvre and seeing the Jardin des Tuileries

Susan G.

17 September 2021

Flo is a wonderful teacher! I learn so much about the history from all of his tours.

Esmeliana N.

14 September 2021

Enjoyable tour

Marina L.

14 September 2021

I did not stay on tour due to technical problems during tour.

Deryl R.

14 September 2021

I really really enjoyed my first time with Heygo with Flo. I appreciated the guided gentle tour of the outside of the Louvre and gardens


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