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Paris - Place Dauphine, Henri IV & the Knight Templar

Place Dauphine, Henri IV & the Knight Templar

(41 reviews)
Île de la Cité, Paris, France
30 mins

About the tour

The Place Dauphine a jewel of Paris and yet has its dark sides. We will evoke the beauty of this square built by Henri IV, but also the reputation of this fickle king, and the story of his mistress Gabrielle d'Estrée. Then we will discover the Pont Neuf (the new bridge) in fact the oldest one and we will end with the terrible episode of the Templars' Pyre. At the origin of the "cursed kings" whose dynasty will end with .... Henri IV.

Meet your local guide


Patrick isn't one to shy away from travel and adventure. "I was lucky enough to travel the world with my job, discover different cultures, and meet incredible people!" he says, after having explored multiple cities across Europe and Asia. On his tours, you may catch more than a surprise or two about Paris. "In fact, it is an everyday experience. I'm a native Parisian, but every day, I continue to discover new things, new secrets about Paris. It's a never-ending story," he laughs. It was his love for Paris that led him to become a guide. "I'm a father and a teacher, and I realized that my passion was to share my knowledge, so I decided to be a guide about one of my passion: Paris!" Patrick chips in. "I enjoy sharing the love and passion I have for my own city, Paris. Its monuments, its history, its gastronomy, its culture, and all of its little secrets. I can't wait to share all of these with you!" "At the end of my tour I always give a virtual bise - two in fact being a good Parisian!" he laughs.

Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020

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 guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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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 w.

26 March 2021

My (unintentional) delay in writing this review should not make my love of Patrick's tours any less meaningful. He continues to be such a marvelous ambassador for your company and for the best city in the world, Paris. CHARMING is the word ! Once again, I feel as though we were all with Partick in person, and that we have known him forever. Everything was perfect. Everything. Can't wait for the next one!

Lisa S.

22 March 2021

Patrick was fantastic! Great tour

Marilyn J.

21 March 2021

Another great tour with Patrick. Thank you.

Fe d.

21 March 2021

Fantastic lessons in History. One will always learn a lot form Patrick. And what great sense of humor :). Had a great laugh in this tour. Thank you, Patrick!

Karen D.

21 March 2021

A fab tour guide, full of humour and fascinating info.

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