The Belle Époque, French for Beautiful Epoch describes the years between 1880 to 1914, a period characterised by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity and technological and cultural innovations. Paris, in 1900, host the most popular World Fair of its history. More than 50 millions visitors could discover the magnificent buildings built for it. To celebrate the entry into the new century, new monuments were built, they left a prodigious heritage. In this tour, you’ll discover beautiful buildings built for the Fair such as the Orsay Museum, which hosts today the largest Impressionists paintings collection in the world, which was at the origin a train station. Then, following the Seine river you’ll discover its most beautiful bridge, the Alexander III bridge taking us to the right bank where two wonderful Palaces were built: the Grand Palais and Petit Palais. With a profusion of other temporary buildings with a baroque and eclectic architecture, the 1900 Fair was an hymn to diversity, documents of the time will be shown for you to see the beauty of the architecture of the time. Follow your local guide to discover why this period is now described as the Belle Époque!
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.
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.
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.
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.
21 July 2021
Understand 80% of the tour. I think French is his native language. I need to pay extra attention to his pronunciations. He is very good overall. 👍
Noreene, Lancaster, PA .
20 July 2021
Florent is a big favorite with so many of us Voyagers: he brings the magic of Paris to us every time. His descriptions of the places we visit and their historical importance are always lively, and he is such a natural as a tour guide. Cannot go wrong with Florent!
20 July 2021
A great tour. Thank you for sharing your fantastic knowledge of Paris.
20 July 2021
Florent covered a vast area of the banks of the Seine and we saw beautiful buildings. I loved the pictures that he showed of the buildings at the time of the Belle Epoque. This was a tourist type of tour, I think I prefer more historical ones where I can imagine the people of the time, but he did a great job.
20 July 2021
I really enjoyed this tour. He was prepared, knowledgeable, and had a couple of prints to share with us of prior times. He gave me some ideas to consider on my trip to Paris in 6 weeks. I’ve now signed up for 3 more of his tours!!