Paris - The Island of Palaces and the Bastille Square

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The Island of Palaces and the Bastille Square

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(184 reviews)
Saint Louis Island and the Bastille Square, Paris, France
45 mins

About the tour

The island of Palaces was the nickname of the Saint Louis island located just behind the Cité island and Notre Dame cathedral. Urbanized during the 1600’s the island contains so many palaces that it has become nowadays one of the most expensive part of Paris to live but also one of the most beautiful along the Seine river. With only 4000 inhabitants, it is like a village and with its beautiful aristocratic private mansions one of the most sought after location in Paris. From the island, we’ll join the right bank and will discover the Bastille Square where the Revolution started on July 14th, 1789. Your guide will tell you what provoked the Revolution and what happened during this fascinating period that changed France for ever.

Meet 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 45 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

M B.

24 July 2021

Flo never disappoints. He is such a professional. Love his tours!

Margie (South Africa) G.

24 July 2021

Loved it, so interesting, will definitely be joining your other tours!

LoralLee P.

24 July 2021

Very interesting commentary and old photos about the Bastille. And it was fun peeking into the open doorway with you.

Lynn R.

23 July 2021

Florent is well spoken and prepared. The information he gave was interesting and presented well.

Lisa W.

23 July 2021

All of Flo’s tours are fabulous! So lucky to have these experiences with such a knowledgeable and authentic person!

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