Guimard & Lavirotte in the Parisian Art Nouveau (4h)
From: 320 €
During this 4 hour art nouveau private tour you will walk along the streets of the 16th and 7th districts of Paris and discover the works of who are the most interesting architects of the Belle Époque: Hector Guimard and Jules Lavirotte.
Your Art Nouveau expert guide will explain you every detail of these buildings and also why, during the World’s Fair in 1889, Paris showed the world that it was the world leader in terms of technological and artistic innovation. At that time Art Nouveau was the most prominent architectural style and was embraced by the wealthy and was a synonymous with opulence and refined beauty.
The 16th arrondissement, with its wide, leafy avenues and ornate Art Nouveau apartment buildings, is a perfect area of the city to start the tour. After, you will move to the 7th arrondissement to continue with your experience.
Paris is told to be the birthplace of Art Nouveau and is a perfect place to get inspired by Art Nouveau. If you travel to Paris and love Art Nouveau, you won’t find a better way to discover the highlights that the capital of France has to offer than with this Guimard and Lavirotte private tour.
In France Art Nouveau had a bad reputation and people got interested more by Art Deco. Guimard was rediscovered during the 1960’s and it needed to wait the 1980’s so he could have his own private exhibition.
In the tour description, you can see pictures of Castel Béranger and Inmeuble Lavirotte on Avenue Rapp. If you love them and have a passion for Art Nouveau, this tour is definitely for you.
1 – 6 PAX = 320€
7 – 12 PAX = 350€
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Tell us your group size and choose the Date and Time of your Art Nouveau experience. Reserve early to guarantee availability.
We present a complete 4-hour private tour throughout the chic 16th and the 7th districts of Paris.
Your guide will focus the route in the works of two architects born in Lyon, Hector Guimard and Jules Lavirotte, clearly the two most renowned Art Nouveau figures in Paris.
You will begin your tour discovering great Art Nouveau landmarks in the 16th district, formerly a village away from the city which made it an ideal site for urban and architectural innovations.
There, you will learn about the history of the Belle Epoque and admire several beautiful buildings like Castel Beranger, the first important construction of Guimard. Unfortunately, since the building is private, we can not visit its interior during the tour.
Hector Guimard was rediscovered during the 1960’s and it needed to wait the 1980’s so he could have his own private exhibition. With a new form of architecture he resolved the idea of multiple housing in a unique way, designing floors in such a way that interior spaces could be illuminated by natural lighting and creating façades that combined materials and forms in a new style.
Traveling by The Métropolitan you will move to the 7th district. This short ride itself will be a part of the Art Nouveau visit because Guimard himself conceived the Parisian metro for the World’s Fair that took place in Paris in 1899. You will surely enjoy the decorative entrance of the metro station, with the explanation given by your specialized tour guide.
Once in the 7th district you will discover many buildings, especially relevant is the flamboyant house Immeuble Lavirotte on Avenue Rapp. Built in 1901 by the architect Jules Lavirotte, this seven-story creation is probably the most extreme example of the ornamental delirium that the French capital has hidden away.
Paris holds a crucial place within the history of Art Nouveau in Europe and the 16th and 7th districts were “chic” neighborhoods for those modern architects, where they could find rich patrons to support their works. In fact, these two districts are still “chic” areas and this has allowed for keeping the buildings almost intact.
Enjoy Hector Guimard and Jules Lavirotte heritage in Paris. Discover the Art Nouveau of Paris in an exclusive way. Visit 16th & 7th districts with style with this exclusive private tour.
Pickup & Drop Off
We will Pick you up in front of the Castel Béranger in the 16th district.
At the end of the tour we will Drop you off near Ecole Militaire metro stop in the 7th district. It is near the Eiffel Tower.
Professional fully licensed guiding service.
Food and drinks.
The metro ticket (1,90€ per person). In less than 15 minutes it will transport you from the 16th to the 7th districts.
Our specialized Art Nouveau guide can guide you in English or French. Please select the language of your choice in the scroll below the calendar.
Please note that your tour will take place, rain or shine.
To book this tour please click on the calendar. In the event that you have difficulties while booking (not availability for your desired date/time,…) or that you have any additional query please tell us right now visiting the CONTACT section or clicking HERE.
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