Guided Tour in the footsteps of Napoleon III in Paris

You want to learn more about the French Second Empire? About the birth of the modern Paris? About the life of an unknown Emperor, who had yet very innovative and liberal ideas ?

With the Guided Tour in the footsteps of Napoleon III in Paris, your Private Guide takes you to the discovery of the “little Emperor” (also nicknamed by Victor Hugo), who nonetheless greatly contributed to modernize France. This Tour is also an opportunity for a pleasant walk in the heart of Paris, to discover some of the most emblematic monuments in Paris
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Guided Tour in the footsteps of Napoleon III in Paris : History

Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was the nephew of the great Napoleon. He was also the first president of the French Republic to be elected by universal male suffrage in 1848, before becoming Emperor from 1852 to 1870 under the name of Napoleon III.

In his early reign, he had a very authoritarian style (didn’t he tried before to make several Coup attempts before succeding in taking power democratically ?). Then this character faded. Thus, the Second Empire was also calle the “liberal empire”, with a mixture of romanticism, liberalism and utopian socialism.

In addition to the industrial, economic and financial considerable growth that France knew during his reign, Paris, under the authority of the prefect Haussmann, became a modern city, with wide avenues and Haussmanian style buildings, which give to the French capital its so unique character.
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Why booking the Guided Tour in the footsteps of Napoleon III in Paris

Simply because it is the opportunity to visit some of the most prestigious buildings in Paris, with a Guided Tour in the heart of the Richelieu wing of the Louvre (to the apartment of the Ministry of State), followed by a walk from the garden of Tuileries (which housed the Palace and official residence of Napoleon III), to the Opéra Garnier (built by Napoleon III) and to the Hotel du Louvre (built for visitors and curious persons who came to visit the 1855 World Exhibition).
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Guided Tour in the footsteps of Napoleon III in Paris : details

The Guided Tour in the footsteps of Napoleon III in Paris lasts 3 hours.

The Tour can be combined with other Guided Tours linked to the Paris Commune (tragic episod that was a consequence of the fall of Napoleon III).

Relax! Your Private Guided Tour is entirely custom-tailored : depending on your requests, we adapt to your wishes, we visit at your own pace, you skip the line and have priority access to Parisian monuments.

Save time & money: we complete your Private Guided Tour with recommendations for the best restaurants, hotels and exhibitions in Paris, in order to provide a unique experience.

You are accompanied by an independent local professional guide / or specialist, selected based on his / her interest in History and Parisian habits.

Guided Tour in the footsteps of Napoleon III in Paris : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

Please contact us for booking your guided tour

…or to offer it to a friend !