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Thursday 13 October 2016

8.45 Transfer by coach from the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center

Mini city tour towards Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. Discovery of Paris, capital of romance : a panorama of Parisian society, its history, customs, and traditions, and how it has evolved.

9.30 Arrival at île de la Cité and Notre-Dame de Paris

Walking tour of île Saint-Louis and île de la Cité and its monuments : The Palais de Justice, the Conciergerie, the Sainte Chapelle, Notre Dame: magnificent seats of civil and religious power.

Guided Tour of Notre Dame de Paris, the most emblematic of cathedrals in France and widley considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Construction began in 1163, and Notre-Dame would be completed some 100 years later, in 1272. During this time, many craftsmen’s guilds (tailors, sculptors, carpenters, joiners, masons, and glassblowers) worked relentlessly under the supervision of seasoned architects.
 
This guided tour  is  a great opportunity to learn about :
- Its builders, the art of stained glass, and the medieval bestiary;
- The “Mays” of Notre Dame, the symbolism of colors and figures, the gargoyles;
- Victor Hugo and his struggle to save the monument: his literary masterwork Notre Dame de Paris and his famous hunchback.
 
12.00 Departure from Notre Dame de Paris by coach
 
12.30 Lunch at the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center
 
13.45 Transfer by coach to the Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation deck
 
Guided Tour of Paris by coach : Luxembourg Garden, Quais de Seine, crossing of the Seine river, the Louvre Museum, Opéra Garnier & Bd Haussman (if low traffic), rue de Rivoli, place de la Concorde, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower.
 
 
15.00 Arrival at the Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation deck
 
Admire the most beautiful view of Paris ! This unique view point perched 200 meters in the air, gives you an exceptional 360° panoramic view of the capital. On clear days you can see for 25 miles, and admire all of Paris’ monuments and neighbourhoods: The Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Notre Dame, Sacré Coeur, The Jardin de Luxembourg, the Louvre, La Défense, etc.
A guide will answer all your questions about the monuments and history of Paris.
 
To conclude the visit,  a glass of champagne will be offered at the top of the Montparnasse Tower.
 
16.15 Departure from the Montparnasse Tower
 
16.45 Arrival at Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center

 

During this day, ISC partners will be accompanied by a licensed and professional guide from http://www.parisontheway.fr/

© photos credit : Alexandre Nestora