Famous Women of Paris - Left Bank

(48 reviews)
Saint Étienne du Mont church, Paris, France
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

This tour pays homage to famous Parisian women through the places they lived in, worked, built, rest or otherwise marked with their lives on the left bank of Paris. Discover the lives of Sainte Geneviève who saved Paris organizing its defense against the Huns in the fifth century, the queen Marie de Médicis and her beautiful Luxembourg palace and fountain but also Olympe de Gouges, a pioneer of women's rights who demanded that women be given the same rights as men in her Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen during the French Revolution in 1791. We will as well discover the lives of the scientist Marie Curie, the résistante Geneviève De Gaulle-Anthonioz, the philosopher Simone de Beauvoir and many other amazing women. Résistantes, scientists, intellectuals, artists, queens, pioneers, all of them participated in the history of the capital, leaving behind remarkable works and memories. Follow your local guide to visit Paris from a totally new angle, and discover the destinies of these astonishing women.


Meet your local guide

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.

Florent has been guiding since Aug 2010


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 amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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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

Courtney E.

12 February 2021

Flo is a very knowledge, friendly and engaging tour guide :) Would highly recommend any of his tours!

Lisa C.

09 February 2021

I will always give him a 5 because he works so hard for it. He finds ways to keep going no matter pandemic or weather. and he shares such history and richness of his beloved city - thank you

Alison S.

07 February 2021

I liked going off the beaten track and nice to hear about some amazing women throughout history!

Marlene B.

07 February 2021

Enjoyed very much. Guide was very good

Carol F.

07 February 2021

This was a wonderful tour today, featuring women of Paris. They were outstanding for their contributions not just to Paris, and their country but to the world. Especially fascinating was the first woman Florent mentioned, who as a young girl helped protect Paris against attacks by invaders hundreds of years ago. He took us to see where she is buried in a church. She was someone who I had never heard of before. Another very impressive woman Florent mentione was Oylmpe de Gouges who was a champion of the rights of women centuries before womens movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Florent often takes his tours off the beaten track and that is always very interesting!


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