Art Nouveau and other architecture wonders from St. Lazare to Opera

Paris, France

From $83.11

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover some of the finest architecture in the French capital on this 2-hour Art Nouveau walking tour in Paris. Follow your guide through the 8th and 9th arrondissements and admire the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings for which the area is famous. Marvel at the Galeries Lafayette’s grand facade and gilded balconies, and gain insight into Art Nouveau design. Discover the Palais Garnier — a 19th-century opera house — and enjoy a drink in a traditional Art Nouveau brasserie. Your group size is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.
  • 2-hour Art Nouveau walking tour of Paris’ 8th and 9th arrondissements
  • Admire the stately Art Nouveau architecture of Gare St Lazare, Galeries Lafayette and Palais Garnier
  • Take in the grandeur of Boulevard Haussmann with a knowledgeable guide
  • Gain insight into the architectural styles and influences that helped shape modern Paris
  • Enjoy a drink at a Parisian brasserie
  • Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • One drink at a brasserie
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry to Palais Garnier (exterior only)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Paris
    Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

    Departure Point: Gare St Lazare, central Paris Address: Rue de Rome, 75008 Paris Directions: Meet your guide next to the glass dome in Cour de Rome, outside Saint Lazare station. The closest metro station is Saint Lazare (lines 3, 12, 13 and 14) Dates: Tuesday to Friday Return point: Concludes on Boulevard Haussmann

Start time

03:00 PM

End point

  • Palais Garnier
    Opéra Garnier, 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France

What To Expect

Meet your guide outside the impressive Saint Lazare train station in central Paris to begin your Art Nouveau walking tour. Paris’ 8th and 9th arrondissements are widely considered home to some of the city’s finest architecture, and a glance upward from the colorful window displays reveals the true charm of this beautiful part of the French capital.


Head to bustling Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement and admire the imposing facade of the Galeries Lafayette — widely considered Paris’ finest department store. Listen as your guide describes the architectural fashions which shaped this imposing building, then step inside to be wowed by the towering stained-glass dome ceiling and gilded balconies.


Continue onward to the Palais Garnier — Paris’ world-famous opera house — and marvel at the building’s spectacular structure and ornate stonework. Built in the late 19th-century, the Palais Garnier is considered as much a symbol of Paris as the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame Cathedral and its beauty continues to captivate visitors to this day.


Visit a traditional Parisian brasserie during your tour and admire the spectacular Art Nouveau architecture as you enjoy your drink. Then, head back out into the bustling city. After two hours admiring Art Nouveau architecture in Paris’ 8th and 9th arrondissements, your tour concludes on Boulevard Haussmann.

Gare St. Lazare

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by A Journey in Paris

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.


14 reviews
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What a great tour!!
Hollie_H, Sep 2022
Solene is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide and a great person to get to know. We plan to join another of her tours on our next trip to Paris. The Holts from Wayne, PA
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you so much !
Our guide was fabulous! She has a...
mary_b, Apr 2018
Our guide was fabulous! She has a great knowledge and appreciation for the wonderful architecture around Paris. She showed us gorgeous pieces of art and architecture that were visible to thousands every day as they pass thru the train stations, eat in the cafes and shop in the stores--yet never really see them. She helped us to see and truly appreciate the beauty.
The tour was amazing. Able to visit...
Hairuo L, Dec 2017
The tour was amazing. Able to visit some secret and stunningly beautiful places of this famous city. The guide knows the city very well and tells rich historical backgrounds that we visited. Especially like the gorgeous ancient bank that is still in use.
Excellent guide with good knowledge...
Philip M, Jun 2017
Excellent guide with good knowledge of the area and the tour stops. She was friendly and very knowledgeable.
We absolutely loved this tour and...
Geoffrey F, Oct 2016
We absolutely loved this tour and the guide it was above our expectations , in 2 hrs we got a great feel of Paris and some of the beautiful buildings wonderful department stores !! We would recommend this as a must do if visiting but do it on arrival so you get a feel for this part of Paris should be on the must do list
Solene, my guide and I began our...
Colleen_O, Jul 2016
Solene, my guide and I began our tour by going into the Gare Saint Lazare where she explained its special features. In Mollard's, a traditional Parisian brasserie, we enjoyed coffee and conversation. On Boulevard Haussmann we saw two examples of designer shopping combined with art nouveau architectural styles. Printemps and Galeries Lafayette have rooftop viewing areas and glass domes. We finished our tour by visiting a bank. What a building!
Tour guide Solean was awesome!! Got...
Tara_S, Jun 2016
Tour guide Solean was awesome!! Got to see lots of hidden gems we would have NEVER happened upon without the tour! Just wonderful!
This was a great tour. Our Guide...
Robert M, Nov 2015
This was a great tour. Our Guide was super knowledgeable and very friendly. We would have never found these amazing treasures on our own. And the Hot Chocolate was delicious!!
The tour changed how we saw Paris...
Clark C, Aug 2015
The tour changed how we saw Paris. We started by learning about the architecture of the train station. Then we went to a beautifully preserved art nouveau brasserie. As we enjoyed a cup of coffee, Solene, our fabulous tour guide, pointed out the art nouveau elements that surrounded us. We then ascended to see spectacular glass domes at the top of two art nouveau buildings. Our guide took us behind the scenes to see how they were built. We climbed up even further and were rewarded by a breathtaking rooftop view of Paris. As we soaked in the views Solene pointed out architectural hightlights around the city. Solene was everything you want in a tour guide: knowledgeable, engaging, and conversational. She answered our questions not only about architecture but also about the best places to eat and about secret places away from tourists and crowds. If you are interested in architecture or even if you're not don't hesitate to book this tour!
This tour was great! We saw many...
Carrie N, Jun 2015
This tour was great! We saw many things we never would have in own. Our guide was knowledgable,friendly, and flexible. I love the rooftop views-we would have completely missed this view of Paris. A great way to learn-highly recommend.
Solène was a wonderful guide for les...
Laurie M, Jun 2015
Solène was a wonderful guide for les arts nouveau. She made the area come alive like as if we were arriving for the World Exposition. The hidden gems in the area are breath taking. You would never guess that the large glass domes and the intricate tile work were just around the corner. Beautiful!
Solene,my guide and the founder of A...
John F, May 2015
Solene,my guide and the founder of A Journey in Paris, did a fabulous job. Solene is multilingual, a Paris resident and well traveled in France. She is a great resource as well as a wonderful guide. I highly recommend her tours!
A thoroughly enjoyable tour taking...
Lindsey W, May 2015
A thoroughly enjoyable tour taking in some stunning sights. Solene, our guide, was interesting, informative and able to use her local knowledge to show us areas we would never have found alone. The mosaic filled Art Nouveau brasserie and vibrant glass domes were highlights. Excellent!

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