Rick Steves Paris Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Paris' most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Paris guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for Paris at https://www.ricksteves.com.
Historic Paris Walk Audio Tour
1:23:20Paris, the City of Light, is a beacon of civilization. See majestic Notre-Dame, the stained glass of Sainte-Chapelle, the bohemian Left Bank, the River Seine, and the bustling city of today. Allow about four hours to do justice for this three-mile walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Louvre Museum Audio Tour
57:41To see all of this mega-museum would be in-Seine. We'll focus on essential masterpieces — Venus de Milo, Winged Victory, statues by Michelangelo, and — of course — the Mona Lisa. Allow at least two hours for this tour. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
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Orsay Museum Audio Tour
56:19Impressionist art features sun-dappled fields, bright colors, and crowded Parisian cafes. This is the best general collection anywhere of Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, van Gogh, Cezanne, and Gauguin. Allow about 90 minutes for this tour. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Père Lachaise Cemetery Audio Tour
1:00:03This one-way tour leads through the car-free streets of this peaceful city of the dead, stopping at elaborate stone monuments to some of the cemetery’s best-known residents, including Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Rue Cler Walk Audio Tour
54:03With its traditional shops, casual cafés, and traffic-free charm, Rue Cler is quintessential Paris. This short stroll offers insights into Parisian rituals, from the daily baguette to cheek-kissing to painstaking deliberations over wine and cheese. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Versailles Palace Audio Tour
51:27Around 1700, this massive palace of Louis XIV was the cultural heartbeat of Europe. Explore the chandeliered mansion and stroll its immense, landscaped backyard dotted with statues and fountains. Allow two or three hours to do justice to this tour. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.