Learn about the history and symbolism of the Art Nouveau art and architecture movement in Paris on a private 2-hour walking tour. With a private guide, you'll see several testaments to this elegant and innovative style at Metro stations, hotels, a Gothic Revivalist church, and, of course, the Eiffel Tower.
After meeting your private guide, begin your walking tour to discover Paris' most important Art Nouveau landmarks and learn about the history of the Belle Epoque.
The most prominent architectural style at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Art Nouveau is known for its elegance and innovation. Embraced by the wealthy of the time, it symbolizes the opulence and refined beauty of Paris in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Your tour begins at the very roots of the Art Nouveau movement before continuing to the mature period as you learn about its various inspirations and the surprising influences it had on later periods. Visit the Gothic Revivalist Hotel Gaillard, and admire the decorative entrance of a Metro station. Take a peek at the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Alexander, and marvel at the Art Nouveau façade of the Ceramic Hotel near the Arc de Triomphe. You'll also check out a flamboyant house by architect Jules Lavirotte on Avenue Rapp, see the imposing American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and catch a glimpse of the iconic Eiffel Tower.