6 days

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The tree lined boulevards, elegant architecture and cobbled riverbanks along the silvery Seine have made Paris one of the most recognisable and romantic cities in Europe. First time visitors are understandably impressed by its historic monuments but peek beyond the famous landmarks and you will see another side of Paris to which only the most curious are privy. We explore the secret archaeology tucked away below the zinc topped roofs and amidst the bustling streets. We see the Roman remains which lurk beneath the Museé de Cluny, the revolutionary prison which once held Marie Antionette, unsung gems like the Roman temple to Mars, underground crypts and miles of catacombs beneath the bustling streets. And though this is a very different vision of the ‘City of Light’ but no visit to Paris would be complete without a trip to the Louvre, where we examine some key royal artefacts hidden amongst its galleries.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the Conciergerie, formerly part of the palace complex but repurposed during the Revolution as tribunal and prison
  • Admire the architectural masterpiece of Sainte Chapelle one of the greatest examples of Gothic art
  • Enjoy the ultimate hidden attraction – the subterranean Catacombes de Paris

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Deposit: £750 Single supplement: £625

Meet your Experts

John Shepherd

Andante Guide Lecturer

A specialist in the study of ancient glass, John has worked extensively in the field in Europe as an archaeologist, including France, Italy and Bulgaria.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
  • Train travel
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
15 October 2023 AHPA231015 15 October 2023 (Sunday) 20 October 2023 (Friday) John Shepherd £2,895
(ex. flights)
£750 £625 Book your trip
9 April 2024 AHPA240409 9 April 2024 (Tuesday) 14 April 2024 (Sunday) John Shepherd £3,490
(ex. flights)
£750 £625 Book your trip
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