La belle époque tour of Paris

Paris, France

Step back in time and discover the Paris of la belle époque. From courtesans to Art Nouveau, find out what life in the City of Lights was like at the turn of the century, when French arts and literature reached their heyday.

Let your private guide transport you back to the early 20th century, and discover the elegance and refinement of la belle époque. Hear stories of courtesans, anarchy and of course the infamous "fée verte" - the absinthe which infiltrated Paris' bohemian circles.

Enjoy a private visit to the Art Nouveau museum, located within the renowned Maxim's restaurant, where you will discover the works of Tiffany, Toulouse-Lautrec, and many more. Maxim's itself has been open since 1893, and to this day is a symbol of the period and its distinctive style.

Learn about the 1900 World's Fair, a celebration of the achievements of the 19th century, and the exciting venture into the 20th. Find out how some of Paris' most iconic landmarks were created for this event, and how Paris as we know it came to be.

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