Live Virtual Tour: From Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral to Tuileries Gardens with Gil Soltz

Live Virtual Tour: From Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral to Tuileries Gardens with Gil Soltz


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Can't make this time? A video recording will be sent to all participants after the seminar.

Join a local Parisian expert, live in the heart of Paris, as we tour the two islands – Île de la Cité and Île Saint Louis – from end-to-end, sharing numerous anecdotes and adventures that relate to the life and growth of France. We'll enjoy a 360º view as we venture through the beginnings of the City and the foundations of the French nation. During our stroll along the banks of the river Seine, we'll get an up-close look at the breath-taking exterior of Notre Dame de Paris and reach the site of the original Royal Palace and beyond to the Louvre and Tuileries Gardens

The two islands are a part of everyone’s visit to Paris, but they aren’t often fully explored. We’ll show you why it is interesting to align them with the neighborhoods on both sides of the river. After a geographic orientation, we will make our way through layers of history and enjoy virtually visiting former pasture and clergy land that boasts the Paris residences of the rich and famous, architectural and engineering achievements that changed the world, and some of the most poetic picnic spots on earth. 

Led by expert fiction writer, Gil Soltz, this virtual tour will reveal ​the natural evolution of a city-state and the extensive beauty of the setting. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a grasp of the landscape and a sense of how to enjoy the islands instead of merely crossing over them

A native of San Diego, Gil graduated in Politics and English from Brandeis University and later earned two Master's degrees: the first in Public Administration from New York University, and the second a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. After earning his MFA and producing his first book, Gil moved to Paris for a Parisienne and hasn't looked back. For over a decade Gil has lived, written, worked, and led tours in Paris. His background in literature - both canonized and contemporary - combined with his understanding of the inner workings of cities have enabled Gil to tell his narratives as experiences and provide unique insights into Parisian life.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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EKRY@WAWANESA.COM (Winnipeg, CA)
Absolutely wonderful tour

Gil was awesome and did a great job for the Paris Tour. Never had a need to even travel to Paris but after this tour this is on my to do list. Gil was very entertaining and at the same time provided a lot of interesting information about the city and points of interest. Highly recommend!

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C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
Almost like being there to take an afternoon walk…..

I have done several of these walking tours with Gil, and they usually feel like you’re just on a walk around the neighborhood with someone that knows it well. This was no exception to that. I particularly like that Gil points out the sleeping cat, and the lavender that makes the little garden look like Provence, and other such details that show his appreciation not only of the neighborhood, but the uniqueness of it and it’s residents.

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J.R. (Voorhees Township, US)
Great tour

Great tour! Informative and interesting
Gil was engaging & interactive

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B. (Sun City Center, US)
Wonderful walk

Beautiful city and a great walk with Gil this am. Just enough “learning” added to content to make it very interesting. I loved the old maps, the info about the bridges, and seeing all the wonderful book shops along the river. I don’t often use the video function on the courses, but I’m looking forward to seeing this one again. Thanks for a great afternoon walk.

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D.B. (Los Angeles, US)
Right Bank Paris Stroll

I missed most of it, but await the video with great anticipation!

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
87%
(13)
7%
(1)
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(0)
0%
(0)
7%
(1)
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EKRY@WAWANESA.COM (Winnipeg, CA)
Absolutely wonderful tour

Gil was awesome and did a great job for the Paris Tour. Never had a need to even travel to Paris but after this tour this is on my to do list. Gil was very entertaining and at the same time provided a lot of interesting information about the city and points of interest. Highly recommend!

C
C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
Almost like being there to take an afternoon walk…..

I have done several of these walking tours with Gil, and they usually feel like you’re just on a walk around the neighborhood with someone that knows it well. This was no exception to that. I particularly like that Gil points out the sleeping cat, and the lavender that makes the little garden look like Provence, and other such details that show his appreciation not only of the neighborhood, but the uniqueness of it and it’s residents.

J
J.R. (Voorhees Township, US)
Great tour

Great tour! Informative and interesting
Gil was engaging & interactive

B
B. (Sun City Center, US)
Wonderful walk

Beautiful city and a great walk with Gil this am. Just enough “learning” added to content to make it very interesting. I loved the old maps, the info about the bridges, and seeing all the wonderful book shops along the river. I don’t often use the video function on the courses, but I’m looking forward to seeing this one again. Thanks for a great afternoon walk.

D
D.B. (Los Angeles, US)
Right Bank Paris Stroll

I missed most of it, but await the video with great anticipation!