Parisian Musical Journey: Exploring Legends and Songs of French Music
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Embark on a Parisian musical journey through the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, exploring the legends and songs of French music. Immerse yourself in the stories of Yves Montand, Serge Gainsbourg, Juliette Gréco, Aznavour, and Piaf, while your guide plays their iconic songs. Available in English and Dutch.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Pont-Neuf - Pont Neuf is the starting point. This bridge if the unofficial birth of the Chanson music. Also king Henry IV wrote poems and chansons. We cross the bridge to Place Dauphine where Yves Montand and Simone Signoret were living.

  • Rue de Verneuil - In this street Serge Gainsbourg has lived for 20 years. His house is still recognisable because of the street art on the front of the house. Guide will tell some stories.

  • Saint Germain des Pres Quarter - We stop at Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, at square Juliette Gréco in particular. She was the muse of the philosophers and a legendary singer. We combine this with entering the Saint Germain church and visit Place Fürstenberg, a romantic spot in our tour.

  • Rue de l’Odéon - We stop at the head of Charles Aznavour and tell some stories about him.

  • Place de l’Odéon - At Place de l’Odéon Charles Dumont is living, the composer of the most famous chanson song Non, je ne regrette rien, sung by Edith Piaf. Guide will tell a story.

  • Rue Monsieur-le-Prince - We will stop at the house of birth of Charles Aznavour. Guide shares background information.

  • Saint Germain des Pres Quarter - Between the different stops we walk through the pretty neighbourhood Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

What's Included
  • Experience the soundtrack of your life with chanson songs
What's Not Included
  • Tea and coffee
Additional Information

What sets this tour apart is its route, which takes you past homes closely associated with individuals and songs that have had a significant impact on your life. It’s this connection that lends the tour its extraordinary appeal.

The guide has had a lifelong love of pop music, particularly French music of the 20th century.

He’s familiar with the histories of Yves Montand, Serge Gainsbourg, Juliette Gréco, Aznavour, and Piaf, among others. He will also cater to specific requests to discuss other music legends.

As you stroll through the lanes of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the guide will play the songs he’s discussing, adding a dynamic layer to the tour.

The guide will share these narratives in English (and Dutch).

Location
Equestrian Statue of Henri IV
Place du Pont Neuf
in front of the horse statue of Henri IV
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Ysabel_d
Jan 1, 2023
A Musical Note from Paris - I not only appreciated the historical context that underpinned this musical tour, I enjoyed immensely the chance to explore the charming streets of the St Germain neighborhoods that were off the tourist path. My guide, Dominique allowed me plenty of time to enjoy the experience. And nothing added more to the experience, than the musical interludes that Dominique added to the experience, that had me humming in the street and ready to break into dance.
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