7. Paris: Women of Paris Audio Tour in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Discover at your own pace, in the heart of the Saint Germain des Prés district, the incredible history of remarkable women in Paris.
Your only guide? Your smartphone! The voice of Virginie Girod, historian and columnist specializing in women's history, will guide you throughout the tour, which you can start whenever you want, alone or with others. The stories will automatically trigger as you walk from the Rewind app. Prepare to be amazed!
Let's meet at Pont Saint-Michel in the heart of Paris for this tour lasting approximately 1 hour. From there you'll have a breathtaking view of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. You will discover the history of our first woman of the course, a certain Josephine de Beauharnais... Learn how she almost cancelled Napoleon's coronation, no less! While listening to the story, enjoy a magnificent panorama on the Seine.
Then cross the Pont de Saint-Michel to reach the rue de la Huchette where the story of Madame Claude, the queen of high-end call-girls in the 1960s, awaits you. Keep walking the "Caveau de la Huchette" where the mythical jazz and rock singer Nancy Holloway used to stay! Did you know that the Caveau de la Huchette appeared in the movie La La Land? Continue your journey in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district to learn about other famous women in Paris.
A little further on you will come across the Sorbonne, the oldest university in France! Continue your way until you cross the Pantheon to discover the history of a fascinating woman: Simone Veil.
A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. Impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! Customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour about the Eiffel Tower, at your own pace.
Then, join the Seine to discover on the way the two restaurants of the Eiffel Tower: the "58 Tour Eiffel" by Thierry Marx and the "Jules Vernes" by Frédéric Anton. Also learn new facts about the Tower before finally reaching the Pont de Iéna on the banks of the Seine ...
Then join the magnificent Luxembourg garden where you will discover the adventures of Simone de Beauvoir and her soul mate... Jean-Paul Sartre. The stories of many other famous women will await you during the rest of the walk which will end in front of the timeless Café de Flore. So, let's go?