Modern Paris: Reinventing the City

The borders of Paris changed few times in history, shaping new and more modern districts at the edge of the town every time. In districts 15 and 16, many places help us to answer this question: how to reinvente the city?


This area changed a lot in 130 years: from peripheric villages of Paris, they became the center of attraction during World Fairs, the new place to build factories, then skyscrappers with the massive Front de Seine town-planning project and also a new kind of conceptual garden.

But this tour is also a pleasant architectural stroll from the quiet Seine sides!


Standard duration: 2 hrs to 3 hrs

Price: 250€ (up to 30 people)                             The location of hearing system is recommended beyond 10 people

Flat price.                                                            Location: 2€/person for a half day


We will see together: André-Citroën garden,  Radio France, Beaugrenelle centre, Bir-Hakeim bridge, Front de Seine


Other tours in the same area: Sewers Museum, Hector Guimard

© Caroline Weber

From what age is the tour recommended?

If you feel your children have a specific interest for architecture and urbanism, this tour is for them, whatever their age. Otherwise I recommend this tour from 12 years old.


Is there a day we cannot make this tour?

No, the tour happens rain or shine. Everything is outside so no timetable to follow.


Is there a lot of walk?

The tour is 1.5 miles long. Breaks are possible on the way. 


Is this visit wheelchair accesible ?

Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible. A readaptation might me be necessary but nothing impossible.


Good to know

There are not many free toilets on the way, it is better to keep small change (50 cts, 1€ or 2€) just in case.

Dress apropriately for the weather.

There are drinking fountains on the way to fill a bottle in case of heat.