Hector Guimard: in the Footsteps of the Architect

Leading figure of Art nouveau movement in France -also called Modern style or Tiffany style in the English-speaking world-,Hector Guimard is known by every Parisians for his metro entrances. 


But his works go far beyond this industrial achievement: even if Art nouveau artists and architects didn't deny modern technologies, they had a strong will to come back to uniqueness instead of series production.

Guimard is not an exception: when he made a mansion, he also designed himself the windows, the furnitures and more or less everything inside!


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: Castel Béranger, Guimard mansion, Mezzara mansion, Art nouveau houses and buildings


Other tours in the same area: Modern Paris, Sewers Museum

© 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.


How long is the tour?

If you need a short version (family tours or just because you prefer), 2 hours is the minimum to see the works of Guimard. If you are in no hurry, a 3 hours tour is valued to also see the traces of Auteuil village, which used to be out of Paris until the 19th century, like Montmartre and many other places around, suddenly swallowed by the capital.


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 between 1.4 and 2 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.