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A day in Versailles


versailles-01.jpgA day which does look like any other. However, for Elytour this day looks like many other days. Details, excellence, quality of service, 10 years of history, guiding their clients at places rich in history,  “savoir-faire” (know-how) and “savoir-vivre” (art of living), accompanied by the explanations of professional guides.


Writer from the Wolves Valley


chateaubriand-titul.jpg„You, who want to write about people, go first to the deserts, become at least for a while a child of nature, and then, only then take a pen to your hand“. Says the writer Francois-René de Chateaubriand through the boards hanging among the trees on the edge of the wood path of the Wolves Valley (Vallée-aux-Loups), taking you to the museum.


Antiquarian books market


knihy-01.jpgAlso called the „Georges Brassens Market“ (Marché Georges Brassens) is located on a quiet street Brancion in a 15th arrondissement of Paris. On a place where used to be horse abbatoirs in the past, since 1987 every Saturday and Sunday is held a market of antiquarian books. The precious books go through history thanks to several passionate people who know what value...


Hidden places of the North of Paris


00-18eme.jpgOn Friday evening we meet with a guide Axelle by the metro Max Dormoy in the north of Paris. In a part of Paris which is much more coulourful than other parts of the city. Our walk in the 18th "arrondissement" starts on the boulevard de la Chapelle, in front of the church of Jeanne d‘Arc, on the place where in the past the royal corteges were passing...


The Saint Jacques Tower


jacques0.jpgFrom June 5th till September 27th the city of Paris and the association „Des mots et des Arts“ enable the public to visit the Saint Jacques tower. Groups of visitors are limited to 17 people. Accompanied by a guide, you climb up 300 winding stairs and you find yourself on a terace with probably the most charming panoramatic view on Paris... 


Green chairs


paris-zidle-1.jpgThey belong to Paris as the Eiffel Tower, baguette or the Rodin’s kiss statue. The Luxembourg or Tuileries gardens would not have their world-famous romantic touch without the green chairs. Metal green chairs, which serve for studying, reading, picnics, kissing, hugging, sun bathing, for stretching out the legs, as an objective of cameras, as the place for the birds jumping.


Stories from the Père Lachaise cemetery


lachaise-0.jpgWe walk through the main entrance on the boulevard Ménilmontant and find ourselves in the world of stories, anecdotes and history of Paris, told by the stones of the Père Lachaise cemetery. Our guide Axelle from the Parisian blog Paris ZigZag takes us through the stories of the graves and monuments to various periods of the past.


January Paris


2015-titul.jpgIn December, in the mood of Christmas holidays, with the taste of honey cookies and chocolates I planned to write about the Saint Denis basilique, about its marber royal tombs, how the kings have the statues of lions by their feet and the queens tombs are protected by the dogs statues, about the beauty of the statue of Marie Antoinette and the king Louis XVI...


Christmas time in Paris


vanoce-3.jpgIn the Saint-Sulpice church among hundreds of wooden chairs there is a table with four white candles. One of them is already shorter, the second one will be lighted in two days. The cradle in the Betlehem is still empty, fresh straw waits for the little Jesus. Every year I try to get in the mood of the Christmas markets in Paris...


Amusement of the French kings and aristocracy


zabava-titul.jpgWe meet on a September Friday at "Carrousel du Louvre". A sunny September day is one of the details of the perfect organization of the travel agency Elytour. We are accompanied by Jessica, a young elegant Parisian lady, a historian, whose knowledge and plenty of interesting anecdotes prove that she moves over the centuries of the Parisian history so gracefully...


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