Patrimony

« Parisian life is rich in poetic and wonderful subjects. The marvellous envelops and saturates us like the atmosphere; but we fail to see it. »

Baudelaire, Ecrits esthétiques

PARIS UPPERSIDE organizes classical or personalized guided visits and conferences emphasizing the unknown aspects of Paris and its cultural heritage: stories, legends, traditions, figures, heroes…

Paris has such a cultural heritage! Architectural, monumental, artistic, scientific, literary, gastronomic, natural…

We cater to all the needs and desires of our clients: private or professional, French or foreign, groups assisting to workshops, tutorials, colloquia, conferences… We can link cultural heritage and the themes of your ongoing events. Contact us for information and special requests. Our service is "à la carte".

Did you know that behind Napoleon III, Haussmann and the Republicans there was a genius? A director of public works, extraordinarily smart and able to direct teams of engineers, architects and civil servants: Jean-Adolphe Alphand, mastermind of Paris' transformation. Without his support Gustave Eiffel would never have succeeded in building the 300m high iron tower which became the Eiffel Tower, symbol of France. We will tell you the full story.

Have you missed the excitement, recorded in the book l'œuvre  by Emile Zola, of the "avant-garde" artists facing Paris when they claimed « Ah! This Paris - It is for us, we just have to take it ». Let us discover this Paris together.

Belphégor and the Phantom of the Opera, you have heard about them, but what do you know about the haunted chair at the Institute? All the places made famous by writers can be included in our itineraries.

Dictionary « Laluz » Compact

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PALACES: Bourbon - of Exhibitions - Royal - Silver - of Darius…
PARKS AND GARDENS: Monceau -Tuileries - Bercy - La Villete…
PATRONS OF THE ARTS: Princess de Polignac - J. Maciet - M. de Camondo…

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ARCADES: Choiseul - Colbert - Vivienne - Prado - Caire - …
ARCHAEOLOGY: Crypts - Roman vestiges - Philip Augustus' wall…
ARCHITECTURE: Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine - Conciergerie…
ART: Decorative - Western - non European - Innovative - American…

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RESERVES OF BOOKS: National Library - Archives…
RUSSIAN: Churches - Icons - Painters - Dancers…
ROTUNDAS: Invalides (Tomb of Napoleon I) Department stores…

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INSTITUTES: Arab world - French - French of Architecture…
ISLANDS: des Cygnes - de la Cité - Saint-Louis…

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SEINE RIVER: Amazing cruise: From the Parsii to the Fifth Republic…
STREETS: Francs-Bourgeois - Pavée - Rivoli - Rapp - Lepic…
SCULPTEURS: Carpeaux - Claudel - Degas - Houdon - Michel-Ange…
SQUARES: Concorde - Vendôme - Vert Galant -Victoires…

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URBANISM: From Roman times to contemporary Paris

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Nadar - Cartier Bresson - Doisneau…

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POETS AND WRITERS: Balzac - Hugo - Proust - Zola - Colette…

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EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTIONS: African - Chinese - Japanese - Indian…

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RODIN: Gates of Hell - The Thinker - Balzac - the Kiss - Drawings…

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SCIENTISTS: Ader - Pascal - Lavoisier - Pasteur - Curie - Langevin…

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IMPRESSIONISTS: Degas - Monet - Renoir - Sisley - Pisarro - Cezanne…

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DELACROIX: (Eugène) Jewish wedding in Morocco, Liberty guiding…

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EIFFEL IN PARIS: Workshops of the Paris Opera House - Bon-Marché- Synagogue (rue des Tournelles) - Tour…
EXTRAORDINARY: Paris, Arts and Culture from the world
EXUBERANT: "Crystal room" at the Baccarat Gallery - "Ballroom" of the Wendel hotel, painted by José-Marie Sert, "Fouquet Jewellery Shop", decorated by Alphonse Mucha, both at the Carnavalet museum.

MOST USED LEXICON IN PARIS

ARC DE TRIOMPHE
CATACOMBES
CENTRE POMPIDOU
CHAMPS ELYSEES
CROISIERES SUR LA SEINE
LATIN (DISTRICT)
LOUVRE (MUSEUM) -CHEFS D'OEUVRE
MARAIS (DISTRICT)
MONTMARTRE
MUSEE D'ART ET D'HISTOIRE DU JUDAISME
NOTRE-DAME (CATHEDRAL)
ORANGERIE (MUSEUM)
ORSAY (MUSEUM) - IMPRESSIONISME
PICASSO (MUSEUM)
POMPIDOU (CENTER)
QUAI  BRANLY (MUSEUM)
RODIN (MUSEUM)
SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES
SAINTE-CHAPELLE
TOUR EIFFEL

FOR SURROUNDINGS

AUVERS-SUR-OISE
CHANTILLY
CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE
FONTAINEBLEAU
GIVERNY
NORMANDY BEACHES
VAUX-LE-VICOMTE
VERSAILLES

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