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French Architecture Tours

European Architecture Guides – Architectural Walks in France – Major Buildings

post updated 22 March 2024

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Buildings in France – Introduction

Our French Architectural tours operate in Paris. We aim to add more cities soon such as Lyon and Marseilles.

French Architecture Walking Tours

Paris Architectural Tours

Paris, the capital of France, is famous for buildings such as The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Centre Pompidou. Although the scale of the city centre mostly retains its historic density and height there are a number of major contemporary buildings in the city. These buildings can be visited on our French Architecture Tours. The cluster at La Défense – the Parisian business district – includes many late 20th century towers.

Gaîté Montparnasse building design by the world-famous Dutch architects office of MVRDV:
Gaité Montparnasse Paris building by MVRDV
photo © Ossip van Duivenbode

Major historic Parisian buildings include The Pantheon, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and Sacre Coeur. Major contemporary Parisian buildings include Arab du Monde lnstitute, The Louvre Museum Pyramid and Parc de la Villette. For visits to some of these more outlying buildings in the French capital public/private transport is necessary.

Celebrated architects with buildings in Paris include Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, I.M. Pei, Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier and Tadao Ando.

Paris Architecture Walking Tour

Citreon Paris building
photograph : Philippe Ruault

French Walking Tours

French Architecture Tours can focus on contemporary or older buildings or both. Typically a tour will last a few hours and cover the most celebrated buildings in the city.

However some tours can last longer – even for a few days – and can focus on certain building typologies. Our guides can also take groups to specific areas, such as new residnetial developments or La Defense to see the cluster of skyscraper buildings.

Citreon Paris building
photograph : Philippe Ruault

French Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your architectural tour to France on
mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)

Payments are required in full prior to the architectural tour.

Architecture Tours

e-architect organise architecture walking tours in other countries such as Netherlands, Germany, UK, Italy and Spain.

Architecture Walking Tours

Building Tours – Selection

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