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The Opéra Bastille is a modern opera house in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, France. Inaugurated in 1989 as part of President François Mitterrand's Grands Travaux, it became the main facility of the Paris National Opera, France's principal opera company, alongside the older Palais Garnier; most opera performances are shown at the Bastille along with some ballet performances and symphony concerts, while Palais Garnier presents a mix of opera and ballet performances. Designed by Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, it is located on Place de la Bastille. It may seat 2,723 people in total, with a main theatre, concert hall and studio theatre. Wikipedia


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Paris Walking Tour - The French Revolution

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History comes alive on the Paris Revolution Walking Tour, exploring one of the most important events in modern history. On this fascinating two-hour stroll through Paris' tumultuous history, you'll learn about the troubled times that led up to the storming of the Bastille, the capture of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the Reign of Terror and the bloody results of the guillotine.

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Discover Paris on Private Bistrot Crawl: Wine, Beer and Aperitif

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Learn about Paris through its bars and taverns – sample local wines and beers as you discover the history of Paris. Explore the lesser-known but übercool areas of Bastille and Aligre. Experience the buzz of a French bistrot and wine bars. Visit one of Paris’ oldest markets. Taste delicious French specialties along the way.

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Bastille's Architecture & Artisans Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Discover the mesmerising district of Bastille in Paris, renowned for its architecture, secret treasures and beautiful photo stops! On this immersive audio tour narrated by a local historian, you will walk through the intriguing street of Rue Fbg. Saint Antoine, explore Passage du Chantier and finish in front of the magnificent Square Trousseau.  Wander through the 12th arrondissement and unveil its history, artisanal roots, its role in the 1789 Revolution, and the architectural jewels that define this neighbourhood. Here, you'll learn how this neighbourhood inspired the French Revolution as you get a deeper insight into its architectural style. Venture off the tourist trail, and discover a mix of crazy stories, famous residents, hidden streets, and great food, as you get a more intimate and local feel for the area.

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Romantic Cruise "The Old Paris" on the Canal Saint Martin

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This romantic and out of the ordinary trip of around 2.30 hours offers an opportunity to hear the history of the districts of the "Parisians Paris" as you cruise along the calm waters of this canal, lined with hundred year old trees and spanned by elegant footbridges. You will slide under the mysterious and spectacular vault of the Bastille, where the light is there magic. This cruise, which will take you through four double locks with swirling waters and two swing bridges, will allow you to experience the "atmosphere" of the Hotel du Nord created by Marcel Carné, Arletty and Louis Jouvet and share the pleasure of the walkers strolling along the banks lined with pretty boutiques and charming retro style cafés. Before arriving at the Parc de la Villette (City of Sciences, The Géode, City of Music and themed gardens) you will cross the Bassin de la Villette, formerly a trading port now redeveloped to form the setting for the Rotonde de la Villette.

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Paris Food Tour Small-Group Gourmet Experience with Lunch & Wine Tasting

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Spend a full day tasting Paris’ gourmet delights on this small-group walking tour. Starting near the Bastille and ending in St-Germain-des-Prés, experience Paris’ food and wine scene like a local as you explore the Marché d'Aligre street market, have lunch at a typical Parisian café, taste the city’s best chocolates and macarons, sip afternoon tea or coffee, and end with a wine-tasting session with a knowledgeable sommelier at Paris Cave. Lunch and all tastings are included. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized Paris food tour.

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