Helena KOSKENRANTA
BONCOEUR
Official tourist guide

” It all starts in Paris ” Nancy Spain

New tours

Île de la Cité “cradle of Paris” and Ile Saint Louis

The Mysteries of Paris

Ile de la cité and Notre Dame's Cathedral in the evening light
image par NakNakNak Pixabay

A walking tour during which we will evoke the mysteries and legends of Paris.

We may end our visit in one of the mythical cafés of this historical island and on sunny days we may enjoy an ice-cream “chez Berthillon”,  the famous ice-cream manufacturer on the Ile Saint Louis! More than 70 fragrances are available, you just choose your own!

Many anecdotes and incredible stories… goosebumps and some horror guaranteed!


Gourmet tour

A delicious walk for all the gourmands !

 

Paris Gourmet & Food tour, pistachio nuts and strawberry macarons

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Let’s go and discover French flavors: guided tour in the world of sweet and savoury. We will visit the gourmet shops in search of the exquisite flavors that make the culinary reputation of France. You will have the opportunity to taste products and do your own shopping.

 


Artists in Paris

Visit of Montmartre in the footsteps of artists

Artists in Paris walking tour, rue de l'Abreuvoir, Montmartre

Photo by Jeff Frenette Unsplash

 

Picasso arrived in Paris for the Universal Exhibition in 1900, he discovered a very stimulating city,  a quickly changing capital  with new techniques and new technologies. He settled in Montmartre, which was still villagelike ! We will walk in the footsteps of the artists who lived, worked, loved and celebrated there. We will discover the never denied charm of this hill overlooking Paris.


The Phantom of the Opera

Strange events occur at the Opéra…

Private visit in the Opera Garnier, auditorium -Phantom of the Opera

Photo: H.Boncoeur

Strange events occur at the Opéra Garnier after its opening to the public: the large chandelier of the hall falls on a spectator seated in place number 13, a stagehand is found hanged, a young dancer loses her life … but the strangest thing is that the beautiful soprano of the Opera takes singing lessons with a ghost ! Every evening, the box number 5 is reserved for this mysterious music teacher …

Discover the Opéra Garnier, its sumptuous settings, its unusual history and experience an unforgettable moment with your private guide in the rhythm of musical anecdotes.


Petit Trianon and Queen’s Hamlet 

Stroll in the Gardens of Trianon in Versailles with private guide, Hamlet of the queen

Photo: H.Boncoeur

 

The small castle of Trianon was given as a gift to Queen Marie-Antoinette by her husband Louis XVI in these words: “You like roses, Madame, so I am going to give you a very beautiful one”. The young queen begins the transformation of this safe haven far from the heavy etiquette of the court. The Queen’s Hamlet is an idyllic place to walk in the Trianon gardens. Ten small rustic-looking houses are arranged around the lake. The style is a blend of rural architecture and charming elegance. It was in this bucolic setting that Queen Marie-Antoinette certainly experienced the best moments of her life as queen and mother of three.

Let’s take a walk in this idyllic and peaceful setting, of enchanting elegance.  I will tell you a thousand anecdotes of the days that the Queen spent here with her friends, her children and her so-called lovers …

This stroll will be a happy parenthesis in your day!


Tour lengths approximately 2 hours, they depend on your wishes and on your availabilities.

Thank you for contacting me for rates and schedules ! 😀


©2021 Réalisation : Helena Koskenranta Boncoeur, programmation : Damien Mesnager