Paris: Luxembourg Garden Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Bask in 62 acres of historical and natural glory in Paris' Luxembourg Park. Explore the gardens at your own pace with GPS and a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone.

Highlights

  • Take in the garden's historical, natural, sculptural and sporting corners
  • Hear from producer Gary Kraut who authored five travel guides to Paris
  • Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way
  • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
  • Use the virtual tour option at home

Description

The Luxembourg Garden is far more than the prettiest park in Paris — it’s also a way of life. With this VoiceMap tour, you’ll enter the gardens as a visitor, but you’ll soon saunter around them like a local. While you walk with me, I’ll introduce you to its various elements — historical, natural, sculptural and sporting — while leaving you the freedom to partake as you wish in the lifestyle of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Yes, you may have passed by or even stopped in at all those wonderful pastry shops and stunning churches in the nearby Saint Germain and Latin Quarters, but you can’t truly know the Left Bank until you’ve spent time exploring the gardens’ 62-acres. My goal is to reveal their secrets and history so that you’ll be as at home here as I am as a Parisian. When the weather’s right, all of Left Bank Paris passes through the Luxembourg Garden. And when the weather’s wrong — well, the weather’s never wrong in the Luxembourg Garden. Here, every sky and each season has its charms. Along the way, you'll see and hear about: • Illustrious women • Mythological drunks • A jealous cyclops and the queen who admired him • The birds and the bees and the flowering trees • A historic apple and pear orchard • Signs of the German Occupation during WWII • The patron saint of Paris • The Paris meridian • The Statue of Liberty Though I’ve timed this as a 35-minute walk, I won’t be insulted if you turn me off every now and then to soak in the atmosphere, rest your feet, linger over a view, sit in one of the garden cafés or even nap on one of the inclined chairs.

Includes

Lifetime access to this tour in English VoiceMap App for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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