Cloak and sword, bravery and brotherhood: this is the legend of the musketeers, known and adored the world over thanks to Alexandre Dumas.
The flamboyant novelist was also a passionate historian and an expert on the era of Louis XIV. His saga of the musketeers will serve as a backdrop as you discover the true stakes and typical characters of the Grand Siècle. Through the streets of the Latin Quarter, you’ll follow the nobleman with Athos, the soldier with d’Artagnan, the clergyman with Aramis, and the epicurean with Porthos.
You’ll walk in their footsteps through XVII century Paris, which, along with the rest of French society, was getting ready to leave the Middle Ages for the modern world. Starting on the Ile de la Cité, you’ll go across the oldest bridge in Paris to dive into the narrow medieval streets of the Left Bank, that hold on to the epic and romantic spirit of those times. You’ll discover the neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Près with its magnificent historic mansions, the Luxembourg Garden, and beautiful baroque churches.
The tour ends at the Church of Saint Sulpice, the second biggest Parisian church after the Notre-Dame cathedral. As an option, you can continue with a private fencing class in a 100-years-old fencing school, during which you will learn all the techniques once used by musketeers.*
*The fencing lesson is available for individuals and small groups, subject to the school’s capacity and opening hours. If you’d like to book it, please leave us a note at the check-out or contact us directly.