Visit Paris differently with Des Mots et Des Arts

Visit Paris differently with Des Mots et Des Arts

There are a thousand and one ways to visit Paris. With Des Mots et Des Arts, get to the heart of the matter by following our specialist guides!

The Théâtre du Châtelet, the Hôtel de la Païva, the Collège des Bernardins and the Opéra Comique are just some of the incredible and unusual places you can discover on the unique tours offered by Des Mots et Des Arts. 

In a selection of exceptional places, you will follow specialist guides such as historians or doctoral students in the history of architecture and the city, who will tell you the story of your visit in your ear thanks to the audio guides. 

Among its guided tours, Des Mots et Des Arts offers the privilege of exclusive access to certain places. Here are the 3 not to be missed: 


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Designed by architect Gabriel Davioud, this fabulous theatre has been an essential venue for Parisian shows since 1862. With a 2048-seat auditorium, the Théâtre du Châtelet offers a varied programme specialising in musical performances such as operas, musicals and classical, contemporary and jazz concerts. 

In this special DMDA tour, which takes place outside public opening hours, you will immerse yourself in this exceptional setting to discover the true history of the Théâtre du Châtelet.


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Located on the Avenue des Champs Elysées, this private mansion was built between 1855 and 1866 for the wedding of Thérèse Lachman, nicknamed the Marquise de PAÏVA, to Count von Henckel von Donnersmarck. This luxurious residence, now a listed building, is an architectural jewel of the Parisian nobility of the mid-19th century.

DMDA invites you to discover this exceptional place during a guided tour.


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Founded in 1714, the Opéra Comique is one of France's oldest theatrical and musical institutions. After a tumultuous history, it wasn't until 1783 that a theatre dedicated to this art form was built right in the heart of the capital. 

DMDA offers a guided tour of this architectural gem.

You can find out more about the other tours on the Des Mots et Des Arts website.
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