3-Hour Garden Tour (120€ per person, entrance fee included)
Beloved by residents and students on the Left Bank, the 25-acre garden is an early example of the French formal garden and includes an orangery and orchard. Queen Marie de Medici commissioned the garden on what was then a suburban site, introducing the latest innovations from Italy, including fountains and a grotto that can still be seen today. While strolling the garden, we visit the grotto, orangery, and orchard, and discover some of the 125 sculptures, many dedicated to the queens of France. After our tour of the garden we continue onto one of the city’s architectural marvels, the Pantheon, once a former church and now a secular mausoleum dedicated to noteworthy French citizens. One of the highest and most picturesque points of the city, this neoclassical building is an ideal place to learn about French history.