This newest tour angles the spotlight on some of the dramatic heroines of the Parisian stage, in both theatre and music.
Historically the career of actor was viewed with such distain in France that they were denied most of their civil rights and women who took to the stage were considered as little more than glorified sex workers. However, as the public’s taste for entertainment grew and Paris gained its reputation as the capital of art and culture during the Belle Epoque, "les artistes" began to take centre stage.
Whilst other tours might focus on the scandal and sensation of this illustrious age, this walking tour seeks to uncover the real lives of the women who played a role in it, recognising in particular their accomplishments, art and legacies.
The tour begins by the famous Comédie Française theatre and weaves through the historic theatre district of Paris, exploring beloved superstars like Edith Piaf and Sarah Bernhardt as well as some lesser known performers such as Mademoiselle Clairon and Loie Fuller. .
There is also the option to go and see a women focused theatre show along with this tour. Thanks to our partner - Theatre in Paris who work with Paris theatres to subtitle a selection of different productions, you can enjoy French shows just like a local.
Choose from two different shows:
I Love Piaf - Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
OMG She's Parisian - Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Then contact Heidi firstname.lastname@example.org to choose your date
Kiosque des Noctambules - Place Colette, 75001 Paris (metro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre)
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 4pm
Duration approx 3 hours
Prices from €35 per person / Private & Group prices also available *