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Medieval Architecture & Calligraphy

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 116 reviews.Paris, France

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Experience hosted by Georgi

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Discover what Paris was like in the Middle Ages with a historian

Come on a fascinating tour that will reveal the hidden treasures of medieval Paris. We will learn about Parisian life in the Middle Ages, walk around forgotten streets, explore gothic churches and half-timbered houses. Once you got a taste of medieval Paris, we will sit in a typical French café and you will participate in a Medieval Calligraphy workshop. You will learn the basics of the lost art of medieval calligraphy and practice it yourself.

What's included

  • Drinks
    We will have a warm drink in a café at the end of the experience.
  • Equipment
    Calligraphy materials included
From $72
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Georgi

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 116 Reviews
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My passion for art has led me to study art history in Germany and then architectural history at the Sorbonne in Paris. Today I 'm an art historian specializing in medieval architecture and I have a passion for the lost art of medieval calligraphy.
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at the Saint-Paul metro station, walk around the small streets of the Marais, and then cross the bridges of the Seine in order to get to Notre-Dame cathedral. The second part of the tour will be a calligraphy workshop in a café close to Notre-Dame.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 116 reviews.

Priscilla
April 2018
Georgi is very passionate, friendly and intelligent! The experience was perfect!! With his knowledge about architecture and history, I felt that I was rediscovering so many places in Paris. The calligraphy class was so interesting too (medieval writing is beautiful). I would definitely recommend to anyone! Thanks a lot, Georgi!
Georgi is very passionate, friendly and intelligent! The experience was perfect!! With his knowledge about architecture and history, I felt that I was rediscovering so many places…
Gina
February 2018
Georgi is very friendly and knowledgeable. He took us on a fun, informative tour and taught us what to look for during our remaining time in Paris to spot Medieval architecture around the city. The calligraphy class was a lot of fun as well. Very interesting tour - I'd definitely recommend.
Georgi is very friendly and knowledgeable. He took us on a fun, informative tour and taught us what to look for during our remaining time in Paris to spot Medieval architecture aro…
Benoit
January 2018
Très bonne expérience. Le guide est vraiment génial, très cultivé, et extrêmement gentil. Si vous êtres Français et que vous vous retrouvez avec des étrangers, PAS DE PANIQUE!!! Georgi vous expliquera tout en Français.
Molly
January 2018
Georgi was an excellent guide--animated, passionate and knowledgeable about his subject. We learned a great deal about the layout and architecture of Paris in the Middle Ages, as well as medieval calligraphy. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in medieval architecture!
Georgi was an excellent guide--animated, passionate and knowledgeable about his subject. We learned a great deal about the layout and architecture of Paris in the Middle Ages, as w…
Raúl
January 2018
La experiencia fue fantástica. Muy interesante todo los que nos enseñó sobre la París medieval. El broche de oro fue la experiencia de hacer caligrafía gótica. Muy entretenido. Es muy recomendable esta experiencia. ¡Gracias Georgi!
Silvina
January 2018
Excelente experiencia. Muy interesante el recorrido por París medieval. Georgi es muy amable y un excelente guía. Muy grato el momento que compartimos en el bar con su clase de caligrafía.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

You may want to bring warm clothes and an umbrella if it looks like rain as we will be walking outside.