Far from the cliché image of the Parisian village, the French capital and its periphery possess a concentration of exceptional contemporary buildings

Bienvenue à Paris!
Paris is the densest city in Europe. Over the past decade Paris and its surrounding region have gained a remarkable number of new buildings or projects by some of the best-known architects from around the world: Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault, Frédéric Borel, Frank Gehry, Toyo Ito, Jakob+McFarlane, Herzog & De Meuron...

We offer customized group tours to architecture, art, urban planning and design in Paris guided by architects. We can also organize accomodation and transport and make reservations at restaurants and cafés. Tours are available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Catherine Haas Adler
Catherine Haas Adler
Architecture Tours in Paris
7 place Léon Blum,
75011 Paris
[email protected]

Happy Clients

Ms. Haas Adler has been able to guide and inform us comprehensively through Paris with her background knowledge. It was particularly impressive that, as a former curator, she sometimes knew the architects of contemporary architects personally and was thus able to communicate many details of the approval practice in Paris. We can recommend Ms. Haas Adler at any time.
Thomas E - Minden
Marcia was very knowledgeable and patient with our group. She understood our level of study and the students learnt a lot.
Sophie M - London
Catherine was fantastic from start to finish. She was very proactive when we first contacted her about providing a tour for 35 architects, she helped create a great itinerary and her enthusiasm and knowledge of Paris helped create a truly memorable day
Eliot B
The visit was interesting for our group. I thank you for the organization.
Marc W - Gent
I wanted to thank you so much for the architecture tour on Friday. We both learnt so much and am sure we will be inspired to come back again. We loved seeing all the projects and will look forward with interest to seeing how they develop.
Gill M
The comments and background were inspiring and insightful.
Kristy K - Canberra
For sure the tour met all our expectations. Everyone was really enthusiastic. Thank you!
Martine B - Rotterdam
Thank you so much for working with us! We received terrific feedback from the tour, and I hope you continue hosting boat tours from now on. We love your beautiful city!
Azalea M - Aspen
I would just like to thank you once again for fixing the best guide ever! Marcia was terrific and very committed so her we would like to recommend for the future when there are other groups who need guided tours in Paris.
Olof E - Stockholm
Thank you so much for a nice study trip. It was some really interesting projects. We walked many kilometers, but it was all worth it! Thank you for all your work during the last couple of months. You are a great guide!
Christina T - Aarhus
The tour was excellent and we really appreciated your approach. Great job! We will hope to see you again next year.
Anthony D - Worland (WY)
Thanks again for the tour. Some of our students even made a short video for our blog about the Clichy Batignolles development.
Cameron O - Vancouver
Thank you very much for providing the tour of the Pavillon de L'Arsenal, the team found the tour rivetting and insightful.
David G - London
"Great tours and great communication! We were with a big group of 70 and asked to visit several projects spread across Paris. No problem at all. The tours themselves were very informative hosted by excellent tour guides. During our stay in Paris we were faced with a big strike in the public transport system. GA PARIS (Catherine) helped us a lot to find alternative ways for transport. Great help!"
Wouter R. - KAW Architecten - Rotterdam
"We are very satisfied with the quality of service as provided by GA. We booked the tour a week before our trip to Paris. Since we had our own transport, it was possible to put together a custom tour in two different city districts. The tour itself was excellent. Well organized, very informative and fun to do. Recommended!"
Menno H. - FARO Architecten - Amsterdam
"We were a group of 27 architects from Germany, staying in Paris for our yearly excursion, and were guided by Catherine Haas from Guiding Architects Paris. An architect herself, she showed us around some really interesting quarters of the city, some well known, others less well known. We thouroughly enjoyed the tours, and would strongly recommend Guiding Architects for all architects and architect lovers."
Henrike I. - Werkgemeinschaft Landau Freie Architekten - Landau (Germany)
"I have engaged Guiding Architects in both Athens and Paris - each with a focus on city development as it relates to contemporary conditions. These have been very good at establishing a connection to the city history as it relates to the buildings we tour. Guiding Architects delivers!"
Brian F. - Jones Studio Inc. - Tempe (USA)
Paris team

Image credits

Image 5: Musée du quai Branly. Vue extérieure du bâtiment Musée, les " boîtes scénographiques ". Septembre 2007., Image 7: aménagement de la zac cardinet - 75017 paris, Image 8: aménagement de la zac cardinet - 75017 paris, Image 9: Université Paris Diderot © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Amélie Dupont

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