Between the middle of the 19th and the middle of the 20th centuries, Bucharest’s urban life was heavily influenced by French culture. It was a time when young male generations were traveling to Paris to study and returning with a great desire to alter the way society was at the time. As a result, the local aristocracy promoted an overall French-like lifestyle that attempted to simply reverse the previous Eastern trends. French architects were hired to help with urban development; restaurant menus included French terms; numerous diaries from that era are in French; and French artists frequently visited Bucharest. French manners and lifestyle also contributed to French-inspired fashion. Our guided tour of Bucharest will introduce you to the atmosphere of this little Paris. You will know all the little secrets of the capital of Romania.

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  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Palace of the Deposits and Consignments

    Paul Gottereau, a French architect, also created the CEC Palace, a significant landmark in Bucharest.

  • 2

    Macca - Vilacrosse Passage

    A passageway lined with colored glass that is home to cafes and bistros is the best indicator of Paris.

  • 3

    Old Town, Bucharest

    Walking tour of a bustling district in the heart of Bucharest that is home to many 19th-century buildings in addition to cafes, bars, and restaurants.

  • 4

    Calea Victoriei

    Calea Victoriei, one of the main thoroughfares in the city, is lined with magnificently restored structures, museums, and memorial homes that evoke the avenues of Paris.

  • 5

    Central University Library Carol I

    This library was inaugurated towards the end of the 19th century and was created by the French architect Paul Gottereau. The edifice was damaged by gunshots during the 1989 revolution that overthrew the Communist government, but it was later brought back to its former splendor.

Meeting Point

Guide will meet you near the entrane to CEC Palace. Address: Palace of the Deposits and Consignments, Calea Victoriei 13, București 030022, Romania. See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.