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San Francisco : Mission and Castro districts tour in French
Cultural and activist histories, Victorian houses and street art are all part of this three-hour walking tour, which takes you back to the origins of these two uniquely atmospheric neighborhoods.
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- History of San Francisco
- Two authentic San Francisco neighborhoods
- Atypical local boutiques
- Victorian Houses and Architecture
- History of the LGBT community
DescriptionImmerse yourself in two authentic San Francisco neighborhoods: Castro, America's first gay neighborhood, and the Mission District, the city's oldest Hispanic neighborhood. During a colorful guided tour in French, with a group of up to 10 people, you'll discover an artistic and alternative San Francisco. You can't miss it: the Rainbow Flag, that gigantic rainbow-colored flag, tells you that you've arrived in Castro. From Harvey Milk Plaza to the famous Castro Theatre and the former photo store of America's first openly gay elected official, you'll learn more about the history of the LGBT community and this neighborhood, which has become one of the trendiest in the city. As you move closer to the neighboring Mission district, you'll have the opportunity to contemplate the magnificent Victorian houses and the murals that adorn their walls. The blue house that Maxime le Forestier sang about does exist, and it's right in front of your eyes! After visiting Mission Dolores, the city's oldest building, you'll take a stroll down Dolores Street, a vibrant street lined with palm trees, before immersing yourself in the world of street art in the Latin Quarter. The giant mural at the Women's Building and the urban graffiti of Clarion Alley will give you a good idea of the talent of the artists in this open-air art gallery. Next, head to Valencia Street to soak up the good vibes of this lively thoroughfare in the Mission District. You'll find atypical local boutiques, Mexican taquerias, thrift shops, and independent bookstores that are sure to make your mouth water. Before concluding your tour, discover the history of the Liberty Hill District, San Francisco's first 'suburb.' From simple cottages to Victorian mansions, you'll appreciate the diversity of architectural styles found in these typical homes, some of which date back to the late 19th century, such as the sublime John McMullen House. To round off your visit in style, head to the top of Dolores Park for a breathtaking view of the city and the distant skyscrapers of downtown.
IncludesA French-speaking guide A map of the visited places with our best addresses An email after the visit with a reminder of the places visited and a souvenir photo
- This tour will take place rain or shine.