Hanoi’s Colonial Architecture walking tour

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Colonial architecture

Although the French colonial period came to an end a long time ago, the French arts and architectural styles are still very present in Hanoi today. There is a considerable number of classical French buildings that have been well-preserved for generations.

Even tough Vietnam was under the French occupation for almost 100 years, our country did not lose its traditional colors, but simply integrated the perspective of modern France into our lives. It is not an overstatement to claim that ancient French architecture has significantly contributed to the creation of a unique, magnetic and charming city, that is elegant and noble.


Why choose the Hanoi’s Colonial Architecture walking tour?

Looking to discover the most picturesque areas of Hanoi on your own two feet? Wondering what stories lie within the walls of the city’s most iconic buildings? Then this guided tour is for you!

Our guides are knowledgeable, friendly and fun. They will help you discover the hidden history that exists behind the walls of Hanoi’s most impressive colonial structures. They will also take you to see other traditional buildings like the typical Tube Houses!  The final destination of this tour will be Hoan Kiem Lake, one of the main attractions of the city and where our guides will tell you about a famous legend of the Vietnamese’s history.

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Duration of the tour

The tour will last 3 ½ hours (approx.).


Starting point

The tour will start at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in the city.



Tours run every day of the week at 9 am and 2 pm.