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Paris Marais Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 43976
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Explored the Marais, the most interesting and diverse neighborhood in Paris, on a private guided walk. Learn about its past and visit sites such as Les Halles, Place des Vosges, and the Pletzel area – the historic center of the city’s Jewish community.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Les Halles, once the biggest open market in Paris
  • See the Hôtel de Ville, the opulent Renaissance City Hall
  • Discover the Pletzl area, the historic center of the Jewish community
  • Visit Place des Vosges, considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in the world
Full description
This 2-hour private guided walking tour of the Marais takes you to a part of Paris that has the most interesting history of all the city’s neighborhoods.

Originally a swamp, the land of the Marais was drained and it became habitable, soon enticing settlers. It developed into the center of the city’s Jewish community, remaining so to this day.

Over the years it has had its share of ups and downs, falling from a chic residential area that was home to aristocrats and even a royal court, to a best-avoided shady slum.

During the tour your guide will show you the many faces of this unique neighborhood, and tell you some interesting stories and about important historical events.

The Marais is now going through a second renaissance and is reliving its finest days. With your guide you’ll have the opportunity to see the best it has to offer.

Sites you’ll visit include Les Halles, Fontaine des Innocents, Centre Pompidou, Hôtel de Ville, the Pletzl area, the synagogue at Rue Pavée, Hôtel de Sully, Place des Vosges, and Place de la Bastille.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food, snacks, and beverages

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the Metro Étienne Marcel. Your guide will be carrying a red canvas tote bag.

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Tours operate rain or shine.

From US$ 118.22 per person

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Product ID: 43976