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Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

1. Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

Your guide will take you beyond the beaten track and typical tourist routes to another cultural dimension, on this mystical and enchanting escape to some of the more unusual spots in the French capital. Tailor your itinerary to suit your group and spend more time at the locations that spark your interest. 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 gone through several transformations, changing from a chic residential area that was home to aristocrats and even a royal court, to a run-down neighborhood. Today, the Marais is reliving its finest days. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to see the best it has to offer. Experience the royal history of the Marais by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public square with unparalleled beauty in Paris. During the tour, your guide will show you the many faces of this unique neighborhood, narrate some interesting stories, and inform you about important historical events.

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Le Marais: Walking Tour

2. Le Marais: Walking Tour

Approach this unique quarter of Paris from a new angle, with the help of an expert guide. From its scenic pre 19th Century architecture to its fascinating history and its vibrant and exciting present, get under the very social fabric that ties this area together. Once the site of the first Jewish settlement, the trendy neighborhood is now home to upscale boutiques and a vibrant nightlife. On this tour, you follow different threads of Marais' history and bind them together, to weave an image of a truly exceptional quarter. Stand in a place filled with a rich history by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public square with unparalleled beauty in Paris. Continue on and discover mansion after mansion, former homes to the nobility that once called the Marais home. If you only have a certain amount of time to spend in the city, you should definitely make sure you don't miss this quarter.

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Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

3. Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

Explore the Latin Quarter, the most popular part of the Left Bank district of Paris. Enjoy a private 2-hour tour with a professional guide and discover the highlights of a fascinating area that has inspired countless artists and other creative geniuses, including Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Salvador Dali, to name just a few.  The Latin Quarter is home to the Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the world-famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, and the breathtaking Luxembourg Gardens. This private tour will take you to the core of Paris history from medieval times to its present day's bohemian culture preserved in this charming student village. 

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Le Marais: Pastry and Chocolate Food Tour

4. Le Marais: Pastry and Chocolate Food Tour

Located in the heart of Paris, the famous neighbourhood, Le Marais, is a beautiful area renowned for its grand architecture and fine food. You are invited to explore the hidden gems of this district with a food-connoisseur and experienced chef trained by Pierre Gagnaire. Stumble upon a pastry shop, chocolate shop, a Franco-Russian tea store and even a store solely dedicated to absinthe! Indulge yourself in the best ice cream you will find in Paris and delicious treats from the bakery. Finally visit the shop stacked with 1001 spices from across the world. Your senses are truly awakened on this unique tour. Your taste buds will indeed be stimulated with scrumptious delicacies, and aromas of chocolate, coffee and spices will fill your nose. Hear fascinating stories behind this district and take in the charming atmosphere and beautiful sights of the quaint roadside cafes, the Jewish Quarter and the stunning mansions.

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Marais Walking Tour: Lifestyle in Paris

5. Marais Walking Tour: Lifestyle in Paris

Paris is the city of lovers, and Le Marais is a magnificent mix of historical mansions, cutting edge fashion boutiques, and lively restaurants. It makes an absolutely essential place to visit on your Paris adventure. Long known as the aristocratic district of Paris, it hosts a stunning array of architectural buildings. It spreads across the 3rd and 4th arrondissements on the Rive Droite (Right Bank). Our tour today will include a look at the unusual side of the neighborhood not usually experienced by tourists. We'll enter in some of the most prestigious gourmet addresses, and see the most important monuments along the way. These include: Place des Vosges - the oldest planned square in Paris; Hôtel de Sully, Carnavalet, and Hôtel Salé, each with their renowned designs. We'll also have a chance to find a remarkable group of shops along the way! Make sure to ask your guide about restaurant recommendations in this culinary city. We'll also have an opportunity to stop for two gourmet tastings along the way, to complete your experience in the Marais.

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Paris Marais Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

6. Paris Marais Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

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.

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Marais District of Paris Guided Walking Tour

7. Marais District of Paris Guided Walking Tour

Start your tour of the Marais by learning about its historic importance. This district once lay beyond the center of Paris. Today, it is at the heart of the city. Discover the Church of Saint Paul and Saint Louis before walking through the courtyard of the majestic Hotel de Sully. Continue experiencing the royal history of the Marais by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public square with unparalleled beauty in Paris. Afterwards, move forward in time to learn all about the bustling Jewish community that put the Marais on the map through the 18th and 19th centuries. Wander past the bakeries and boutiques of the Pletzl before strolling the shop-laden rue des Francs Bourgeois. All the while discover mansion after mansion, former homes to nobility that once called the Marais home. Some are now museums, like the highly worthwhile Musée Carnavalet. The tour may also introduce you to both the Hotel de Ville, or City Hall, and the Pompidou Center, both architectural masterpieces from very different periods.

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Paris: Guided tour of Le Marais, Paris's Gay Neighborhood

8. Paris: Guided tour of Le Marais, Paris's Gay Neighborhood

On this unique 2.5-hour tour your guide will show you the best of Paris's lively gay neighborhood, Le Marais. This tour, available from April through October, has an evening start time to allow you to enjoy a relaxed walking tour, and you may choose to stay and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the Marais at the end of the tour. Although it is one of the oldest areas of Paris, the Marais' history as a gay neighborhood began in the 1980s. Travel through the decades as you enjoy a delightful mix of historic architecture and chic boutiques. Hear about some of the best shopping, restaurants and other venues that are welcoming LGBT visitors from around the world. As you walk along the charming streets of the Marais, your guide will share with you their extensive knowledge of Paris's LGBT community and the important people and places that have made both the city and the Marais world-famous gay-friendly destinations. The tour includes a stop for a snack at a popular local bakery.

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What people are saying about Paris

A perfect tour. Local, very good German speaking guide with great local and historical knowledge. Lovingly selected stations for pastries and chocolate. Experience a lot of new things and have a lot of fun at the same time.

It was a very interesting and animated tour. Roberto accommodated the tour to our needs and even my 10 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you!

Boris was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour .

Excellent guide, very knowledgeable Le Marais, and so friendly. We love this tour

We had a great tour guide and really enjoyed the tour.