1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Centre Pompidou

Marais District of Paris Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 131175
Discover the secrets behind Paris’s former royal neighborhood on this 2.5-hour tour of the Marais. Your guide will lead you through the tiny streets, courtyards and mansions that make up this quintessentially Parisian district.
About this activity
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
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  • Learn about the history of the Marais district
  • Explore the charming Place des Vosges
  • Discover the Jewish neighborhood of Paris
Full description
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.
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private and semi-private tour options
  • Walking tour
  • Wheelchair tours available only on request
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour has a maximum of 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalised experience
• Minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
• No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin backpacks are allowed through security
• Moderate amount of walking is involved. This tour is not accessible for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
• Occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative•
• Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet. In these cases your guide will provide the information about the rooms contents before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies
• Some collections may vary along the year
• Please bring valid photo ID
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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    5 / 5
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    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
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A very nice tour with lots of history off the main Paris tourist path.

October 16, 2018

zeer veel interessante wetenswaardigheden gekregen

March 16, 2020


tres interessant et sypathique

Notre guide Agathe a été super pertinente avec les petits et les grands, des informations historique d'autres plus actuelle mais le tout présenté avec clarté et intérêt. Merci pour ce bon moment

May 13, 2018

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Babylon Tours LLC

Product ID: 131175