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Paris Marais Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 43976
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.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Serbo-Croatian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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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Important information
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Tours operate rain or shine.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Knowledgeable and delightful!

Anja was the tour guide for the four of us and we found her to be personable and well-versed in the history, architecture and culture of The Marais. After walking the many streets of the area, we had a much better appreciation of this dynamic neighborhood. The cost was reasonable and we all truly enjoyed the experience.

October 15, 2019

The tour was excellent... Anya was very personable and an absolute fountain of information and history about the Marais... even though we have been coming to Paris and staying in the Marais for several years- we still learned new things and saw things we hadn’t been aware of... Anya was a perfect guide- able to answer all our questions... we felt the tour was $$ we’ll spent...

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October 23, 2018

Boris is very knowledgeable on lots of topics on history and sociology - so he will give you lots of good context and stories - so that you understand and snjoy walking around Marais. Warmly recommending him. Thank you Boris!

March 17, 2018

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Product ID: 43976