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Paris: Picasso Museum Full-Day Priority Access

1. Paris: Picasso Museum Full-Day Priority Access

The Musée National Picasso Paris is the only facility in the world to present Picasso’s complete painted, sculpted, engraved, and illustrated œuvre as a precise record. Included in the collection are sketches, studies, drafts, notebooks, etchings in various stages, photographs, illustrated books, films and documents of the artist’s creative process. Explore the museum’s collection and exhibitions with your skip-the-line priority ticket. Current Exhibitions: "Picasso and Rodin" Exhibition - until March 6, 2022 For the first time, the Musée national Picasso-Paris, in partnership with the Musée Rodin, is staging a “Picasso-Rodin” exhibition at two locations. This unprecedented partnership between Paris’s two monographic museums offers a dual perspective on the artists who paved the way for modernity: while the exhibition at the Musée Rodin explores the responses provided by Rodin (1840-1917) and Picasso (1881-1973) to the early-20th century crisis of representation, the Musée Picasso invites a comparative reading of their artworks.

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

2. Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Start your 3-hour bike in front of the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your local guide will show you nooks and crannies of the old Paris as well as explaining you the anecdotes behind the great history. Starting on the city island, head toward St Louis Island, mostly unchanged since the 17th century. Crossing the Seine River, enter the medieval Marais, famous for its Jewish and gay neighborhoods. From middle-aged houses through trendy corners, reach the first-ever Kings Square and its magnificent buildings. Continuing through the Bastille square, demystify its legendary prison and the famous Bastille Day. Escape from city traffic and stroll along the bike-friendly path that lines the Seine River and get ready for a nice drink stop along the water. Next, discover the left bank. From the world's oldest company, which is 1154 years old, head towards the literary Saint Germain des Prés and meet Parisians’ preferred cafés and art galleries. See how the kings, queens, revolutionaries, and Napoléon mixed in a ballet that ended in blood in Odéon and Luxembourg. After resting in the left bankers preferred garden, reach the Sorbonne University and the Latin Quarter with its antic roman empire ruins mixed with the most dangerous middle-aged back streets. Joining this tour at the beginning of your vacation allows you to see a lot of the city and determine where you want to go back to.

The Marais Walking Food Tour: Cheese, Wine and Delicacies

3. The Marais Walking Food Tour: Cheese, Wine and Delicacies

Le Marais is the perfect place for an authentic and delightful food tour. While your tastebuds enjoy the flavors, your eyes can feast on this beautiful neighborhood's cute cafes, interesting art galleries, high-end shops and quaint architecture.  Your local food expert and guide will take you far off the beaten path of this well-known district to discover the warm atmosphere of an authentic market full of fresh products and other culinary gems hidden in the narrow and lively streets. You'll taste fresh French cheeses served on a crunchy baguette and paired with wine, cured hams and charcuterie, generous pastries, delicious chocolates and many other sweet and savory delicacies. Even the most demanding tastebuds will be pleased! After hopping in and out of Parisians' favorite stores, you’ll feel like a local and know more about the Parisian way of life. Your passionate tour guide will be more than happy to share interesting stories and information with you about French culinary art and the wonderful Marais neighborhood.

Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

4. Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

Let the comfort and ease of an electric bike take you on an unforgettable Parisian adventure. Inside Marais, enjoy a game of Pétanque at the oldest Parisian monument. Experience student life in the Latin Quarter, sit back at the "Luco" and wander the typically Parisian side streets in the Mouffetard district. While the always busy artist cafés of Saint-Germain-des-Prés are where you can find the action, if you need a break, the Nouvelles Berges de Seine offers the peace and quiet of the riverbank. The allure of this beautiful city is there for the taking. And lucky for you, this tour makes seeing it all possible.

Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

5. Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Experience some of the hidden quarters of Paris and take in the city’s major highlights as you cruise the streets in a vintage Citroen 2CV convertible. See the grand avenues lined with well-known buildings and monuments, and also visit historical areas such as the Marais, with its village-like atmosphere. You’ll also see Place des Vosges, the oldest Royal place of Paris, on this unique 2-hour tour. Take a drive to the Arènes de Lutèce, the site of the city’s most important ruins from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris. The stones at the site date back to 200 A.D. What you’ll see: • Place des Vosges • Passage Sully • Village Saint Paul • Le Marais • Port de l'Arsenal • Bastille • Grande Mosquée de Paris • Butte aux cailles • Cité Florale • Arènes de Lutèce • Institut du Monde Arabe • Place Dauphine

Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

6. Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

Starting from the Beaubourg area, jump aboard your bike and set off on a discovery of the historical center of Paris located on the right-hand side of the River Seine. Begin the tour in the hip Marais quarter with a visit to Village Saint Paul, a village in the center of the city. You'll also get the opportunity to visit the most beautiful of all the royal squares in the capital - the Place des Vosges with its prominent residents. Cycle past the Picasso Museum before enjoying a break at one of the oldest markets in Paris. Your tour guide will tell you more about the controversial Buren's Columns at the Palais-Royal as well as the glass pyramid in the main courtyard of the Louvre. Your tour will finish on the unmissable Seine Islands, the Ile de la Cité (where Notre-Dame stands) and Ile Saint-Louis.

Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

7. Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Explore the historic neighborhoods of Central Paris from the saddle of a comfortable, lightweight aluminium bike on a half-day small group tour of the Jewish Marais, Latin Quarter, and more. Ideal for those who want to see and experience Paris from a different perspective, your knowledgable guide will take you to where the locals go, revealing hidden courtyards, ancient ruins, and other surprises off the usual tourist path. Groups are limited to no more than 12 people for a more immersive and intimate experience, and the route is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Discover an old city wall and a Roman arena, pedal down the Rue Mouffetard in one of the city’s oldest and liveliest areas, and experience the intellectual exuberance of St. Germain.

Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

8. Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

Choose one of six Paris districts to visit on a guided walking tour, each one steeped in history and filled with fascinating places to explore. Join your guide as they take you to the heart of your chosen Quartier and tell you all about its history, art, architecture, cuisine, fashion, and more. Le Marais: History and Fashion Discover the hidden treasures of Le Marais and find out why this district is a favorite amongst hip Parisians. Come see where history and architecture rub shoulders with hip boutiques, cool cafes, and gourmet eateries. Montmartre: The Artists' Quarter Visit the charming Parisian district of Montmartre with a local guide. Discover the Montmartre of Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. See where artists lived, drank, danced, and painted, exchanging their paintings for food and art supplies. Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Intellectuals and Jazz on the Left Bank Join your guide as you dive into the fascinating past of this iconic Left Bank neighborhood. Hear captivating stories about Saint-Germain-des-Prés, once home to literary geniuses, rebellious students, and revolutionaries. The Latin Quarter: Literary Legends in Bohemian Paris Discover the vibrant and eclectic Latin Quarter on a guided walking tour. Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with quirky bookshops and lively cafes, see the Sorbonne, and admire the mighty Pantheon. The Covered Passages: Hidden Treasures and Chic Shopping Explore a lesser-known side of Paris and see hidden treasures often missed by other visitors. Discover the delightful covered passages filled with tiny boutiques and cafes, and learn about the best places to shop and grab a bite to eat in the city. Notre Dame and the Islands: The Heart of Paris Journey into the heart of The City of Lights on a guided walking tour through the islands of Paris. Admire the medieval architecture, splendid Renaissance mansions, quiet streets, and the beautiful banks of the River Seine.

Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

9. Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

Join an expert guide on a 3-hour tasting tour of Le Marais, and discover the local hangouts as you sample delicious food and wine. You’ll start your Paris tour in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building. Then move on pass Notre-Dame to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Pass an iconic bakery, whose baguette was named one of the best in Paris. Continue to Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, the center of the French gay scene, to see one of the oldest streets in Le Marais. Stop to sample a delicious macaron, made by one of the city’s most famous pastry chefs, then enter the heart of the Jewish community. Discover a vibrant pedestrianized street, full of falafel stands and Jewish delis. Then continue to a wine and alcohol store to try iconic French liqueurs, such as Cognac, Armagnac, Absinthe, and Old Plum brandy. Feast on French charcuterie, including pâté, rillettes, and ham. Finally you’ll walk to Place de la Bastille, passing the former home of the French writer, Victor Hugo. The area is full of bars and restaurants, where you can continue to explore the City of Lights on your own.

The Best of Paris Original Food Tour

10. The Best of Paris Original Food Tour

Discover Paris on a three-hour tour through its gastronomic highlights with François Lavergne, wine and history enthusiast. Descended from an ancient French Champagne-making family, your guide will help you to better understand wine and French gastronomy.  Taste simple, excellent foods throughout a beautiful city — what could be better? Starting at the Pantheon, you’ll head first to the best wine and tasting school in Paris to enjoy a glass of Champagne paired with a cheese and cured meat platter. Your second tasting will be of the best beef stew in Paris, followed by crêpes and cider at your third stop. If you’re still hungry, finish off the tour with fresh oysters and seafood.

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What people are saying about Le Marais

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,835 reviews

Heck yea! Totally worth the price! Reserved it for 2 days. That river manages to wind itself around close to many major attractions. And the ride itself was relaxing just watching people picnicking along the river. I wish I would have gotten it for 4 days!

A fabulous, easy way to get around Paris and see the sights. The tour leader was lovely, relaxed and knew her stuff. The bikes are great quality and a delight after trying to use the vélib!

What a result… fun and easy. Nice to get on and off wherever you want.. ideal…

Great mix of food, wine and architectural highlights. Highly recommended.

A great way to get acclimated to the city and see all the highlights!