Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges: Our most recommended tours and activities

Les Marais: French Tastes and Drinks Private Foodie Tour

1. Les Marais: French Tastes and Drinks Private Foodie Tour

Uncover the delights of French cuisine in this private foodie walking tour of Les Marais. Taste a variety of local flavors as you explore this trendy district with a guide. Discover the most typical flavors and delicacies of French cuisine. Enjoy sophisticated gourmet dishes and classic Parisian crepes. Taste a platter of the finest selection of local ‘charcuterie’ and cheeses, accompanied by wines and traditional beers from the region. Explore the most beautiful and emblematic markets and restaurants of the authentic and trendy district of Les Marais, always with your local foodie guide. Eat a crepe sitting on the Place des Vosges and get a sense of the Parisian way of life. Relax and sit down at 2 elegant French restaurants where you will try some delicious snails and roasted camembert with honey.

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

2. 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

3. 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: Le Marais Guided Walking Tour

4. Paris: Le Marais Guided Walking Tour

Meet at the heart of Le Marais to see its most important sights, and lesser known places. With the major contents of the tour being kept a secret, be assured that the most stunning Renaissance palaces and hidden gardens will be revealed to you on this cultural and enchanting experience. On this tour, explore the Hotel de Ville, Place des Vosges, Maison de Victor Hugo, Paroisse Saint-Paul Saint-Louis, Musée National Picasso, Pont Marie, Église Saint-Gervais, Fontaine du Lycée Charlemagne, Rue des Rosiers, and Jardin Anne Frank. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience in one the most beautiful areas of Paris.

Classic, Romantic Paris: 3-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

5. Classic, Romantic Paris: 3-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Discover the many facets of Paris, from its romantic side in Montmartre to its more classic side at the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Visit lesser-known but fascinating neighborhoods such as the Marais. Your driver will pick you up anywhere in the city center and provide you an authentic 3-hour Parisian experience in a classic, vintage Citroen 2CV, with a convertible roof that offers the best possible views. What you’ll see: Classic Paris: Avenue des Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadéro, Tour Eiffel, Champs de Mars, Ecole Militaire, Invalides, Pont Alexandre 3, Petit et Grand Palais, and Place de la Concorde Romantic Paris: Montmartre, Sacré Cœur, Moulin Rouge, Pigalle, Opéra Garnier, Pyramide du Louvre, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame, Quai des Grands Augustins, and Musée d'Orsay Unexpected Paris: Place des Vosges, Passage Sully, Village Saint Paul, le Marais, Port de l'Arsenal, Bastille

Paris: Le Marais Walking Tour

6. Paris: Le Marais Walking Tour

Spend some time exploring the scenic views of Le Marais, Paris, as your guide tells you the history of the area on this walking tour. Admire the district which was once the Jewish Quarter, and visit the Stravinsky Fountain, the Centre Pompidou, the Street of Rosebushes, and more. Begin at the Stravinksy Fountain (currently under renovation until 2023), with abstract and outlandish sculptures that move and spray water. Marvel at the colorful display and capture photos of the whimsical fountain. Next, explore the Centre Pompidou, the street Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, and the Cloister of Billettes. Your guide will teach you the history and tell you about the LGBTQ+ community of the area. Spend some time learning about the Church of Our Lady of the White Friars, built-in 1258 by Saint Louis. Walk to the Impasse des Crossbowmen, the Street of Rosebushes, the Library of the City of Paris, The Place des Vosges, and more.  Your tour will end at Le Village Saint-Paul, a treasure trove of antiques, art galleries, and artisan boutiques. Leave your guide here to admire the area and stroll through the shops and attractions nearby.

Paris: 1.5-Hour Vintage Car Night Tour

7. Paris: 1.5-Hour Vintage Car Night Tour

Join your local friendly guide for a nighttime tour of Paris aboard a vintage Peugeot 404 from 1963. A late evening visit will give you a great opportunity to admire the beauty of illuminated buildings and monuments in the quiet atmosphere of the city without traffic jams. Explore some off-the-beaten-track sights of the city, such as the Butte-aux-Cailles, Gobelins, Arènes de Lutèce, Le Marais and the Albert Tower. Enjoy a stop at the Place des Vosges to taste delicious macaroons and take a walk to appreciate the architecture and unique atmosphere of this place, a historical Parisian landmark. Listen to your guide as he tells you the fascinating history of the places you visit, as well as numerous anecdotes about what it was like to drive a car in the sixties. From the Albert Tower to the Hotel de Sens, passing the Grand Mosque of Paris or the Gare de Lyon, see fine monuments and sites away from classical tourist circuits.

Paris: 4-Hour Guided Tour by Minibus

8. Paris: 4-Hour Guided Tour by Minibus

Discover the highlights of Paris on an interactive 4-hour tour with a live guide, available as a private or small group option. Travel the streets by minibus, and see more than you would on a walking tour. Meet your guide at the Opéra Garnier (Palais Garnier), and set off to explore the Latin Quarter, notable for the Sorbonne university campus and its bohemian vibe. Pass the scenic Place du Châtelet and imposing Louvre Museum, as well as the Haussmann-designed Place de l’ Opéra. Admire the triumphant Place Vendôme and the expansive Place de la Concorde at the end of the Champs-Élysées. See the iconic columns of La Madeleine, the complex of buildings of the Ecole Militaire, and the museums and monuments of Les Invalides. Experience the sidewalk café culture of St. Germain-des-Pres. Enjoy ample photo stops along the way. Then, continue with a stop near Notre-Dame de Paris and Marais district, including the famous Place des Vosges. (Some access can be subject to the police authorization). Transfer to artistic Montmartre for a walking tour of Place du Tertre. Watch the pavement artists at work, and look at the white, wedding-cake basilica of the Sacré Coeur. Drive back to the city center for a drop-off at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Crêpes and Eiffel Tower Private Highlights Tour

9. Paris: Crêpes and Eiffel Tower Private Highlights Tour

See the sights of Paris and learn its hidden secrets with a guided and private walking tour. Find the most emblematic places of the city and learn the romantic history. Watch the locals in Saint-Germain-des-Pres and taste sweet local crepes. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and see it all. Find yourself at the Louvre Museum, and stroll through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens. Learn of the tragedy of Place de la Concrode, where Marie Antoinette was beheaded and where the Champs-Elysees begins. Relax and watch the local life in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the most bohemian neighborhood of the city. Taste Parisian crepes while sitting in a bar with typical round tables. Visit the charming Ville Saint Paul in the Marais district and head to the elegant and must-see Place des Vosges. Venture to the beautiful "Ile de la Cité," and its famous Notre Dame Cathedral, on the banks of the Seine River. Get away from the tourist tide and lost in the curious and colorful streets that only your local guide can show you. Before the end of this fantastic day, your private host will guide you to get your tickets to visit the most famous monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower.

Le Marais: Walking Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Place des Vosges

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 430 reviews

This was such a fun trip! The car attracts attention at every corner. John was very informative and gave lots of interesting comments. You can request specific area or just let him take you around. Pickup and return to hotel made it so convenient. Even though it was a rainy day, the trip was just lovely. Great way to fill an afternoon after you are tired of walking.

A private guided tour, at night, in a classic car! In Paris! Seeing the city of lights through the eyes of our guide was fantastic. We lear ed things about french history, best place for ice cream, culture, and stories about local celebrities.

A great fun activity for a beautify day with the roof rolled back. Thoroughly recommended. At times the car seemed to attract more interest than the main attractions!

It was a fun and lively tour. We went to places which aren't too touristy. Our guide was very informative and professional.

Vivian was brilliant best tour and absolutely loved it .. First class