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Paris: Le Marais Guided Walking Tour

1. 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

2. 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 Marais Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

3. 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.

Paris: Le Marais Walking Tour

4. 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 Bike Tour : Eternal Paris

5. Paris Bike Tour : Eternal Paris

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: Crêpes and Eiffel Tower Private Highlights Tour

6. 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.

Paris: Private or Shared City Highlights Tour

7. Paris: Private or Shared City Highlights Tour

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.

Le Marais District Private Walking Tour

8. Le Marais District Private Walking Tour

Le Marais is one of the trendiest districts of Paris, home to great Parisian architecture, history and culture. Join an Expert Guide on the streets of Marais to hear stories about French nobles, Jewish people and the LGBT community who made this place their home. Discover a diverse and vibrant side of the City of Lights! Choose the 2,5-hour option to see the must-see sights and hidden gems of La Marais, Paris. Your adventure begins on the bank of the River Seine, where you can admire the beautiful Théâtre du Châtelet, Fontaine du Châtelet, and the Saint Jacques Tower, which is the only remaining part of a 16th-century church that was destroyed during the French Revolution. Follow your Private Guide to the lively square in front of the striking Neo-Renaissance city hall Hôtel de Ville and see also the Church of Saint Gervais and Caserne Napoleon, the former barracks of Napoleon Bonaparte. Great history and culture awaits you at every turn! Le Marais is a great place to witness different styles of Parisian architecture, from the lovely French-Gothic Saint Merri Church to modern landmarks like the colourful, kinetic Stravinsky Fountain and the avant-garde Centre Pompidou, which is first major example of an ‘inside-out’ building where its structural system, mechanical systems, and circulation exposed on the exterior. There are also many beautiful hôtels particuliers (urban mansions) to look at along the way, such as Hôtel de Sens, Hôtel de Sully, Hôtel de Breteuil and Hôtel Hérouet. The final stop of this tour will be at the oldest planned square in Pairs, Place des Vosges. Here you will admire the mighty Pavillon du Roi, the buildings where the famous writer Victor Hugo lived, and the historic Tournelles Synagogue. Choose the 3,5-hour option to also explore the nearby Ile de la Cité island, known as the birthplace of Paris. Skip-the-line tickets to Sainte-Chapelle are included in this tour to allow you to experience this top-ranked attraction without wasting time in long lines. Take a guided tour of the 13th-century royal chapel and marvel at its colourful Gothic interior with relics and notable stained-glass windows of biblical scenes. Other points of interest include sightseeing outside the monumental Notre Dame Cathedral, and other iconic sights such as the Palace of Justice and Conciergerie, the 14th-century royal palace and French Revolution prison.

The Incredible History of Le Marais Walking Tour

9. The Incredible History of Le Marais Walking Tour

Experience the fascinating history and charm of Le Marais on our walking tour. Explore one of Paris' oldest neighborhoods, whose history dates back to the Middle Age and the Templar Order. Over time, it became a blue-collar district, with factories in the middle of housing buildings. Now Le Marais is the trendiest neighborhood in Paris, but it kept its unique architecture and rich culture. During this tour, we'll cover the Marché des Enfants Rouges, Place des Vosges, the Jewish district, and many more stops...‍ You'll see how the neighborhood changed, hear amazing anecdotes from your guide, and visit unique hidden gems!

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4.6 / 5

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THANK YOU FRED! This was the perfect last minute decision we could have made on our last day in Paris. My mother is handicapped so we wanted to do something where she could enjoy the whole city and monuments without walking. Fred was so kind and thoughtful in this, he even had a small stool for her to help get into the car. I highly recommend Fred and this your service. This was the perfect way to get your family photos at all the must see spots in Paris. Thank you Fred! 10/10 would recommend!

Our tour guide, Fred, was magnificent. Knowledgeable, professional,social, and accommodating. The best one day tour we have experienced anywhere.

My Guide Ragini was excellent in explaining every detail of the location and i am lucky enough to have her as my guide. Thank you!!!!

It was a nice walk. The guide, Ragini, very good, I really enjoyed the tour, I recommend it.

Fantastic tour tailored to personal interests with plenty of time to ask questions.