Marais quartier tour

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Explore Les Halles, once the biggest open market in Paris
Admire the Hôtel de Ville, the opulent Renaissance City Hall
Discover the Pletzl area, the historic center of the Jewish community
Gaze in wonder at Place des Vosges, considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in the world

OVERVIEW

The most charming and layered quartier of Paris. 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.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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.

SOME OF THE SITES WE’ll VISIT

Les Halles, Fontaine des Innocents, Centre Pompidou, Hôtel de Ville, Hôtel de Sully, Place des Vosges, Place de la Bastille and much more.

MEETING POINT

The meeting point is at the Metro Étienne Marcel. Your guide will be carrying a red canvas tote bag.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Tour operates rain or shine. Every tour (especially out of the city excursions) can be done by a car, a van, a mini bus, or in case of a large group (+20 people) a bus.

Category

Quartier tours

Tags
Marais