Prices range from €230-€705 (see below).
Make your walk exclusive for a €100 fee.
Our Marais walk explores the rich history of one of Paris’ oldest and best-preserved neighborhoods. The Marais’ fortunes rose and fell dramatically over the centuries; once a marshy area far from the city center, the Marais became a playground for royalty and the aristocracy, and home to traders, craftsman, preachers, writers, conservationists, and revolutionaries. The vibrant Jewish community that grew up here in the Middle Ages thrives again today.
We’ll begin exploring the Marais at the beautiful Place des Vosges, the first square of its kind in the city and later home to beloved author Victor Hugo. We visit two magnificent churches, including one of Paris’ oldest. This walk will reveal a seldom-noticed, living history, including a 13th-century fortification wall now embedded within the modern Marais that once defined the boundaries of the city.
We’ll see how the diverse residents of the Marais lived: from the oldest medieval houses in Paris to the stunning hôtels particuliers (mansions) that dotted the Marais in its heyday. We’ll visit the bustling Pletzel, the historic Jewish neighborhood, and make a stop at the city’s grandiose Hôtel de Ville. Finally, we’ll find out why the Marais is a magnet for many contemporary artists and designers.
This walk is ideal for the first-time visitor as well as those who would like a more in-depth look at a neighborhood in the heart of Paris.
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This tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Since the Marais is one of Paris's oldest neighborhoods, however, travelers will encounter cobblestones and narrow sidewalks. Please tell us about your mobility needs when booking online.
Patrick guided us through the Marais today. He was so knowledgeable, friendly, considerate and fun. We had all been to Paris a number of times before and thoroughly appreciated the background and interesting information Patrick imparted, in such an accessible way. He gave us a truly unforgettable experience and we are very appreciative.
Le Marais tour
My mother and I took a tour of Le Marais with Patrick, an architecture professor who is very familiar with Paris history and architecture. It was a pleasure from start to finish. He was well informed, a wonderful personality, and was very helpful with my mother's particular needs.
Marais and Louvre Family Tours
We did both the Marais walking tour with Madeline and the Louvre quest tour with Raquel on our recent family trip to Paris with our 3 children. I cannot rave and recommend these tours enough, both guides were excellent and full of wonderful knowledge presented to our children in engaging ways. We loved every minute and learnt so much about the history of Paris present if you look today and the French revolution from Madeline. Racquel expertly guided us through a busy Louvre and was able to pace us well, find the quiet spots to chat and get us up close to the important items with ease, humour and enthusiasm. I will be recommending and look forward to future visits and more tours. Thank you!