2-hour tour. For children aged 6-12. €270 flat rate for families of 6 or fewer.

Paris is teeming with stories to discover if you know where to look. On this fun-filled activity walk, your family and your private guide will travel through time, from the home of France’s greatest storyteller, Victor Hugo, to the once-royal neighborhood church featured in one of the writer’s novels. As you explore these and other sites in the magnificent Marais neighborhood, you’ll be solving riddles at a Renaissance mansion, finding mason marks on a medieval wall, and uncovering secret traces of France’s famed Revolutionaries. These activities give children a hands-on, interactive opportunity to learn about the city’s history directly from its renowned monuments. This program is accompanied by an educational booklet as well as a souvenir for your family.

Note to Parents: detailed information about this meeting plan will be emailed to you with confirmation of reservation.

Other Practical Information for Parents

The Marais sites included in “Paris Discovery Walk” are: Place des Vosges, Hotel de Sully Philippe Augustus’s medieval wall , Hotel de Sens, and the church of St-Louis-St-Paul.

The activities are designed for children ages 6-12, but because the tour is private, your family’s guide will be able to adjust according to the age and interests of your children.

The tour program and accompanying activity book are designed to: encourage children to interpret the details of a building or sculptural design; develop their skills with navigation using maps and compasses; sharpen visual observation; and expose them to some of the basic issues surrounding historic preservation.

Please note that tours take place rain or shine. The tour takes place outside, so please plan to dress warmly in the colder months. Refunds are not available in the case of rain or other inclement weather.

Parents may want to bring water and snacks. If requested, a break for refreshments will be included, but those are not included in the price of the tour.

The New York Times chose our “Paris Discovery Walk for Families” as a preferred way to visit the French capital with kids in August 2015.

 

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