Do this because
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
See Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful squares in the world
What to expect
Explore the Marais, the most interesting and diverse neighborhood in Paris, on a 2-hour 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.
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.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Rue de Turbigo, 75001 Paris
Meet us at the Metro Étienne Marcel (line 4). Your guide will be carrying a red canvas tote bag. Please make sure to be there on time.
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Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins., Receive a 50% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
Important to know
- The price is intended per group, up to 6 people
- Tour operates rain or shine
- All ages are welcome