Soak up the history, culture and hip atmosphere of the unique Marais district on this special guided tour!
Things you need to know:
- This tour is available by prior appointment, subject to availability – just ask!
- Tickets cost €25 per person for the 2 hour tour and €35 per person for the 3 hour tour, with concessions for students & groups. Free for children under 10.
- It starts at the Hotel de Ville, and ends at the Place des Vosges.
About This Tour:
Come and experience the unique flavour of this kitsch and hip, happening ‘hood! Combining aspects of history and culture, this walk will take you on a journey through time, from the expansion of the city onto the marshlands of the Marais by the Templars, right through to the development of the famous hotel particuliers (town mansions), the expansion and decline of the Jewish communities, and the vibrant, liberal nightlife of modern times. You will visit the renowned Hotels de Sens and du Sully, the picturesque Village Saint-Paul, see ruins of a medieval wall and the historic Place des Vosges, amongst others! You will also glimpse the famous final dwellings of iconic people like Jim Morrison (The Doors) and Victor Hugo (author of Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame). The extended 3 hour tour will also show you filming sites for The Bourne Identity (2008), the origins of the Knights Templar, and other awesome sights!
This tour is perfect for those that wish to taste the life that Parisian locals enjoy in the beautiful Marais district! Away from the usual hustle and bustle of tourist locations, this walk will enable you to experience an authentic side of Paris’s identity. Contact me now via the Contact page, or on +33 651 072 176 / email@example.com to book this awesome and exciting guided experience!
*Featured image shows the Hotel du Sens, which features on the Marais tour. Image and words cannot be used without permission!*