Le Marais District & Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Discover the secrets behind Paris’s former royal neighborhood on this 2.5 private guided walking tour of the Marais. Your guide will lead you through the tiny streets, courtyards, and mansions that make up this quintessentially Parisian district.

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$119

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • PRIVATE WALKING TOUR (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
    • TOUR GUIDE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
    • DURATION 2 - 2.5 HOURS
    • TOUR WILL RUN, RAIN OR SHINE
    What's excluded :
    • Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)
    • Entry/Admission - Musee Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris
    • Entry/Admission - Centre Pompidou
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Le Marais 3e Arrondissement, 75003 Paris France

    Start by understanding the historic importance of the Marais, which once laid beyond the center of Paris. Today, it is at the heart of the city. Discover the Church of Saint Paul and Saint Louis before walking through the courtyard of the majestic Hotel de Sully. Continue experiencing the royal history of the Marais by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public square with unparalleled beauty in Paris. Afterwards, move forward in time to learn all about the bustling Jewish community that put the Marais on the map through the 18th and 19th centuries. Wander the bakeries and boutiques of the Pletzl before strolling the shop-laden rue des Francs Bourgeois. All the while you’ll discover mansion after mansion, former homes to the nobility that once called the Marais home. Some are now museums, like the highly worthwhile Musée Carnavalet. The tour may also introduce you to both the Hotel de Ville, or City Hall, and the Pompidou Center, both architectural masterpieces from very different periods.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Eglise Saint-Paul Saint-Louis, 99 rue Saint Antoine, 75004 Paris France

    We will start our tour by visiting the 17th century St-Paul-St-Louis church, which was built by the Jesuits after a design inspired by that of the Gesù church in Rome.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jardin de l'Hotel de Sully, 62 rue Saint Antoine, 75186 Paris France

    We will then pass by the Hotel de Sully, a building built between 1624 and 1630. Designed by architects Jean 1er Androuet du Cerceau and Yves Boiret in the Renaissance style with Baroque elements, the construction of the hotel fits in a larger movement of monumental building in this part of Paris.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Place des Vosges 4th Arrondissement, 75004 Paris France

    Next we will make our way to Place de Vosges, the oldest planned square in Paris. A stroll in the Marais without admiring Place des Vosges is like a walk on the Champs Elysees without seeing the Arc de Triomphe!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rue des Francs Bourgeois, Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75003 Paris France

    We will then walk along Rue des Francs Bourgeois, one of the longer and more interesting streets in the Marais district, known for being trendy with its numerous fashion boutiques.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Musee Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, 16 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris France

    Following on, you will see the Hôtel Carnavalet, one of the rare examples of Renaissance architecture in Paris, along with the Louvre’s square courtyard. Along with the Hotel Carnavalet, you will discover the Musée Carnavalet, a museum which highlights the Paris’ past and reveals the city’s diverse personality.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: La Rue des Rosiers, Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris France

    We will then walk along Rue des Rosières, a little street which lies at the center of the Jewish quarter.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jardin des Rosiers - Joseph-Migneret, Rue des Rosiers N° 10, 75004 Paris France

    Next you will see the Jardin des Rosiers, a little garden tucked between hotels and hidden behind boutiques. This hidden place is named to honor Jospeh Migneret, a school principal who helped dozens of students by hiding them in his home during WW2 and who was eventually arrested and killed.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris France

    Coming close to the end of your tour, you will make your way to the Centre Pompidou, the infamous contemporary museum known for its exterior that was designed in the style of high-tech architecture. The idea for this multicultural complex was to bring together different forms of art and literature in one place, as part of the ideas from France’s first Minister of Cultural Affairs.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Place de l'Hotel de Ville Entrée au 5 rue Lobeau ou au 29 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris France

    We will end our tour at Hôtel de Ville, the building housing the city’s local administration. It has been the headquarters of the municipality of Paris since 1357.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Eglise Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, 13 rue des Barres, 75004 Paris France

    Just next to Hôtel de Ville, you will catch a glimpse of the Église Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, the first example of the French baroque style in Paris. A parish church until 1975, it is now the headquarters of the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Paris, 75001 Paris France

    You’ve seen it in the movies, but what do you really know about Paris? We’ll share its stories, secrets, and scandals with you while exploring all of the places you won’t find on your own. Wander the streets and museums of the world’s most popular city on a small group or private tour of Paris. Our English speaking guides at Babylon Tours get you priority entrance and help you skip the lines at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. Go beyond the Eiffel Tower and experience Paris with Babylon Tours.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris, France
    Return Detail :
    Le Marais, Paris, France
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Because face masks are optional in Paris when outdoors & are still not obligatory under in the French law. For private tours we have left this option up to the guests & guides at their own discretion. Guides will have face masks for themselves and guests available and we encourage them to be used.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Babylon Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-6353P25

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