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Le Marais Tours

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Le Marais
With its maze of cobbled lanes and medieval buildings sprawling along the banks of the Seine River, the historic district of Le Marais is one of Paris’ most atmospheric, with a lively Jewish Quarter, a great selection of museums and art galleries, and a thriving LGBTQ community.

The Basics
The best way to explore Le Marais is on foot; a walking tour or bike tour will take in the highlights, from the main square of Place des Vosges to the Pletzl, or the Jewish Quarter, of Rue des Rosiers. Alternatively, visit as part of a Paris tour that also neighborhoods such as Montmartre, the Latin Quarter, and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wear comfy shoes—the district is full of cobblestone lanes and steps.
  • Free Wi-Fi hotspots are located around Le Marais. 
  • Many shops and restaurants in Le Marais are open on Sundays, but it’s worth checking ahead. 

How to Get There
Le Marais is located in Paris’ 3rd and 4th arrondissements on the Right Bank of the Seine River. Situated just across from the Ile de la Cité, the neighborhood is also a short walk from Notre Dame Cathedral. The closest Metro stations are Hôtel de Ville (Lines 1 and 11), Chemin Vert (Line 8), and Saint-Paul (Line 1).

When to Get There
Le Marais is a lively place any day of the week, but many museums are closed on Mondays. The quietest time for shopping and sightseeing is on weekday mornings (many shops don’t open until 9am or 10am, so don’t arrive too early), but the neighborhood is most atmospheric at night, when the bars and restaurants are filled. 

Museums and Monuments of Le Marais
While art lovers come to Le Marais to admire bold street art and visit the Picasso Museum, other points of interest include the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Musée Cognacq-Jay, and the Le Centre Pompidou in the neighboring Beaubourg district. Also worth a visit is the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (hunting museum), the Musée Carnavalet (city history museum), the Maison de Victor Hugo, and the Musée des Arts and Métiers.

Address: 2 Rue Commines, Paris 75003, France
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Explore The Old-World Charm Of Le Marais: Private & Personalized

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Explore The Old-World Charm Of Le Marais: Private & Personalized

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Get swept up in the charm of ‘Old Paris’ on a walking tour of the fashionable Le Marais district, home to stately mansions, cutting-edge galleries, rich Jewish heritage, and a thriving LGBTQ scene. Hear the rich history behind one of the oldest quarters of Paris from a guide who knows its streets well, popping into hand-picked bistros, bakeries, art centers, and wine bars that line the cobblestone streets.
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  • 3 hours
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Le Marais District & Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Le Marais District & Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Experience the oldest part of Paris with this guided walking tour of Le Marais. Along with a guide and a small group, you'll explore this historic district, passing through old parks and courtyards as your guide regales you with historic tales. You'll also get to spend some time in the old Jewish Quarter, full of kosher shops and restaurants and home to a large Parisian Jewish population to this day.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$87.64
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The Original Marais District Food Walking Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastings

The Original Marais District Food Walking Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastings

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Get to know the Parisian neighborhood of Le Marais on a food walking tour with a guide who introduces you to local food vendors and artisans. You'll see sights like Hôtel de Ville and visit the oldest covered market in Paris, Marche des Enfants Rouges, as you learn about and taste the fine products found in this historical yet trendy district.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Le Marais Paris Food Tour

Le Marais Paris Food Tour

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Foodies exploring Paris will find much to desire in Le Marais. This 3-hour small-group walking tour introduces you to the culinary offerings of this vibrant neighborhood while a guide develops your understanding of French cuisine. Sample Champagne, wine, and favorite Parisian foods, including fine French cheese, oysters, falafel, and crêpes. The tour culminates in a sit-down dinner of boeuf bourguignon and crème brûlée at a Parisian brasserie. Bon appétit!
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  • 3 hours
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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

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Eat, shop, and sightsee like a true Parisian on this full-day tour of the City of Light. Soak up the glamour of Paris’ fashion district and historic shopping arcades, browse the stalls of a local market, and peek inside churches only known by locals. Follow your guide through the bustling neighborhood of Le Marais, passing Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. Along the way, taste a host of Parisian delights including macarons, pastries, cheese, wine, and French liquors. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Paris Secret Food Tour: Taste of Le Marais w/ Private Tour Option

Paris Secret Food Tour: Taste of Le Marais w/ Private Tour Option

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Taste for yourself why Paris is known as the world's gourmet capital with a walking food tour of the fashionable Le Marais district. Stroll through the charming medieval streets with a foodie guide, popping into the neighborhood’s best brasseries, boulangeries, and markets to sample French specialties like croissants, cheeses, croque monsieur, chocolates, and macarons. Top it all off with wine pairings and a tasty secret dish. Bon appétit!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Tastes Of Le Marais Food Experience: Private & Personalized

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Tastes Of Le Marais Food Experience: Private & Personalized

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Get a true taste of Parisian life while exploring the culinary delights of the Marais District with a local gourmand. Walking with a private guide for 3 hours, you’re introduced to French culture and cuisine in a way that’s difficult to achieve on your own. Wander into charming boulangeries, fromageries, patisseries, and charcuteries—even a classic creperie—while sampling gourmet specialties at each stop.
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  • 3 hours
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Le Marais Jewish Heritage Tour

Le Marais Jewish Heritage Tour

As you are dropped in front of the historic Hotel de Ville, your guide will accompany you through the Jewish and Parisian side of Le Marais. In the midst of the you will relish the taste of jewish heritage. There on, as you stroll through the history of the Quarters you will discover how this became the retreat of the Jewish community in Paris with the significance of each Jewish landmark passed. Venez Discover, brings the best out of each place by meticulously crafting each tour exclusively while taking care of our environment. We aim to bring the love, passion and interest for our planet in each tour or service provided to you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Le Marais District & Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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

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With its winding, cobblestoned lanes and centuries-old mansions, the Marais is the heart of historic Paris. Get up close and personal with the former royal neighborhood during this in-depth guided walking tour, which covers all the top highlights. Get a peek at the Place des Vosges, one of the oldest public squares in Paris, and explore the bustling Jewish quarter, following in the footsteps of Parisian nobility.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Paris French Sweet Gourmet Specialties Tasting Tour with Pastry & Chocolate

Paris French Sweet Gourmet Specialties Tasting Tour with Pastry & Chocolate

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Discover the cultural highlights and delectable bites of France’s capital on a culinary tour of Paris. Spend the afternoon strolling past the city’s iconic monuments with a guide and enjoy intermittent samples of pastries, chocolate and freshly baked bread. Listen to commentary of Paris’ rich heritage and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
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  • 3 hours
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Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais

Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais

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Dive into the gastronomic wonders of Paris on this tasting tour of the Marais. Explore the gay-friendly, eclectic district full of medieval architecture and Jewish-influenced eateries, and hear engaging historical commentary along the way. Crunch into a delicious baguette, try a macaron made by an esteemed pastry chef, and sample French liqueurs. Pass by top attractions including the Hôtel de Ville, Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, Rue des Rosiers, la Place des Vosges, and la Place de la Bastille. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Le Marais: Secret Stories & Invisible Details Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Le Marais: Secret Stories & Invisible Details Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Many visitors to Paris never explore farther than the iconic sights, but the City of Light is made up of a number of captivating neighborhoods. Discover one of the most fascinating with this self-guided audio tour of Le Marais. Set off at the time you choose to stroll through the picturesque streets, listening to details about the area’s history and culture and discovering delightful gardens, shops, and eateries as you go.
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  • 40 minutes
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Private Tour of Le Marais in Paris

Private Tour of Le Marais in Paris

Explore the winding streets of Le Marais on this 3-hour walking tour. Discover the secrets of this neighborhood as you admire its medieval architecture, charming cafés, and stylish boutiques and restaurants. Visit the Hôtel de Ville, Place des Vosges, Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis Church, and the historic Jewish quarter. Stop in a local café where your English-speaking guide will share food and travel recommendations.
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  • 3 hours
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Explore Le Marais like a local - Private walking tour

Explore Le Marais like a local - Private walking tour

Paris' Le Marais district is a fashionable neighborhood with an ancient history, marked by historic buildings and winding, cobblestoned streets. Discover the secrets of this must-visit neighborhood on a private, guided walking tour. Enjoy the full attention of your guide as you explore top area attractions—including Saint Paul Village, the Jewish Quarter, and the National Archives—with an itinerary designed by a local.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Le Marais Discovery Stroll - 3h Private Tour

Le Marais Discovery Stroll - 3h Private Tour

We will take you to one of Paris' most interesting, trendy and bohemian neighbourhoods! We start this walk at the historical Place de la Bastille. We will enter Le Marais to admire a 17th century Royal square (Place de Vosges) that houses a museum, fancy properties, art galleries, expensive restaurants and more! We will explore the area while admiring the contrast between the old Jewish quarter and the trendy Gay neighbourhood. Our tour finishes at a well known and controversial Contemporary Art museum.
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Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Le Marais Vegetarian

Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Le Marais Vegetarian

As local Parisians, we are extremely passionate about our local food, our city and its history. As such, we love to share with you the best French food and its unique culture. By booking the Secret Food Tours in Le Marais Vegetarian, you'll get to try delicious food and drink from across France, plus we will show you how to find the best shops and restaurants, and many other great local tips to make your experience truly memorable. As a private tour, everything works around you! Our start times are much more easy going, dates can open up. It's a much more intimate and cozy experience. No need to shout over other tourists, you will have every question answered, and leave feeling like a native yourself!
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  • 4 hours
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Le Marais Treasure Hunt - Kids & family Tour

Le Marais Treasure Hunt - Kids & family Tour

Discover the historic Marais neighborhood with this family-friendly alternative to a traditional guided tour. With a knowledgeable and engaging historian as your guide, you'll be charged with solving puzzles as you make your way through this medieval area. Visitors of all ages will hear stories about the people that shaped the Marais, from its medieval roots and its prime in the 17th century, through WWII and up until today. .
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  • 2 hours
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Gamified Discovery Walk in Paris: murders & mysteries of Le Marais

Gamified Discovery Walk in Paris: murders & mysteries of Le Marais

Are you into mysterious stories and dark city secrets? Then this discovery walk through Le Marais in Paris is for you! Learn about Marquise de Brinvillers and her poisonous murders, La Voisin and black magic, Queen Margot murdering her lover – and other infamous characters… Unlock their tales by solving fun location-based riddles and explore the secret side of Paris. This experience was created by Celine, a Pairs local, creative soul and travel enthusiast. This playful walk across Paris sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Le Marais or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group. This experience is available in English only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Shopping in Paris: Small-Group Fashion and Fragrance Insider Tour in the Marais

Shopping in Paris: Small-Group Fashion and Fragrance Insider Tour in the Marais

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Fashion mavens will delight in this small-group shopping tour of the Marais district of Paris — an artistic, historic quarter known as one of the city’s top designer destinations. Discover fabulous new finds to add to your wardrobe as your guide, a local fashion expert, leads you to the Marais’ hottest boutiques, perfumeries, and specialty shops. Numbers are limited to eight people for an intimate and customized shopping experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Ultimate Paris Food Tour

Ultimate Paris Food Tour

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Discover the few remaining family-run eateries in the Marais neighborhood of Paris with the insights of your local guide. Try classic French dishes, innovative pastries (patisserie), Jewish delicacies, and more as you visit both historical and modern-style eateries in this historical neighborhood. Learn about the stories behind French foods and the people who live and work in the district. Expect 12 tastings from eight dining establishments with enough samples to make a full meal.
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  • 3 hours
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$130.61
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Marais District 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Paris

Marais District 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Paris

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Discover the many delights of the Marais district on this private 2-hour walking tour in Paris. Stroll through the iconic Place de Vosges as a private guide sheds light on the Marais district’s colorful history. Pass sleek art galleries, busy bistros, and chic boutiques, and take in top attractions such as the Museum of Judaism and the Pompidou Center, Explore the Marais’ vibrant gay culture and admire fine views over famous sites including Anna Frank's garden, the Carnavalet Museum, and the Hotel de Ville.
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  • 2 hours
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$56.83
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Marais District Small-Group Walking Tour in Paris

Marais District Small-Group Walking Tour in Paris

Explore the Marais district of Paris, known for its architecture, stylish shops, cafes, and restaurants. With a guide, you'll take a walking tour around the neighborhood, listening to historical anecdotes and facts as you pass by attractions such as Place des Vosges, Hôtel de Ville, and Eglise Saint-Paul Saint-Louis and see the Jewish quarter. During the tour, enjoy a stop at a cafe to relax like a Parisian.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour: Secret Paris Tour in 2CV

Private Tour: Secret Paris Tour in 2CV

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See a hidden side of Paris during a private tour of the city in a vintage Deux Chevaux, an iconic French 2CV convertible. Let your private guide lead you away from the city's most famous sights for a tour of off-beat Paris. Travel through the Marais district to see some of the historic mansions. Find some of Paris' notable street art. Pass the elegant Place Vendôme. Select a tour start time that fits with your travel schedule, and enjoy exploring another facet of Paris.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Off the Beaten Track: Guided Bike Tour of Paris Local Districts and Stories

Off the Beaten Track: Guided Bike Tour of Paris Local Districts and Stories

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See Paris like a local as you pedal around its vibrant neighborhoods, lively markets and hidden sights on this small-group bike tour. Explore the famous Latin Quarter, the Jewish communities of Le Marais and the historic Place de la Bastille, as well as enjoying views of iconic landmarks like Notre-Dame Cathedral. With plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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