Stroll in the heart of the Marais

Parisian districts
Starting from the Saint-Paul Saint-Louis church, the oldest Jesuit art heirloom in Paris, you will then move to the Place des Vosges, the centre of this neighborhood during the Renaissance, where you can enjoy the soothing sound of its fountains and relax in the shade of its cool arcades. You will then take the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, earlier inhabited by weavers, and home to many magnificent private mansions amongst which, the Carnavalet Museum, dedicated to the history of Paris from ancient times to today. You will pass by the Philippe Auguste Tower, constructed in the 13th century, and you will finish your journey with the Hotel de Rohan and its beautiful stables, and the oldest palace in Paris, the Soubise.

This neighborhood will impress you with its architecture, as it is dotted with numerous private mansions (“hotels particuliers”) dating from when Henri IV made this an aristocratic neighbourhood. However, at the time of the Revolution, workmen and craftsmen, especially watchmakers, took over the place. The Marais owes its name to the old dry swamps on which it was built (marais means swamp in French) and is one of the few neighbourhoods in Paris, to not bear the famous Haussmann mark. These days, it is a very trendy neighborhood where several communities live harmoniously.

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Min. billing : 1 per person - Max per group : 25 per person

For preferential rates related to age, proof of identity will be required. Access may be refused in case of non compliance with the age limits.

Essential information

Health and safety measures related to COVID 19:
Wearing a mask (not provided) is recommended but not compulsory

Practical information :
- Meeting point : at the exit of metro station Saint-Paul (line 1)
- In case of bad weather, Cultival may postpone the visit.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.

A taste of the visit

"Visite du Marais"
Reviewed 26/10/2019 by LucieSchr
Une formidable visite du Marais grâce à Rita qui l’a incroyablement bien menée, en passant même de l’histoire de Paris à des histoires plus anecdotiques mais toujours très intéressantes. Elle a... » more

"Visite du quartier du Marais"
Reviewed 19/05/2019 by Marie Christine D
Très bonne prestation, la guide était très disponible, souriante, nous a donnés de très bonnes informations historiques tant des lieux que des personnages. Sortie très agréable. » more

Additional informations

  • Address
    • Parisian districts
    • 75000 Paris

Booking on demand


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