Le Marais Private Walking Tour

Paris, France

From $385.47

per group (up to 6)

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn how the Marias was transformed from a favorite haunt of nobility into one of Paris’s most chic and edgy neighborhoods on a private walking tour. Trace the history of this multifaceted district that's alternatively been the city's aristocratic haven, Jewish quarter, working-class slum, and now a destination for fine art, high fashion, and gourmet dining. Connect sights like Place de Vosges and the Pletzel area to the artistic and cultural heritage of the Marais as a private guide shares local anecdotes and hidden treasures.
  • Private, 2-hour walking tour of the Le Marais neighborhood in Paris
  • Learn the history behind Paris's most fashionable and artsy district
  • See highlights including Place de Vosges, Les Halles, and the Pletzel former Jewish quarter
  • Admire mansions once lived in by nobility
  • Led by an art historian guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Price is per group, up to six people

What's Included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 14 R. de Turbigo
    14 R. de Turbigo, 75001 Paris, France

    The guide will sport a red canvas tote bag

End point

  • Place de la Bastille
    Pl. de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France

    This tour ends at the place de la Bastille

What To Expect

Les Halles

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

4th Arr. - Hotel-de-Ville

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
9 reviews
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Mila was a wonderful tour guide!
Pamela_C, Aug 2022
Mila was a knowledgeable, friendly, and well-spoken tour guide. She was sensitive to our needs and wants and we would recommend her.
We enjoyed the historical...
Mary_R, Apr 2022
We enjoyed the historical context of our tour including the guide identifying landmarks we would not have otherwise noticed. An improvement would have been for the guide to have taken a minute at the beginning to orient us with a map as to what we were going to see. Thx
Excellent Tour!
Laurie_J, Jan 2020
Boris did a wonderful job showing us the beautiful Marais area. We toured old and new areas, learning about the history of the architecture, who worked and lived in the area hundreds of years ago as well as the gentrification of the area. My daughters and I enjoyed every minute of the tour and the interesting conversation with Boris who was very comfortable to chat with. Boris is very well educated on Paris, art and architecture - a perfect guide for this trip! We'll definitely recommend him to friends looking for any tours in Paris.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
hi there, thanks for the kind words - it was indeed a pleasure. I also enjoyed our conversation as you had a lot of interesting questions and thoughts to share. Hope to see you soon on some other visit! Kind regards, Boris, Paris in person private tours
Isadora’s Marais
Gerald S, Jun 2019
Our guide to a walking tour of the Marais was everything one could ask: a serious and impassioned student of the subject, the ability to communicate her knowledge in an engaging manner, inquisitiveness outside of her comfort zone, and a personable, flexible and gracious manner. No once over lightly here: bring your own A game. You cannot go wrong with Isadora in the Marais.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
hi there, thanks for the kind words. You were lucky to have Isidora as guide for Marais as she is a PhD in history of arts on the very topic of Marais and its cultural heritage - so a perfect person for the tour really. Both her and I hope to have you as a guest again, for our other tours. Kind regards, Boris, Paris in person private tours
Our 2-hour walking tour with Boris...
Michael T, Aug 2017
Our 2-hour walking tour with Boris was outstanding. He was incredibly knowledgeable and accomodated our requests to see certain points of interests. We would recommend this tour without reservation.
Stephanie was a fabulous tour guide...
Karen K, Jul 2017
Stephanie was a fabulous tour guide. We had the best time where she would tell us the stories behind the sites we were seeing. She also was able to relate things to her own life. We thoroughly enjoyed her and wished that she would have been our tour guide for the entire time we were in Paris.
Stephanie was a well-informed and...
dadbytown, Jun 2017
Stephanie was a well-informed and enthusiastic guide during the tour. She had carefully prepared an interesting walk with an overview of the area and numerous anecdotes relating to history and art.