Join us on our specially designed family tour as you discover the secret of the Parisian’s favorite part of Paris. Le Marais is not only one of the most historic districts of Paris, but nowadays also one of the most fashionable. Here, gorgeous architecture rubs shoulders with striking street art, cuttng edge fashion and charming medieval streets. This 2.5 hour walking tour has been specially designed so that is suitable for all ages and can be enjoyed by all the family, including young children.
Not only do the Parisians adore the Marais, most visitors also fall in love with this very special part of the city. Combining centuries of history, sumptuous architecture, cutting edge fashion, world-class museums and art galleries and an amazing restaurant scene with some of the best street art in the city to keep younger visitors entertained, the Marais has something for everyone!
Napoleon III tore down most of the old city of Paris in the 1860’s, replacing it with the wide boulevards and elegant architecture that we see throughout the rest of the city, but the Marais was spared and retains the old world charm of narrow, winding streets, hidden courtyards and beautiful medieval and Renaissance mansions. Your guide will show you some of the most charming squares in the city, surrounded by lavish mansions where the wealthiest royal courtiers lived. See the the Hotel de Sens, a magnificent palace built in 1500 and the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful squares in the city and a favorite picnic spot in summer. Discover cutting edge boutiques on the rue des Francs Bourgeois and stroll by the café terraces where the fashionable hang out by day and by night. Visit the traditional Jewish quarter, where you can taste the best falafel in the city and don’t forget to check out some of the newest and best pastry shops in the city! Along the way, younger visitors can keep their eyes open for all kinds of street art - from space invaders to painted murals, decorated street signs and pasted paper art, there is something to spot on every corner!
Walk past the famous Centre Pompidou, so scandalous when it was first built, now loved by locals and visitors alike - home to the largest museum of modern art in Europe. See the fairytale architecture of Paris’ City Hall, and end your tour with a stroll by the riverside. Dynamic and modern, yet steeped in history and overflowing with charm, the Marais is the perfect place to wander, accompanied by a passionate local guide, and soak up the atmosphere of contemporary and historical Paris. We’re sure you’ll want to come back again and again.
Specially designed materials for children will be provided to ensure that younger members of the family are able to participate every step of the way. Our guides are all fully licensed and specialised in leading tours for groups of all ages.