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Free Walking Tour: Gems of the Marais

Your Guru: Laurent
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4.6
14 ratings
  • Paris
  • Available in English
  • 2h and 30min

About the Guru

Bonjour. My name is Laurent, I'm a French native, passionate about history in general, and the history of Paris in particular. Let me take you on a walk through the great and small monuments and streets of the city.

Bonjour. My name is Laurent, I'm a French native, passionate about history in general, and the history of Paris in particular. Let me take you on a walk through the great and small monuments and streets of the city.

About the Tour

The Marais is one of the oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods in Paris. 

It flourished during the 17th Century when aristocrats built sumptuous townhouses close to the royal residences of St Pol and the Tournelles. It declined after the events of the French revolution and remained largely untouched by the transformations of the 19th Century. Since the 1960’s, it has regained public interest and is now an important cultural hub. 

We will start at City Hall. Our walk will take us to Saint-Gervais and Saint-Paul Saint-Louis churches, Hotel de Sens, Place des Vosges, Rue des Rosiers, the national archives, and Carnavalet museum. We will look at the social and historical significance of these landmarks. 

We will also visit the Anne-Frank Garden, a hidden park on rue des Rosiers, and a few of the small, often hidden gardens around the Marais. 

Book a tour with me, and I'll show you around some of the most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods in central Paris.  

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I will meet you in front of the City Hall Post Office (la Poste de l'Hôtel de Ville). When on the square, facing city hall, it's on the left-hand side of the building.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (14)

4.6
By category
Professionalism
4.85
Fun
4.38
Expression
4.54
Quality
4.69
Route
4.77
Gaynor
10 Aug 2022 Torquay
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Laurent was kind and patient

Barbara
06 Aug 2022 Milan
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Travelled in family - Aug 2022

Laurant is a great guru, very, very well prepered and help made us discover wonderfull places that you won't see in a classic tour. He is really passionate for history and is able to transfert his passione to others.

Maria
06 Aug 2022 Iași
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

Very nice tour with great explanations coming from a pleasant and well-documented person!

Victoria
04 Aug 2022 Paris
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

dimphna
31 Jul 2022 Les Belleville
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022

Laurent was a really nice guide! He took us to several really cool places, hidden away in the city centre of Paris. We were very happy with the tour and will recommend to all!

Response from Laurent
Thank you so much. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Paris and will come back soon.
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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!