Free tour

Free tour from Le Marais to the Bastille

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Es-París
Quality Verified Registered on December 22, 2022

👋 Hey, greets you "Es-Paris Tours". Our house specializes in alternative free tours in Paris, for the English and Spanish-speaking public (other languages ​​very soon). We want to show you those other corners and secrets of the authentic Paris that are not part of the typical tours of the city of light. We always we update you on the events and news of the city to help you. We work to give you an ideal experience. Come with us and we will put Paris at your feet.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

We wonder why no one brings tourists to this place.

Why only true Parisians enjoy that medieval Paris that still exists. That medieval Paris with narrow streets, dead-end routes at first glance that lead to little-known temples, secret passages, squares and gardens of the former Kingdom of the Franks and a prison that, although no one could see it, everyone knows it.

You want to enter that secret Paris, from when it was not yet the city of light but the opposite. Well, welcome to this free tour of the "Les Marais" neighborhood.

What will we do during the tour?

  • Let's start in the gardens of the Hotel de Sens. Let's talk about that medieval palace where Queen Margot lived. Who was this queen?
  • Of course we will see the main access to the palace and see if you discover on its façade a date engraved in such graffiti at the end of 3 bloody nights.
  • Then enter the town of San Paul with us. Yes, as you hear it, a town inside Paris . How is it possible, we will tell you there.
  • And it was time to do magic. We have the challenge of entering a dead end and leaving it without turning around . WHAT CRAZY 🤣.
  • Then they will open the doors of a palace to us: the Sully Hotel allows tour members to access its interior and gardens, under one condition, we cannot go back once inside, we have to find another exit.
  • Ready to go? You will be surprised by the place it takes us to. A royal square and from it to another square, we arrive at the Bastille.

These are just some clues of what we will do on this almost 2-hour tour where there is no time for anything other than marveling.

Stop doing the same old tours when you come to Paris. You deserve something different and authentic. Come with this team of 5 Guides who call us Es-París.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Quartier Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris, France
    Quartier Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris, France
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    We start from the Garden of the Hôtel de Sens. On Google Map it appears as Free Tour Es-Paris. The guide carries a WHITE FLAG WITH A RED FLAME (symbol of our team). He carries a Speaker and a bright smile. The 2nd Meeting Point is in front of the main entrance of the "Hôtel de Sens" palace. The guide will be there with the group 15 minutes after the start time.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Hôtel de Sens
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Le Village Saint-Paul
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Passage Saint Paul
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Église Saint-Paul Saint-Louis
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Hotel Sully
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Place des Vosges
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Place de la Bastille

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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EDU FREIRE 06 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Un barrio único entras por una callejón y sales a un templo y cosas así de locas y sorprendentes. París no deja de sorprender. Gracias Eduardo por este tour.
Édyan 06 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Muy recomendable si quieres ver algo distinto de París
Es-París 06 Dec 2023

Excelente tour por un barrio que realmente desconocía en París. He venido varias veces a la ciudad y nunca me había perdido entre callejones y pasajes secretos. Eduardo es un estupendo personaje para tenerlo de guía.
Michael 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Guide not present at start. No other walkers present. Was it cancelled? I had no notification.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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