Free tour from Le Marais to the Bastille

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

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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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 "Le Marais" neighborhood.

What will we do during the tour?

  • We are going to start at Place Pierre-Kauffmann, to visit an old street known as Rue des Bars, we will stop in front of what was the house of the former nuns, Daughters of the Cross.
  • We continue on our way to the Shoah Memorial, the first Jewish documentation center. We will see the still moving story of Jewish persecution during the Second World War, in Paris.
  • Then we changed the subject, we headed to 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:
    75004 Paris, France
    75004 Paris, France
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    We start from Place Pierre-Kauffmann. Use the following Google Map link https://maps.app.goo.gl/HskjECk7VXKoyxa36. The guide carries a WHITE FLAG WITH A RED FLAME (symbol of our team). He carries a Speaker and a bright smile and waits for them on the opposite sidewalk. The 2nd Meeting Point is in front of the Shoah Memorial. Use the following Google Map link https://maps.app.goo.gl/PBTvu9i5FDcorzRx5. The guide will be there with the group 15 minutes after the start time.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Rue des Barres
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Shoah Memorial
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hôtel de Sens
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Le Village Saint-Paul
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Passage Saint Paul
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Église Saint-Paul Saint-Louis
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Hotel Sully
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Place des Vosges
  • 9
    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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Isabel 17 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Me ha encantado
Gastón 17 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Muy buena información histórica!!
Mariana 16 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Nos encantó el recorrido, los lugares visitados, las historias contadas Eduardo excepcional!!! Muy recomendable
David 12 May 2024
Río Cuarto

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
El trayecto fue apropiado en cuanto a duración y exigencia. Eduardo se muestra permanentemente preocupado para brindar información y crear un buen clima en el tour. También provee datos valiosos que hicieron el camino muy ameno y entretenido.
Carina 12 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Forgot the name of the guide,its Cuban Very knowledgeable and made all tour interesting and very nice
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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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