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Le Marais - the beating heart of Paris - Small group free tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 07, 2023

We are Charing Cross. We aim to make each tour an intimate, authentic Parisian experience. Our average group size is 10 - 15 guests, and we try to keep a max of 22 guests/guide. Also, our tours are all designed and run by local Parisians. No expat to run your tour! We give you the tourist must-sees and also the Paris of the Parisians.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Le Marais is the #1 discovery of every visitor to Paris.

It is where tourists want to stay on their next trip. And where Parisians dream to live.

Why? Because of its unique mix.

Old stones and elegant buildings, side-by-side with trend-setting stores and exciting places to hang. "next year's fashion is in Le Marais now" is the common saying.

On this tour, we promise small groups for an intimate experience.

We will see "Jewish Paris", aristocratic mansions, secluded gardens, and beautiful people. History and Trendy.

The guides base their comments on their personal experience. You get the stories behind the buildings, you hear what Le Marais means for a Parisian, you get pulled by the sleeve off-the-tourist-path.

Do not miss Le Marais!

Our commitments include: 
* small groups
* English-language tour led by a true local (no expat freshly off the plane)
* a mix of landmarks and hidden gems. Royal "Place des Vosges," secluded "hôtel Sully", Jewish "rue des rosiers", and the "talk-of-the-town" trendy 
* 90 to 100 minutes. Not too long, not too short
* accessible route. this tour is compatible for wheelchairs 
* average group size is 9. Average tip is €12.95

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pont Marie, 75004 Paris, France
    Pont Marie, 75004 Paris, France
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    Meet outside metro station Pont Marie, at street level (metro line 7). Guide wears a pink vest. We walk rain or shie. If you drive, program "jardin Albert Schweitzer" in your GPS, then walk to Pont-Marie metro station exit. If you are late, go to 1 rue du figuier street. Guide is in our PINK VEST.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Sully Hôtel Ste

    in Marais, a "hotel" is not a hotel. it is... something else. you do not want to miss seeing it

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Place des Vosges

    the #1 highlight of Le Marais. Historically the first square in Paris. Elegant. Low-key. Sophisticated.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Le Village Saint-Paul

    a hidden gem tourists don't see.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Hôtel de Sens

    crazy architecture. all the way from the middle ages.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Seine river

    in Le Marais, you see with your own eyes how the river Seine shaped and defined Paris.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Rue des Rosiers

    the heart of Jewish Paris. historic. atmospheric. and very attractive.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Rue du Bourg Tibourg

    fashion row. they say "next year's fashion is on display today in Le Marais".

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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Tim 07 Apr 2024
Frankfurt

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Vielen Dank für die Tour, es hat wirklich Spaß gemacht!
Marsha 03 Apr 2024
Portland

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Thomas was a very knowledgeable and professional guide. He shared excellent information. I would highly recommend this tour with Thomas
Irna 01 Apr 2024
Gibsonia

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
90-100 minutes was perfect for us! It kept me interested.
Jane 01 Apr 2024
Chicago

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Great walk and very informational. We had fun
Natalie 31 Mar 2024
Livingston

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Engaging and very knowledgeable guide Made tour enjoyable by adults and a 13 year old.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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