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Le Marais
Le Marais

Le Marais

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2,331 Reviews
Free admission
2 Rue Commines, Paris, France, 75003

The Basics

The best way to explore Le Marais is on foot; a walking tour or bike tour will take in the highlights, from the main square of Place des Vosges to the Pletzl, or the Jewish Quarter, of Rue des Rosiers. Alternatively, visit as part of a Paris tour that also neighborhoods such as Montmartre, the Latin Quarter, and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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Le Marais District & Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Le Marais District & Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
star-4.5
$88.74 per adult
Walking tour
Loved this tour! Francois was funny, knowledgeable, and answered all our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this district with Francois.
anyfortner, Jan 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

star-5
Great tour of Le Marais district!
ragoob, Feb 2020
Small group or Private Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
My tour was fantastic! First of all I was the only person who signed up and Urban Adventures still ran the tour - so it became a private tour. The tour guide Mich was so knowledgeable and interesting. He knew the best places for the 3 different pastries we tasted. We also did a wine and cheese tasting that was terrific. I highly recommend!
star-4
Great experience
maestreotero, Jan 2020
Le Marais Paris Food Tour
The guide was very kind. Different tastings were very good. The only thing, that the places were very distant and we have to walk a lot!!!
star-5
Awesome Tour
Roam261559, Jan 2020
Small group or Private Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
The tour was a great experience. The guide was very knowledgeable. We ate lot of food and drunk wine. Great Time.
star-5
Every moment in Paris is a dream
kccChicagoandVenice, Oct 2019
Le Marais Walking Tour with a Local Guide: Private & Personalized
Kaja, my guide was excellent. Her love of Paris is contagious. So knowledgable of every street, and every building. She makes you see the history of each little neighborhood with ease. Truly enjoyed my tour!
star-5
Great walking dinner tour!
MELINDA M, Sep 2019
Le Marais Paris Food Tour
Our guide was very knowledgeable about Parisian food and culture and she was a fun guide. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening!
star-5
Important history told by great guide
Pasd8j, Sep 2019
Le Marais District & Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
Le Marias District is loaded with history and impressive architecture. The Jewish Quarter tour is also well presented and informative. We added separately the Jewish museum which is excellent and close in proximity to the guided tour. Elana in particular was very knowledgeable, engaging and interactive. We had a rich experience with her as our guide and came away with a good grasp of the history of the neighborhood and Paris at large. We highly recommend this guided tour as it adds a different perspective to the usual sites in Paris.
star-5
Very nice walking tour
GlobeTrotting802649, Sep 2019
Small group or Private Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
Much thanks to Doina for being a kind, knowledgeable and charismatic guide. We walked around learning the history of the area, asking questions, and sampling different foods. At the last stop we sat down and had a few glasses of wine together. The group size was only 4 people.
star-4
Good intro to Parisian foods
genevabriggs1, Aug 2019
Le Marais Paris Food Tour
Rene provided great info on cheese making and wine tasting. Good variety of foods and quantities. Disappointed that Escargot and wine stop had to be skipped because restaurant was unexpectedly closed (tour company had confirmed that day). All the foods sampled were delicious .
star-5
Best tour
eleramm, Aug 2019
Small group or Private Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
Doina our guide was funny, friendly and regaled us with interesting Parisien history and great food! I would recommend this tour to anyone who had only a limited time in Paris. Unfortunately it was one of the hottest summer afternoons!
star-5
Great Tour, Great Food, Great Company
josmith1979, Feb 2020
Small group or Private Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
We had a great time on this tour. Mich was really knowledgeable about food but also about the city, the buildings and French history, all of which were covered. The food that we tried on the tour was also delicious. It should also be noted that we booked our tour for a Monday which is not usually a tourist day in Paris and Urban Adventures asked if we would move it but when we couldn't they honoured the booking and we ended up on an effectively private tour allowing us to set our own pace which was also great. Overall, would thoroughly recommend.
star-4
Loved the tour guide!!
Nfldfran, Sep 2019
Small group or Private Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
I totally loved the lady who was our tour guide. She was friendly, informative and very well versed in the history of the area of Paris that we toured. she also gave us the history of the pastries that we tasted during the tour and explained the significance. the tour itself is not what I was expecting....perhaps it should be re-named. I had envisioned frequent stops with small samples of cheese or wine or pastry at 7 or 8 different places. we did taste 3 different pastries, the first beginning about 45 minutes into the tour. we did not taste any wine or cheese during the tour. we went to a small bar at the end where we tasted wines (red and white) served with cheese and charcuterie plates.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfy shoes—the district is full of cobblestone lanes and steps.

  • Free Wi-Fi hotspots are located around Le Marais.

  • Many shops and restaurants in Le Marais are open on Sundays, but it’s worth checking ahead.

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How to Get There

Le Marais is located in Paris’ 3rd and 4th arrondissements on the Right Bank of the Seine River. Situated just across from the Ile de la Cité, the neighborhood is also a short walk from Notre Dame Cathedral. The closest Metro stations are Hôtel de Ville (Lines 1 and 11), Chemin Vert (Line 8), and Saint-Paul (Line 1).

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When to Get There

Le Marais is a lively place any day of the week, but many museums are closed on Mondays. The quietest time for shopping and sightseeing is on weekday mornings (many shops don’t open until 9am or 10am, so don’t arrive too early), but the neighborhood is most atmospheric at night, when the bars and restaurants are filled.

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Museums and Monuments of Le Marais

While art lovers come to Le Marais to admire bold street art and visit the Picasso Museum, other points of interest include the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Musée Cognacq-Jay, and the Le Centre Pompidou in the neighboring Beaubourg district. Also worth a visit is the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (hunting museum), the Musée Carnavalet (city history museum), the Maison de Victor Hugo, and the Musée des Arts and Métiers.

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