Trendy Marais Tour – Free Walking Tour


Free tour. Pay what you want at the end of the tour

This walking tour jumps back and forth between past and present, between aristocratic town-houses of 600 years ago, up-and-coming designer stores, and trendy spots where Parisians hang out, flirt, show themselves and even sometimes… shop.

 

The Tour

We meet outside a metro station located at the edge of the Paris Marais. We quickly jump into a unique world.

We visit Place des Vosges, private gardens, and back alleys. This Marais walking tour focuses less on tourist landmarks and more on authentic details, private homes and sophisticated shops and art galleries.

Depending on guests’ particular interests that day, the tour may focus more on Jewish culture, old architecture, fashion – or a bit of everything.

The tour concludes by the shores of the river Seine, near metro stations Saint-Paul and Hotel-de-ville.

 

Highlights

  • Refined town-houses of the French aristocracy – and tales of their escapades and life styles
  • Places des Vosges and secluded parks and gardens where Parisians stroll
  • Hotel de Sully: the stunning gem you do not see coming
  • Paris’ ‘good-looking only’ bar
  • The ever-changing Jewish pletzl
  • The fashion stores that set the trend one year ahead – and how to stay ahead of them

 

Why take this tour

Marais shows French art de vivre at its best.
Your native guide also uncovers the secrets of this maze – whether for shopping, eating, sightseeing etc.

 
This is the meeting place for our Trendy Marais Tour


This is a free walking tour (you pay the guide what you want at the end of the tour), and no reservation is needed.

Walks-ins are always welcome.
Be at the Marais tour meeting point 5 minutes early.

If you wish to book in advance, use the booking calendar on the right side of this page.
 

Want to treat your family to a private tour?

Groups of friends, families, and school groups looking for an opportunity to share private time together often reserve a private guide.

A Marais tour with a private guide is €140 (up to 20 guests advised).
For small groups of up to 4 guests, we offer a discounted rate of €110.
Email: private.paris(at)discoverwalks.com
 

Groups 8 or more please book in advance

Help us keep our tours small, parties of 8 and more please book 48 hours in advance.
Email: groups.paris(at)discoverwalks.com
 

Wheelchairs

Wheelchair accessible tour.

 
This is the meeting place for our Trendy Marais Tour

Schedule

Marais walking Tours start on time every day at 2.30 pm rain or shine and last a leisurely 90 minutes.

Startin May 1 this tour will also run at 5pm

Every day, closed on Dec. 24 & 25 only.

We meet outside metro station Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (line 8) at street level, by the green pharmacy cross sign.
This tour ends near metro stations Saint-Paul and Hotel-de-ville.

Special deal with Hotel Jardins du Marais: pick-up in lobby at 2:15pm daily.
Marais Tour:
 

Look for our distinctive pink vests.


This is a free walking tour of Paris – you pay what you want at the end of the tour.

Reservations are not needed – walk-ins are welcome, present yourself 5 minutes before start.

In order to see more on this tour, we do not spend time going inside every building.

 
This is the meeting place for our Trendy Marais Tour

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Booking services provided by Insider Travel


See the Google map Marais Tour map

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Starts

outside metro Saint-Sebastien-Froissard (line 8), at street level (by the pharmacy)

When

2:30 pm every day rain or shine
+ tour at 5pm starting May 1

Metro station

Saint-Sebastien-Froissard

Additional information

Average tip on this tour: €12
Average time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Ends near metro Hotel de Ville


Look for our distinct pink vests