What's in our tour?
This Paris marais tour jumps back and forth between past and present, between aristocratic town-houses of 400 years ago, up-and-coming designer stores, and trendy spots where Parisians hang out, flirt, show themselves and even sometimes… shop.
We meet at #111 boulevard Beaumarchais, outside the store called MERCI. 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 Paris Marais tour concludes by the shores of the river Seine, near metro stations Saint-Paul and Hotel-de-ville.
In order to see more on this tour, we do not spend time going inside each building.
- 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
Where and when?
Marais walking Tours start on time every day at 2.30 pm rain or shine and last a leisurely 90 minutes.
From May 1 to October 15 this tour will also runs at 5pm
Every day, closed on Dec. 24 & 25 only.
We meet at #111 boulevard Beaumarchais, outside the store called MERCI.
Closest metro is Saint Sebastien Froissart line 8.
This tour ends near metro stations Saint-Paul and Hotel-de-ville.
Groups of 8 and more please book. We advise large parties to book a private tour. In the interest of all guests, we reserve the right to accommodate or to turn down large groups.
Why take this tour?
This Free Paris Marais tour 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 a free Marais 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 button on the right side of this page.
Privatize this tour
Groups of friends, families, and school groups looking for an opportunity to share private time together often reserve a private guide.
A private tour is €125 or €240
Wheelchair accessible tour.