What's in our tour?
Le Marais is the great fashion and design district where Parisians shop for inspiration. Dive into the history, culture, and gastronomy of the neighborhood. Then buy all that inspiration and take it home.
With this package, Le BHV MARAIS treats you to exclusive benefits: an exclusive guided tour of le Marais, plus VIP shopping services at BHV MARAIS department store after the tour. All on the best day: Sunday! at 10 am. And now also on Wednesdays, at 2 pm.
- The Marais is best known today to be the fashion center of Paris where people’s culture and origins blend in a chic way. Back in Renaissance, kings and queens claimed this swamp to build magnificent aristocratic residences that still stand today.
- The Jewish community is another facet of le Marais. You can still find traditional pastries, pastrami and more delicious Jewish specialties as well as several synagogues.
- Walking through these small medieval streets you can find Rue des Rosiers and Rue Vieille du Temple were all the cafe terraces are specially designed to watch people walk by. It’s a rare case where pedestrians have taken over the streets walking from one shop to another with their hands full of shopping bags.
- Finish your visit at le BHV MARAIS, one of the oldest and most Chic Parisian Department stores, right in the heart of this neighborhood. The legend says that the owner saved Napoleon the III’s wife from falling from her horse and the Emperor rewarded him with enough money to expand and rent the rest of the building.
Where and when?
Our Le BHV Marais guided tour and shopping starts runs rain or shine, and lasts a relaxed 90 minutes. Sunday at 10 am and Wednesday at 2 pm.
The tour runs every day, closed on Dec. 24 & 25 only.
We meet in the center of place des Vosges, by the horse statue. Your guide will be in a pink vest. Closest metro stops: Saint-Paul (line 1) and Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8)
This tour ends at The BHV MARAIS main store, if available at the VIP lounge.
Large groups can request a private tour.
Why take this tour?
To discover the amazing and exclusive district of le Marais and to enjoy a real Parisian shopping experience!
€15/person includes the guided tour in Le Marais, plus the VIP welcome and a special bonus to do your shopping at the store.
Book with the “Book Now” button on the right side.
The guided tour is around 90 minutes. The shopping runs – as long as you wish!
Wheelchairs are welcome.
Ends in BHV Department Store, near metro Hôtel-de-ville (lines 1 and 11)
Look for our distinct pink vests