What's in our tour?
This Marais walking tour shows what Paris is so good at: blending past and present. In Marais, we keep navigating between old mansions and newest fashion.
We meet outside Métro station Pont-Marie at street level (at 18 rue de l’hôtel de ville). Right away we jump into a unique world that mixes together history, culture, and fashion.
Landmarks on this tour include: jardin des archives, « Ma Tante », the Jewish pletzl, place Saint-Paul, and LGBT Marais. But this Marais walking tour also takes you to what makes the unique personality of the Marais : art galeries, secluded mansions, and quaint old stones.
The Paris Marais tour finishes by the banks of the river Seine, half-way to isle saint-Louis island and to Bastille.
To see more on this free tour, we do not spend time going inside each building.
- Refined town-houses of the French aristocracy. And tales of their escapades and their lifestyles
- The ever-changing Jewish pletzl of Paris
- Food trends : what hip Parisians eat today
- The fashion stores that set the trend one year ahead – and how to stay ahead of them
- And landmarks that include some of the following, each day is different : iconic places des Vosges, hidden treasures Sully and Sens mansions, jardins des archives nationales, and gardens where Parisians like to stroll
Where and when?
Our walking tour of le Marais starts on time at 10am, rain or shine, and runs a relaxed 90 minutes.
We meet outside Métro station Pont-Marie at street level (at 18 rue de l’hôtel de ville).
Pont-Marie is on Métro line 7.
This tour ends near metro stations hôtel-de-ville (line 4) and Rambuteau (line 11).
Booking is required. We advise large groups to book a private tour. In the interest of all guests, we reserve the right to accommodate or to turn down groups of 8 and more.
Why take this tour?
This Free Paris Marais tour shows an insider’s insight into Parisian art de vivre at its best.
And because only a born-and-raised local can help you navigate the secrets of this maze.
HOT DAY SPECIAL: We walk in the shade as much as possible and every tour makes frequent stops for water. EXCLUSIVELY WITH DISCOVER WALKS.
This is a free walking tour of Marais. You pay the guide what you want at the end of the tour.
Reservations are not required, and walks-ins are welcome.
Join the tour meeting point 5 minutes before start.
If you wish to book this tour, use the booking button on the right side of this page.
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Privatize this tour
Groups of friends, families, and school groups often reserve a private guide for this Marais tour. Budget is €125 to €240, depending on duration, group size and itinerary.
Wheelchair accessible tour.