Le Marais free walking tour

Trendy Marais tour, mansions and fashions

90 min / FREE TOUR - TIP-SUPPORTED
10am on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.

booking is required

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 “square Albert Schweitzer” garden (near Métro station Pont-Marie at street level at 18 rue de l’hôtel de ville).

Right away, our Le Marais walking tour throws you into a unique world that mixes together history, culture, fashion and refined lifestyle.

The Marais includes landmarks that every guidebook calls a must-see: place des Vosges, the Holocaust Memorial, the house of Victor Hugo, hotel de sully (not a hotel but a grand mansion), rue des rosiers, and hotel de ville.

But most important, we built this Marais walking tour into a collection of so many of the small gems that give Le Marais its one-of-a-kind personality: secluded mansions, prestigious trendy shops, art galleries, LGBT landmarks, hard-to-find gardens, and quaint medieval old stones.

We finish the Paris Marais tour by the banks of the river Seine, close to Notre Dame, hotel-de-Ville, and the Pompidou Center. To see more on this free tour, we do not spend time going inside each building. The area is best explored by foot, Le Marais is the ultimate walking tour.

Highlights

  • Le Marais must-sees that every guide-book recommends: Place des Vosges, medieval Paris, the aristocratic garden of hôtel de Sully, and Victor Hugo’s first house before he even wrote Les Mis
  • Lifestyle landmarks that you have to experience: trend-setting stores, walking streets, LGBT landmarks, and unique food “landmarks”.
  • Insane stories: how French aristocrats lived in Le Marais. What happened to Le Marais during the French Revolution. And the famed architect who wanted to raze Le Marais and put an end to walking.

Where and when?

Our walking tour of le Marais runs at 10am on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.

We meet outside “square Albert Schweitzer” garden, near Métro station Pont-Marie (metro line 7) at street level (at 18 rue de l’hôtel de ville).

This tour ends near Metro stations hôtel-de-ville (line 4) and Rambuteau (line 11).

Advanced 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 7 and more.

Why take this tour?

So you don’t get lost in this maze! Let a born-and-raised local take you from the house of Victor Hugo to Jewish Paris to Place des Vosges in just 90 minutes.

So you an experience the Parisian art de vivre at its best.

All for free, with this free Paris Marais walking tour. Book in advance.

Price

This is a free tour of le Marais. You pay the guide what you want at the end of the tour.

Reservations are required.

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.

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.

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Other information

Wheelchair accessible tour.

Meeting point for Le marias walking tour

Starts

We meet outside « square Albert Schweitzer » garden near metro station Pont-Marie (18 « rue de l'hôtel-de-ville » street).

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When

10am on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.

Metro station

Closest metro station: Pont-Marie (line 7)

Additional information

All tours are in English

Average tip on this Marais tour: €12
Average time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Average number of guests 14

Ends near metro stations Rambuteau and Hôtel-de-ville

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