Le Marais: Paris Hidden Gem, Jewish Quarter

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Total time
2 hours
English (check the booking calendar for availability)
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Meeting point
Exit of metro Saint Paul. Look for a guide with an yellow umbrella. Go to map
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Just beyond Notre Dame lies Le Marais, a neighbourhood that uniquely blends mediaeval charm with modern chic. Home to the Jewish and LGBT+ communities, it’s a Parisian favourite for its trendy shops, brunch spots, and vibrant nightlife. Le Marais’s roots stretch back to the 13th century when it was marshland, later becoming a noble district with magnificent mansions like Hôtel de Sens and Hôtel de Sully. Remarkably preserved from Haussmann’s renovations, it showcases Paris’s mediaeval and Renaissance history. Today, Le Marais is celebrated for its rich history, diverse culture, and art, drawing both locals and tourists to its scenic streets and historic sites.

Our tour highlights include architectural gems like Hôtel de Sully and the ancient Philippe Auguste Wall, lush hidden gardens, and the iconic Place des Vosges. Delve into Victor Hugo’s legacy, explore the vibrant Jewish quarter known as the Pletzl, and savour the area’s best flavours, from Jewish treats to the city’s finest falafel.

Join us on this 2-hour tour to uncover Le Marais’s best-kept secrets, from exquisite eateries and patisseries to museums and galleries, all while soaking up the unique atmosphere of this iconic Parisian quarter.

During the tour you will see and discover:

  • Hôtel de Sens

  • Ancient Parisian city walls

  • Village Saint Paul

  • Hôtel Sully

  • Place des Vosges and Victor Hugo’s House

  • Musée Carnavalet (Museum of the History of Paris)

  • The Pletzl (Jewish District) and Rue des Rosiers

Meeting Point
Exit of metro Saint Paul. Look for a guide with an yellow umbrella.

Booking is obligatory. Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

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