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Culture and gastronomy tour in the Marais

Availability: Every day
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English, French
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • A unique experience to lift the veil on the district’s secrets
  • See Île de la Cité, Notre-Dame and Elizabeth II flower market
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Marquise de Sévigné
  • Visits to the local shops, taste French cheese
What to expect

The Marais is one of the most vibrant, typical and varied districts in Paris, as well as being one of the oldest. Its diverse, well-preserved architecture bears witness to the different periods in history it has lived through. The area is an important cultural hub to this day, having rubbed shoulders with the greatest names in French arts and culture.

Our tour starts on Île de la Cité and will take in views of Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Elizabeth II flower market and many other monuments and places where the very history of Paris was made. Stepping over the Seine River, we will venture into the Vieux Marais, whose charmingly picturesque architecture and colourful streets are instantly recognizable.

We will then retrace the footsteps of some of the illustrious names who helped shape the district's history, including Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac. Our path will take us to the oldest square in Paris, the Place des Vosges, in the footsteps of the Marquise de Sévigné.

Last but not least, we'll head to Louis XIII square to enjoy our picnic made of fresh products bought during our visits to the local shops.

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What's included
  • Picnic with typical French products i
  • Drinks and food tasting
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Extras
Meeting point:

Meet us at the angle of rue d'Arcole and rue du Cloître-Notre-Dame

What to remember
  • We will stop several times to enjoy the atmosphere and the context
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  • Everyday
    Departure at 11.00am and 5.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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