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Le Marais

The Marais, or the “Marsh”, is a historical quarter situated in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements (districts) in central Paris. It neighbours the quartiers of Chatelet-Les Halles and Bastille. This Quarter was built in the 12th Century on an old branch of the Seine. After drying up, the marshes were cultivated by religious communities and transformed into vegetable gardens to provide food for Paris citizens. The religious military order of the Templars built on top of this land. This zone thereby became the outskirts of Paris. Where is the oldest house in Paris? At 51 Rue de Montmorency, it is the Nicolas Flamel tavern, built in 1407. In the 17th Century, the Place Royale (to be renamed the Place de Vosges in 1800) was built to welcome French nobility into red-brick and white stone hotels, beautiful buildings typical of Paris. The house of Victor Hugo, which has been turned into a museum, is at number 6, Place de Vosges. It was here that he wrote a large part of the famous book “Les Misérables”. Other hotels in the area have also been converted into museums, such as the Musée Carnavalet or the Musée Picasso. Just nearby, in charming little historical streets, live shops, bars and art galleries, the place for go out. There is also the famous Rue des Rosiers, with its restaurants and kosher butchers. This street is the main artery of the Jewish district of Paris and also where the gay community is based. Furthermore the Marais is without a doubt one of the most fashionable Quarters of Paris, that you must visit. Let yourself be swept off your feet in the Marais with Pariscityvision.com during the walking tour  of the Marais area : a Village in Paris, or aboard one of our minibus for a Paris Discovery tour.

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Full-Day Excursion: Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles, Paris City Tour, Seine Cruise, and the Eiffel Tower skip-the-line

Day trip. In the morning, guided tour of the Palace of Versailles, and a free stroll in the gardens. Lunch at noon in Paris followed by an open-top bus tour to discover the landmark monuments. Guided cruise on the Seine and visit of the Eiffel Tower, with a view over the rooftops of Paris from the 2nd floor.

From €160.00 See details

Foodie Marais, Wine & Pastries

Taste some delicious French wines, mouth-watering pastries and irresistible cheese & charcuterie on this tour of the best-preserved medieval area of Paris: le Marais!

From €78.00 See details

Marais Pastry & Chocolate Tour

Spend a tasty afternoon in the Marais quarter of Paris, where you'll not only learn about the history of this colorful neighborhood, but also get to taste some of its sweetest desserts

From €95.00 See details

Walking Food Tour of the Marais

Discover the secrets of the Marais district, renowned for its old mansions, art galleries & trendy fashion shops! Indulge yourself in the oldest indoor market in Paris, the "Marché des Enfants Rouges".

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Tour of Paris, Seine Cruise, and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

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An open-top bus tour of Paris to discover the great monuments of the city: Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a cruise on the Seine (starting near the Trocadero gardens) and lunch at the Eiffel Tower restaurant.

From €99.00 See details

City Tour of Paris

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City tour of Paris in an open-top tour bus to see all the sights. Admire the facades of the Louvre museum, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, City Hall... Audio guides included.

From €21.00 See details

Hop on Hop off & Boat Pass - buses every 10 minutes

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Ideal for visiting Paris over two days, at your convenience. Hop on an open-top bus or river boat (Batobus) and see the finest Paris monuments: Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Hotel des Invalides, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Prés...

From €46.00 See details

Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower Visit, Paris City Tour, and Seine Cruise

Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower Visit, Paris City Tour, and Seine Cruise
(14 reviews)

Discover the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a magnificent view over the rooftops of Paris from the 2nd floor. Includes an open-top bus tour and a cruise on the Seine past some of the city’s finest monuments: the Louvre museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Orsay museum, and more.

From €66.00 See details

Guided Tour: Historical Paris + Notre-Dame de Paris

Discover the Notre Dame Cathedral and take a guided tour in a luxury coach to discover the Latin Quarter and the Marais, two historic neighborhoods of Paris. Transfer by boat to the Ile de la Cité.

From €63.00 See details

Paris by Night in a Small Group

Paris by Night in a Small Group Private tour
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Small groups or private tours. Paris city tour by minibus with an experienced driver guide who will show you the landmark monuments of Paris lit up. Transport from and to your place of accommodation in Paris.

From €70.00 See details
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