Marais Tour

20€ per person

Discover one of the oldest and most charming neighborhoods in Paris.  The Marais district showcases some fascinating sights as well as up-scale shopping, excellent restaurants, and more.  See the beautiful town-houses of the French aristocracy. Hear the tales of their escapades and their lifestyles. Discover the Jewish Marais and grab a bite to eat at one of the many falafel stands. This neighborhood is where Paris seamlessly blends the past and the present.

2 Hours
Groups of 10 or less+
  • Meeting Location
    Hotel de Ville Metro (Lines 1, 11)
  • Distance Walked
    2.3 miles / 3.7 kilometers
  • Duration
    2 Hours
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. It is suggested to bring a poncho or small umbrella in case of rain.
  • Included
    Marais Tour
    Small Group Size
    Native English Speaking Guide
  • Not Included
    Food and Drinks
    Entry Fees to Attractions

Hotel de Ville

The governmental center of Paris, this building and the large open square in front are steeped in history dating back over one thousand years.


Place des Vosges

Formerly a royal residence, this is the oldest planned square in Paris.  Home to Victor Hugo and one of the most beautiful parks in Paris, this is a  must see!


Rue des Rosiers - Jewish Quarter

This narrow street in the heart of Jewish Marais is filled with authentic food shops, bakeries, and high end shopping.  For a completely unique Parisian experience, this is a must see!


Hotel de Sully

This decadent mansion, owned by a friend of the king, has several hundred years of history and absolutely beautiful gardens, which are open to the public.


Place de la Bastille

A monumental column stands where the infamous Bastille prison once stood.  Learn the fascinating history of the prison and its role in the French Revolution.


Other Highlights Include:

Saint Paul Village, Medieval Hotel de Sens, Oldest homes in Paris, Saint Paul Saint Louis Church, and more!  View the gallery to see photo highlights of the Marais Tour.


March to October: 

Monday - 3:30pm

Tuesday - 12:30pm

Friday - 9:00am

Sunday - 9:00am and 5:30pm

November to February

Tuesday - 10:00am

Sunday - 1:00pm

Do we need reservations for the tours?

Yes, reservations are required.  We require reservations to make sure that all tours have 10 or less guests.  With this maximum capacity, we can make sure that your experience is the best it can be!

How can I pay for the tour?

A valid credit or debit card is required to reserve your tour. You must reserve a spot ahead of time online and all purchases must be completed one hour before the tour begins.  All payments are subject to the Terms and Conditions listed on the reservation page. Using the calendar to the right, select the desired date of your tour and then click "Register now for:" whichever tour you would like.  Follow the instructions on the following page.  You will receive a confirmation email when finished with a link to the meeting location.  

How long does the tour last?

The Marais Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.  

When are Marais Tours available?

Please click on the "schedule" tab above to see the weekly schedule.  

Do the tours operate in the rain?

Yes! The tours will operate in all weather conditions.  We advise all guest to carry a small umbrella or poncho because it can rain at anytime in Paris!  

Can I change the date of my tour?

We will try everything we can to re-book you on another available tour.  All you need to do is email with your confirmation information and our staff will help you reschedule your tour.  Please remember that you are still subject to our cancellation policies.  

What is your cancellation policy?

You may cancel your tour at anytime up to 72 hours before the start of the tour.  Prior to 72 hours before the start of the tour, you will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given if you cancel within 72 hours of the start of the tour.  We will make every effort possible to re-book you on a different tour for no extra charge but refunds will not be given at any time.  If for any reason we at Paris By Foot cancel your tour, you will receive a full refund immediately.