Why you'll love this

Explore a classically hip Parisian quartier on this small group tour

Retrace the history of the Marais from the medieval times

Discover the illustrious private mansions and squares from the 1600's

Pinpoint the area's best shops and restaurants for the end of your tour

What's included

Dazzling arrays of private mansions, hidden courtyards & gardens

Fascinating stories from an engaging local Marais specialist

Vibrant scenes of today's Paris set against breathtaking backdrops

About guide

Knowing Paris inside-out comes with years of exploring, but above all a passion for discovering all the magic that a city has to offer. Our city guides are selected for their insatiable love for Paris, and their desire to share it with our visitors. Leaving no stone unturned, our guides are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that those who explore with them get to discover the Paris that truly makes them tick.


Dive deep into Paris’ trendiest district and explore one of the most historical quartiers of the City of Light. Discover historical private mansions once home to the nobility, tucked away gardens, charming Medieval streets and picture perfect squares that most Parisians don’t even know about!

A perfect Parisian blend of scenic architectural backdrops, trendy modern style, local fashion boutiques, lovely Parisian cafés and mouth-watering eateries. Escape the crowd and find out about the Marais’ hidden treasures and hear some fun historical anecdotes that will only enhance the magic of this fascinating neighborhood. Highlights include the Hôtel de Ville, historical private mansions, Place des Vosges, St.Paul & St. Louis Church, and parts of the bustling Jewish quarter.

The itinerary

Your trip through the heart of the historic Marais will begin at the Hotel de Ville, after which you’ll be led into a secret locals-only series of courtyards, which is one of the most charming and overlooked parts of the Marais. You’ll then arrive at the elegant Place des Vosges before entering the heart of the historical Jewish quarter, the charmingly medieval Rue des Rosiers. Next up is the Marais’ most gorgeous secluded garden that most Parisians don’t even know about, ideal for picture perfect souvenirs and a snack after your tour!

Meeting point & walking distance

Meeting point: Café Relais de l'Hôtel de Ville, 50 rue de Rivoli, Paris


Does this include entry into the monuments or museums of the Marais?

Although this tour stops in front of museums, due to time constraints we won’t be entering inside. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of fantastic history embedded in the streets of the Marais!

I’m a solo traveler. Can I join a group?

We need a minimum of 2 participants to run this tour. If you’re booking for one person, you may be asked to wait until at least one other traveler has signed up. Feel free to contact our customer service team and give them your travel dates so they can better assist you.

I don’t wish to join a group. Can I make this tour private?

As with all of our Wander catalog, we provide this tour as a private tour in our Signature catalogue.

Is the tour free for infants/children?

The tour is free for children under 5 years old. Our rate for youth then applies for all youth of 17 and younger. 


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$42.38 per person

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  • Flexible cancellation policy
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  • Real-time assistance with a local team
  • VIP skip the line access
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Kavita M


We did the Marais walk with Pierre Yves and he made it come alive! From history to street art to monuments to tips on food....We would definitely do it again!

Roxie H


Very informative and enjoyable.

Clif C


Pierre was very knowledgeable about the Marais area. He was informative and helped put the sites into a historical perspective. Well done from beginning to end.

Lorraine B


It was a pleasure working with Melanie. She was very knowledgeable and quite pleasant as well. And I loved the content of the tour through the cobblestone streets and out of the way courtyard

Niccole M


Christina was great. We were fortunate enough to be the only people on this tour and when we explained what we were doing that afternoon by way of another tour and what we had done earlier in