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Walk Through History in Le Marais

Historical walking tour in Le Marais
Experiences, Guided Tours

Historical Walking Tour in the Hippest Part of Paris

This guided walk through one of Paris’s hippest ‘hoods takes you through charming city squares as your local guides share with you the fascinating history of this fashionable area.

2-8 people
2 hours
English – French

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Follow local guides Frederic and Nikki of TheWaysBeyond through the city squares and alleyways of Le Marais as you retrace the history of this iconic Parisian neighborhood. If many today consider Le Marais a must-see on any trip to Paris, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, in the early 20th century, this district was a real no-go zone! Rarely have decadence and poverty been such close neighbors!

As Frederic and Nikki lead you from the Place des Vosges to the Square du Temple, they’ll introduce you to some of the most important figures in the history of Le Marais, such as the well-known Duke of Sully, Madame de Sévigné, and André Malraux.

During your guided walking tour, you’ll also learn about some of the actors in the area forgotten by history.

Weaving your way among hidden memories of the 13th century, thousands of elegant 17th- and 18th-century façades, and even the odd contemporary construction, you’ll be reminded that, just like Rome, Paris wasn’t built in a day!

Meet Your Local Guide

Although neither Nikki nor Frederic were born in Paris, they have both developed a true passion for their adopted home. As TheWaysBeyond, the duo proposes unique activities for small groups of curious travelers and locals alike.

Activity Details

  • Meeting Point: Near Bastille, the exact address shall be sent after registration
  • Start Time(s): Generally on week-ends, contact us to check availability
  • Price: 220€
  • Accessibility: This tour is not easily accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
  • Please be on time at the meeting point or inform Fred or Nikki of any problem.

Interested in this unique Parisian experience?

Click below to send us a quick reservation request with your preferred dates and times. Your guide will get back to you shortly to schedule your activity and provide payment details.

This experience is not currently available.

Cancellation Policy

Tickets are refundable only if the event is canceled by TheWaysBeyond. Still, if you realize you made a mistake in your booking, please email us at so we can try to find a solution!

What happens if your experience is cancelled?

You’ll receive an email or text message from TheWaysBeyond to let you know of any changes (time, place…), postponement, or cancellation. In case of cancelation, you will be allowed to either:

  • Replace the canceled experience with a similar activity at the same date and time;
  • Or be fully refunded for the price of the ticket.

If you’re running late for your experience, please let your tour guides know of your delay beforehand by calling or texting the phone number you receive in the booking reminder email. TheWaysBeyond will call you back to try organize your arrival.

What if it rains?

Outdoor guided tours take place no matter the weather. No refunds will be given for bad weather.

Read the complete cancellation and refund policy.