The Marais is one of the most fascinating neighborhoods in Paris because it has gone through so many changes over the last 1000 years! It's also notorious for being easy to get lost in! On this tour I'll take you through the very best the Marais has to offer while telling you about the most stunning events that have taken place here. We will also find the best shopping the area has to offer, some great restaurants and bakeries, the Jewish quarter, beautiful plazas and residences. Learn how Paris was practically torn down and rebuilt in the vision of one man. Discover how the nobility fought and died in their duels of honor. We can do all of that because the Marais is the place that has something for everyone! Let's get started on our discovery of this quintessentially Parisian neighborhood, shall we?
Hôtel de Sens, Église Saint-Gervais, Hotel de Sully, Place des Vosges, Archives Nationales
This tour starts at the Pont Marie Metro Station on line 7. When you exist the metro (don't worry, there is only one possible way to exit), go to the surface and this is where I'll start guiding you!
Places to stop along the way:
This tour will take you to the Hôtel de Sens, Fortifications from the Middle Ages, Hôtel de Beauvais, Houses from the Middle Ages, Saint-Paul Saint-Louis Church, Hotel de Sully, Place des Vosges, Shopping district, Jewish district, Musée Carnavalet, Rue des Rosiers, Hôtel d'Hérouet, Archives Nationales.
If you're in the mood for a sit-down meal, I recommend the Auberge Nicolas Flamel on 51 rue de Montmorency. It is only open a dinner time and it is best to make a reservation +33 1 85 52 05 02. This restaurant is pretty close to where our tour ends.
For a lovely meal near to where you started this tour, I recommend Aux Vins des Pyrénées on 25 rue Beautreillis. This restaurant is open at both lunch and dinner and you usually don't need a reservation.
Best time of day:
Any time of day is good, but I recommend you take this tour during business hours so you can stop and try some of the restaurants and pastry shops I'll point out along the way!
Make sure you take an extra battery pack with you, you don't want to run out of juice in the middle of the tour!
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