A guided tour in the Marais: Palaces, boutiques and a piquant history

A guided tour in the Marais

Poisoning Marquises, Beautiful Palaces, and Flying Lovers

My favourite place is in Paris is, undoubtedly, the Marais neighbourhood. Why this place of all others? Because it comprises a winning combination of stunning beauty and numerous colourful historical figures who lived in it, and left behind them countless piquant stories. Add to this the chic boutiques and some of the most important culinary establishments in the city, and you’ll get the perfect mix for a winning trip in Paris.

Since the Marais neighbourhood is too large for a half-day trip, I offer two separate tours (which can be done in a single day).

In the northern part of the Marais we’ll see where Jim Morrison died, visit the palace where the film “Dangerous Liaisons” was filmed, and, of course, go to Place des Vosges, one of the nicest places in Paris. From there we will continue to take a peek at the chic boutiques on Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, where I will introduce you to some of my favourite patisseries. We will end the tour at Hôtel de Soubise, where an unlucky lover learned to fly (Involuntarily).

In the southern part of the Marais we’ll discover the house of the deadly marquise, see the palace built by the woman who took the virginity of Louis the 14th, and, of course, we will visit the place where a medieval palace once stood and today there are alleys, courtyards, and boutiques. Later on, we will visit one of the most beautiful churches in Paris, and end the tour on the street where Victor Hugo’s first lover lived.

What can you expect on this tour?

60% History and art

20% Culinary

20% Shopping

Where and when shall we meet?

Tour in the north of the Marais: we will meet next to the statue of Beaumarchais on 10 Rue Saint Antoine. The nearest metro station is Bastille (lines 1, 5, and 8). The tour starts at 10:00.

Tour in the south of the Marais: we will meet next to the gate of Hôtel de Soubise on 60 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois. The nearest metro station is Rambuteau (line 11). The tour starts at 15:00.

Specific dates for the tour will be determined and published at a later time.

Want to join the tour? Got any more questions?

You are welcome to contact me on one of the following channels:

Email : [email protected]

Facebook: zvi chazanov

Skype : zvi.chazanov

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