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Eat, drink and explore your way around Marais

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the gourmet hide-outs of Marais district
  • Discover the secret local hang-outs and top food places
  • Spot the hidden squares, tuck-away alleyways and churches
  • Indulge and enjoy pastries, macarons, cheeses and wine
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    What more could you want? Tasting fantastic food, sampling sweet macarons and cheekily nibbling at cheese and sipping liquor or wine. There are worse ways to spend your time in Paris. Head to eclectic Marais district for a gourmet tour into Paris’s historical and gastronomic heart! Treats aplenty await! Join your expert guide as they let you discover the secret charms of the capital. You’ll discover the secret hangouts, visit historic squares and churches as well as explore the centres of the Jewish and gay communities. You’ll head to the little-tangled streets of Marais and sample the food and taste the local wine! This is a tour where you’ll mix the seeing the best in buildings with the best in French cuisine. A Paris treat if ever there was one.

    About your guide 

    Urban Adventures are for those who want to get away from the tourist crowds and really connect with a city, with a local by their side. The experience can be as short as a couple of hours, or as long as a whole day, but in every case our Urban Adventures tours take travellers to interesting places to experience local culture and see what makes a place unique. Join us for the Best. Day. Ever.

    Here’s the plan…  

    You’ll be heading to the fashionable and trendy district of Marais for a gourmet tour with added toppings of historical stories and views of stunning architecture for good measure.

    Your guide will meet you outside Notre Dame Cathedral before taking you into the Marais district. You’ll see significant sites of historical interest, hear stories and take in tastings as you go. You’ll walk through the tangled, narrow lanes, where you’ll get a feel for this important area of the city. You’ll stop off at a bakery for a tasty pastry. Then taking in one of Paris’s oldest streets, where a thriving gay scene can be found. There's a reason this is one of Paris’s trendiest areas, and you'll soon see why. You’ll taste a delicious macaron and then stop off at a local wine bar to sample some local liquor or wine and cheese.  

    Your tour will end near an area where you’ll find bars and restaurants. So after your farewells and with the evening is still young, it'll be time to keep the party going in the city of lights.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Monday to Saturday

    Duration

    3-4 hours

    Start time

    2pm
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Carousel in front of Hôtel de Ville (the Town Hall of Paris). You can reach this new meeting point by metro lines 1 and 11, stop Hôtel de Ville.
    Your guide will hold a Paris Urban Adventures sign.

    Ending Point

    Place des Vosges/Bastille.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Guidance from a Marais district expert
    •  2 different pastries and the best macaron in Paris, a platter of French cheese or charcuterie, wine and liquor tasting.

    Exclusions

    • Tips (oh, go on then)
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Your host will meet you 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time. 

    Yay! This activity is for everyone. 

    Make sure to wear comfortable shoes there’s plenty of walking.