Paris Walking Tour: Discover Marais District
Explore the narrow streets of historic Marais district of Paris, on a 2-hour, guided walking tour.
You’ll meet your expert guide near the Pompidou Centre (Centre George Pompidou), the iconic celebration of modern art. From there you’ll continue to Hotel de Ville (the town hall), an impressive building which dates back to 1553 and is now the home of the Mayor of Paris.
As you walk, your friendly guide will explain the fascinating history of this district. The Marais was the site of the first Jewish settlement in Paris and continues to be the hub of the Jewish community today, including the cobbled Rue des Rosiers, home to Jewish bakeries, bookshops and kosher food outlets. Pass by the Memorial de la Shoah, an important Jewish site inaugurated in 2005 that stands as a powerful reminder of the Holocaust in France.
You’ll visit Place des Voges. One of the oldest and most beautiful squares in Paris, it was once a royal park and home to famous French writer Victor Hugo. The tour concludes at the Place de la Bastille, the site of the famous Bastille prison that was stormed on July 14, 1789, marking the start of the French Revolution. You’ll be left with a better understanding of historic Paris landmarks and inspiration for further exploration.