Its origin, history and vibration, from Marais to Notre-Dame
That's the kind of tour I am looking for when I am traveling myself :
if you don't know where to start, start here !
Easy going walking tour between the Marais district and ile de la Cité/Notre-Dame.
We will walk trough the old Paris, ancient buildings and streets, medieval fortification, courtyards and some surprises on the way.
I will provide you clear, surprising and memorable information about Paris.
Finally, you will understand where the city comes from and how it works.
Optional bread, cheese and wine tasting on the way that could be one of the highlight of your stay :
Informal tasting of very good quality and hand made products.
Enjoying the best view of Paris at the same time.
About 20 euros extra per person.
In this dynamic tour, we'll see :
XVth century wooden houses, Ancient shops and Tiny medieval streets
Private mansions (Nobility's luxurious houses in the Marais)
One of the most beautiful courtyard of Paris (Place des Vosges)
Notre Dame (outside and maybe inside) and Saint Louis churches (a sculpture masterpiece is in it).
Jewish streets (we ll see a synagogue and some typical food shops)
And Maybe a XIIIth century Cistercian's cellar.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: At the Métro station called "Saint-Paul" on the line 1. Only one way in and out, i will meet you just outside in front of the newspaper shop.
End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: At NotreDame church, several métro, taxis or buses stations close by.
Duration: 3 hours
Food stops might affect the duration of the tour or its content
It is a walking tour
A bike tour is possible
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euros - bottle of wine is about 10 euros for a very good quality one
cheese is about 10 euros for a 2/3 people tasting
coffee cost is between 2 and 5 euros
ice cream is 4 euros
pastry between 2 and 6 euros
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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PAST and PRESENT came alive with Alexandre! We walked through covered passageways that are the true past of Paris! Now being revamped one can still feel what it must have been like those many years ago. We were privileged to also see and sample from Some of the best bakeries in Paris. Courtyards and alleyways, churches and artists at work (yes we each came home with an original) were enjoyed by all 4 of us. Trust Alexandre to always go above and beyond!!