The Marais: History & Fashion in the Parisian’s Favorite Neighborhood

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Memories France

We believe that travel in today’s world should mean more than just passing through, skimming the surface, snapping a photo. Here, at Memories France we are a team of guides and tourism professionals, with different backgrounds but a same passion: connecting with people from around the world, exchanging with each other in an authentic and human way, and offering the best possible experiences in our city to our visitors. 

  • 1.5 Hours
  • 1 to 20
  • Montmartre, France

Stroll past elegant mansions and world-class museums, discover an innovative and exciting fashion and food scene – the Parisian’s favorite hangout!

Explore the magnificent neighborhood of the Marais, favorite hang out of the Parisians, where history and architecture rub shoulders with hip boutiques, cool cafés, gourmet food shops and ever-evolving street art.


  • Explore Paris like a local, with a local!
  • Discover one of the most charming and historic neighborhoods of the city
  • Join a fully accredited local guide, ensuring you don’t miss any of the secrets of the beautiful Marais

Tour Description

Not only do the Parisians adore the Marais, most visitors also fall in love with this very special part of the city. Combining centuries of history, splendid architecture, high fashion, world-class museums and art galleries, and an amazing restaurant scene, the Marais is not to be missed!

Spared the massive renovations of 19th century Paris, the Marais retains the old-world charm of narrow streets, quiet courtyards and splendid medieval and Renaissance mansions. Discover cutting edge boutiques and admire the café terraces where the fashionable hang out by day and by night. Visit the traditional Jewish quarter, where you can taste the best falafel in the city, and don’t forget to check out some of the newest and best pastry shops in the city! Hear stories of jousts, love affairs, treason and revolution, as you stroll through some of the most delightful streets in the city.

Dynamic and modern, yet steeped in history and overflowing with charm, the Marais is the perfect place to wander accompanied by an expert local guide, and soak up the atmosphere of contemporary and historical Paris.

Price Includes

  • Guided 1.5 hour walking tour in English
  • Fully licensed expert local guide
  • Limited groups of 20 people or fewer


Private – Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

Price for 2 guests

Shared – Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world Save time with our pre-reserved entrances Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

Price for 1 adult