I will guide you through the secluded courtyards, the beautiful gardens and fabulous pastry shops of the Marais district, one of the most genuine in Paris! The area is considered as the oldest quarter of Paris. So old that at different times, in the 19th and 20th centuries, it was even bound for demolition. Fortunately for us, the Marais has remained intact and has been beautifully restored and renovated over the years for our greatest pleasure! With its mansions and buildings, with its lovely little streets and peaceful gardens, with the village of Saint-Paul and the amazing Place des Vosges, the Marais has become a romantic place and a charming gem inside Paris. But architecture, courtyards, squares and gardens are not the only interesting aspects of this area! For the amateurs of French culinary traditions, we'll stop on the way at fantastic and original pâtisseries to taste French specialities!
Welcome! Who else can speak better about the French capital, culture and pastries than a true Parisian working in the Marais for years? My name is Emmanuel and I was born, raised and educated in Paris. I studied Art & Foreign Languages at the prestigious Sorbonne University and I have been working as a Professor in the Marais district for 18 years now. Needless to say that I know Paris and the Marais like the back of my hand! As an architecture and pastry lover, I would like to help you discover this picturesque district, its secret gardens and courtyards as well as its fabulous pâtisseries.
The Marais district, which is big and full of resources. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience in one the most beautiful areas of Paris! The highlights of our tour are undoubtedly the village of Saint-Paul, the peaceful squares and gardens, the fabulous mansions and courtyards of the 17th century as well as the famous pâtisseries such as "Aux Merveilleux de Fred", "Mamy Thérèse" , "Le Nôtre", "Méert", "L'Eclair de Génie and "Yann Couvreur".
Tours take place rain or shine. If you want to taste different pastries, you should budget about €20. Adapted only to curious travelers interested in Architecture and History & with no walking disabilities. To check availability for dates and times not listed, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org