Meet outside of Saint Paul Metro station at 2 PM and visit Saint Paul Church

Stop at a lovely boulangerie

Hotel de Sully

Place des Vosges

If the line is not too long: quick visit inside Maison de Victor Hugo

Where’s the great shopping in Le Marais?

Another marvelous pastry shop

We will end with sharing some wine at the best wine hangout in the Marais. Not included in the price of the tour.

 

10 people MAXIMUM for this walk.

Who Goes on Our Tours

This tour is for people who enjoy small groups, are interested in French culture and are able to walk a good amount each day. You do NOT need to speak French to enjoy every aspect of the tour, but if you would like to practice your French, you will have opportunities to do so. This tour is not appropriate for children. Travelers come from all over the world, but the tour as well as all activities are conducted in English.

This is 4 hour walking tour.

Punctuality is important to so each day can proceed as planned.

Sometimes the schedule needs to be modified at the last minute due to weather conditions and other unexpected events.

Travel Insurance

Travelers are strongly advised to have international health and emergency evacuation coverage. Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is strongly recommended.

Tour Activity Level

We will be walking as much as 3 to 5 miles per day, stairs, uneven pavement, cobblestone, etc. Bring your most comfortable walking shoes. We can accommodate people of all ages.

Things to Do Ahead of Time

  • In case of emergency, prepare a list of medications you take and allergies you are subject to. You will need to keep this list on your person at all times.
  • Make a photocopy of your passport and credit cards and keep it in your hotel.
  • Notify your bank that you will be traveling to France so they don’t block your credit card.
  • Do not bring checks or check book to France, you won’t be able to use them anywhere!
  • Buy travel insurance that includes medical transportation back to your country if necessary.
  • Buy travel insurance that includes trip cancellation.

Things You Will Need

  • A rain jacket or umbrella
  • Your most comfortable walking shoes
  • A purse or bag that can be placed across your torso and has a zipper
  • Comfortable and casual clothes, for the concert and evening bring something business casual
  • Bring all medications that you might need during your stay

Meet at 2 PM outside of Saint Paul Metro station and visit Saint Paul Church

Stop at a lovely boulangerie

Hotel de Sully

Place des Vosges

If the line is not too long: quick visit inside Maison de Victor Hugo

Where’s the great shopping in Le Marais?

Another marvelous pastry shop

We will end with sharing some wine at another of Annie’s favorite. She’s not the only one who loves this place! Beaudelaire, Cézanne and Jim Morisson also had a few drinks there! The group will share some wine, included in the price of your tour.

When choosing a hotel, keep in mind that the meeting and drop-off place for this tour is going to be in front of the Fontaine Saint Michel on place Saint Michel , 75006 Paris. There are dozens of hotels near that location, choose whichever one suits your needs better. Annie will probably stay at the Saint Séverin. Elyse likes to stay at Grand Hôtel des Balcons. Please review hotel amenities and refund policy carefully before making your choice.

Grand Hôtel des Balcons.

Hotel Belloy.

Hôtel Europe Saint Séverin.

Familia Hotel (untested but we’ve heard good things)

Hôtel Design Sorbonne  (recommended by Melissa Alt on the Join Us in France Closed Group, which you can join if you wish, this hotel is 700 meters from place Saint Michel)

Hôtel Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche (600 meters away, recommended by Philip Oswald on the Join Us in France Closed Group)

Hotel Excelsior Latin (700 meters away, recommended by Philip Oswald on the Join Us in France Closed Group)

Hôtel des 3 Collèges (750 meters away, recommended by Philip Oswald on the Join Us in France Closed Group)

Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Près (350 meters away, recommended by Anne Beckinsale on the Join Us in France Closed Group)

Sign for Place des Vosges in Le Marais, Paris: Le Marais Walking Tour
Notre Dame in Paris seen from a nearby park
Fireworks over the Eiffel Tower