Things to do in Le Marais

Our most recommended things to do in Le Marais

Paris: Picasso Museum Full-Day Priority Access

1. Paris: Picasso Museum Full-Day Priority Access

Discover the Musée National Picasso Paris with a full-day priority access ticket. See Picasso’s complete painted, sculpted, engraved, and illustrated works. Admire the collection of sketches, studies, drafts, notebooks, etchings in various stages, photographs, illustrated books, films and documents of the artist’s creative process. Explore the museum’s collection and exhibitions housed within the stunning surroundings of a grand townhouse.

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

2. Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Start your 3-hour bike in front of the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your local guide will show you nooks and crannies of the old Paris as well as explaining you the anecdotes behind the great history. Starting on the city island, head toward St Louis Island, mostly unchanged since the 17th century. Crossing the Seine River, enter the medieval Marais, famous for its Jewish and gay neighborhoods. From middle-aged houses through trendy corners, reach the first-ever Kings Square and its magnificent buildings. Continuing through the Bastille square, demystify its legendary prison and the famous Bastille Day. Escape from city traffic and stroll along the bike-friendly path that lines the Seine River and get ready for a nice drink stop along the water. Next, discover the left bank. From the world's oldest company, which is 1154 years old, head towards the literary Saint Germain des Prés and meet Parisians’ preferred cafés and art galleries. See how the kings, queens, revolutionaries, and Napoléon mixed in a ballet that ended in blood in Odéon and Luxembourg. After resting in the left bankers preferred garden, reach the Sorbonne University and the Latin Quarter with its antic roman empire ruins mixed with the most dangerous middle-aged back streets. Joining this tour at the beginning of your vacation allows you to see a lot of the city and determine where you want to go back to.

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise 1-Day/2-Day Pass

3. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise 1-Day/2-Day Pass

Explore the sights of Paris at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour pass to the Batobus shuttle service along the River Seine, and jump on and off at 9 strategic stops to see sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre, and more. Cruise through the heart of Paris, admiring landmark monuments along the river bank from the comfort of a glassed-in boat. Then, stop to explore further at leisure. • Tour Eiffel - Port de la Bourdonnais. Jump off at the foot of the great Parisian landmark, and ascend for panoramic city views from the viewing platforms. The stop is also convenient for the Cité de l’Architecture museum, where exhibits include casts of French architecture from the 12th to 18th centuries. • Musée d'Orsay - Quai de Solférino. Located a 2-minute walk from the Musée d'Orsay, this stop is perfect for those who want to explore the world of Impressionists artists, such as Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and Van Gogh. • St-Germain-des-Prés - Quai Malaquais. Hop off near the Institut de France, home of Paris artists and intellectuals, and discover historic sights, such as the famous Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore. • Notre-Dame - Quai de Montebello. Admire the architectural harmony and Gothic gargoyles of the most iconic cathedral in Paris, and explore the carefree student atmosphere of the Latin Quarter. • Jardin des Plantes - Cité de la Mode et du Design. Wander among nature in the main botanical garden of Paris, and explore the museums in the garden grounds, including the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution and Paleontology Museum. The Cité de la mode et du design (also known as "les Docks") was built in 1907 as industrial warehousing for the Ports de Paris. It is a city within the city dedicated to creativity: design, fashion, innovation, and events. The Cité has permanent residents which include restaurants, nightclubs, a museum, and shops. • Hotel de Ville - Pont d'Arcole. Stop here to visit the historic City Hall of Paris, go to the Pompidou Centre, and wander the bohemian streets of the Marais district. • Louvre - Pont Royal and Pont du Carrousel. Discover a Paris quarter where history and the history of art come together, and see centuries of art, from Egyptian antiquities to Renaissance masterpieces. • Place de la Concorde. Stroll down one of the most elegant streets in Paris, home to five-star hotels and chic boutiques, and see the Grand Palais, Petit Palais, and tree-lined Avenue Montaigne. • Invalides - Pont Alexandre III.

Paris: Guided tour of Marais in German

4. Paris: Guided tour of Marais in German

Explore the Jewish Quarter in the 3rd and 4th Arrondissement of Paris and discover this unique area of Paris that was a former swampland on the outskirts of the city. Before immersing yourself in the Jewish life of Marais, visit the impressive Paris City Hall and the extraordinary Centre Pompidou. On your way through Marais, learn more about the fascinating history of the quarter and why there are still a large number of well-preserved city palaces from the 16th and 17th centuries today. Visit the oldest city palace, as well as the oldest square in Paris, which is characterized by its extraordinary architecture and history. At the end of the tour, see the last traces of medieval Paris.

Paris: Walking Food Tour with Cheese, Wine and Delicacies

5. Paris: Walking Food Tour with Cheese, Wine and Delicacies

Delight your taste buds with an authentic and delicious French food tour. Feast your eyes on the vast beauty of the Marais neighborhood's cute cafes, interesting art galleries, high-end shops, and quaint architecture. Enjoy a variety of cheeses, hams, pastries, and chocolates. Go far off the beaten path of this well-known district to discover the warm atmosphere of a traditional market. Browse through fresh products and other culinary gems, hidden in narrow and lively streets. Taste fresh French cheeses served on a crunchy baguette and paired with wine. Sample cured hams, charcuterie, generous pastries, delicious chocolates, and many other sweet and savory delicacies. Learn interesting stories and unique facts about French culinary art.

Les Marais: French Tastes and Drinks Private Foodie Tour

6. Les Marais: French Tastes and Drinks Private Foodie Tour

Uncover the delights of French cuisine in this private foodie walking tour of Les Marais. Taste a variety of local flavors as you explore this trendy district with a guide. Discover the most typical flavors and delicacies of French cuisine. Enjoy sophisticated gourmet dishes and classic Parisian crepes. Taste a platter of the finest selection of local ‘charcuterie’ and cheeses, accompanied by wines and traditional beers from the region. Explore the most beautiful and emblematic markets and restaurants of the authentic and trendy district of Les Marais, always with your local foodie guide. Eat a crepe sitting on the Place des Vosges and get a sense of the Parisian way of life. Relax and sit down at 2 elegant French restaurants where you will try some delicious snails and roasted camembert with honey.

Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

7. Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Experience some of the hidden quarters of Paris and take in the city’s major highlights as you cruise the streets in a vintage Citroen 2CV convertible. See the grand avenues lined with well-known buildings and monuments, and also visit historical areas such as the Marais, with its village-like atmosphere. You’ll also see Place des Vosges, the oldest Royal place of Paris, on this unique 2-hour tour. Take a drive to the Arènes de Lutèce, the site of the city’s most important ruins from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris. The stones at the site date back to 200 A.D. What you’ll see: • Place des Vosges • Passage Sully • Village Saint Paul • Le Marais • Port de l'Arsenal • Bastille • Grande Mosquée de Paris • Butte aux cailles • Cité Florale • Arènes de Lutèce • Institut du Monde Arabe • Place Dauphine

Paris: Le Marais Food Tour

8. Paris: Le Marais Food Tour

Walk the streets in one of Paris’s most vibrant neighborhoods and enjoy some delicious local cuisine. This tour includes a local English-speaking guide, a maximum group size of 12, a sit-down Parisian dinner and other delicious plates along the way. Popping a bottle of champagne and learn the history behind the differences between the classic French drink and just your average sparkling wine. Enjoy a side of oysters with your bubbly, while your guide explains their importance to French cuisine. Enjoy wining and dining in France’s very first covered market. Taste Paris’s favored street food at one of Paris’s best falafel shops and see why this delicious treat has become such a popular local quick bite. Try two different types of traditional crêpes with some hard cider. Your guide will give you some insight as to why cider is typically paired with these treats. Boef Bourguignon usually takes hours to prepare, but all you have to do is eat and enjoy. With a side of mashed potatoes, this dinner will nicely finish off your assortment of quick bites. Enjoy some delicious crème brûlée, a vanilla custard topped with crispy caramelized sugar.

Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

9. Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

Hop aboard a vintage motorbike sidecar and explore Paris on 3 wheels. Let your driver/guide worry about the traffic as you journey in style. Pass some of the city's iconic monuments and drive along the most prestigious avenues in the world. Travel back in time as you encounter lesser-known heritage sites on small streets and back alleys. Hear entertaining - and often saucy - anecdotes for each secret place you will ride past. Retro Classic Tour: Take a 40-minute ride across Paris, passing the main sights such as the Avenue Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Marvel at the Champs de Mars, Les Invalides and more.  Great Escape Tour: Experience the charm of the French capital on a 1.5-hour sidecar tour. Benefit from the knowledge and experience of your driver/guide as they bring the city to life before your eyes. Choose from 3 different themes/locations: "Bohemian Paris," "Île de la Cité" or the "Latin Quarter." Retro Night Tour: Soak up the romance and magic of the "City of Light" by night. See Paris under the moon and stars and by the glow of the street lamps. Get perfect views from a vehicle with no roof or window to obstruct you or spoil the photo stops. Ideal for romancers, libertines and boulevardiers, the intimate tour with courteous driver includes a glass of Champagne in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

10. Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Explore the historic neighborhoods of Central Paris from the saddle of a comfortable, lightweight aluminium bike on a half-day small group tour of the Jewish Marais, Latin Quarter, and more. Ideal for those who want to see and experience Paris from a different perspective, your knowledgable guide will take you to where the locals go, revealing hidden courtyards, ancient ruins, and other surprises off the usual tourist path. Groups are limited to no more than 12 people for a more immersive and intimate experience, and the route is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Discover an old city wall and a Roman arena, pedal down the Rue Mouffetard in one of the city’s oldest and liveliest areas, and experience the intellectual exuberance of St. Germain.

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What people are saying about Le Marais

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based on 5,037 reviews

A great fun activity for a beautify day with the roof rolled back. Thoroughly recommended. At times the car seemed to attract more interest than the main attractions!

great tour! We received a nice exposure to Paris and food along with a nice exposure to the history of the city and culture. We enjoyed it very much!

Small and easy to see museum No queues but most of Picasso painting are not three

Great tour- really enjoyable! We saw so many interesting things.

Mitch was wonderful. Funny, knowledgeable and patient.