Paris Marais Bites and Sights Tour

The best-preserved medieval area in Paris, the heart of the Jewish community, the centre of the gay scene — the neighbourhood of Marais is as eclectic as the local treats you’ll try on this tour! Get ready to eat, drink, and explore your way through the city’s gourmet charms!


  • Wander through the best preserved medieval neighbourhood in Paris

  • Sample a selection of some of France’s best wines

  • Indulge in plates of cheese and taste a creation from Paris's most famed macaron chef

  • Discover the centre of the city’s Jewish and gay communities

  • Spot the hidden squares, tucked-away alleyways, local street art, and marvellous churches of Marais

Local English-speaking guide
1 pastry and the best macaron in Paris
A platter of French cheese
2 glasses of wine
Additional food and drink
Tips and gratuities for your guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local English-speaking guide, pastry and the best macaron in Paris, a platter of French cheese, and 2 glasses of wine

What isn't included in the tour?

Additional food and drink, tips, and gratuities for your guide

Where do we meet?

123 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris (opposite the Pompidou centre by the "Centre Culturel de Serbie"). Your guide will be holding a Paris Urban Adventures sign

Where does the tour end?

Place des Vosges/Bastille

What is the duration of the tour?

2.15 hours

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

This private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book the private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have ay issues on the day of your tour, please call +49 80244679543

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity


Local Impact: How you taking this tour will benefit the local community:

  • All the bars, restaurants and stores you visit on your tour are 100% owned and run by locals. Your tour includes a wine-tasting in a wine bar owned and run by Marco.
  • Most of his wines are organic and respect biodynamic principles and dairy products he serves come from local farms.
  • During your tour you will pick up some responsible travel tips from your guide, such as where to find freshwater when you need to fill up your bottle, or where to shop in a sustainable manner.
  • Join a local guide to discover the enigmatic charms of France’s capital on this enlightening Paris city tour that pairs secret local hangouts with delicious small bites and wine — a winning combo! You’ll start your Paris tour in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe's largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building. Then move to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. We’ll then move on to the little tangled streets of the Marais to spot beautiful medieval churches, corbelled houses, and narrow lanes. We’ll also pass by an iconic bakery whose baguette was elected one of the best in Paris and we’ll try our pastry, a delicious meringue known as a ‘merveilleux.’ Next, we’ll visit Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, one of the oldest streets in the Marais, and today the centré of the French gay scene. You’ll learn how this part of city, once sordid, became synonymous with trendy Paris, and a shopping hub for fashionistas and the core of “bobo” culture. While we’re here, we’ll stop and sample a delicious macaron from one of Paris’ most famous pastry chefs. Just a street away is Rue des Rosiers, the heart of the Jewish community. It’s a vibrant pedestrian street full of falafel stands and delicious Jewish-influenced delis. After a walk by the impressive Saint-Paul’s church ( we do not go inside), we’ll move on to Paris’ oldest and certainly most beautiful square, la Place des Vosges, home of France’s national writer, Victor Hugo. After that, we will head off the our next stop. We will visit a local wine bar where we’ll get a wine tasting and a shared cheese platter. From there, it’s only a short walk to our final destination, la place de la Bastille, the former prison that was captured on July 14, 1789, triggering the French Revolution. The area nearby is full of bars and restaurants, leaving you with plenty of options for carrying on with your evening in the City of Lights!

    We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.

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