Enjoy this delightful mix of history, culture and lifestyle as you discover the Marais, Paris’ gay neighborhood! You’ll get to see some of the best shopping, restaurants and bars that are happy to welcome gay travelers from across the globe. As you stroll through the charming streets of the Marais, your guide will share with you their extensive knowledge of the gay community of Paris and the important places, people and movements that have made the city and the Marais the gay-friendly destinations they are today. You’ll also dive into the history of homosexuality in France, and learn about influential gay and lesbian figures that left their marks on French history, from the medieval period to the legalization of gay marriage in France! The tour includes a snack at a local bakery to keep you on your feet as you discover the neighborhood. We can’t wait to show you the welcoming gay community in Paris, where you’ll feel connected and immersed in the vibrant French gay life.
Paris • Enlightenment TourParis • Gay Tour & Marais District's Secrets Paris by Night • Gay Tour • Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide and/or Driver • Every Entrance Fee or Tasting described in the program
Wander through the best preserved medieval neighbourhood in Paris. Sample a selection of some of France’s best wines or brandies. Indulge in plates of cheese or charcuterie 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, and marvellous churches of Marais. This small group tour is limited to maximum 12 guests.
Take a 2-hour walking tour in Paris with a private guide to gain insight into the history and culture of the Marais district, a trendy neighborhood with a rich past and plenty of great architecture to admire.Templars, great kings, famous writers and rock stars have been the inhabitants of the most chic district of Paris: the Marais. Superb palaces, art galleries, trendy boutiques, bistros and elegant tearooms, but crossing the Marais means also diving into the great historical and artistic heritage of France.The horrors of the Holocaust in the Museum of Judaism, the Europe's largest contemporary art collection in the Pompidou Center by Renzo Piano, the great palaces that now house the National Archive and museums. A neighborhood full of contradictions where you can meet on the same sidewalk the beefy bouncer of a gay club and a rabbi who calls to prayer.We will pass under the elegant arcades of Place de Vosges and conclude our journey where the French Revolution began: the Bastille!
We will take you to one of Paris' most interesting, trendy and bohemian neighbourhoods!We start this walk at the historical Place de la Bastille. We will enter Le Marais to admire a 17th century Royal square (Place de Vosges) that houses a museum, fancy properties, art galleries, expensive restaurants and more!We will explore the area while admiring the contrast between the old Jewish quarter and the trendy Gay neighbourhood.Our tour finishes at a well known and controversial Contemporary Art museum.
Mainly known today as « the place to be » for shopping and as the main LGBTQI+ area in the city, the Marais definitely has more to offer. Take this tour to discover the rich history of this area and the different stages it went through before becoming what it is today.While walking by shabby medieval houses or impressive mansions built for famous kings, your guide will reveal all the cultural complexity of this neighbourhood, that is also the historical home of the Jewish community.• Discover the best preserved medieval neighbourhood in Paris• Spot hidden squares, tucked-away alleyways and marvelous churches• Try the best selection of cheese, charcuterie and wine the Marais has to offer• Explore the heart of the city’s Jewish and gay communities• Spoil yourself with the most delicious pastries only locals heard of
Enjoy a 3-hour, small-group bike tour and explore the beautiful charms of Paris on a fun and leisurely bike ride. Cruise with local guides who show you nooks and crannies and explains historical context and anecdotes. Discover Saint Germain des Prés, The Latin Quarter, Odéon and Luxembourg, the forever trendy central areas. Cycle flat routes on low-traffic side streets for a full immersion with locals.Explore The Marais, the medieval district with its Jewish and gay areas, the first King squares and get to know the medieval Latin Quarter and its roman roots