Add dates

Things to do in Le Marais

Our most recommended things to do in Le Marais

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

1. 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

2. 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: Picasso Museum Full-Day Priority Access

3. 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. - From the December 13, 2022 to April 2, 2023 Pierre Moignard. Mentir vrai Level – 1 Faith Ringgold From the January 1, 2023 to July 2023 *Levels 1,2, and 3 * Explore the museum’s collection and exhibitions housed within the stunning surroundings of a grand townhouse.

Paris: Walking Food Tour with Cheese, Wine and Delicacies

4. 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.

Paris: Food and Wine Tasting Walking Tour in Le Marais

5. Paris: Food and Wine Tasting Walking Tour in Le Marais

Begin your tour with one of the true classics: a flaky butter croissant made fresh from one of the city’s best-loved bakers. Here, you’ll also enjoy a taste of homemade sourdough bread and hear more about the family who runs this local favorite. Naturally, macarons should be at the top of the menu for any visit to France. Your next stop will take you to a master chocolatier for some tasty treats to kick off the tour. As a Meilleur Ouvrier de France – a title awarded to only the best in their craft – you can be sure that these are some of the best quality chocolates in the neighborhood. It's then time for a lesser-known but equally delicious snack at a local food market: chickpea pancakes. Afterward, you’ll be guided through Paris’ Jewish quarter on a short historical walk. As you explore a century-old shop bursting with regional delicacies, hear more about the Jewish history of Paris. Enjoy some unique pastries in a family-run bakery, then get insight into how the French shop for produce, all while tasting a delicious selection of cheeses and cured meats. Originally opened as a protest against fast food, at the next restaurant you'll try some delicious French onion soup and learn more about the menu, which consists of locally sourced ingredients and dishes made from scratch. Journey onwards for a pastry experience like no other. Mixing Syrian flavors with French patisserie techniques, visit a French-Syrian baker who crafts delicious pastry nests. It wouldn’t be right to finish without a glass of wine. Your last stop will take you to a spot specializing in natural wines. Here, you’ll meet the owner and hear about this fascinating world.

Le Marais: Pastry and Chocolate Food Tour

6. Le Marais: Pastry and Chocolate Food Tour

Located in the heart of Paris, the famous neighbourhood, Le Marais, is a beautiful area renowned for its grand architecture and fine food. You are invited to explore the hidden gems of this district with a food-connoisseur and experienced chef trained by Pierre Gagnaire. Stumble upon a pastry shop, chocolate shop, a Franco-Russian tea store and even a store solely dedicated to absinthe! Indulge yourself in the best ice cream you will find in Paris and delicious treats from the bakery. Finally visit the shop stacked with 1001 spices from across the world. Your senses are truly awakened on this unique tour. Your taste buds will indeed be stimulated with scrumptious delicacies, and aromas of chocolate, coffee and spices will fill your nose. Hear fascinating stories behind this district and take in the charming atmosphere and beautiful sights of the quaint roadside cafes, the Jewish Quarter and the stunning mansions.

Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

7. 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.

Les Marais: French Tastes and Drinks Private Foodie Tour

8. 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.

Paris: Guided tour of Marais in German

9. 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: Le Marais Guided Walking Tour

10. Paris: Le Marais Guided Walking Tour

Meet at the heart of Le Marais to see its most important sights, and lesser known places. With the major contents of the tour being kept a secret, be assured that the most stunning Renaissance palaces and hidden gardens will be revealed to you on this cultural and enchanting experience. On this tour, explore the Hotel de Ville, Place des Vosges, Maison de Victor Hugo, Paroisse Saint-Paul Saint-Louis, Musée National Picasso, Pont Marie, Église Saint-Gervais, Fontaine du Lycée Charlemagne, Rue des Rosiers, and Jardin Anne Frank. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience in one the most beautiful areas of Paris.

Available activities

  • Entry tickets
  • Guided tours
  • Private tours
  • Other experiences
  • Hop-on hop-off tours
55 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 4

Frequently asked questions about Le Marais

Other Sightseeing Options in Le Marais

Want to discover all there is to do in Le Marais? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Le Marais

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,037 reviews

Highly recommend. We were with a group of about 10 other people, mixed ages. The food stops were fun and delicious. We tried local foods. The stops were not touristy but closer to what locals enjoy. Our tour guide, Arthur, was well informed and very pleasant. He provided just the right amount of information and detail. Stops/tastings included wine and cheese in an open market (Enfants-Rouges) where locals buy fresh produce, cheese, meat, etc.; delicious jam, Popeilini pastries, charcuterie at a bistro, and a bakery (delicious meringue cake).

THANK YOU FRED! This was the perfect last minute decision we could have made on our last day in Paris. My mother is handicapped so we wanted to do something where she could enjoy the whole city and monuments without walking. Fred was so kind and thoughtful in this, he even had a small stool for her to help get into the car. I highly recommend Fred and this your service. This was the perfect way to get your family photos at all the must see spots in Paris. Thank you Fred! 10/10 would recommend!

Perfect amount of time to get a sense of the city. Driver was knowledgeable and friendly.

Okaha was amazing! It really gave use a feel of Paris. Thank Yu for a great evening!

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, lots to see and learn on Picasso