Guided tour of the Marais district
In just a few years a poor and atypical part of the city has become the country’s hotspot of style and sophistication. Your professional guide will explain why it happened and show you how the Marais evolved into the most aristocratic district of Paris.
With about 80 ‘hôtels particuliers’ (luxury townhouses), the Marais is evocative of the famous personalities of the past: Charles VI – the mad king, Henri IV- the good king, Scarron – the orphan who became a widow; Madame de Maintenon – wife of the Sun King (Louis XIV). And since Charlemagne (Charles the Great), the Marias evolved with the flavours of a vibrant Jewish culture.
During this visit you will explore the impressive, ‘Cours d’honneur’ (courtyard) of Paris: Place des Vosges is the most beautiful and most expensive place in the city, epitomised by the culture and art of its galleries.