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Paris Walking Tour: Discover the Marais District and Skip the Line Picasso Museum Ticket

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3588MARAIS
Explore Paris’ historic Marais district and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Picasso Museum on this 2-hour Paris walking tour. Follow your guide through the Marais — known for its strong Jewish community — and discover top city attractions like the Hotel de Ville and the buzzing galleries and cafés of the Rue des Rosiers. Many of the narrow streets of the Marais are pedestrianized, so a walking tour is the best way to explore! Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Picasso Museum and admire beautiful paintings and sculptures by the famous artist.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Led by a local guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Meet your guide outside Rambuteau metro station in the afternoon, then set off on foot to begin your 1.5-hour walking tour of Paris’ Marais district. Vibrant and artistic, the Marais boasts centuries of heritage and is today widely considered among Paris most charming districts.

Follow your guide through the narrow lanes of the Marais and admire top attractions such as the Hotel de Ville (the town hall). This impressive building dates back to 1553 and is now the home of the Mayor of Paris. The large square in front of the Hotel de Ville hosts different attractions throughout the year, including an ice-skating rink and outdoor concerts.

As you walk, listen as your guide explains the district’s fascinating history. The Marais was the site of the first Jewish settlement in Paris and continues to be the hub of the Jewish community today. Pass by the Memorial de la Shoah, an important Jewish site inaugurated in 2005 that stands as a powerful reminder of the Holocaust in France.

Next, see one of the best examples of Jewish culture in the Marais today – the cobbled Rue des Rosiers, home to Jewish bakeries, bookshops and kosher food outlets. Walk along this bustling street with your guide and soak up the atmosphere among the popular cafés and boutiques.

Continue to the Place des Voges, one of the oldest squares in Paris and a highlight of the Marais. Widely considered among the most beautiful squares in Paris, it was once a royal park and home to famous French writer Victor Hugo.

Head on to the Picasso Museum and receive your skip-the-line entry ticket to beat the queues and head straight in. With narration from your personal audio-guide, explore the hallways and galleries at your leisure and admire the many masterpieces you find. When your visit to the Picasso Museum comes to an end, step outside to conclude your tour.

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Departure Point:
Central Paris, near the Pompidou Centre
Departure Time:
90 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Picasso Museum

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Paris Walking Tour: Discover the Marais District and Skip the Line Picasso Museum Ticket

Marais Walking Tour in Paris

  • Local guide in the walking tour
  • Entrance fees of the Picasso Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Audio headset at the museum
Additional Information:
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: petekind, November 2014

Excellent trip, good guide!

Reviewed by: anita92024, October 2014

Very very good tour and excellent guide. Learned a lot about the Marais district and what went on in the olden days and how it transitioned to the hip place it is today. A very worthwhile tour led by a charming guide (whose name escapes me. Please see that he gets proper credit.)

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Tour code: 3588MARAIS