Visit "Le Marais", The Chicest Neighborhood in Paris

by Elyesse Trabelsi
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  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Duration
    1h 30m
  • Group Size
    Up to 100+ guests
  • Language(s)
    • English,
    • Français (French)
  • $


"Le Marais" is one of the oldest and most cosmopolitan districts in the French capital city, which used to be a swampy area drained by Christian congregations and became then an aristocratic neighborhood in the late Middle Ages. The King of France lived there once at what became afterward the Place des Vosges, where many noble private mansions were built in the 17th century across "Le Marais". After the French Revolution of 1789, from the 19th to the 20th century, stately homes were turned into artisanal workshops such as clothing manufactures or goldsmithery/silversmithery shops, so the local population was replaced by a Parisian working class. 

At that time, the Jewish Quarter was extended all along Rue des Rosiers, then in the 1980-1990's a lot of homosexual establishments opened in this neighborhood. Today, "Le Marais" is a must-see place in Paris full of trendy boutiques, bakeries, cafés, gastronomic restaurants, museums, art galleries, ravishing gardens, magnificent historical monuments, etc.

Preparing for your Experience

A stable Internet connection, Zoom application and a compatible electronic device (a computer, laptop, smartphone, touchscreen tablet, etc.). 

Meet Your Guide

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Elyesse Trabelsi

My name is Elyesse, I'm a French freelance professional tour guide based in France around Paris. I have a master's degree in cultural heritage history and am currently obtaining another one in art history as well. 

I'm fascinated by arts, cultures and history from all over the world. I perform online guided tours and live video-lectures about a wide range of different cultural topics or historical places, while being proud to share some of my knowledge with customers.

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