Paris - Le Marais - Rags to Riches

Le Marais - Rags to Riches

(254 reviews)
Le Marais, Paris, France
30 mins

About the tour

Visit one of the best preserved areas of Paris and see why Parisians cherish this trendy and hip district. Le Marais used to be the home of France's noble families in the 17th and 18th centuries before they were forced to leave during the French Revolution. The area became one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the city before being revitalised from the 1950s into what it is today. Join us as we walk by mouth dropping pavilions and hear centuries' old tales that will transport you through history.

Meet your local guide


It's an understatement to say Florent knows Paris. Born in this wonderful city, Florent says he confidently knows every nook and cranny. Having completed over 2000 tours, we believe him. He's a self-declared history, art, and archaeology fan. What he loves most is sharing the best parts (and secrets) of Paris with you! “In French, if you add two letters to Paris, it becomes Paradis (Paradise in English)” he laughs. And paradise, it truly is. Be it exploring Paris' gastronomical delights or catching an auction, walking along the River Seine (which Florent gallantly swam), exploring spots where Hemingway lived or its sprawling gardens, Florent takes you on an exciting tour through his favorite city. “I love sharing my discoveries, explaining the boisterous history of Paris and showing places that are very hard to find otherwise, and of course getting to know new people every day!” Florent says.

Florent has been guiding since Aug 2010

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Paris with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Paris. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Koko V.

06 March 2021

As usual, Florent led a very interesting tour with lots of great historical information. Merci Florent!

Barbara C.

06 March 2021

Always a great tour!

Ella B.

06 March 2021

I love to revisit Paris this way (until I can get there in person) and I get to help support a local guide.

Marg R.

06 March 2021

Florent is my tour guide of choice in Paris! His tours are of passageways a bit off the normal "tourist" sights and I enjoy his energy and knowledge greatly!! Highly recommended!

Danielle B.

06 March 2021

Extremely well organized and knowledgeable guide, he does justice to his beautiful city!

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