We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Context Paris Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Le Marais
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 14 Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: 1-800-691-6036
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Context Paris organizes scholar-led "walking seminars" of Paris and...
Context Paris organizes scholar-led "walking seminars" of Paris and excursions beyond. Walks are limited to six participants and held as an in-depth exploration of a given topic: French art, Gothic architecture, cuisine, the French Revolution, etc. The docents who lead the walks are drawn from local universities or are practicing architects, chefs, and other specialists.
read more
Book ahead on Expedia
Book a Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 180 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Giverny and Chartres

We have used Context travel for tours in Rome, Florence and now Paris. This company gives absolutely the best tours we have ever been on (and we have used a number of different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Kathleen M
,
Indianapolis, Indiana
Add Photo Write a Review

180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have used Context travel for tours in Rome, Florence and now Paris. This company gives absolutely the best tours we have ever been on (and we have used a number of different companies). The highlights for us are the very small groups and the fact that the docents are so very knowledgable about their subject matter. Our recent tours... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ContextTravel, Manager at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen M, thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Context, this time in Paris, and organize again our scholar-led seminars. It's great to hear you appreciate the opportunity for the intimacy that the small-group provides! We're delighted that you enjoyed your time at Chartres and Giverny and look forward to seeing... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Alisa Morov is an expert in French cooking and the art of finding the best seasonal food of Paris. She is a master of the French market place and she presents the information with humor and wisdom. Anyone in Paris should allow themselves the time to take her tour and perhaps learn (and taste) the difference between a rillette and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
ContextTravel, Manager at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear Powdow6, thank you so much for your comments which we'll happily share with Alisa, a chef and cookbook author who spends much of her personal time perusing the markets! We're elated that you enjoyed learning from her expertise and hope we'll have an opportunity to travel with you again, soon. Best, Context More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went on the tour today and it was great. A great selection of places. Preston (the guide) was courteous and friendly. There are so many places to eat and so many things to try we wish that we had done this tour on the first day. Preston had a lot of great suggestions to places to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ContextTravel, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear jemorgan94, thanks for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed the Baguette to Bistro gastronomic seminar with Preston and that he offered a great variety of new foods to taste. We hope it was eye-opening! Best, Context More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went on the Louvre crash course tour with Context in Paris last week (May 2015). Our tour guide, Lorraine, was exceptional. She was extremely knowledgeable (having studied her undergrad degree at the Louvre), the tour was well planned out and Lorraine was able to provide a overall context to this massive musuem as well as information about each exhibit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ContextTravel, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear nzm76, Thank you for such glowing feedback. Lorraine is absolutely an asset to our organization and I'm so pleased that she provided such an exceptional and illuminating experience for you at the Louvre. One of our aims at Context is to facilitate those broader connections, as you say, so it's pleasing to hear that the aim was met on... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Me and my family went to Paris, and after 2 days, we weren't sure of what to do. Then we decided to book a tour, King's Quest, and it was awesome. It was fun, enjoyable, and we all learned a lot. Also, the tour guide was really helpful, and she made us laugh and was funny. I would definitely recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ContextTravel, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear Asya122, Thank you for your kind words! We're so pleased to hear that you found the Kings Quest, one of our child-oriented seminars, to be enjoyable and educational for the whole family. Our family docents have worked hard to design experiences that are engaging and stimulating for our youngest participants, so it's wonderful to hear that we achieved this... More 

Avon, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is our first trip to Paris. We utilized Context in Italy on several occasions so we sought them here. We are grateful we did. We had tours of the Louvre and Orsay. Both museums are overwhelming in sheer physical size and organizational complexity. Having a guide to show the logistics was extremely useful. We saw fantastic amounts of art... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ContextTravel, Manager at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear Robert W, Thank you for such outstanding comments. It's always rewarding for us to learn that returning clients continue to be wowed by our seminars. Definitely our goal is to provide stimulating and educational experiences which, thanks to the small group size, we attempt to personalize. It's great to hear that we achieved that with you. Look forward to... More 

Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We took two great tours at the end of March/beginning of April. Both of our tour guides were energetic, knowledgeable, and eager to share their insights into Parisian food and history. The Market Walk took us on a tour of a representative local market - what we learned about cheese alone was worth the price! We ended the tour with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ContextTravel, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear traveler477376, thank you for your comment! We're thrilled that both docents were able to provide unique and insightful learning experiences. That is definitely our aim in working with true scholars and experts. We sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to travel with you again! Best, Context More 

Santa Rosa, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We took 3 of the walking seminars this week: City Invented: Houssmann with Jacob, Left Bank Evening Stroll with Frank and Baguette to Bistro with Cassandra. All were well worth the time and money. We love Context Waking Tours due to the high quality of th4 guides and the limited number of participants. All of these guides were from the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ContextTravel, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear Janet W, thank you so much for such a thoughtful and thorough review. We will be sure to share it with Frank, Jacob, and Cassandra—each are real assets to our team with unique perspectives on the city. It is always so gratifying to learn that our travelers have found our experiences enriching and memorable. That is certainly our aim.... More 

Boston
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband, daughter and I recently enjoyed two tours in Paris at Musee D'Orsay and at Versailles. Both guides were outstanding. They were personable, warm, and very knowledgable in their respective fields, and conducted the tours with the perfect balance of friendliness and leadership. They made a point of engaging our 16 year old daughter as an equal participant and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ContextTravel, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear InbarBoston, Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your Context experience, from the booking process to the seminars themselves. I'm especially pleased that each docent was able to engage each member of your family in a meaningful way—this is certainly something we strive for. I hope we'll have the opportunity to travel with you again... More 

Tempe, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We spent a very enjoyable 2.5 hours in Paris with Preston who is very engaging and a wonderful resource about food and wine from all over the world, not just in France. He is a sommelier with extensive knowledge about wine and food in general, but especially as an American having lived in Paris for some time, his local knowledge... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ContextTravel, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear nick m, Thank you for your kind comment! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Preston and gained new knowledge from his wine and local expertise. It will be a pleasure to share your comment with him. I hope we'll have an opportunity to travel with you again! Best, Context More 

Travelers who viewed Context Paris Tours also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
 

Been to Context Paris Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Context Paris Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Le Marais

Neighborhood Profile
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
Explore this neighborhood