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Context Paris Tours

14 Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
1-800-691-6036
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Ranked #45 of 462 activities in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Context Paris organizes scholar-led "walking seminars" of Paris and excursions beyond. Walks are limited to six participants and held as an in-depth... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Indialantic, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. We were so lucky to have Laurel Sanderson as our guide. She was the BEST!!! The tour featured history combined with delightful tastes, smells and sights! We were a party of six ranging in ages from 10 to 65...everyone was entertained. Laurel is such an inspirational person full of happiness... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Context Tours have got things right. They use educated specialists to be your tour guide and not only that the people they use are down to earth and in our case with the stylish Bernard "Bernie" Zirnheld made the whole experience memorable. We had not used Context Tours before and we are not art specialists, just Aussies wanting to get... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took the chocolate and macaron tour with Jill throughtout the St. Germain area and it was fantastic. Jill had such knowledge of even the history and how it affected how the shops came about. She was fantastic and is a "macaron expert". My two teenagers loved all the different taste testings and were pleased they got to pick out... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm not going to write a long review but for myself and my wife and 2 sons (age 9 & 12) this tour was excellent. I had tried to book other places as a last minute option but I was referred to Context after being referred by Paris Muse tours. So impressed with the tour guide Anais Grateau, very prompt,... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We signed up for a private "Baguette to Bistro" tour with Alisa. It was our daughter and son-in-law's first trip to Paris and we wanted an introduction to French food. It was a wildly successful day with stops at a gourmet shop where we sampled the best foie gras and other delicacies; a bakery where we purchased a baguette; at... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had been to the Louvre before with friends and remembered rushing through it, making sure to see a handful of "must see" works. This time I was returning with my daughter, an art teacher, and I wanted our Louvre experience to be the best it could be for the time we could allow. After reading many reviews online, I... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We elected to do a private tour with Context Tours - a full day exploring the chateau, gardens and the other important buildings on the estate. Our docent was the lovely Sandra and she knew her subject well. Although it was expensive it was worth it as we discovered a lot more then we would have got by ourselves. Sandra... More

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Paul B, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear Amanda H., Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your Versailles excursion. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with our docent Sandra and that she provided an insightful tour. However, we are sorry to read there were some administrative issues. It appears that there might have been an information gap on our end regarding the addition... More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A friend who has never led us astray recommended Context tours and we were happy she did. We did the Baguettes to Bistro's tour led by Preston, who was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The choice of shops where we stopped was great, and it was clear that Preston was liked and appreciated by the owners/staff of each one. It's worth noting... More

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Arnold, Maryland
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10 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Merci beaucoup Preston for a fabulous "Paris Market Walk" on Mother's Day in France. This tour is a sensual delight and a great way to spend a Sunday morning in Paris with my grown daughters. I can still see the bright colors, smell the fruit, vegetables, and flowers, as well as taste the cheese, breads, and charcuterie. Tres Bon!

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Severna Park, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Preston was amazing! Terrific Mother/Daughter (on France's Mother's Day) walking tour of a real Paris Market. Learned so much! Great food, wine and conversation.

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