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Context Paris Tours

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Address: 14 Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: 1-800-691-6036
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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.
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Magnificient Marie!

Marie Dessaillen was our guide for our first experience at the Louvre. This was one of four tours we took while in Paris and London and it was the HIGHLIGHT of our ENTIRE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Marie Dessaillen was our guide for our first experience at the Louvre. This was one of four tours we took while in Paris and London and it was the HIGHLIGHT of our ENTIRE vacation! Marie was wonderfully enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable, and absolutely genuine in her appreciation of the subject matter and our family. She tailored our tour to accommodate our... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I did a 3 hr English tour of the Louvre with the very excellent, Charlotte. Directions for the meeting spot were very clear & easy to find - Charlotte was right on time & we started promptly at 11:30. There were only 3 of us on the tour - they purposely keep the tours small. Entry tickets were provided -... More 

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princeton, new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was our second Context tour of the Louvre. We wanted something beyond the "see the famous highlights tour". so we created a specialized tailored tour directly with Context and it was so worthwhile. Our docent, Marie Desaillen is a treasure. We had gone to Versailles with her on our last trip and requested her again for the Louvre tour.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

http://www.contexttravel.com/city/paris/walking-tour-details/chocolates-pastries-in-paris We met Preston Mohr our guide for this very serious tour of some of the best Chocolatier's of Paris. He welcomed our private party of 5 then gave us a comprehensive but brief history of Chocolate, informing us that Chocolate of course is consumed for medical reasons and is very good for you. That's a great way to justify... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

On a whim during our last visit to Paris this past autumn I booked an impromptu walking tour via Context Tours Paris. I vaguely described the type of tour I thought we would enjoy and voila the recommendation was Jewish Paris and the Marais walk guided by Frank Mikus. The route itself was full of interest and curiosity and Frank... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On a recent visit to The City of Lights, we splurged and treated ourselves to 5 walking tours with Context Travel. First of all, it was quite a challenge to select just these 5, with so many inviting/intriguing choices: ~~Montmartre~~Chocolates and Pasteries in Paris~~Walking with Hemingway, A Journey Through Literary Paris~~Louvre Crash Course~~Le Hot Jazz, An American Art Form in... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We took four Context tours during our April 2014 stay in Paris. One of us had used Context in Rome a decade earlier, and recalled it as the best tour we had experienced. Context Paris did not disappoint. Our tours were Montmartre; Rive Gauche Evening Stroll; Baguette to Bistro; and Musee d'Orsay/19th Century Paris. The Monmartre and Musee d'Orsay tours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had a terrific experience this past October with the "Gods, Queens & Heroines, Louvre Crash Course for Families" tour thru Context Paris Tours. My wife and I had been to the Louvre in the past, but like many had been overwhelmed by the scale of the museum and ended up neglecting much of it. This time we were traveling as... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As it was my second time visiting Paris, I wanted to avoid some of the usual tourist attractions and learn more about the local history and culture. Context tours provided this in a small, manageable sized group tour. I did two tours, firstly a food tour with Preston that I thoroughly enjoyed. Walking around the Marais district, we tried many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

I had an excellent experience on my Baguette to Bistro seminar with Preston, a culinary expert and sommelier. It was a fun and engaging introduction to French food traditions—I particularly loved visiting the historic cheese shop where Preston presented a number of less-known french cheese and how they are aged and produced. I also loved getting to know the other... More 

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