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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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Immigration Tour in Paris

The tour was fantastic - a breath of fresh air. It was a unique experience and we learned a lot. The guide was well-informed and highly engaged and engaging. I would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
AmandaGearoid
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Paris, France
Paris Pass|Includes entry to over 60 sights and attractions
Musee d'Orsay
Musee d'Orsay
Musee du Louvre
Musee du Louvre
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedr...
Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
Palais Garnier - O...
Musee de l'Orangerie
Musee de l'Oranger...
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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The tour was fantastic - a breath of fresh air. It was a unique experience and we learned a lot. The guide was well-informed and highly engaged and engaging. I would recommend this tour to people who might want to see a different side of Paris, and learn more about its recent history.

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ContextTravel, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear AmandaGearoid, Thank you for your kind words! Our aim with this seminar is to show a different side of Paris; so we're delighted that you enjoyed the tour and found it meaningful and enriching. We hope to travel with you again soon. Best, Context More 

Old Hickory, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Just returned from Paris on this tour and it was incredible. We saw many small shops and tasted lots of yummy goodies. Hard to believe so many great things in such a small area. Can't wait to return to some of them. Our guide was as enthused about sharing as we were about seeing and tasting. Really enjoyed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I signed up for the Normandie-DDay tour with some bit of reluctance. We are not "tour" people & usually venture out on our own. So happy we signed up with Context Travel! Geoffrey was our guide. His knowledge of the history, geography and personal experience was amazing! We thought we knew quite a lot about DDay history... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I did the Private walk: Gods, Queens & Heroines, Louvre Crash Course for Families. On the description it sounded like there was a theme and what we ended up with was unorganized and short we saw 6 things on our tour and we also had a double stroller which didn't help our guide navigate around I felt like I had... More 

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ContextTravel, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sarah A, Thank you for your feedback. While we're pleased that you felt your docent was knowledgable and kind, we were sorry to read that you felt the experience was different from expected. We do send a client survey after every walk but having not received yours, were not aware there was an issue. We've designed our Louvre for... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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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17 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Staying in Le Marais

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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.