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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 #49 of 490 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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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We booked "Gods, Queens and Heroines - A Louvre Crash Course for Families" on our recent trip to Paris and it was one of the best decisions we made. My husband and I had visited the Louvre several times before, but never with kids in tow; we were not certain how they would respond to the place. Turns out, we... More

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Ojai, California
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9 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had spent a lot of time in Montmartre before but didn't know all of the history, so we booked a family walk through the area (Context Travel's "Palettes & Paintbrushes") with our three young kids (4, 6, and 8). Anaïs from Context took us throughout the area, starting with hot chocolates to warm up the kids (and us) and... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been Context tourists for years now, and our recent tour of the Musee d’Orsay was yet another winner. We were extremely fortunate to have had basically a private tour with a young American art historian and lecturer. With his incredible enthusiasm and knowledge, our tour through the history of art represented from Classicism through Impressionism and beyond brought... More

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Indialantic, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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

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