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Context Paris Tours

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Le Marais
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Address: 14 Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: 1-800-691-6036
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Context Paris organizes scholar-led "walking seminars" of...

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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Market Walk by Context Paris tours

It was fun to have such a knowledgeable guide thru the Sunday morning market that ended up with a delightful picnic in the park with the supplies we'd gleaned from the stands and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Riverside, Connecticut

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

The Baguettes to Bistro Tour in the St. Germain district that my partner and I participated in last week was a delight--and yes, as others have mentioned--a highlight of our first trip to Paris. There were the two of us from Seattle, two adorable Canadian brothers and one grumpy fellow from Alabama, and the feel was very personal and down... More 

Riverside, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

It was fun to have such a knowledgeable guide thru the Sunday morning market that ended up with a delightful picnic in the park with the supplies we'd gleaned from the stands and shops at the market, including a bottle of wine filled right from the barrel in the wine shop!

Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

I recently took three Context tours in Paris. All happened to be food related - what better place to learn and sample! All three docents were exceptional and made me feel that they were sharing their passions and vocation. The small size of all of our groups made visiting the small purveyors accessible and allowed for lots of questions and... More 

Newport Beach, California
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Our guide, Ms. Sandrine Voillet, was wonderful She took a family of five, with three teenagers through an introductory tour of the Louvre that sped by much too quickly. She had the ability to keep all five of us engaged for the entire tour--both teenagers and parents. With the mobs of people flooding through the Louvre in summer, one needs... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We met our guide, Alisa, on the Baguettes to Bistro walking tour on the day we arrived in Paris. It was a lovely introduction to the area in which we were staying. We visited a bakery, butcher shop, prepared food and foie gras shop, a cheesemonger, a wine and Armagnac shop, and a chocolatier--and possibly others I've forgotten! We were... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We took three Context tours while we were in Paris---Notre Dame and Gothic Paris; Montmartre: and the Louvre Crash Tour. All three were excellent. We learned so much from them---things you would never notice if you were on your own. It would be very hard to say which of the three tours was the best. They each had very small... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We took the "Baguettes to Bistro" walk on the left bank with Preston Mohr and thoroughly enjoyed it! Preston is wonderful guide and is amazingly knowledgeable about the history and culture of Parisian gastronomy. I would recommend this tour for anyone interested French food or looking to learn a bit more. The extensive tasting at the cheese shop was most... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The Chocolate Walk was a dream come true! We visited some of the top chocolate and pastry places in the St Germain area of Paris, which is one of my favourites. The docent is a pastry chef so she was able to give us incredible insight into the industry. The samplings were extremely generous and I had to go back... More 

Enfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

There were 4 of us on this tour. Our docent was Marie Theres Berger on September 9. Marie is very knowledgeable about the artists as well as what was going on politically and socially at the time. Her command of English is outstanding - no problems whatsoever understanding her. She was able to very clearly put the various works of... More 

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

Dear MLS-SGOE, It's wonderful to hear your feedback on the Orsay seminar with Marie Theres Berger. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with her and that she was able to put the museum's vast collection into historical context in an approachable way. We'll gladly share your comments with her and hope we'll have an opportunity to welcome you... More 

New York
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Having previously taken some outstanding tours with Context in Rome, we thought we would give them a try in Paris for a tour of the Louvre. We were somewhat disappointed. First of all, the guide was ten minutes late (a bad, though not fatal sign). Secondly, she lacked a fluid command of the material; perhaps she was new at the... More 

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

Dear exmarsa, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the tour was dissatisfying. Client feedback is a crucial part of our quality control and it's comments like yours that alert us to the need to improve aspects of our programs. We did not hear from you directly so we don't know the... More 

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