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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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Context Paris organizes scholar-led "walking seminars" of Paris...

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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The Only Way to Experience Europe

This is my second time using Context Travel in Paris--the first was four years ago with my mother and 18 year old daughter. I will not travel in Europe without taking tours with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time using Context Travel in Paris--the first was four years ago with my mother and 18 year old daughter. I will not travel in Europe without taking tours with Context. It's that simple. I've also used them in Washington DC and in Barcelona, Madrid, and Amsterdam. This last week we opted for group tours (max of... More 

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

Dear ChezGH, thank you for your kind words! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us in Paris, and even more that you find Context to be such a reliable companion in your travels! It remains a pleasure to arrange memorable experiences with our expert docents and we look forward to seeing you again, wherever in the world... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We spent 3 wonderful hours with Marie. We were supposed to tour the Louvre but it was closed for a strike. Instead, Marie regrouped quickly with her iPad and gave us a choice of 6+ other tours to chose from. We went to Montmartre and strolled the streets learning about the Impressionists' studios and lives. Marie made it accessible and... More 

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

Dear mazlex537, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It's wonderful to hear that your time with Marie made such an impression on your family, even with the unannounced closure at the Louvre (a decidely French experience in and of itself!). Marie is an outstanding scholar and a great representative of the team of docents we work with, in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Informative survey of food shops in the 7th arrondissment. The guide made it interactive and the food we tasted along the way was good. We did not speak French, so having someone speak the language was helpful in navigating the different small businesses. However, I'm not sure it was worth the high cost. It almost felt like a old friend... More 

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

Dear Winslow2015, We're pleased that you found the walk to be an informative and interactive experience; however we were sorry to read that you did not feel it worth the cost. The price of our tours is comparable to that of other small-group, expert-led tours in Paris. Regarding culinary-themed tours especially, Paris is a expensive city and the cost of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The tour itself -ie. where we went was excellent. I wish we had done it on the first day we were in Paris as there were etiquette tips telling us how to behave to get good service. We went to some interesting food shops where our guide bought samples of things we would eventually taste. I have mixed opinions about... More 

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

Dear ABoneSF, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with the TripAdvisor community. While we are pleased that you found the tour to be informative, we were concerned to read your comments regarding our guide. We will follow up offline. Best, Context More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We took a Context guided food tour of the Marais just a few days after the terror attacks on the city. While it was very quiet in this part of the city, the tour was fine.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We highly recommend Context Travel. We had heard about them from friends, and the Crash Course of the Louvre was better than I expected. We learned about many of the key pieces of the collection, setting the stage to explore again later on our own. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. We went on a Context Travel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

On short notice Context not only arranged our transportation from Paris to Cain, but our tour of Normandy and Omaha Beach was with the author of the book about this historic place and time. His knowledge, and delivery of Churchill's speeches was extraordinary. We were truly moved by the entire experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

One of our best experiences in Paris. Preston our tour guide was fabulous and explained the history and importance of various foods such as cheese, baguettes etc. Our taste buds were on overdrive on this tour. Well worth the price. You must do this and you will better understand french food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Our tour guide, Alisa Morov was amazing! She gave us a private walking tour and food tasting in the Marais area of Paris. She was incredible - full of interesting information and definitely knew the best places to taste the best food! My husband is gluten free and it wasn't easy, but she definitely planned for him in the tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

A lovely, relaxing, personalized excursion into the world of Claude Monet. From the moment we met at the train station in Paris, the docent swept us off our feet. Beginning in our train car, we were presented with a rich history of Impressionism, interesting biographical material of the "father" of this art movement, anecdotal information, and a wonderful IPad portfolio... More 

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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.
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