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Context Paris Tours

14 Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Ranked #58 of 708 Activities in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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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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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

In September we had the good fortune of being led by Marie on a day-trip excursion to Giverny. Informative, beautiful, and enjoyable. Marie was a knowledgeable as well as delightful guide (consistent with our other experiences with Context walking tours). Upon returning to Paris in the fairly early afternoon, we visited l'Orangerie on the Louvre grounds to see again some... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It sounded more interesting than it turned out to be. I thought it would be a nice counterpoint to see after all the Beaux Arts and Haussmann buildings that occupy most of central Paris - and it was. It was mildly interesting and worth knowing about if you're an architecture buff. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. But after... More

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Paul B, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear Justbetweenyouandme, Thank you for feedback. We're pleased that you felt your docent was very knowledgable and interesting and that you were happy with our offer after you were unable to attend your original tour; however we were sorry that that one of the buildings was covered in scaffolding and that the tour was not what you expected. We'll certainly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Damien guided us through the gallery like a master. We have been to this amazing museum before but felt seeing the art through the eyes of an expert would give us a better understanding of the development of art. We were not disappointed. Highly recommended.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We've taken several Context walks in Rome, but this was our first in Paris. We know that Context walks are more expensive than a lot of available tours, but believe their small-group concept is worth the additional cost. The docents are knowledgeable about their tour topic, and we appreciate being able to have meaningful discussions with them as we go.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This trip to Paris was my SO's first so I wanted it to be very informative, intimate and without overwhelming crowds in a large tour environment. I was fortunate to find Context Walking tours which limit their group sizes to a maximum 6 people. We took 5 tours through Context and were very impressed with all of the tours. From... More

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I did the chocolate & pastry tour in St. Germain with Jill. She was a fun and knowledgeable tour guide and it was a beautiful day to walk around the picturesque St. Germain area. We got a spreadsheet ahead of time with the names & addresses of the places we visited, which was handy. Communication from Context was great, and... More

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Paul B, Owner at Context Paris Tours, responded to this review

Dear Crystalized, Thank you for feedback. We're pleased to read that you had an enjoyable experience on your walk and that communication with Context went smoothly; however, I was sorry to read that you felt the experience was overpriced. The cost of our walks is comparable to that of other small-group expert-led tours in Paris. Our tours are set up... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife and I decided to do this foodie tour because it was quite broad and enjoyed a foodie tour we booked in Florence the year before. We were in a group of 6+the guide Alisa. She was knowledgeable and engaging throughout. We booked ourselves onto the Baguette to Bistro tour which covered Fois Gras, Salami, a wide range of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The child friendly tours we did with Context were fantastic!! The two tours were Looking for Lutetia, Roman Paris for Families and Louvre Crash Course. Both docents did a wonderful job entertaining the children while also making the tour educational. We used a number of tour operators on our trip and the Context tours were by far the best!!!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Context consistently delivers excellent tours and our visit to Paris was no exception. Our family (2 adults, 2 teens) took two Paris tours, the first an orientation tour with Marie and the second a Gothic Paris tour with Cindy. Both docents were fabulous - smart, highly knowledgeable about a range of subjects, personable and funny. We all enjoyed ourselves. It... More

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