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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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Took 3 different tours - All were fantastic!

Just got back from Paris yesterday. Context folks were all fantastic. 1) Welcome to Paris - Marie (a local) met us at the hotel afternoon we arrived & provide a perfict intro... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Paris, France
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Just got back from Paris yesterday. Context folks were all fantastic. 1) Welcome to Paris - Marie (a local) met us at the hotel afternoon we arrived & provide a perfict intro / orientation. Gave us overview of city, how to use the metro & buy tickets (so no need for metro pass). She follow this with a walking tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a lovely afternoon with Caroline at the Louvre. She was very informative and engaging, and we felt we efficiently covered a lot of ground at the Louvre in a very short period of time. We were able to see the big draw pieces at the museum and learn a great deal - while keeping my 9 year old... More 

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Dear AnnetteL75, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're so happy that you and your entire family enjoyed your seminar with Caroline, and that you felt she was able to fully engage your daughter with the major pieces in the Louvre's magnificent collection. We so appreciate that you would recommend us to others and we look... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our docent was Charlotte, who has a Phd in art history, and who had the unenviable task of keeping five of us (ages 13–72) in tow. At each exhibit, she explained a bit of the history of its time. We have taken Context tours in other cities, and I can tell you, we get so much more out of our... More 

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Dear peter-beagle, thank you for your kind words. It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed your walk with Charlotte as much as you enjoyed your seminar with us in Barcelona. We are so pleased that Charlotte was able to engage each member of your family and provide important context for understanding each piece she presented to you. We look... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our guides were Rebecca Cavanaugh for "Paris by Riverboat" on June 23, Marie Theres Berger for "Louvre Crash Course" on June 26, and Elaine Polley for "Notre Dame and Gothic Paris" on June 27. We enjoyed being with each of them very much. They were all knowledgeable, engaged, and personable. Rebecca's info was nicely paced, and was especially well calibrated... More 

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Dear Carol L, thank you for your lovely feedback on your three seminars with us. We're so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with your docents and that you appreciated the unique perspectives they each had to offer. We were especially thrilled that Elaine was able to find a creative solution for an unexpected closure that left you... More 

Redwood City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I booked this tour for a group of five including my best friend and our daughters. I've used Context for other private tours in various European cities and would highly recommend them. I've never been disappointed and have always felt that they are well worth the cost. Our tour of Giverney was particularly great. Marie-Therese, our guide, was warm, welcoming... More 

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Dear Connie M, thank you for your lovely feedback. How wonderful it is to read that you, your best friend, and your daughters appreciated your time at Giverny with Marie Theres. Such feedback is very rewarding for us to read, especially when it comes from travelers who've experience Context walks in other cities. We're very pleased that Marie Theres was... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I just had the wonderful experience of taking this walking tour with Preston Mohr. He was knowledgeable, friendly and very excited about showing us his adopted city through the eyes of the locals. We visited a true Boulangerie, (excellent croissants), along with a local cheese shop, a bakery, meat market, chocolatier, and wine shop. When I say true I mean... More 

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Dear cmm3212015, we are delighted to hear from you and to read that Preston helped you to develop a newfound appreciation for the complexities of French food traditions! He is an excellent representative of his adopted city as well as Context and we're thrilled to have him on our team of expert docents. We hope we'll have the pleasure of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Alisa was a great tour guide as she guided us through an outdoor and indoor French market. We learned about interesting produce, talked with vendors, visited a fabulous cheese shop, picked up snacks and wine along the way, and then enjoyed a picnic in the park to sample our purchases. Highly recommend for anyone who loves to eat or cook!... More 

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Dear MrsHoHo, thank you for your kind words. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Marché d'Aligre with Alisa, learning about local produce, interacting with vendors, and sampling the finds. We hope we'll have the chance to walk with you again, perhaps at another market in one of our other 34 cities. Best, Context More 

Santa Barbara, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was my second time taking this tour and we had a wonderful informative time! Our docent was very knowledgable and the Northern Marais is budding with new chefs and trends as well as traditions.

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Dear Beth B, Thank you for your lovely feedback. It's wonderful to see that your New Parisian Palate seminar was just as enjoyable and informative the second time around. We're pleased that you found the docent to be knowledgable and able to introduce the changing face of the Marais's innovative food scene. We hope to travel with you again soon,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I booked the family gothic tour for my husband and two teenage daughters. It was our first trip to Paris and I knew we would get tired of shopping & museums and thus I wanted to try something different. It was really worth it! Cindy, a PhD in architecture and professor was outstanding! She explained not only the architecture but... More 

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Dear Ilana F, thank you for your kind words about your experience in our Gothic Paris seminar. We are very pleased that you found Cindy to be well-credentialed and informed—indeed she is an excellent representation of the vast network of scholars and experts who lead our walks. It is wonderful to hear that she was able to engage each member... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We booked this tour for our family that included kids age 9, 11 and 13. The tour covered the history and architecture of Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle and the Concergerie. Our guide was really well informed but the tour didn't seem to engage our kids as I had hoped. Our guide warmed them up by the end, but it dragged... More 

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

Dear Lisa K, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the Trip Advisor community. While we are pleased that you found your docent to be well informed, we were sorry to hear you felt the tour was not accessible enough for your children. Messages like yours are precisely the reason that do we do solicit feedback... More 

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Address: 14 Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: 1-800-691-6036
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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