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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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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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Discovering gothic style

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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Pharr, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We chose the heroine and gods family tour to the Louvre and it was a great "investment". Sandra our docent kept my three kids entertained at all times! She made it fun and very interesting for both kids and adults. We learned a lot and had a very pleasant time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went on the Louvre Crash Coursse tour in May 2015. This was not my first visit to the Louvre but it was the first time I had booked a tour. Our tour guide was fantastic and I got so much more out of the visit than I ever could have hoped to have achieved on my... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was an excellent tour. We got SO much more out of seeing the Louvre with Isabelle than we would have if we just tried to navigate it on our own. She had fantastic detailed "back stories" and ancedotes that we never would have known just by reading signage. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has limited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Context allowed us to customize our tour by asking what we wanted to be included, our interests and the people who would be participating. Our tour guide Charlotte was an extremely knowledgeable retired Art History Professor. She was fun and personable and really knew her way around to get the most out of our time. Her ability to put the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have just enjoyed my third and fourth tours through Context on my most recent trip to Paris and was thrilled with both of them. The Market tour with Alisa was full of fascinating tips on the do's and dont's of dealing with vendors, selecting wisely and not making a faux pas while eating in France. It was a colorful,... More 

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

Dear Leslie T, Thank you for your lovely post. We too are thrilled that experience with Context continues to impress—having such glowing feedback from return clients is wonderful for us to read. We especially love hearing when information gleaned from our walks reverberates throughout the rest of your trip, as it sounds like it did after your market seminar with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our 3-hour tour of the Louvre with Carolina was fantastic! We found Context Travel to be everything they promote on their website and found the reviews on Trip Advisor very helpful. When signing up, I told Context that I have a 14-year old who is not crazy about museums, so we had a challenge ahead of making the 3 hour... More 

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

Dear Hilary H, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions. We're very pleased that you found your overall experience with Context to be so positive and that the other reviews on our Trip Advisor page were helpful. We're especially happy to hear that your docent was able to engage your daughter right away and help foster an... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We did the Baguette to Bistro tour with Preston and enjoyed it very much. Preston was quite knowledgeable, friendly, and kind. The shops we visited were terrific, and we learned a lot. We would definitely do it again and recommend it to friends. We visited Giverny with Sandrine and had a lovely time. Sandrine really knows her art and art... More 

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

Dear Jessica R, We're thrilled that you enjoyed your tours with Sandrine and Preston, and that both experiences were enriching and memorable. We sincerely appreciate your sharing your feedback with the Trip Advisor and hope we'll have the pleasure of traveling with you again soon. Best, Context More 

Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I and our 2 young children (6 & 8), really enjoyed our tour with Jacob. He was very kind and friendly and immediately worked hard to talk directly to our children, and engage them throughout the tour. Our kids found it really interesting, as did the grownups. Jacob was excellent! I would highly recommend this tour, and... More 

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

Dear JTro, Thank you for your kind words. We're delighted that you found the seminar to be an enriching experience and that Jacob was so attuned to the interests of your children. We value your recommendation and look forward to walking with you again in the near future. Best, Context 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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