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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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Lights Out, Paris Under the Occupation

Six of us - my husband, niece and her husband and their two children (ages 13 & 17) - spent 8 days in Paris. On our 4th day there we met up with Daniel Geffreys who conducted our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Six of us - my husband, niece and her husband and their two children (ages 13 & 17) - spent 8 days in Paris. On our 4th day there we met up with Daniel Geffreys who conducted our tour. I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT DANIEL!!! He is an author, consultant, historian-among other things- and his knowledge of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have been so impressed with this company. I was kept up to date with all arrangements for the walking tour. On the day our guide, Preston was charming, informative and so enthusiastic - it was a total pleasure. We had chosen the Baguette to Bistro walk, the cheeses we tasted were unlike any I had tried before.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our first morning in Paris we did a walking food market tour. History of the market, a bit of an education on what we should do (bonjour when you enter the stores) an d not do (don't handle the merchandise/produce until you build a relationship with the vendor/owner. Plus tips on what to look for in food at the local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went on the private chocolate and pastry tour with Cassandra and it was great. She tooks usto 8 different locations for tasting chocolates and pastries. It was great and she provide a lot of information about the sweets along with the chefs. We went back to almost every shop to buy some more sweets. My family really enjoyed this... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were in Paris for a family vacation with three teenage boys and took both the Notre Dame/Gothic Paris tour with docent Sandra Laville and the Louvre Crash Course with docent Marie Dessaillen. Both were excellent. We have done similar tours with Context in Istanbul, Rome, and Barcelona and have found the tours to be very thoughtful and educational. The... More 

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Temecula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We did two Context Tours. The first was the Paris by Boat Tour with Marie Dessaillen. She was so awesome. We came to Paris only knowing the tourist spots, but she knows so much history about that city, that in the short time we spent with her, we really left with a real appreciation for Paris. She has a tablet... More 

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

Dear Josh P, how wonderful to hear you found both your "Paris by Riverboat" and "Louvre Crash Course" seminars to be so memorable! We're very pleased that both Marie Dessaillen and Marie Theres Berger were able to impart their knowledge in an engaging way and show a side of Paris and art) with which you were unfamiliar. This is our... More 

Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We did 2 tours via Context while in Paris - Crash Course of the Louvre and their Chocolate and Pastries walk through Paris. Both were AMAZING!!! The guides on both tours were incredibly knowledgeable. I never felt like I was being guided but rather was out with one of my incredibly smart friends who happened to know everything about what... More 

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

Dear CaliDJete, thank you so much for writing about your experience with us. It's wonderful to hear that both tours were so memorable in their own way, and that you enjoyed the friendly expertise of your docents. We so appreciate your high recommendation and hope you'll join us again in the near future. Best, Context More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We just got back from the Haussmann's Paris tour with Bernard Zirnheld. A fantastic tour with only 4 participants. Bernie is extremely knowledgeable and also a lot of fun. We covered a few kilometers of walking and talking with Bernie answering all questions in depth and imparting some real knowledge, not touristie facts. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Ken D, thank you for your lovely review. We're thrilled to read you enjoyed our "City Invented, Haussmann and the Making of Modern Paris" seminar and that the small size of the group and expertise and passion of your docent made the experience so memorable. That is certainly our aim! We hope we'll have the pleasure of walking and... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We did 2 tours with Context while in Paris-a Gothic Architecture tour with Cindy (Notre Dame and St. Chapelle) and the Louvre with Caroline. The best part about it was they talked WITH my kids and completely engaged them during the tours. The time FLEW by, we learned a TON and laughed and enjoyed ourselves every second. It felt as... More 

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

Dear Squirrels88, we so appreciate your taking the time to post your feedback and find it very rewarding to hear that not only did you and your family enjoy your family tours with Cindy and Caroline, you learned quite a lot as well. Our aim with our family tours is to engage children and help foster an appreciation for investigating... More 

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

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

Dear Roy H, Thank you for such glowing feedback. We're thrilled that you found your walks with Marie, Isabelle, and Jacob to be so memorable and we're absolutely delighted that you might like to travel with us again. We hope we'll see you again soon! Best, Context More 

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