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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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Conceiving Couture Fashion Tour!

If you are interested in learning about the history of fashion and why Paris is such an important part of fashion history - this is the perfect tour for you. Our guide, Marie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Boston
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in learning about the history of fashion and why Paris is such an important part of fashion history - this is the perfect tour for you. Our guide, Marie, walked us around the city and showed us where it all began. She had a very deep knowledge of the evolution of fashion and set that within... More 

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

Dear Egad, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It's wonderful to read that you found our "Conceiving Couture: Fashion History in Paris" so interesting, and that Marie prepared a fascinating and contextural narrative. She'll be very pleased to read this! Thank you again, and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Context More 

Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My children gave me a gift of the tour of Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie with Context. It was wonderful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was a great way to learn the history of Ile de Cite. A highlight of my trip.

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

Dear SND139, it was an absolute pleasure to play a role in your Paris trip! We're delighted that you found the tour of Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, and Conciergerie to be wonderful, and your docent to be knowledgable. It's always rewarding to hear from happy clients, especially those who are coming to us for the first time. We hope to have... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a recent quick trip to Paris we did the Chocolate and Croissant tour with Context travel -- and we loved it. It was a great way to enjoy Paris and to feel more like a local. As with other Context Tours, it's more like you have a friend for the day showing you their favorite spots in Paris.

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

Dear msamelia2013, merci for taking the time to share your impressions! It was a pleasure to play a part in your quick trip, and we're so happy that you appreciated our Chocolate and Pastries in Paris tour with our local culinary expert. We hope we can welcome you again soon. Best, Context More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took three Context tours while in Paris earlier this month. Each was with a different docent and each was outstanding!! Well worth the money!!! I hated to say goodbye as we left each tour - I felt we had made a new friend, learned a ton of relevant information, and had a lot of fun!

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

Hi April L, thanks for your lovely feedback! We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding experience for our clients on all of our walks so it's great to hear that you found yours so informative and enjoyable. We hope that we can welcome you on another tour soon, in Paris or one of the 37 other cities in which we... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had two experiences with Context tours and have been extremely pleased with both. Two years ago, my husband and I did a tour of Musee D'Orsay and this year we did a family tour of montmartre. The docents are very informative. It is very educational but in a very enjoyable manner. We have thoroughly enjoyed our tours with... More 

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

Hi Schmerge, thanks a lot for your review. We are delighted to see you were sufficiently impressed to join us again in Paris! It is great to hear you would recommend both our tours and our customer service and we hope we can welcome you and your family on another walk again soon - we are now active in 38... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Gardens tour with Cedrik Verdure, and it was a highlight of our vacation. He timed the walk so we were well positioned to see many wonderful fountains while they were running (there is a tight schedule for the fountains when they run on Tuesdays). He was fun, personable and very knowledgeable. My 8 year old was entertained... More 

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

Hi Cynthia, thanks for your lovely feedback! It's great to hear you and your family had such a nice day with Cedrik. He is a veteran Context docent here in Paris and it sounds like he did a great job of ensuring you were well taken care of. We will happily pass on your kind words and we hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Context travel has been our touring company for over 12 years. Their tour guides are excellent and knowledgeable but just as important Paul and his staff care to make their clients satisfied. Their depth of subject matter is only surpassed by their interest in making this the highlight of your trip. They do succeed. Joan

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

Dear Joan, Thanks for your kind words. Client satisfaction is always a priority for us, and it's terrific to hear that this is coming across. We find it so rewarding to hear from our travelers, especially those like you who've been walking with us across the world. We're very pleased that Paris lived up to past experiences, and we look... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marie gave us a fabulous tour of a crowded Louvre, keeping us moving while engaging our children by weaving together a story that brought the art to life. She knew our children were interested in mythology, and so she tailored the tour with many references to classical mythology. As we moved through centuries, she kept us enthralled with stories of... More 

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

Dear ChicagoMom3, Merci for your lovely review! We are very happy to hear that Marie provided such a memorable experience for you and your children at the Louvre, and that she was able to personalize the tour to their interest in mythology, encourage them to create themselves, and keep you all from the oppressive crowds! She is an asset to... More 

La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide was Jill and she was engaging and fun and so knowledgeable. We were a group of four with two teenagers and everyone was thrilled! Plus the treats were so good!! A perfect way to spend an afternoon in Paris.

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

Dear courtneymenna, How wonderful to hear that you were so thrilled with your Chocolate and Pastires tour with Jill. She is indeed a delight and an engaging and knowledgable teacher, and we'll be so pleased to share your comments with her. Our expert docents take much pleasure, as we do, from knowing when their tours are deemed a success. We... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was recently in Paris with my mother, who was there on her first trip. She is not comfortable with just "winging it" like I am, so I decided to book this tour based on Trip Advisor reviews and I was extremely happy we did! Even though I have been to Paris many, many times, during this tour I discovered... More 

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

Dear Amy H, Thank you for your kind words! It's wonderful to see that you selected us via our Trip Advisor reviews and that your time with us lived up to expectations. Cassandra, with her formal training in pastry making, is a wonderful representation of our network of expert docents, and the small-group size you encountered on the Chocolate tour... More 

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