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Context Paris Tours

#47 of 459 Tours in Paris
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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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Can't go wrong with Context

We've toured with Context in many cities and have always been satisfied with the quality of the tours and guides. They are somewhat expensive but I honestly believe you get what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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chicago, illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've toured with Context in many cities and have always been satisfied with the quality of the tours and guides. They are somewhat expensive but I honestly believe you get what you pay for. Paris was no different. We had the Intro to Paris Tour with Jacob, Louvre tour with Thomas, and Baguette to Bistro Tour with Preston. They were... More 

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

Dear cforlani, Thank you for your kind words! We're blushing at "can't go wrong with Context." It was a pleasure to have you on the three tours in Paris, and even more a pleasure to know that you found all to be more than enjoyable and informative. We look forward to traveling with you again on your next trip! Best,... More 

Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful and informed view on Montmartre! It was fascinating to see where many of the world's great artists created their masterpieces - and then to compare the art work to exactly where we were standing. Our guide was super interesting and engaging - extremely knowledgeable about every site we saw, sharing history, interesting tales and insights into art.... More 

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

Dear StephanieMc64, It makes us so happy to read your impressions of the Montmartre tour—it's always very rewarding for us to learn when our tours are a success, and a true connection is made between our travelers and our docents. We're especially pleased to read that your docent was able to relate the tour narrative to your specific interests and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a superb historical tour on immigrants in Paris. It covers the Italian and Portuguese immigrations of the 19th century, but focuses on the Algerians and Africans of the 20th. You visit the Grande Mosque as well as the markets in areas like Barbes Rochechouart and Chateau Rouge, and finally Belleville. The guide is incredibly well informed and passionate... More 

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

Dear Simon H, thank you for your thorough review of our "Immigration and the Changing Face of Paris" tour. We're very pleased that our docent, a political scientist and university professor who has been working with the subject for many years, was able to facilitate an engaging and insightful discussion. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we hope... More 

Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 July 13, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 July 10, 2016 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 

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