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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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Italian Masters Louvre tour, more than the Mona Lisa!

My husband and I spent a morning in the Louvre with some of the best Italian art on the planet with an extremely knowledgeable guide. The Louvre can be overwhelming, but when we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a morning in the Louvre with some of the best Italian art on the planet with an extremely knowledgeable guide. The Louvre can be overwhelming, but when we focus on a specific (mini) genre, suddenly it is less daunting and the tour is more meaningful. We were asked to look at and consider paintings that... More 

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

Dear Amanda H, thanks for joining us on the tour, and for taking the time to share your impressions. We're so glad you enjoyed the specialized approach of the Louvre Italian Masters tour. A narrow focus really does helps to take in the gargantuan collection! We'll look forward to seeing you next time for the French Masters! Best, Context More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have taken numerous Context Tours. This week we did three tours in Paris - Musée d'Orsay and Paris in the 19th Century, Baguette to Bistro: Culinary Traditions of Paris, and Lights Out Paris under Occupation. All three were perfect in their own way. All of the guides were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. They were flexible with... More 

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

Dear Dobson W, thanks very much for taking the time to share your feedback. We're grateful to have it, and thrilled that these three experiences were "perfect." It's always a pleasure to welcome you on walks in Paris, and we look forward to doing so again in the near future. Best, Context More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the "Lights Out; Paris Under The Occupation" tour with my wife and two friends. We were joined by another lady and comprised a party of five. Our leader was Nigel. He was amazingly knowledgeable about the subject and he had us almost spellbound for three and a half hours (which seemed to pass in a flash). The whole... More 

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

Hi The Fat Punter, thanks for your feedback! It's great to hear that you got on so well with Nigel. His amazing breadth of knowledge never fails to impress and we will certainly pass on your kind words. We hope you will get the chance to do another tour with us soon, we are now in 38 cities across the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We did the chocolate tour of St Germain and it was excellent. Our guide, Marion, was wonderful. So knowledgeable about food and very charming. We visited 5 places and learned a lot and tasted amazing chocolates and pastries. All of the places we visited were beautifully designed with incredible food. Especially loved the macarons from Pierre Herme. A great afternoon... More 

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

Dear Wayne M, Merci beaucoup for your kind words about our Chocolate tour in Paris. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the tour and your time with Marion, one of our experts and a chef in her own right! It was a pleasure to welcome you and introduce exquisite chocolates. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Context More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I did two tours through this company while in Paris - one on D-Day beaches in Normandy and one as a walking tour of Paris during the Nazi occupation. Both were great tours and covered wonderfully well by the docents hired. The D-Day tour included a car service to the different locations, as well as a lunch break at a... More 

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

Dear Brittany H, thanks very much for your lovely review! We're thrilled to read that both the D-Day tour and WWII in Paris tour were enjoyable and memorable, and that your experience with our client services team was satisfactory (being a small company, customer service is a top priority). We are so grateful for your glowing recommendation and hope we'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We signed up for the Louvre Crash Course tour, and it was one of the highlights of our trip! Our guide was incredible, very knowledgeable, and really brought the art we saw to life. In addition, having a docent makes getting around the museum much easier. We are so glad we chose to book with Context, and would highly recommend... More 

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

Dear Barregirl23, thanks so much for your lovely review! We're honored you consider the Louvre Crash Course tour to be a highlight of your trip! Our goal is to teach and to please, and it certainly looks like both were accomplished on your seminar. We appreciate your glowing recommendation and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best, Context More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We booked a day trip to Normandy to see the American cemetery and the battleground. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and we got a perspective that you cannot get from the visitor's center. We have taken Context tours in many cities in Europe and each Context tour has been consistently excellent.

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

Dear DCGOABROAD, thank you for taking the time to share your impressions. We're delighted you enjoyed your D-Day Beaches tour and the perspective offered by your scholar docent. It's especially wonderful to hear that the tour lived up to past experiences. It's a pleasure to continue welcoming you on our walks, and we look forward to the next time! Best,... More 

condobolin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We loved the morning walking around the markets and culinary shops sampling food as we went. Preston was a very knowledgeable and interesting guide and would highly recommend him if you plan to do this tour. We had plenty of tastings and learnt lots of interesting things about French food and finished off with a glass of wine and some... More 

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

Dear dbjf, thanks for your kind words! We love to hear when our tours are a success, and our clients leave armed with new knowledge. Goal achieved! Preston is a valuable member of our team of experts, and we know he'll appreciate reading your comments. Thanks for joining us! Best, Context More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This Context food walk is very enjoyable. We've done it twice now over the past few years, and it is always excellent. - Bill & Tracie (Columbus Ohio)

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Dear billparsley, it's wonderful to read that you and Tracie enjoyed our Paris food tour not once, but two times! We hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you a third time (if not on a foodie tour, then on another of our programs in Paris)! Best, Context More 

Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This walking tour was a delight. We sampled food from the finest culinary shops in Paris that only a knowledgeable expert would know. We sampled bread and croissants from an artisan bakery and learned not only the history and culture behind the bread but what to order and why. The cheese shop had been in business for over 100 years... More 

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

Dear kasarazen, thank you for your kind words. If the tour was a delight for you, it is a delight for us to know that! We take pride in working with only the most knowledgable of experts, and, in the case of our Paris food tours, introducing products of the highest quality. Thank you for joining us for a foray... More 

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