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“Bobo Palate, New Trends in Parisian Cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Context Paris Tours

Context Paris Tours
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Ranked #47 of 512 Tours in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Beverly Hills, California, United States
1 review
“Bobo Palate, New Trends in Parisian Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

This was an absolutely amazing tour with a well informed docent. Since I'm a food writer in Los Angeles, I was curious about the foodie scene in Paris. Not only were the tour stops informative about what's happening now in Paris cuisine, we had an extremely educated docent. I felt special because she personally knows the most well known Chocolatier in Paris. When we stopped at the Chocolaterie, Jacques Genin happened to be there and because of our docent, we received an extra special tour and additional tastings.
The tour is the perfect amount of time without being too long and it's a nice intimate group of people rather than touring with about 20 participants.

Visited July 2013
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Context Travel - Louvre Crash Course walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was a terrific tour. The docent was knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic. She truly loved her work. the Louvre can easily be overwhelming. This 3-hour tour of the Louvre's greatest hits is the perfect way to experience one of the world's greatest art treasures with someone that really knows their stuff.

If you are going to visit Paris and would like to experience the Louvre, this is absolutely the best way to go. And, I wouldn't stop there; Context travel has numerous tours for every interest. I would absolutely take another, without hesitation if I were to visit Paris, or any European city again.

Visited July 2013
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NY, NY
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Context Tour to Giverny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

As usual Context tours did a terrific job as they guided my husband and I through Monet's garden among the hundreds of flowers and water lillies blooming today. Our guide, Marie, gave us and our four tour mates a lot of background information about Impressionism as well as Monet and also explained the history behind the art movement. Marie's delightful manner added to the enjoyment of the experience, which was worth the trip from Paris despite the crowds and heat.
Another plus about the tour was the very specific instructions on where and how to meet and what to expect during the day. Although not included in the tour, we had lunch with the group. Marie chose an excellent restaurant, L'Esquisse Gourmand, where we ate Pont L'Eveque cheese crostillante in a courtyard while a rooster crowed in the background, a scene out of a French movie. Giverny's a must for lovers of Monet and the magnificence of flowers.

Visited July 2013
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Biddeford, Maine
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8 reviews
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“Wonderful Tour of the Marais Neighborhood & Jewish History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Took a walking Context Tour in June of 2013, focusing on Jewish history. Our guide was well informed, well spoken, and pleasant. The tour was very enjoyable, informative, and fun. A great way to get to know a neighborhood, and French history, better. I will definitely use the services of Context Paris Tours again, and highly recommend it to all.

Visited June 2013
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Sewell, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exactly what we hoped for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

This was our first trip to France. We spent a week on Paris and a week in Provence. Decided to try the Context walking tour of the Paris markets on a recommendation from a friend. It exceeded our expectations and then some. Our docent, Laurel, was knowledgeable, generous with her time and her passion for these markets infectious. We learned so much and had a lot of fun, finishing with a walk on the hi-line and a picnic of the foods and wine we learned about. Cannot recommend this tour enough.

Visited June 2013
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