Le Marais Treasure Hunt - Kids & family Tour

Le Marais Treasure Hunt - Kids & family Tour

Le Marais, Paris, France

Discover the historic Marais neighborhood with this family-friendly alternative to a traditional guided tour.

With a knowledgeable and engaging historian as your guide, you'll be charged with solving puzzles as you make your way through this medieval area.

Visitors of all ages will hear stories about the people that shaped the Marais, from its medieval roots and its prime in the 17th century, through WWII and up until today.

What's Included:
  • Experience a 2-hour playful walking tour in Le Marais, learn about the history of Le Marais through family-friendly activities
  • Engaging, English-speaking guide who knows how to make history fun for kids
  • Kids take home a souvenir activity booklet to engage the kids throughout the tour
  • End with a complimentary drink in a typical French café
  • Bottled water

During the Middle Ages, Le Marais was at the city’s border. A strategic place, thus, which benefited from the French Kings’ special care. On your way, you will see Paris’ oldest outer wall, along with timber-framed houses tilted by Time. Your kids will be amazed by the Hotel de Sens’ facades, covered with conic turrets, and by the history of the (not so charming) princess who lived there.

Le Marais had its second heyday during the 17th century, when high-ranked families desired to locate their private mansions nearby. Your little darlings will spot beautiful buildings from Louis XIV’s era, like the Hotel de Beauvais or Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church. At every step, observation skills will be required to find out intriguing details hidden in surrounding architectures.

A newer part of the district’s history will be evoked at the Shoah Memorial, in link with the vibrant Jewish Quarter Le Marais was before the 1940s. With a speech adapted to your children’s age and understanding, your historian guide will relate the Jews of France’s fate during WWII.

Last but not least, a stop is scheduled at Place des Vosges, the brick-and-stone heart of the neighborhood. Here crucial historical events took place. The young detectives will need to open their eyes even wider and gather their clues to answer the last riddles their booklet suggests.

Departure Point
99 Rue Saint-Antoine

Return Details
Place des Vosges, Paris, France