Private Marais bohemian tour in Paris
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Marais Bohemian and Creative Tour

Walking tour in the Marais between fashion and contemporary art, including a jewelry workshop

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Fabienne's TEAM | about the guide

Located in the heart of Paris, the Marais is the oldest neighborhood in the French capital. For centuries, its inhabitants carefully preserved its heritage while being inspired by his vintage atmosphere. After joining your guide in the conceptual shop Merci located on the edge of the marsh, you will enjoy a coffee and a visit of the shop. Then you will walk through the narrow streets to discover this fascinating area where art galleries and local fashion designers shops go side by side with ancient Jewish bakeries and the beautiful buildings designed with Haussmann architecture. You will visit three galleries of contemporary art, considered among the largest in the world. At midday, you will have lunch in a popular spot for Hipsters, Vegan and Bobos: a small hidden market where all world cuisines mix. Your day will continue in a workshop in the 11th arrondissement of Paris where you will enjoy a private lesson with a local artist explaining to you how to create jewelries or canvas bags.

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  • Paris - Normandy - Champagne - Loire Valley
    France
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 5
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Marais, Paris, Marais designers, fashion Marais Contemporary Art, artists, bohemian, jewelry
transport :
On feet
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Français/French (native), Anglais/English (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
5

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Lunch at an indoor market offering world cuisine - Jewelry-making or bag-making creative course - Café during the tour ! UNTIL DECEMBER 16 : AVAILABLE ONLY ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

NOT INCLUDED

- Shopping during the tour

ITINERARY

Your day will start with a tasty coffee in the store Merci, true temple of the Bobos (bohemian bourgeois) you will then visit. Afterwards, you will follow your guide for a walk in the cobbled streets of the Marais, the district of fashion and contemporary art. On your way, you will admire the remains of the medieval era while your guide tells you the history of the district and its bohemian atmosphere that attracts so many artists and fashion designers. You will also visit three galleries of contemporary art before enjoying a lunch in a covered market offering dishes from different world cuisines. Your walk will end in the 11th arrondissement workshop where you will participate in an introductory course of jewelry-making (or tote bag-making) with a Parisian designer.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Thankshop, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais (metro Filles du Calvaire)
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Art and design workshop, Paris 11ème

about
your guide

Fabienne

paris

languages :
Français/French, Anglais/English

Originally from an artisan family in Provence, then former globe-trotter and fashion designer specialized in hats and accessories, I finally and definitively settled in Paris, my adoption city, which spells on me since childhood. Passionate about art, culture and cinema, I decided to create a unique concept of guided tours in Paris, following in the footsteps of Parisian artists who have shaped the city's history. As an omniscient narrator, I plunge my audience back in time: my tours allow curious visitors to see Paris from an artistic angle to feel the magnetism that the French capital and its different neighborhoods have breathed within painters, singers, actors, writers, photographers, designers and musicians who have lived there and still live on in their city's memory. Because Paris is more than the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower. Paris is also small cafés, squares, old cobblestones, gardens and many other places, all impregnated with a historical past that left a vintage and creative atmosphere in every corner of the city - and whose contemporary artists are inspired to design the trends of tomorrow. From Coco Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent, through Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and Van Gogh, let me show you the historical and magical Paris in a chic decor full of anecdotes. PS : my tours could be guided by Sara, Elodie, Godo, Barbara or myself.

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France - 29.03.2016

"Great fun and information provided in spades by friendly and spiritful Fabienne, who will guide you with cham and gusto - and her irristible Provence accent on top - through the better and lesser known picturesque areas [...] Written before the UTF site launch"

Marais Bohemian and Creative Tour Private Marais bohemian tour in Paris
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Product description: Located in the heart of Paris, the Marais is the oldest neighborhood in the French capital. For centuries, its inhabitants carefully preserved its heritage while being inspired by his vintage atmosphere. After joining your guide in the conceptual shop Merci located on the edge of the marsh, you will enjoy a coffee and a visit of the shop. Then you will walk through the narrow streets to discover this fascinating area where art galleries and local fashion designers shops go side by side with ancient Jewish bakeries and the beautiful buildings designed with Haussmann architecture. You will visit three galleries of contemporary art, considered among the largest in the world. At midday, you will have lunch in a popular spot for Hipsters, Vegan and Bobos: a small hidden market where all world cuisines mix. Your day will continue in a workshop in the 11th arrondissement of Paris where you will enjoy a private lesson with a local artist explaining to you how to create jewelries or canvas bags. Customer reviews:
Marais Bohemian and Creative Tour ,
5/ 5stars
"Great fun and information provided in spades by friendly and spiritful Fabienne, who will guide you with cham and gusto - and her irristible Provence accent on top - through the better and lesser known picturesque areas [...] Written before the UTF site launch"