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Context Paris Tours

#53 of 534 Tours in Paris
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Address: 14 rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France
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1-800-691-6036
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Book the "Baguette to Bistro" tour!

We did the Baguette to Bistro tour during the first week in May, and I cannot recommend it enough. I booked it for four people, and the max number of people on this tour is six... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Baguette to Bistro tour during the first week in May, and I cannot recommend it enough. I booked it for four people, and the max number of people on this tour is six, so you really do receive the attention of the tour guide and are able to learn so much during this time. Our tour guide... More 

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd taken quite a few Context Tours in Rome, so decided to look some up in Paris on my most recent trip. I chose the Bordeaux to Burgundy, Wines of France tour as I wanted the chance to taste French wines with an expert in a local bistro for the experience. Our group was only three guests with the oenologist... More 

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

Dear amybatt, thanks for taking the time to share your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. We're always grateful to hear from clients. We're glad to know that the small-group approach allowed for much learning and questions, and that the seminar went in-depth into the history and politics of winemaking. Our goal with these tours is certainly to go beneath... More 

washington dc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On two separate trips we have taken tours with Context in Paris. The first was From Baguette to Bistro with Preston Mohr. It was a fantastic tour with a number of special visits to a fromagerie, a boulangerie, a patisserie, a chocolaterie, and an Armagnac house. All included tastings and lots of information shared by Preston. He was charming and... More 

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

Dear dctiger, thank you for sharing your impressions of our Baguette to Bistro tour with the Trip Advisor community! We love to hear from clients about their experiences on our tours, and we're thrilled that your time with Preston was so memorable. Indeed, he's an asset to our organization, and we'll be sure he sees your kind feedback. Thanks for... More 

Portsmouth, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked tours of both the Louvre and the gardens of Versailles and both were fantastic. Our guides on each tour were friendly and knowledgeable. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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

Dear catj05, that's wonderful to hear, thank you! We're so pleased that both tours were enjoyable and that you found your guides to be personable and knowledgable. It's gratifying to know that we exceeded your expectations, and we hope we'll have an opportunity to do so again in the near future! Best, Context More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent 3 woderful hours that felt like 5 minutes on a great tour of La Marais. Our amazing guide Marie, with a flowing fountain of knowledge and enthusiasm showed us through the secret gardens, alleys and corners of this famous area. The group was very small (3 ppl) and the tour was conducted in a very pleasant and proffesional... More 

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

Dear Tomer E, thank you for your kind and positive feedback! We are always thrilled to learn when our clients come away from the tour filled to the brim with new knowledge. It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed it, and we would be delighted to welcome you on another of our small-group tours in the future! Best, Context More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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644 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Preston was a fantastic guide. We explored the produce, fish and meat markets. What an experience. We also visited a handmade chocolatier, a fromagerier, a wonderful bakery, and enjoyed fresh brewed coffee in a shop frequented by the local stall operators.

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

Dear Richard J, it's wonderful to read your lovely feedback about our Paris market tour, thank you! It sounds like Preston crafted a unique and memorable experience, and we're so happy to see you enjoyed learning from him. We hope we'll have an opportunity to welcome you again in the near future! Best, Context More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had wonderful tours of the Louvre and the D'Orsay both led by Pablo who was an exceptional and charming host. What set these tours apart from others we have taken is that I gained a deeper understanding not only of the art but the social and political times when they were created. Pablo gently urged us to really look... More 

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

Dear Fviscuse, thanks for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed both tours with Pablo. Indeed, Pablo has a way of teaching that seems to inspire his students to delve deeper, and we're thrilled that was your experience as well. It was a pleasure to organize the tours for you, and we look forward to having that... More 

Olney, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

My wife and I had high hopes for this tour from the description. We really wanted a uniquely Parisian food and wine tour but instead much of the food we tasted was pedestrian and easily available in the US - not really what we were looking for nor probably many other people. The guide was informative, but a tad bit... More 

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

Dear greytandy, thanks for your review. We're always grateful to hear from clients and we have already reached out to your wife via email to better address your points but we wanted to respond here as well. We were sorry to hear you were disappointed with your tour. We strive to hire experts in the field, and your docent is... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had some scheduling problems that Context resolved ASAP and set us up with a great food tour where we learned all about the bread laws in France, the difference between port and cognac, and went to the biggest and best food hall in all of Paris. Highly recommended!

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

Dear Eric218, thanks for your kind words! We love hearing when our clients enjoy their tours with us, and we're happy we could give insight into the world of French food. We're also happy we were able to resolve the scheduling issue promptly. We look forward to traveling with you again soon! Best, Context More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous visit with a great guide who took us to so many beautiful pieces of art. A wonderful tour. Thank you so much Marie.

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

Dear Whatatraveller, thank you for your kind words! We're delighted that your visit to the Orsay museum with Marie was satisfactory, and that you continue to enjoy traveling with us! We look forward to seeing you again, soon. Best, Context More 

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The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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