Victor Hugo’s Paris and the district of Le Marais
Paris is the real-life stage of Les Miserables. The royal district of le Marais (mostly the 4th arrondissement) is its most seductive, secluded, historical scene. There we find Gavroche, the barricades, Marius, Cosette, Javert, Jean Valjean’s last home in the Rue de l’Homme Armé. Follow them step by step through the narrow, mysterious, medieval streets. Admire the parish church of Saint Paul, imagine the wedding of Cosette and Marius in the middle of the celebration of Mardi Gras day.
Along the way discover hidden gardens, courtyards, 16th and 17th century former residences of the lords and ladies of the age, the Place des Vosges - the heritage the good king Henri IV left to Paris. Meet with Catherine de Medicis, the powerful family of the Prince de Guise, de Rohan Soubise, Madame de Sévigné (the noble gossip of the Marais) whose accounts of public, political, literary and artistic events vividly describe the great age of the Roi Soleil (Sun King). We also lift the veil on the Marquise de Maintenon who secretly married Louis XIV after having been his mistress and the governess of his eight illegitimate royal children.
The Jewish quarter with its typical ambience and the best falafels in Paris is an irresistible plus on this unique walk.
At the end of the tour feel free to pay a visit to Victor Hugo in his apartment at the Place des Vosges.
Classic Tour (3 hours)
|For each additional hour||60€|
|For each additional person||75€|
Full Day Tour (7 hours)
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For a combination of 2 or more tours.