(meet guide at designated location – no transportation included)
Paris is teeming with stories to discover if you know where to look. On this fun-filled activity walk, your family and your private guide will travel through time, from the home of France’s greatest storyteller, Victor Hugo, to the once-royal neighborhood church featured in one of the writer’s novels. As you explore these and other sites in the magnificent Marais neighborhood, you’ll be solving riddles at a Renaissance mansion, finding mason marks on a medieval wall, and uncovering secret traces of France’s famed Revolutionaries. These activities give children a hands-on, interactive opportunity to learn about the city’s history directly from its renowned monuments.
The Marais sites included in “Paris Discovery Walk” are: Place des Vosges, Hotel de Sully Philippe Augustus’s medieval wall, Hotel de Sens, and the church of St-Louis-St-Paul.
The activities are designed for children ages 6-12, but because the tour is private, your family’s guide will be able to adjust according to the age and interests of your children.
The tour program and accompanying activity book are designed to encourage children to interpret the details of a building or sculptural design; develop their skills with navigation using maps and compasses; sharpen visual observation; and expose them to some of the basic issues surrounding historic preservation.
Designed for 6-12 year olds
Duration: 2 hrs