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4th Arrondissement Tours

4th Arrondissement
Situated in the historic heart of Paris, in the area between the 1st arrondissement and the Bastille, the 4th arrondissement is one of the most pleasant neighborhoods to visit in the French capital. It contains part of the Marais—the historic heart of medieval Paris—as well as half of the Île de la Cité and all of the gorgeous Île Saint-Louis.
 
The Basics

The 4th arrondissement is home to many of Paris’ most important sites, and it’s frequently visited by tour groups and independent travelers alike. Highlights include the Renaissance-era Hȏtel de Ville, the Pompidou Centre, and the Place des Vosges, the oldest planned square in the city. Paris’ gay district is also here, with many LGBTQ clubs and bars in the southern parts of the arrondissement. A large Jewish community centers around the Rue des Rosiers.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • The 4th arrondissement is a must-visit for anyone who wants to see medieval Parisian architecture, shop at quaint boutiques, or learn about Paris’ LGBTQ and Jewish communities.
  • Wear comfortable footwear and be prepared to explore this pedestrian-friendly area by foot.
  • The Marais is inconvenient for wheelchair users and travelers with strollers due to narrow sidewalks and lots of cobblestones.
 
How to Get There
The 4th arrondissement sits on the Right Bank of Paris, east of the 1st arrondissement, south of the 3rd arrondissement, and west of the Bastille. It encompasses half of the Île de la Cité, all of the Île Saint-Louis, and the southern part of the Marais neighborhood. Metro stops include Saint-Paul, Hȏtel de Ville, Cité, and Sully–Morland.
 
When to Get There

The 4th arrondissement is a year-round destination, with great shopping during the day and lots of nightlife, with the bulk of the city’s LGBTQ bars and clubs situated here. If you visit during the summer, you may get to see parts of the riverbanks transformed into artificial beaches in a local initiative known as Paris Plages. In the winter, the Hȏtel de Ville hosts a Christmas market and ice-skating rink.

Rue des Rosiers

At the heart of the small Jewish Quarter in the Marais, the Rue des Rosiers is home to a number of kosher shops, bakeries, and restaurants. It's best-known outside the Jewish community for L'As du Fallafel, perhaps the city's most famous falafel joint. Note that most shops in this area are closed on Saturdays for Shabbat, but unlike most Parisian places of business, they are open on Sundays.
Address: Paris 75004, France
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience 4th Arrondissement

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Private Tour of Le Marais in Paris

Private Tour of Le Marais in Paris

Explore the winding streets of Le Marais on this 3-hour walking tour. Discover the secrets of this neighborhood as you admire its medieval architecture, charming cafés, and stylish boutiques and restaurants. Visit the Hôtel de Ville, Place des Vosges, Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis Church, and the historic Jewish quarter. Stop in a local café where your English-speaking guide will share food and travel recommendations.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.46
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$231.46
per group

Paris City Ghost & Mystery Night Walking Tour

Paris City Ghost & Mystery Night Walking Tour

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Discover the secrets and stories of Paris during this small-group evening tour. Walk through the romantically lit streets and listen to spooky stories and legends that lurk on every street corner. Begin in Ile-de-la-Cité, the island where the city began, and listen to tales of ghosts and ghouls throughout French history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.01
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$60.01

Marais District Small-Group Walking Tour in Paris

Marais District Small-Group Walking Tour in Paris

Explore the Marais district of Paris, known for its architecture, stylish shops, cafes, and restaurants. With a guide, you'll take a walking tour around the neighborhood, listening to historical anecdotes and facts as you pass by attractions such as Place des Vosges, Hôtel de Ville, and Eglise Saint-Paul Saint-Louis and see the Jewish quarter. During the tour, enjoy a stop at a cafe to relax like a Parisian.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.01
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$60.01

Ghosts of Paris: Private Evening Mystery Tour

Ghosts of Paris: Private Evening Mystery Tour

When the museums shutter for the day and darkness falls across Paris, discover a different side of the City of Light on this private evening ghost tour. Brave the lamplit and winding streets surrounding the ancient Île de la Cité as a guide shares chilling tales of murder, mayhem, and supernatural sightings from the city's long and lurid past. Stroll by the illuminated courtyard of the Louvre and along the banks of the Seine, all with only your private party for an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.72
Price varies by group size
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$115.72
Price varies by group size

The Hidden Secrets of Marie Antoinette: Paris Small-group walking tour

The Hidden Secrets of Marie Antoinette: Paris Small-group walking tour

Explore Marie Antoinette’s favorite Parisian haunts and learn about her true personality and intimate secrets. With a local guide, stroll the streets of the City of Lights and relive moments from Antoinette’s life including where she liked to escape from life at the court of Versailles and where she was imprisoned during the French Revolution. The tour also includes a slice of the queen’s favorite cake at a local tearoom.
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  • 2 hours
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$72.25
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