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Address: rue Charlemagne and rue Charles V, Paris, France
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Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Antiquing
Description: This section of the Marais is filled with antique shops and old buildings.

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Another oasis in the city

We stumbled on this after walking around la Marais and towards Notre Dame. Beautiful old streets with shops and cafés and then older feel of the city. Some stately homes and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2014
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Cary, North Carolina
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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I arrived in Paris on a Saturday around noon after our red eye flight from the States this past Nivember. We got checked in to our apartment on Rue Rambuteau in Le Marais near the Pompidou Centre and received some helpful instructions from Patrice, who managed our apartment. After a lunch from a boulangerie across the street... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Village Saint Paul is probably much, much nicer in good weather, but in winter it was rather drab. Plenty of great antique shops, and the area is indeed quaint and picturesque. If you are interested in antiques, make this a priority. If not, then check it out if you're nearby but don't necessarily spend precious vacation time to get here... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Another best kept secret in Paris. A world a way from the bustle of Rue Saint-Antoine & Rosiers, its a village within a village, with a network of courtyards cobbled alleys and medieval walls combine to give the effect of a country-style hamlet, right in the centre of the city. Filling these courtyards and streets are more than 200 antique... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This market is like another world inside Saint-Paul, with it's small "streets" and shops. There are lots of them, the majority focused in antiques and arts, but the spirit of the place, with it's calmness, is the major attraction.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stumbled on this after walking around la Marais and towards Notre Dame. Beautiful old streets with shops and cafés and then older feel of the city. Some stately homes and a few museums made for a very pleasant stroll.

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Georgetown, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you're looking for antique shops, walk into the courtyards of Village St-Paul. There are several of them. If not into antiques, maybe stick your head into one of the courtyards for a quick view.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

the village is essentialy a few narrow streets and courtyards with a silent and intimate feeling and unique shops. it's like on outdoor museum really, very close to the marais and place de vosjes which you should include in your day trip.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Hi guys, It is nice place but I suggest you to lower your expectations not as you imagine I prefer if you are tight on time to see other places first

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I live nearby, and like to poke around Village St Paul while I'm in the neighborhood shopping for groceries. But if I were a tourist, I would have lots more important things to do with my time than to spend it here. Village St Paul has gotten written up a lot lately, and though the history of the buildings is... More 

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Moraga, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed on Ile de la Cite, so we were literally a five minute walk from Village St-Paul. There are many antique shops in the labyrinth of small walk ways. There was a Brocante on Sat. and Sunday when we were there, which has some lovely things. Continue through the village to Place de Vosges, a lovely open area surrounded... More 

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Staying in Le Marais

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Le Marais
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 splendor. This neighborhood 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.