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Le Marais

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Address: 3e arrondissement, 75003 Paris, France
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Description: Located on a land-filled swamp, this revitalized neighborhood, once a...
Located on a land-filled swamp, this revitalized neighborhood, once a center of high culture, fell into disrepair following the French Revolution, but has regained prominence.
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Great people watching and shopping. No real bargains here...also nice restaurants and cafes to choose from. It is very crowded though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great people watching and shopping. No real bargains here...also nice restaurants and cafes to choose from. It is very crowded though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Went to the Picaso Musee and walked from metro to museum, stopped for Orangina at lovely cafe and then walked to the ille le cite through the Marais. Lovely area with small parks dotting the neighborhoods

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Good shoppping. Nice resturants. Plenty of small streets to explore - a very good area to spend some hours in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Spent 7 days in Paris based in an apartment on a quite residential street in the 3rd. We did all the tourist stuff in the other districts, but each day we longed for our return to the Marais. Charm, great people, wonderful markets and local eateries, museums and so much more. We found ourselves inevitably eyeing the local real estate... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The oldest neighborhood in Paris. I rented a great flat here during my stay. A bit of a maze, but it's such a beautiful neighborhood.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely and quieter part of Paris. Lovely food, architecture and wine. Great base for exploring the East side of Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We wandered from St Michel along Rue de Rivoli to reach Plas de Voges. This is a great way to enjoy an area of Paris that has lovely shops, cafes and many restaurants. Lay on the grass at Plas des Voges and soak up the atmosphere with many others. We had a very enjoyable and tasty lunch in a side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the Marais area of Paris and loved all the beautiful shops for both men and women's clothing. There are also great falafel shops and everything is open on Sunday which is rare for Paris. The area is busy on a Sunday because the shops are open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I loooove this neighbourhood and I was back again and again there with my husband during our short stay in Paris this week. It somehow reminds me of Schanzenviertel of Hamburg but bigger. It is filled with restaurants, shops, bars, food stalls of different levels, from a quick simple Kebab for a few Euros or a classy French bistros that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

the oldest neighborhood in Paris, with shops, cafes, bars, markets...always lively and interesting...here you can feel the real Parisian life.

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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.