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Le Marais

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Address: 3e arrondissement, 75003 Paris, France
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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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Very nice but that means a crowd

A sunny spring Sunday, wall to wall people, locals as well as tourists; this place is "discovered". That is because it is very nice though, small streets, lots of restaurants, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A sunny spring Sunday, wall to wall people, locals as well as tourists; this place is "discovered". That is because it is very nice though, small streets, lots of restaurants, a few interesting churches and museums, eg Picasso and Carnavalet. We stayed in an apartment on Place du Bourg, Tibourg, and as we sleep with the window open I can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I loved walking the streets and seeing the boutiques, markets and bookstores. There are lots of great sites, such as the Place de Voges and tons of outdoor cafes to have a glass of wine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice if you want to see the real parisian life. It has some shops from all around the world with very cool collection. Nice for shopping and you can stop by to get freshly cut fruits/ juice.

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Reston, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Would recommend the Latin Quarter instead. I've stayed in both Le Marais and the Latin Quarter. Both exude a great energy though I prefer the cafés and shops in the Latin Quarter over Le Marais. Respectfully those in the gay community will likely disagree with my assessment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This part of Paris is very friendly There are a lot of small streets where you can find cafes, restaurants, museums, gardens, shops, markets. It is a little bit like a little village inside Paris. But it is difficult to park a car, and sidewalks can be narrow and busy if you have difficulties to walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely old world streets with many many shops with quirky and fashionable items. Coffee shops to sit and watch the passers by. Definitely worth a visit.

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Maryland, US
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Le Marais because we heard the shopping was good. There are also a lof of other non-shopping things to do in in Le Marais as well. For shopping, I thought we would find some local shops with decent prices. But instead its very trendy, expensive shops, with several global chain stores included. The place was jammed packed with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Do not forget to look up at the buildings as well as at the shop fronts. This old area of Paris houses some great museums and good restaurants as well as some great places to buy cheap seconds of clothing and designer labels.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Loved it! It is truly a neighbourhood and quite distinct from the other arrondissments. We were lucky enough to rent a flat for our stay and found Le Marais to be charming and interesting - full of little neighbourhood boutiques, great cafes, and interesting side streets, some of which are little mini-neighbourhoods, like the Jewish section around Rue du Pavee.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Go there if you have time! I've ate the best falafel every. Such a cool part of the ciy Full of amazing bars

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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.
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