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Le Marais

3e arrondissement, 75003 Paris, France
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Ranked #14 of 755 Attractions in Paris
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Located on a land-filled swamp, this revitalized neighborhood, once a center of high culture, fell into disrepair following the French Revolution, but... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Nice cafes, restaurants, shops selling clothes from not (yet) knowm designers. Musicians in the streets. Open even on sundays

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We followed a short walking tour of the Marais found on the internet. The tour included the Place de Voges, which is beautiful. Plenty of backstreets and only a small amount of traffic, well populated by locals and tourists, enjoying the small neat shops. A smart area and a pleasure to amble through.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is the epitome of people watching culture! What a fun, unique neighborhood. Great shopping too!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

When they are closed everywhere, everything is opened there on Sundays, do not miss Place des Vosges and the free museums.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Super shops, great architecture and lovely gardens well worth a visit. Nothing to dislike try the patisseries.

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Dania Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have been to Paris 5 times and I always stay in the Marais district. It is centrally located so you can walk to just about anything and the #1 subway line is right outside your hotel door. Paris is basically a walking city and there is something to see everyplace you walk. I found that by the end of... More

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

We went twice during our stay. Like a village with the city with outdoor cafés and many small shops which where mostly high end, not the touristy stuff. This would be a first stop on our next visit. A great way to break away from the hustle and bustle.

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washington, dc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We walked the Marais on a Sunday and found it very crowded with long waits for any type of food. We detoured a few times which helped and the Place de Vosges was quiet and nice, although Victor Hugo's house was so confusing to enter (different payment plans-) that we declined.

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taranaki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I like the variety of different shops, big clothing stores alongside retro second hand stores, shoe shops, bags, quirky souvenirs. Also some great places to sit and people watch and of course historic buildings.

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Chicago, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We walked from our apartment in St. Germain and were disappointed. The former site of the Bastille is nothing but cheap souvenir vendors and Victor Hugo's house is definitely a waste of time. The only saving grace was Place des Vosges, which is beautiful and relaxing.

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