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Le Marais

3e arrondissement, 75003 Paris, France
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Ranked #11 of 691 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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london
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

What a lovely area, easily my favourite part of Paris. If you are getting a cab, ask them to drop you at the junction of Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue des Quatre-Fils (it is a big area) or if on the metro arrive at Saint- Paul and head to Saint-Sébastien – Froissart via Rue Vieille du Temple and the... More

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Norfolk, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This area is amazing and true Paris. Lovely small streets, cafes, brasseries, shops including boutique and named brand. We loved this area and felt we really were on holiday. Easily accessible from everywhere too.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

My only regret is that we could only spend a few hours in Marais. It is such a delightful neighborhood. When we were there on April13th, they had the Antiques festival for two days in small shops and alleys. We didn't buy anything but just walking around was interesting enough to love this part of Paris. The cobblestone streets and... More

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Ashdod, Israel
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

No need to plan too much for this neighbourhood visit. Just walk along saint germain street and enjoy the atmosphere. Find a nice cafe and sit there looking at people walking down the street - this is where the real fun is...

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Stone Ridge, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Very interesting. About two hours long. Good stories and facts about the area w/ lots of tips on shopping, eating etc. Tour guide Sara was very knowledgable and kept the very large group moving and on task!

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london
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the architecture and historical feel but felt that (as in many European cities) the original local character has really suffered from the plethora of 'upmarket' bland international chain stores. However still a good area to stay with the choice of restaurants and general atmosphere.

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Brescia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

a beautiful place to visit in Paris! There are many small shops to visit and they are also open on Sunday!

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Los Angeles, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, the word 'marais' in French means 'swamp', because that's what used to be on this spot a few hundred years ago. But then the bigwigs moved in, built a few grand hôtels (big, BIG mansions), and the place filled up with shops and restaurants. Then it went into a long decline. But it was still home to a great... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Filled with cute boutiques and a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, le Marais is a great district to stay in, especially if you can find an apartment to rent. Everything, including the metro is within walking distance and the louvre is a short bus ride away. If you can, stay there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We have an apt for two weeks which was recommended to us and which we got via home a way.co.uk. The 4th, Metro Saint Paul so easy access and good walking everywhere.

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