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Le Marais

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Address: | 3e Arrondissement, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33952892406
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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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the true pulsating heart of Paris

A perfect location for a romantic escape. Bohemian atmosphere, tens of art galleries, finest shops and boutiques and good dining. The old jewish area is just lovely. Just to walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A perfect location for a romantic escape. Bohemian atmosphere, tens of art galleries, finest shops and boutiques and good dining. The old jewish area is just lovely. Just to walk until you get lost.

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Oconomowoc, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have strolled through The Marais several times and other than Place de Vosges and The Carnavalet Museum I just don't see the draw. Maybe for college age types it works...lots of junky looking eateries and shops. Yes, it's hip & trendy, I guess I'm not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay and explore Paris. The little side streets have wonderful shops and the cafes are plentiful and a great place to sit and watch the day go by! There is history all around and our apartment had all the latest mod cons even though the bulging was at least a couple of hundred years old.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When I as there it was not too crowded. Loved the cool tree-lined streets, the area around the Bastille and Rue de Rosiers. Easy to get to and from.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely historic area to wander in. Nothing opens until 11:00, but shops stay open later. The City of Paris Carnavalet free museum is here and it's interesting. Worth a visit. Cute shops that are unique reside alongside global giants like Uniqlo. But it's not obtrusive . You can wander into the Marais from the Seine at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sister and I liked this area for upscale, unique shops. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to reresh in between all the shopping. Parisians feel this is a premier shopping area for boutique stores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is great for walking around and has probably the best feel for an active living area. Lots of great restaurants and shops. Place des Vosges is a beautiful square park and is on fat feast of area and is good place to start your visit and then walk back towards Louvre area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking in this neighbourhood is my favourite thing-to-do in Paris! One of the oldest neighbourhood with lovely art and coffee shops and museums!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Marais is the place to be and be seen in Paris. Very centrally located, clean, excellent cafes, luxury and vintage shopps, Le Marais is the Mecca for luxury travellers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great walking neighbourhood. Good shops, relaxed. But keep your money/wallet/ bags closed and close. It's close enough to Notre Dame to have lots of pick pockets.

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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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