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Le Marais

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Address: | 3e Arrondissement, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 9 52 89 24 06
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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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This is the official district for homosexuality in Paris and I love it! Lots of shopping and antiquing and brunch!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the official district for homosexuality in Paris and I love it! Lots of shopping and antiquing and brunch!

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A haven of shops, small restaurants and art. It is my favorite place to visit and enjoy Paris. Not a touristy spot, with a fabulous "thing" to see, but a place for people who like to stroll, people watch and experience a Parisian vibe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting restaurants and squares. There are also flea markets on a Sunday. Place de Vosges and Square du Temple.

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We were expecting much more here, and it was a waste of our time. Although got in some good walking :-)

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If you want to discover the heart of Paris, go to the Marais and walk around these narrow streets filled with shops and restaurants. Le Marais is the typical Parisian neighborhood. And you have there the famous Place des Vosges.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is one of the most renowned arrondisments of Paris, where many artists have their den and where art galleries are everywhere. If you are fond of modern art it is the place to visit. There is also the Picasso Museum worth a visit if you like the famous painter..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we loved looking in the affordable shops here, which were also opened sunday while most of paris was closed. Plenty of young people, beautiful architechture, and niche restuarants. Highly recomend this area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two walking tours of Le Marais enlighted me about the horrors experenced by the Jews of this area during WW II, including extermination of numerous children from infants to school age. The famous Rue des Rosiers continues to provide Kosher groceries, restaurants and Jewish memorabilia, and the area is also the site of the Shoah Memorial. In addition to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Safe, lots of cafes and shops, lovely surroundings, accessible to lots of transportation to reach major landmarks . Have already planned another stay for April.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the heart of Paris. various bars and clubs, restaurants, galleries and decor stores. A great place to stay. Be prepared to pay top dollar though. Definitely loads to see and do.

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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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