Le Marais
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Get lost in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Paris, brimming with unique boutiques and stylish art galleries. Besides its vibrant LGBTQIA+ community, Le Marais also has a rich Jewish heritage, with winding streets lined with historic medieval architecture. If you're looking for a night out, head to one of the many gay bars or clubs that the area is known for. Take a walking tour to discover fascinating insights about the neighborhood, or a food tour to have a taste of the area's vibrant culinary scene—travelers say the falafel is some of the best! Visit during the week for fewer crowds and wear comfortable walking shoes to navigate the neighborhood's cobblestone streets. – Tripadvisor
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria21,022 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area
    In my opinion, this is the most interesting area of ​​Paris. Retaining much from the old days, it is now filled with many shops, restaurants and bars, as well as old buildings with very interesting architecture. The walk here was definitely worth the effort.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 21, 2023
  • 24lorraineS
    Cary, North Carolina721 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting area of Paris to visit!
    It was our last day in Paris and the 5 of us were determined to visit the Marais district. It is somewhat unique, with lots of seemingly locals sitting at cafes and walking the streets. The architecture in this area is as lovely as other closely residential areas of Paris. There are many interesting small shops and quaint places to eat and a beautiful church across from Hotel Emil. Wish we had more time there.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 12, 2023
  • BonitaConchita
    Lake Country, Canada24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Village
    This is by far my favorite area of Paris to explore. We arrived at about 9:30 on a Sunday and had the streets mostly to ourselves, following a self guided walking tour from Hotel de Ville to Musee des Arts et Metiers. There are so many historic sites. Musee Carnevelat was a treat. Free and not crowded with a wonderful collection of artifacts spanning the history of Paris. Best croissant of the trip so far at Royal Turenne. We took about 3.5 hours but easily could have spent the whole day
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2023
  • Naomi Fidler
    104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking around the Marais.
    My husband and I found our way to Le Marais often. We did a Jewish tour of Le Marais. This would have to be one of Paris’s best area. Full of life with little shops everywhere and cafes. We just loved walking around. My favorite store in the Marais is the Rituals cosmetics. Sophia who served me is wonderful with helping to choose what’s best for your skin. I love the products. Took my friend and she bought the firm moisturizing day cream. She loved it so much she when back and bought more of the products. The side streets with all the architecture is just beautiful.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Sergei Z
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parisian surprise!
    I was in Paris couple of times, yet always was bit skeptical to put aside some time to explore Le Marais PROPERLY, thinking that its bit ''overhyped'' place, and like yeah some district or area or whatever, why to bother,. I was wrong! We had quite a fantastic walk with GF, exploring a lot of lets say (ok clichee, but true) parisian charm, had a nice dinner too. Next time we try to book hotel here.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Babita D
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming and artsy!
    The Marais district was so charming! We loved the beautiful architecture, street art, and art studios. We visited the Museé National Picasso and Merci department store and highly recommend both! I do wish we could have spent more time perusing the beautiful boutiques, Place des Vosges, and cute bistros. Next time!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place to windowshop, people watch and stroll
    Whenever we visit Paris, we make certain we spend some part of our time strolling in the Marais. The shops, art boutique and name stores are fun to browse in. And around every corner there is a restaurant or cafe. Great place to enjoy and unwind.
    Visited November 2023
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Lola
    London, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discover the Best of Paris
    Le Marais is the perfect place to explore the best of Paris. From the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral to the amazing designer stores, there is something for everyone. Cafes and restaurants line the streets, offering delicious cuisine and a great atmosphere. With its vibrant and lively atmosphere, Le Marais is the perfect place to spend your day exploring the city.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Allison
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bon voyage!
    Le Marais in Paris is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the best of the City of Lights. From the delicious boulangeries to the bustling street markets, to the amazing restaurants and unique boutiques, there is something for everyone in this charming neighborhood. Whether you're looking for a quick snack, a romantic dinner, or some shopping, Le Marais has it all. And don't forget to take a stroll through the cobblestone streets to take in the beauty of this historic part of the city.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,045 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some of the Best Shopping
    This is a part of town where you will want to spend a lot of time. It is full of history and museums. Developed during the 16th and 17th centuries as a fashionable suburb, carved out of swamps and gardens. Then fashion moved on and it became an immigrant area full of small apartments. Now fashion is back along with some of the best shopping in Paris, plus good food and coffee.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
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AmeliaJack
Sydney, Australia298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Love, love, love Le Marais

Le Marais has everything to offer to those staying in this neighbourhood, or those visiting for the day. From the quirky to cool cafes, restaurants and bars, shopping, the funky galleries, the museums, architecture, history, or just to meander along the streets of Le Marais. The terrain is quite flat so it's easy to walk around the neighbourhood, and it's within walking distance to the River Seine.

Le Marais is such a picturesque neighbourhood, photo opportunities abound everywhere. The cafe and store owners were super friendly, and Le Marais was very comfortable and we felt very safe walking around at any time of the day.

Le Marais is also home to the Victor Hugo Museum and Place des Vosges. The latter being a lovely grassed area to have a picnic and for children to play in.

Absolutely recommend Le Marais.
Written March 6, 2023
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bg564
Windhoek, Namibia889 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Great neighborhood to explore but for our first time we went with a guide who explained the history of Le Marais and why this part of the city wasn't subject to the architecture that is so common in much of Paris. Our guide took us through the small streets and past the famous shop that sold falafels though it was closed the day we visited. Highly recommend spending time in the cafes of Le Marais and taking time to wander.
Written November 2, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,617 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Le Marais is an interesting part of Paris. It actually dates back to the middle ages, and the architecture in some areas is testament to that. There are many cafes and a range of eateries as well as bars and other types of shops. The narrow streets, however, take you back to the times of old.
Written September 9, 2020
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Curt H
Chicago, IL375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Le Marais is a very nice area in the heart of Paris in the 3rd Arrondissement.
There is a cool street vibe, with lots of Bakery's and cafe's. We looked at some apartments and a loft there as a potential rental option for a long term stay and found the prices to be fair for the value of the accommodations. There is a great sandwich shop the Caractere de Cochon , that makes delicious ham sandwiches with a wide variety of ham/selections. There are also great shops and boutiques in Le Marais. We visit Paris frequently and have a Youtube Channel "From Paris With Love"
one of our segments, "Where to Eat in Paris" features the Caractere de Cochon in the Le Marais area. Check us out on Youtube...
Written August 20, 2022
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Nicolas C
Limassol City, Cyprus891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Le Marais! An amazing area in the centre of Paris which has regained its old times prestige, buzzing from young people, cafes, bars, restaurants etc.

You can pretty much find anything you need, it is considered to be the safest and most inclusive area in Paris, and everything can be reached on foot within 30 minutes max.

Being the upbeat area, means that prices are super high for real estate, even to book a room at a hotel sometimes, but if you have the means to cover the cost, it is worth it.
Written July 19, 2021
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CK2000
New York City, NY310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a gem of a neighborhood to wander around. Beautiful small streets with shops lining them, some large plazas and very nice parks. Le Marais is worth a visit or a stroll. It is nice that this area is just north of the Louvre and Jardin de Tullieries, making it a good place to find a cafe or other shop to grab a bite. Well worth some time to explore.
Written August 31, 2022
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BonitaConchita
Lake Country, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is by far my favorite area of Paris to explore. We arrived at about 9:30 on a Sunday and had the streets mostly to ourselves, following a self guided walking tour from Hotel de Ville to Musee des Arts et Metiers. There are so many historic sites. Musee Carnevelat was a treat. Free and not crowded with a wonderful collection of artifacts spanning the history of Paris. Best croissant of the trip so far at Royal Turenne. We took about 3.5 hours but easily could have spent the whole day
Written May 28, 2023
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Babita D
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Marais district was so charming! We loved the beautiful architecture, street art, and art studios. We visited the Museé National Picasso and Merci department store and highly recommend both! I do wish we could have spent more time perusing the beautiful boutiques, Place des Vosges, and cute bistros. Next time!
Written October 25, 2023
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LBBx5
Adelaide, Australia45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We stayed in Le Marais while in Paris and the streets, shops, eateries, access to all attractions was great. Easy to walk to all major attractions and plenty of trendy cafe’s , shops, eateries, bars brasseries, Boucher it’s, etc to make the Parisienne experience a memorable one. The streets were nice and quiet at night, clean and easy to get around. Definitely the place to stay while visiting Paris.
Written January 16, 2023
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Lorrie E
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Our guide said "let Paris introduce itself to you" and he encouraged us to wander the street of Le Marais and just take a glass of wine or a cake whenever our feet grew tired. We sat in the seats looking out onto the streets and people watched for an entire afternoon. Wonderful!
Written September 7, 2022
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