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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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My favourite part of Paris.

Although this part of paris is infamous for being the ¨gay¨ part, there is so much more to it. The best shopping and restaurants in Paris are found here. There are also several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although this part of paris is infamous for being the ¨gay¨ part, there is so much more to it. The best shopping and restaurants in Paris are found here. There are also several museums my favorite being the Centre Pompidou. It also has some great street art and the best shops in paris. If you have time make sure you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like mazes and you love beauty and architecture you should come walkand not just visit Le Marais. Regardless of what anyone thinks, this is Paris at its best. You walk and your eyes and senses would enjoy what you see. You enjoy the house gardens and the beauty of the flowers dangling from the windows. Come and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're looking for independent and stylish shopping, good restaurants, bars, and cafes, and just in the mood for people watching, then this is the perfect area to visit. As someone mentioned in a review, it's also fully functioning on a Sunday which is fairly rare in most of France.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I really lucked out when we chose to stay in this part of town. It is charming and historical. It is, in fact, the old Jewish section of town, and it features a lovely square surrounded by restaurants, lots of boutiques and quaint shops, easy walking, easy access to the subway, close to so many of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best of Le Marais is that its open on Sundays while every other part of Paris is closed. You can still have lunch in very nice restaurantes and the shops are open. Very trendy and chic. Love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in this area and really enjoyed it- there were lots of delicious places to eat and drink, boulangeries, macaroon shops, cute little stationers, historical buildings, museums and courtyards and suchlike at every turn. Busy, bright and interesting area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Led by a guide, we walked through Le Marais and enjoyed learning about the various buildings. We were impressed by a memorial to the Jews who died during World War II and saw a school that had been for Jewish students.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can walk around it forever, I myself would never leave. Food, bars, ice cream, shops are everywhere. Gay quarter and you can feel the vibe. Mije hostels are a great affordable place to stay in the heart of Le Marais, just saying 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved the Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais and the great restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. The hotel is small, charming with very friendly staff. We ate crepes and other great food. The many shops are unique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The delightful old quarter of the city, which was, and very much still is, the Jewish quarter, and yet it also has an interesting lgbt history! I've been here six months and still can't find my way around this maze, but that's okay, because why would you want to leave!?

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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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