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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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good shopping area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in a little french apartment on the 4th floor, off Rue Du Temple but found it Awesome as it was very close to the Metro/ Bus & subway. We did take an Uber taxi from the airport as we did not know where to go at first but then we used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A little bit like an upmarket and slightly quieter version of the Latin quarter, the Marais has synagogues, churches, houses and art to blow your mind. More importantly the street food is really delicious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice area with many places to visit. There are lots of nice shops and many restaurants. The area has a few metro stops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want local culture and a little bit of grit, Marais is the neighborhood for you. There aren't many hotels, but you may be able to book through a small apartment. Just remember that apartments in Paris typically do not have central air and are small by American standards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here when found reasonably priced typically French hotel. Lovely to wonder lots of people watching and so much eating n drinking choice

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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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