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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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My favorite area in Paris

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... read more

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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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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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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 2 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 3 days 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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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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There are countless great little Parisian shops for both clothes and food in the Marais or it makes for a lovely and scenic walk.

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We stayed in Le Marais district and had a great weekend. There are loads of bars and restaurants as well as gardens and coffee shops to wander around.

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Great place t owalk on weekend, many nice small shops, restaurants and cafe. People walking there, quite locan and still good for tourists. Many nice places there.

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Great way to spend a Sunday with the narrow streets and beautiful neighborhoods full of bustling Parisians shopping g and relaxing in cafes Musicians filling the air with lovely music. Yummy smells coming from restaurants. Window shopping to delight the eye While it's chilly it's a great way to spend the day

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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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