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Safety Le Marais

My husband and i will be spending a week in Paris next year and have the option of an apartment in Le Marais on Rue de la Roquette near Place de la Bastille . We are unsure about the location, safety, noise etc. Can anyone comment, please?

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1. Re: Safety Le Marais

I have often stayed in the Marais and have always felt safe.

I have seen some mention that Rue de la Roquette is 'frequented by young people' - whether this means late nightlife maybe someone here could clarify?

While I can't comment paricularly on Rue de la Roquette I would put my usual caveat that Paris is a major city and some noise is inevitable.

In general I would certainly recommend the Marais as an area.



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2. Re: Safety Le Marais

It's a stretch to call rue de la Roquette part of the Marais. I can say that the west end of the street (Bastille) can be very noisy at night. It's a popular party street with lots of bars that are open late into the night. If the address is numbered 70 or lower, it's likely to be noisy.

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3. Re: Safety Le Marais

Metromole is absolutely correct.

The lower end near the pl de la Bastille is very crowded, noisy and lively at night. The bars and clubs draw a large crowd of young people out to have a good time! It can get a bit rowdy.

As you go further up, it is not a particularly charming or attractive street.

Since 2002, I always stay at the Hotel Lyon Mulhouse which is a couple of blocks to the west on the blvd. Beaumarchais. It can be a bit noisy but the atmosphere is completely different.

I have been out in this area late at night and I never feel unsafe, but I would carefully consider this location.

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4. Re: Safety Le Marais

Le Marais is safe and usually not noisy; problem is rue de la Roquette is NOT in the Marais, although a few minutes walk from it. So safe too, but much noisier, as you get a lot of youngs going out/drinking around Place de la Bastille/rue de Lappe

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5. Re: Safety Le Marais

I would not refer to where you are staying as part of the Marais proper.

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