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“Friends live here, in a charming old building.”
Review of Le Marais

Le Marais
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Paris 3-Hour WWII Historic Discovery Tour
Ranked #14 of 1,106 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: 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.
Oakland, California
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“Friends live here, in a charming old building.”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is an old neighborhood, very expensive now, but with a lot of interest. Many boutiques, good restaurants, and some nice museums, including the Picasso, are here. Read the history of the Marais before your visit.

Visited November 2012
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Kerry, Ireland
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“Great buzz in the Marais”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Nice area, nice food, lovely shops. Great atmosphere. We went there by day, and also by night. The prices are definitely cheaper here for supper than in the other areas. I would definitely recommend it.

Visited November 2012
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“Cool place, reminding me of Soho in NY”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

It. Is an great place for long walks and shopping. However poor food is there but I recommend the Alaia shop on rue Moussy full of luxury goods. And the Eclaireur were u will find Margiela, Dries Van Noten and others...

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Always lovely”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Gorgeous wandering territory - lovely cafes and bistros, loads of charming little shops and interesting twisty little streets and alleys Great people watching.

Visited November 2012
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“One of Paris lesser-known gems”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stumbled upon Le Marais quite by accident. Having visited Notre Dame, crossed over Rue Rivoli, visited Bazar de l'Hotel de Ville we then wandered from the back entrance avoiding the hideous Pompidou centre and found ourselves in the Marais. It's a maze of small, narrow, bustling streets, with hidden cafes, boutiques and feels very french. Napoleon didn't touch this part of Paris when he demolished many of the other smaller streets to make room for his great marching military boulevards. There are many small shops and eateries to be found in Rue des Rosiers, and Place de Vosges is a small haven of relative green tranquility. We continued along from a visit to Musee Carnavalet to Place Sainte Catherine and ate lunch in la Terasse de Sainte Catherine - they make a wicked club sandwiche. Vert d'Absinthe is a tiny green fronted shop at the bottom of the square where all kinds of absinthe memorabilia can be purchased, from books, posters, the tipple, to silver absinthe spoons and glass goblets.

Visited November 2012
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