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“Wonderful area of Paris”
Review of Le Marais

Le Marais
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Paris Walking Tour: Discover the Marais District
Ranked #9 of 2,251 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband, two daughters (ages 11 and 14) and I rented an apartment for two weeks on a street adjacent to the Place des Vosges and loved this area. We rented through Haven in Paris, which was a fabulous experience. The Place des Vosges is beautiful, and the area has many nice shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. Metro stop " Bastille" was the one we used. The Victor Hugo house museum and the Musee Carnavalet are within a few blocks of each other, both are free, and both were very interesting and worth seeing. It wasn't too far of a walk to Pere Lachaise cemetery, either. We loved all the unique shops, the cafes and restaurants in the Marais were busy but friendly and relaxing. We always felt safe and comfortable in this area, and would not hesitate to stay here again. Les Petite Marches was a favorite neighborhood restaurant that we went to a few times!

3  Thank lovelondon4
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Good restaurants and great shops and boutiques. Close to many sites and the metro. Busy, but not crowded. Had a great stay in a flat here!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Marais district was extremely hard to find. The Jewish museum in this district was very enlightening.

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

One of the oldest and most chic neighborhoods of Paris this is my favorite place to stroll. The medieval buildings date back to the 1200's. the restaurants and brasseries are quaint. All of them have a special flair. Enjoy the sites and then sit down for a coffee or hot chocolate and watch the people. Plus the Pont Marie to Ile St Loius is close for a great view of the Seine.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Often missed by most tourists who come to Paris, which is not necessarily such a bad thing, the Marais neighbourhood has a poetic vibe of its own. Filled with museums (Pompidou, Picasso etc.) the finest to visit is the Musee Carnavalet (two buildings and gardens). The Carnavalet is about the history of Paris expressed in art form. As well, you can experience the unusual boutiques, brasseries, and shops in this neighbourhood - often at much less cost than other areas in Paris.

Thank MontrealMaria52
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