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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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Best quartier to walk around and avoid the big crowds

Started at Place des Vosges, continued to Musee Picasso. Walked all the way to City Hall. Le Marais is lively but not as over-crowded as Saint-Germain, there are some real... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Started at Place des Vosges, continued to Musee Picasso. Walked all the way to City Hall. Le Marais is lively but not as over-crowded as Saint-Germain, there are some real Parisiens there! Nice little shops and boutiques, of course tourists as well (like us).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always like to have a few "unstructured" days when visiting Paris---perhaps a lunch or dinner reservation, but no sites or museums to visit. Take along a good map (or Google map it) and just wander around the Marais---the side streets will take you away from the hustle of the tourist areas. Stop in the shops, get some food (OK,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A gaie gay and trendy village you can lost and find yourself inside it, happily! Cafes, galleries, restos, museums, gardens, street artists, boutiques, the Swiss and Swedish culturel centres and the Jewish quater where you can be fed with licorns and rainbows walk by, an lgbtqi paradise and str8 freindly too! Italian gelato or rather, gelati a big, big plus!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it. I can walk in this particular area every single day. Beautiful shops, building, well-dressed people. I can feel the parisienne atmosphere in here. The best place to stay in Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Le marais is one of those places where you just walk and get lost and never get tires getting lost. Love the charm of this place and the food. Most places are clean and there's plenty of restaurants to choose from. Perfect place to hang out and just chill and shop. Accessible to the tube

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the official district for homosexuality in Paris and I love it! Lots of shopping and antiquing and brunch!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A haven of shops, small restaurants and art. It is my favorite place to visit and enjoy Paris. Not a touristy spot, with a fabulous "thing" to see, but a place for people who like to stroll, people watch and experience a Parisian vibe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting restaurants and squares. There are also flea markets on a Sunday. Place de Vosges and Square du Temple.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting much more here, and it was a waste of our time. Although got in some good walking :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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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 splendour. This neighbourhood 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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