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Le Marais

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Address: | 3e Arrondissement, 75003 Paris, France
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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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Place des Voges is a must see!

I am drawn to the same places over the course of many years to see how they change, and I am happy to report that despite the coming and going of many bland shops, the Place des... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am drawn to the same places over the course of many years to see how they change, and I am happy to report that despite the coming and going of many bland shops, the Place des Voges in the Marais district of Paris is still a very beautiful and atmospheric place to visit. One is immediately struck by the... More 

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Sanary-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the nicest part of Paris to walk, have a drink in a café, eat Jewish food . Lots of muséums including the Picasso.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice place, for all kind of travellers, tourist,couple, business. Lots of little shops and nice coffee

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Le Marais is a fun, vibrant, eclectic neighborhood in Paris that should not be missed. After many trips to Paris, I would recommend this are over the Latin Quarter in fact. The shopping is fun, always a great find down its quaint streets and the restaurants, Les Philosophies in particular, are delicious. Definitely worth the visit!

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard great things about Le Marais and I was not disappointed, it was exactly as I had imagined Paris. Small streets with lots of shops, cafes and restaurants. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a lovely place to visit. We enjoyed a tasty meal at one f the many restaurants. French Onion Soup and a delicious pork dish on a chilly day in Paris was just super. A very friendly waiter and he then recommended a lovely desert. This is a must see place when in Paris. Lovely buildings and the Picasso Museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having been to the Marais for over 5 decades now, it always fascinates me anew how this quarter evolves and strives. So many new and interesting businesses and such a wealth of wonderful bistros, bars and restaurants!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much to see in the Marais. You can see how Paris looked like architecturally in the 16th to 18th century. Narrow cobblestone streets, old buildings with big gates, lovely and lively little boulangeries, fromageries, brasseries, chocolatiers. We walked almost all the streets in the area and loved it. You will find very peaceful and relaxing spots to have some... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In place of visiting recognised places of interest around Paris I chose Le Marais as an area worth spending a couple of hours exploring. My readings had led me to believe this was the 'real' Paris, a naturally evolved area with an artisanal theme spread through a network of narrow streets displaying original architecture from throughout recent centuries. However, instead... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Le Marais is one of the few Paris neighbourhoods that was not demolished and rebuilt by Hausmann under Napoleron's orders in the 19th century. As a result, it offers a magical window of what Paris looked like architecturally in the 16th to 18th century. Narrow cobblestone alleyways, grand gated heritage buildings, and quaint little boulangeries, fromageries, brasseries, chocolatiers, and yes... More 

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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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