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Marais Paris. What to do and see in the arrondissement. Best places

Marais Paris

The Marais Paris, whose name literally means Palude, is a district that stretches between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. It is a very diverse district, different from area to area, with small shops, beautiful residences and one of the most poetic squares of the whole city: Place des Vosges. The area of ​​the Marais around Rue des Rosiers, Rue Vieille du Temple e Rue Pavée hosts one of the most important Jewish communities in the city; it is in these streets that you can try the best traditional dishes, as well as excellent falafel.


The Marais is considered one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in the city. The reason is mainly due to the many boutiques of young emerging designers and trendy clubs that, in recent years, have also become the center of homosexual life in the French capital. The itinerary starts from Hôtel de Ville, up to Place de la Bastille; it takes about half a day.

Hotel de Ville Marais Paris

With the Metro you get off at the stop Hotel-de-Ville, in front of the homonymous building, the administrative headquarters of the city that every year organizes celebrations and dances in the huge party room. Not far away, the beautiful is located Centre Pompidou, which, like the Musée d’Orsay and of Louvre deserves an exclusive itinerary for the offer. To visit such a museum, in our opinion, requires at least half a day, and a dedicated itinerary.

In the neighborhood St. Paul Church of Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis It is a splendid religious building located in the Marais and built between the 1627 and the 1641 on a project by the architect Étienne Martellange, who was inspired by the Church of the Gesù in Rome. Splendid its dome, like some paintings in its interior including “Christ in the Garden of Olives” by Delacroix. Open every day from 08:00 to 20 (Saturday closes at 19:30).

Nearby, other unmissable attractions: the Hotel Carnivalet, first of all. A superb example of Renaissance architecture, built between the 1548 and the 1560; in the center of the court, the seventeenth-century statue of Louis XIV. The building houses the eponymous Museum, which tells the story of the city of Paris through documents and reconstructions, from prehistoric times to the present day. The entrance to the Museum and the visit of the permanent collections are FREE. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. On the official website you can find all the necessary information.

Not far, the Hôtel Salé houses another extremely interesting museum: the Picasso Museum, with the collection of works by the Spanish master. The museum contains more of 3.000 works by Picasso including drawings, ceramics and paintings. It is also completed by the artist’s personal collection, which includes works by Cézanne, Degas, Rousseau, Seurat, de Chirico and Matisse. The building is accessible every day, except Mondays, from 10:30 to 18 (Saturday and Sunday, opens at 09:30). The cost of the full fare ticket is €14. The museum portal is available online that we always invite you to consult to stay up to date.

Paris Place Vosges

Place des Vosges, is perhaps one of the most beautiful squares in all of France, and we invite you not to miss the visit. It is a wonderful place, the first royal square of the city. Here you can rest in the gardens that occupy the central part, or you can sit at one of the cafes listening to the players who perform here. In recent times it has come back into vogue: today, under the arches, it is dotted with galleries, restaurants and luxury shops.

Of the famous Bastille, not far away, there is nothing left but a simple trace on the ground in Boulevard Henry IV. Look out simply to be able to say: “I’ve been there”!

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