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This space is a library but it is a mansion in the Marais district and I recommend you read up on the history. Before you enter be sure to look for the cannonball lodged in the exterior wall and labeled from the one of the...More
A serendipitous find such as discoveries tend to be in the Marais. I didn't realise I could go into the fairytale gorgeous turreted building til just now when I was looking at the other reviews. Pity. But I did find the beautifully maintained parterre garden....More
This building is a surviving example of Middle Ages architecture. It sustained an attack during a revolution in 1830 and has a cannonball embedded into the eastern wall. One of Paris's quirky oddities and worth a look if you're passing through.
Apparently, the Hotel de Sens was under refurbishment for many years. It is now open and definitely worth the trip. They have an exhibition going on through the summer about fashion and women 1914 to 1918. It is in English and French and free admittance....More
Superbe hôtel du xveme siècle avec un jardin partagé ouvert au public.
Beautiful xv century house, it is nowadays a library. The access to the garden is free it is a place to rest before crossing the bridge to Ile St Louis ....where there are...More
Any good walking tour of the Marais is going to include a drive-by of the Hotel de Sens. So when we showed our friend around Paris during her first time in France, I steered us in that direction. Hotel de Sens really does cut an...More