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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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Get lost in the real Paris!

One of the rear authentic Parisian places, get lost and visit every single small street to real feel and imagine how Paris looked like before Hausman re-planning the city.

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Vilnius
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One of the rear authentic Parisian places, get lost and visit every single small street to real feel and imagine how Paris looked like before Hausman re-planning the city.

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Nice houses, streets, shops, cafes and a nice park nearby. Better on a weekday but not on Saturdays.

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We loved the area and enjoyed learning about the history. The shops are unique and the food wonderful. Petty crime seems rampant in this area in particular. Our cell phone was taken right out of my daughters tight coat pocket--professional petty crimes...not the worst thing that can happen, but be aware.

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Le Marais is probably my favorite neighborhood because it has the coziest feel of anywhere I go. It has lots of small shops with interesting things for sale, great perfumeries, neat vintage shops, tons of bistros and bars, cultural Jewish section which is a treat in and of itself to visit, and the vibe is just wonderful. So many unique... More 

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I felt welcomed by the locals. They were kind and inviting to their bars, shops, and restaurants. Hopefully will make this home someday and the Le Marais is where I'd choose to live.

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Upmarket galleries and beautiful custom designed boutiques abound in this area. A visit to Jardine de Voges is a must. Very pretty garden, surrounded by cafe's where people watching is the order of the day.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very charming area for walking; plenty of quaint streets, quaint shops, variety of goods for sale as well as places to eat. Some lovely Paris landmarks here too, including the Hotel de Ville, wonderful architecture!

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This part of Paris reminds me of the West Village in New York, for its nightlife, its whimsical shops, and its bars and bistros. Narrow alleys paved with cobblestones, the architecture of the area has been kept as it was when Victor Hugo lived in the neighborhood. Many of the big houses now function as hotels or museums, such as... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We met guide Chantal Biton who knew the ins and outs of the neighborhood, and fit in a tour between flights. We saw 600 year old buildings, synagogues from 1791, learned the unfolding history of the nobility and settlers of this former swamp, and the many ethnicities who passed through ove 800 centuries. The gentrification of the past 12-15 years... More 

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The place to go with easy access and also the sites to stay for when in Paris.This is our go to area, try a flat instead of a hotel for a more realistic feel.

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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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