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Le Marais (the name means "swamp") located in the 3rd and 4th Paris Arrondissements was the trendiest and poshest neighborhood of the city from the 13th to the 17th century, when the aristocracy of Paris built grand residences, called hôtels, in the area.
3rd & 4th Paris Arrondissements:
The Historic & Hip Marais
Untouched by Haussmann's 19th-century rebuilding (and destruction) of Paris, these hôtels still line the streets. These two arrondissements don't have the grand boulevards or big parks: it's all small, twisty, maze-like streets, like most of Paris was 200 years ago.
Today, the Marais is again the trendiest of the arrondissements and here you'll find fashionable shops, cafés and culturally important museums and monuments.
One of the busiest museums in Paris, the Pompidou Center is the place to see the works of David Hockney, Picasso, Klee, Philippe Starck, Andy Warhol and other great modern artists.
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004
Free Entrance with the Paris Museum & Metro Pass »
Want a better way to see the Pompidou? It's a big museum and on this tour you'll actually have the museum to yourself, as it takes place before the general public are allowed in. Your guide will take you to the best of the Pompidou in this small group tour.
Private Tour of Pompidou Center »
Explore the Marais, The Islands and hidden streets in a walking tour at night. Learn about the dark history that is part of the City of Light: the plague, the French Revolution and St Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572. visit Hotel de Ville and Hotel de la Concierge under the cover of darkness.
Visit the the oldest place, or square, in Paris and one of the prettiest. It's also a great place to start your walking tour of the Marais. Explore the shops along Rue des Francs Bourgeois and stop for a Jewish pastry on Rue des Rosiers.
Place des Vosges, 75004
This rambling mansion is a great place to discover the history of Paris. It's rarely crowded and has many fascinating permanent exhibits as well as a pretty garden to relax in. Access to the permanent galleries are free.
23 rue de Sévigné, 75003
Ernest Cognacq, a business magnate of the Belle Époque era donated his possessions to the City of Paris. It is now a beautiful collection of fine art and decorative items focusing on 18th century France.
8 Rue Elzevir, 75003
Website (French) »
28 Place des Vosges 75003
From the Place des Vosges you enter a tranquil courtyard that leads to the hotel, which is an oasis of calm. La Pavillon is in the heart of the Marais, close to museums and shopping.
Reviews & Best Rates – Pavillon de la Reine »
5 Rue des Archives, 75004
The Villa Mazarin has luxury touches like king beds and modern bathrooms. And the location? You'll be right across from Notre Dame and walking distance to the Pompidou Center.
Reviews & Best Rates – Hotel Villa Mazarin »
3 Rue Caron 75004
Just off Rue de Rivoli and a two-minute walk from Saint Paul Metro station, this small, cozy hotel (only 18 guestroooms) is set on a sidestreet in the Marais.
Reviews & Best Rates – Hotel Caron »
11 Rue Simon-Le-Franc, 75004
Clean rooms, elevator and close to everything you want in the Marais. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and free WiFi. Ask for a room facing the inner courtyard.
Reviews & Best Rates – Hotel Beaubourg »
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