Le Marais is known by tourists as the historic aristocratic district of Paris. Le Marais district spreads across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements.
Nowadays le Marais can be assimilated as the Jewish district during the day and the Gay district during the night.
Apart from that "Le Marais" is a wonderful place to go window shopping or to wander around the food markets.
Take the line 1 metro and get off at the picturesque "Saint-Paul" metro stop. In "Saint-Paul" you will find traditional food shops like the chocolatiers and patisseries.
From this part of Le Marais, you can go for a walk along "Rue de Rivoli" towards "Châtelet district". "Rue de Rivoli" is the most important commercial street in Paris.
In a nutshell you will love the Marais district for:
- It's historical aspect of Paris with the medieval cobblestone streets and the timbered medieval houses.
- The quiet Place des Vosges square which is now a peaceful park surrounded by arcades with shops and cafes
- Being the place to shop! Either for fashion in "Rue de Rivoli" or for regional food produces around "Saint Paul" metro station.
- Being a romantic place to go with the person you love for a sweet meal in the street around flowers.
A sample of the Marais district Paris:
How to get to le Marais district?
- M1 Saint-Paul, M7 Pont-Marie, M 1-5-8 Bastille
Vélib' (City Bike): 4010 Saint Paul – 4012, 4015 Rivoli – 4011 Pont-Marie – 3013 Rue de Sevigne – 4013 Rue Vieille du temple
Noctilien (Night Bus): N11, N16 Rue Vieille du Temple Mairie du 4ème, Rue du Jouy, Saint Paul, Birague – N01, N02, N144 Bastille