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    Lauren Baker
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    5 May 06, 2014

    This cute upscale neighborhood is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll, with nice restaurants and great shopping.

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    Julia P
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    5 May 06, 2014

    The Marais neighborhood is chic and casual enough to hang out in. There are lots of restaurants and music clubs as well as little boutiques, and it's very accessible as it's close to the Bastille metro.

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    Nicolas Clifford
    5 Feb 06, 2014

    We are the western gateway to this medieval neighborhood, famous for its beautiful "htels particuliers" (private mansions) and its charming boutiques.

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    Jacqueline Floch
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    5 Jan 18, 2014

    Here, no large boulevard. The Marais has escaped from the Haussmann project. The Marais is somehow a "rescued" neighbourhood in Paris. It is an architectural testimony of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
    Le Marais is the Jewish quarter, the Gay district, the nest of young designers. You will eat delicious pastries with flavours from Eastern Europe. You will buy clothes, jewels and objects that cannot be found anywhere else.

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  • Le MaraisPro 2014
    Jimmy Nadēr
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    4 Jan 07, 2014

    The very old authentic Parisian neighborhood lies in the center of Paris known as le Marais. Other then being one of the most expansive square meters, this village inside the city features old wooden structure houses which tilt due to time load, narrow streets and charming brasseries. A lot of Art galleries are to be found here too, specifically around the Place des Vosgues.

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    Frances Nguyen
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    5 Dec 18, 2013

    Le Marais is known as the Jewish Quarter of Paris. Victor Hugo's home is nearby in the Place des Vosges , the stores are more modern and upscale, but the area itself remains a historic and lovely neighborhood. It's definitely one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris.

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    Thais Guimaraes
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    5 Nov 16, 2013

    Marais is the neighborhood where all the new designers, art galleries and the hip new stuff in Paris are set and happening. The streets are narrow, the shops are small but there is an infinity of good restaurants, good shops and good cafes here. Come without a plan and stroll around the little streets looking for delightful windows and little surprises.

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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Oct 13, 2013

    Probably my favorite neighborhood in Paris.. though its increased popularity has taken a toll. Though best known as Paris's gay neighborhood -- there is something here for everyone. Gorgeous architecture, great boutiques, plenty of spots for a nice glass of wine and a nibble.

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    übermatze
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    5 Oct 01, 2013

    this is the jewish quarter of paris, so of course, you can enjoy great jewish food! Most of the rdstaurants will have people standing on the street who scream at you to eat their food. This kinda pisses me off, but i found this wonderful place called "pitzman" which offers great falafels and some oriental sweets in a nice atmosphere.

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    Jean Charles
    5 Nov 22, 2013

    The oldest area of paris. Marais means the marsh - which was drained in order to broaden the city. The Islands nearby are the first inhabited parts (they were called by the gallic community Lutecia over 2000 years ago) but nothing remains from that celtic period and very litle from its medieval period.

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    Lucy Swift Weber Youdovin
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    5 Mar 30, 2013

    I love this section of Paris. The cobblestoned streets are home to lots of interesting little shops and restaurants, not to mention the PIcasso Museum and this is the part of Paris where one can really experience a taste of Jewish culture in Paris, because this is the part of the city originally settled by Jews and there are beautiful old synagogues to explore, as well as places to find things you don't see elsewhere in France, like challah, rye bread and babka. Things in the Marais are usually open on Sunday, which is a day when shops in other parts of the city are often closed---(although this has become less and less true in recent years)---so the Marais is a good place to go if you are hoping to go shopping on Sunday in Paris and you don't want to deal with the Champs.

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    Cheryl Bowman
    4 Mar 12, 2013

    Stayed in an apartment in Le Marais - great neighborhood - The shopping is excellent - if you are not necessarily looking for the top designer boutiques. Great restaurants, especially, As du Falafel, if you like Israeli food. It is close to the Pompidou centre and Just a short walk across the Seine to Notre Dame. Not far from the Louvre, or Place de Bastille

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  • Le Marais
    Jessica Rose
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    5 Jan 05, 2013

    I actually loved Le Marais. It was one of my favorite places to walk around in Paris. There are a lot of clue things to explore and so much history to be learned. I suggest doing a self-guided walking tour. I did one that I had found on Frommer's and I thought it was great!

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    Katie Pierce
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    5 Aug 16, 2012

    A beautiful and historic neighborhood in what once was a giant marsh, the Marais has come a long way from it's humble beginnings. It is currently recognized as an upper class haven and a great place to shop.

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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    The Marais is a wonderful neighborhood in Paris that doesn't get a lot of tourists attention, but maybe it is gaining momentum. I really enjoy strolling down its streets (sometimes even quite dark) and just peek into some of the artisanal restaurants and unique boutiques. There are quite colorful sides of this neighborhood as well which makes it fun, interesting, and endearing.

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    Arit NC
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    GO! It's a wonderful neighborhood in Paris, there are so many things to see, cafes in which to sit and people to watch. It definitely has a different feeling than other areas of the city. You can explore and relax at the same time here.

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    Kristin Rolla
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Hipsters are flocking here but I say head to the 3eme arrondisement section over the 4eme - better shopping (Merci), better eating (Marche Enfants Rouges) and not as crowded. Metro stops include Sebastian Fossert or Filies Cavaliers.

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    Nicholas D
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Le Marais is a beautiful historical district in the heart of Paris. Once the principle neighborhood for urban aristocrats, Le Marais is now a chic, artsy area that draws interesting people from all over the city.

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    Rene
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    This neighborhood is very underrated (just like my cooking skills) and has lots to offer.

    There are plenty of trendy bars and restaurants within stumbling distance of each other and with multiple metro stops in the area, you can easily get anywhere in the city you want or need quickly.

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    Elisabeth C
    5 Jun 17, 2014

    20mn walk from the apartment: the best district for trendy shopping; Picasso museum…

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The Marais neighborhood, located just behind the Bastille metro, is a fashionable one, excellent for boutique shopping, dining and drinking.

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