Le Marais
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Get lost in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Paris, brimming with unique boutiques and stylish art galleries. Besides its vibrant LGBTQIA+ community, Le Marais also has a rich Jewish heritage, with winding streets lined with historic medieval architecture. If you're looking for a night out, head to one of the many gay bars or clubs that the area is known for. Take a walking tour to discover fascinating insights about the neighborhood, or a food tour to have a taste of the area's vibrant culinary scene—travelers say the falafel is some of the best! Visit during the week for fewer crowds and wear comfortable walking shoes to navigate the neighborhood's cobblestone streets. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Saint-Gervais
How to get there
  • Saint-Paul • 6 min walk
  • Rambuteau • 7 min walk
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  • BonitaConchita
    Lake Country, Canada41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Village
    This is by far my favorite area of Paris to explore. We arrived at about 9:30 on a Sunday and had the streets mostly to ourselves, following a self guided walking tour from Hotel de Ville to Musee des Arts et Metiers. There are so many historic sites. Musee Carnevelat was a treat. Free and not crowded with a wonderful collection of artifacts spanning the history of Paris. Best croissant of the trip so far at Royal Turenne. We took about 3.5 hours but easily could have spent the whole day
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Naomi Fidler
    150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking around the Marais.
    My husband and I found our way to Le Marais often. We did a Jewish tour of Le Marais. This would have to be one of Paris’s best area. Full of life with little shops everywhere and cafes. We just loved walking around. My favorite store in the Marais is the Rituals cosmetics. Sophia who served me is wonderful with helping to choose what’s best for your skin. I love the products. Took my friend and she bought the firm moisturizing day cream. She loved it so much she when back and bought more of the products. The side streets with all the architecture is just beautiful.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Sergei Z
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parisian surprise!
    I was in Paris couple of times, yet always was bit skeptical to put aside some time to explore Le Marais PROPERLY, thinking that its bit ''overhyped'' place, and like yeah some district or area or whatever, why to bother,. I was wrong! We had quite a fantastic walk with GF, exploring a lot of lets say (ok clichee, but true) parisian charm, had a nice dinner too. Next time we try to book hotel here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Babita D
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming and artsy!
    The Marais district was so charming! We loved the beautiful architecture, street art, and art studios. We visited the Museé National Picasso and Merci department store and highly recommend both! I do wish we could have spent more time perusing the beautiful boutiques, Place des Vosges, and cute bistros. Next time!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,569 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place to windowshop, people watch and stroll
    Whenever we visit Paris, we make certain we spend some part of our time strolling in the Marais. The shops, art boutique and name stores are fun to browse in. And around every corner there is a restaurant or cafe. Great place to enjoy and unwind.
    Visited November 2023
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Lola
    London, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discover the Best of Paris
    Le Marais is the perfect place to explore the best of Paris. From the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral to the amazing designer stores, there is something for everyone. Cafes and restaurants line the streets, offering delicious cuisine and a great atmosphere. With its vibrant and lively atmosphere, Le Marais is the perfect place to spend your day exploring the city.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Allison
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bon voyage!
    Le Marais in Paris is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the best of the City of Lights. From the delicious boulangeries to the bustling street markets, to the amazing restaurants and unique boutiques, there is something for everyone in this charming neighborhood. Whether you're looking for a quick snack, a romantic dinner, or some shopping, Le Marais has it all. And don't forget to take a stroll through the cobblestone streets to take in the beauty of this historic part of the city.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some of the Best Shopping
    This is a part of town where you will want to spend a lot of time. It is full of history and museums. Developed during the 16th and 17th centuries as a fashionable suburb, carved out of swamps and gardens. Then fashion moved on and it became an immigrant area full of small apartments. Now fashion is back along with some of the best shopping in Paris, plus good food and coffee.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Sharon S
    Summerville, South Carolina1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous, Informative Walking Tour
    We had a fabulous 2 1/2 hour walking tour in Le Marais with Viator’s tour guide, Ugo. Ugo has a post graduate degree in history and speaks many languages. His love of history really enlivens your tour. He found our interests and focused what we saw and learned based on them. He’s personable, engaging, and very well educated. We are an elderly couple and he paced us at an easy-to-walk rate, incorporating having us sit and learn a couple of times. Having a private tour geared to what interested us was an excellent choice and Ugo made it happen.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 January 2024
  • clrohr
    Botsford, Connecticut104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy the Character of Paris
    Wonderful place to have an apartment and enjoy the character of Paris! Every corner has a sidewalk cafe. We were able to walk to the Picasso Museum, the Eli Wiesel park, and the BHV department store. We particularly enjoyed eating at Au Bourguignon du Marais. The Beef Bourguignon was outstanding! Make a reservation if you plan on trying it.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 May 2024
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hisharel
Chicago, IL75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Definitely go here! Easy fun shopping! Pedestrian streets very close together its a great neighborhood. Get tickets online to a Jewish museum or two for 5 euros. Lots of Jewish restaurants but also a large variety of restaurants and cafes . Super cute neighborhood should not be missed. Recommend a 2 hour walking tour to get started!
Written 14 May 2024
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clrohr
Botsford, CT104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Wonderful place to have an apartment and enjoy the character of Paris! Every corner has a sidewalk cafe. We were able to walk to the Picasso Museum, the Eli Wiesel park, and the BHV department store. We particularly enjoyed eating at Au Bourguignon du Marais. The Beef Bourguignon was outstanding! Make a reservation if you plan on trying it.
Written 6 May 2024
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Sharon S
Summerville, SC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We had a fabulous 2 1/2 hour walking tour in Le Marais with Viator’s tour guide, Ugo.

Ugo has a post graduate degree in history and speaks many languages. His love of history really enlivens your tour.

He found our interests and focused what we saw and learned based on them.

He’s personable, engaging, and very well educated.

We are an elderly couple and he paced us at an easy-to-walk rate, incorporating having us sit and learn a couple of times.

Having a private tour geared to what interested us was an excellent choice and Ugo made it happen.
Written 28 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is a part of town where you will want to spend a lot of time. It is full of history and museums. Developed during the 16th and 17th centuries as a fashionable suburb, carved out of swamps and gardens. Then fashion moved on and it became an immigrant area full of small apartments. Now fashion is back along with some of the best shopping in Paris, plus good food and coffee.
Written 21 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dynasys
Gonzales, LA69 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is a typical neighborhood in Paris. If you happen to be there, great. Otherwise don't take a detour to get there. We did and regretted the wasted time. Go to the Latin Quarter instead.
Written 10 January 2024
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Curlyclair128
Birmingham, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Everything is here - things to visit, places to eat and drink as well as pick up bits of grocery.
The area is beautifully positioned to see the famous sights but great for a wander around.
Written 9 January 2024
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FOLLOW & TRAVEL with Shukor
London, UK184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This neighborhood had played an important part in French history since the 13th century when the Order of the Temple constructed a fortified church, which inspired several beautiful religious buildings and the epicenter of the Parisian Jewish community. Start with a classic breakfast of cafe au lait and a buttered tartine or, of course, a perfect croissant.
Written 5 January 2024
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Amos
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This exquisite Gothic chapel is a must-see in Paris. Its intricate stained glass windows and delicate carvings create a divine atmosphere, while its sublime architecture is a feast for the eyes.
Written 25 December 2023
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Peter G
England, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This Parisian neighborhood has it all: from the iconic Centre Pompidou to the bustling food markets, to the lively bistros and nightlife. Whether you're looking for a day of culture or a night of fun, Le Marais is the place to be!
Written 25 December 2023
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Allison
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Le Marais in Paris is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the best of the City of Lights. From the delicious boulangeries to the bustling street markets, to the amazing restaurants and unique boutiques, there is something for everyone in this charming neighborhood. Whether you're looking for a quick snack, a romantic dinner, or some shopping, Le Marais has it all. And don't forget to take a stroll through the cobblestone streets to take in the beauty of this historic part of the city.
Written 7 December 2023
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