Arrondissement 3, from le Marais to the market
Arrondissement 3 is one of my favourite areas of the city. When you go there, you can go to the Marais district! As you can read in many posts about my favourite apartments, I always recommend to visit this area.
When you go in the third arrondissement of Paris, you can visit the right side of the Seine. Plus, you can walk through one of the historic districts of the city. Le Marais dates back in 13 and 14 centuries. If you love art and museums just like me, it is the perfect area for you too.
Another attraction that I love of this arrondissement are the passages! They are a sort of galleries, made in glass and steel, that link different building.
To always orientate yourself in arrondissement 3, remember that its districts are Arts-et-Métiers, Enfants-Rouges, Archives and Sainte-Avoye.
Arrondissement 3, attractions and metro stations
One of the attractions that I love of arrondissement 3 is the National French Archive. It is a building where you can know a lot about the history of France. The building that you can visit in Paris in just one of the ones of the archives. Other archives are in Aix-en-Provence, for example. Pay attention to the building itself. It is designed by Fuksas!
If you would like to visi the museum dedicated to Picasso. It is one of the most famous building of Paris because it is an hotel particulier. It means that some time ago, just one family lived there. The Picasso museum building was designedby Jean Boullier of Bourges. It is one of the most famous palaces of the Marais district.
If you are confused by all the metro stations of Paris, take note of the ones of arrondissement III. The stops useful to visit this arrondissement are Arts et Métiers, Chemin Vert, Filles du Calvaire, Rambuteau, Réaumur – Sébastopol, République, Ssaint – Sébastien – Froissart, Strasbourg – Saint-Denis, Temple.
A very special Market in Arrondissement 3
If you are looking for a traditional french-style activity to do in arrondissement 3, go to the Market of Engants Rouges!
It is a covered market where you can buy food, drinks and enjoy shopping. You can go every day exept on monday.
I love go to the Enfants Rouge Market because even if you don’t have to buy anything it is always crowded of people in a positive mood.