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Le Marais: museums, shopping and where to eat

Le Marais is one of my favourite districts of Paris. That is why I recommend lots of accommodation that are in this area of Paris.  I love it because it is a district where new and traditional mix. You can breathe the autenthic Parisian atmosphere and discover the latest boutique after a second. After exploring the Marais many times, I decided to propose a list of things to do and places to go in the beautiful Marais!

If you don’t stay in this area and you want to visit it, I suggest taking the metro. You can get off at Hotel de Ville, Saint-Paul, Pont Marie, Cité…

Museums in Le Marais

le marais museumIf you love knowing new things and lose yourself in front of beautiful masterpieces, here are the two best museums of Le Marais:

  • Musée Carnavalet. It is the museum of Paris where you can discover everything about the history of the city. It is open from Tuesday to Monday and the entrance costs around 7 euros.
  •  Musée Cognacq-Jay. This museum is about art of 18th century. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday and the entrance is free.

Where to go shopping in arrondissement 4

le maraisLe Marais is divided in arrondissement 4 and arrondissement 3. These are the best boutiques you will find in this area:

  • Isabel Marant, 47 rue Saintonge;
  • Pring, 29 rue Charlot;
  • Violette et Léonie, 1 rue de Saintonge;
  • L’Habilleur, 44 rue de Poitou;
  • Studio W, 21 rue du Pont aux Choux
  • Galerie BSL, 23 rue Charlot;
  • Ofr, 20 rue Dupetit-Thouars;
  • Hier, Aujourd’hui, Demain, 14 rue de Bretagne;

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Where to eat in Le Marais

If you decide to spend a day visiting le Marais in Paris, you might want to eat something! I suggest tasting something in one of the traditional cafès you can find in this area. If you have already eaten in one of those, you can choose among other of the following places:

  • Café Sueédois, 11 rue Payenne;
  • Le Café Charlot, 38 rue de Bretagne;
  • Café Le Progrés, 1 rue de Bretagne;
  • La Bague de Kenza, 70 rue Turbigo
  • Jounnault, 39 rue de Bretagne;
  • El Carrito, 56 rue Saintonge;

    Don’t forget that here you can find useful information if you are in the mood of eating fast food or if you prefer to taste something at the best food trucks of Paris.

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