See for yourself why everyone is talking about the Marais! Place de Vosges The perfectly symmetrical trees lining the Place de Vosges remind us of the former queen’s, Catherine Medicis, love of precision. Now visitors flock to this once royal park to enjoy lazy picnics and visit the home of Victor Hugo, located at pavilion number six.
The Marais Walk winds through the charming streets of one of Paris’ oldest districts. Site of the first Jewish settlement this eclectic neighborhood now welcomes up-scale boutiques and an active nightlife. Modern museums share cobbled streets with ancient hôtels creating a unique contrast.
See for yourself why everyone is talking about the Marais
Place de Vosges
The perfectly symmetrical trees lining the Place de Vosges remind us of the former queen’s Catherine Medicis love of precision.
Now visitors flock to this once royal park to enjoy lazy picnics and visit the home of Victor Hugo located at pavilion number six.
Rue de Rosiers
Possibly the cheapest & tastiest eats in the city can be found on this street Lined with falafel shops and Jewish bakeries the cobblestoned Rue de Rosiers is the place to experience authentic Jewish cuisine and culture.
The only trouble is deciding between a bagel and a rugelach. Mazal tov
This inside-out building constructed in the late 1970’s still has Parisians talking. Known for its obscure collection of modern art it also showcases works from household names such as Henry Matisse Pablo Picasso Salvador Dali Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock.
Street performers often take advantage of the large arena in front of the museum.
Hôtel de Ville
This is city hall of Paris and home to the mayor Bertrand Delanoë. The original building dates back to 1553 but has been rebuilt on several occasions after destructive fires. The front square welcomes an ice skating rink in the winter a jumbo viewing screen during sports tournaments and various art galleries throughout the year.
Memorial de la Shoah
This wall honors of the memory of the Jews deported from France during WWII. Originally commissioned in 2005 it’s located just outside of the documentation center where you can discover personal accounts of many of victims of the holocaust.
A masterpiece of the 17th century the Musée Carnavalet now houses the free history of Paris museum. Inside one can see replicas of the bastille prison as well as a miniature guillotine. The outside courtyard is a spectacular display of Louis XIV’s love of manicured gardens.
Free for children under 3 years old.
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