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Le Marais, Paris

Le Marais, also called as 'Old Paris', was once the aristocratic district of Paris as the favorite residential neighborhood of French nobility.

Le Marais, also called as 'Old Paris', was once the aristocratic district of Paris as the favorite residential neighborhood of French nobility. It was established on the marshland ('marais') on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 12th century by the Order of the Temple, and flourished till the French Revolution, after which it fell into disuse. It still retains several elegant old mansions from the 17th century, many of which are of historic and architectural importance.

The heart of the district is the Place des Vosges, earlier known as Place Royale, surrounded by facades that were all built to the same design of red brick with strips of stone quoins, over a base of vaulted arcades on square pillars. Notable residents include Victor Hugo and Cardinal Richelieu. Today, the buildings house various art galleries. At #14 is the Synagogue Charles Liché in the Hotel de Ribault, though the Rue des Rosiers across the square has been the historical home of the city's Jewish community (Pletzl). Le Marais also has the Mémorial de la Shoah which serves as a Holocaust Museum, and the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme near Jardin Anne-Frank.

Le Marais has several notable museums, including the Carnavalet Museum, Picasso Museum, Musée Cognacq-Jay, and Musée des Arts et Métiers. Along the western edge on Rue du Renard stands Centre Georges Pimpidou with the Musée National d'Art Moderne, the largest modern art museum in Europe.

Explore the area to see the magnificent hôtel particulier, or private mansions - Hôtel de Sully – a Louis XIII mansion that houses the Centre des monuments nationaux, Hôtel d'Angoulême Lamoignon which is now the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris, Hôtel d'Aumont, Hôtel de Beauvais, and Hôtel de Sens.

The northwest part of the district is home to a Chinese community originally from Wenzhou. Le Marais is also the LGBT hub of Paris, with hip bars and pulsating nightclubs that throw the liveliest parties in town.


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About Le Marais

 45 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris, France

 +33 9 52 89 24 06

 www.parismarais.com

Le Marais and Nearby Sights on Map

Atelier Brancusi

Atelier Brancusi is a recreation of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s studio, displaying his works in the same layout in which he had bequeathed his 15th arrondissement apartment at 11 impasse Ronsin to the French government

Centre Georges Pompidou

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Hotel de Ville

Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme

This museum chronicles the history of Jewish communities in France, Europe, and North Africa, from the Middle Ages to the present

Les Archives Nationales

The Archives nationales have one of the largest and most important archival collections in the world

La Tour Jean-sans-Peur

One of the last remnants of medieval Paris outside of the 4th, this tower was once part of a castle called l'hôtel de Bourgogne

Ile de la Cite

The Île de la Cité is an island in the Seine River that is considered as the cradle of Paris, having been settled by the ancient Parisii tribe as far back as 250 BC

Conciergerie

Part of the former royal palace Palais de la Cité on the Île de la Cité, the Conciergerie is a medieval Gothic fortress and prison where the last queen of France Marie Antoinette was imprisoned prior to her execution in 1793

Notre Dame Cathedral

The majestic Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Cathedral of Our Lady) is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris, and one of the most famous churches in the entire world

Rue Montorgueil