Marais - Saint-Paul might be the best area to stay in Paris for you.
Place des Vosges, Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame, Bastille, Île Saint-Louis, Le Fer a Cheval, La Belle Hortense, rue des Rosiers, Chez Janou, Musée Picasso, Musée Carnavalet
From the hip rue des Francs Bourgeois to the old Jewish ghetto around rue des Rosiers, Le Marais is one of the most lively and historic areas of Paris, bustling with galleries, urban fashion outlets, cafés, restaurants and bars. Sip a glass of something at the zinc bar in Le Fer à Cheval, or next door in Les Philosophes and La Belle Hortense. Stand in line at l'As du Fallafel for yes, you guessed it, the best takeaway falafel in Paris.
Share the best chocolate mousse while shoulder to shoulder with your fellow diners at Chez Janou. Amble down the narrow, cobbled streets of Saint Paul and across the river to the Latin Quarter, passing through enchanting Île St Louis. Notre Dame and Bastille are equally convenient.
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Regal and relaxing Place des Vosges
Narrow streets, classic doors and churches
The stepped rue des Barres behind the church of Saint Gervais
The legendary carousel at Saint-Paul Metro.
I fell in love with this area of the Marais...
... wonderful cafes, amazing boulangeries, rue Saint-Paul, Marche Bastille and nearby Ile Saint Louis
Kelly Mayfield, USA, September 2014 | stayed in Rue Saint-Paul II in Marais - Saint-Paul
Picasso's very sentiments!
So many restaurants
Le Trumilou - a family affair for over 70 years serving their house duck with secret sauce, great steak and even better pommes frites!
The chocolate mousse at Chez Janou and the menu board at the Louis Philippe
Chez Julien on rue de L'Hotel de Ville
Cool bars to hang out in
Everything was walkable…
… and for our day trips we utilized the bus or metro. The location was perfect. There was shopping, bakeries, stores and restaurants everywhere. When we were hungry, we just went out walking to find something that tickled our fancy.
Susan Anderson, Chicago, April 2014 | stayed in Rue Rambuteau in Marais - Saint-Paul
Les Gars (the guys) watch the girls go by!
Even the dogs share their master's baguette!
Le Marais scores well in the Paris humorous urban art stakes.
The Marais is great for strolling, shopping and eating…
… Metro stops, including Hotel de Ville and Saint Paul, make it easy to get anywhere else you want to go.
Karen Kelly, USA, November 2013 | stayed in Rue de la Verrerie in Marais - Saint-Paul
Getting around Marais - Saint-Paul
Setting for lunch at Pizza Momo on rue Saint-Antoine
Sur place ou emporter (eat in or take out) - probably the most popular pizza joint in Saint Paul.
A few doors from Pizza Momo, Veger Saint Paul is very reliable for fresh juice and fruits.
Don't forget that Saint-Paul borders the Seine ...
... so you can easily walk or cycle to the riverbank at Pont Marie metro and velib stations and browse the Bouquinistes' stalls or take a cruise.