The Marais is one of the capital's most historic districts. With its charming alleys, its trendy boutiques, its mansions transformed into museums and its small terraces and hidden gardens, it is perfect for strolling and getting lost for a weekend... Between shopping sprees, exhibitions and experiences unusual, discover our tailor-made ride, to experience as a couple, a group of friends or even as a family. Follow the leader !
To stroll and relax in the fresh air, the Place des Vosges turns out to be the ideal spot, with its pretty fountain enthroned in the middle…
The oldest square in Paris is ideally located in the heart of Marais, the perfect neighborhood to treat yourself to a anthology shopping spree. To follow absolutely: the King of Sicily Street, rue Malher, rue Vieille du Temple and rue des Rosiers… You will find all the trendiest brands of the moment but also a myriad of designer boutiques, as well as thrift stores teeming with nuggets.
Fashionistas, don't miss the long rue des Francs Bourgeois ! It brings together all the brands we love: Zadig & Voltaire, Claudie Pierlot, Maje, The Kooples, Sessùn, Calvin Klein, Repetto, Berenice, ba&sh, Jonak, Kujten, Ted Baker...
Beautystas will not be outdone with the boutiques of Annick Goutal, Penhaligons, Diptyque, Atelier Cologne, Kiehl's...
Fans make-up will be able to shop the new arrivals at Chanel Beauty, Guerlain, Bobbi Brown, MAC Cosmetics… You will understand, whether you are rather trendy Fashion, beauty ou lifestyle, there is something for everyone. We therefore advise you to devote a whole afternoon to the Marais district if you want to go shopping.
Museums to visit
Art lovers will inevitably find what they are looking for in the Marais since this historic district has always given pride of place to contemporary art… Around the Place des Vosges, we discover a plethora of galleries. Do not miss the Mickael Marciano Gallery, the Art Symbol Gallery or the Ariel Jakob Gallery… A few minutes away are two famous institutions: the Carnavalet Museum, specializing in the history of Paris (which has just reopened its doors after several years of work!) and the Picasso Museum which reveals the treasures of the Spanish painter.
Carnavalet Museum: 23 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris
Picasso Museum: 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
The Victor Hugo Museum
Installed in the former Parisian residence of the writer, the museum Victor Hugo retraces his tumultuous life and presents numerous exhibitions throughout the year. These highlight the author's drawing skills as well as his literary heritage.
The Museum of Judaism
Responsible for preserving, studying and disseminating the cultural heritage of Judaism, this museum is the largest European research center on the Holocaust. It relates the evolution of Jewish communities from the Middle Ages to the XNUMXth century through art, heritage and traditions.
The Georges Pompidou Center
Beaubourg, Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture, was inaugurated in 1977. It is a block of metal and glass 160 meters long by 60 meters wide and 42 meters high, on which hundreds of architects from all over the world worked before Piano and Rogers, Italian and English architects, win the project. Nowadays, Beaubourg is one of the busiest places in Paris. With over 56 works, its National Museum of Modern Art proudly competes with all the major cultural sites in the world.
Experiences to try
For beauty lovers: a tailor-made perfume creation with a nose
During this olfactory workshop au Perfume Studio, you will be guided by a professional nose at all stages of the creative process: from choosing your favorite scents for the base, heart and top notes to the final stage, the birth of your precious fragrance… At the After this 2-hour workshop, you will leave with your unique creation, contained in a 30 ml bottle.
For fashionistas: workshop for making a leather bag
Notice to big fans of leather goods. Here, you can create the it-bag of your dreams, the one that no one else will have on your arm! Diane will teach you step by step the secrets of leather goods, the choice of materials before assembling them… Here, three models are proposed for the realization: the bucket bag, the envelope pouch as well as a model that changes every season.
The spots where to have a drink
To take a little height: The Shed, the rooftop of the Grands Boulevards hotel
Hidden at the top of the Hôtel des Grands Boulevards, The shed offers a design and cozy space to sip original cocktails. It is the perfect confidential spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the good weather...
The shed, at the Hotel des Grands Boulevards. 17 Boulevard Poissonniere, 75002 Paris. 01 85 73 33 33
To meet VIP's: the Hoxton
Like Safe Haven to escape the city, the terrace in the second court of the Hoxton represents the ideal spot for theaperitif at sunset. With its atmosphere fresh et summer, all the ingredients are gathered here to spend a great evening…
Hoxton, 30-32 Rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris
To admire a panoramic view of Paris: the Marsh Perch
The winning combination of Le Perchoir Marais? Beautiful people, a breathtaking view, cocktails, pizzas and other finger-food to enjoy on good sound every night... A real treat!
Swamp Roost, 37 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
Restaurants to trust
For dinner with music: Le Bel Canto
If you want to end your day with stars in your eyes, it's at Bel Canto that we must surrender! Located on the quays, this restaurant perfectly offers lyrical dinners during which opera singers make you discover the essentials of the genre while you taste the great classics of French cuisine perfectly made.
Bel Canto Paris, 72 Quai de l'Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris
To eat on the go: L'As du Falafel
Want to dine on the go? Direction theAce of the Falafel, in rue des Rosiers, which sells the best falafel sandwiches in the capital! Don't be frightened by the length of the queue, the service is fast and the wait less… Once served, you will understand why tourists and Parisians all meet here!
The Ace of Fallafel, 34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris
The best options for a date
A romantic dinner cruise
For those who wish to celebrate a special occasion or simply offer a memorable experience to their other half, we can only recommend the dinner cruise on the Seine, romantic as you wish! You will then (re)discover the most beautiful monuments of the city along the water, revealing amazing perspectives!
A dinner in a glass bus: the Bustronome
On board of Bustronomous - a top-of-the-range fully glazed double-decker bus – you can admire the most beautiful Parisian monuments, while enjoying a meal prepared by the greatest chefs… And thanks to the audio guide, you will discover all the secrets of these cultural places. A unique experience !
For a high-flying snack
Carette Place des Vosges
Carette Paris is a real institution that crosses the generations without taking a wrinkle! Their 3 Parisian addresses display the same DNA, a Art Deco-inspired decor. This very refined tea room is the perfect place to enjoy a tea time with friends. On the program: pastries, pies and other biscuits that you can accompany with a hot drink… Sweet treats and savory mini-club sandwiches that you can order as you wish.
Their Parisian addresses: Carette Paris, 25 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris. 01 48 87 94 07