Marais District

The Marais district became a place of creation and innovation during the 16th century when famous noble families from Paris moved to this area, building cobbled streets, private mansions and many gardens. It was then occupied by famous fashion designers and contemporary artists who chose to move to this exceptional setting years later.

Over the past decades, the Marais has become the liveliest district in Paris, ideally located for sightseeing, shopping or going out.

Here are some good “less-touristy” places we recommend in Paris.

Map to the hotel

Shopping

***
  • BHV Marais: 52 rue de Rivoli  (www.bhv.fr). This Parisian institution remains the benchmark for creative handy men and women, trendy Parisians, gourmet cooks, etc.
    Open daily.
  • Rue des Francs Bourgeois, rue des Rosiers, rue Vielle du temple: close to the hotel, you will find all the best fashion boutiques for the shopaholics. Open daily, pedestrian access on Sundays.  
  • Marché des Enfants Rouges: 39 Rue de Bretagne (http://www.parisinfo.com/shopping/73876/Marche-couvert-les-Enfants-Rouges). The Marché des Enfants Rouges is the oldest covered market in Paris. Here, local residents and passers-by stock up on fresh produce while enjoying the colourful and delicious-smelling stands. They also come for lunch or a pleasant Sunday brunch. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

STROLLS

***
  • Place des Vosges: the former Place Royal (Royal Square) is one of the oldest and most beautiful squares in Paris. At 100 metres from the hotel, you can stroll under the arches or on the paths of the central garden while admiring the beautiful red brick façades.
  • Jardin des Plantes: 57 Rue Cuvier. (www.jardindesplantes.net). This special place is both a museum (Natural History Museum, Museum of Man, etc.), botanical garden and zoological park.
  • Saint Martin Canal: visit the bohemian district of Paris by walking along the canal or enjoying a mini-cruise (www.paris.fr/canal-saint-martin).

Restaurants

***


FOR GOURMET DINING:

  • PastaLinea: in front of the hotel, home-made Italian pasta with fresh ingredients. Eat-in or takeaway.
  • Caruso: in front of the hotel, Italian restaurant.
  • Café des Musées: Bistro atmosphere, delicious and simple French cuisine, 49 rue de Turenne (lecafedesmusees.fr/fr).
  • Chez Janou: Provençal restaurant, 2 Rue Roger Verlomme (www.chezjanou.com).


FOR A MORE SOPHISTICATED MEAL:

  • Le Dôme du Marais: atypical setting for fine dining, 53 Bis Rue des Francs Bourgeois (www.ledomedumarais.fr). Reservations recommended.
  • Bofinger: typical French brasserie in a Belle-Epoque setting, 5-7 rue de la Bastille (www.bofingerparis.com/fr).
  • The Beef Club: steak house and underground cocktail bar, 58 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau (www.eccbeefclub.com). Reservations recommended.
  • Le Perchoir: bar-restaurant with a stunning view of Paris, 14 rue Crespin du Gast (www.leperchoir.tv). Reservations required.


FOR A MEAL ON THE TERRACE:

  • Chez Julien: chic bistro in a Belle Epoque setting, 1 rue du pont Louis-Philippe (www.chezjulien.paris).
  • Le Grand Coeur: gourmet cuisine, in a cobbled (and historic) courtyard of Marais.   41 rue du Temple: (www.grandcoeur.paris).


TO HAVE A DRINK WITH A VIEW OF PARIS:

  • Le George: Restaurant and bar on top of Beaubourg Centre (restaurantgeorgesparis.com/fr).
  • Le Perchoir Marais: bar on top of BHV Marais. 37 rue de la Verrerie.
  • La cité de la mode: rooftop restaurants and bars (www.citemodedesign.fr).

 

BEST RATES GUARANTEED