Le Marais

  • Meeting Point: Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, 75004 Paris


Some say they do the best shopping in the capital, others find the best falafels there; the Marais is all that and much more. Located in the historic district of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, the Marais is home to former private mansions, superb museums (The Carnavalet History Museum of Paris, Cognacq-Jay Museum and the Picasso Museum), and bistros. Take a walk along the streets of Vieille du Temple and the Bourgeois Franks, in the old Jewish quarter, and the amazing symmetry of the Place des Vosges, and discover the district's many hidden pleasures.

Highlights of this tour: -The Saint-Jacques Tower -Metal Strolls -Pompidou Center -The National Archives Museum (Mansion-Architecture) -A tower of the former Paris enclosure, aumont-de-piété -La Rue des Rosiers (former Jewish Quarter) -Place des Vosges (History and Symmetry) -Statue de Beaumarchais (who paid for the intervention of France in the war of independence) -The Village of St Paul (antiquities).