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Le Marais District Paris

Visit the charming area of Le Marais and Place des Vosges in Paris

Le Marais Paris

Visit the charming district of Le Marais including historic square, Place des Vosges in Paris, France. Information about the most interesting sights in the Le Marais neighborhood can be found at

Tips and Information about the Le Marais District

  • Saint-Paul stop - Line 1
  • Bréguet Sabin stop - Line 5
  • Pont-Marie stop - Line 7
  • Chemin Vert stop - Line 8

The charming old district of Le Marais is located in the third and fourth district of Paris. It is a distinctive neighborhood with lots of old architecture, charming shops, welcoming restaurants, beautiful parks, and charming old courtyards. On weekdays, the charming neighborhood is a nice place to be. On Saturdays, many stores and restaurants are closed due to the Jewish Sabbath, and on Sundays, the district tends to be crowded, mostly with Parisians.

Visit Le Marais in Paris, France

Until the 17th century, many rich families lived in town houses in Le Marais. The wealth of the former residents can still be seen in the district today. Le Marais is known for its historic town houses, spacious squares, charming narrow streets, chic boutiques, and interesting art galleries.

Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges, a historic square in Paris, is one of the district’s landmarks. The elegant square was built in the 17th century. Thirty-six beautiful townhouses, also from the 17th century, can be found at Place des Vosges. These magnificent red-stone townhouses were constructed between 1605 and 1612. The historic square is a green and peaceful place and is especially loved by Parisians. On the square, you’ll find more locals than tourists. Around Place des Vosges, you can find a lot of interesting art galleries.

Le Marais wijk in ParijsVisiting the district of Le Marais in Paris, France
Le Marais bezoekenPlace des Vosges in the district of Le Marais

Sightseeing in Le Marais, Paris

Musée Carnavalet

Since 1880, Musée Carnavalet has been an institution of Parisian history. The museum’s collection is divided over more than a hundred rooms and consists of French antique furniture, paintings, and sketches. The main attractions of Musée Carnavalet are 30 fully furnished period rooms from the 17th and 18th centuries. Musée Carnavalet is free to enter.

Musée Picasso

Musée Picasso is a well-known art museum in Paris. The majority of artwork in the beautiful museum is by the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso lived in Paris for many years, and after his death, a substantial part of his artwork was housed in this museum. The collection of Musée Picasso includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and engravings. To enter Musée Picasso, an entry ticket is necessary. Click here for additional information

Hôtel de Sens

Hôtel des Sens is the oldest city palace in Paris, constructed in the 15th century. It is one of the oldest medieval structures in the French capital. A canon ball can be seen on the façade of the building. The canon ball dates back to the French Revolution. Today, Hôtel de Sens houses a sizable visual arts library.

Place des VosgesVisit Musée Carnavalet in Paris, France
Hôtel de Sense ParijsVisiting Musée Picasso in Paris, France

How do I get to Le Marais?

The Paris metro is a convenient and easy way to visit Le Marais. The charming district can be reached via Line 1 at the Saint-Paul stop, Line 5 at the Bréguet Sabin stop, Line 7 at the Pont-Marie stop, or Line 8 at the Chemin Vert stop.

In the district of Le Marais are several stops for the Paris Hop-on Hop-off bus. Click here for additional information

Place des voges le Marais Paris