Pastry Tour of Le MaraisLe Marais is arguably the hippest neighborhood in Paris. While some may say that there are too many fashionistas, bobos, and tourists in the area, the charming cobblestone streets and vibrant atmosphere just can’t be beat. But Le Marais isn’t just about appearances. Local guides Nikki and Frederi…
Paris Fashion ToursSpend a few hours with Paris designer Kasia Dietz to learn all about Parisian style, discover the city’s best boutiques, and meet other local designers. About the Tour As a designer who’s called Paris home for over nine years, Kasia will introduce you to shops exclusive to Paris and…
Walk Through History in Le MaraisFollow local guides Frederic and Nikki of TheWaysBeyond through the city squares and alleyways of Le Marais as you retrace the history of this iconic Parisian neighborhood. If many today consider Le Marais a must-see on any trip to Paris, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, in the early 20th cent…
Totes & Treats WorkshopSpend half a day in a Parisian apartment learning how to design and paint your own custom canvas tote! Paris-based designer Kasia Dietz welcomes you into her Marais home where she’ll teach you how to create wearable art. She’ll share examples of her work along with the techni…
Paris Fashion Design ClassReady for a custom course in fashion design? Discover one of Paris’s most unique and timeless fashion labels while learning about the process of designing. The designer themselves will introduce you to the history of the brand and take you on a journey of designing a collection, from initial sket…
The Best Restaurants Around Le Marais
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The Best Shops by Le Marais
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Map of Le Marais
The historic Right Bank neighborhood of Le Marais spreads across Paris’s 3rd and 4th Arrondissements. It’s bordered by Bastille on the east, the Hôtel de Ville on the west, the Seine on the south, and République on the north.
Main metro stations in Le Marais:
Self-Guided Walking Tour
Life in the Neighborhood
“My first neighbor when moving to Paris was Picasso. Nestled into a 19th-century apartment on one of the Haut Marais’s most charming streets, Rue du Perche, the museum that houses some of the artist’s most celebrated works sat in direct view, just meters away. Though he never lived in this once-private home called a hôtel particulier, I still consider Picasso a part of my early Parisian life. Even prior to Paris, I was a great fan.
Aside from my respected neighbor, I became completely smitten with the Haut Marais, just north of the trendy Marais enclave. A maze of cobbled streets boasting boutiques with independent Parisian designers; centuries-old eateries alongside brand new in-the-know restaurants; art galleries exhibiting the latest in contemporary art from around the world.
All of this became mine those first few years, and now, living further north in my beloved 75003 neighborhood, I have become one of the locals.”