The Marais district is one of the oldest districts of Paris. It is one of our favorite districts. It is culturally very rich: there are many museums, beautiful private mansions (the Soubise hotel, the Hotel of the Ambassadors of Holland, the Sully hotel, the Marle hotel, the Salé hotel...). It is a very lively district with nice stores and many restaurants. The Place des Vosges is one of the most beautiful places in Paris.
Our favorites in the Marais
The must-sees in the Marais
The place des Vosges
The Picasso Museum
The Carnavalet Museum
Shopping on the rue des Francs-Bourgeois (and around)
The Carette Tea Room
Go eat a falafel on rue des rosiers (the falafel ace)
Our suggestions for families in the Marais district
Where to eat in the Marais ?
Our restaurant addresses in the Marais
You will be spoilt for choice, there are many restaurants in this area. Here are some addresses that we like and that we recommend to you: the Dormouse in the Teapot rue des Rosiers (for brunches, lunches and snacks). Their cakes are delicious (the lemon pie is memorable!), the atmosphere very relaxed. More chic and more expensive too, the Carette tea roomPlace des Vosges (one of the most beautiful tea rooms in Paris). Everything is good, from sweet to salty! When the weather is nice, we like it a lot the small restaurant of the Swedish Institute. It's very simple, not very expensive and quiet in the beautiful courtyard of the Hotel de Marle. If you like oriental cuisine (Israeli in this case), we are a fan of Tavline !
In the upper part of the Marais - The Breitz Caféone of the best crêperie in Paris at 109 rue Vielle-du-Temple. The red children's market (one of the oldest market in Paris), rue de Bretagne, street food installed in the market. It is not expensive, it is good and it is convivial! You can order in one of the market's huts and you can eat on the go before going back to visit the district or to do some shopping. Attention, closed the evening.