How to find your way in le Marais
With an impressive circulation of 100,000 copies, listing 120 restaurants, the best restaurants, shops, hotels in the Marais (3rd and 4th), the new 2017 Paris Marais map, has just been released. Distributed free of charge in over 500 major hotels, cafés, museums and at the Paris tourism office, it is compiled by Pascal Fonquernie, the founder and president of popular tourism website parismarais.com. A lover of the Marais where he has lived for 30 years, this passionate aficionado of architecture created the site in 2005 which was designed as a tourist guide to the "most desired district of the most admired city in the world". The emphasis is on history, the exceptional architectural heritage of the area, museums, gastronomy and unique experiences ... Editorial director, Pascal Fonquernie coordinates all these events from his office set up at the bottom of a courtyard in the Haut Marais, with a team of ten freelance co-workers. "Parismarais.com is the most visited tourist site devoted to the Marais in the world. And 70% of our internet users are foreign; Americans, Italians, English in particular" boasts Pascal Fonquernie who claims the site receives 3,000 visitors a day, or 1 million a year. Referenced in The New York Times, and many international medias, this French website is also available in English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and Russian. Advertising and hotel booking commissions - Pascal Fonquernie ensures "guaranteeing the best prices in partner hotels" - constitute the main income of the company. Proclaimed "the unofficial ambassador of the Marais" by an American television channel, the head of parismarais.com defends "the spirit of a quarter-cum-village where all communities coexist in harmony". Download you copy of find them at Paris Tourism Office and in hundreds of luxury hotels in all Paris Region.