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Dear friends, subscribers and lovers of Le Marais, This year, our seasonal celebrations will take place with a rather different hue, with limitations and restrictions imposed upon revellers the world over. ...

Thursday 17 December 2020 - Dernière minute
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PARIS BY NIGHT... Between 5 and 8 pm only !

PARIS BY NIGHT... le Marais by night... But only until 8 pm. From today and for one month you ll have to be back home at 8 pm ...

Tuesday 15 December 2020 - Galeries & Musées
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Death of a Hair Salon in Paris

On April 15, 2019, the world was moved by the (fortunately, only partial) destruction of a Monument that is an essential figure of the Parisian landscape and heritage; its wooden frame, the roof and the spire went up in smoke in just a few hours, creating an emotional response that was as strong as the flames themselves....

Wednesday 15 July 2020 - Boutiques
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Happy New Year to all the Maraisians!

PARISMARAIS.COM the most visited travel guide to Le Marais wishes you a happy new year 2020. Do not miss to check our Local marais map : - Choose from our best hotel selection : - Enjoy our guided tours : - Check our monthly newsletter and our social networks @parismarais.

Small is Beautifull !

Similar in size to Monaco, and spanning just 2 square kilometres, Le Marais has long been the most sought-after district of Paris. Straddling the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, this is where you will find imagination and non-conformism, where all communities coexist in harmony and in creativity, giving a luxurious and fascinating blend of life within a real, authentic village....

Monday 06 January 2020 - Dernière minute
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The 12th edition of PARISMARAIS MAP is available !

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 12th edition of the PARISMARAIS MAP. This new edition, mostly dedicated to gastronomy and luxury, is now online, downloadable and printable as a PDF from our site via this link....

Tuesday 22 October 2019 - Dernière minute
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Save the date for the finest moments of classical music

We are delighted to introduce our readers to one of the finest moments of classical music in Le Marais. Recently founded by two major local associations Vivre le Marais and Culture & Patrimoine, the event «Moments lyriques du Marais » presents its fourth event in the beautiful baroque church Notre Dame des Blancs Manteaux on Wednesday 30th october 2019....

Tuesday 22 October 2019 - Evènements
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Exhibition of the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower

Beginning on September 28, the Eiffel Tower will offer a unique exhibition on its esplanade, retracing the saga of its construction. An exhibition that’s free and open to everyone!...

Tuesday 17 September 2019 - Dernière minute
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European Heritage Days in Paris

For 35 years, European Heritage Days have been inviting visitors to discover areas of iconic cultural sites and entire places in Paris that are not usually open to the public. An outstanding programme makes this weekend a highlight of the post-summer holiday period....

Tuesday 17 September 2019 - Dernière minute
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Charity Gala in aid of The Robert Grace Trust

The premiere of the award winning film TOMORROW – Executive Producer Martin Scorsese
British Museum Wednesday 25th September 7.00. (Doors open 6.20)...

Tuesday 03 September 2019 - Evènements
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Discover 10 great places to eat out and enjoy Paris in Summer

New hotels, new restaurants, new bars, new places to shop and enjoy the historic and former royal district of Paris. Here are our "coup de cœur" for this month.

More beautiful and more attractive than ever, Le Marais will never stop surprising you.

Refrench your vision of life in le Marais !

Once upon a time in Le Marais, the most beautiful quarter of the most beautiful city in the whole world, on the famous square of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, stood "the BHV MARAIS", one of the oldest department stores in Paris, originally known as the Bazaar of the Town Hall. Over time this iconic store had become the darling of Parisians, especially those passionate about interior design and creativity, so much so that they affectionately referred to it as le BHV, an acronym which still stands today....

Wednesday 31 July 2019 - Newsletter
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Happy birthday to The Moulin Rouge!

Since it opened all those years ago on October 6, 1889, the Moulin Rouge has been – and always will be – Paris’s ultimate theatrical night out, its fame and prestige knowing no bounds! The Moulin Rouge boasts an international reputation, an extravagant and exciting history, and topnotch shows that are beyond compare – all of which have made it the world’s most celebrated cabaret....

Thursday 25 July 2019 - Evènements
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Specials offers at Hotel Jacques de Molay

Do not look anywhere else! This boutique hotel pampers guests with its enchanting and unique atmosphere. Every 23 spacious and tastefully furnished single, double, twin and triple rooms, every detail has been carefully thought through in order to make you feel at home....

Tuesday 14 May 2019 - Hotel discounts
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Notre Dame de Paris, the great fire

On April 15, 2019 at 18:50, the world learned with horror that the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was on fire. For Parisians, it was an unprecedented drama as well as a visual, emotional and psychological shock....

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - Evènements
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Helena Rubinstein, the Adventure of Beauty

For the first time in France, from Wednesday 20 March 2019 until Sunday 25 August 2019, the mahJ is devoting an exhibition to Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965)....

Tuesday 19 March 2019 - Galeries & Musées
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LGBT friendly hotels in Paris

Of course everybody knows Le Marais is not only the historical royal quarter of Paris but also the jewish district and the gay district. How about choosing your hotel in le Marais and being welcome whoever you love? has selected for you the best gay friendly or gay-run hotels in Paris, in and around the marais district. You can book with us with confidence and be sure you'll be hosted like friends. Important to know, don't you agree ?

Tuesday 12 March 2019 - Voyages
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Great succes for Paramour le bal

The first Charity event dedicated to fund raising for aids research at Paris city hall grand ballroom, 1700 happy-fews attended this major event to bring hundreds of thousands euros to LINK - Fonds de Dotation Please bookmark your agenda for next year event 14 feb. 2020

In the Name of Love

For the first time ever, inspired by the fabulous annual Life Ball in Vienna, Paris now has its own glamorous Valentine charity ball, held in the town hall in the centre of the city....

Tuesday 12 February 2019 - Evènements
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Marianne Ström, three masterpieces on the Marais

The enchanting Parisian quarter Le Marais was first civilised and cultivated by the religious orders. Le Marais then became the favoured haunt of the royal family and its court. But fashion changed and Le Marais was abandoned by the aristocracy and the court. Thereafter the quarter was invaded by artisans and small industry. Today Le Marais is much in vogue with young fashion creators and many trendy bars. The Marais has fully rediscovered its splendid architecture after some 40 years of preservation and renovation....

Monday 14 January 2019 - Galeries & Musées
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The Marais map printed or online : simply the best you can find

PARISMARAIS.COM has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, as the domain name was created at the end of 1998! At first it was just a small blog written by empassioned residents of the former royal district and had only a few short posts, and listings of hotels and restaurants… Time after time, with the help of many local, foreign, talented contributors, we ended up creating several touristic tools to help you enjoy Le Marais district with the help of our insider point of view, the most famous of them all being our Marais Map....

Monday 14 January 2019 - Voyages
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What to do in Paris in January

Paris hosts Fashion Week in January, with lots of fabulous events for style aficionados to enjoy. The city is a great shopping destination at any time of year, January in particular because it marks the start of the winter sales. Get ready to shop until you drop!...

Monday 14 January 2019 - Evènements
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We wish you a Happy New Year 2019

As we say, Bonne année, bonne santé and we look forward to welcoming you soon in Le Marais.

Best of Paris 2018 Expatriates Magazine

The Best of Paris 2018 edition has arrived and distribution begins today. Follow our Instagram stories ( ...

Tuesday 18 December 2018 - Dernière minute
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November News of the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

CONCERT SET zellig, Wednesday, November 7, 2018, At 7:30 p.m.

Echoing the exhibition Country Life , the Zellig Ensemble offers a concert around Sports and Entertainment Erik Satie. Transcribed for four instruments, this musical and literary result humorously leisure time scenes of the Belle Epoque: hunting, fishing, yachting, tennis, horse racing, etc....

Friday 02 November 2018 - Galeries & Musées
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SALENTO : traditional Italian cuisine in the heart of the Marais
Salento, a superb Italian restaurant, first opened in March 2010 on the rue du Temple and is now located on the quiet rue de Jarente, just off the charming Place du Marché St Catherine. Salento offers traditional Italian cuisine revisited according to French tastes. The cuisine is resolutely generous with large portions and is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and local specialties from Salento, the region of origin of one of the restaurant’s founders. We enjoyed a lunch of delicious ‘al dente’ pasta at this new location with Rosemary Flannery, American tour guide and author and photographer of the 'Angels of Paris: An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris.' We definitely recommend Salento for a great lunch under 20€ in this warm, welcoming bistro decorated with fine work by professional photographers.
Salento Marais:  6 rue de Jarente, 75004 Paris. 
Monday to Sunday, 12pm - 2:30pm / 7pm - 10:30pm Tel: 01 40 29 03 03 
Salento has a second location in Montmartre: Salento, 48 rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris.


Vintage Car Museum : Enjoy the Magic !

The international world car show in Paris has just closed its doors. You’ll soon discover the new models everywhere in the media. As a patrimonial web site involved in culture, traditions and historic discoveries in Paris but also everywhere in Europe we thought it woud be interesting for us to show you vintage french and european cars....

Tuesday 16 October 2018 - Galeries & Musées
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Schedules of Pierre Talamon shop during August

During August, the new Parisian shop located at 15 rue du Temple, remains open at summer times: Monday to Friday from 14:00 to 19:00 and Saturday from 11:00 to 19:00 ...

Thursday 16 August 2018 - Boutiques
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The best deals of the summer at JoBo's hotel

The Hôtel de Joséphine Bonaparte, JoBo to those in the know, opened this charming residence, with its lounges and 24 rooms, to all would-be Parisians – for a night or a longer stay, a cup of tea, an evening drink, or even a whole night of cocktails and delicious nibbles....

Monday 16 July 2018 - Hotel discounts
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Paris Running Tours with le Pavillon de la Reine

Whether visiting Paris for business or pleasure, grab your running shoes and prepare for a sightseeing experience like no other. In line with the growing industry trend for health and fitness programs, Le Pavillon de la Reine is launching a new partnership with Paris Running Tours....

Monday 16 July 2018 - Evènements
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Marais VIP Cabriolet & Champagne Nightdrive

Guided visits by the PARISMARAIS.COM press team, intended for journalists specializing in tourism, and culture. Discover the Marais by night, in a convertible with the wind in your hair, guided by an expert, bilingual, team of a private driver and a private guide....

Monday 16 July 2018 - Evènements
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This summer, savor Paris at hotel De Neuve

Hotel De Neuve is an elegant hotel that offers a warm and cozy atmosphere in the heart of trendy Marais....

Monday 16 July 2018 - Hotel discounts
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Sunday in Paris at hotel La Chambre du Marais

Enjoy discounts of up to 30% on your summer vacation 2018! Book your holiday now and enjoy many benefits ... From 13 July to 31 August 2018 it is summer in the most Parisian hotels!...

Monday 16 July 2018 - Hotel discounts
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Book now your next stay in Paris at Hotel de la Bretonnerie

The Hotel de la Bretonnerie is the ideal place for your charming stay in the heart of the Marais. From July 15th to August 31st 2018 get 6% off on your reservation if your stay 2nights minimum and 12% off if you stay 3 nights....

Monday 16 July 2018 - Hotel discounts
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Le Marais firemen ball on Bastille day

Every year, the Bastille Day celebrations take place in most of the Fire Stations in Paris. True to form this year again, they will be held on 13 & 14 July, at the beautiful Hotel de Chavigny, built by François Mansart who was the architect of the Palace of Versailles....

Monday 09 July 2018 - Evènements
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10th Gay Games in Paris from 4 to 12 August 2018

Since 1982, the Gay Games have brought together people from all walks of life, without discrimination, around the values of diversity, respect, equality, solidarity, and sharing....

Monday 09 July 2018 - Evènements
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"Comme des Français" a new touristic network for you to meet the best experts and city guides

"COMME DES FRANCAIS" a new tourist network for you to find the best experts and city guides in France with exceptional knowledge of their district or region. ...

Monday 04 June 2018 - Evènements
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The new Marais map 2018 is out !

Soon in every chic Paris Hotel, in 300 places in Le Marais : restaurants, museums, bars, anglophones places, ambassies, paris tourism office... 100 000 copies, 10th edition, the best ever produced....

Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Dernière minute
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France is mourning for France

France Gall, one of the the most popular French Singer died at 70 four days ago. ...

Thursday 11 January 2018 - Dernière minute
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The Spa de la Reine by Codage, the most beautiful spa in the Marais !

Guests can relax and enjoy the Spa de la Reine by Codage, with gymnasium, Jacuzzi and steam bath.

Open daily from 7am – 9pm, there are two peaceful treatment rooms and a dedicated menu of treatments...

Monday 06 November 2017 - Dernière minute
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Stay in a charming house in Ile Saint Louis

The Hotel de Lutèce is situated in the very heart of Paris, on the exclusive Ile Saint-Louis island, a great starting point to visit the French capital and enjoy romantic strolls on the banks of the Seine River....

Wednesday 01 November 2017 - Voyages
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Enjoy Christmas at Hotel JoBo

The Hôtel de Joséphine Bonaparte, JoBo to those in the know, opened this charming residence, with its lounges and 24 rooms, to all would-be Parisians – for a night or a longer stay, a cup of tea, an evening drink, or even a whole night of cocktails and delicious nibbles. Hidden behind a flamboyant courtyard, Hôtel de JoBo is the intimate and delightful escape after a long journey, a day of strolling, visiting museums, and fabulous shopping to be found in this multi-faceted part of old Paris.

Book on PARISMARAIS.COM and get special offer per night for two people including breakfast, no refunds or cancellations available, totally pre-paid offer including continental breakfast, free high speed WiFi access and welcome drink

  • Single room from 150 euros
  • Double room - Classic from 165 euros
  • Twin room - Classic from 165 euros
  • Double room - Superior from 245 euros

Offer valid depending on availability.

Introducing les moments lyriques du Marais !

L’Art Lyrique arrives on rue Charlot on Thursday 16 November at 8pm in the Cathedrale Sainte Croix des Arméniens. Pauline Feracci (soprano) and Magali Albertini (pianist and lead singer), winners of this year’s Canari International Lyrical Song Festival in Corsica will charm us with their flawless performances that won them the much-coveted prizes....

Monday 16 October 2017 - Evènements
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Leclaireur, the avant-guarde in fashion and design

Leclaireur Sévigné

In the heart of the Marais, Leclaireur Sévigné – a work of art in itself – is dedicated to the most reknown and talented fashion designers. The space gathers art, technology, Design and Leclaireur’s legendary sense of style in this wildly interactive environment, one of five locations, each unique in its own way....

Monday 16 October 2017 - Boutiques
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Fabulous event in a fantastic place : Le 153 ! We had the pleasure to welcome many of the vip's who make the soul of Le Marais and keep it alive. The Party was called "Principauté du Marais" and we elected our Queen for this season ...

Monday 02 October 2017 - Evènements
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SAFETY IN PARIS : visiting Paris is safer than ever

5 minutes chat on rue des Archives, in Le Marais, with the troups of "Operation Sentinelle". Friendly and courageous french army watching us at all time. PARISMARAIS has signed an agreement with the "Prefecture de Police de Paris" to make sure we provide foreign visitors the useful information you need to enjoy your stay in Paris. Visit this new rubrique and pass the word to your friends © photo with permission of "operation sentinelle" troups, taken sunday 10 sept at 11 pm.

SAVE THE DATE ... October first 2017

Join us and celebrate PARISMARAIS.COM 12th birthday at 153 rue Saint Martin - 75003 Paris to attend this memorable event Principauté du Marais. Professionals of the touristic industry, friends of PARISMARAIS.COM, tour guides, hotels, bars, shops, and restaurant owners, you are welcome to network with us!

To receive a nominative invitation, write us on this page :

PARISMARAIS AUGUST NEWSLETTER is out : Enjoy 10 Fabulous Hotels in August at Budget Prices !

Surprisingly, August is slow season in Paris and even if the French capital remains the most visited city in the world, most of you Paris fans, prefer to visit Paris later in September or October, when the city centre is packed with trade shows, fashion weeks, designer shows etc, that mean hotel rooms are harder to find and also more expensive. So why not visit us now, last minute-style? ...

Thursday 03 August 2017 - Voyages
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The Night of the Ad Eaters

In just 3 months, be prepared for the very best night dedicated to creative advertising in Paris' most beautiful theatre......

Thursday 03 August 2017 - Evènements
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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....

Thursday 03 August 2017 - Voyages
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