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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.

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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Show CHIC & WILD !

Sacha NOBLET is pleased to invite you to an event April 7, 2016


From 23:30 to the Hotel Matignon
3 avenue Matignon , 75008 Paris

Dress code : CHIC
Attitude : WILD
Mood : lets have FUN !

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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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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Paris Forever, le Marais more than ever.

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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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 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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19 May : Return to Happiness in le Marais.

Just like every other day for the past 40 years that I have lived in Le Marais, I hopped on my bike on Saturday afternoon, and took a leisurely ride around ...

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - Dernière minute
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Flea Market rue de Bretagne: The event not to miss.

Life is back to almost normal in central Paris. This weekend,  25, 26, 27 november 2022, just down the road from our office, all along rue de Bretagne and around the Square...

Friday 02 July 2021 - Dernière minute
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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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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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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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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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Expatriates Magazine celebrates Paris !

Discover september issue in 50 hotels and anglophone bars and restaurants in Le Marais.

The readers' choice is for sure the best recommandation you can get.

To distribute Expatriates Magazine, contact us at PARISMARAIS.COM

Lions Club Christmas Market in Le Marais

A welcome by Father Christmas himself, nearly 60 creative craftsmen from France, gift ideas as varied as they are original for young and old – arts and crafts, wooden toys, jewellery, clothing for adults and children, ...

Thursday 01 December 2022 - Dernière minute
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The 36th Night of the Ad Eaters

Enjoy the very Best of Advertising in the very Best of Atmospheres!

The Night of the AdEaters is an ALL NIGHT screening party of amazing, intriguing, shocking, and funny commercials, representing the creativity, passion and trends in the world of advertising. In 35 years, The Night of the AdEaters has become the indispensable meeting place for lovers of advertising on all five continents. The event is dedicated to highlighting the best advertising from over 60 different countries on the big screen in a festive atmosphere....

Monday 12 September 2016 - Evènements
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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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Le Marais : A living Masterpiece by Marianne Ström.

Marianne Ström is a well renowned art historian and photographer. She presented her doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne University on the subject of Public Art, Integration of the Plastic Arts in the Architectural, ...

Wednesday 21 December 2022 - Boutiques
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Visit le Marais and learn french with its ambassador.

A longtime resident of Paris, Pascal Fonquernie, walks us through his historic neighborhood, Le Marais, sharing its unique history and shining a light on the different communities who live there.  ...

Tuesday 10 January 2023 - Boutiques
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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.

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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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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Traffic plan for the Marais. What do the residents think?

New traffic plan for the Marais. What do marsh dwellers... and visitors think? To tell the truth, we don't know what to think. A priori benevolent on everything that can improve the quality of life, the risks of accident and pollution, we welcome it as a step forward ...

Thursday 30 March 2023 - Dernière minute
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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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Everyone is hunting in the Rue de Bretagne!

The flea market of the rue de Bretagne has become for more than 20 years an institution around the City Hall of Paris Centre. Every year in May and in November during a big three-day weekend, this flea market is more and more popular. ...

Thursday 30 March 2023 - Evènements
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An olfactory workshop to compose your own perfume.

Perfume is such a powerful and personality-revealing tool that it must be singular, a sort of second skin. Newly installed on rue de Picardie at the corner of the famous rue de Bretagne ...

Thursday 30 March 2023 - Boutiques
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The best ever produced map of the Marais with 120 selected addresses is now on line and placed in position one on google for the search : "Marais map" made in le Marais with love and passion, with the most precious local addresses no other travel guide would tel you...

Just because PARISMARAIS.COM web site and maps are made by insiders who have been living in this are forever. Available from next week in all Hotels with à Clef D'or, ( The best hotels of the world ) and the most beautiful and friendly 3 /4 /5 stars boutique hotels of Paris... Not to mention 300 hot spots in Paris former royal district.

Should you wish to be selected for our next edition ? Do contact us !

Flea Market rue de Bretagne. Are you Ready ?

This week end, 12,13 and 14 may 2023, all along rue de Bretagne and around the Square du Temple, you can enjoy Paris' biggest "brocante". The Flea Market on rue de Bretagne is the most popular ...

Thursday 11 May 2023 - Boutiques
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A new captain for Le Marais Fire Station

Welcome to the new Captain of le Marais Fire Station. We are honoured to share with you an exceptional event that took place in the gardens of the magnificent Hotel de Soubise, Headquarters of The French National Archives. A lucky few were privileged to witness...

Tuesday 13 June 2023 - Evènements
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True Tribe: swimwear made out of discarded fishing nets.

Alexandre Sundberg - TRUE TRIBE’s founder has always valued periodic escapes from Paris, his native city. He gradually started travelling to more remote and untamed places in search of peace with the conviction that the mind needs ...

Sunday 23 July 2023 - Dernière minute
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PARISMARAIS newsletter is out

Every week over 50,000 people receive PARISMARAIS' newsletter  worldwide, and several thousand journalists are subscribed to the Parismarais weekly newsletter…. This is how your neighbourhood news travels around the world, and those of you who have contributed over the past 10 years, you are its ambassadors. In these testing times, there are no words to express our grief, but our love of life is such that we will not give up, and we will come through the other side of whatever life throws at us. Here, in pictures, is the story of a Monday night like no other in the most beautiful part of the most beautiful city in the world. Now more than ever before, the terraces of the Parisian cafés are showing their resistance!

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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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 - blog
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Programme Le Marais, un trésor à Paris, on France 5

Tonight, SUNDAY 12at 21.45 do not miss on France 5 television the film I contributed to a year ago, with filmmaker Laurent Lefebvre, Jean Marc Léri, ex-curator of Carnavalet Museum, Jack Lang and many other experts, including myself as the touristic expert of Le Marais! I've spend 4 days for this film and I must say that a lot of scenes were cut off, but I present the best and longest part : the final. If you share my opinions, please like this post and share it. It's still time to say stop to the globalisation that kills the soul of Le Marais. We need and love diversity ! Here' s the film on Vimeo.

Support also all local businesses by visiting my website:, the leading travel guide to le Marais since 2005.


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.

THE NEW 2016 MARAIS MAP BY PARISMARAIS.COM available on Jan 10th

THE NEW 2016 MARAIS MAP BY PARISMARAIS.COM will be available soon on print everywhere in Le Marais and also in 500 selected Hotels all over Paris, as well as in many VIP places worldwide. It will be the most precious tool for you to discover Paris' favorite district....

Tuesday 22 December 2015 - Evènements
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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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Best adresses in le Marais at PARISMARAIS.COM

PARISMARAIS.COM 2017 edition is now distributed in over 500 luxury hotels in Paris and 300 selected adresses in le Marais. We still have a few thousands to offer for the ones who do not have them yet. Contact us at to have yours and reserve your space from now for our 10th edition 2018 that will be simply amazing !

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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The Marais secret gardens is very happy to offer you the choice of over 20 different tours in Paris. one of them is dedicated to the so many tiny and secret gardens and courtyards you would not see from the streets. First of them is where our office is located in a charming house dated 1612. Flowers are blooming, our orange tree welcome the parisians bees and our mascotte Charlot the Cat is having insane sunbathing in public. C'est la vie ! C'est Paris, C'est le Marais !

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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The 14th edition of PARIS' MARAIS MAP is available !

We are happy to share with our readers the launching of the 14th edition of the MARAIS MAP. This new edition, mostly dedicated to gastronomy and culture, 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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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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Angels in Architecture : The Marais Tour

Why are there so many angels illustrated in Parisian architecture, from the Middle Ages through to the 20th century?  From a medieval auberge, where intricately carved musician angels play at the entrance, to cherubs atop a luxurious 18th century mansion built for a princess, to elegant Baroque spirits adorning a great architect’s townhouse, they infuse the neighborhood with grace, beauty and whimsy.  We’ll view the grandest angel in Paris, spanning a Haussmannian ‘palais collectif’, discover Belle Epoque angels bearing blasons, and learn the characteristics of artistic currents influencing French architects and ornamentalist sculptors. Trends transported from their studies in Italy were imbued with a personal  flair.  During our walk we’ll discover a 17th century residence re-designed in neoclassical style by visionary architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux. En route, we’ll stroll through some of the prettiest gardens in Paris, newly-restored, and take a minute to view one of the oldest covered markets in France.  

Date and time: March 16th at 2:30PM
Duration of tour:  approximately 2.5 hours
Meeting place: Metro Rambuteau, at the café La Station Rambuteau
Participants: maximum 15
Price: 15€

Please contact Rosemary Flannery to register:
Telephone: 06 81 29 56 62

Rosemary Flannery is author and photographer of Angels of Paris: An Architectural Tour of the History of Paris, published by The Little Bookroom NYC, and in French as Les Anges de Paris: Un voyage architectural au coeur de Paris, Editions Exergue