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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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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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The closing of the bars in Le Marais worries the inhabitants.

The creator of the website, who has lived in this district since 1981, is worried about the future of the Marais, which is losing its attractiveness due to the invasion of mass-market signs. He testifies both as a resident and as a tourist actor of the district, reflecting the point of view of the numerous inhabitants who fear to see their district losing its identity....

Thursday 30 March 2023 - Evènements
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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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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

Wednesday 01 November 2017 - Voyages
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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.

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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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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Enjoy the best night drive you can imagine from le Marais to the Trocadero

You want to discover the Marais by night, in a convertible with the wind in your hair, guided by an historical expert Isabelle who speaks Italian, English and French and Pascal, Editor of Discover architectural treasures from another angle by raising your eyes to the heavens. Discover the baroque and Medieval Paris as you have never seen it before. This tour is available by reservation only, pick up in palaces, and luxury 3/4/5 stars Paris Hotels or meet at Place des Vosges. A three-hour VIP tour of Paris and the Marais from 350 euros for 2 people, including one bottle of champagne for the two of you and divine macaroons. + Photos of you as much as you like ! more options on request such as gastronomic pause wherever you want.

Flea Market rue de Bretagne

This weekend, all along rue de Bretagne 75003 and around the Square du Temple, you can enjoy Paris' biggest "brocante". The Flea Market on rue de Bretagne is a great place to find vintage clothing and everything quaint and quirky to furnish your home.
There is still time, until Sunday 6 pm to discover that unique souvenir that you' ll love to take back home with you ! The Rue de Bretagne brocante happens twice a year in May and November, it has been going since 1996, and it's an event not to miss in le haut Marais. The next one will be held mid-November, we will keep you posted. Here's our first discoveries today! Check also last year edition


A new budget hotel join PARISMARAIS hotel network

Because everybody should be able to enjoy Le Marais, we open now our web site to smart and reasonably priced hotels with double rooms from 75 euros, so young travelers can enjoy Paris' favorite district too ! Just next to Metro Saint Paul, overlooking the charming Place du Marché Sainte Catherine. Hotel PRATIC is a 2 star category but can be considered as a three stars with its brand new decoration and fabulous location.

Sunday in the park without Georges

In Le marais, we have a lovely square build over the former Templars castle, it's called Square du Temple and it's facing the local district 3 city hall. What a perfect place to enjoy the flowers blooming ! Discover more about "les Jardins du Marais" on this page, with or without Georges !

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.


Hotel Fabric, the industrial past of the Oberkampf district

FABRIC Hotel Paris is located on the rue de la Folie-Méricourt, between the Place de la Republique and the Place de la Bastille, in the 11th district of the capital.

Transformed into a stylish and boldly designed hotel, the building has lost nothing of the charms of former days. Much of the period structure and architectural details have been retained. The metallic framework, the large, multi-paned windows, brick-built walls and raw materials are powerfully evocative of the formerly industrial nature of the rue de la Folie-Méricourt. The architect Vincent Bastie, with interior designers Agnès Louboutin and Patrice Henry, has maintained the functional ambience and blended it with an inspiring modernity.

As they make their way to their rooms, our guests are reminded of a secret, bygone night-time Paris of neon, cabarets and theatres.

Reasonable prices at the Hotel Castex ***

View the Hotel Castex with the typical atmosphere of the Old Paris charm and authenticity gives this establishment.

By booking now at PARISMARAIS.COM, get best offers.

  • Single room from 89 €
  • Double from 107 €
  • Twin Room from 107 €
  • Triple Room from 153 €

Best deals are subject to availability.

Hotel deals in Le Marais!

For this new season, starting in September with Paris Design Week and Paris Fashion Week, we have selected for you 10 of the most exclusive, charming and welcoming boutique hotels, in and around Le Marais....

Monday 12 September 2016 - Hotel discounts
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The PARISMARAIS map, your best companion!

Visit the Marais with PARISMARAIS.COM map, it is simply the best map you can find.

And for your tablet, check the new online version with our selection of the most beautiful places and the best hotels

Click on the map below to connect

La Chambre du Marais, timeless elegance !

Located in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, La Chambre du Marais, with its stylish and comfortable is an exceptional Parisian hotel.

By booking now, on PARISMARAIS.COM, get the best offers.

  • Double Room La Chambre starting at 210€
  • Chambre Lits Jumeaux Supérieure starting at 269€
  • Chambre Double de Luxe starting at 431€
  • Deluxe Suite Résidence starting at 659€
  • Junior Suite Philippe with a Bath starting at 389€
  • Junior Suite Pierre with a Shower starting at 389€
  • Junior Suite Alexandre with Bath and Shower starting at 572€
  • Suite 2 Chambres starting at 479€

Offer valid depending on availability



Jo for Joséphine, Bo for Bonaparte... Discover the new Hotel JoBo!

Hotel le Josephine de Bonaparte opens its charming hotel in the center of the Marais. It is intended as an intimate and cozy refuge.

By booking now, on PARISMARAIS.COM, get the best offers.

  • Single Room starting at 160€
  • Double Room starting at 180€
  • Twin Classic Room starting at 180€
  • Double Superieur Room starting at 240€
  • Junior Suite starting at 350€

Offer valid depending on availability.



Special offer at Hotel Comète

Situated close to the Place de la Nation, Pere Lachaise and a wide selection of transport links, this 3-star + completely new establishment enjoys a great location in a pleasant neighbourhood with easy access.

By booking now, on PARISMARAIS.COM, get the best offers.

  • Single room - Superior starting from 118€
  • Double room - Superior starting from 130€
  • Executive Double starting from 155€
  • Twin room starting from 155€
  • Deluxe Double Room starting from 165€
  • Family room - 2 connecting rooms starting from 294€

Offer valid depending on availability.

Special offer at Hotel du Vieux Saule

The convenience of modernity combines with the magic of history in this comfortable, convenient, and charming hotel located in one of the oldest parts of the Marais

By booking now, on PARISMARAIS.COM, get the best offers.

  • Single Room starting from 80€
  • Double room - Classic starting from 95€
  • Double room - Comfort category starting from 115€
  • Double room - Superior starting from 130€
  • Double room - Deluxe starting from 150€
  • Junior suite starting from 190€

Offer valid depending on availability.


Enjoy a family summer in Paris with Hotel de la Bretonnerie

Enjoy a family summer in Paris ! 

By booking now on PARISMARAIS.COM, take advantage of the best offers of the moment.

From July 19th to September 2nd 2016 enjoy our summer offer! 

  • Classic Room from 139 euros
  • Charming Room 164 euros
  • Charming Room 3-4 person 176 euros
  • Junior Suite 183 euros
  • Junior Suite 3-4 person 189 euros

Breakfasts are included! 

This offer is non exchangeable and non refundable.

The new Hotel "Les Tournelles" now opened

The Hotel «Les Tournelles» has just opened its doors in the Marais.

Near Place des Vosges, at the corner of rue de Turenne, the new Hotel des Tournelles is a unique gem of its kind. Completely redone, it is a cosy place and classic

By booking now on PARISMARAIS.COM, take advantage of the best offers of the moment and receive a map of the best places in the Marais at the reception desk.

  • Single room from €116
  • Room Double starting from €125
  • Twin bed room from €125

Best offers subject to availability.



Special offer at Hotel Emile

The Hotel Emile is perfectly located in the historical and cultural Marais district of Paris, in a quiet street halfway between Bastille and Hôtel de Ville.

By booking now, on PARISMARAIS.COM, get the best offers.

  • Single room from 107€
  • Classic double from 125€
  • Classic twin from 125€
  • Superior double from 143€
  • Top floor from 152€
  • Suite from 179€

Offer valid depending on availability




Special offer at Hotel Les Théâtres

Recently renovated and redecorated throughout, the 4 star Hotel Les Théâtres invites you to enjoy its completely new and delightful aspects.

By booking now, on PARISMARAIS.COM, get the best offers.

  • Standard Single : €140
  • Supérieur Suite : €158
  • Junior Suite : €340

Offer valid depending on availability.




Notre Dame at night

She is there since many centuries. But she is always as beautiful as she was hundreds years ago. In the nice weather of the end of the fall visitors and Parisians walking along the Seine river admire her every night.

Visit the blog of the Jeu de Paume Hotel. You'll find the best places to eat , go out in one of the most beautiful city in the world : Ile Saint Louis

The New MARAIS MAP in English is out!

200 000 copies everywhere and especially where you must go : stylish boutiques, gourmet restaurants, chic cocktails bars and top boutique hotels. THE REAL SOUL OF THE MARAIS with real bona fide addresses no other guide would tell you about. Premiere out this friday at Club Rayé to get your own copy dedicated. Thanks to all our advertisers for their support. This map is 100% independent. it's 100% made by insiders, specialists of travel, journalists, advertising professionals and long time residents of the Marais. 100% made in France, 100% made in le Marais, with love and passion.