3 Things to See in the Le Marais District of Paris

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Tourists who are going on their first Paris tours often ask where they should stay while they are visiting the City of Lights. You can find a number of affordable places in Paris, but if you wish to explore the old-world charm of the French capital, then you should find a place in the Le Marais district to stay.

The cobblestone streets, provocative galleries, ivy-covered boulangeries (bakeries), and the hidden network of courtyards in Le Marais make it an ideal destination to stay in Paris. You might be a little surprised to know that the elegant district was once a swamp. However, over the years, Le Marais has changed considerably and now it is one of the most visited districts in Paris.

The Le Marais district, that was once synonymous with the Judaism in French capital, has also become a hub for Paris’s LGBT people. If you wish to explore the unique combination of culture, food, and fashion of Le Marais, then ask your Paris tour guide to take you to this beautiful Parisian district before ending your Paris tour. Below are some of the best things you can see in Le Marais.

Musée Carnavalet

Musée Carnavalet is one of the lesser-known museums in Paris city. However, this exceptional museum still does a wonderful job of showcasing the history of Paris. The museum guides tourists through the complex and dense history of the city with the help of scale models, articles of clothing, and paintings. In addition to that, the museum also has over hundred rooms with artworks, paintings, and more.

Musée Picasso

Musée Picasso reopened to the public back in the year 2014 after a five-year renovation. This art museum, which is situated in an elegantly designed 17th-Century Hôtel Particulier, houses more than 5,000 works by the internationally renowned artist, Pablo Picasso. Apart from that, Musée Picasso also contains some of the finest works of Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne.

Paroisse Saint Paul-Saint Louis

The visually beautiful church, Paroisse Saint Paul-Saint Louis was built by Jesuits in the early 18th Century. Several tourists who are visiting this historic church are not aware that it was the first Jesuit church built in Paris city. The church still remains active and there are no entrance fees too. So, step through the unique red doors of the church and enjoy the elegance of the sweeping stone interior, which is lit by hanging chandeliers.