THE MARAIS DISTRICT &
PLACE DES VOSGES - Paris
For a special wal, you may go to the Marais, which is a nice mixture of history and modernism in the heart of an exceptional patrimony. Around the Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie and the Rue Vieille-du-Temple, restaurants, fashion clubs and decoration shops welcome visitors ina friendly way.
Rue des Rosiers
The Rue des Rosiers is the symbol of the Marais. An old covered way bordering Philippe Augustes ramparts, its name comes from the rose trees which grew along the walls. Described in many literary works and full of history, today it is a shopping street with fashion shops, restaurants, delicatessen and bookshops.
Rue des Francs-Bourgeois
The Rue des Francs-Bourgeois bordered with old buildings and important museums goes from the Rue des Archives to The Place des Vosges. Its name comes from the Maison dAumône built in 1334 (see n°34-36 in the street) and intended to welcome the bourgeois, tax-free as a result of their poverty .
Rue des Archives
Its name comes from the fact that the "Archives
Nationales" have been in this street since 1808 and
it shows the importance of this institution. Combining history
and present time, today it mixes all the tendencies from
gay bars to fashion shops or museums.
Place des Vosges
The Place des Vosges features a peaceful and refreshing
garden in Paris. It is a good starting point for a visit
to the Marais district or shopping in the rue des Françs-Bourgeois
nearby. The Place des Vosges is close to the metro station
Saint-Paul on line 1. It can also be reached on foot from
the Pompidou center (15 minutes), the Bastille opera (10
minutes) or the Notre-Dame cathedral (20 minutes), all of
them very pleasant walks.
Victor Hugo, author of "Les Miserables", lived between 1832 and 1848 at number 6, and nos his house is a museum of his life and work.
How to get there
Metro line 1,5 or 8 : Bastille, St-Paul or Breguet Sabin
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