Le Marais district is the trendiest swamp in the world. Why a swamp? This is because in the Middle Ages Le Marais, or literally The Swamp, was a marshy land covered with tiny fields that produced vegetables for Parisians. Since then Le Marais area lived a long history from being a residential suburb of the French nobility, a worst Parisian slumps and finally one of the trendiest Parisian districts.
Do you want to learn more about the Marais district? Ask your local hosts. Learn why this area became a home of the hippest brands in the city and why this is a dream place for art lovers. Uncover great concept shops, cool designer stores, galleries and trendy cafés. Whether you are a simple fan of window shopping or an arts connoisseur, in the Marais district you will definitely find things which will please your eyes and senses.
Le Marais neighborhood is as well a great destination to admire various architectural styles. This is one of few districts which stayed intact by transformational projects of Haussmann. It also avoided demolition in 1962 when some parts of the area were ready for razing. Today the architectural bouquet of the districts includes typical medieval Parisian buildings, stunning faces of hôtels particuliers of the French bourgeoisie and fascinating museums. Ask your local host to share stories about the monuments and celebrities who lived there.