"Enjoy The Marais" Le Marais Tip by TRimer

Le Marais, Paris: 36 reviews and 76 photos

  Jewish Deli
by TRimer

This area was a swamp until the 12th century. But monks dried the land and made it fit for building. The Jewish community followed. Beautiful palaces were build when the aristocracy settled down in the 17th century. And one of the most beautiful squares in Paris: the Place des Vosges, an idea of Henri IV who built also his hotel des Tournelles. When the supporters of the French revolution chased the stubborn remainders of the elite with a hard fist (and guillotine), the mansions, palaces and hotels de maitre turned into ruins and wasteland. It stayed that way until the 60s. Then and now art galleries, fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants replaced ateliers and manufactures in the small alleys. This is now a chic area with cute boutiques and restaurants.

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  • Updated May 2, 2007
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