Often referred to as “Old Paris,” Le Marais exudes old-world charm and modern-day functionality in the city’s core. Cobblestone streets wind through Le Marais' dizzying network of hidden courtyards, provocative galleries, and ivy-covered boulangeries. The neighborhood’s meticulously styled aesthetic of painted windowpanes and antique relics is not an accident. Le Marais was well kept by its once thriving Jewish population, and its recent incarnation as an LGBTQ hotspot keeps it trim and tailored.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Le Marais' Welcoming and Diverse Community
Very Parisian, central, village-like neighborhood. [There are] literally hundreds of places around to have a drink and eat (gourmet restaurants and French brasseries). [Experience] the real Parisian lifestyle in this elegant district."
Le Marais' Historic Side
The neighborhood is full of trendy restaurants, traditional cafés, art galleries and tons of trendy boutiques. Walking distance to museums and city sights, such the Carnavalet Museum, Jewish History Museum, Centre Pompidou."
Le Marais' Artsy Side
One significant advantage is that you can go on foot to every iconic site in Paris."
Gourmet In Le Marais
For a good brunch on Sundays, head to "Le Pain Quotidien"."
Le Marais By Night
The shops and restaurants in the surrounding area are open on Sundays, which keeps the area full of life. Very convenient to have grocery stores available 7 days a week – a rarity in Paris."
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Marc Olivier Le Blanc
Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.
Loïc is a French photographer and world traveler addict based in Paris. He has been traveling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.
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