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Paris 2-Hour Private Walking Tour Including Marais
"Once you meet your guide at a designated meeting point you can get ready for two hours of culture and history. On your walk you will stop at palaces art galleries trendy boutiques bistros and elegant tearooms but also learn that the quarter is full of contradictions by showcasing the horrors of the Holocaust in the Museum of Judaism
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All-Inclusive 6-hour Tour of Paris
"Take a relaxed private guided walk through Paris from Notre-Dame Cathedral and the city’s medieval period through the late 19th century and the Paris of today.This 6-hour tour not only gives you an overview of the city’s architecture history and the history of art it also presents you with an image of the role and importance of Paris throughout European history.If your visit to Paris is a short one you’ll see all the highlights on this tour and get a good idea of what the city has to offer. If you’re staying for a longer period
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Paris Off-the-Beaten-Track Mercedes 280SE Tour
"You are already familiar with the most emblematic monuments of Paris and wish to explore the lesser known parts of the Capital? Your driver will tell you the history and cultural heritage of some out of the ordinary monuments. All the tour is c Notre Dame de Paris Saint-Germain des près Arènes de Lutèce Jardin des plantes Grande mosquée de Paris Manufacture des Gobelins
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Le Marais Tips (36)

Rue des Rosiers (4th)

This house in the fourth arrondissment is where I lived for two months in October/November 1962, and again in October/November 1966. They have fixed the windows since then, and installed a...
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Nemorino
Jan 10, 2016

L'hôtel d'Ecquevilly (3rd)

For those who have just tuned in, let me point out that the Hôtel d'Ecquevilly is not a hotel in the modern sense of the word, but rather a private mansion that was built in 1636 in what was then a...
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Nemorino
Dec 22, 2015

Ninon de Lenclos (4th)

For nearly four decades in the 17th and 18th centuries, this inconspicuous building was the home of a remarkable lady called Ninon de Lenclos, a courtesan who in her younger years had had numerous...
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Nemorino
Dec 22, 2015

L'hôtel de l'Impécuniosité (3rd)

On February 27, 1654, the poet, novelist and playwright Paul Scarron signed a rental contract for this house at the corner of Rue des Douze-Portes (now Rue de Turenne) and Rue Neuve-Saint-Louis (now...
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Nemorino
Dec 22, 2015

Hôtel de Sens

This is a “hôtel” in the old sense of the word, meaning mansion. It was built from 1475 to 1507 for the archbishops of Sens.From my favorite guidebook, the Michelin Guide Vert, I have learned that...
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Nemorino
Dec 03, 2013

Free Museums - Musées Carnavalet & Cognacq-Jay

FREE? There is still such a thing?Guide books often direct people to the Marais district but while there, most tourists often walk past two very good museums... and both are free (both closed on...
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wandering360
Nov 20, 2011

Philippe-Auguste Wall (l'Enceinte): Part IX

This is the continuation of our Marais Wall Tour following the course of the Philippe-Auguste Enceinte.Photos:1) Rue du Prevot was part of our journey to the wall.2) Rue des Hospitalieres St Gervais...
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BeatChick
Apr 04, 2011

Hotel de Soubise - Archives Nationales

This hotel was fisrt built around 1630 by Olivier de Clisson, some parts of the original house (picture 3) remain at the back, rue des Archives.The Guise family bought the place in the middle of the...
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mariev
Apr 04, 2011

Saint Paul et Saint Louis

Saint Paul et Saint Louis presents a striking aspect. Not only because of its dark and blackened outside (it really needs some cleaning) but the style - stocky and massive - is unusual for Paris. This...
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mariev
Apr 04, 2011

Lycee' Charlemagne: Where Balzac went to school

The lycee, I believe, constitutes the last two years of secondary school, focusing on preparation for university studies. The Lycee' Charlemagne was a Jesuit church in the 1600's. In 1804, Napoleon...
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roadeagl
May 04, 2010

Hotel de Soubise

The Hotel is a most imposing Mansion, actually a palace, finished by 1710. The interiors are elaborately designed and many of the leading artists of the 18C provided work for it. It is the Musee de...
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hquittner
Feb 24, 2008

Enjoy The Marais

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...
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TRimer
May 02, 2007
 
 
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"My Paris: not only operas and bicycles . . ."
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"Perambulations in Paris!"
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"London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation."
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"PARIS POUR LA CULTURE!"
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"Paris - Over 40 years of love and hate."
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Things to Do Near Le Marais

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Bike About Tours

Hi there, Friends recently visited Paris and to explore the city in a relaxed, safe & fun way the best thing to do is a bike tour (according to them). They enjoyed a guided bike tour with a very...
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Hôtel de Ville- City Hall

The Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) is yet another example of Parisian elegance as regards the stately buildings of the city. What a colourful history is contained within the walls of this particular Town...
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Fontaine des Innocents

This is a very old monument created by Jean Gougon (1549!). It was originally in a corner and had 3 sides. The fourth was added by Augustin Pajou (1788) in the style of the earlier great sculptor,...
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Parc de Bagatelle

This is a beautiful garden that is set in the Bois de Boulogne. There are special rose and iris gardens within it. The chateau and water features are beautiful and there is a "lookout" at one of the...
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Point Zéro des Routes de France

This probably won't mean a lot to many people, but this exactly the sort of quirky attraction that I love to unearth on my travels. This unprepossessing bronze star set into the cobblestones in the...
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Fontaine Stravinsky

Don't be mislead by the kids playing around the fountain near Georges Pompidou Centre - it is an artistic ensemble, as I read in Wikipedia: "The nearby Stravinsky Fountain (also called the Fontaine...
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