LE MARAIS NEIGHBORHOOD
Apartments du Louvre - Le Marais neighborhood is in a wonderful area in the heart of Paris. You'll be near the famous Marais district as well and as a 15 minutes walk to the Louvre Museum. The neighborhood has extensive dinning and outing options, particularly the Montergueil area just next door on which you will find the first ever boulangerie of Paris, Stoher.
Just a few blocks northwest from the building is a pedestrian neighborhood rich in history, beautiful and unique architecture, wonderfully lively and residential. The area is centered around Rue Montorgeuil, a market street with green grocers, bakeries, butchers, fish shops... It's perfect for a typically French grocery shopping experience. You'll also find a variety of classic, trendy, casual restaurants and eateries offering something for everyone! And with the many pastry and chocolate shops, you won't forget desert!
At a 5 minute walk east, behind the Pompidou Museum of Mordern Art is the famous Marais district; a delightful area made up of small winding streets that house some of Paris' oldest buildings still erected. Rich in culture and history, le Marais houses a whooping 14 museums! The area also has many great restaurants, street food, trendy shops and small parks, which make for a wonderful walk.
Just a few blocks south, right by the Saint Eustache Cathedral is the Forum Des Halles, a newly renovated commercial center facing a park with a few playgrounds, perfect for sunny day picnicking. On the other side is the Pinault Foundation - Bourse du Commerce, a circle shaped office building freshly renovated to be transformed into a world class contemporary art museum. Up until the 1970s, farmers would come here to sell their goods in large quantities to restaurants and grocers. As such, nearby restaurants have kept their tradition of using only the freshest ingredients.
Just a few blocks east, in front of the Pompidou Museum of Mordern Art is a pedestrian neighborhood made up of a network of small streets where you'll find a collection of curiosity shops, restaurants, bars, street food, ice cream shops, street art and street artists; making this area a great option for a nice stroll in our immediate neighborhood. Many of the buildings in Beaubourg have not changed much in centuries so be sure to look up and marvel at the varied and antique architecture surrounding you.
In the heart of Les Halles neighborhood, lies the 16th Centure Cathedral with an architectural complexity the likes of Notre Dame. With a rather tumultuous past worth a look at, Saint Eustache has been the Church for France's famous historical figures like Richelieu, Molière and Jean De la Fontaine (who is burried inside). Louis the XIV even had his first Communion there.
Pompidou Modern Art Museum
First inaugurated on January 31st 1977, the Pompidou Museum has welcomed over 3 million visitors since 2016. Alongside the MOMA in New York and the TATE in London, the Pompidou houses one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art. Avant-garde architecture and controversy in its days, the Pompidou Museum won a wide public success during its opening by finally hosting five times more visitors than expected.
Tour Jean Sans-Peur
The Medival tower named Jean Sans Peur is the last standing element of the Parisian Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy and is just down the road from our Le Marais location. It is recognized as the best surviving piece of medival architecture and is opened to the public. The original manor, "hotel particulier" was built in the 13th century and was passed to the Duke of Burgundy in 1369. The tower gets' his name from John I, who was nicknamed John the Fearless. He ruled Brugundy from 1404 until his death by assasination in 1419. The nickname "Fearless" was given to him due to his bravery during the battles he led.
The Louvre Museum, inaugurated in 1793 at the Palais du Louvre, former royal residence located in the center of Paris, is today the largest museum of art and antiques in the world, with an exhibition area of 72,735 m². Its original construction dates from 1190, but it was only in 1317 that the castle was transformed into a royal residence. Stadium of many renovations over the years, the castle was “abandoned” in 1678, when Louis XIV chose Versailles as royal residence. It was not until the 18th century that new projects turned the Louvre into a museum. It began under Louis XV but ended only with the Revolution. Currently, the Louvre Museum receives more than 8 million visitors a year and has more than 550,000 pieces, including the famous Mona Lisa, from Leonardo da Vinci, and Alexandros of Antioch’s Venus de Milo.
The Picasso Museum is housed in the Hôtel Salé, one of the baroque mansions of the Marais, in the 3rd district of Paris. This hotel, classified as a historical monument in 1968, had been bought by the city of Paris in 1964 and would no doubt have pleased the painter who had declared to Gertrude Stein: “I want an old house”. It was in 1974 that the meeting between the collection of Picasso's works and the Hôtel Salé was decided. The museum opened to the public in 1985 with the world's richest collection of works by the artist and covers all his periods.
The Carnavalet Museum - History of Paris is the Parisian municipal museum dedicated to the history of Paris from the origins of the city to the present day. Also located in the Marais, a 17-minute walk from our apartments, it presents collections on various themes: souvenirs of the French Revolution, historical paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorations from the 17th and 18th centuries, works of art, prints, etc. A curious visit, outside the big circuit but very nice, not to be missed.
Forum Les Halles
The Forum des Halles is a huge, beautiful and young shopping center builded on the site of the former central Halls of Paris (1857-1874): a wholesale market for fresh food products, located in the heart of Paris, and which gave its name to the surrounding district. At the height of its activity and for lack of space, the Central Halls were moved from Les Halles to the city of Rungis (94150).
101 Porte Berger, 75001 Paris.
Open everyday, from 10am to 8h30pm, and Sundays from 11am to 7pm.
Vintage Shops on rue de la Verrerie
A collection of thrift shops on rue de la Verrerie just by Town Hall. Some of which you buy by the weight of the clothes (Kilo Shop). It can seem overwhelming to some with all the clothing but you are bound to find some gems hidden in there!
64-67 rue de la Verrerie 75004
High end Shopping on rue Etienne Marcel towards Place des Victoires
If you take a right when exiting our building and walking toward the beautiful Place des Victoires you will come across some higher end clothing shops like Claudie Pierlot, Bonpoint for children or the brand Bash
Citadium Beaubourg Street Fashion
Urban fashion brands, mainly men's, in this store on 2 levels with a trendy atmosphere. This is their second location, the main (and bigger) one being right behind the Galleries Printemps at the 9eme Paris district.
33 R. Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
Open everyday from 11am - 8pm
The Galerie Vivienne was built in 1823 and is one of the most emblematic Parisian galleries being listed as historical monuments since 1974. Located in a quiet area, very close to the Palais-Royal, its visit is worthwhile to admire the mosaics with colorful patterns on the ground and the beautiful glass roof that lets in the light. The shopping options are many: pret-a-porter boutiques, tea rooms, sweet shops, wine cellars, grocery stores, old bookshops… a great place to find that authentic gift you’re looking for.
4 rue des Petits-Champs - 75002 Paris
Open everyday, 8h30am to 8pm.
Passage du Grand-Cerf
A typical Parisian passage not to be missed, the Grand-Cerf covered passage is a stone's throw from Turbigo street. Created in 1825, is one of the largest passages in Paris with nearly 12 meters. You can discover pretty craft shops: jewelry, furniture and design.
145 rue Saint-Denis - 75002 Paris
Open from Monday to Saturday, 8h30am to 8h30pm.
Au Pied de Cochon
A true beating heart of the capital, close to the Canopée des Halles and the Louvre, Au Pied de Cochon offers traditional and generous French cuisine, and is the first establishment to offer, from its opening in 1947, a 24- hour continuous service, 7days / 7.
6 rue Coquillière 75001 Paris
Open everyday, from 8am to 5am.
+33 (0) 1 40 13 77 00
Le Tir Bouchon
A staff favorite! Classic, authentic and homemade. This restaurant is great value for its money, a family owned restaurant handed down from father to son. You must try the fig and foie gras pasta, it is one of a kind!
22 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
Open Monday to Saturday, 12h to 14h30 and Monday to Sunday from 19h30 to 23h.
+33 (0) 1 42 21 95 51
Frenchie the restaurant has only a tasting menu, usually seven courses that changes depending on the creativity of the chef. Make sure to reserve far in advance. You can reserve online directly on their website.
5 rue du Nil, 75002 Paris
Open from Monday to Friday, 18h30 to 22h30.
+33 (0) 1 40 39 96 19
Right across the street, offers seasonal dishes that are worked with the greatest care, in the respect of the flavors. Simple, genuine and generous.
3 rue Etienne Marcel 75002 Paris
Open everyday, from 7pm 11pm.
+33 (0) 9 53 62 89 17
Le Grand Cerf
Le grand Cerf offers a modern French bistro with a variety of meals to please anyone. You can also enjoy their large terrace and outdoor seating.
77 boulevard Sébastopol 75002 Paris
Open everyday, from 8am to 2am.
+33 (0) 1 42 33 06 80
Le Pain Quotidien
If you want to escape to a place where simplicity and tradition are the dominant values, this bakery-restaurant is the perfect place. You will find homemade breads, authentic toast and hot chocolate, to be shared around a large rustic wooden table. And the best part? The "breakfast" menu is served all day long.
97 rue Rambuteau 75001 Paris
Open everyday, from 8am to 8pm.
+33 (0) 1 42 61 54 63