Le Marais is French for marshlands, and this area covers most of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. This historically Jewish neighborhood offers kosher delis and falafel restaurants along rue des Rosiers. You might spot rocker Lenny Kravitz at L'As du Fallafel. While most of Paris shuts down on Sundays, the Marais generally closes on Saturdays for the Jewish Sabbath. On Sundays, hit Marais vintage shops, clustered near metro Saint-Paul. The Marais is also famous as the gayest spot in "Gay Paree," with many gay and lesbian clubs and bars.
Getting Around Paris
The best way to get around Paris is by using public transportation. The metro, bus or RER suburban trains are by far the easiest and most efficient way to move around the city. The metro operates from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6:30 a.m. until 2:15 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The bus operates Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Some bus routes that serve major transit hubs have extended hours until 12:30 a.m. Metro and bus fares start at 1.70€. Multiple pass books (which afford you a discount) are available as are day passes. Taxis are also a convenient way to get around the city. Minimum fare is 6.40€ and charges vary based on traffic and time. All Paris taxi services can be contacted by calling 01 45 30 30 30.
Nearby Airports
  • Charles de Gaulle Airport-CDG
  • Paris Orly Airport-ORY
Airport Taxis
  • 45€ (depending on traffic)
Things to Do and See Near Le Marais