Le Marais is a district in Paris that was initially a quarter of nobility before becoming rather more proletarian at the end of the 18th century. These days it is a fashionable area with a strong Jewish community. Le Marais actually feels like an intimate village and a welcoming refuge after walking hour upon hour through the grandeur of central Paris. Crowded and somewhat touristy, it is not tacky or overly chic and still manages to retain sort of an innocent charm. Highly recommended!
Rue des Rosiers is the main artery of Le Marais.
The Jewish Chez Marianne Restaurant, a fixture of Le Marais neighborhood.
Wall painting portraying a Jewish wedding ceremony.
Micky's Deli "recreates the spirit of a 1960’s New York Jewish deli".
This is what the guidebook claims and who are we to argue?
Nice ambiance and delicious hamburgers, that's for sure!
Liberte-Egalite-Fraternite, slogan of The French Revolution (1789–1799).
A typical Le Marais street view.
Mural of Marilyn Monroe.
Ox head sculpture.
Restoring a shop. The sign says "Horses bought". Really?
Roller skating policemen patrol narrow lanes.
Sacha Finkelsztajn Jewish pastry shop specializes in
Russian and Eastern European goods.
A street in Le Marais with one of its numerous delis.
The Roger Fleischman Foundation, a Torah School for children.
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