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Medival Marais, from the River Bank toPlace des Vosges

It takes more than one tour to discover Le Marais, but it is right to start along the River Bank, flooded in the Medival times, where marshes became a residential area, thus called "Le Marais"

 

Highlights of this first Marais Tour :

  • Hôtel de Sens, one of the first example of the famous Parisian "hôtel particulier",

  • The incredible Saint Gervais Church, built over a Roman cimetery,

  • The Medival City Wall and the remains of Charles V's palace (XIVth Century)

  • Hôtel de Mayenne and  Hôtel de Sully, perfect witnesses of Le Marais transformations through the centuries

  • The famous Place des Vosges, one of the Parisian Royal Squares, home of many celebrites,

  • Tour will end by rue Saint Antoine, a former Roman road, famous for its popular cafes and food stores.

Meeting point in front Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis Church, 99 rue Saint-Antoine, Paris 4ème, métro Saint-Paul