Paris: Strolling Around the Marais

With its street art, colorful doors, and famous square, it’s easy to be charmed by the picturesque and historic Marais neighborhood in Paris.

Strolling with M. Didier around the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, or administrative districts, I found myself surrounded by beauty at every turn.

street art on Impasse Guéménée
Rue Saint-Antoine / Lycée des Francs-Bourgeois (private school)
Rue Saint-Antoine
Rue des Tournelles
The courtyard of Hôtel de Lamoignon, which houses…
…the BHVP, public library specializing in the history of Paris

Rue Payenne / Square Georges-Cain

“In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines…The smallest one was Madeline.” -Ludwig Bemelmans

I’m convinced this is the Madeline house:

Rue du Parc Royal / Square Léopold-Achille
Rue de Sévigné

Place des Vosges

I asked M. Didier what his favorite place in Paris was and without hesitation, he said, “Place des Vosges!” And now it’s become one of my favorites, too.

What’s your favorite place in Paris to take a stroll?


  1. In the 1960s I lived in the Marais on two separate occasions, I believe in 1962 and 1965, both times in the same building in Rue des Rosiers. At the time, that was quite a cheap place to live, but recently Rue des Rosiers entered the list of the 100 most expensive streets in Paris.

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