The apartment is ideally located in the heart of Le Marais, a 5 minute walk from the "Hotel de Ville" metro station (line 1) and a 3 minute walk from the "Rambuteau" metro station (line 11).
The Marais offers an abundance of important museums, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes in a true Parisian neighborhood setting. The Picasso Museum, The Pompidou Center, Place des Vosges, Carnavalet, Notre Dame and Hotel De Ville are only a short walk away!
Metro: Rambuteau (Line 11), Hotel de Ville (Line 1)
Bus: Centre Georges Pompidou #s 38, 47, 75, 29 & Archives-Rambuteau #s 29, 75
RER: Chatelet (Lines A, B, D)
bikes are part of the Paris mayor's idea of making the city more ecologically friendly and reducing traffic. Today there are 15,000 bikes available at 750 locations across the city. To use the bikes, riders pay about $7 for a weekly pass and leave a credit card deposit of $150 in case the bike is not returned. The first half-hour is free, with a charge of about $1.50 for each 30 minutes thereafter.
It's a great way to get from point to point without having to deal with the hassle of keeping up with your bike all day. You just pick up your bike in one place and turn it in at another.
Le Marche des Enfants Rouges
Every day, except on Monday, just a few blocks from the apartment on Rue Bretagne is a compact indoor market called "Le Marche des Enfants Rouge" where you will find stands offering a great selection of fresh seafood, meat, vegetables, cheese and charcuterie, wine, flowers, and prepared foods.
Rue du Temple
Today, Rue du Temple is part of an extremely commercially active and lively area of the Marais. The apartment is located just few blocks east from the Georges Pompidou Center, commonly referred to as "Beaubourg" and Chatelet. It is only a short 5-10 minute walk to Hotel de Ville and L'lle de La Cite.
During Medieval times, Rue du Temple marked the west boundary of Le Marais, and was the result of the merge among other three streets: Rue du Bar, Rue du Bec, Rue Sainte-Avoye and Rue du Temple. It was opened during the 13th century and it separated the lands that belonged to "The Templiers" from those that belonged to "beau bourg" or the monks from Saint Martin des Champs. The street takes its name from a military and religious Order of "the Knights of the Temple's Militia, also called "the Templiers", founded in Jerusalem in 1118 after the first crusade, in order to overcome the incredulous and the unfaithful to Christianism.
They reached such degree of success in their financial operations, that they were able to create an institution very similar to the concept of an international bank. However, their Order was abolished and most of them were killed after being accused of all kinds of abuses.
Although today there is not much left from the medieval apogee of "The Templiers", the area is surrounded by the most visited monuments, cultural places and a very resourceful area populated by grocery stores shops, cafes, restaurants, and cultural attractions, such as Beaubourg, Notre Dame, and the Louvre Museum. Many more small museums are located north and east of the street and are very convenient .
Today, this neighborhood provides the perfect Parisian experience from sunny, outdoor cafes and brasseries to the boutique an designer shopping on Rue des Francs Bourgeois and romantic walks along the Seine.
Within a short walk of the apartment, you'll find famous Paris cultural sites such as the Place des Vosges, Musee Picasso, Musee Carnavalet, Archives Nationales, and the Jewish Museum of Art and History. Ten minutes further and you can be enjoying Hotel de Ville, the Pompidou Center, the Seine River, Notre-Dame and Ile St-Louis.
The choice of restaurants is limitless and our personally created guide, found in the apartment, will list our recommended restaurants. On nearby Rue Rambuteau you can find a full choice of bakeries, food markets, cheese markets and traiteurs for a complete Parisian experience. All of this makes the Marais one of the most sought after arrondissements for tourist travelers to Paris.
Within the neighborhood are many wonderful specialty food shops and bakeries.
It has a small iron-gate entrance that’s easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. It is the oldest food market in Paris, built in 1615 under the rule of King Louis XIII. The name literally means “ Market of the Red Children”. The name comes from a nearby 17th century orphanage where the children wore red uniforms.
The stands offer a great selection of fresh seafood, meat and charcuterie, wine, flowers, prepared foods and French & imported cheeses.