The Marais situated in the heart of Paris, has some of the most beautiful surviving 17th and 18th century buildings. These include the Hôtel de Soubise, the Hôtel de Sens, the Hôtel de Rohan, the Hôtel de Sully and the Hôtel Salé. Attractions in the immediate neighbourhood include:

· the place des Vosges, universally considered one of the most beautiful squares in Paris, and its art galleries and arcades
· high fashion boutiques throughout the area, including the rue des Francs Bourgeois, rue des Rosiers, etc.
· the Village St. Paul and its complex of antique shops
· the rue des Rosiers and the nearby Hector Guimard synagogue
· the Opéra de la Bastille ·the Richard Lenoir street market
· innumerable bistrots and restaurants, including the outdoor restaurants on the place du Marché St. Catherine
· canal trips up the Canal de l’Ourcq (from the Bastille through the locks to the Cité des Sciences.) The Seine is a 5 minute walk from the Marais, and Notre Dame and the Ile de la Cité a further 5 minutes away.Museums in the Marais include
· the Picasso (the Hôtel Salé)
· the Cognacq Jay (Hôtel Donon – 18th Century furniture & painting)
· the Carnavalet (History of the City of Paris)
· the Memorial to the Shoah
· the Museum of the History of France (Hôtel de Soubise)
· the Musée de la Chasse (Hôtel de Guénégaud des Brosses – Hunting)
· the Museum of Jewish Art & History (Hôtel de St. Aignan)
· the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris (Hôtel de Lamoignon) and the Cultural Centers for Mexico, Switzerland and Sweden.

Paris Cosy Corner suggested addresses – Restaurants :
Le café chinois /strong> – 7, rue Béarn 75003 Paris Tel : 01 42 71 47 43
Le petit marché – 9, rue Béarn 75003 Paris Tel : 01 42 72 06 67
Chez Janou – 2, rue Roger Verlomme 75003 Paris Tel : 01 42 72 28 41
Brasserie Bofinger – 5 et 7 rue de la Bastille 75004 Paris Tel : 01 42 72 87 82
Vins des Pyrénées – 25, rue Beautreillis 75004 Paris Tel : 01 42 72 64 94
Camille – 24, rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75003 Paris Tel : 01 42 72 20 50


rue du Foin 75003 Paris

How to come:
How to come from the airports or Gare du Nord by public transportation.
From airport Charles de Gaulle or Gare du Nord : take the RER B (train) – Direction Robinson and Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse.
From Orly airport : take the RER B (train) towards the North – Direction Charles de Gaulle (the airport).

Either way, get off at Châtelet les Halles and take metro line 1 (direction Château de Vincennes). Stop at saint-Paul.
Go out of the station. Cross the street rue saint-Antoine and walk to the right.
Pass some streets, rue Malher, rue de Sévigné – (There is a big church on the right). Continue until the next street which is rue de Turenne.
Turn left on rue de Turenne and go straight (2 ou 3 blocks) until a red bakery on a street corner on the right. This is rue du Foin.