Le Marais.... I even love the name..... le Marais is an old part of Paris, rich in history and beautiful architecture. Within a stone's throw of Notre Dame, and the Pompidou centre, the Marais includes the stunning Place des Vosges, the luxuriant Musee Carnavalet and a multitude of little restaurants and truly Parisian food stores and markets.
My favourite restaurant here is Le Dome du Marais, created from the an old auction house. These walls would have many stories to tell!
The stunning Musée Carnavlet tells the history of Paris. It's home today is in two beautiful 18th century 'hotels particuliers' that frame a traditional French parterre garden.
And if you would like to imagine what it looked like 70 years ago, then I highly recommend this beautiful book. "I remember the Marais"
Le Marais, pop it on your list for your next trip to Paris!