The Marais, or the “Marsh”, is a historical quarter situated in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements (districts) in central Paris. It neighbours the quartiers of Chatelet-Les Halles and Bastille.
This Quarter was built in the 12th Century on an old branch of the Seine. After drying up, the marshes were cultivated by religious communities and transformed into vegetable gardens to provide food for Paris citizens. The religious military order of the Templars built on top of this land. This zone thereby became the outskirts of Paris. Where is the oldest house in Paris? At 51 Rue de Montmorency, it is the Nicolas Flamel tavern, built in 1407. In the 17th Century, the Place Royale (to be renamed the Place de Vosges in 1800) was built to welcome French nobility into red-brick and white stone hotels, beautiful buildings typical of Paris. The house of Victor Hugo, which has been turned into a museum, is at number 6, Place de Vosges. It was here that he wrote a large part of the famous musical “Les Misérables”.
Other hotels in the area have also been converted into museums, such as the Musée Carnavalet or the Musée Picasso. Just nearby, in charming little historical streets, live shops, bars and art galleries. There is also the famous Rue des Rosiers, with its restaurants and kosher butchers. This street is the main artery of the Jewish district of Paris and also where the gay community is based. Furthermore the Marais is without a doubt one of the most fashionable Quarters of Paris.
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