Tag: Marais

City, Paris, Video

A Guide to the Marais

The Marais is my favorite neighborhood in Paris. I lived there for two years and it’s still where my husband and I try to find an apartment each time we visit. The Marais, meaning marsh in French, includes the 3rd and 4th arrondissements and offers 17th-century architecture, the city’s best […]

City, Paris

A Marais Walking Tour

By Justin Chiotti Situated on the right bank, the Marais is one of the most historic and beautifully preserved areas of Paris. Marais is French for marsh or swamp and the area was first drained and settled by the Knights of the Templar in the 1300s. Today, the Marais is home to aristocratic mansions […]


The Cinnamon Roll at Café Suédois

I live in the Marais. Not in the 3rd or Upper Marais but in the heart of the 4th right next to the old Jewish Quarter. If you don’t know Paris well, that’s an area associated with shopping and large crowds on weekends. While I love the hustle and bustle, […]


Eclairs at L’Eclair de Genie

Seeing as it was my birthday yesterday, I decided to treat myself to an eclair (okay two) from L’Eclair de Genie, a creative eclair shop in the Marais that happens to be dangerously close to my apartment. Eclairs are giving macarons a run for their money as the city’s treat […]