By Parisian and travel lover, Marie Vendroux
A historic but trendy neighbourhood in Paris, Le Marais was once home to the city’s aristocracy. Today, it’s a fascinating melting pot cultures and cuisines, where popular Paris gay bars are just across a narrow street from traditional Kosher bakeries and falafel joints. But this Paris district is an unpolished gem; its real charm lies in the tangle of narrow streets and in the hidden courtyards you’ll stumble upon. Uncover unique things to do in Paris’s Jewish Quarter and you’ll start to piece together the complexity and charm of this old dame. From shopping in Le Marais to grazing your way around the neighbourhood’s markets and bistros, there’s plenty here that you’ll fall for. After my countless visits to this fascinating Parisian neighbourhood, I’m sharing with you my picks for the best of Le Marais. For me, this is the real Paris.