This Parisian neighbourhood is part of the tourist guides for several reasons: it is one of the city’s oldest quarters, with buildings whose foundations date back to the Middle Ages, small palaces, a Jewish quarter and a picturesque square. But Marais also draws crowds because of the local trade and business. This is the place to go when you want to pull out your wallet and buy an artwork in a gallery, or discover a fine piece of handmade furniture. There are also several designer clothing shops as well as antique stores, among other curiosities.
When the shopping spree is over, make sure you relax in one of the stylish cafés of the Place des Vosges!