To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Paris, step out and discover nearby areas such as Ile de la Cite, Paris, and Ile Saint Louis.
Paris is celebrated throughout the world as the home of the Eiffel Tower. This popular attraction is 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the middle of the city.
There is a lot to discover in the city center of Paris, so make sure you pay a visit to some of the other central attractions, such as the Arc de Triomphe and Louvre Museum.
Visitors to Marais, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. Take the time to see some of the inspiring exhibit spaces such as Picasso Museum, the Arab World Institute and Orangerie Museum. Experience a couple of the magical live performances at Paris Opera, Folies Bergere and Opera Bastille. If you enjoy art museums and galleries, enjoy the local artwork and other exhibits at the Gallery of Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology.
If the sun is shining head outside and appreciate the nearby green spaces. Go for a walk in one of the local parks and gardens, which include Tuileries Garden and the Parc de Belleville.
Paris has many noteworthy attractions such as Palais Royal, the Luxembourg Gardens and Place Vendome. To get a little closer to Paris’s heart and soul, spend a little time at the area’s most important religious sites, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Eglise Saint-Eustache and the Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois.
If you love to find a great deal, visit Galeries Lafayette, the Le Bon Marche and the Forum des Halles.
After a long day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Marais, recharge your batteries at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Make reservations for the Novotel Paris Les Halles, the Crowne Plaza Paris Republique, or the Hôtel Pavillon Opéra.