Mix Paris’ historically Jewish quarter with a thriving gay community and the result is the Marais, a dynamic neighborhood where it’s easy to find both great bagels and fine clothing boutiques.
By day, the many quaint yet hip cafés and bistros bustle with activity, as do the unique shops and vintage stores that line the streets.
At night, this diverse scene offers a vivid taste of Paris’ nightlife with a number of cool, low-key bars and pubs, some stylish and trendy cafés, a few high-energy clubs, and a large number of gay bars.
While the lively area may be well known for its gay community, the nightspots are welcoming to all and draw a particularly international clientele.
And whereas most of Paris is closed on Sundays, the Marais stays true to its Jewish roots by keeping the shops and cafés open, attracting enormous crowds of every ilk looking for the best falafel and delis in the city – making the Marais the place to go for a Sunday afternoon drink or evening dinner.
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18 Rue des Archives
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34, Rue Vieille-du-Temple
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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54 Rue des Rosiers
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18 Rue du Bourg- Tibourg
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105 Rue Vieille du Temple
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