A romantic day in the Marais
Published on 15 January 2018, dans Visit Paris
The Marais is a key district of Paris that is distinguished by its architecture dating from the 17th century. An invitation to walkers to discover an authentic and romantic Paris, this always charming historic district is full of treasures. If you’re looking for a romantic stroll, this is the place to be.
The Place des Vosges
The former Place Royale is the ideal location in which to share a romantic moment. Under the arcades and at the foot of the famous statue of Louis XIII are perfect places for exchanging words of love. By day or night, it’s a must-see and a true testament to the history of Paris. It was here, in the heart of the capital, where Victor Hugo and his wife lived, in what is today the Victor Hugo Museum.
The Picasso Museum
With more than 5,000 works and tens of thousands of archival items, the Musée National Picasso-Paris is the only public collection in the world to hold so many examples of the master’s art. Filled with Picasso’s paintings, sculptures, engravings, drawings, as well as sketches, photographs, films and documents, this museum installed in the Hotel Salé is the ideal place for you and your special one to discover the Spanish artist’s creativity.
The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden - or Jardin Saint Gilles Grand Veneur - is considered the most romantic garden in Paris. Although especially pleasant to visit in summer, this hidden public space keeps its romantic and delicate character throughout the year. To continue your romantic day in the Marais, head across the Seine to the Île Saint Louis.
La Rue des Rosiers
Take a stroll hand in hand along the Rue des Rosiers, where you can share with your better half all the richness and depth of a well-preserved heritage. Discover the treasures of the Marais. Between the mansions dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and the exquisite old churches of the district, you’ll find a wealth of history. Let yourself be carried along gently. Then, after leaving this emblematic street, head for the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, a must in the Marais and home to two of the most famous lovers in literature, Esmeralda and Quasimodo.
The Marais is known for its wealth of art galleries, offering something for every taste. These galleries offer an opportunity for some romantic browsing. Plus, it's free. Check out in particular the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and the Galerie Polka, which specialises in photography.
Beaubourg – Centre Pompidou
This cultural complex does not close its doors until 22:00, so you’ll have plenty of time to ride the escalators with your nearest and dearest and reach the rooftops of Paris. Here, you can settle down before the immensity of this City of Light to appreciate the magnificent sight that you can share as a couple.