Valentine's Day; an improvised walk in the Marais
Published on 5 January 2019, dans Visit Paris
For Valentine's Day, discover the secrets of the capital as a couple by exploring the intimate world of the most romantic district in Paris. The Marais, situated close to our hotel, is delightful and charming!
Place des Vosges; a former royal square
Enjoy a romantic stroll in the historic Place des Vosges, the jewel of the Marais district and the first of the five royal squares of Paris (and perhaps the most beautiful!). Built during the reign of Henri IV, it was inaugurated for the wedding of Louis XIII. The Place des Vosges is appreciated by Parisians in search of calm and soothing surroundings. Stroll hand-in-hand under vaulted arcades supported by stone pillars and along the paths of the central garden and take the opportunity to admire the elegant façades of red brick that give the place its architectural harmony.
Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis; a church steeped in history
Not far from the Place des Vosges, nestled in the heart of the Marais, stands the Eglise Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis, a splendid baroque-style church built by the Jesuits between 1627 and 1641. Listed as a historic monument since 1887, this building has regained its original glory after being completely renovated in 2012. The white marble high altar, a grand tribune organ, the central dome and most of the ornamentation miraculously escaped the destruction of the French Revolution.
The Hipster-Bobo atmosphere of the Marché des Enfants Rouges
This covered market located in the Haut-Marais and dating from 1615 is certainly one of the oldest in the capital! Today, this trendy hipster-bobo food market offers a cheerful ambiance and various colourful and fragrant stalls heaped with fresh produce. Improvise a snack break for two at the Italian grocery or the Lebanese food stall, enjoy some sushi at the Japanese snack bar or treat yourselves to a good meal at the Estaminet, an actual bistro situated within the market.
Hotel Jacques de Molay, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Marais