3 & 4 ARRONDISSEMENT
Place de Republique – Marais – Ile Saint Louis – Ile da la Cite
The 3rd arrondissement is one of the best places to live in Paris, it is a place of quiet streets, many specialty food stores and great museums.
The 4th Arrondissement is home of the older Parisian district, the Marais, and a showcase of lively bars, restaurants, boutiques and beautiful squares.
Ile de la Cite is the heart of Paris and where everything started, connected to the rest of Paris by bridges to both banks of the river and to the Île Saint-Louis. The oldest bridge is the Pont Neuf.
The Ile St. Louis is the sister island, now an elegant residential area.
Ile Saint-Louis by brangal
SLEEPING Le Marais
Hotel Saint Merry 78, rue de la Verriere. Metro: Hotel de la Ville. The hotel has a gothic atmosphere, it is located next to the church of St. Merry in a pedestrian area of the historical Marais district. Price range: 90-130 Euros
Villa Mazarin 6, rue des Archives. Hotel de charme in a refurbished old stone building in the center of Le Marais. Price range from 130 Euros.
Caron de Beaumarchais 12, rue Vieille du Temple. Metro: Hotel de Ville. This is a very nice three star hotel. Price range 145-185 Euros.
Pavillon de la Reine 28, Place des Vosges. Metro: Saint Paul. Elegant boutique hotel member of the Small Luxury Hotels. Price range from 330 Euros.
Pavillon de la Reine by loran
SLEEPING Ile Saint Louis
St. LOUIS EN L’ISLE 75, rue St. Louis en L’Isle. Metro: Pont Marie, St. Paul. Situated on one of the prettiest neighbourhoods of Paris within the small island of St. Louis, the hotel is like an oasis built-in a 17th century stone town house.
JEU DE POMME 54, rue St. Louis en L’Isle. Romantic hotel close to Notre Dame Cathedral. Price range: 285-360 Euros
L’ile Saint-Louis by Audrey AK
FOOD & DRINK Le Marais
RUE DE BRETAGNE. At the northern part of the Marais, look for the Marche des Enfants Rouges, the oldest food market in Paris, built-in 1615. 39, rue de Bretagne. Metro: Temple
EPICERIE GOUMANYAT 3. rue Charles-Francois Dupuis. Metro: Temple/Republique. The best spice emporium of Paris.
JULIEN DE SAVINAC The best wines of Bergerac and southwest of France.
BENOIT 20, rue Saint-Martin. Metro: Chatelet-Hotel de la Ville. Traditional french cuisine, lunch menus from 38 Euros.
ROBERT ET LOUISE 64, rue Vieille du Temple. Metro: St. Paul, Hotel de Ville. Small restaurant with a fire-place grill.
MA BOURGOGNE 19, place des Vosges. Metro: Bastille-Chemin Vert. Situated under the arches of the place des Vosges. Recommended prix fix menu.
Escargots by josewolff
FOOD & DRINK Ile St. Louis – Ile de la Cite
BERTHILLON 31, rue St. Louis en l’Isle. Many people think this is the best ice cream in Paris.
RUE ST. LOUIS EN L’ISLE. The whole street is a pleasure for gourmet lovers. From side-walk cafes to gourmet stores, every shop is outstanding.
LE PETIT PLATEAU 1, Quai des Fleurs. Metro: Pont Marie. The perfect place for a quick-lunch, may be a quiche and salad, then continue walking.
Berthillon Ice cream by luizfilipe
From west to east beginning in the 3rd arrondissement.
Musee des Arts et Metiers Metro: Arts et Metiers. Art & Crafts Museum. The museum houses a collection of scientific instruments and inventions.
Musee Picasso Hotel Sale, 5, rue de Thorigny. The museum will remain closed until summer 2013 for renovations.
Centre Pompidou Metro: Rambouteau. Built in a high-tech style, the Centre is a complex of modern art, cinemas, theatre, and a rooftop restaurant with one the best panoramic views of Paris.
The Marais Metro: St. Paul. The heart of the Marais is the Place des Vosges. This should be the starting point of a walk along the medieval streets of the Marais.
Notre Dame Cathedral Metro: Cite.
Notre Dame de Paris by Storm Crypt
My Special Places
Musee Carnavalet 23, rue de Sevigne. Metro: St. Paul. The museum is a chronicle of Paris life from the beginnings to today. It is located in two wonderful old mansions one of the Hotel Carnavalet, built-in 1548 and once home of Madame de Sevigne. The courtyard at the entrance of the museum has a beautiful inner garden, perfect for a delightful rest and contemplation.
Ile St. Louis Metro: Pont Marie. Stroll along the charming rue St. Louis en Isle and you won’t be disappointed.
The Flower Market at Place Louis Lepine in the Ile de la Cite is a must.
Along the rue des Francs Bourgeois, rue Ste. Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, rue de Rivoli, rue des Rosiers, rue Vieille du Temple. Place des Vosges