In the few years that Iâ€™ve been visiting Paris, Iâ€™ve always stayed in apartments; all of them in Le Maraisâ€¦
There was the tiny â€˜apartmentâ€™ with huge windows overlooking Rue des Lombards, its cobblestone streets always packed with revellers â€“ it was a busy and noisy area but I loved it!
In a charming courtyard on a quieter part of Rue de Turenne was the bright duplex furnished with vintage suitcases.
We stayed on Rue de Jarente last year, in a quaint old ivy-covered building inside an adorable cobblestone and garden courtyard
We left things too late and almost didnâ€™t get our Le Marais apartment this year, but our friend L. came through for us at the last minute… otherwise, this post would have been about a quaint studio on the Left Bank in the 7th with views of the Eiffel Tower and Champs de Mars â€“ which I guess wouldnâ€™t have been a bad thing, but I prefer ‘the marsh’.
I love Le Marais; it feels very much like my neighbourhood now, I know where to get good bread (Au Petit Versailles Du Marais), a nearby place with fallafel so incredible it’s perhaps the best in Paris, and it’s open till midnight â€“ Laâ€™s du Fallafel (except for Saturdays and Jewish holidays).
And, I just found a vegan restaurant (Le Potager du Marais).
Our apartment this time was on a narrow curved street off of Rambuteau, secluded in a quiet open courtyard on the first floor of a stately 16th century building.
The suite had a bright and open layout with large glass doors and windows, cosy and delightfully furnished offering all the comforts and amenities of home.
I loved the colourful and vibrant accents, and how incredibly efficient these small Parisian apartments are.
And with its proximity to all my favourite places, itâ€™s one of the best parts of my vacation and why I keep returning to Le Marais.
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