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Wednesday 30 Mar 2022   

Food spots in the Marais

Places to visit in our Neighborhood - the Marais

The Marais is a neighborhood that is brimming with well-kept secrets and winding little streets. We are slightly biased, but we do think it is the most charming quartier in Paris! If you are trying to locate the Marais on a map, it loosely stretches across the 3rd and 4th arrondissements.

Some of you may be wondering, what is so special about Le Marais? Many things. But one thing you will notice right away is the area looks slightly different. When most of the city received a face lift in the 1850s from Georges Haussmann, the Marais area did not. Thanks to this, you'll find a neighborhood somewhat trapped in time with some of the city’s most charming buildings nestled between impossibly tiny streets.

Many parts of the area feel like little villages, especially Rue des Roisiers. With a walk down this little rue piétonne (pedestrian street) you will find fabulous Jewish bakeries, restaurants, bookshops and more. The Marais has been home to the Jewish community since around the 13th century.

Nowadays throughout the Marais you will find a mix of boutiques, art galleries, and museums, but best of all, the Marais is a food lovers paradise and you'll want to take time to explore.

Here are a few our favorite places to put on your food list:

Laurent Dubois is a sure choice for anyone looking for extraordinary cheese. Laurent Dubois was the first cheese maker to be awarded the famed Meilleur Ouvrier de France title, this title, is reserved for France’s most notable craftsman and is the highest award one can receive. His store located at 97-99 Rue Saint Antoine is sure to delight even the most esteemed cheese critic, be on the look out for some of his more experimental cheeses…

If you are looking for an exquisite selection of ice creams, Une Glace a Paris (another MOF first) always has us enchanted with their innovative concoctions that are constantly changing, which means there is always a reason to drop by! With flavors like butternut squash, Colombian pollen, and smoked vanilla…this ice cream shop at 15 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie is a must visit!

One of the things that makes the Marais so beautiful is the diverse and eceltic range of pastry boutiques. A favorite of ours is Maison Aleph. Created by Myriam Sabet. We'll let you discover their most delicate and extraordinary little 'nids'. Don't let their size fool you, they are packed with deliciousness. You'll want to visit them at 20 rue de la Verrerie.

A Marais institution, Izraël's spice emporium is just behind us. This is the one stop shop for anyone in the culinary world looking for specialty spices and ingredients. If there was an equivalent to Aladdin’s Cave in the spice world, this is it. Visit them at 30 François Miron. A stone’s throw from us, sits our favorite bakery, Au Petit Versailles du Marais. Which translates to the little Versailles of the Marais, and if you step inside you will be sure to understand why! Their ceilings are adorned with glass paintings and gold chandeliers light up the interior! Their baguettes are award winning, so be sure to grab one on your next visit. Located at 1 Rue Tiron.

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18 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / French Baguettes and ‘Boulangerie’ Class
  • Three hours of French Bread heaven in the heart of Paris. Learn the tips and tricks to bring the French 'boulangerie' to 'chez vous'!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

19 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / Le Croissant & Breakfast Pastries
  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 5+ places left

20 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / Le Croissant & Breakfast Pastries
  • The 'Roi' of the Parisian breakfast table, Le Croissant ! Enjoy three hours of mastering this decadent, flaky, buttery French icon.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

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