This engaging history museum, spanning Gallo-Roman times to modern day, is in two hôtels particuliers: mid-16th-century...
Place des Vosges
Inaugurated in 1612 as place Royale and thus Paris' oldest square, place des Vosges is a strikingly elegant ensemble of 36 symmetrical...
Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris
Continue north on rue Pavée (Paved Street), the first cobbled road in Paris. At No 24 stands Hôtel Lamoignon, built between 1585 and...
A heaving ‘after work’ drinks venue in winter particularly, La Mangerie cooks a colourful choice of Spanish-inspired tapas (grab a...
This small place just up from the Marais is a great spot if you want something sur le pouce (literally ‘on the thumb’, meaning on the...
Lonely Planet review
This little shop specialises in leather slippers for kids and l’artisanat d’art ludique (crafts of the playing art): think handmade wooden toys and exquisitely made brain teasers and puzzles for adults, such as Japanese ‘spin’ and ‘secret’ boxes that defy entry.