Attractions

Top Choice Cemetery in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

Opened in 1804, Père Lachaise is today the world's most visited cemetery. Its 70,000 ornate tombs of the rich and famous form a verdant, 44-hectare sculpture garden. The most visited are those of 1960s rock star Jim…
Top Choice Museum in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Musée National Picasso

One of Paris’ most treasured art collections is showcased inside the mid-17th-century Hôtel Salé, an exquisite private mansion owned by the city since 1964. The Musée National Picasso is a staggering art museum devo…
Top Choice Museum in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Maison de Victor Hugo

Between 1832 and 1848 the celebrated novelist and poet Victor Hugo lived in an apartment in Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée, a townhouse overlooking one of Paris' most elegant squares. Hugo moved here a year after the publi…
Top Choice Museum in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Mémorial de la Shoah

Established in 1956, the Memorial to the Unknown Jewish Martyr has metamorphosed into the Memorial of the Shoah – 'Shoah' is a Hebrew word meaning ‘catastrophe’ and it's synonymous in France with the Holocaust. Muse…
Museum in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Musée des Arts et Métiers

The Arts and Crafts Museum, dating to 1794 and Europe's oldest science and technology museum, is a must for families – or anyone with an interest in how things tick or work. Housed inside the sublime 18th-century pr…
Square in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

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 houses with ground-floor arcades, steep slate roofs and large dormer windows arr…
Park in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Parc Rives de Seine

Following the success of the former expressway turned park on the Left Bank, this 3.3km stretch of Unesco-listed Right Bank is now also a car-free Parisian playground. Opened in 2017, the park has cycle and walking …
Museum in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

L'Atelier des Lumières

A former foundry dating from 1835 that supplied iron for the French navy and railroads now houses Paris' first digital art museum, opened in 2018. The 1500-sq-metre La Halle mounts dazzling light projections that ta…
Museum in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Musée Carnavalet

Paris' history museum, spanning Gallo-Roman times onwards, rambles over a pair of remarkable hôtels particuliers (private mansions), the 1560-built Hôtel Carnavalet and 1688-built Hôtel Le Peletier de St-Fargeau.The…
Museum in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Lafayette Anticipations

In 2018 the corporate foundation of French retailer Galeries Lafayette opened this unique multidisciplinary space for producing, experimenting with and exhibiting new works of contemporary art, design and fashion. T…