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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 Pastries in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Jacques Genin

Wildly creative chocolatier Jacques Genin is famed for his flavoured caramels, pâtes de fruits (fruit jellies) and exquisitely embossed bonbons de chocolat (chocolate sweets). But what completely steals the show at …
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Merci

A Fiat Cinquecento marks the entrance to this unique concept store, which donates all its profits to a children’s charity in Madagascar. Shop for fashion, accessories, linens, lamps and nifty designs for the home; a…
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Le Perchoir

Sunset is the best time to head up to this 7th-floor bar for a drink overlooking Paris' rooftops, where DJs spin on Saturday nights. Greenery provides shade in summer; in winter, it's covered by a sail-like canopy a…
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…
Top Choice Bistro in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Au Passage

Rising-star chefs continue to make their name at this petit bar de quartier (little neighbourhood bar). Choose from a good-value, uncomplicated selection of petites assiettes (small tapas-style plates) of cold meats…
Top Choice Cafe in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

La Maison Plisson

Framed by glass-canopied wrought-iron girders, this gourmand's dream incorporates a covered-market-style, terrazzo-floored food hall filled with exquisite, mostly French produce: meat, vegetables, cheese, wine, choc…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Candelaria

A lime-green taqueria serving homemade tacos, quesadillas and tostadas conceals one of Paris' coolest cocktail bars through an unmarked internal door. Phenomenal cocktails made from agave spirits including mezcal ar…