Layers of History in Le Marais

This gate on a door on the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois (which seems aptly named for a former aristocratic area) still evokes the feeling of aristocratic grandeur.

This plaque commemorates the director and students from a Jewish school that were deported by the Vichy government and executed at Auschwitz. It reinforces the Jewish identity of the area at that time.

This book was featured prominently in a display of books concerning homosexuality in a bookstore window. It was located on the Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, which had other spaces of gay culture as well.

The Marais is now a commercial center, as can be seen in the inclusion of not only small boutiques, but also large chain stores such as Sephora.

Map Marker

26 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France
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