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3rd Arrondissement, Paris

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The 3rd arrondissement of Paris, situated on the right bank of the River Seine, is the smallest in area after the 2nd arrondissement. The arrondissement contains the northern, quieter part of the medieval district of Le Marais (while the 4th arrondissement contains Le Marais' more lively southern part, notably including the gay district of Paris). The oldest surviving private house of Paris, built in 1407, is to be found in the 3rd arrondissement, along the rue de Montmorency.The ancient Jewish quarter, the Pletzel (פלעצל, little place in Yiddish) which dates from the 13th century begins in the eastern part of the 3rd arrondissement and extends into the 4th. It is home to the Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme and the Agoudas Hakehilos synagogue designed by the architect Guimard. Although trendy boutiques are now taking up many of the storefronts, there are still landmark stores selling traditional Jewish foods.A small but slowly expanding Chinatown inhabited by immigrants from Wenzhou centers on the rue au Maire, near the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers housed in the medieval priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs.
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  • I've stayed in this area a couple of times and would love to do it again. Lots of cool cafes and good restaurants. Lots of lovely old buildings and quiet streets. Some museums. My favorite part of the...  more »
  • This district on the right bank of Paris, is limited to the North by the boulevard Saint Martin, former fortifications of Charles V and Louis XIII currently "Les Grands Boulevards", to the East by the boulevards of the Temple and Beaumarchais and the 11 th arrondissement. To the South it is limited by Rambuteau streets and Francs Bourgeois and the 4 district. Finally to the West it is bordered by the boulevard of Sevastopol, creation of Haussmann in 1860 and the 2 nd and 4 th district this district date Paris extending beyond the wall of the farmers-General under Napoleon III in 1860, with a redistribution of the old districts and the creation of 20 districts. It is historic by the number of old streets such as those of Saint Martin with its monumental gate of the temple, Archives and the old Temple Street; It also includes historical and prestigious buildings and includes the old neighbourhoods of the "swamp" in the South and the "Temple" to the North. The main building of this district and the CNAM, National Conservatory of Arts and crafts, with its well documented Museum and the superb Priory of St. Martin des Champs, no. 292 Street Saint Martin to visit. Many Mansions house museums or institutions such as the National Archives in the No. 60 Street Francs Bourgeois in the hotel of Soubise, the Picasso Museum in the Hall of Salé at no. 5 rue Thorigny, the Carnavalet Museum on the history of Paris, located at no. 16 Street Francs Bourgeois. The Town Hall of the District faces the beautiful garden of the Temple, accessible by the Temple Street. In the part of the swamp, occupying the borough, we find many old streets with buildings of character and many shops, bars and restaurants generally so-called "" especially around the streets of Archives and Rambuteau. Many streets have very old houses including street of Montmorency with that of Nicolas Flamel at no. 51, which dates back to 1407 some churches of characters are in the borough such as St. Nicholas of the fields of style Gothic located in no. 254 of street Saint Martin, which has a magnificent altarpiece of the 17th century. You can also visit the Church Saint Elisabeth of Hungary of style Baroque No. 195 Temple Street just before you reach place de la République, limit North of the borough. There is also the oldest covered market in Paris, the market of the Red children located in the No. 39 street of Britain created in 1615, at the time called "The small market of the Marais". The tile of the Temple located 4 rue Eugène Spuller, close to the Town Hall, is also a place of creation, exhibition and cultural events, in a building dating from the 19 th century, with iron and materials of the time. I love the atmosphere of these neighborhoods that make you discover multiple centers of interest over your walks. Do not hesitate to go in places not listed because you will be surprised of your discoveries! Access to different parts of the district is to the North, by the metro stations "Republic" lines No. 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11, and "Temple" line no. 3 and also "Arts and crafts" lines No. 3 and 11; In the West, we find the stations "Réaumur Sébastopol" lines 3 and 4 and "Étienne Marcel" line no. 4. To the East is accessed by the stations "Daughters of Calvary", "Saint Sébastien Froissart" and "Green path" line no. 8. Finally the South can use stations "St. Paul" line no. 1 and "Town Hall" lines No. 1 and 11 up to the North, crossing the 4 th arrondissement. At the Center, the "Rambuteau" line no. 11 station is very convenient.
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  • I went to St Denis gate per built of King Louis 14th victory anniversary in so many dangerous incidents were hopefully is caution, has been abandoned. So, did only 3 hits to the edge of the South District of francs-bourgeois walking the streets observing the Carnavalet Museum, George Khan garden in 回remasenn. Attractive was followed by streets of Paris is only around three districts, but still familiar. Is too intimidating to the Picasso Museum, devoted to visits to other districts and regret, hope have a chance one day this space to fill.
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