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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  • July 23, 2017
    A place that deserves to be seen. Very pretty. A delightful ride. There are several points of interest in the area especially the Musée des Arts et Métiers and the Musée National Picasso. Besides the Marais that is charming.
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  • April 27, 2017
    It has everything what you want to have it here. Everything what you can when one thinks of Paris also gets. Great restaurants, Cafés, shops and much more. It is worthwhile in any case.
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  • April 22, 2017
    do not miss to go 3 voted Street which houses the oldest House in paris, and the outside is in very good condition. and very closely is the second oldest House in paris (the ground floor) Montmorency Street which houses a restaurant the auberge Nicolas Flamel. The outside of the ground floor and in very good condition. These two houses is located at metro arts and crafts so very close to the other and are really worth a visit.
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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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