Place des Vosges, Victor Hugo and the Marais
One of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris is the Marais. It’s the historic Jewish neighborhood and now the gay mecca of Paris, with a mix of felafel shops and trendy boutiques. It’s also one of the few places where there are narrow, cobblestone streets, and Place des Vosges is one of the prettiest (and classiest) squares to sit and read or hang out with friends.
This outing is available until July 28, 2017.
We’ll meet at Place des Vosges, a square with brick townhouses on all sides, and pop into the Victor Hugo House (at 5 pm or earlier) and see where the author of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame got down to work. Then we’ll grab a macaron at Carette, a restaurant/pastry shop that’s been around since 1927. We can Then, we’ll stroll through the Marais and go to a café for drinks.
- Planning support before your trip
- Local outing in Paris
- Bilingual guide
- One drink at a café
- One treat at Carette
- Post-outing support during your stay.
Hey everybody, I live in Paris and study French translation. Paris is full of history, art, music, instragrammable desserts, wine + terraces, and tourists. I've definitely done the whole tourist thing, and still pop in now and again at impressive monuments, but this past year, I've been more into getting to know my neighborhood and finding places I'd never heard of. I joined an orchestra and am well-versed in finding free events (also a great reason to try something new). The more time I spend here, the more I realize that Paris isn't that complicated. People really do just sit around in cafés and shoot the breeze. The trick is to find the right café.