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Monday, November 29, 2010

A Sunday in Paris

Wondering what to do in Paris on a Sunday?  Le Marais

Still considered a day of rest to be spent with family, Sundays in Paris can be a little difficult for North Americans.  Many things are closed and even finding a restaurant can be a challenge.   The normal tourist spots however are all open and so are the museums  - oh by the way, museums on the first Sunday of each month are free.  Crowds can be a problem and sometimes you just need something a little different.

We quickly were told to check out Le Marais.  This is a charming neighbourhood located in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements.  What a find that has become a part of our Sunday routine.   We are regulars on la rue des Rosiers where we venture to shop and eat the best falafel in Paris at L'As du Falafel.   You'll have to wait in line to get in for a sit-down meal but the wait is usually short and a great opportunity to people watch.  If you don't have time to wait, just grab a falafel pita sandwich to go.  Then you can stroll and eat at the same time.  You'll be joined by many!


You can get to Le Marais on line 1 of the Métro at the St-Paul stop.  Just cross rue St-Antoine and walk up rue Pavée.  Go left on rue des Rosiers and you are in the heart of things.   Enjoy!

Place des Vosges - Paris