The Marais neighborhood of Paris is hardly an unexplored quartier. Expanding across the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, with prime shopping and real estate, le Marais is one of the most beloved spots in Paris. Let’s spend a day on just one street: rue des Rosiers.
Take your classic French breakfast of an espresso and a croissant at Boulangerie Murciano, a fantastic Jewish bakery. Established in 1909, a visit to this pastry shop is a must. Indulge in their selection of classic baklavas and petit fours. Don’t forget to grab your baguette traditional for later!
Next, the shopping on this street is some of the best in Paris. A great selection of high-end boutiques like MC2 Saint Barth and From Future (don’t miss their cashmere collections!), paired with more budget-friendly thrift destinations like Vintage Désir make for a perfectly balanced shopping day.
The highlight of rue des Rosiers is no doubt the renowned falafel stands that stretch from end to end. My top three are Pitzman, L’As du Fallafel, and Chez Hanna. The local kebab around the corner may satisfy late-night cravings but does not touch the quality and craft at these Israeli stands. The restaurants have a set menu and no seating but deliver authentic, delicious cuisine that earns them each 4+ stars. Your exhausting day of shopping will no doubt have you working up an appetite big enough to visit at least two.
The coziest and most charming tea spot in Paris sits tucked away on the end of rue des Rosiers. Le Loir dans La Théière is one of the more crowded, but still worth-it spots to decompress and enjoy a plate of pastries. They do not take reservations, so watch the line while you stroll along the rue. Don’t skip out on their famous lemon meringue pie!
End your day with a drink at Yono Bar, followed by a light bite at one of the bistros at the west end of rue des Rosiers. Le Colimaçon and Jaja have great traditional French cuisine and are worth a visit.
Boulangerie Murciano at 16 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
MC2 Saint Barth at 19 rue Ferdinand Duval, 75004 Paris, France
From Future at 7 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Pitzman at 8 rue Pavée, 75004 Paris, France
L’As du Fallafel at 34 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Chez Hanna at 54 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Le Loir dans La Théière at 3 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Yono Bar at 37 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
Le Colimaçon at 44 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
Jaja at 3 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France
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