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Private tour of the historic heart of Paris, the aristocratic `Marais` area. When can go walking or cycling as your prefer.
The Golden Age
The Gold Age of the Marais took place during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. King Henry IV (1589-1610) ordered major urban projects such as the Place Royale, currently known as Place des Vosges.
At the same time, the Marais became a very attractive area with many beautiful mansions and impressive decorations. The first `salons` opened their doors and we could find elegant ladies, men of letters and literature who actually made the reputation of Paris as the capital of sociability. The district was very religious at the time of the Counter-Reformation.
The popularity of the Marais ended at the end of the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715). While the king resided at the Tuileries, the Court moved westward, first in the Faubourg Saint-Germain and the Faubourg Saint-Honore.
In the nineteenth century, especially during the Restoration and the Second Empire, the area is depleted and the industry appeared: workshops replaced the old gardens.
April 16, 1965, the Marais became officially a protected area and began the complete rehabilitation of the area which is still on.
Today, the Marais is a trendy district, with bohemian and casual elegance. Located in the heart of Paris, its rich history makes it a unique neighborhood where Parisians are used to go walking. Art galleries, fashion boutiques, designers, cafés, markets .... The Marais attracts both architecture-lovers and artists.
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