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Things to Do in Paris 3rd Arrondissement

The 3rd district offers Paris tourist attractions which includes many Paris museums, grand architecture, beautiful gardens and great shopping in quaint and charming shops.

Paris Attractions - Architecture in La Marais Apartments and Arcades at Place des Vosges in Le Marais


Located on the right bank of the Seine River, this arrondissement contains fabulous Paris tourist attractions in the northern, quieter part of the medieval district of Le Marais (while the 4th district contains Le Marais’ more lively southern part).

In this lovely district of Paris, you have the best of mix of everything; beautiful hotels charming rental apartments, great shopping, sumptuous restaurants and cozy bistrots, grand historical architecture and lovely parks and gardents.

Carnavalet Museum in La Marais Carnavalet Museum Gardens

The 3rd (and the 4th) arrondissement is possibly one of the best places to live in Paris, hosting several good open air markets, a gigantic covered flea market, lots of great speciality food stores, especially along rue de Bretagne and some of the best Paris museums including the Musée Picasso, Carnavalet Museum and Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers.

Grand Arches in La Marais Grand Entrance to Place des Vosges in the Marais

There are so many beautiful gardens and buildings to see and great shopping with the local artisans too.

Paris Attractions - Architecture in La Marais Beautiful Architecture and Entrance to Carnavalet Museum in Le Marais

Another fascinating Paris attraction you may want to visit on your vacation is Paris is the oldest surviving stone house in Paris built in 1407, which can be found at 51 rue de Montmorency on the ground floor, always a tavern, and currently houses the Auberge Nicolas Flamel.


Top Picks Paris Attractions – the 3rd Arrondissement

  • Carnavalet Museum
  • Carreau du Temple
  • History of Judaism Museum
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers (Museum of Arts and Industry)
  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
  • Musée Cognacq-Jay (Cognacq-Jay Museum)
  • Musée de l’Histoire de France
  • National Archives Museum including the Hôtel de Soubise and Hôtel de Rohan
  • Musée Picasso (Picasso Museum)
  • Quartier du Temple
  • Square du Temple

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