Le Marais is one of the hippest districts of Paris, with a great range of boutique shops and first-class restaurants. From classic Parisian and Haussmannian monumentality to Scandinavian-chic, we've selected 10 trendy design apartments listed on Airbnb that capture Le Marais’ exciting vibrancy at the nexus of old and new.
Straddling the 3rd and 4th arrondissements on Paris’ Right Bank, Le Marais is a splendid mélange of contradictions. Once the lavish pleasure grounds of the French aristocracy, as is still evident in the lovely Place des Vosges and magnificent h?tels particuliers, by the eve of Revolution Le Marais was supplying Paris with its most impassioned working class revolutionaries.
More recently, Le Marais has gained a reputation for being one of the best places in the city for discovering a new breed of Parisians — le bobo — and its near relative, le hipster parisien. Whilst the inevitable forces of bobo?sation have transformed parts of Le Marais into gentrified sterility, the area remains home to Paris’ pulsating creative culture; proving that Paris is far more than the clichéd city of love and lights. Extending from Haut Marais through Canal Saint-Martin and up towards Belleville, this district is the foci of a resurgent Paris.Deluxe Home in the Heart of Paris
A unique split-level apartment in a beautifully preserved 18th century building, the historical heritage of the flat is evident in its refined use of wood, from the ceiling beams to its antique staircase. Terracotta-hued hexagonal floor tiles, exposed brick and understated lighting give the apartment a rustic, countryside look in spite of its urban locale, whilst the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows offer fantastic views out over the city streets.
Price: Around ￡321 per night