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3rd arrondissement

The 3rd arrondissement contains the northern, quieter part of the medieval district of Le Marais. The oldest surviving private house of Paris, built in 1407, is to be found in the 3rd arrondissement, along the rue de Montmorency.

The Marais is the oldest and most historical area in Paris. A place of aristocratic residence in the XVII century, it was abandoned during the Revolution and became an architectural wasteland. The Marais was not touched by Baron Haussman in his 1830's effort to make Paris the most modern city in IXXth century Europe. The Marais retains its pre IXXth Century splendor. In 1962 it was declared a historical monument and the resurrection began in earnest. The area is once again fashionable with many galleries and restaurants, fashion boutiques and cultural centers. The main streets and narrow passageways are bustling with activity.

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Musée Carnavalet

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Porte St-Martin