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A rich cultural programme to wander through this 8th edition of Les Traversées du Marais

September 2023

Le Marais - 75004 Paris

Le Marais - 4e Arrondissement

L'affiche propose une représentation dessinées du quartier du Marais et de ses habitants qui déambulent avec au premier plan, un coin de la Place des Vosges


The Traversées du Marais Festival returns on Friday 2 September for an 8th edition determined to represent the artistic density of a district steeped in culture. Over 3 days, the programme will spoil the visitor with visual arts, animations, performances, gastronomic discoveries and open-air film projections.

Discover for example a demonstration of Foucault's pendulum (Musée des Arts et Métiers), an inclusive dance show (Maison de Victor Hugo) or a harp recital (Bibliothèque Marguerite Audoux). A total of 28 museums, art centres and institutions are inviting the public to take part in this artistic walk from Friday 2 September 2022.


All public

Prices and times

From 10am to 10.50pm on Friday, from 9.45 am to 7pm on Saturday, from 9.45 am to 5pm on Sunday

Free access

Quartier du Marais

The Marais district gets its name from its location: once a marshland (‘marais’), it has been inhabited ever since it was drained back in the 12th century. This historic area is now one of the most visited districts of the French capital, for its architectural heritage as well as its unique vibe. The district is shaped like a triangle, bordered respectively by Place de la Bastille, Place de la République and the Hôtel de Ville. It has a number of private mansions dating to the 17th and 18th centuries, some of which have been converted into internationally renowned museums such as the Musée Picasso, the Maison de Victor Hugo and the Musée Carnavalet. The beautiful and well-proportioned square known as Place des Vosges is a highlight of a stroll through the Marais. Rue des Rosiers, the Jewish quarter of Paris, is well worth exploring for its old-world atmosphere and its offbeat shops and restaurants. The Marais has any number of trendy shops and restaurants, as well as its own department store, the BHV Marais. There are of course plenty of gay-owned bars, shops and clubs in the Marais, as it is France’s biggest gay district.

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Quartier du Marais

Le Marais
75004 Paris

  • Subway - Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Paul
  • Bus - 29, 67, 69, 72, 75, 76, 96

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