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[[Image:Paris_4th_notre_dame_facade.jpg|thumb|400px|print=lead|Notre Dame]]
 
 
==Understand==
 
[[Image:Paris_4th_notre_dame_facade.jpg|thumb|250px|print=lead|Notre Dame]]
 
  
 
The 4th is a good chunk of what used to be medieval Paris, and you'll find a lot left from that time on both islands and in the narrow streets of the lower ''Marais''.  Meanwhile there's lots that's contemporary to look at especially at the '''Centre Georges Pompidou''' where you'll find a lot of the very best contemporary art.
 
The 4th is a good chunk of what used to be medieval Paris, and you'll find a lot left from that time on both islands and in the narrow streets of the lower ''Marais''.  Meanwhile there's lots that's contemporary to look at especially at the '''Centre Georges Pompidou''' where you'll find a lot of the very best contemporary art.
  
At night the 4th has several of the most active bar scenes most travelers will have ever seen, including the lower ''Marais'' district which is sometimes known as ''gay Paris'' although there are no shortage of bars catering to straight singles or a mixed crowd, or, in the early evening, families.
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At night the 4th has several of the most active bar scenes most travelers will have ever seen, including the lower ''Marais'' district which is sometimes known as ''gay Paris'' although there are no shortage of bars catering to straight singles or a mixed crowd, or in the early evening even families.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
The 4th is a very centrally located arrondissement, right between the Châtelet and Bastille areas, two of Paris' main transportation (metro, RER and bus) hubs.
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The 4th is a very centrally located arrondissement, right between the Châtelet and Bastille areas, two of Paris' main transportation (metro, RER and bus) hubs.
  
===By car===
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===By Car===
  
 
Being such a touristy district it is ''very'' hard to find parking spaces. It's much easier to use the Metro.
 
Being such a touristy district it is ''very'' hard to find parking spaces. It's much easier to use the Metro.
  
===By metro===
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===By Metro===
 
Several subway stations on lines 1, 4, 7 and 11 dot this area and are convenient for exploring its attractions.
 
Several subway stations on lines 1, 4, 7 and 11 dot this area and are convenient for exploring its attractions.
  
Station '''Hôtel de Ville''' on '''Ligne 1''' (''La Defense/Chateau de Vincennes'') and '''Ligne 11''' (''Chatelet/Mairie des Lilas'') - Access from near the junction of Rue de Renard and Rue de Rivoli.
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Station '''Hôtel de Ville''' on '''Ligne 1''' (''La Defense/Chateau de Vincennes'') and '''Ligne 11''' (''Chatelet/Mairie des Lilas'') - Access from near the junction of Rue de Renard and Rue de Rivoli.
Station '''Cité''' on '''Ligne 4''' (''Porte d'Orleans (General Leclerc)/Porte de Clignancourt'') - Access off the Boulevard du Palais (infront of Palais de Justice on the Ile de Cité).
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Station '''Cité''' on '''Ligne 4''' (''Porte d'Orleans (General Leclerc)/Porte de Clignancourt'') - Access off the Boulevard du Palais (infront of Palais de Justice on the Ile de Cité).
 
Station '''St. Paul''' on '''Ligne 1''' (''La Defense/Chateau de Vincennes'') - Access off the Rue de Rivoli.
 
Station '''St. Paul''' on '''Ligne 1''' (''La Defense/Chateau de Vincennes'') - Access off the Rue de Rivoli.
 
Station '''Rambuteau''' on '''Ligne 11''' (''Chatelet/Mairie des Lilas'') - Access from near the junction of Rue de Renard and Rue Rambuteau.
 
Station '''Rambuteau''' on '''Ligne 11''' (''Chatelet/Mairie des Lilas'') - Access from near the junction of Rue de Renard and Rue Rambuteau.
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===By bus===
 
===By bus===
Unlike the metro, buses can be a great way of moving around ''and'' seeing the city's landscape, although you risk being caught in traffic. The most useful lines are 70, 72 and 74, which stop at the Hôtel de Ville, and lines 75 and 76, which run through Rue de Rivoli.
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Unlike the metro, buses can be a great way of moving around ''and'' seeing the city's landscape, although you risk being caught in traffic. The most useful lines are 70, 72 and 74, which stop at the Hôtel de Ville, and lines 75 and 76, which run through Rue de Rivoli.
  
The neighbouring Châtelet and Bastille stations are also served by the Noctilian (night bus), running from half past midninght to 5.30 am. Lines 33, 34 and 132 run between them with no intermediate stops, but there are many others arriving and leaving from both to several destinations around town.
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The neighbouring Châtelet and Bastille stations are also served by the Noctilian (night bus), running from half past midninght to 5.30 am. Lines 33, 34 and 132 run between them with no intermediate stops, but there are many others arriving and leaving from both to several destinations around town.
  
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Walk, walk and walk! This arrondissement is compact enough to be explored on foot and that's probably just what you'll want to do anyway. Otherwise, the metro may be not be too useful for covering short distances, but you may still want to use the bus line 76 for the Châtelet-Bastille itinerary or line 67 for Châtelet - Île St. Louis, especially if you have a card for multiple trips or a carte orange.
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Walk, walk and walk! This arrondissement is compact enough to be explored on foot and that's probably just what you'll want to do anyway. Otherwise, the metro may be not be too useful for covering short distances, but you may still want to use the bus line 76 for the Châtelet-Bastille itinerary or line 67 for Châtelet - Île St. Louis, especially if you have a card for multiple trips or a carte orange.
  
The RATP network has '''bicycles''' (''vélos'') for rent next to the Bastille station:
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The RATP network has '''bicycles''' (''vélos'') for rent next to the Bastille station:
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* <listing name="Maison Roue Libre" address="37, bd Bourdon" phone="+33 1 54 54 97 10" url="http://www.rouelibre.fr/" hours="9 am to 7 pm" price="10-15 euros/day"></listing>
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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===Landmarks===
 
===Landmarks===
  
* <see name="Notre-Dame de Paris" alt="Notre Dame Cathedral" address="Ile de la Cité 6, Place du Parvis Notre Dame F-75004 Paris" directions="Metro: St Michel" phone="+33 1 42 34 56 10" url="http://www.cathedraledeparis.com/" hours="7:45AM-6:45PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="+33-1-40 51 70 98"> The early Gothic ''Cathédrale de Notre Dame'' (Our Lady) has a 12th century design but wasn't completed until the 14th. Still it is a good example of the development of the style, though the west or main portal is a bit unusual in its rigidity. Remember that this is an active church, there may even be a mass going on. Meanwhile anybody who's interested in history should check out the crypt, entered at the opposite end of the square, in which you can observe the foundation stones for buildings on the island going back to Roman times. </see>
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* <see name="Notre-Dame de Paris" alt="Notre Dame Cathedral" address="Ile de la Cité 6, Place du Parvis Notre Dame F-75004 Paris" directions="Metro: St Michel" phone="+33 1 42 34 56 10" url="http://www.cathedraledeparis.com/" hours="7:45 AM to 6:45 PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="+33-1-40 51 70 98"> The early Gothic ''Cathédrale de Notre Dame'' (Our Lady) has a 12th century design but wasn't completed until the 14th. Still it is a good example of the development of the style, though the west or main portal is a bit unusual in its rigidity. Remember that this is an active church, there may even be a mass going on. Meanwhile anybody who's interested in history should check out the crypt, entered at the opposite end of the square, in which you can observe the foundation stones for buildings on the island going back to Roman times. </see>
  
[[Image:Paris_4th_hotel_de_ville.jpg|thumb|l'Hôtel de Ville]]
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[[Image:Paris_4th_hotel_de_ville.jpg|thumb|l'Hôtel de Ville]]
  
* <see name="Hôtel de Ville" alt="" address="Place de la Hôtel de Ville" directions="Metro: Hôtel de Ville" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> Many feel that this, Paris' city hall, is one of the loveliest buildings in town. You might not get that from the front view, but try watching the light change on its roofs and towers during sunset from one of the cafés on the Ile de St. Louis, the '''Lutece''' for instance. Alternatively, go to the top floor of the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV) department store opposite, on rue de Rivoli and walk up a flight of stairs to the roof terrace (terrasse), from which there is a dramatic view of both the roof of the Hôtel de Ville and the immediate surroundings and river. The present Hôtel de Ville replaced the 16th century original which was burned down during the Commune in 1871. A pastiche of its predecessor, but on a far larger scale, it was built by the the architects Ballu and Deperthes, chosen after a competition, and was mostly completed by 1882. The building is lavishly, and some would say heavy-handedly, decorated both inside and out, and finished in an arrestingly white stone, similar to that used for the even more eye-catching Sacre-Coeur basilica. The statue on the garden wall on the south side is of Etienne Marcel, the most famous holder of the post of 'prevôt des marchands' (provost of merchants) which predated the office of mayor. Marcel came to a sticky end, lynched in 1358 by an angry mob after trying to assert the city's powers a little too energetically.  The current mayor, Bertrand Delanoë, a socialist and the city's first openly gay leader, shares some of Marcel's ambition and almost shared his fate. He was stabbed in the building in 2002 during the first all-night, city-wide Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) festival when the long inaccessible building's doors were thrown open to the public. But Delanoe recovered and has not lost his zeal for access, later converting the mayor' sumptuous private apartments into a creche for the children of municipal workers. The Hôtel de Ville was for many years the private fiefdom of Jacques Chirac, France's president before Sarkozy, and was the site of a scandal centering on both illegal jobs given to Chirac's party members and an immense entertainment budget. General de Gaulle greeted the crowds from a front window in 1944 when Paris was liberated from the Germans and Robespierre was shot in the jaw and arrested in the original building in 1794. Admirers of Hôtel de Ville's architecture will want to know that Ballu also built the Church of La Trinité in the 9th arrondissement and the belfry of the town hall of the 1st arrondissement, opposite the Louvre's east facade. Ballu also restored the Tour St Jacques (see below), which has recently been uncovered after restoration work lasting over a decade.</see>  
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* <see name="Hôtel de Ville" alt="" address="Place de la Hôtel de Ville" directions="Metro: Hôtel de Ville" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> Many feel that this, Paris' city hall, is one of the loveliest buildings in town. You might not get that from the front view, but try watching the light change on its roofs and towers during sunset from one of the cafés on the Ile de St. Louis, the '''Lutece''' for instance. Alternatively, go to the top floor of the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV) department store opposite, on rue de Rivoli and walk up a flight of stairs to the roof terrace (terrasse), from which there is a dramatic view of both the roof of the Hôtel de Ville and the immediate surroundings and river. The present Hôtel de Ville replaced the 16th century original which was burned down during the Commune in 1871. A pastiche of its predecessor, but on a far larger scale, it was built by the the architects Ballu and Deperthes, chosen after a competition, and was mostly completed by 1882. The building is lavishly, and some would say heavy-handedly, decorated both inside and out, and finished in an arrestingly white stone, similar to that used for the even more eye-catching Sacre-Coeur basilica. The statue on the garden wall on the south side is of Etienne Marcel, the most famous holder of the post of 'prevôt des marchands' (provost of merchants) which predated the office of mayor. Marcel came to a sticky end, lynched in 1358 by an angry mob after trying to assert the city's powers a little too energetically.  The current mayor, Bertrand Delanoë, a socialist and the city's first openly gay leader, shares some of Marcel's ambition and almost shared his fate. He was stabbed in the building in 2002 during the first all-night, city-wide Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) festival when the long inaccessible building's doors were thrown open to the public. But Delanoe recovered and has not lost his zeal for access, later converting the mayor' sumptuous private apartments into a creche for the children of municipal workers. The Hôtel de Ville was for many years the private fiefdom of Jacques Chirac, France's president before Sarkozy, and was the site of a scandal centering on both illegal jobs given to Chirac's party members and an immense entertainment budget. General de Gaulle greeted the crowds from a front window in 1944 when Paris was liberated from the Germans and Robespierre was shot in the jaw and arrested in the original building in 1794. Admirers of Hôtel de Ville's architecture will want to know that Ballu also built the Church of La Trinité in the 9th arrondissement and the belfry of the town hall of the 1st arrondissement, opposite the Louvre's east facade. Ballu also restored the Tour St Jacques (see below), which has recently been uncovered after restoration work lasting over a decade.</see>  
  
*'''Tour St Jacques''' A gothic church tower in a square 150 meters to the west of the Hôtel de Ville was restored by Ballu, is all that remains of Eglise Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, which was the meeting place in Paris for Pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compestela, as such it is included on the [[UNESCO World Heritage List]] as part of the [[Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France]].
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*'''Tour St Jacques''' A gothic church tower in a square 150 meters to the west of the Hôtel de Ville was restored by Ballu, is all that remains of Eglise Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, which was the meeting place in Paris for Pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compestela, as such it is included on the [[UNESCO World Heritage List]] as part of the [[Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France]]. It is currently under restoration.
  
 
[[Image:Paris_4th_ile_st_louis.jpg|thumb|The Lutece on the Ile de St.  Louis]]
 
[[Image:Paris_4th_ile_st_louis.jpg|thumb|The Lutece on the Ile de St.  Louis]]
  
* <see name="la Bastille" address="" directions="Metro: Bastille" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""> Enter ''Bastille'' station through any entrance or on any train and then make your way to the ''Bobigny/Pablo Picasso'' bound platform.  All that's left of the fortress whose front steps used to lead up from ''place de la Bastille'' are some foundation stones which you can see while waiting for a north bound train on this ''metro'' platform.  There are maps and explanations showing where the fortress used to be relative the ''place'' and surroundings (basically the location of the old front steps are now occupied by '''Café des Phares'''). </see>
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* <see name="la Bastille" address="" directions="Metro: Bastille" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""> Enter ''Bastille'' station through any entrance or on any train and then make your way to the ''Bobigny/Pablo Picasso'' bound platform.  All that's left of the fortress whose front steps used to lead up from ''place de la Bastille'' are some foundation stones which you can see while waiting for a north bound train on this ''metro'' platform.  There are maps and explanations showing where the fortress used to be relative the ''place'' and surroundings (basically the location of the old front steps are now occupied by '''Café des Phares'''). </see>
  
* <see name="Le Mémorial de la Shoah" alt="The Holocaust Memorial" address="17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier" phone="+33 1 42 77 44 72" email="" fax="" hours="Mo-We,Fr,Su 10AM-6PM; Th 10AM-10PM" price="Admission free" url="http://www.memorialdelashoah.fr/"> Opened in January 2005, this Holocaust Memorial comprises a major documentation centre and a wall bearing 76,000 names of Jews deported from France to the Nazi camps between 1942-1944. Includes an archive of a million artifacts, including 55,000 photographs. Excursions are run from the Memorial to French internment camp sites such as Drancy.</see>
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* <see name="Le Mémorial de la Shoah" alt="The Holocaust Memorial" address="17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier" phone="+33 1 42 77 44 72" email="" fax="" hours="Mo-We,Fr,Su 10AM-6PM; Th 10AM-10PM" price="Admission free" url="http://www.memorialdelashoah.fr/"> Opened in January 2005, this Holocaust Memorial comprises a major documentation centre and a wall bearing 76,000 names of Jews deported from France to the Nazi camps between 1942-1944. Includes an archive of a million artifacts, including 55,000 photographs. Excursions are run from the Memorial to French internment camp sites such as Drancy.</see>
  
 
===Museums and Galleries===
 
===Museums and Galleries===
 
[[Image:Pompidou.JPG|thumb|right|Pompidou]]
 
[[Image:Pompidou.JPG|thumb|right|Pompidou]]
* <see name="Centre Georges Pompidou" alt="" address="Place George Pompidou" directions="Metro: Rambuteau" phone="" url="http://www.centrepompidou.fr/Pompidou/Accueil.nsf/tunnel?OpenForm" hours="We-Mo 11AM-10PM" price="€8-10" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> Those who are unfamiliar with conceptual art sometimes don't know quite what to expect, or how to approach it. Such travelers should rest assured that the curators at the Pompidou Centre have assembled a marvelous introduction consisting of mostly approachable works which delight, amuse, and entertain.  The art is far from the only reason for a visit, as the building also contains a vast public library and a fine restaurant (run by the Costes brothers) on the roof.  In fact the place is ''literally'' surrounded by some of the nicest sidewalk cafés in the city, in its superb location between the car-free above ground part of Forum Les Halles and the Marais art district. </see>
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* <see name="Centre Georges Pompidou" alt="" address="Place George Pompidou" directions="Metro: Rambuteau" phone="" url="http://www.centrepompidou.fr/Pompidou/Accueil.nsf/tunnel?OpenForm" hours="Closed Tu, 11AM-10PM" price="€8-10" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> Those who are unfamiliar with conceptual art sometimes don't know quite what to expect, or how to approach it. Such travelers should rest assured that the curators at the Pompidou Centre have assembled a marvelous introduction consisting of mostly approachable works which delight, amuse, and entertain.  The art is far from the only reason for a visit, as the building also contains a vast public library and a fine restaurant (run by the Costes brothers) on the roof.  In fact the place is ''literally'' surrounded by some of the nicest sidewalk cafés in the city, in its superb location between the car-free above ground part of Forum Les Halles and the Marais art district. </see>
* <see name="Maison de Victor Hugo" address="6 Place des Vosges" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul or Bastille, Bus 20,29,65,69,96" phone="+33 1 42 72 10 16" email="" fax="+33 01 41 72 06 64" hours="Daily 10AM-6PM" price="" url=""> The house in which the famous French novelist Victor Hugo once lived. </see>
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* <see name="Maison de Victor Hugo" address="6 Place des Vosges" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul or Bastille, Bus 20,29,65,69,96" phone="+33 1 42 72 10 16" email="" fax="+33 01 41 72 06 64" hours="Everyday 10AM-6PM" price="" url=""> The house in which the famous French novelist Victor Hugo once lived. </see>
* <see name="Hôtel de Sully" alt="" address="62 rue Saint-Antoine" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul or Bastille, Bus 69, 76, 96" phone="+33 01" url="http://sully.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/" hours="Daily 9AM-7PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+33 01"> Built in 1625, the Hotel de Sully is an interesting house with some sculptures in a beautiful courtyard. The house features special exhibitions so check listings when in Paris. </see>
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* <see name="Hôtel de Sully" alt="" address="62 rue Saint-Antoine" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul or Bastille, Bus 69, 76, 96" phone="+33 01" url="http://sully.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/" hours="Everyday 9AM-7PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+33 01"> Built in 1625, the Hotel de Sully is an interesting house with some sculptures in a beautiful courtyard. The house features special exhibitions so check listings when in Paris. </see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
Most of the things to do in the 4th are covered in other sections of this guide, with the main thing to do being to '''explore'''.  Of particular interest is the '''Île Saint Louis''' (complete with having an ice-cream or sorbet from Berthillon), the '''Hôtels Particuliars''', and the '''Pletzle''' particularly rue des Rosiers and the area around Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine.
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Most of the things to do in the 4th are covered in other sections of this guide, with the main thing to do being to '''explore'''.  Of particular interest is the '''Île Saint Louis''' (complete with having an ice-cream or sorbet from Berthillon), the '''Hôtels Particuliars''', and the '''Pletzle''' particularly rue des Rosiers and the area around Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
[[Image:Paris_4th_arrondissement_map_with_listings.png|thumb|350px|border=4ème arrondissement|is_in=Paris|relid=9597|Map of the 4th Arrondissement]]
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[[Image:Paris_4th_arrondissement_map_with_listings.png|thumb|350px|print=split|border=4ème arrondissement|is_in=Paris|Map of the 4th Arrondissement]]
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Over the last decade, the rue des Francs-Bourgeois has become a shopping destination for clothes and accessories. Go during the July or January soldes and pick up some Anne-Fontaine outfits, Camper shoes, or trendy mens clothing at Melchoir at bargain basement prices.  
 
Over the last decade, the rue des Francs-Bourgeois has become a shopping destination for clothes and accessories. Go during the July or January soldes and pick up some Anne-Fontaine outfits, Camper shoes, or trendy mens clothing at Melchoir at bargain basement prices.  
  
* <buy name="Marché aux Fleurs et Marché aux Oiseaux" alt="Flower Market and Bird Market" address="Place Louis Lepine" directions="Metro: Cité, Saint-Michel or Châtelet" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">On the north side of the ''Ile de la Cité'', the main island at the center of Paris you'll find a burgeoning daily flower market, where you can buy just about any type of flower, and oddly enough a range of exotic tropical birds.</buy>
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* <buy name="Marché aux Fleurs et Marché aux Oiseaux" alt="Flower Market and Bird Market" address="Place Louis Lepine" directions="Metro: Cité, Saint Michele or Châtelet" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">On the north side of the ''Ile de la Cité'', the main island at the center of Paris you'll find a burgeoning daily flower market, where you can buy just about any type of flower, and oddly enough a range of exotic tropical birds.</buy>
* <buy name="Opéra BD" address="2 rue des Tournelles" directions="Metro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 44 54 95 12" email="" fax="" hours="Daily 11AM-midnight" price="" url="http://www.operabd.com">Comics (''Bandes Dessinées'') are a serious art form in France and even regular corporate bookstores have a good selection, but it's much better to look for them where they are really appreciated, in one of Paris' many private BD dealers.  This one is friendly, well stocked, and keeps late hours so pay them a visit if you would like to pick up a copy of one of the many volumes of ''Lone Wolf and Cub'' in French.</buy>  
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* <buy name="Opéra BD" address="2 rue des Tournelles" directions="Metro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 44 54 95 12" email="" fax="" hours="Everyday, 11AM-midnight" price="" url="http://www.operabd.com">Comics (''Bandes Dessinées'') are a serious art form in France and even regular corporate bookstores have a good selection, but it's much better to look for them where they are really appreciated, in one of Paris' many private BD dealers.  This one is friendly, well stocked, and keeps late hours so pay them a visit if you would like to pick up a copy of one of the many volumes of ''Lone Wolf and Cub'' in French.</buy>  
* <eat name="Mariage Frères" address="30 & 35 rue de Bourg-Tibourg" directions="Métro: Hotel de Ville"> If you love tea, you'll love this old salon de the in the Marais.</eat>
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* <eat name="Mariage Frères" address="30 & 35 rue de Bourg-Tibourg" directions="Métro: Hotel de Ville"> If you love tea, you'll love this old salon de the in the Marais.</eat>
* <buy name="B.H.V." alt="Bazar de l'Hotel de Ville" address="52 rue de Rivoli" directions="Metro Hôtel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 74 90 00" url="http://www.bhv.fr" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Is a general store with most of everything : clothes, perfumes, furniture, you name it --it's especially famous for its basement section, dedicated to handywork & DIY --think of it as a small ''Home Depot'' in a basement... though with French hardware and house and garden accessories that look distinctive in other settings.</buy>
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* <buy name="B.H.V." alt="Bazar de l'Hotel de Ville" address="52 rue de Rivoli" directions="Metro Hôtel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 74 90 00" url="http://www.bhv.fr">Is a general store with most of everything : clothes, perfumes, furniture, you name it --it's especially famous for its basement section, dedicated to handywork & DIY --think of it as a small ''Home Depot'' in a basement... though with French hardware and house and garden accessories that look distinctive in other settings.</buy>
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*<eat name="Le Coude Fou" alt="" address="12, rue du Bourg-Tibourg" directions="Metro Hotel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 77 15 16" url="http://www.lecoudefou.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Open till midnight seven days a week, this place is a jewel.  It is a real local neighbourhood bistro in the middle of the high rent Marais.  The food is good, and the wine selection is great.  During the week it offers a €17 prix fixe two-course lunch (including two glasses of wine) and a €25 three-course dinner (does not include wine).</eat>
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*<eat name="Le Coude Fou" alt="" address="12, rue du Bourg-Tibourg" directions="Metro Hotel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 77 15 16" url="http://www.lecoudefou.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Open till midnight seven days a week, this place is a jewel.  It is a real local neighborhood bistro in the middle of the high rent Marais.  The food is good, and the wine selection is great.  During the week it offers a 17 Euro prix fixe two-course lunch (including two glasses of wine) and a 25 Euro three-course dinner (does not include wine).</eat>
If you are looking for a snack or a quick lunch you could do a lot worse than any one of the kosher falafel stands along the Rue des Rosiers near Place des Vosges.  If you are on the île de la Cité though, a closer choice is just to hop across the little pedestrian bridge to the ''île Saint-Louis'' for lunch at any one of the many charming cafés.
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If you are looking for a snack or a quick lunch you could do a lot worse than any one of the kosher falafel stands along the Rue des Rosiers near Place des Vosges.  If you are on the island though, a closer choice is just to hop across the little pedestrian bridge to the ''Ile de St. Louis'' for lunch at any one of the many charming cafés.
  
 
For dinner or a sit-down lunch there are over a thousand restaurants in the 4th catering to all tastes - many more deserve to be listed than this or any other guide has space for.  There are nice places, trendy or traditional throughout the district, but most of the really fancy bistros are clustered around the Northwest corner of Place de Bastille.  You'll really enjoy walking around and checking out the menus, especially during the week when only the most exclusive places require a reservation.  That said, here are some ideas:
 
For dinner or a sit-down lunch there are over a thousand restaurants in the 4th catering to all tastes - many more deserve to be listed than this or any other guide has space for.  There are nice places, trendy or traditional throughout the district, but most of the really fancy bistros are clustered around the Northwest corner of Place de Bastille.  You'll really enjoy walking around and checking out the menus, especially during the week when only the most exclusive places require a reservation.  That said, here are some ideas:
  
* <eat name="Le Loir dans la Théière" address="3, rue des Rosiers" directions="Metro: Saint Paul" phone="+33 1 42 72 90 61" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">A highly recommended and quaint little teashop, well worth a visit especially for brunch, which at €15.50 is a great value for the quantity, quality, and ambiance.</eat>
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* <eat name="Le Loir dans la Théière" address="3, rue des Rosiers" directions="Metro: Saint Paul" phone="+33 1 42 72 90 61" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">A highly recommended and quaint little teashop, well worth a visit especially for brunch, which at 15.50 Euro is a great value for the quantity, quality, and ambiance.</eat>
* <eat name="La Perla" address="26 rue François Miron" directions="Metro: Hôtel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 77 59 40" email="" fax="" hours="Daily 11AM-2AM" price="You'll pay about €10 for a plate ordered à la carte" url="http://www.cafepacifico-laperla.com">There ''is'' good Mexican food to be had within a stone's throw of the Ile de St. Louis.  They mix a decent margarita too!</eat>
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* <eat name="La Perla" address="26 rue François Miron" directions="Metro: Hôtel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 77 59 40" email="" fax="" hours="Everyday 11AM-2AM" price="You'll pay about 10€ for a plate ordered à la carte" url="http://www.cafepacifico-laperla.com">There ''is'' good Mexican food to be had within a stone's throw of the Ile de St. Louis.  They mix a decent margarita too!</eat>
 
* <eat name="l'Excuse" address="14, rue Charles-V" directions="Metro: Sully-Morland" phone="+33 1 42 77 98 97" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""></eat>
 
* <eat name="l'Excuse" address="14, rue Charles-V" directions="Metro: Sully-Morland" phone="+33 1 42 77 98 97" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""></eat>
 
* <eat name="Ciao" address="7, rue Simon-Lefranc" directions="Metro: Rambuteau" phone="+33 1 42 71 52 07" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""></eat>
 
* <eat name="Ciao" address="7, rue Simon-Lefranc" directions="Metro: Rambuteau" phone="+33 1 42 71 52 07" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""></eat>
* <eat name="Chez Marianne" address="2, Rue des Hospitalières-Saint Gervais" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 88 64 15 22" url="" price="Falafel out of the window is €4; in the dining room you'll pay around €15 for a vegetarian menu, or up to €22 for the most expensive dishes à la carte.">Found at the corner of rue des Hospitalières-Saint Gervais, and the rue Rosiers, Chez Marianne --like the many falafel stands in the ''Pletzle''-- serves excellent sandwiches out of a walk up window, but unlike some of the others also has an attractive dining room and a truly lovely terrace where you can enjoy a full range of Jewish/middle-eastern dishes. </eat>
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* <eat name="La Victoire Suprême du Coeur" address="27-31 rue du Bourg Tibourg" directions="Métro: Saint-Paul or Hôtel de Ville" url="http://www.vscoeur.com">At this '''fully vegetarian''' restaurant you can get a delicious and hearty fake meat and two veg meal in a pleasant though disturbingly cultlike atmosphere. 12 to 20€.</eat>
* <eat name="dans le Noir" alt="" address="51 rue Quincampoix" directions="Metro Rambuteau" phone="+33 1 42 77 98 04 (reservation is mandatory)" url="http://paris.danslenoir.com/idea.en.html" hours="everyday in the evening, on Sunday at noon and in the evening" price="Around €45, depending on the gustative''experience'' you seek" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="" tags="">What is the most romantic restaurant in the 4th? Hint: this not about ''decor'', or music. This is about light, and in the dining room of '''Dans le noir''', (''In the dark'') there is none. At all. You must even leave you mobile at the entrance. You are driven by a blind waiter (yes, for real!) to your seat, and the same will bring you your dishes (which you didn't choose!) and help you with everything.  When you arrive, just tell what you don't eat. The food is creative and excellent and of course, the game is to guess what you are eating. Among friends, voices are very loud. Among lovers, it's another story...
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* <eat name="Chez Marianne" address="2, Rue des Hospitalières-Saint Gervais" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 88 64 15 22" url="" price="Falafel out of the window is 4€; in the dining room you'll pay around 15€ for a vegetarian menu, or up to 22€ for the most expensive dishes à la carte.">Found at the corner of rue des Hospitalières-Saint Gervais, and the rue Rosiers, Chez Marianne --like the many falafel stands in the ''Pletzle''-- serves excellent sandwiches out of a walk up window, but unlike some of the others also has an attractive dining room and a truly lovely terrace where you can enjoy a full range of Jewish/middle-eastern dishes. </eat>
A definitely unique experience, now exported to [[Barcelona]], [[New York City]], [[London]] and [[Saint Petersburg]]. </eat>
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* <eat name="Pitchi Poï" address="9 place du Marché Sainte Catherine" directions="Metro: Saint Paul" phone="+33 1 42 77 46 15" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">Essentially yiddische cuisine with a nice choice of vodkas; the terrace is great when the weather is fine; the whole ''place du Marché Sainte Catherine'' is covered with restaurants' tables in summer.</eat>
* <eat name="Pitchi Poï" address="9 place du Marché Sainte Catherine" directions="Metro: Saint Paul" phone="+33 1 42 77 46 15" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">Essentially yiddische cuisine with a nice choice of vodkas; the terrace is great when the weather is fine; the whole ''place du Marché Sainte Catherine'' is covered with restaurants' tables in summer.</eat>
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* <eat name="Brasserie Bofinger" address="3 rue de la Bastille" directions= "Metro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 42 72 87 82" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="http://www.bofingerparis.com/">A beautiful, historical ''décor'' in ''Art Nouveau'' style (see the ceiling upstairs); good Alsatian cuisine : ''choucroute'', kuglopf, etc. plus good classic ''cuisine de brasserie''.</eat>
* <eat name="Brasserie Bofinger" address="3 rue de la Bastille" directions= "Metro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 42 72 87 82" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="http://www.bofingerparis.com/">A beautiful, historical ''décor'' in ''Art Nouveau'' style (see the ceiling upstairs); good Alsatian cuisine : ''choucroute'', kuglopf, etc. plus good classic ''cuisine de brasserie''.</eat>
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* <eat name="Un Piano sur le Trottoir" address="7 rue des Francs Bourgeois" directions="" phone="+33 1 42 77 91 91" fax="+33 1 48 87 36 23" url="">The restaurant is at the end of a long passage.  At the front is just a small room with an upright piano and a couple of post-Impressionist paintings.  The decor is bizarre: stone and bright purple drywall; two nice chandeliers, and a discoball; a multicolored curtain with spotlights pointed at it.  For lunch it is a traditional place with solid French cooking.  Euros 25-35.</eat>
* <eat name="Un Piano sur le Trottoir" address="7 rue des Francs Bourgeois" directions="" phone="+33 1 42 77 91 91" fax="+33 1 48 87 36 23" url="">The restaurant is at the end of a long passage.  At the front is just a small room with an upright piano and a couple of post-Impressionist paintings.  The decor is bizarre: stone and bright purple drywall; two nice chandeliers, and a discoball; a multicoloured curtain with spotlights pointed at it.  For lunch it is a traditional place with solid French cooking.  €25-35.</eat>
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* <eat name="Amorino" address="47 rue Saint Louis en L’Ile" directions="" phone="+33 1 42 78 07 75" url="http://amorino.fr" email="[email protected]">The oldest of the many boutiques operated by this this ''gelato'' (italian ice cream) maker.</eat>
* <eat name="Amorino" address="47 rue Saint Louis en L’Ile" directions="" phone="+33 1 42 78 07 75" url="http://amorino.fr" email="[email protected]">The oldest of the many boutiques operated by this this ''gelato'' (italian ice cream) maker.</eat>
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* <eat name="Pain Vin Fromages"  alt="" address="3 rue Geoffrey l'Angevin" directions="Métro Rambuteau" phone="+33 1 42 74 07 52" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" tags="">It's all about cheese, with a selection of Swiss dishes, and others.</eat>
* <eat name="Pain Vin Fromages"  alt="" address="3 rue Geoffrey l'Angevin" directions="Métro Rambuteau" phone="+33 1 42 74 07 52" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" tags="">It's all about cheese, with a selection of Swiss dishes, and others.</eat>
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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* <drink name="The Auld Alliance Scottish Pub" alt="" address="80 rue Francois Miron" directions="Metro St Paul" phone="+33 1 48 04 30 40" url="http://www.theauldalliance.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">Open daily, last orders 1.30 am.  Friendly staff and customers help create a welcoming atmosphere at the original Scottish pub in Paris.  Excellent food is served every day including a hearty brunch. In late 2008 the menu promised a 'Scottish Ploughmans' that was 'coming soon' but this project appears to have been hit by R&D snags or the global downturn and has been quietly dropped. Instead the pub is selling quality British crisps at just 50 cents per packet, even smokey bacon flavour. A wide selection of whisky is on offer.  Sporting events are shown on eight large television screens. Regular darts and pool competitions take place and Monday night is quiz night.</drink>
 
* <drink name="The Auld Alliance Scottish Pub" alt="" address="80 rue Francois Miron" directions="Metro St Paul" phone="+33 1 48 04 30 40" url="http://www.theauldalliance.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">Open daily, last orders 1.30 am.  Friendly staff and customers help create a welcoming atmosphere at the original Scottish pub in Paris.  Excellent food is served every day including a hearty brunch. In late 2008 the menu promised a 'Scottish Ploughmans' that was 'coming soon' but this project appears to have been hit by R&D snags or the global downturn and has been quietly dropped. Instead the pub is selling quality British crisps at just 50 cents per packet, even smokey bacon flavour. A wide selection of whisky is on offer.  Sporting events are shown on eight large television screens. Regular darts and pool competitions take place and Monday night is quiz night.</drink>
* <drink name="Café des Phares" address="7 place de la Bastille" directions="Métro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 42 72 04 70" fax="" url="" email="">Open every day from 7AM-3AM.  Since 1992 this otherwise very attractive but fairly standard Parisien café has been host to a lively discussion of contemporary philosophy and attendant issues every Sunday night.  There's a political discussion too, on the first Thursday of each month.</drink>
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* <drink name="Café des Phares" address="7 place de la Bastille" directions="Métro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 42 72 04 70" fax="" url="" email="">Open every day from 7AM-3AM.  Since 1992 this otherwise very attractive but fairly standard Parisien café has been host to a lively discussion of contemporary philosophy and attendant issues every Sunday night.  There's a political discussion too, on the first Thursday of each month.</drink>
* <drink name="Café Lutèce" address="33 quai de Bourbon" directions="Metro: Pont-Marie" phone="" fax="" url="" email="">This little bistro would be totally unremarkable if it weren't for the location, on the northern bank of '''Ile Saint-Louis''', where you can watch the colors of the sunset light play over the towers of the '''Hôtel de Ville''' as you enjoy a glass or three of beer or house wine, or maybe a cognac.</drink>
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* <drink name="Café Lutèce" address="33 quai de Bourbon" directions="Metro: Pont-Marie" phone="" fax="" url="" email="">This little bistro would be totally unremarkable if it weren't for the location, on the northern bank of '''Ile Saint-Louis''', where you can watch the colors of the sunset light play over the towers of the '''Hôtel de Ville''' as you enjoy a glass or three of beer or house wine, or maybe a cognac.</drink>
* <drink name="Le Lizard Lounge" alt="" address="18 rue du Bourg-Tibourg" directions="Metro: Hôtel-de-Ville" phone="+33 1 42 72 48 34" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">See Stolly's below</drink>
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* <drink name="Le Lizard Lounge" alt="" address="18 rue du Bourg-Tibourg" directions="Metro: Hôtel-de-Ville" phone="+33 1 42 72 48 34" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">See Stolly's below</drink>
 
* <drink name="Le Petit Fer A Cheval" address="30 rue Vieille-du Temple" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 42 72 47 47" fax="" url="" email=""></drink>
 
* <drink name="Le Petit Fer A Cheval" address="30 rue Vieille-du Temple" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 42 72 47 47" fax="" url="" email=""></drink>
* <drink name="La Chaise au Plafond" address="10, rue du Trésor" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 42 76 03 22" fax="" url="" email="">The Chaise is one of those truly warm and welcoming cafés. The proprietor usually makes an effort to spend at least a couple of minutes at each table, and somehow manages to remember visitors even years later.</drink>
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* <drink name="La Chaise au Plafond" address="10, rue du Trésor" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 42 76 03 22" fax="" url="" email="">The Chaise is one of those truly warm and welcoming cafés. The proprietor usually makes an effort to spend at least a couple of minutes at each table, and somehow manages to remember visitors even years later.</drink>
 
* <drink name="Les Etages" address="35, rue Vieille du Temple" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 42 78 72 00" fax="" url="" email=""></drink>
 
* <drink name="Les Etages" address="35, rue Vieille du Temple" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 42 78 72 00" fax="" url="" email=""></drink>
 
* <drink name="Stolly's" alt="" address="7 , rue Cloche-Perce" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 42 76 06 76" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">See Lizard Lounge above.</drink>
 
* <drink name="Stolly's" alt="" address="7 , rue Cloche-Perce" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 42 76 06 76" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">See Lizard Lounge above.</drink>
*<drink name="Caféothèque de Paris" alt="" address="52, rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris 4ème" directions="Metro: Pont Marie" phone="+33 1 52 01 83 84" url="http://www.cafeologie.com/" hours="Mon-Sun 9.30am-7.30pm" price="" lat="" long="">Coffee in Paris is usually found to be lacking, but not in this mini temple to coffee. A gem tucked into a backstreet by the river in Le Marais roasts their own beans from around the world and has a small laid-back cafe area with armchairs. Staff are passionate about great coffee, not just a scaldingly hot coffee! They have some cakes and wine, and speak spanish and english.</drink>
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*<drink name="Caféothèque de Paris" alt="" address="52, rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris 4ème" directions="Metro: Pont Marie" phone="+33 1 52 01 83 84" url="http://www.cafeologie.com/" hours="Mon-Sun 9.30am-7.30pm" price="" lat="" long="">Coffee in Paris is usually found to be lacking, but not in this mini temple to coffee. A gem tucked into a backstreet by the river in Le Marais roasts their own beans from around the world and has a small laid-back cafe area with armchairs. Staff are passionate about great coffee, not just a scaldingly hot coffee! They have some cakes and wine, and speak spanish and english.</drink>
*<drink name="Dome Du Marais" alt="" address="53 Bis Rue De Francs Bourgeois 75004 Pairs, FR" directions="" phone="01 42 74 54 17" url="ledomedumarais.fr" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
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* <drink name="Wake Up Paris" address="31 boulevard Henri IV" directions="Metro: Bastille" phone="" fax="" url="" email="">A wonderful little bar with a Brazilian tilt that serves excellent caipirinhas. The staff is extremely friendly and eager to strike up a conversation, especially about cachaça, the Brazilian liqueur that forms the base of their signature drink.  It's a wonderful spot for catching a football match as well.</drink>
 
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
There are tons of hotels, hostels, furnished apartments and guest houses in the 4th.  Even still you should book ahead if possible as there is also tons of demand.
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There are tons of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the 4th.  Even still you should book ahead if possible as there is also tons of demand.
  
 
===Budget===
 
===Budget===
* <sleep name="MIJE" alt="" address="6, rue de Fourcy, 12 rue des Barres, and 11 rue du Fauconnier" directions="Metro: St. Paul" phone="+33 1 42 74 23 45" url="http://www.mije.com">checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">Consistently given the highest possible ratings this organization actually runs three hostels in the Marais.  The only possible drawback is that they have an afternoon lockout for cleaning.  The MIJE Maubuisson on rue des Barres gets the nod of the three for being in an historic Tudor-style building. Dorm-room beds start at €27 at all three places.  Single rooms are 42€.</sleep>
 
  
* <sleep name="Hôtel Rivoli" alt="" address="44 rue Rivoli" directions="Metro: Hotel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 72 08 41" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">In the heart of the city with cheap doubles, starting from 30€. Terrific view from 5th floor single room</sleep>
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* <sleep name="MIJE" address="6, rue de Fourcy, 12 rue des Barres, and 11 rue du Fauconnier" directions="Metro: St. Paul" phone="+33 1 42 74 23 45" fax="" url="http://www.mije.com" email="">Consistently given the highest possible ratings this organization actually runs three hostels in the Marais.  The only possible drawback is that they have an afternoon lockout for cleaning.  The MIJE Maubuisson on rue des Barres gets the nod of the three for being in an historic Tudor-style building. Dorm-room beds start at 27€ at all three places.  Single rooms are 42€.</sleep>
 
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* <sleep name="Hôtel Rivoli" alt="" address="44 rue Rivoli" directions="Metro: Hotel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 72 08 41" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">In the heart of the city with cheap doubles, starting from 30€. Terrific view from 5th floor single room</sleep>
* <sleep name="Grand Hôtel du Loiret" alt="" address="8, rue des Mauvais Garçons" directions="Metro: Hôtel-de-Ville" phone="+33 1 48 87 77 00" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">A good value for the price and location.  The basic rooms start at 45€, or €60 with a shower.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Grand Hôtel du Loiret" address="8, rue des Mauvais Garçons" directions="Metro: Hôtel-de-Ville" phone="+33 1 48 87 77 00" fax="" url="" email="">A good value for the price and location.  The basic rooms start at 45€, or 60€ with a shower.</sleep>
 
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* <sleep name="Grand Hôtel Jeanne-d'Arc" address="3, rue de Jarente" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 48 87 62 11" fax="" url="http://www.hoteljeannedarc.com" email="">In the calmer part of the Marais, not far from Place de Bastille and Place des Vosges, this little hotel offers a good value, so you'll need to book ahead, especially for the 57€ basic room.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Grand Hôtel Jeanne-d'Arc" address="3, rue de Jarente" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 48 87 62 11" fax="" url="http://www.hoteljeannedarc.com" email="" price="€57 for a basic room">In the calmer part of the Marais, not far from Place de Bastille and Place des Vosges, this little hotel fills up well in advance, so you'll need to book ahead.</sleep>
 
  
 
===Mid-Range===
 
===Mid-Range===
* <sleep name="Hôtel du Septième Art" address="20 rue Saint-Paul" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 44 54 85 00" fax="+33 1 42 77 69 10" url="" email="">A little place done up in all black and white in homage to the cinema, the 7th art offers a good value on comfortable rooms, and polite, quality service.  Single rooms start at 75€.</sleep>
 
 
* <sleep name="Hôtel Hospitel" address="1, Place du Parvis Notre Dame-Galerie B2, 6e étage" directions="Metro: Cité" phone="+33 1 44 32 01 00" fax="" url="http://www.hotel-hospitel.com" email="" price="Single for €88.50, double for €99.50">You can't beat the location of this no-star but midrange offering on the ''Ile de la Cité'' located on the 6th floor of the ''Hospital Hôtel-Dieu'' a functioning Hospital which is also classified as an official historical monument, '''Hôspitel''' offers quite a bit of service and comfort.</sleep>
 
 
* <sleep name="Hôtel Bastille Speria" address="1 rue de la Bastille" directions="Metro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 42 72 04 01" fax="+33 1 42 72 56 38" url="http://www.hotel-bastille-speria.com" email="" price="€95 for a single">This lovely little three star is at the far end of the 4th bumped right up against Place de Bastille.  The place is inviting and the rooms are quite comfy and air conditioned.  The location is good especially if you are interested in fine dining, as the place is surrounded by some of the better bistros on the right bank..</sleep>
 
  
* <sleep name="Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais" alt="" address="12, rue Vieille-du-Temple" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul or Hôtel-de-Ville" phone="+33 1 42 72 34 12" url="http://www.carondebeaumarchais.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Single for €137" lat="" long="" fax="" email="">These are are of the expected (small) size for Paris though elegantly appointed in 18th century style. Equipment includes air-conditioning.  Tea and coffee at the reception. The 'courtyard' is a two-by-two meter light shaft, so rooms facing it have no view, and are quite dark on the ground and first floors. A simple request to avoid them on booking will suffice. The staff speak English well.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hôtel du Septième Art" address="20 rue Saint-Paul" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 44 54 85 00" fax="+33 1 42 77 69 10" url="" email="">A little place done up in all black and white in homage to the cinema, the 7th art offers a good value on comfortable rooms, and polite, quality service. Single rooms start at 75€.</sleep>
 
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* <sleep name="Hôtel Hospitel" address="1, Place du Parvis Notre Dame-Galerie B2, 6e étage" directions="Metro: Cité" phone="+33 1 44 32 01 00" fax="" url="http://www.hotel-hospitel.com" email="">You can't beat the location of this no-star but midrange offering on the ''Ile de la Cité'' located on the 6th floor of the ''Hospital Hôtel-Dieu'' a functioning Hospital which is also classified as an official historical monument, '''Hôspitel''' offers quite a bit of service and comfort for your 88.50€ (singles) or 99.50€ (double).</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hôtel de Lutece" address="65, rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile" directions="Metro: Pont-Marie" phone="+33 1 43 26 23 52" fax="" url="http://www.paris-hotel-lutece.com" email="" price="€158"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hôtel Bastille Speria" address="1 rue de la Bastille" directions="Metro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 42 72 04 01" fax="+33 1 42 72 56 38" url="http://www.hotel-bastille-speria.com" email="">This lovely little three star is at the far end of the 4th bumped right up against Place de Bastille.  The place is inviting and the rooms are quite comfy and air conditioned.  The location is good especially if you are interested in fine dining, as the place is surrounded by some of the better bistros on the right bank. Rooms start at 95 Euro for a single.</sleep>
 
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* <sleep name="Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais" address="12, rue Vieille-du-Temple" directions="Metro: Saint-Paul or Hôtel-de-Ville" phone="+33 1 42 72 34 12" fax="" url="http://www.carondebeaumarchais.com/" email=""><!-- please review -->  Starting at 137€ for a single room</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hotel Notre Dame" alt="" address="19 Rue Maître Alberte" directions="" phone="09 77 19 84 17" url="http://http://hotel-charme-notredame.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Located in a typical and quiet little street, looking out on the Seine and facing Notre-Dame Cathedral. Every room is uniquely styled and decorated and equipped with a complete, marble bathroom.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hôtel de Lutece" address="65, rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile" directions="Metro: Pont-Marie" phone="+33 1 43 26 23 52" fax="" url="http://www.paris-hotel-lutece.com" email=""><!-- please review -->  All of the rooms go for 158€</sleep>
 
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* <sleep name="Jardins de Paris Marais-Bastille" address="14, rue Neuve-Saint-Pierre" directions="Metro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 44 59 28 50" fax="" url="http://www.hotelsjardinsdeparis.com" email=""><!-- please review --> Singles starting at 120€, doubles for 135€.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Jardins de Paris Marais-Bastille" address="14, rue Neuve-Saint-Pierre" directions="Metro: Bastille" phone="+33 1 44 59 28 50" fax="" url="http://www.hotelsjardinsdeparis.com" email="" price="Singles for €120, doubles for €135"></sleep>
 
 
[[Image:Paris_4th_place_des_vosges.jpg|thumb|Place des Vosges]]
 
[[Image:Paris_4th_place_des_vosges.jpg|thumb|Place des Vosges]]
 
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* <sleep name="Hôtel de la Place des Vosges" address="12 rue de Birague" directions="Metro: Bastille or Saint-Paul" phone="+33 1 42 72 60 46" fax="+33 1 42 72 02 64" url="http://hotelplacedesvosges.com/" email="">The rooms are tiny, as is the staircase, but they are also pristine, some of the rooms have been renovated recently with shiny new marble bathrooms.  The staff also gets high marks for professionalism and for general helpfulness.  Prices range from 101-140€.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hôtel Central" alt="" address="5, rue saint Paul" directions="Metro: Hôtel de Ville" phone="+33 6 71 24 76 98" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hôtel de Nice" address="42bis, rue de Rivoli" directions="Metro: Hôtel de Ville" phone="" fax="" url="http://www.hoteldenice.com/" email="">Just two blocks from the Ile de St. Louis, the Hôtel de Nice offers tiny but lovely rooms.  Ask for one with a balcony, some of which have a view of Notre Dame. The furniture is hand-painted with a floral theme which continues throughout the room.  The area can be a little loud though, so if you want peace and quiet look elsewhere.  Singles start at 60€.</sleep>
 
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*<sleep name="Hôtel Rivoli" alt="" address="44 rue de Rivoli" directions="Metro: Hôtel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 72 08 41" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Great location next to the Hôtel Rivoli, prices from 48€ for a double. Can be noisy if you have a room which faces the street.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hôtel de la Place des Vosges" alt="" address="12 rue de Birague" directions="Metro: Bastille or Saint-Paul" phone="+33 9 77 21 78 62 " url="http://hotelplacedesvosges.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="+33 1 42 72 02 64" email="" price="101-140€">The rooms are tiny, as is the staircase, but they are also pristine, some of the rooms have been renovated recently with shiny new marble bathrooms.  The staff also gets high marks for professionalism and for general helpfulness.</sleep>
 
 
 
* <sleep name="Hôtel de Nice" address="42bis, rue de Rivoli" directions="Metro: Hôtel de Ville" phone="" fax="" url="http://www.hoteldenice.com/" email="" price="Singles for €60">Just two blocks from the Ile de St. Louis, the Hôtel de Nice offers tiny but lovely rooms.  Ask for one with a balcony, some of which have a view of Notre Dame. The furniture is hand-painted with a floral theme which continues throughout the room.  The area can be a little loud though, so if you want peace and quiet look elsewhere.</sleep>
 
 
 
*<sleep name="Hôtel Rivoli" alt="" address="44 rue de Rivoli" directions="Metro: Hôtel de Ville" phone="+33 1 42 72 08 41" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double for €48" lat="" long="">Great location next to the Hôtel Rivoli. Can be noisy if you have a room which faces the street.</sleep>
 
  
 
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* <listing name="Bibliothèque Publique d'Information">This library in ''Centre Pomidou'' offers Internet for free (40 minutes). It's very popular so expect a queue for getting in and at least one hour waiting time to use the computers. The entrance to the museum isn't the same as the one to the rest of Centre Pomidou but located around the back of the building.</listing>
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* <listing name="Bibliothèque Publique d'Information">This library in ''Centre Pomidou'' offers Internet for free (40 minutes). It's very popular so expect a queue for getting in and at least one hour waiting time to use the computers. The entrance to the museum isn't the same as the one to the rest of Centre Pomidou but located around the back of the building.</listing>
 
 
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