Imani rounds up her favorite things to do in Le Marais


Picturesque pastry

"Start the day right at Du Pain et des Idées, the tastiest and most photo-worthy boulangerie in Paris"

Saint-Martin stroll

"Sit by the canal and devour your breakfast and coffee, then continue along Boulevard Richard-Lenoir to Le Marais"

Saint-Martin stroll

"More than half of the canal was covered in the 19th century, you'll be walking above it the whole way along the green boulevard"

More at Marché des Enfants Rouges

"If you're like me, a pastry isn't enough, but you'll find plenty more to eat at the oldest market in Paris"

Afternoon of art

"Rue Vieille du Temple is an art lover's dream, with galleries and museums plus boutiques and gardens"

Peruse the Pompidou

"Cool from the outside, mesmerizing inside, this is a modern art mecca"

A macaron melee

"Make a stop at Ladurée and Pierre Hermé — it's up to you to decide who is the macaron king!"

"Matisse and Mondrian, Kahlo and Klein, the collection and building are surreal and beautiful, and always colorful"

Retail therapy on Rue de Rivoli

"Forget the Champs-Élyseées, this is some of the best shopping the city has to offer, from the luxe Samaritaine to IKEA"

See the City of Light by night

"From delicious Asian flavors to a speakeasy disguised as a laundromat, Le Marais is always ready for a fun night out"

See more of how Imani spends a day in Le Marais and its nearby neighborhoods