Adventurer's Index, France, Galleries Walking Through Paris’ Marais: A Slideshow Posted on March 23, 2014March 7, 2018Author Slowlanefrance The Marais is a busy, right bank quarter of Paris that has long been a commercial center. It has since as early as the 13th century been the historic home of Paris’ Jewish community. In the last decade, it has become a hot Paris address. The haut Marais, where we are staying in a fourth-floor walk-up, is now home to some of Paris’ “bobo” — its bourgeois bohemians. In the southeastern Marais, Place Vosges is an elegant address where Victor Hugo once had this view. We watched this interview there and this boy retrieving a ball. Another gathering place in the southwest corner of the Marais can be found at the fountains and plaza near the Georges Pompidou art mseum where street performers work for tips and dogs do their business, too.