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Marais Architectural Details

I’ve stayed close to home in recent weeks and rediscovered the architectural wonders of the Marais. I recently had to do a slide show and lecture about the Marais for an organization, so I took new photos of familiar buildings, casting my eye again but in a refreshed way. In case you didn’t know, a large swath of the Marais has former palaces and mansions that were built in the late 1500s to almost 1700. These gorgeous buildings, called hotels, are made of limestone and have ornate details su...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Architecture, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Etsy Shop, Marais, Richard Nahem, Saint Paul Church, rue de Temple The building, Saint Paul Church Hotel


Marais Architectural Details

I’ve stayed close to home in recent weeks and rediscovered the architectural wonders of the Marais. I recently had to do a slide show and lecture about the Marais for an organization, so I took new photos of familiar buildings, casting my eye again but in a refreshed way. In case you didn’t know, a large swath of the Marais has former palaces and mansions that were built in the late 1500s to almost 1700. These gorgeous buildings, called hotels, are made of limestone and have ornate details su...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Architecture, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Etsy Shop, Marais, Richard Nahem, Saint Paul Church, rue de Temple The building, Saint Paul Church Hotel


Marais Gallery Shows Part 1-February 2021: Karsten-Greve and Marian Goodman

Since museums, cinemas, music halls and venues, and theaters are closed in Paris because of the pandemic, the only cultural recreation available right now is art galleries.   I strolled to my favorite contemporary Marais art galleries last week and there’s a number of excellent shows. Over the next few posts, I am going write about the current shows along with photos.   Today, it’s Galerie Karsten-Greve and Marion Goodman.   Highlight At Karsten Greve   My favorite show is H...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Vincent, Marais, Marian Goodman, Pompidou, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Christian Boltanski, Karsten Greve, Galerie Karsten Greve, Marion Goodman, Ding Yi Yi, Les Lignes, Boltanski, Holocaust Boltanski


Back Again

My friend asked me to give her a tour of the Marais like I used to do when I was doing tours. It was fun to wander through the neighborhood and I was even able to show or tell her (she’s French and has lived in Paris for years) a few things she didn’t know. As I came out of the metro I was greeted with blue skies and lovely light on the buildings there. I like the architecture. A narrow street. Another glowing building, the Forney Library. A view inside the courty...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Marais, Saint Paul Saint Louis church, Archictecture, Forney Library, Saint Paul Saint Louis Church Like


Behind the Paris Street Signs Series 4: Le Marais and Bastille

For series four of Behind the Paris Street Signs, I stayed mostly in my neighborhood, the Marais, and a little bit beyond, to the Bastille.  Boulevard Beaumarchais  The Boulevard Beaumarchais runs from the Place de la Bastille to Boulevard Filles-du-Calvaire, which is an extension of the same boulevard that eventually ends at Place de la Republique. It is named after the celebrated playwright and writer, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-1799), who wrote two of the most f...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Belgium, Geneva, Resistance, Antoine, Seville, Marais, Marriage of Figaro, Vaux, Auguste Comte, Louis XVI, Richard Nahem, le Marais, Place de la Bastille


Old and New

Ancient architecture and newer places to eat are everywhere in the Marais. Isn’t this lovely? In Spring there will be flowers in that dirt. I see this bike art quite a bit. I’m not sure what’s behind it. An old nunnery so great to look at. I like this tree in the intersection. A very famous place for falafel as you can see from the line on rue des Rosiers. The competition with few people interested. I’ve eaten at the other one but never tried the less pop...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Architecture, Paris, Marais, Maurice, Rue des Rosiers, Fallafel


More

Lots to see in the Marais area of Paris. A store famous for chocolate. Lots of pickled food which I guess they put on dishes sold here. I have discovered pickled onions and make them all the time and put them on just about everything. Near the Picasso Museum. Wish it was open. I like the unusual shade of yellow on this building-not seen very often. Rather impressive. I have a French friend and we often take walks around Paris, usually to search for the Space...
Tags: Travel, Photos, France, Paris, Starbucks, Marais, Alsace, Meert, Pickled veggies, Picasso Museum Wish


Tribute To Pierre Cardin

Designer Pierre Cardin died at 98 years old last week, still working until the end of his life. In a tribute to the late, great Cardin, today is a repost of a blog I wrote in 2015 about the Pierre Cardin Museum in the Marais and also of the Paris premiere of the wonderful documentary House of Cardin, which I attended last September. Pierre Cardin, one of the most prolific fashion designers of the 20th century and the first designer to mass market his name and products, is still going stron...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, France, China, Russia, Events, Paris, Venice, Vincent, Marais, Dionne Warwick, Emily, Bernard Henri Lévy, Jean Paul Belmondo, Pierre Cardin, Cardin


An American in Paris? With rates low, expatriate demand grows

Laurent Demeure, founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker France & Monaco, has sold Parisian apartments worth around $1 million to two American couples from California, and another pair of octogenarians are currently shopping for a pad in the trendy Marais district.
Tags: California, Radio, Paris, Marais, Laurent Demeure, Coldwell Banker France Monaco


Memories of Saint Germain des Pres

Vincent and I were in Saint Germain des Pres last week shooting a new video- more info on that soon- and stopped by Café de Flore to have a coffee, bringing back fond memories.   Our first trip to Paris together was in the summer of 1978. At that time, Saint Germain was the hip and happening area before it moved to the Marais in the early 2000s.   We stayed at the Crystal Hotel just a few doors down from Café de Flore on Rue Saint Benoit. At the time, I believe our room was about $50 ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Paris, Hermès, Florence, Vincent, Marais, Saint Germain, London Paris Rome, Pompidou Museum, Benoit, Richard Nahem, Saint Germain des Pres, Fauchon, Restaurants/Food/Drink


The Marais

I haven’t been in the Marais area of Paris in a long time so hopped on a metro to walk around favorite places again. Note the four figures holding up the balcony, like the name of the café, they are called chimères. I like the golden color of the building, the windows and the shadow of the tree. The courtyard of the ancient Hotel Sens from the 1200’s. The exterior. It’s so nice that it wasn’t torn down. I’ve always liked this side of a building in a courtyard.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Architecture, Paris, Marais, the Marais, Hotel Sens


Chez Bogato Marais

In 2010 I discovered the most adorable bakery/shop, Chez Bogato, in the 14th arrondissement. A combination of sweet shop, candy store, party goods shop, and cookie and cake maker, Chez Bogato was just as sweet looking as their cookies and cakes tasted. Last week I was walking down rue de Temple, after having lunch with a friend, I saw Chez Bogato written on a storefront. It took me a moment to remember it, and then I realized it was the same shop I visited in 2010.   The new Marais bra...
Tags: Travel, Shopping, Paris, Vincent, Marais, Richard Nahem, Pastry & Chocolate, Food & Gourmet Shops, Merri, Chez Bogato Marais, Chez Bogato, rue de Temple, Teton de Venus, Marais Chez Bogato


The Marais

Paris photos taken around the Marais, one of my favorite areas. I love this door. An old sculpture that asvertised what was in the shop (no longer there) below. Perhaps a shoe shop? A door painted as a door. I like this grafitti. Yummy pastries. I feel like I am having a lot of administrative problems while here. I was having problems with T Mobile and went three times to their store and finally in frustration said « Maybe I should go to Verizon » and the ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Verizon, Architecture, Paris, Door, Marais, Pastry, Qvc, Grafitti, Scukpture


New Series: Behind the Paris Street Signs, Le Marais

While walking the streets of Paris have you ever noticed the blue street signs that sometimes are named after someone, and there’s a line or two describing who they are?   I’ve always been intrigued by the people listed on the signs, and thought someday, one day I would further research \them. After 15 years of living here, I finally decided to hunker down and actually do the research. This is the first entry in my new series Behind the Paris Street Signs. Each time I will write about ...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Israel, History, Paris, Kafka, Antoine, Waterloo, Napoleon, Marais, Les Halles, Benjamin, Levant, Place des Vosges, Carnavalet


15th Anniversary of Eye Prefer Paris

On June 26, 2006 I launched Eye Prefer Paris, and last Friday was the 15th anniversary. Here’s the first post I wrote.   About This blog This blog is about how a native New Yorker dreamed of moving to Paris …… and what he discovered once he got there. Come live this Paris dream vicariously through the eyes(and ears) of Richard Nahem. He writes his blog from his 18th century apartment overlooking tree-lined Place St. Paul in the fashionable Marais district of Paris. I had no idea wha...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Paris, Italy, Eiffel Tower, Bill, Contests, Taylor, Meredith, Lyon, Gardens, Christian Dior, Jessica Simpson, Monet, Emilia Romagna


Pot Paris Vase Boutique

Walking through the Marais on my way home from the dentist, where I had a painful experience, literally and financially, I then had a joyful experience when I found a delightful new shop. Pot Paris, stocks vases, planters, and flowerpots, made exclusively in France. The crowded, but well curated shop celebrates ceramic artists in France, with a selection of terracotta, porcelain, and earthenware   On a two of the shelves I was attracted to some pieces in jewel colors which had distinct ar...
Tags: Travel, Shopping, France, Paris, Marais, Jean, Richard Nahem, Pot Paris Vase Boutique, Romina Gris, Hotel de Ville Your Favorite Paris Story


Here and There

We went up above the Seine at street level too on our morning excursion. Open for business at last. We decided to have a little Parisian breakfast here. It was so nice to be able to do that again. Here’s what we had. A Parisian treat, a petit dejuner. A small climb heading toward the Marais area. I love this sign above a wine shop. The back of a statue of Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris done by the same artist that made the statue of Christ with the...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Signs, Paris, Christ, Seine, Marais, Genevieve, Terraces, Petit dejuner


Your Favorite Paris Story

Since I had such a terrific turnout from the photos you sent from the Your Favorite Paris Photo post a few weeks ago, I’ve decided to do a follow up post.   Do you have a favorite Paris story you would like to share? If you do, I would love you to send it to me to post on Eye Prefer Paris. It could be funny, romantic, bittersweet, or whatever theme you like. I just have a few parameters. 1. Please keep it under 500 words, so I can include all of your stories.   2. Please use eith...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Paris, Contests, Florence, Vincent, Marais, Saint Germain, London Paris Rome, Benoit, Avignon France, Richard Nahem, Cafe de Flore, Venice When, Café de Flore Here


Five Recommended Contemporary Art Galleries in the Marais

A guest article by Naomi Cook for Secrets of Paris. Half a century ago the Parisian neighborhood spread across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissement was part of the garment district. Originally a congested area with blackened limestone facades, the transition of the Marais is a classic art scene story; as the factories moved out, artist and galleries moved in. Although most artists have long since relocate to the outer rim of Paris, the gallery district of the Marais has ripened into an i...
Tags: Travel, UK, New York, London, France, Canada, Paris, Thomas Pynchon, Marais, Centre Pompidou, Marion, Marian Goodman, Clark, Papillion, David Zwirner, Naomi


The best budget hotels in Paris for 2020

It can be tough when you’re planning your trip to France and hunting around for accommodation that won’t break the bank. But we’re here to help, especially when you’re looking for great budget hotels in Paris! We’ve carefully combed through our top listings from our guide to the best cheap hotels in Paris, looking for small and charming places that represent the absolute best budget hotels in Paris. This is determined by examining several criteria, including: • Location: Would most travelers con...
Tags: Travel, France, Hotels, Accommodation, Egypt, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Seine, Dailycheapo, Roland, Marais, Ac, Paris France, PAUL, Pierre


Rooftops from Paris and Toulouse

As you know, I love to take photos of Paris rooftops. Whenever I am in an apartment, hotel, store, or office in Paris on a high floor with good views, I take photos.   Today it’s two sets of photos, the first from an apartment in the Marais in Paris, the second is from the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette in Toulouse, on a warm, sunny day from last September.   Would love your feedback.   Toulouse    [Author: ...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Paris, Toulouse, Marais, Galeries Lafayette, Richard Nahem


The Marais

Friends of my granddaughter are staying in a hotel in the Marais so we joined them there and walked around. We went to the beautiful Place des Vosges. This door leads to the garden behind the Hotel de Sully. Inside the door. There is a stained glass window frame there that I like to put people behind for photos. The very nice bar in a luxurious hotel. Grafitti on Rue des Rosiers. Just liked this green on the sidewalk.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Garden, Paris, Marais, Place des Vosges, Hotel de Sully, Hotel bar


Parisian of the Month: Cori Coppola

I am excited to have my new friend, Cori Coppola as my Parisian of the Month.   Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Hollywood in a little bungalow apartment. It wasn’t a great neighborhood, but it was one of those leftover bungalow areas that had originally been built for the larger studios. It was a two-bedroom with one bathroom, and I could go outside and play under the huge palm trees. Then we moved to Hancock Park which I loved, and I could bike or walk ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, New York, Hollywood, London, Patricia Highsmith, China, San Francisco, David, West, Paris, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Liam Hemsworth, Napa, Harrison Ford


Alaia and Balenciaga: Sculptors of Shape

Although the fashion designer Azzedine Alaia unfortunately passed away in 2017, his memory and legacy is still very much alive.   In 2007, long before Alaia passed, he maintained a gallery space around the corner from his atelier and started a foundation to showcase his vast holdings of his art, furniture, and vintage couture collections.   One of his main passions was mid-century furniture, and in fact his collection was so extensive, he ran out of room to store it. Instead of putti...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Paris, Marais, PAUL, Schiaparelli, Alaia, Balenciaga, Cristobal Balenciaga, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Azzedine Alaia, rue de Moussy, Mademoiselle Renee, Balenciaga Alaia, Vionnet Grés


L’As du Fallafel dishes up the best €8 meal in Paris

Looking for a tasty bite to eat in Paris without breaking the bank? Unfortunately, that’s a pretty tall order in this city, where it’s hard to find a meal for under €10 that isn’t McDonald’s. It feels wrong to eat at fast food in Paris, one of the culinary capitals of the world. So what’s a Cheapo to do? Introducing: L’As du Fallafel, a Paris staple and budget-friendly foodie dream. More ways to save in Paris: 50 ways to save time and money on your trip to Paris 10 costly mistakes that tourists...
Tags: Travel, Food, France, Paris, Dailycheapo, Marais, Eating In Paris, Don, McDonald, Place des Vosges, Paris Paris, Cheap-eats, Rue des Rosiers, Fallafel, L'as du Fallefel, Andrea Shaffer


Headsup: Politics, Players, and Parenting

Disclaimer: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of “FLCL: Progressive & Alternative”, “Swamp Thing: The Complete Series”, “Krypton: The Complete Second and Final Season”, “Ballers: The Complete Series”, and “Veep: The Complete Series”. The opinions I share are my own. “The highly anticipated sequel to the 2001 original FLCL, FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi and her classmate, Ide, as the war between Medical Mechanica and Fratern...
Tags: Amazon, London, Television, Dwayne Johnson, Superman, United States, Ide, Anime, Headsup, Blu-ray, Dvd, Veep, Krypton, Warner Brothers, Marais, John Cena


'It's money that makes the laws': How gentrification is upending streets across Paris

Liz Alderman details the changing face of Paris's Marais district as residents mourn the demise of a neighbourhood mini-mart run by two Moroccan brothers [Author: Liz Alderman]
Tags: Paris, Marais, Liz Alderman


Departing: Two Shopkeepers, Their Cat and Part of Paris’s Soul

An influx of luxury stores is driving out local businesses in the Marais, the historic Jewish and L.G.B.T. center of Paris. Among the casualties is a minimart, run for more than 35 years by two Moroccan brothers.
Tags: News, France, Paris, Gentrification, Marais, Paris (France


Last Call for a Beloved Fixture of the Marais District

An influx of luxury stores is driving out local businesses in the historic Jewish and L.G.B.T. center of Paris. Among the casualties is a minimart, run for more than 35 years by two Moroccan brothers.
Tags: News, France, Paris, Gentrification, Marais, Marais District, Paris (France


Rent rises force revered LGBT bookshop out of Paris's gay district

Les Mots à La Bouche’s move from the Marais shows loss of cultural heritage, activists say In the window of France’s best-known gay bookshop, above the display of Lucian Freud art books, opera singer Maria Callas’s memoirs and a history of the Pride movement, a poster warns in giant red letters: “Cultural heritage in danger.” An urgent note on the door adds: “We need your help!”Les Mots à La Bouche, a 40-year-old Paris institution, is the top LGBT bookshop in France and considered one of the bes...
Tags: Europe, Books, France, World news, Culture, Heritage, Paris, LGBT rights, Lucian Freud, Marais, Maria Callas, Les Mots à La Bouche