How to spend a day in the Marais (according to its mayor)

This week on the podcast it’s a chat with Ariel Weil, the mayor of the fourth arrondissement.

I asked him how a tourist should spend a day in the Marais, the best things to find, and how the district has evolved throughout the history of Paris.

If you’re looking for spelling on some of those churches he mentioned, it’s the Saint-Gervais, the Saint-Paul Saint-Louis (pictured below), and the Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux.

And if you’re looking to track down the ancient walls we discussed, they’re called the Charles V and the Philippe Auguste.

The podcast interview took place in the mayor’s office in the Town Hall of the Fourth, overlooking rue de Rivoli.

Oh yes, he also mentioned the art by C215 on the “ugly boxes” around the district, here’s a look at what he’s talking about:

After monsieur le maire, it’s Bertrand from My Private Paris, the boutique tour agency, talking about a mysterious pig-related death of a prince in the very same district, many centuries ago. 

Find out more about My Private Paris here (and tell them I sent you!)

Listen to the episode by pressing play below (or find it on the pod!)

If you want to book the best tour of Paris you’ve ever had, here’s a link to find out more about Bertrand and My Private Paris.

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Meanwhile, if you want more from the Mayor, he was also on The Earful Tower podcast in November talking about the fire at Notre Dame.

And a year ago we went for a little stroll around his district, check it out below.

That’s it for now. Next week on the show? The fifth arrondissement with a guest who promises that she knows every cobblestone of the district…

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