…I had such an Australia flashback when I entered café Holybelly in Marais. The interior, hip and easy, wood and color, the menu covering porched eggs and avocado as well as homemade granola and of course my beloved flatwhite coffee… for a second I forgot that I was in Paris. It felt so familiar and was the perfect place to prepare for my day in Marais.
Marais is in the 4th arrondissement in Paris, north the Seine, which is one of, if not even the trendiest quartier in Paris right now. Holybelly café, placed in a narrow tiny square off the main road, perfectly fits in here.
But this is just the start. There is much more to see in Marais. If you want to have a nice look around, I can recommend the following stops that give you a broad picture of the quartier.
- République: a huge square, vivid and lively, with a skating court on it.
- Carreau du Temple: innovation center for culture and sports with a broad program of activities. Check the schedule here.
- Rue de Rosiers: the heart of the Marais – very stached and therefore a good anchor point to keep in mind. Around it, there is quite a few beautiful streets to amble around.
- Saint Paul – Saint Louis: very petty church with free entrance and nice to take a little rest in the shade.
- Place de Vosges: a nice parc in the middle of gorgeous buildings, perfect place for a lunch break or to recover in the middle of the city. Get a baguette and a snack (I can recommend Paul for that, they have good lunch offers) and have it at Place de Vosges, followed by a little nap in the sun.
From Place de Vosges you can head off to Bastille, which is a very vivid and also historic place with lots of shops and restaurants and also the closest station de métro.
You find Holybelly café here:
5 Rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris 10
Open every day from 9 am to 5 pm
Have a nice day in Marais!