A hotel in Le Marais (Paris) near Rue des Rosiers: Hotel 9Confidentiel
We love the animated quarter, its shops, history, and beauty: Rue des Rosiers, an unavoidable street in the Le Marais quarter of Paris, is very easily accessible from theHotel 9Confidentiel.
Le Marais, the historical Jewish quarter of Paris
Rue des Rosiers, and more generally, the Le Marais quarter comprise the historically Jewish Quarter of Paris (also called Pletzl). It was during the nineteenth century that the Le Marais quarter welcomed an important wave of Jewish immigration, following the persecutions and anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe. Even if the Jewish community is less represented today than in former times, due to gentrification, the footprint of the community remains, as do various incarnate details of Jewish culture: synagogues dotting the streets of the quarter, an active Yeshiva (center for studying the Torah), a hammam of Saint Paul reconstructed into a luxury boutique (at 4 Rue des Rosiers), Hebrew inscriptions here and there, specialized Yiddish delicatessens, and of course, a famous Holocaust memorial (Museum and Documentation Center).
Architecture to admire
Rue des Rosiers is equally known for the beauty of its buildings, none being of the Haussman style, a distinction in comparison to the numerous quarters in Paris. Most of the old mansions in the quarter have been transformed into museums. In 1962 André Malraux, the Minister of Culture at the time, placed Rue des Rosiers under protection to preserve the character and splendor. In 2005-2007, the quarter changed dramatically with a decision to pave and pedestrianize the streets. The decision provoked controversy as some feared the soul of the quarter would be distorted.
Some places to visit on Rue des Rosiers
The yellow shop of Sacha Finkelsztajn at 27 Rue des Rosiers, is a gastronomic landmark for savoring Yiddish cuisine, ranging from platters of pickled herring to Apfelstrüdel (a delicious pastry of apples and cinnamon). For fans of salty dishes, the Falafel Ace, at 32-34 Rue des Rosiers is a genuine establishment where crowds cease to gather from opening until close (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). In addition to the outlets of Yiddish cuisine, one can find numerous shops: Diasporama (souvenirs, bookstore) at 20 Rue des Rosiers ; Art 25 (Art Gallery), at 25 Rue des Rosiers; etc.
Practical Information: Hotel 9Confidentiel near Rue des Rosiers in Le Marais, Paris
Located in between the 3rd and 4th districts in Paris, the Le Marais quarter, andHotel 9Confidentiel are near Rue des Rosiers. Metro : Saint Paul (line 1), Hôtel de Ville (lignes 1 and 11) Since the luxury Hotel 9Confidentiel is near Rue des Rosiers, do not forget to visit Place des Vosges, Rue de Rivoli, the Centre Beaubourg Pompidou or l’Hôtel de Ville.