The location of the once world-famous Jo Goldenberg restaurant, famous both for its symbolic nature and its tragic past, now sits empty. The restaurant was opened by Jo Goldenberg, a Holocaust survivor who lost his entire family at the Auschwitz…

When considering the LGBTQ presence in Le Marais it is important to highlight the commercial aspect that initially drew in the LGBTQ community. Businesses in Le Marais were open to the LGBTQ public, accepting them as customers and displaying the…

In 1978 the first gay bar opened in Le Marais. The bar was open during the day and during the night, and it provided a new alternative for the LGBTQ community that had been living in the shadows of the city. Sadly, this bar no longer exists and it…

For as long as we know women have lived in a world dominated by men and forced to live under strict rules. Oppression has reduced women and forced them into what women, gender, and sexuality scholars call a double bind. On one side, if a woman…

The Centre LGBT started out as an initiative to fight against the HIV/AIDS crisis in the late 1900’s. It was originally named House of Homosexualities and it was renamed Center gay and lesbian CGL of Paris in 1993 (Eribon). What started out as a…

If you were walking down the street and saw Le Comptoir de Mathilde you would immediately be drawn in by the unusual structure of the shop, since the outside is modeled like a Medieval Parisian house. The shop gives the illusion that it has a timber…

The Rue des Archives, much like the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, is one of the most popular shopping streets in Le Marais. This street, which is lined with many designer and high end clothing store, serves as another prime example of the mass…

The Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, situated in the heart of Le Marais, is one of the streets most starkly effected by the mass gentrification and modernization of this historic French neighborhood. Throughout history, Le Marais has served as one of the…

The Archives Nationales, located at 60 Rue des Francs Bourgeois in Le Marais, was allocated to the Hôtel de Soubise in 1808 by Napoleon to ensure a concrete place to house all of France's important archival documents. In 1867, the reception rooms of…

Today, the Museum of Hunting and Nature is one of Paris' most unique attractions, boasting one of a kind collections such as taxidermy animals, beautiful sculptures, and a wide array of hunting weapons. However, the building that is now home to this…