Paris/3rd arrondissement

An early monoplane at the Musée des Arts et Métiers

A quieter part of the ancient Marais neighbourhood which is centred in the 4th, the 3rd is possibly one of the best places to live in Paris. There are several good open air markets and lots of great local designer clothing stores.

The museums of the 3rd are among the best anywhere, including the Musée Picasso which contains both the master's works and his collections, and the almost undefinable Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers which has on display the first prototypes of almost every important invention, including the first monoplane, numerous artifacts from the creation of the Statue of Liberty, and of course, Foucault's Pendulum.

Get in

By Métro

Station Arts et Metiers (3, 11) is probably the most convenient for the Musée des Arts et Metiers, but also within easy walking distance of all the attractions of the 3rd

Station Republique (3, 5, 8, 9, 11) is on the northern edge of the 3rd arrondissement, but superbly well-connected and therefore highly convenient


Urban Buffalo in the 3rd


There's a lot of stuff to buy in the 3rd, mainly in the side streets of the upper Marais down near the 4th. Of particular interest are the large number of men's clothing stores on rue de Turenne.


Map of the 3rd Arrondissement





Go next

Routes through 3rd arrondissement

Levallois-Perret 2nd arrondissement  W  E  11th arrondissement 20th arrondissement
Bobigny 10th arrondissement  N  S  11th arrondissement 13th arrondissement

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