Essential Architecture-  Paris

Place du marché Sainte-Catherine

location

Paris 4th - métro: Saint-Paul
Very intimate square in the heart of the Marais, surrounded by restaurants.

date

Built in the 13th century, in honor of Saint Catherine

type

Outdoor space/ Park
 
   
Directions:
Exit the church and cross Rue Saint-Antoine. Continue walking straight, down Rue de Sévigne. Make a direct right onto Rue d'Ormesson. You should find yourself on a quaint square, la Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine. Yes, there are a lot of saints on this tour.

The Square
The Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine is an example of how quaint and village-like the Marais can be-- though during weekends and high tourist season, this is not always the case.
Enjoy the cheerful atmosphere of the square. You may see neighborhood kids bounding about: this is a favorite spot for play.
Interesting Facts:
Built in the 13th century, in honor of Saint Catherine
The buildings surrounding the square are recent, in Parisian terms anyway: they date to the 18th century.
The square was made pedestrian-only last century. Since then, it has become a favorite spot for laid-back, greenery-enhanced sipping and nibbling. Take an opportunity to do so here, if you'd like.

links

 
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