The Marais is in both the 3rd and 4th Arrondissement and is the location for Place de la Bastille and the flashy, curved, glassy facade of Opera Bastille - which we are going to on another day. For now we are continuing our window shopping.
|A dainty macrame and rhinestone bracelet.|
We haven't found soutache cord yet,
but I did get rhinestone chain.
|Old Roman Glass necklace|
|Each of these pieces were hand cut|
|Lots of metals - silver and gold - in the shops.|
We are walking west (at least I think it is west) on the rue des Francs-Bourgeois which leads to the Centre George Pompidou which is a massive complex housing the Musee National d'Art Moderne and a number of rotating exhibitions.
|We spotted this wall mural as we rounded|
the corner before the Center
|Another totally different neighborhood feel - |
with the fountain, kids playing in the water,
music, and the modern art atmosphere.
|We saw lively street dancers, |
other entertainment and chalk paintings.
|Across the river to Saint Michel|
|Close up of the fountain|