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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Marais, hip fashion wear

Trendy design and fashion-designer boutiques … A shopping outing in an avant-garde district.

The trendy design and fashion-designer boutiques in the district have given the Marais its avant-garde reputation. It is a pleasant place to stroll around. Several main streets such as the rue des Rosiers are pedestrianized whilst the rue des Francs-Bourgeois and rue du Temple are closed to motorized traffic on Sunday. The Marais is full of fashion shops: COS, Erotokritos, Matières à réflexion, etc. The rock and trendy clothes brand The Kooples has opened a new concept, The Kooples Sport, near to Place des Vosges. Finally, another new arrival Suite.341 is a concept store in rue de Rosiers that presents the collections of Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot. Skincare and perfume shops have sprung up in the district: after the cosmetics brand Kiehl's and make-up brand MAC, the Italian perfume maker Acqua di Parma opened its only boutique in France, in autumn 2012, in rue des Francs-Bourgeois. Also in the same street are perfume makers’ shops Diptyque, Guerlain and Jo Malone. In recent years especially, the Haut Marais has seen the arrival of major ready-to-wear fashion brands, including Sandro and the designer Stella Cadente, on boulevard Beaumarchais. The fair-trade concept store Merci sells clothes, decorative objects and has two catering areas. The Bonton brand, specializing in clothes for children, has opened a concept store especially devoted to kids: gifts, accessories, fashion, as well
as a hairdresser.