Arts et Métier
Arts et Métiers, the north part of the Marais district Rent an apartment close to Arts et Métiers and enjoy a relatively quiet location in the immediate vicinity of Paris's busiest streets. A lively yet relaxing district in Paris The streets around the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers form the northern part of the Marais district. The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers is an engineering school established during the French Revolution. Founded by Father Henri Grégoire, the school aimed to promote and develop the nation’s industry. Today, the presence of the establishment injects life into the neighborhood and helps to make the Marais one of the liveliest areas in the capital. From an urban development point of view, Haussmann's 19th century Paris is evident as you wander the streets with a few monuments from previous centuries. The airy streets are in sharp contrast to the density of Les Halles or Châtelet, located nearby. Discover a neighborhood full of surprises In addition to the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, the Arts et Métiers museum is of great cultural interest to people visiting the area. The site has many objects, drawings, models, and other scientific and technical sketches. A true reflection of French technological history, it is a very interesting place to visit. It is also worth a look for its architecture alone as it is the former royal priory of Saint-Martin des Champs. This former funereal basilica, where the remains of Merovingian kings lie, was endowed with a collegiate church by Henri I and is a Gothic masterpiece that can still be seen today. Not far away, Porte Saint-Martin is all that remains of the wall that used to surround Paris under Charles V. It resembles a small triumphal arch and stands 59 feet high. Nearby stands the Opéra du Peuple, better known as the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin. A historical place for shows, it is worth a visit for its eclectic program. Just next door stands the Renaissance Theater. Services and transport Arts et Métiers metro station provides access to lines 3 and 11. You can also get to the area via the following stations: Temple (3), Strasbourg – Saint-Denis (lines 4, 8, and 9) and Réaumur-Sébastopol (lines 3 and 4). The district has everything you need nearby. So you like the sound of the Arts et Métiers district? Why not take a look at our list of apartments for your next stay in Paris?