I found these photos on my friend Richard Nahem's blog. Richard has done what so many of us wish we could do--pack his belongings and close up shop in his native New York to become a lifelong Parisian transplant. He and his partner live in the Marais and Richard has taken his daily life offering it up to tourists through his company Eye Prefer Paris. With an incredibly thorough knowledge of his neighborhood, he will play host to an afternoon of adventure and discovery that only someone living in Paris can provide. He is charming company and while you visit museums, shops and most importantly, chocolate shops along the way in a search of the best chocolate, he will unfold the colorful history of the Marais like no one else. By the end of your tour you will feel like you have been friends forever and probably will be. Check out both his blog and website.
64, boulevard Haussmann
Metro: Havre Caumartin
40, boulevard Haussmann
Metro: Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette
Photo credit: R.Nahem@eyepreferparis