Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Marais District; Topographic Views

Preferred Title: 
Marais District; Topographic Views
Alternate Title: 
Le Marais; Topographic Views
Image View: 
Front of a typical Marais hôtel
Location: 
creation: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Location Note: 
Marais District
Date: 
1997 (photographed)
Cultural Context: 
French
Work Type 1: 
topographical view
Work Type 2: 
photograph
Classification: 
urban and topographical views
Technique: 
photography
Subjects: 
architectural exteriors; business, commerce and trade; cityscapes; Gardens; World War, 1939-1945
Description: 
Le Marais (meaning "the marsh" in French) is a district in Paris, France, traditionally a bourgeois area, but also well-known historically. It spreads across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements in Paris (on the Rive Droite, or Right Bank, of the Seine). In the 12th century, the Knights Templar cleared the marshlands to the north of Philippe Auguste's enclosure. Another explanation for the name Marais, which today in French means marshland, would come from "maraichers", i.e. vegetable gardens. Indeed this area outside the original walls of Philippe Auguste's Paris were cultivated, in particular by religious orders From the 16th century onwards, the aristocracy built large residences (hôtels) in the area, a trend which was accelerated by the creation of the Place Royale (which would become the Place des Vosges) by Henri IV in 1605. Towards the end of the nineteenth century and in the first half of the twentieth century, the area surrounding the Rue des Rosiers became home to many Jews from Eastern Europe,
Collection: 
Archivision Addition Module Three
Identifier: 
1A2-F-P-MA-C4
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.