Beaubourg and Le Marais is definitely an area where you can find art galleries, especially around Rue de Perche, Rue de Saintonge, Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue de Thorigny. On the other hand, please kindly be aware that many of them are closed Mondays; if there is one in particular that you wish to see, we invite you to come to the Concierge desk to confirm that they are open. Otherwise, as you have mentioned it, you can visit Le Centre Georges Pompidou which is open from 11:00 am on – unfortunately, Musée Carnavalet and Musée d’Orsay are closed Mondays and Musée Picasso is under renovation.
Continue on the Rue de Fourcy, pass by the Eglise Saint-Paul, cross the main Rue Saint Antoine and take the Rue de Sévigné, where the young designer shops share the street with the museum and old houses of Paris. You will arrive at the Musée Carnavalet (23, Rue de Sévigné – open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00), the small and charming museum retracing the history of the City of Lights.
Take on the left, Rue du Parc Royal and on the left again Rue d’Elzévir, to arrive at the Musée Cognacq-Jay in the Hotel Donon (8, Rue d’Elzévir – open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 17:40), this lovely museum is focused on the art of the XVIII century.
You will then arrive on the Rue des Franc-Bourgeois, and we advise you to visit the small charming streets of the Jewish district : Rue des Rosiers, Rue des Ecouffes, Rue Ferdinand Duval and the beginning of the Rue Vieille du Temple.
Take the Rue Vieille du Temple (full of small designer shops, cafés and art galleries) to the North to arrive in the Northern part of Le Marais, the 3rd arrondissement.
At the end of the Rue Vieille du Temple, take on your left the Rue Debelleyme and left again to the lively Rue de Bretagne, full of café and small local shops. You will pass near the Marché des Enfants Rouges (open from 08:30 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 19:30), this market, created in 1628 in the heart of the 3rd arrondissement was initially called Petit Marché du Marais. It is the oldest market of Paris, you will find there products from all the regions of France.
Follow the rue de Bretagne, cross the Rue du Temple to arrive on Rue de Réaumur. You will finally arrive at the Musée des Arts et Métiers (open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 17:30).