Marais

Marais

(märā`) [Fr.,=swamp], old quarter of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine. Until the 18th cent. it was the most aristocratic section of Paris. The Hôtel des Tournelles, long the residence of the kings of France (Henry II was killed in its court during a joust), was replaced with the Place des Vosges. The Marais park, surrounded by uniform houses in pink brick and gray slate, remains a perfect ensemble of 17th-century architecture. Nearby is the Carnavalet, once the home of Mme de Sévigné, which now houses the municipal museum of Paris. During the 19th cent. it became a ghetto area for Jewish refugees from E Europe. Since 1969 a major restoration program has been underway, including the renovation of several museums, mansions, and hotels, such as the 17th. cent. Hotel Sully.

Marais

 

or Plaine, the name given by contemporaries to the group of deputies that formed the majority in the National Convention during the Great French Revolution. The Marais did not join any of the contesting political groups but followed the one that was the strongest at the given moment. The most visible leaders of the Marais were Sieyès, Thibaudeau, and Barras. The Marais at first supported the Girondists in the convention and then the Jacobins; during the period of the split in the Jacobin bloc (March 1794) they supported Robespierre. During the Revolution of Thermidor (July 27–28, 1794), the Marais went over to the side of the counterrevolutionary conspirators. The deputies of the Marais enjoyed great influence in the Thermidor Convention. The name “Marais” later became attached to political groups whose behavior is characterized by vacillation, indecision, and the inclination to avoid battle.

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The count has only been two or three days in Paris, but he already knows what a fashionable woman of the Marais is, and if he does not, you will show him.
In those days the Cafe Ture was the rendezvous of the fashionable society of the Marais, the faubourg Saint-Antoine, and the circumjacent regions.
The young man with whom Rabourdin was talking was a poor supernumerary named Sebastien de la Roche, who had picked his way on the points of his toes, without incurring the least splash upon his boots, from the rue du Roi-Dore in the Marais.
Jeremiah, and Billings and Buddha walk together, side by side, right behind a crowd from planets not in our astronomy; next come a dozen or two from Jupiter and other worlds; next come Daniel, and Sakka and Confucius; next a lot from systems outside of ours; next come Ezekiel, and Mahomet, Zoroaster, and a knife-grinder from ancient Egypt; then there is a long string, and after them, away down toward the bottom, come Shakespeare and Homer, and a shoemaker named Marais, from the back settlements of France.
En ce qui concerne l'occupation des terrains concedes au franc / hectare, qui ne concerne que le marais salant de Sahline et le marais salant de Sfax-Thyna, il y a lieu de preciser que si nous etions dans le cadre du Code Minier 2003, la COTUSAL devrait s'acquitter d'une redevance annuelle de 5000,000 D (cinq mille dinars) et non pas de plusieurs millions de dinars comme cela est avance par certains detracteurs qui ne connaissent pas le secteur salinier et sont les adeptes des [beaucoup moins que]fake news[beaucoup plus grand que].
But Connacht coughed up a penalty in a lineout and were made to pay when Cheetahs out-half Niels Marais steered over the winner from out on the left.
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The Cheetahs surged ahead early, racing the length of the field before Malcolm Jaer finished clinically and Neil Marais added the conversion.
According to information made available here,Chris Broad,David Boon and Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will officiate in the tournament,while umpiring responsibilities will be shared between all the 12 Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires,namely: Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Sundaram Ravi,Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker.
Grand Marais, a village on Lake Superior where I grew up, was a special getaway for the Grinnells where they summered for some 20 years.
The branches of the trees on either side meet above the water, earning the Marais Poitevin marshlands the somewhat lofty nicknames of "cathedral of nature" and "green Venice.
Aside from these wonderful sweet treats, I also love the flea markets and homeware stores, particularly in Le Marais district.