Paris Neighborhoods

List of areas to explore

1  11th Arondissement - Bastille Canal St Martin

Much of the 11th arrondissement is a fairly ordinary neighborhood: a quartier populaire for people on modest incomes,...

2  12th Arrondissement - Nation

When Haussmann created New Paris in the 1860s, this represented not only an architectural undertaking but also...

3  13th Arrondissement - Gobelins

Much of Paris was constructed as a showcase for its period and a monument for its Bonapartist rulers, spiritually...

4  14th Arrondissement - Montparnasse

Montparnasse was in the 1920s what Montmartre was 20 years before: the cultural centre of Paris and therefore the...

5  15th Arrondissement - Vaugirard

The true charms of the 15th, with a population of 230,000 people the largest of all Parisian arrondissements, are...

6  16th Arrondissement - Auteuil Passy

They actually should have carved two arrondissements out of the 16th: one from the leafy suburb south of Avenue...

7  17th Arrondissement - Etoile Batignoles

The 17th arrondissement is known for the quality of its haute cuisine, but has only a single 3-star restaurant...

8  18th Arrondissement - Montmartre

Immortalized by countless movies, the 18th arrondissement is home to the Butte Montmartre, a village on a...

9  19th Arondissement - Buttes Chaumont

Before 1860, when Paris was re-arranged into its present shape, the 19th arrondissement was part of the township...

10  1st Arrondissement - Le Marais

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11  20th Arrondissement - Ménilmontant

For most of the 19th century, Belleville was a township just outside the capital: an urban nightmare of unruly...

12  6th Arrondissement - Rive Gauche

To complicate things further, the two Rive Gauche arrondissements, roughly equivalent to the ancient parishes of...

13  8th Arrondissement - Monceau Madeleine

The 8th arrondissement boasts more three-star restaurants (4) than Belgium or Switzerland, and that's not even...

14  9th Arrondissement - Grands Boulevards

If you are looking for an immaculately preserved 250 sqm. flat, yours for less than $ 5 million,  this is...

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16  2nd Arondissement - Bourse

The second arrondissement is the smallest of the "fab four" that make up the central core of Paris. On a walk from...

17  3rd Arondissement - Marais



18  4th Arondissement - Beaubourg and Ile de la Cité (Nôtre-Dame)



19  5th Arondissement - Latin Quarter

Most cities with an internal dividing line are divided along a line of wealth: North London is "posher" than South...

20  10th Arondissement - Gare du Nord and Canal St-Martin

Some arrondissements are contiguous with old parishes, while others just provide a ramshackle administrative roof...

21  7th Arondissement - Eiffel Tower and Invalides

Paris at its poshest and most stiff. The 7th arrondissement is home to a lot of sights: the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides...

22  1st Arondissement – Louvre & Les Halles

Paris has not been constructed on the basis of a rational design, any more than any other major city in the world....

23  4th Arondissement - Beaubourg, Le Marais & Ile de la Cité (Nôtre-Dame)

Paris is largely a 19th century city, but in the narrow streets of the 4th arrondissement, you could easily forget...

24  2nd & 3rd Arondissements - Bourse & Pletzel



25  3rd Arondissement - Pletzel

The third arrondissement provides the link between the Paris of the tourists and the Paris of the natives. On a...

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