About the districts of Paris

'Arrondissements'

 

When considering where you want to be located within the city of Paris it's about choosing the right district or neighbourhood (arrondissemants) and hotel / apartment to suit your requirements and budget.. although, anywhere within the city boundaries will give you easy access to its delights due its modern and efficient (most of the time) transport system.

 

From a tourist point of view you'll probably  know the areas of Paris better by their more popular names such as 'The Latin Quarter', 'The Marais', 'St. Germain-des-Pres' etc.. and have left home with images of these in you head. These names do not have the same geographical boundaries but instead are perhaps more defined by unique characteristics and cultural differences.

 

 

 

For more information on Paris' arrondissements click on map or photographs or links below... 

 

 

1.Louvre  2.Bourse
3.Temple  4.Hôtel-de-Ville
5.Panthéon   6.Luxembourg
7.Palais-Bourbon   8.Élysée
 9 .Opéra  10.Enclos-St-Laurent
11.Popincourt 12.Reuilly
13.Gobelins 14.Observatoire
15.Vaugirard 16.Passy
17.Batignolles 18.Butte-Montmartre
19.Buttes-Chaumont 20.Ménilmontant
  

 

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Paris is divided into 20 administrative districts (neighbourhoods) called arrondissemants. Beginning at the centre of the city, with the 1st,  then spiralling out in a clockwise direction to the 20th. Each of these districts has its own attractions and character. For your holiday in Paris you really don't need to know the arrondissements but it is a good way to divide up the city into manageable tourist destinations and attractions. Parisians refer to them by their numbers, ie those living in the 6th district as 6ème (or 6e).Paris postal codes are all 750.. with last two digits being the arrondissement number ie 75018 is the 18th district.

 

   1st 'Louvre'

2nd 'Bourse'

3rd 'Temple'

  4th 'Hôtel-de-Ville' 

5th.'Panthéon'

 6th.'Luxembourg'

  7th.'Palais-Bourbon'

8.'Élysée'

 9 .'Opéra'

10.Enclos-St-Laurent

11.Popincourt

12.Reuilly

13.Gobelins

14.Observatoire

15.Vaugirard

16.Passy

17.Batignolles

18.Butte-Montmartre

19.Buttes-Chaumont

20.Ménilmontant

 

Clickable map of Paris arrondissements

!8th district for Sacre Couer and Montmartre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The river (Seine) divides the city between north and south providing us with the much lauded left bank, south and the right bank north. The left bank is traditionally referred to as the bohemian heart of the city, while the right is supposed to be high on sophistication catering for the well healed. In truth, however, you'll find a rich cocktail of life on either side of the river.