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Paris is the capital of France and around 2 million people live here. But the city is quite small with only a bit more than 100 sqm area (40 sq mi.) It is a circle of only about 10kms (6 miles) diameter, so you will find one monument and museum after another.

Paris is literally organized like a snail. It is distributed in 20 districts or "arrondissements" in French. The first 6 districts are in the center of this "snail shaped city" and then slowly the next ones get further away from downtown.      (click on the image to see a larger image)

We also have famous "Quartiers" or neighborhoods, find here the most important ones:

 Quartier Latin (Latin Quartier) 
The Latin Quartier is located in parts of the 5th and 6th districts. It is full of restaurants, bistros,  narrow old streets, monuments and museums. It is a great place to stay if you are looking for a lively area and right by the city center.

St. Germain de Pres

This area is located mainly on the 6th district. It is very central as well and you can find many boutiques and nice restaurants around. This area can be considered more chic and elegant than the latin quartier, but is right beside it.

Le Marais

Le Marais is considered what is on the mainland of the 4th district and parts of the 3rd district. 
It is well known to be historicaly the Jewish area and since the past 20 last years the gay community began to frequent this place. Here you will find many historical buildings and old medieval houses, mixed with gay friendly bars, charming restaurants with terrasses, synagogues, museums, and a lot of little fashion boutiques.It is definetively one of the most fun areas of the city.

Belleville

Here you will find a real mix of people from all over the world. It started beeing the china town and slowly many people from different French colonies in northern Africa and the Caribbean started to move here. It is located in the east part of the 11th district and west from the 20th district. It is a very popular area where people love to be on the street, on the markets, and respect everyone's culture and religion. It is not so central, but you have the beautiful park of "Butte Chaument" and the famous cementery "Pere Lachaise" not far away.

Montmartre

This is the most famous hill of the north part of Paris, specificaly on the 18th disctrict. 
It has become famous for the long list of worldknown artists that lived her about 100 year ago, the cabarets and the parisian bohemian life of the beginnings of the last century.
During the day you will find many tourists wondering the streets and souvenir shops everywhere, while in the evening it get's more quiet and you can enjoy the many wine bars, restaurants with live music, or just sit on the stairs underneath the Sacre Coeur basilica to listen to the street musicians. On the boulevard that limits the south part of Montmartre you will find the Parisian Redlight Zone: the famous cabaret Moulin Rouge along with many sex shops and bars.

Quartier Chinois (China town)

You can find food and products from China, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, and many other asian countries in the 13th district. Also most of the asian community in Paris lives there. So if you are looking for a quick change of environment do not hesitate to discover this area.

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​We've made this very practical list for you to know what you can find in each Arrondissement:

 

1st. Arrondissement

Louvre - Tuileries Garden - Les Halles shopping center - Place Vendôme - Palais Royal - St. Eustache Church - Orangerie Museum - Rue de Rivoli - Ste. Chapelle (on Ile de la Cité) - La Conciergerie (on Ile de la Cité)

2nd. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

3rd. Arrondissement (Part of "Le Marais" area)

Place de la Republique - Musée de la Pupée (Doll's museum)- Carnevalet Museum (museum of Parisian history) - Museum of art and history of the Judaisme - Marché des Enfants Rouges (food market) - Fashion boutiques at "rue des Francs Bourgeois"

 

4th. Arrondissement (Part of "Le Marais" area, Ile de la Cité and Ile de St. Louis)

Jewish area and the "Pletzl" at rue des Rosiers - Fashion boutiques at rue des Francs Bourgeois and many others - Place de Vosges - House of Victor Hugo - Hotel de Ville - George Pompidou Center - Notre Dame (on Ile de la Cité) 

 

5th. Arrondissement (Part of the "Latin Quartier")
Botanical Garden - Arab world Institute - Tino Rossy garden - Paris Mosque - Rue Mouffetard (nightlife and variety of little food stores during the day) - Pantheon - La Sorbonne Unversity - Medieval Art Museum -  Several Roman ruins - Shakespeare & Co. bookstore

6th. Arrondissement (Part of the "Latin Quartier" and "St. Germain de Pres")

St. Michel fountain - Luxembourg Garden - Senat - St. Sulpice & St. Germain de Pres churches - fashion at "rue Cherche-Midi", "rue Bonaparte" and others - Café de Flore and Café deux Magots - Institute de France

 

7th. Arrondissement (Part of "St. Germain de Pres" area)

Orsay Museum - Hotel des Invalides - Napoleon's Tumb - "rue Cler" (walking street full of commerce) - Eiffel Tower - Military School - Quai Branly Museum - Rodin Museum - Bridge Alexandre III

8th. Arrondissement

Arc de Triomphe - Champs Elysees - Grand & Petit Palais - Palais de la Découverte -  Avenue Montaigne (find best brands stores ex. Gucci, Dior, Prada, etc...) - Palais de l'Elysee (President's residence) - Place de la Concorde - Parc Monceau (beautiful park) - Madeleine Church - St. Lazare train station

More are coming up soon. We are currently working on it.

9th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

10th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

11th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

12th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

13th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

14th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

15th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

16th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

17th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

18th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

19th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

20th. Arrondissement

Covered Galeries (Ex. G.Viviene or Panoramas) at Grand Boulevards - Rue St. Anne (Japanesse food and commerce) - Bourse - Place des Victoires

 

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