About Paris Arrondissements
Paris is divided into arrondissements (neighborhoods) since 1795. Today we have 20 arrondissements, each one with its peculiarities.
Arrondissements are huge areas divided into their own districts. You may want to know which is the one with the most attractions and landmarks of Paris. Or maybe, you want to know which ones are to avoid. Also, you may be here just to know what you can see in the arrondissement where your apartment or accommodation is!
Paris Arrondissement 1 is the very heart of the city. Here you are very close to one of the greatest landmarks of Paris, the Louvre. Also, you are close to Avenue de l’Opéra, and rue de Rivoli.
Go to the arrondissement 2 if you want to see Middle Age architectures. Also, this arrondissement includes other important areas such as Bourse and Place des Victoires.
The Arrondissement 3 in Paris is rich in museums, and parks to visit. Also, it is the destination for those who want to go to the market of Enfants Rouges.
This area of Paris includes the islands of the city, Ile-Saint Louis, and Ile de la Citè. Also, in arrondissement 4 there is Le Marais, one of the most lively districts in Paris! Plus, it is the arrondissement of Notre Dame Cathedral.
If you would like to visit an ancient Roman bath or gothic churches, this arrondissement is the one to refer to. In its attractions, you will see paintings by some of the greatest artists of all time. Delacroix, Lemoyne, Mottez…
When you look for a place to plan a picnic, go to Saint Germain des Pres, in arrondissement 6. It is a beautiful huge area. And, if you don’t want to prepare your lunch, you can always go to the famous cafés in its districts!
This is one of the most Parisian arrondissements since from here you will see the Eiffel Tower in 90% cases! Also, arrondissement 7 is the one to reference when you are looking for the Orsay Museum!
If you go to the Avenue of Champs-Elysees, and to Place de la Concorde, you explore part of the arrondissement 8 in Paris! It is a very large road with tons of beautiful stores where to go shopping.
When people dream about Paris in the Moulin Rouge version, I suggest going to arrondissement 9. That is because it is the arrondissement of the Mouline Rouge, and of lots of night club to go to. Especially if you are in Paris with your friends!
What I love about arrondissement 10 in Paris is that it includes Canal St Martin, and many lively districts rich in street art. It is the Canal to walk along for meeting people.
Paris is a destination for every type of person. For literature lovers, arrondissement 11 is rich in attractions such as the house of Victor Hugo. Those who love history, have another must-see: the Cirque d’Hiver!
If you love to be en plain air, arrondissement 12 is where to be in Paris. That is because it is rich in gardens, such as the Arsenal and the Bercy ones. Also, it is close to the Bois de Vincennes, an actual wood in Paris!
This arrondissement is famous for the Chinese New Year! This area of the city is the Parisian China-Town. Even though there also is the Bibliotheque Nationale de France!
Some people come to Paris to hail some artists, philosophers, and writers of the past who are important to them. If you want to do so, Montparnasse Cemetery, in arrondissement 14, is the place to go.
Paris Arrondissement 15 is a residential one, and it’s the area to choose if you love quietness. Also, in the same area, there is the André Citroen park, a futurist architecture artwork.
If you would like to stay or visit an area in Paris that is both close to the center, and to a huge green area, choose arrondissement 16. It is so close to arrondissement 7 – i.e. the Eiffel Tower, and to the Bois de Boulogne!
Are you a fashion victim? If so, the arrondissement 17 may be the area to go to. That is because there are many boutiques to go shopping. And, there are many historical bistros you can go to taste French dishes.
The arrondissement 18 is the arrondissement of Montmartre. That means that going to the arrondissement 18, you can visit the Sacre Coeur cathedral, and watch Paris from above for free!
Even if this arrondissement is not very close to the center of Paris, it is interesting to visit, since part of it is designed in a Haussmannian style. Also, it includes the Buttes-Chaumont amusement park.
Paris Arrondissement 20 is where another famous cemetery of Paris is located, the Pere-Lachaise. But, in the same arrondissement, you do have many interesting districts to visit, such as Belleville, and Sait-Fargeau!