Other destinations for the region Arrondissents of Paris
Vacation in the Arrondissents of Paris
Paris is divided into 20 districts, called arrondissements. They are numbered from 1 to 20 starting with the historic city center. The following numbers run in a spiral around the center, which is why this structure is called "Paris Snail" (in French: L'Escargot de Paris). Here you get an overview of the Arrondissents of Paris:
1st arr: The district of Les Halles and the Louvre – Paris
The 1st arrondissement is the oldest, which gives you good reason to expect something special from your time in this small district in the heart of Paris! This area is, after all, home to some of Paris’ most well known and most frequented sights, including the Louvre Museum, les Halles, the Royal Palace and the Ile de la Cité. This is a wonderful place to visit during the day with the Carrousel and Tuileries Gardens providing a beautiful expanse of green to meander through and savour your time in the French Capital. Of course, there is an astonishing array of exhibitions on display in the Louvre itself as well, but don’t forget to come back in the evening to enjoy the splendour of its luminous glass pyramid, lit up beneath the Parisian sky.
2nd arr: Paris Bourse
Paris 2nd arrondissement is home to the Paris Stock Exchange and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Also known as the Exchange District, it was constructed during the 17th and 18th centuries. It still has many mansions dating back to that time. Clery no.31, built in 1739, and no. 71 at Rue d'Aboukir are two of the most well-known of these.
3rd arr: Quartier du Marais - Temple - Paris
The Marais, or "the Marsh" in French, stretches across Paris' 3rd and 4th arrondissements. After the Order of the Temple was built here in 1240, the area became known as more than just a marsh and was increasingly populated by Paris' nobility, which gave way to the construction of a number of spectacular mansions. Today, Le Marais is a trendiest and liveliest area of Paris, where you will find numerous bars and restaurants and a roaring night-life. This area is also known as Paris' LGBT district.
4th arr: Hotel de Ville
The 4th arrondissement is home to the Paris Town Hall, the Renaissance square, Place des Vosges, the modern Pompidou Centre and the lively southern part of the medieval district of Le Marais (the more quiet northern part of Le Marais is located in the 3rd arrondissement). The eastern parts of the Ile de la Cité include the famous Notre-Dame de Paris as well as the Île Saint-Louis.
5th arr: Latin Quarter of Paris
Situated on the left bank of the River Seine, around the Sorbonne, the Latin Quarter of Paris is one of the most famous quarters in the French capital, due to the Panthéon and the Jardin des Plantes. Mostly frequented by students, the district was the site of some of the most significant political events in May 1968. Nowadays this quarter is well known for its student life, restaurants, cafés and bistros.
6th arr: Saint Germain des Prés
Located around the church of the former Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Saint Germain des Prés district is located in the 6th arrondissement. Saint Germain des Prés is a very beautiful area where you will find a wide range of entertainment and activities. Here you will also find some of Paris' most famous cafés, such as Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore. Moreover, its proximity to other interesting Parisian districts means that many of Paris' most famous sights can be visited on foot, thereby enabling you to avoid crowded public transport.
7th arr: Eiffel Tower – Palais Bourbon
The 7th arrondissement of Paris is one of the most beautiful. Also known as the arrondissement of the Palais Bourbon, it is located on the left bank of the Seine. It is home to some of the most famous Parisian monuments and highlights, including but not limited to the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, Les Invalides and Musée d'Orsay.
8th arr: Elysée, Etoile
The 8th arrondissement of Paris is located on the right bank of the Seine and is home to Paris' wealthy upper middle class. It is both a very tourist-oriented place, with the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Place de la Concorde and the Boulevard Haussmann, and is also a site of political power, home to the Palais de L'Elysée and the Ministry of the Interior.
9th arr: Opéra
The 9th arrondissement is located on the right bank of the Seine. Its size makes it the smallest in the capital. Home to a number of opera houses, it hosts many centres of cultural importance, such as the Olympia and the Opéra Garnier. The 9th arrondissement is also loved by shopaholics, with both the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps - two of Paris most famous shopping centres - located on the Boulevard Haussmann.
10th arr: Entrepôt
Crossed by the Canal Saint-Martin, the 10th arrondissement of Paris is located on the right bank of the Seine. It is also - although seldom - referred to as the "Warehouse District". Do not pass up a chance to visit the narrowest house in Paris at No. 39 Rue du Château d'Eau. Its façade is just 1.10 metres wide and 5 metres high and the house consists of just two rooms, one on the ground floor and one on the upper floor. In the 10th arrondissement you can spend pleasant evenings visiting one of the districts many small theatres.
11th arr: Winter Circus
The 11th arrondissement is located on the right bank of the Seine, between Place de la Nation, Place de la République and Place de la Bastille. Today it is a trendy area with a number of bars and nightclubs. The 11th district has played an important role in the history of Paris and France, as it was at the heart of the workers' revolts of the 19th century.
12th arr: Reuilly - Bercy
The 12th arrondissement of Paris has been significantly restructured in past decades, especially in the areas of Cour Saint-Émilion and Bercy, which are home to the French Ministry of Finances and the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.
13th arr: Gobelins
The 13th arrondissement is the location of the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand and the newly built business district of Paris Rive Gauche. Home to Paris' main Chinatown, this district is very popular with tourists. Also known to the locals as Little Asia, the district contains many high-rise apartment buildings.
14th arrondissement of Paris
Paris' 14th arrondissement is well-known for its skyscraper, the Tour Montparnasse, and the Gare Montparnasse train station. The district is also home to the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. This is a lively area with many restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as a business hub.
15th arr: Front de Seine
The 15th arrondissement is Paris' most heavily populated district and is also an important business hub. The area is particularly pleasant in summer as it is home to two large parks, the Parc Georges Brassens and the Parc André Citroën.
16th arr: Passy - Trocadéro
The 16th arrondissement is home to an incredible number of Museums, situated between the Place du Trocadero and the Place d'Iéna. It also the site of several large sporting venues, including the Parc des Princes, the French Open, and the Stade Jean-Bouin (home to the Stade Français rugby union club). Most international embassies are also located in this area.
17th arr: Batignolles
The 17th arrondissement is situated on the right bank of the Seine. Off the beaten tourist track, it is nevertheless well-known as the site of the Palais des Congrès and the Place de Clichy. The town hall of the 17th arrondissement is the only seat of local government of Paris located in a modern building.
18th arr: Butte Montmartre
Dominated by the splendid Sacré Cœur Basilica, the 18th arrondissement is home to the famous district of Montmartre and the legendary Moulin Rouge. Many artists have lived or worked in Montmartre, including Salvador Dalí, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. Montmartre has often been the setting for well-known movies such as the famous French movie, "Amélie". This area is also well-known for its market, the Marché Barbès, which has an impressive array of products on offer from all over the world.
19th arr: Buttes Chaumont
The Buttes Chaumont district is home to two of the largest parks in Paris, the Parc de la Villette and the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. It is crossed by the Canal Saint Martin and Ourcq Canal. In the 19th arrondissement, on the avenue Jean Jaures, you will find the prestigious Paris Conservatories (Conservatoire de Paris). The conservatoire offers instruction in music, dance, drama and drawing in the traditionof the "French School" and is split into two sections: the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique (CNSAD, for acting, theatre and drama) and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP, for music and dance).
20th arr: Ménilmontant - Père Lachaise
The 20th arrondissement is located on the right bank of the Seine. The two most important areas in terms of population are the Belleville area and Père Lachaise. Since the middle of the 19th century, the cosmopolitan areas of Ménilmontant and Belleville have welcomed many successive waves of immigration. Belleville is also home to the second largest Chinatown in Paris.