Districts of Paris

Paris is divided into 20 different districts called Arrondissements. Arrondissements have both a name and a number. For example, you might live in the 5th arrondissement, which would be written as 5ème in French and is called Panthéon.

Each District in Paris has its own special character which we'll try to describe below. A list of serviced apartments within the district is also shown.

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districts of Paris

1 Louvre

Attractions in Louvre:

The Louvre Museum, Royal Palace, Tuileries gardens, Forum des Halles, Bourse du Commerce, Vendôme Square, Sainte- Chapelle, The Conciergerie.

The geographical center of Paris and a haven for tourists. The Louvre, the world's finest museum is located here as well as Le Palais Royal. Walk in the Tuileries Gardens, opposite the Pyramid. Place Vendôme is home to Paris' jewelers Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron. Haute couture designers such as Yves St-Laurent and Christian Dior can be found on rue Saint-Honoré. During your time in District 1, why not visit Forum des Halles Paris' largest shopping mall.

Serviced apartments in Louvre:

midrangeBridge Street Residences
midrangeCitadines Les Halles Paris
luxuryLa Clef Louvre Paris
economyLouvre, Citadines

2 Bourse

Attractions in Bourse:

Palais de la Bourse, National Library

A great place to sample typical Parisian atmosphere: little passageways and arcades full of shops and small cafés. The Paris Stock Market (the Bourse) is also here. Also west from Rue de Richelieu is the theatre district with over a dozen theatres including L'Opera Garnier. The Bibliothèque Nationale is also located here.

Serviced apartments in Bourse:

midrangeCitadines Opera Paris
economyOpéra-Grands Boulevards

3 Temple

Attractions in Temple:

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Picasso Museum, Carnavalet Museum

Along with the 4th District this neighborhood makes up the Marais, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Paris. Many 17th century mansions that once housed the noblest families in Paris are still to be seen in this quiet neighborhood. The Picasso Museum is located here.

4 Hôtel-de-Ville

Attractions in Hôtel-de-Ville:

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Place des Vosges, Tour St-Jacques, Centre Pompidou.

A lively neighborhood with a strong alternative lifestyle scene as well as lots of trendy bars, shops, and restaurants. The rue des Rosiers is a centerpiece of Jewish lifestyle in Paris and the Ile St. Louis and the Ile de la Cité are the oldest parts of Paris. The two islands of Paris, l'Ile de la Cité (where Nortre-Dame is located) and l'Ile St-Louis were the center of Paris in the Middle Ages. Here you will find the lovely Square Place des Voges, built by Henry IV, where its most famous resident, Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables. The main focus for contemporary art in France is also in this part of town.

5 Panthéon

Attractions in Panthéon:

Sorbonne university, Panthéon, Val-de-Grâce church, Cluny Museum, Arènes de Lutèce, Jardin des Plantes.

The 5th District together with the 6th district as known as the famous Latin Quarter, which takes its name from the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, where Latin was the common tongue for all students from the Middle Ages. The neighborhood has the feel of a small village and students mix freely with professionals in its winding streets. Visit the Jardin des Plantes and its zoo and the amphitheatre of Lutetia, a vestige of Roman times. The Museum of the Middle Ages is in the Square de Cluny, and the riverside walkways (quais) host hundreds of second-hand books sellers. In 1968, the area was the centre of the French student revolt, known as "May 68". The district has kept its original lively and trendy atmosphere and is renown for its medieval streets, colourful markets, restaurants, cafés and nightlife.

Serviced apartments in Panthéon:

midrangeRue Lhomond

6 Luxembourg

Attractions in Luxembourg:

Jardin du Luxembourg, Odéon Theatre, Saint Sulpice church, Saint-Germain des Prés

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a charming district on the South bank of the river Seine. In the 19th century, the district became the meeting place of artists (Delacroix, Ingres, Manet) and writers (Racine, Balzac, Georges Sand). The Rues de Buci, de Seine, Dauphine and Mazarine, and the area between Boulevard St-Germain and the Seine provide perfect examples of Parisian charm: you can find shops and cafés, busy pubs and jazz clubs. Among the cafés' most famous patrons were Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the birthplace of the existentialism intellectual movement. Also here is the Observatoir de Paris.

Serviced apartments in Luxembourg:

midrangeSaint-Germain-des-Prés Prestige

7 Palais-Bourbon

Attractions in Palais-Bourbon:

Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Napolean's Tomb, Musée d'Orsay, Musée Rodin, Palais Bourbon , École Militaire, UNESCO headquarters

The Eiffel Tower is located here. District 7 is generally called "the ministries district", it also hosts some of Paris' most famous monuments: the Invalides (Napoleon's Tomb), the Champ de Mars and L'Ecole Militaire. Between Quai Voltaire and Rue de l'Université, hundreds of antique dealers will welcome you in Carré Rive Gauche. The Musée d'Orsay, famous home of the Impressionists, is located along the quai in the renovated train station Gare d'Orsay (1848).

Serviced apartments in Palais-Bourbon:


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