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The districts of Paris - From Montmartre to the Champs-Elysées!

Paris is primarily a magnificent setting : the architectural unity of the capital actually a separate city, and certainly one of the most beautiful in the world! In addition to the great monuments and other sights of Paris, add the multitude of neighborhoods with different decoration, markets, parks and gardens, over-crowded places and deserted places, more connected to the most popular that mark the capital city.

The French capital has a historical heritage among the largest in the world, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Louvre Palace, Arc de Triomphe, Pantheon... More than a monument, it's sometimes even a whole neighborhood that serves as postcard, as Montmartre or the Marais, two well-known neighborhoods that make the landscape of Paris.

Paris is also a city of culture with countless museums, from the smallest and unknown to the world famous institution : the Louvre, the Orsay museum, the Quai Branly, Beaubourg, or the exhibition at the Grand Palais. But it is also the fashion capital, Paris has its share of department stores but also with original boutiques for the shopaholics. There are also a host of activities available in all kinds all over the capital. You want a break ? Stop in one of the beautiful parks or Parisian gardens, the Tuileries, Luxembourg... The day comes to an end ? It's time to take advantage of opportunities Paris when it comes out : opera, theater, concerts and shows or bars in recreational areas and in Parisian clubs...

The main districts of Paris

Originally, Paris was divided into four parts, hence the name of "neighborhoods". Today they are 80 administrative districts that Paris is divided into 20 districts that comprise it. Here is a summary of the most picturesque neighborhoods of Paris or the most famous...


The Champs -Élysées is considered by many as the most beautiful avenue of the capital, and, as an expression commonly used in France and mainly by Parisians as the most beautiful avenue in the world. It takes its name from Elysian Fields, the place of Hades where the virtuous souls staying in Greek mythology. It covers almost 2km from the Place de la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle.

essential step of a tour of the capital, the avenue is ideal for stroll at any time of day or night, summer or winter. The Champs Elysees is full of restaurants and bars (Hard Rock Cafe, Ledoyen, Fouquet's...), luxury boutiques (Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, Guerlain, Ferrari showroom...), flagship stores of various stores (Banana Republic, Abercrombie, Sephora...), clubs and cinemas. It is also on this avenue that is the famous cabaret Lido de Paris.


Montmartre is a legend : that needy artists of old, miserable and stunning, which invented everyday art and literature, while qu'estaminets and cafés - concerts greeted the bourgeois came slumming in grisettes arms under the sharp eye of Toulouse-Lautrec. There is not much of that bohemian life, but Montmartre has retained its village look and still remains one of the most charming of all the capital. Stroll along the Sacré Coeur, Abbesses, Barbes, the Place du Tertre


The Latin Quarter owes its name to courses that were offered there, 12C. the Revolution in Latin. Countless colleges it is created, and you can still find the Sorbonne, the famous Parisian university, named after its founder. The university vocation has continued to this day and marked the spirit of this district, frequented by a turbulent youth willingly. That is, with its medieval streets, lively place both day and night.

legendary district of Paris, in the 5th district, the setting is exceptional around the Sorbonne, along the Rue des Ecoles and the friendly and lively Rue Mouffetard. See: La Sorbonne, the fountain of St. Michael slaying the demon, the Pantheon, Rue Mouffetard, the Jardin des Plantes, the Arenes de Lutece...


In the heart of Paris, the Place Saint-André des Arts in Odeon, going back to the Garden of Luxembourg, you will dive in the chic and trendy Paris. You will find the famous Jardin du Luxembourg, but also the Luxembourg Palace - Senate, the Odeon Theatre, the Pont Neuf, the Pont des Arts, and many cafés such as the Café Flore or from the Café des Deux Magots...


Le Marais is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the capital, it is also one of the trendiest neighborhoods, with many restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, add in several museums.

Place des Vosges, rue des Francs-Bourgeois, the hotels in Soubise, Rohan Salé or plunge us into the 17th and 18th centuries, the time of the absolute monarchy and the Enlightenment. But the present time invested old streets, squares and noble hotels : designer boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and markets are the Marais a particularly lively and trendy.

To see: The Picasso Museum, Place des Vosges, the Carnavalet Museum, the Red Children Market...


Butte aux Cailles is a picturesque neighborhood in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. It is built on a 62m high hill that overlooked the river Bièvre up that it is done underground in the early twentieth century. A special feature of this area is the lack of large building, this fact is explained by the presence of limestone quarry in the hill, preventing construction of buildings and heavy thus giving the Butte aux Cailles the charm of a village in central Paris.


For their popular atmosphere, cosmopolitan and artistic. Straddling the 19th and 20th these two districts are discovered lounging. Enjoy the Buttes Chaumont park, down the street from Belle-city, take a look at the Doyenez street, completely graffée, ascend to the Belle City Park...

To Ménilmontant, obligatory passage to Père Lachaise and quoted Aubry, a little carefully hidden treasure, attached to the wall of the cemetery, a tiny Parisian neighborhood which combines craft shops and small houses with gardens.


Place de la Bastille is the regular venue for various events, but especially popular for its many cafes, restaurants, cinemas and nightclubs. You want to go have a drink in the evening ? The trendy box at the Irish Pub through "secret bar " atmosphere prohibition, Rue de Lappe will make you happy !

To see: The July Column and the Bastille Opera.


Close to the lively Oberkampf district, the channel enjoys a quiet atmosphere for a very romantic setting.