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Districts in Paris

Overview of the best neighborhoods in Paris

Districts in Paris

An overview of the nicest and most interesting neighborhoods in Paris can be found at parisbypierre.com

Best districts in Paris

The city of Paris includes twenty districts. The final number of a postal code indicates in which district an address lies. For example, if the postal code is 75010, then the destination is in the 10th district.

1. Montmartre district

The Montmartre district is located in the 18th district of Paris. Montmartre is known as the artists’ quarter of Paris. Prominent artists like Dali and Picasso have lived in the area. Today, the picturesque district is still the home of many artists. The iconic landmark of Montmartre is the stunning Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Other popular sights include Palais Garnier, Place du Tertre, and Moulin Rouge. For additional information about the Montmartre district, please click here

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2. Le Marais

The Le Marais neighborhood is located in the 3rd and 4th districts of Paris. The charming old neighborhood is home to historic town houses, small streets, concept stores, nice cafés, and Place des Vosges. The best time to visit the charming area is during the workweek. Many local shops and restaurants are closed on Saturdays because of the Sabbat. On Sundays, Le Marais is crowded with Parisians.

Several notable museums can be found in Le Marais. You can learn more about the history of Paris in Musée Carnavelt. Musée Picasso has a substantial collection of artwork made by the well-known Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. For additional information about Le Marais, please click here

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3. Saint Germain

Saint Germain is located in the 6th district of Paris. It is one of Paris’ most expensive neighborhoods. The chic area is home to expensive boutiques, antique stores, modern art galleries, romantic restaurants, and nice cafés. The most popular sights in the area are public park 'Jardin du Luxembourg' and historic cathedral 'Église Saint Germain des Prés'. It is possible to book an organized walking tour through the chic district. For additional information about this walking tour, please click here

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4. Quartier Latin

Quartier Latin is located in the 5th district of Paris. The charming neighborhood is the oldest part of Paris. The historic area has small medieval alleyways and streets, beautiful bookshops, and a lovely public park named Jardin des Plantes. The landmark in the district is the historic structure of Panthéon Paris. It is possible to book an organized walking tour through the district. For additional information about this walking tour, please click here

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5. Montparnasse

The Montparnasse neighborhood is located in the 15th district of Paris. It is an artistic area with many art galleries and changing exhibitions. The 210-meter-high Montparnasse Tower is the district’s landmark. The well-known structure offers visitors a breathtaking viewpoint of Paris and its surrounding areas. For additional information about the Montparnasse Tower, please click here

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6. Saint Martin district in Paris

Saint Martin is located in the 10th district of Paris. The Saint Martin canal inspired the district’s name. Saint Martin is a stylish and active neighborhood with hip boutiques, restaurants, and bars. A public square named Place de la République is the district’s best-known landmark. You don't see many tourists in the area. It is possible to book an organized boat trip over the canal. For additional information about a Saint Martin Cruise, please click here

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7. La Bastille

La Bastille is located in the 12th district of Paris. The area is named after the former prison with the same name. Today, the neighborhood is noted for its vibrant restaurants. The area is also known as 'Veggie Town' due to the number of vegan establishments.

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Parijs arrondissementLa Colonne de Juillet in Paris, France

8. Les Halles

Les Halles is located in the first district of Paris and is an upcoming neighborhood. Recently, a public park and large shopping center were opened. Close to this district are notable landmarks like the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle , and public square, Place Dauphine.

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