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Attractions in the Arrondissements of Paris

by Globetrooper Todd | 4 Responses

Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements (aka. districts or sectors). You can find detailed opinion pieces all over the web about where’s the best place to live or stay or visit or whatever. Instead, here’s a quick look at what each arrondissement has to offer. Rather than bombard you with paragraphs of prose, we’ve distilled the info into the most important bullet points.

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1st Arrondissement – Louvre

  • Center of the old city of Paris
  • Louvre Museum
  • Jardins des Tuileries
  • Place Vendôme
  • Forum des Halles
France - Moulin Rouge

9th Arrondissement - Moulin Rouge

2nd Arrondissement – Bourse

  • As the name suggests, Stock exchange
  • Business district
  • Rue de Richelieu
  • Theatre District
  • Garment district

3rd Arrondissement – Temple

  • As the name suggests, Jewish district
  • Musée Picasso

4th Arrondissement – Hôtel-de-Ville

  • Heart of Medieval Paris
  • Notre Dame
  • St. Chapelle
  • l’Ile de la Cité
  • l’Ile St-Louis

5th Arrondissement – Panthéon

  • Latin Quarter
  • Jardin des Plantes
  • Amphitheatre of Lutetia
  • Zoo
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8th Arrondissement - Arc de Triomphe

6th Arrondissement – Luxembourg

  • Boulevard St. Germain
  • Luxembourg Gardens
  • Observatoire de Paris

7th Arrondissement – Palais-Bourbon

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • The Invalides
  • Musée d‘Orsay
  • Musée du Quai Branly
  • Champ de Mars
  • L’Ecole Militaire

8th Arrondissement – Élysée

  • Champs-Elysées
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Place de la Concorde

9th Arrondissement – Opéra

  • Moulin Rouge
  • Palais Garnier
  • Opera house

10th Arrondissement – Enclos-St-Laurent

  • Canal St. Martin
  • Place de la République
  • Gare du Nord & de l’Est
  • Quai de Valmy
  • Jemmapes
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10th Arrondissement - Canal St. Martin

11th Arrondissement – Popincourt

  • Place de la Bastille
  • Opera Bastille

12th Arrondissement – Reuilly

  • Parc de Bercy
  • Palais Omnisport Paris-Bercy
  • Bois de Vincennes

13th Arrondissement – Gobelins

  • Gare de Austerlitz
  • Chinatown
  • Bilbliotheque Francois Mitterand
  • La Butte-aux-Cailles
  • Place d’Italie

14th Arrondissement – Observatoire

  • aka. Montparnasse
  • Paris Catacombs
  • The Cité Universitaire
  • Tour Montparnasse
  • Galerie Gaité Montparnasse
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14th Arrondissement - Paris Catacombs

15th Arrondissement – Vaugirard

  • Parc de Expositions
  • Parc André Citroen

16th Arrondissement – Passy

  • Bois de Bologne Park
  • Guimet, Marmottan, and Balzac Museums
  • Trocadéro
  • Parc des Princes

17th Arrondissement – Batignolles-Monceau

  • Borders the Arc de Triomphe
  • Residential

18th Arrondissement – Butte-Montmartre

  • Sacre Coeur church
  • Residential

19th Arrondissement – Buttes-Chaumont

  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Canal St-Martin
  • Residential

20th Arrondissement – Ménilmontant

  • Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • Residential
Posted in France, Services | August 25th, 2011

4 Responses to Attractions in the Arrondissements of Paris

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