Tips to choose the perfect area for your stay in Paris.
Paris is divided into 20 districts. Each neighborhood provides a different experience of Paris and our selected accommodations are all located in the best areas of the city of lights. Here is a short presentation for each "arrondissement"
1er arrondissement :
This neighborhood is in the heart
of the old city of Paris on
the Right bank (Rive Droite) of the River Seine. It has some magnificent buildings
including the Louvre, Palais Royal, the Tuileries gardens and the place Vendome.
Five star hotels, top
restaurants, Cartier, Chanel.
2ème arrondissement :
Located next to the 1st district, it shares some of the nicest places in Paris with its
neighbor, such as the Opera House, Place Vendome, etc... but also it is primarily a business
district with the Paris Stock Market (the Bourse). It offers nice shops and markets in the
Place du Marché Saint Honoré and in the famous pedestrian market streets in the Montorgueil
3ème arrondissement :
The 3rd and the 4th are next to each other and make up the "Marais", one of the oldest areas in
Paris. You will find many 17th century mansions where some of the noblest families live.
4ème arrondissement :
This is the center of the Marais, a lively neighborhood with trendy bars, shops, and
restaurants. The rue des Rosiers is a centerpiece of Jewish lifestyle in Paris. This
neighborhood invites you to discover the oldest parts of Paris on the "Ile St. Louis" and the
"Ile de la Cité.
5ème arrondissement :
Since the Middle Ages this riverside quarter has been dominated by the Sorbonne, and acquired
its name from the early Latin-speaking students. It dates back to the Roman town across the
"Ile de la Cité". The area is generally associated with artists and students, but the place
also has a history of political unrest : In 1871, the Place Saint Michel became the center of
the Paris Commune, and in May 1968, it was a site of student uprising.
The place contains many of the Paris monuments, museums and gardens, ranging from the brand-new
Institut du Monde Arabe to the Middle Ages "Musée de Cluny", or the National Museum "d'Histoire
Naturelle" in the "Jardin des Plantes".
6ème arrondissement :
This is the heart of the Saint Germain on the fabled Left Bank, once the center of literary
Paris and home of many of the cafes made famous by the "Lost Generation".
The Pont Neuf, Ile de la Cité, the banks of the Seine, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the
boulevards Saint Germain and Saint Michel: magical words which conjure up the charm of Saint
Germain des Près and the Latin Quarter.
This beautiful neighborhood, thought by many to embody what people think of when they hear the
word "Paris," offers a wide range of art galleries, antique shops, fashionable shops and the
great dress designers' boutiques (Yves St Laurent, Givenchy, Dior, Rykiel, Lacroix, Armani,
Some of the world's most famous cafés and restaurants (Le Procope, Louis XIII, Jacques Cagna,
Le Flore, les Deux Magots) are also here, as well as cinemas, theatres and clubs for music, as
well as the churches of St Germain and Sainte Chapelle.
7ème arrondissement :
One of the most sought after and expensive in Paris, the 7th arrondissement is indeed
incredibly well located - the Latin Quarter, Boulevard St Germain, the Louvre, Tuileries
gardens, Musée d'Orsay, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame and the banks of the Seine are all within an
easy walk. The immediate area is particularly safe - the Hotel Matignon, official residence of
the Prime Minister is nearby! Good metro and bus routes.
Antique dealers of "Rue du Bac" and "Carre Rive Gauche" choose their location in a Paris of
artists, poets and cultural life in general. You can find there all kinds of antiquities, from
every country and every time.
8ème arrondissement :
The 8th arrondissement is home to the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, probably the most famous
avenue in the world. This is a district where the celebrities of fashion design, painting,
cinema and theatre are born.
This impressive promenade stretches from the Place the la Concorde to the Place Charles de
Gaulle, the site of the Arc de Triomphe.
Its western end is bordered by cinemas, theatres, cafés and luxury shops. Near the Place de la
Concorde, the street is bordered by the Jardins des Champs-Elysées, beautifully arranged
gardens with fountains and some grand buildings including the Grand and Petit Palais on the
southern side and the Elysée at its northern end.
The Champs-Elysées is the main site for all Paris' major celebrations. This is where Parisians
celebrate New Year's Eve and where the military parades are held on the 14th of July. Historic
national events, like the Liberation at the end of the second World War or the victory in the
World Cup are also celebrated here.
The 8th is also home to the Arc de Triomphe, and close to the Trocadero and Palais de Chaillot,
Madeleine church, Concorde Plaza, the Palais de la Decouverte, Petit Palais Museum, and the
Evenings in the 8th mean a dizzying selection of restaurants and French brasseries, and famous
shows like the Lido or the Crazy Horse.
9ème arrondissement :
A diverse residential area popular among an artistic crowd. This Southern portion is similar to
the 2nd arrondissement, with a mix of residential and business buildings. It is a perfect
location : not only it is central at walking distance from the main sites such as Opera,
Louvre, Montmartre, Madeleine, but also it is residential that allows you to live as a native
Parisian thanks to many shops and the famous market street "rue des Martyrs" well
known for its shops but also bars and restaurants.
10ème arrondissement :
This multi-cultural neighborhood is becoming a very demanded area for Parisian People thanks to
its lively market streets and the fully renovated area of "Canal Saint Martin" with trendy bars
11ème arrondissement :
It is a trendy district where Parisians live and work while taking advantage of 30 green spaces
open to the public. The 11th arrondissement of Paris is home to a few monuments and places of
interest such as the Winter circus, the Bataclan, the Place de la Republique, the Place de la
Bastille, the Faubourg Saint-Antoine and its many artisans, the Edith Piaf museum, the museum
of smoking ... If you like walking, you can stroll along the Canal Saint Martin, famous thanks
to the film (Marcel Carné, Hotel du Nord). This channel whose construction was decided by
Napoleon and approved by Charles X, allows the junction between the basins of Arsenal and
gardens of the Villette. Note: for several years now, the 11th arrondissement of Paris hosts
the Festival Onze Bouge, the festival of artistic creativity in Paris. The 70 performances of
the festival are all totally free.
12ème arrondissement :
This is a residential located between Bastille and the east wood of "Bois de Vincennes".
13ème arrondissement :
This residential is well know as the "Chinatown" area but it also next the Latin Quarter and
the famous "Mouffetard" area of the 5th district.
14ème arrondissement :
The area of Montparnasse is one noted for its artistic and literary associations. Most of the
life of this area is concentrated on boulevard du Montparnasse, from the station as far as
Vavin métro. Like other Left Bank quartiers, Montparnasse still trades on its association with
the wild characters of the interwar artistic and literary boom. Many were habitués of the cafés
Select, Coupole, Dôme, Rotonde and Closerie des Lilas, all of which are still going strong on
the boulevard - though the prices have gone up since Hemingway noted that "all had good beer
and the aperitifs cost reasonable prices that were clearly marked on the saucers". Even by the
1930s, Montparnasse's heyday was passing as the fashionable intelligentsia moved on to
St-Germain, but the brasseries remain proudly Parisian classics and this stretch of the
boulevard still stays up late. The numerous cinemas here - six on the boulevard alone - are
almost all of the multi-screen variety, specializing in mass-market French and US films.
The animated part of the boulevard ends at boulevard Raspail, where Rodin's Balzac broods over
the traffic, though literary curiosity might take you down as far as the rather swanky
brasserie Closerie des Lilas, on the corner of the tree-lined avenue connecting the Observatory
and Luxembourg Gardens in a classic grand Parisian vista. Hemingway used to come here to write,
and Marshal Ney, one of Napoleon's most glamorous generals, was killed by a royalist firing
squad on the pavement outside in 1815. He's still there, waving his sword, immortalized in
15ème arrondissement :
The 15th arrondissement is a lively district with its quiet flea markets, its shops and
sidewalk cafes where traditional tenement blocks are dotted amongst open spaces and modern,
faceless residential developments. Shops are centered around intersections of rue de la
Convention and rue de Vaugirard, rue Lecourbe, rue du Commerce and rue St-Charles. The House is
located in a shop area with all kinds of convenience stores and leisure: Bakery, Butchery,
Supermarket, Restaurant, Cafe, Laundromat.
The neighborhood is friendly and cosmopolitan. Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Invalides, Orsay Museum
are well-known touristy places which are within walking distance. Nearby tourist sites: Eiffel
Tower, Invalides, Concorde, Opera (10 minutes by metro), Versailles Exhibitions Fair. You will
enjoy the proximity to the Eiffel Tower, Porte de Versailles and its Exhibition Fair, and
Located on the Left Bank of the Seine, in a traditional district of Paris with buildings of
various styles charming squares, we invite you to discover authentic Paris in a private and
warm setting. Ideally located near the district of Montparnasse and its railway station, you
will be able to discover a little- known "Paris-village" in the heart of the 15th district. The
market on Rue de Convention, open every day, offers an introductory lesson to local French
produce and the cafe terraces provide an ideal site for some well-deserved relaxation and a
delicious coffee break!
16ème arrondissement :
Trocadero, Eiffel tower, Passy area. The Trocadero esplanade offers the most beautiful view of
the Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars. Rue de Passy is located at 5 minutes walk only. In the
neighboring streets all sorts of services are found. Many shops and stores are close to the
apartment : Bakery, Butchery, Supermarket, Open air market, Theater, Restaurant, Cafe, Doctor,
The rue de Passy is not just all about historical charm - this upmarket area features designer
boutiques. Joseph, Kenzo, Guerlain and L'Occitane rub shoulders with more familiar names such
as Gap and Esprit. When tired out from shopping, the numerous delightful tea rooms provide you
with a welcome break.
At the top of the rue de Passy the "jardins du Ranelagh" with their centuries old chestnut
trees are the perfect place for a stroll. The kids will enjoy the authentic Parisian puppet
theater, the merry-go-round and the donkey rides. The finest collection of Monet artwork can be
viewed at the "musee Marmottan" located just by the garden. The Eiffel Tower is only a few
minutes away, across the Seine river.
17ème arrondissement :
This residential area is one the largest district including the nice shops of avenue des Ternes
(5 minutes from Champs Elysées avenue), the markets street of "rue Poncelet", the beautiful
garden "Parc Monceau" and the trendy area of "Villiers".
18ème arrondissement :
Montmartre. This artsy residential neighborhood has a small village feel and lots of tourists.
This apartment is located rue des Abbesses in the 18th arrondissement on the "butte"
Montmartre, as it is known locally, meaning the hillock or mound, is the part of Paris most
full of contrasts - anonymous boulevards run close to delightful village streets and courts,
steep stone steps lead to open terraces, Sacré Coeur pilgrims tread the streets beside
19ème arrondissement :
Residential area well known for its "Buttes Chaumont" garden and its bohemian area.
20ème arrondissement :
Residential area well known for the famous cemetery "Père-Lachaise".