Paris is a pure love story. The most famous attractions aside, Paris still hides plenty of spots which reflect its unique atmosphere. A tourist may find taking a casual stroll through the city overwhelming since each district has its own history, culture and architecture. In this blog we’ll try to help you get a handle on the most interesting and liveliest neighbourhoods in Paris.
The 7th arrondissement – At your fingertips
If your trip to Paris takes you to the 7th district, be sure to choose a neighbourhood with many great museums including Musée Rodin and Musée d’Orsay. In addition, the famous Eiffel Tower, Champs-de-Mars and the Champs-Élysées are nearby. The Seine is also here for you to take a stroll or cycle along the promenade! This district is one of the best ways to really experience Paris!
The 6th arrondissement, Saint-Germain-des-Prés – Old and new go hand in hand
Please visit this exuberant neighborhood where both the Luxembourg Garden and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés are located. This part of town is energetic, artistic and centrally located; the 6th district is home to galleries, antique shops, and some small but excellent museums. If you like to chat with local residents, you must go past Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots. These are the most popular bars in this neighborhood. If you’d like to experience the nightlife, there are plenty of bars and clubs where you can go. This district is not on the list of best districts without a reason!
The 4th arrondissement and the Île de la Cité – The beginnings of Paris
To get an idea of how Paris has came to being and developed over time, pay a visit to the small island Ile de la Cité. You can spend days there and enjoy attractions such as Notre Dame or you can walk towards the Sainte-Chapelle with its magnificent stained glass windows. In this small historic district there is just so much to see!
The 1st arrondissement – A place for kings
If you love to shop, botanical gardens and the Louvre, then the 1st district is the perfect place for you. You can almost picture how royal members walked on the same cobblestone paths ages ago. Art lovers can indulge in the Louvre and Musee de l’Orangerie as these museums are within walking distance. Along the route you will find many quaint shops and restaurants. For example, go to the Rue Montorgueil and revel in restaurants, cafés, upscale bookstores and one of the oldest markets in Paris.
The 8th arrondissement – A perfect view of the Seine
Nothing beats a wonderful view of the Seine and the beautiful buildings that surround the river as the Champs-Élysées. If you choose to stay in this district, soon enough you will discover various theaters, boutiques and trendy cafes. Choose one of the three historic bridges to cross the river and watch the boats slowly cruising along the river.
Of course a visit to Paris is not complete without having seen the Arc de Triomphe. Convenient; it is in the 8th arrondissement. Another reason to choose during your stay in Paris for this neighborhood!
The 3rd and 4th arrondissement Le Marais – Charming streets and trendy boutiques
Le Marais is spread over the narrow streets of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, and is known for its vibrant people and fashionable shops. The same dynamic atmosphere is found in the Latin Quarter,where you can party until late into the night. You will also find interesting shops, the Jewish Quarter, the oldest house in Paris and the China Town here. Do not forget to go to the Musée Carnavalet and the Musée Picasso!