Paris neighborhoods


The Bourse is the French stock exchange, and it sits within a very central section of Paris. Nearby, you’ll find the Louvre, the shopping delights of the Chatelet, and the city’s business district.

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Buttes Chaumont

Set in the 19th arrondissement on the north side of town, this area is home to the large, green Parc des Buttes Chaumont (complete with a pretty lake, and even an island).

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Chatelet - Les Halles

Chatelet is located on the Right Bank near some of Paris’ main attractions, including the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou. The hood has a mixed vibe, with sex shops and high-end stores competing for consumers’ attention. The area is also known for its high-quality jazz clubs.

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Gare Du Nord

Located in the heart of Paris’ Right Bank, the Gare du Nord is one of the city’s main transport hubs. Trains arriving from London and beyond arrive here, and the area is certainly convenient transportation-wise. The area around Gare du Nord is home to many of the city’s immigrants, and a diverse range of food and shopping options are available.

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Latin Quarter

Located on the Left Bank, the Latin Quarter is one of the city’s most touristy districts. Along with cheap eateries and souvenir shops, you’ll find the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pantheon here. Latin Quarter nightlife is centered around the Rue de la Huchette and the Place de la Contrescarpe.

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Montmartre - Sacre Coeur

The hood on a hill, Montmartre is Paris at its most bohemian. Located on the north side of the Right Bank, this area is famous for its tourist traps along with its photo-op views. The best dining is found on the rue des Abbesses, though all of the neighborhood is worth exploring on foot.

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Opera Garnier

The area between the Opera Garnier and the nightlife center of Pigalle is filled with cute cafes, chic stores, and a few budget hotels. Highlights include the shopping havens of the Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps.

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Outer Paris

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Located on the eastern edge of Paris, the multicultural Belleville hood offers proximity to the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery. The area is famous for its depictions in pop culture, including references in the film “The Triplets of Belleville.”

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Place d'Italie

The Place d’Italie is a busy square in the 13th arrondissement. The area is home to the Italie 13 Project, a collection of high-rise buildings constructed in the 60s. The Montparnasse Cemetery is a short walk west.

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Place de la Republique

The giant Place de la Republique punctuates this bustling hood. The area’s primary attraction is convenience; there’s not a lot in the way of touristic interest here. However, a fare share of budget hotels and the good transportation connections make it a solid option.

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The Marais

Another central neighborhood on Paris’ Right Bank, the Marais takes the cake for trendiness and nightlife attractions. The hood is home to many art galleries and boutiques, and cute bars and restaurants line the streets. The Marais was the city’s old Jewish quarter, though today its vibe is more youthful and modern than historic—though a few museums and stately mansions do prevail.

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Vaugirard and Cambronne

On the southwest side of town, this area offers proximity to the Montparnasse Cemetery and the Jardin du Luxembourg.

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