Paris

Browse vacation apartment rentals in Paris France

Paris is the city of light, a lover's paradise, capital of style and fashion, an active, modern and trendy metropolis that holds up a mirror to France. Paris is all this, and so much more!

Paris offers so many unique monuments (the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Panthéon and others), charming neighbourhoods (Montmartre, the Marais, Saint-Germain-des-Prés), excellent restaurants, famous museums: the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Centre Georges Pompidou, the Institut du Monde Arabe. Paris is a parade of impressions, and an endlessly fascinating city.

Paris Neighbourhoods “Arrondissements

Map of Paris Regions

Paris is divided into 20 administrative districts called “arrondissements” spiralling clockwise from the center of the city. The Seine river divides the city with the north called the Right Bank (or Rive Droit), and the south called the Left Bank (Rive Gauche). Each arrondissement has its own town hall and mayor. Napoleon's urban planner Baron Haussmann designed the arrondissements in the mid-l9th century. The last two numbers of Parisian postal codes represent the arrondissement e.g. 75006 is the 6 th arrondissement, and 75015 is the 15 th arrondissement.

1st This is the geographical center of Paris and a haven for tourists. The Louvre, Les Halles and the Palais Royal are all here.
2nd A primarily business district. The Paris Stock Market (the Bourse) and the Bibliothèque Nationale are here.
3rd Along with the 4th arrondissement, this neighbourhood makes up the Marais, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Paris. Many 17th century mansions that once housed the noblest families in Paris are still to be seen in this quiet and ungentrified neighbourhood.
4th The center of the Marais, this is a lively neighbourhood with a strong alternative lifestyle scene as well as lots of trendy bars, shops, and restaurants. The rue des Rosiers is a centerpiece of Jewish lifestyle in Paris and the Ile St. Louis and the Ile de la Cité are the oldest parts of Paris.
5th The fabled Latin Quarter. This neighbourhood takes its name from the Sorbonne, where Latin was the common tongue for all students during the Middle Ages. The neighbourhood has the feel of a small village and students mix freely with professionals in its winding streets. The rue Mouffetard is a primary artery where shops, international restaurants and student bars and cafés are found.
6th St. Germain. Once the hangout for bohemians and intellectuals, this neighbourhood has undergone gentrification and is newly chic. Upscale boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants can be found throughout this district.
7th The Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay and lots of Americans can be found in this very wealthy neighbourhood.
8th The Champs Elysèe, and lots of tourists make up this upscale neighbourhood.
9th Pigalle (the fading Red Light district) and the Moulin Rouge can be found here. A diverse residential area popular among artistic crowd.
10th The two great train stations in Paris are here, the Gare de l'Est and the Gare du Nord. This multi-cultural neighbourhood also contains a bohemian element.
11th The Bastille is located here. This is a primarily residential district.
12th Residential neighbourhood bordered on the east by the Bois de Vincennes (a nice park ).
13th Residential neighbourhood, as well as Paris' Chinatown.
14th Montparnasse and the Cité Universitaire are found in this residential district traditionally known for its lively cafés and restaurants around the Blvd. Montparnasse.
15th This large outlying district is primarily residential.
16th Bois de Boulogne, Trocadero. Although it is not as exclusive as the 7th arrondissement, the 16th is widely regarded as the neighbourhood for the wealthy.
17th This diverse district really contains more than one neighbourhood, with the portion, in the west, near the Arc de Triomphe and Parc Monceau, being very upscale.
18th Montmartre. This artsy residential neighbourhood has a small village feel and lots of tourists.
19th Père-Lachaise cemetery and the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. A residential neighbourhood with many ethnic restaurants and shops.
20th Belleville. An outlying residential area that is becoming yuppified.

 

  • FRANCE BOUND Consulting Ltd - Villa & Vacation rentals
  • Business address: #1066-999 West Hastings St., Vancouver B.C. V6C 2W2, Canada
  • Mailing address: #189 - 5525 West Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6M 3W6, Canada
  • Tel: 604-261-4904 Fax: 604-261-4906
  • BC Travel Agent Registration # 29469
  • All Content ©2014, France Bound Consulting Ltd
Link to Consumer Protection BC Chambre de Commerce Francaise au Canada Association of Canadian Travel Agencies Travel Guard Canadian Federation of Independent Business Maison de la France