Known as the “city with a 100 villages”, Paris is divided in 20 districts (known as arrondissements).
Chances are that you’ll spend most of your stay within a few areas, the ten we’ve listed in the following pages.
The Paris subway being exceptionally fast and clean, it may be your preferred means of transport while in the City of Light, and all hotels in the center of the city are at a walking distance to a subway station.
Since it is impossible to define where the “real” Paris is, the best is to choose your destination according to what you’ll want to do and which ambiance you want to experience during your trip.
Recommended Areas in Paris according to your desired ambiance:
|Right Bank||Monuments||Museums||Shopping||Business||Parisian Life||Hotel costs|
|Louvre – Les Halles – La Bourse||Best||Best||Good||Good||Poor||High|
|Opéra – Madeleine||Good||Good||Best||Good||Poor||High|
|Le Marais – Ile St Louis||Good||Good||Good||Poor||Good||Avg|
|Left Bank||Monuments||Museums||Shopping||Business||Parisian Life||Hotel costs|
|Montparnasse – Cité Universitaire||Poor||Poor||Poor||Poor||Good||Best|
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