The city of Paris is like a junction of distinct villages all put together into one, giving Paris its diversity and appeal to visitors from all over the world. The so called “villages” are actually the districts within the city, and here we would like to list just some of them that definitely deserve a visit in your next time in Paris.
Les Halles – In the 1st arrondissement, right in central Paris is Les Halles, where you will be able to find the famous Louvre Museum and many other touristic hotspots. You can find here a list of hotels located near the Louvre museum.
Champs-Élysées – The world famous Champs Élysées, in the 8th arrondissement, is one of the main tourist attractions in Paris combining the large seventeen-century avenue offering a variety of selective shopping, and the Arc de Triomphe. In and around the Champs Élysées you will find a good selection of luxury retailers, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, however, be warned that their prices can be a bit higher than the average similar establishments in other areas of the city. You can find here a list of hotels near the Champs-Élysées.
Bastille – On the 11th arrondissement, the Bastille is known for its connection with the French revolution. The area is a hotspot for nightlife particularly in the Oberkampf area known for its grungy feel. You can find here a list of hotels located near La Bastille.
Le Marais – Located in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, this is certainly one of the most popular and diverse districts in Paris. What the Soho is for London and Bairro Alto is for Lisbon, Le Marais is for Paris. An utterly vibrant area filled with art galleries, original retail shops offering a variety of products from vintage to very modern and alternative. A favourite within the gay community, Le Marais was originally the Jewish quarter and up until now you will still be able to find a variety of Jewish shops and the old Synagogue there. The nightlife here is a must do, with many bars and clubs that suit to everyone’s taste but particularly popular amongst the gay community. You can find here a list of hotels located in Le Marais.
Montmartre – Located in a hill in the 18th arrondissement, on the right bank of the river Seine, arises Montmartre. This 130-meter high district is home to the white-domed Basilica of Sacré Coeur and is known for its many Burlesque clubs including the famous Moulin Rouge. The area is also known for its many street artists that fill up the streets up to the Sacré Coeur. You can find here a list of hotels located near the Sacré Coeur.
Saint-Germain – The chic district of Saint-Germain has a selection of exclusive retailers, boutiques, art galleries and exquisite cuisine within its many restaurants. The area, located in the 6th arrondissement is also famous for its café culture that appealed to last century intellects such as Hemingway, Sartre and Picasso. You can find here a list of hotels located near Saint-Germain.
Montparnasse – The area is located in the south of Paris in the 14th arrondissement and used to be the artistic hub of Paris back in the 1920s. Now it is known for the many excellent cafés and restaurants that fill the streets, including the Breton restaurants specialising in crêpes. You can find here a list of hotels located near Montparnasse.
Latin Quarter – Towards the east on the left bank of the river Seine lies The Latin Quarter where you will be able to find some of the finest monuments and best educational institutes including the Sorbonne university. You can find here a list of hotels located near the Latin Quarter.
La Défense – is the major business district of Paris, located to the west of the city. This area reflects modern Paris through its many business high-rise buildings. This is, in fact, the largest business district in the whole of Europe with 3,500,000m2 and one of its main attractions is the Grande Arche of la Défense, a modern squared structure which houses a part of the French Transports Minister’s headquarters. You can find here a list of hotels located near La Défense.