Parisienne Neighborhoods

The city of Paris is divided into twenty neighborhoods or districts, which are sometimes referred to as arrondissements. The number of the arrondissement is indicated by the last two digits in most Parisian postal codes (75001 up to 75020).

The twenty arrondissements are arranged in the form of a clockwise spiral (often likened to a snail shell),starting from the middle of the city, with the first on the Right Bank (north bank) of the Seine.

In French, notably on street signs, the number is often given in Roman numerals. For example, the Eiffel Tower belongs to the VIIe arrondissement while Gare de l'Est is in the Xe arrondissement. In daily speech, people use only the ordinal number corresponding to the arrondissement, e.g. "Elle habite dans le sixième", "She lives in the 6th (arrondissement)".

Paris arrondissement map
Arrondissements of Paris
1st Louvre
2nd Bourse
3rd Temple
4th Hôtel-de-Ville
5th Panthéon
6th Luxembourg
7th Palais-Bourbon
8th Élysée
9th Opéra
10th Entrepôt
11th Popincourt
12th Reuilly
13th Gobelins
14th Observatoire
15th Vaugirard
16th Passy
17th Batignolles-Monceau
18th Butte-Montmartre
19th Buttes-Chaumont
20th Ménilmontant


Paris hotel room

There is a huge range of hotel choices available to choose from when preparing for a trip to Paris. The cost of hotel accomodations vary depending on the arrondissement and hotel rating.


Paris apartment balcony

Whether you're staying for a short time or a long time, renting a Paris apartment is a great way to create an authentic experience. Apartment rentals are a great way to accomodate large travel groups at a reasonable price.


Paris hotel checkered floor

Paris hostels are an inexpensive alternative to hotels and apartment rentals. They are very often primarily aimed at students and young travellers