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