Paris Neighbourhoods

Paris Neighbourhoods

Up we climb now to the top of Paris; up the butte de Montmartre, the hill overlooking Paris in the 18th arrondissement—a neighborhood of both sinners and saints. As with many of the arrondissements on...

Welcome to the 17th arrondissement, the neighborhood that first saw the Statue of Liberty. From 1882–1884 the Atelier Monduit et Béchet—the foundry on rue Chazelles—cast the statue’s copper sections. During construction a walk past...

As we round the corner into the 16th we see where the wealthy like to hang their hat and we run into a park—the Bois de Boulogne—that is more than twice as big as...

Though more Parisians live in the 15th than any other arrondissement, its roots are in commerce and industry . . . with a bit of art in the mix. 15ème Excluding the Bois de Boulogne and the...

This neighborhood is perhaps more famous for what (and who) is underground than above. That said, many of their famous haunts can still be enjoyed! 14ème Practically any artist you can name from the early 20th...

This part of Paris is where East meets West. Immigrants from Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia mix to form a particularly vibrant neighborhood where Buddhists pray and Asian shopping is outstanding. 13ème So close to the Latin...

This neighborhood is not about Chanel or the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower. This is where Parisians actually live their lives. 12ème Formerly a manufacturing and warehouse district this mostly residential neighborhood doesn’t offer much for...

Halfway through our virtual tour of Paris we come across the fascinating 11th arrondissement—a neighborhood of grand entertainments like opera and circus, fashionable nightlife, and a tiny two-room homage to perhaps France’s most acclaimed...

The next time you are in Paris, I invite you to pass a day in the fifth arrondissement experiencing some of my favorite activities, places and tastes. The upper part of rue Mouffetard is the...
Latin Quarter

To be perfectly honest, I don't really like the Latin Quarter - but, that said, it is an excellent place to get into some trouble once the sun sets. For me, the best experience I...

The Seventh is one of Paris’ poshest arrondissements, featuring the luxury supermarket Au Bon Marché, the elite Sciences Po. university and a chic mayor in Rachida Dati. It’s only fitting that the neighborhood movie-house...

Paris’ Latin Quarter, the 5th Arrondissement, is home to the heart of the city, the Notre Dame de Paris, a church that has stood its ground for 850 years and has welcomed millions of...