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Your Definitive Paris Arrondissement Map and Guide

From the views atop the Eiffel Tower to the tastes of an authentic macaron from Ladurée, there is no shortage of things to do, food to eat or people to meet in the City of Light. But getting acclimated to the sprawling metropolis and all of its 20 individual neighborhoods, otherwise known as the arrondissements of Paris, can take a hot beat. Don’t worry: We’ve created a helpful Paris arrondissement map and guide with hotel picks, local tips and well-known hot spots. Bon voyage!

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1st Arrondissement of Paris: The Louvre

What it's known for: The 1st, the most central area of Paris, is best known for The Louvre and the surrounding gardens, known as the Tuileries. There is also a lot of high-end shopping along Rue Saint Honoré and Rue de Rivoli.

Popular tourist spots: The Louvre, Musée d l'Orangerie, Angelina Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Le Macaron Ladurée Paris.

Local secrets: Au Pied de Cochon, Kodawari Ramen Tsukiji, Ellsworth.

Hotels: Hôtel Crayon ($), The Westin Paris - Vendôme ($$), Mandarin Oriental Paris ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Louvre-Rivoli, Châtelet, Pyramides, Palais Royal Musée du Louvre, Les Halles, Pont Neuf; RER to Châtelet-Les Halles.

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2nd Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: This fashionable area is known for its restaurants, bars and nightlife, as well as its central location. Although it’s primarily a business district rather than a tourist area, it’s a very up-and-coming spot, with new eateries and cocktail joints opening constantly.

Popular tourist spots: Place des Victoires, Paris Stock Market.

Local secrets: Danico, Pizzeria Populare, Harry’s New York Bar, Frenchie.

Hotels: Hôtel Snob ($), Hôtel Le 123 Sébastopol - Astotel ($$), Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Bourse, Quatre-Septembre, Réaumur-Sébastopol, Sentier, Grands Boulevards, Bonne Nouvelle; RER to Auber.

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3rd Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The hip Marais neighborhood, one of Paris’s oldest areas, is filled with boutique shopping, trendy restaurants and cool bars, as well as niche museums like the Picasso Museum. The area has a youthful, fashionable feel, and you’ll find lots of busy bistros and cafeés along the streets.

Popular tourist spots: Picasso Museum, Musée des Arts et Métiers.

Local secrets: Little Red Door, Merci, Fragments, Breizh, Café Chalot.

Hotels: 1K Paris ($), Jules & Jim ($$), Les Bains Paris ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Temple, Arts et Métiers, Rambuteau, République, Chemin Vert; RER to Châtelet-Les Halles.

Arrondissement 4  

4th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The 4th makes up the lower part of the Marais, as well as Paris’s two islands, Île Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Notre-Dame is on the latter, but Île Saint-Louis is far more interesting, with narrow shopping streets, renowned bakeries and lots of ice cream. In the Marais, the Place des Vosges is one of the city’s most beautiful squares. There’s also the Pletzl, or the Jewish quarter, home to falafel restaurants, synagogues and a lot of compelling history.

Popular tourist spots: Notre-Dame, Le Centre Pompidou, Place des Vosges, Maison de Victor Hugo.

Local secrets: Berthillon Glacier, Sherry Butt, L'As du Fallafel, Les Philosophes.

Hotels: Auberge de Jeunesse MIJE Fourcy ($), Turenne Le Marais ($$), Pavillon de la Reine ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Saint-Paul, Hôtel de Ville, Cité, Sully-Morland, Châtelet; RER to Châtelet-Les Halles.

Arrondissement 5  

5th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: Home to the Sorbonne, the Latin Quarter is a mix of students and professionals, and has a small neighborhood feel. Shopping can be found along the main drag of Rue Mouffetard, which is also home to restaurants, bars and cafés.

Popular tourist spots: Shakespeare & Company, Cluny Museum, Le Caveau de la Huchette.

Local secrets: Breakfast In America, Tomy & Co, Baieta.

Hotels: Hôtel Esmeralda ($), Hôtel Monge ($$), Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Place Monge, Jussieu, Maubert–Mutualité, Saint-Michel Notre-Dame, Cardinal Lemoine, Cluny Sorbonne; RER to Luxemborg, Saint-Michel Notre-Dame, Port-Royal.

Arrondissement 6  

6th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: Formerly a bohemian hangout for artists like Picasso and Hemingway, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is now quite trendy. Tourists come for the famous cafes, like Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, but it’s also home to Le Jardin du Luxembourg, one of Paris’s most beautiful gardens, and tons of high-end shopping.

Popular tourist spots: Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Café de Flore, Église Saint-Sulpice, Palais du Luxembourg.

Local secrets: Huitrerie Régis, Les Papilles, The Cod House.

Hotels: Hôtel Cluny Sorbonne ($), Hôtel de l'Abbaye Saint Germain ($$), Hôtel Lutetia ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Rennes, Saint-Sulpice, Mabillon, Odéon, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Saint-Placide, Notre-Dame des Champs, Vavin; RER to Luxembourg, Saint-Michel Notre-Dame, Port-Royal.

Arrondissement 7  

7th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: This wealthy area of Paris contains foreign embassies, numerous expats and, of course, the famed Eiffel Tower. It’s also well known for its museums and Le Bon Marché, a massive luxury department store that is like a museum in itself.

Popular tourist spots: Eiffel Tower, Musée Rodin, Musée d’Orsay, Le Bon Marché, Arpège, Napoléon's Tomb.

Local secrets: Deyrolle, La Grande Epicerie de Paris, La Pâtisserie des Rêves.

Hotels: Hotel Le Bellechasse Saint Germain ($), Hotel Montalembert ($$), Le Narcisse Blanc ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Saint François-Xavier, La Tour-Maubourg, Duroc, Assemblée Nationale, Gare Musée d’Orsay, Solférino, Varenne, Sevres-Babylone, École Militaire; RER to Gare Musée d'Orsay.

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8th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The iconic Avenue des Champs-Elysèes runs through the 8th arrondissement, boasting both chain store and chic designer boutiques. The street, which runs down from the Arc de Triomphe, is often very busy with tourists. Veer off the main strip to Avenue Montaigne or Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to discover the fancier shops.

Popular tourist spots: Champs-Élysées, Grand Palais, Place de la Concorde, Palais de la Découverte.

Local secrets: Brasserie Lorraine, Musée Nissim de Camondo, Parc Monceau.

Hotels: Le Belleval ($), Hôtel Grand Powers ($$), Hotel de Crillon ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to George V, Concorde, Saint-Augustin, Ternes, Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau, Miromesnil, Alma-Marceau, Gare Saint-Lazare, Europe-Simone Veil; RER to Gare Saint-Lazare, Gare Haussmann Saint-Lazare.

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9th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The 9th comprises two main areas, the Paris Opera and Pigalle, the city’s red light district known for the Moulin Rouge. It’s also famous for the Galeries Lafayette, a bustling shopping center hocking designer goods.

Popular tourist spots: Palais Garnier, Galeries Lafayette, Moulin Rouge.

Local secrets: Dirty Dick, Buvette Paris, Lulu White.

Hotels: Hotel Panache Paris ($), Hôtel Amour ($$), W Paris Opéra ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Saint-George, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Le Peletier, Trinité-d'Estienne d'Orves, Hauvre-Caumartin, Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette; RER to Auber.

Arrondissement 10  

10th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The 10th features two of Paris’s main train stations, Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord (where passengers catch the Eurostar), and it’s a lively, up-and-coming area for the younger crowd of Parisians. The area along Canal Saint-Martin boasts cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as independent shops and the best croissant in Paris at Du Pain et des Idées.

Popular tourist spots: Du Pain et des Idées, Gare du Nord, Canal Saint-Martin.

Local secrets: Ten Belles, Holybelly, Marrow, Bob’s Juice Bar.

Hotels: Generator Paris ($), Le Citizen ($$), Hôtel de NELL($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Jacques Bonsergent, Château d'Eau, Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est, Louis Blanc, Château-Landon; RER to Gare de l’Est, Gare Magenta, Gare du Nord.

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11th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: This artsy residential area contains the famous Place de la Bastille, as well as the new opera, the Opéra Bastille. It has a thriving nightlife and bar scene, as well as seriously good eateries. It also includes the area of Oberkampf and happening thoroughfare Rue de Charonne.

Popular tourist spots: Place de la Bastille, Rue de Charonne, Opéra Bastille.

Local secrets: Bistrot Paul Bert, Mokonuts, Dersou, East Mamma, Clown Bar.

Hotels: Hôtel La Nouvelle République ($), Hôtel Fabric ($$), Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet - MGallery by Sofitel ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Richard Lenoir, Charonne, Philippe Auguste, Rue Saint-Maur, Oberkampf, Parmetier, Chemin Vert, Ledru-Rollin, Rue de Boulets, Alexandre Dumas.

Arrondissement 12  

12th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: Bercy is primarily residential and not typically known for its tourist spots, although the Bois de Vincennes can make for a good stroll in nice weather and Bercy Village is worth a visit. The area also contains the Coulée Verte René-Dumont (or, Promenade Plantée), an elevated park that runs through the 12th on an old railway line.

Popular tourist spots: Bois de Vincennes, Coulée Verte René-Dumont, Parc Zoologique de Paris.

Local secrets: Le Calbar, Aligre Market, Cinémathèque Française, Bercy Village.

Hotels: ibis Styles Paris Bercy ($), citizenM Paris Gare de Lyon Hotel ($$), Hôtel Pullman Paris Centre ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Paris Gare de Lyon, Bercy, Montgallet, Reuilly-Diderot, Porte de Charenton, Michel Bizot, Bel-Air, Picpus, Porte de Vincennes, Porte Dorée; RER to Paris Gare de Lyon.

Arrondissement 13  

13th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: Sometimes known as Gobelins, this residential area is home to Paris’s Asian community, including the city’s Chinatown. It also features a lot of modern high-rise buildings and few tourist attractions, although Piscine Joséphine Baker, a swimming pool on the Seine, can draw visitors to the 13th.

Popular tourist spots: Paris Chinatown, Bibliothèque National de France, Manufacture des Gobelins.

Local secrets: Bateau El Alamein, Piscine Joséphine Baker, Le Petit Bain, L'Essentiel.

Hotels: Hotel OFF Paris Seine ($), Hotel Henriette ($$).

Public transportation: Metro to Olympiades, Nationale, Chevaleret, Quai de la Gare, Saint-Marcel, Campo-Formio, Les Gobelins, Corvisart, Maison Blanche, Place d’Italie, Porte d’Ivry, Bibliothèque François Mitterrand; RER to Bibliothèque François Mitterrand.

Arrondissement 14  

14th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The ancient Catacombes de Paris are situated in the heart of the 14th, and it’s that attraction, as well as the Paris Observatory, that brings tourists into this southern neighborhood. It also includes the Montmartre Cemetery and several nice markets, while Boulevard Montparnasse is dotted with historical cafés that used to draw customers like Dorothy Parker and William Faulkner.

Popular tourist spots: Les Catacombes de Paris, Paris Observatory, Parc Montsouris, Cimetiere Montparnasse. 

Local secrets: Boulangerie M’seddi, Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain, Villa Seurat, Le Dôme Café.

Hotels: Hotel Terminus Orléans ($), Hôtel Mistral ($$), Niepce Paris Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton ($$$)

Public transportation: Metro to Porte d’Orléans, Saint-Jacques, Porte-Royal, Edgar Quinet, Gaîté, Pernety, Plaisance, Alésia, Mouton-Duvernet, Denfert-Rochereau; RER to Denfert-Rochereau, Cité Universitaire.

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15th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: While the Eiffel Tower is not technically in the 15th, the monument is adjacent, so it’s a good home base for travelers who want to be near the landmark. Busy train station Gare Montparnasse can be found here, as well as skyscraper Tour Montparnasse, and there’s a lot to see, buy and eat throughout the area, especially for tourists interested in experiencing local Parisian life outside the center of town. 

Popular tourist spots: Tour Montparnasse, Musée Jean Moulin, Le Cordon Bleu, Musée Bourdelle.

Local secrets: Grenelle Market, Parc Georges Brassens, Vanves Flea Market.

Hotels: Hotel Yllen Eiffel ($), Hôtel Tourisme Avenue ($$), Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Ballard, Convention, Lourmel, Charles Michels, Commerce, Chambronne, Volontaires, La Motte-Picquet Grenelle, Bir Hakeim, Avenue Émile Zola, Sèvres-Lecourbe, Gare Montparnasse, Falguière; RER to Gare Montparnasse, Javel, Gare du Pont du Garigliano-Hôpital Européen George Pompidou.

Arrondissement 16  

16th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The westernmost arrondissement stretches from the Arc de Triomphe to the massive Bois de Boulogne park, and it’s known as a wealthy neighborhood with plenty of luxury shopping and high-end hotels. It also hosts several museums, including the Palais de Tokyo and the Palais Galliera, which usually features fashion-themed exhibitions.

Popular tourist spots: Palais de Tokyo, Bagatelle Park, Jardins du Trocadéro, Palais Galliera, Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Local secrets: Musée Marmottan Monet, Hotel Saint James Library Bar, Musée du Vin, La Grande Cascade.

Hotels: Hôtel Félicien Paris ($), Le Metropolitan ($$), Peninsula Paris ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Victor Hugo, Église d'Auteuil, Trocadéro, Kléber, Boissière, Rue de la Pompe, Passy, Ranelagh, Jasmin, Avenue Foch, Mirabeau, Chardon-Lagache, Exelmans, Porte de Saint-Cloud; RER to Gare de Boulainvilliers, Avenue Foch, Avenue du Président Kennedy, Michel-Ange-Auteuil.

Arrondissement 17  

17th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The 17th is primarily a residential area, extending from the Arc de Triomphe north. The neighborhoods feature many local restaurants, cafés and bakeries, as well as Martin Luther King Park and the picturesque Promenade Pereire. It’s typically not an area many tourists will visit when in Paris, but the streets extending from the Arc de Triomphe are worth exploring.

Popular tourist spots: Arc de Triomphe, La Cité des Fleurs, Cinema des Cinéastes.

Local secrets: Lush Bar, L’Entredgeu, Rech, Le Bouchon et l’Assiette, Batignolles, Mamma Primi.

Hotels: Hotel Darcet ($), Hidden Hotel ($$), Hotel Splendid Étoile ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Neuilly Porte Maillot, Ternes, Courcelles, Porte de Champerret, Wagram, Malesherbes, Brochant, Argentine, Porte de Clichy, La Fourche, Rome; RER to Porte de Clichy, Neuilly Porte Maillot.

Arrondissement 18  

18th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: Centered around the Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre is an artsy neighborhood with amazing views overlooking Paris. It’s been home to many artists, including Picasso, and these days it’s a good spot to find a nice café or bakery. The arrondissement extends south to the edge of Pigalle, where you can find the Moulin Rouge and a lively nightlife scene, as well as many restaurants and bars.

Popular tourist spots: Sacré-Cœur, Café des Deux Moulins, Cimetière de Montmartre, Jazz Museum, Dali Museum.

Local secrets: A.P.C. Surplus, Lomi, The Hardware Société Paris, Alexine.

Hotels: HotelF1 Paris Saint Ouen Marché Aux Puces ($), Hôtel Môm'Art ($$), Hôtel Particulier Montmartre ($$$).

Public transportation: Metro to Abbesses, Anvers, Porte de Clignancourt, Simplon, Château Rouge, Marx Dormoy, Jules Joffrin.

Arrondissement 19  

19th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The 19th houses two of Paris’s biggest parks, Parc de la Villette and Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, as well as several museums. The surrounding neighborhoods are up-and-coming, with new eateries and bars constantly popping up, and several music festivals, including Pitchfork Festival Paris, are held in the area.

Popular tourist spots: Philharmonie de Paris, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Le Zenith Paris, La Cité des Sciences et de L'Industrie

Local secrets: A La Folie, Le Pavillon des Canaux, La Mouzaïa.

Hotels: Libertel Canal Saint Martin ($), Hôtel Restaurant Au Boeuf Couronné ($$).

Public transportation: Metro to Porte de Pantin, Ourcq, Riquet, Bolivar, Botzaris, Place des Fêtes, Crimée, Porte de la Villette, Corentin Cariou, Buttes Chaumont, Pré-Saint-Gervais.

Arrondissement 20  

20th Arrondissement of Paris

What it's known for: The arrondissement surrounding the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, where Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde are buried, is a former industrial, bohemian area, which includes trendy Belleville and Menilmontant. Parc de Belleville is a small green park and gardens with views of the Paris skyline (including the Eiffel Tower).

Popular tourist spots: Père Lachaise Cemetery, La Bellevilloise, Parc de Belleville.

Local secrets: La Commune, Rue Denoyez, Librairie Galerie Le Monte-en-l’air, Culture Rapide.

Hotels: The Loft ($), Mama Shelter Paris ($$), Hotel Novotel Paris Est ($$$). 

Public transportation: Metro to Porte de Bagnolet, Porte de Montreuil, Buzenal, Avron, Père Lachaise, Pelleport, Philippe Auguste, Alexandre Dumas. 

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