The 1st arrondissement of Paris is located in the heart of historical Paris, on the right bank of the Seine. It includes one of the oldest districts of the city, called Les Halles, which dates from the beginning of the Middle Age (fifth century). Easily accessible by six bridges or footbridges: Pont au Change, Pont Neuf, Pont des Arts, Carrousel Bridge, Pont Royal and Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, the 1st arrondissement has the largest area of public green spaces in Paris with the Tuileries Garden, Jardin du Carrousel, Jardin des Halles, Jardin de l'Infante, Oratory Garden, Jardin du Palais-Royal, Vert-Galant Square and Place de Dauphine Square. Of the five "Royal Squares" of Paris, three are in the district : Place Vendome, Place des Victoires and Place Dauphine. The 1st district also offers two outside food markets, the Saint-Eustache Market and the Marché Saint-Honoré, as well as the rue Montorgueil, the most in style pedestrian shopping street in Paris.
The second arrondissement of Paris, former textile wholesalers' quarter named "Le Sentier", has been transformed into "Silicon Sentier". However, thanks to the rue Montorgueil and the covered passageways of the 19th century, such as the Choiseul Gallery, the Passage des Princes, the Passage du Grand-Cerf, the Passage des Panoramas and the Galerie Vivienne, this "smallest district of Paris" has kept his historical side. The Opera-Comique is an architectural gem where you can discover Offenbach and the like, with wonderful Operettes. The splendid Place des Victoires recalls the omnipotence of the "sun king" Louis XIV. Also discover Japanese cuisine all along St. Anne's Street. And finally, the "Fury Room" -a new concept of "stress relief" from Japan- to relieve you from all urban rage, if any!
The 3rd arrondissement of Paris is a trendy enclave of cafés, restaurants and trendy boutiques. The oldest buildings date from the 18th century. This rather residential borough is located for a large part in Le Marais. Some streets such as rue de Bretagne, rue de Montmorency, rue Charlot and rue de Braque are very popular. The House of Pernelle and Nicolas Flamel, built in 1407, attracts every day its curious. Art lovers can be found in modern galleries and at the Picasso Museum, a majestic 17th century mansion house. The Carnavalet Museum, the Museum of Hunting and Nature, the Museum of Art and History of Judaism are among the many famous museums of the 3rd district. Fans of scientific history stay bewildered by a visit to the Museum of Arts and Crafts. As for the animated market of Enfants Rouges -the oldest indoor market in Paris-, it is open every day from 8:30 to 20:30 for a discovery of beautiful seasonal fruits and vegetables and international dishes!
The 4th arrondissement is located between Châtelet and Bastille and includes part of the fashionable Marais district, known for its trendy boutiques, art galleries and nightlife. Since the end of the 19th century, the Marais district has a large Jewish community; rue des Rosiers is known for its kosher restaurants. Around 1990, a gay community settled in the neighborhood of the city hall with its bars and restaurants rue des Archives. The Center Pompidou attracts Parisians and tourists for its facade, but also its Museum of Modern Art, exhibitions, library and reading rooms and its magnificent restaurant in the air. The verdant Place des Vosges lined with galleries and restaurants offers a haven of peace. The Town Hall built in the nineteenth century has a classic style, even Baroque, that its night lighting makes a must. Tour St. Jacques, as beautiful as six centuries ago, is the starting point of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The 15 million visitors to Notre-Dame de Paris will sadly have to wait.
The 5th arrondissement is the oldest district of Paris. Built by the Romans during the antiquity, it extends over much of the Latin Quarter - an academic and intellectual district, also highly sought after by tourists. The boulevard Saint-Germain, boulevard Saint-Michel, and rue Saint-Jacques are quite popular and, for its many restaurants and pubs, the rue Mouffetard and rue Descartes are equally liked. The “Jardin des Plantes” opened to the public for nearly 400 years is a haven of beauty unique in France. Lovers of flowers will enjoy a voluptuous walk in the rose garden filled with 390 botanical species, while the alpine garden hosts more than 2000 mountain plant species. Between two avenues of plane trees, a breathtaking view of the great Evolution Gallery invites to visit the Natural History Museum. Further on, the Institute of the Arab World and the Museum of the Middle Ages are remarkable. Last but not least, the Paris Fifth District has a high density of arthouse cinemas with eighteen independent movie houses, such as the Pantheon cinema opened in 1907.
The 6th district of Paris is an affluent residential district, it is also the tourist district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the garden of Luxembourg. Prestigious institutions such as the Institut de France, the Senate and the Théâtre de l'Odéon make this arrondissement very special. Numerous teaching places such as the Lycée Montaigne, the Fenelon High School, Ecole Alsacienne and the renowned École des Beaux-Arts attract students from all over the world. With its 23 hectares of greenery, the Luxembourg Garden which was created in 1612 is a marvel. It is also in the 6th arrondissement that stands the famous Pont des Arts now deprived of its love padlocks, but nevertheless sought for its breathtaking view of the Seine and the monuments of Paris. The Café de Flore, the Deux Magots, the Procope, the brasserie Lipp, where writers and poets have thought and written, such as Balzac, George Sand, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Aragon ... are still much sought after. Finally, strolling Rue de Seine with its many Art Galleries is a must!
This sophisticated district hosts the emblematic Eiffel Tower and the Champ-de-Mars Park. The 7th arrondissement is one of “the beautiful districts” of Paris. In fact, many ministries including the Hôtel Matignon, the National Assembly, the Hôtel des Invalides, the École Militaire, and the UNESCO are located there. With large tree-lined avenues, buildings of impressive architecture, and majestic bridges, the 7th is an invitation to discovery. Well-known and less known gardens like the Champ de Mars, the Square Roger-Stéphane, the Oudinot clinic’s garden, the Square Denys-Bühler, and the Catherine-Labouré garden, but also cultural sites such as the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée Rodin and the Musée de l'Armée at the Hôtel des Invalides where Napoleon rests, are part of these stunning findings. Another one is Rue Cler, its cobblestones, its café terraces, its colorful stands of fresh produce and flowers make you feel part of this enchanting district instantly. Lines 6, 8, 10, 12 and 13 crisscross the sector and the RER-C serves the stations Musée D'Orsay, Invalides, Champ de Mars-Eiffel Tower all the way to Versailles.
A “chic” district, the 8th district of Paris is home to emblematic places such as the Palace of the Elysée the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées, the Madeleine church ... The 8th district is a place of power where the Elysée, the Ministry of the Interior, as well as seven Embassies, stand but it is also the crossroad of economic power in Paris with numerous financial establishments and headquarters of CAC40 companies. What is more, the 8th many luxury hotels of international renown are located there. The Champs-Élysées district is above all a prestigious commercial district where big international luxury brands are displayed, as well as sparkling office facades. In addition, the 8th arrondissement offers several world-renowned museums such as the Petit Palais, the Grand Palais, the Cernuschi Museum, the Nissim-de-Camondo Museum, the Jacquemart-André Museum, and the Palais de la Découverte. Finally, the Saint-Lazare train station and a dozen metro lines make transportation easy.
The elegant 9th arrondissement is known for its Opéra Garnier, an opulent structure of marble and gilded bronze where dance is mainly represented today. The famous Grévin museum is always full, the Museum of Romantic Life and that of Gustave Moreau are pearls to discover, as is the very discreet Museum of Freemasonry. The 9th district is also the district of New Athens, with calm and charming streets that house charming restaurants. Shopaholics quickly get to know Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, as well as the covered passages of the Grands Boulevards for their 19th-century architecture. The Olympia, not far from the Opera, is the most legendary stage in France where all the greatest artists of the 20th century have been entertaining. It is easy to get around the 9th arrondissement, thanks to the Opéra (lines 3, 7, 8), Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette (lines 7, 9), and Grands Boulevards (lines 8, 9) stations.
The 10th arrondissement is a lively district, particularly around the Saint-Martin canal. Parisians and tourists alike enjoy strolling there, leaning against the railing of one the eight picturesque footbridges to watch boats sail, admire locks and swing bridges, and century-old trees along the canal. Around Place de la République, the streets are lined with trendy bars and restaurants; Saint-Martin and St. Quentin open-markets offer stalls of fine food; the rue Sainte-Marthe with its cobblestones, lampposts, benches, and terraces with colorful furniture hosts Street-Art galleries, and one of the most charming squares in Paris; the passage Brady transports you to India with its Indian or Pakistani restaurants, its pastries, and vibrant colors, and the Françoise Sagan Library set in a former prison, give all its flavor to this unusual district. Finally, the 10th arrondissement includes two of the main Parisian stations, Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord, the first train station in Europe in terms of traffic.
The 11th district is one of the most lively and festive arrondissements in Paris. Located between the places of the Bastille, the Republic, and the Nation, it is also the most densely populated. Among the most famous monuments and sites, the Opera Bastille, The Winter Circus, the Père Lachaise cemetery stand out, as well as the Canal Saint-Martin, where in summer and winter you can picnic on its banks. Numerous courtyards and passages such as the Golden Star courtyard, the Three Brothers court, the Lhomme passage, and the Industrial court remain from the time when the Faubourg Saint-Antoine was the mecca of furniture makers. Likewise, hidden cities like the Cité du Figuier and the Cité Durmar with their cobbled streets, colorful houses, pretty glass roofs, and plants in abundance give the impression of having left Paris. The Oberkampf district, where life is teeming day and night, is the cradle of the exquisite Passage St. Maur and Cité du Figuier. Unequaled, the 11th district of Paris has 25 metro stations.
Made up of villages swallowed up by Paris during its extension, the 12th arrondissement brings together a set of quiet residential districts. The best known are Bercy, Picpus, Bel-air, Quinze-Twenty and, historically, the Reuilly, Aligre and Faubourg St-Antoine districts. The Bois de Vincennes, the Opéra Bastille and the Viaduc des Arts are must-see places of leisure, as well as the René-Dumont green belt, a promenade with gardens along an old elevated railway line. Families flock to Bercy, a former wine warehouse district with a park, a concert hall, chain stores, restaurants and a Cinematheque designed by Frank Gehry. The district of the Gare de Lyon was the first place of Chinese emigration. From 1916 to 1918, one hundred and forty thousand Chinese workers participated in the French war effort. Seven metro lines and two stations serve Paris’ 12th arrondissement.
The 13th arrondissement of Paris is not very touristy. This district is best known for its Asian quarter, the Butte-aux-Cailles district as well as for the National Library of France on the banks of the Seine. Many high-rise buildings mingle with classic buildings. The largest Chinatown in Paris is full of Asian grocery stores and Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants. Every year, for the Chinese New Year, or spring festival, a parade represents the different cultures of Southeast Asia. Firecrackers, dragons, lions, martial arts, Buddhas and deities from the Chinese Pantheon accompany the floats in the parade. The Paris Rive Gauche district occupies the part of the 13th arrondissement located between the railway tracks of the Paris-Austerlitz station and the Seine, to the ring road. The barges moored on the quai de la Gare are home to trendy discos, cafes and bars popular with night and party lovers. The Gare d'Austerlitz with the RER C, and six metro lines serve the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
The 14th arrondissement of Paris is Montparnasse with its train station and its nightlife, theaters and cinemas, its typical bars and restaurants where so many artists have left their mark. The district is the result of several villages such as Petit Montrouge, the village of Pernety, or the new village of Orleans with its shopping streets and adjacent quiet and flowery alleys, squares, and terraces, meeting places for residents and curious tourists. The iconic rue Daguerre is closed to traffic on Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take the opportunity to sit down at one of the terraces or explore bakeries, florists, wine merchants, shops along its wide sidewalks. Students from all over the world are familiar with the Cité Universitaire Internationale, with its foreign pavilions, each of different architecture. Nearby, it is good to sit on the lawn of the English-landscaped Montsouris park, near its lake designed by Haussmann, in the shade of its hundred-year-old trees. At the crossroads of many public transport lines, the area is easy to get to and fro.
The 15th arrondissement is a great place to live. Restaurants, bistros, bars, local shops, and a shopping center, everything exists to find happiness! With its family atmosphere, quiet and relaxed, the 15th is not a tourist spot. However, the Bourdelle Museum nestled in a delightful garden is worth the detour. The Georges Brassens park and its old book market, the André Citroën park and its Montgolfière, the Île aux Cygnes and its Statue of Liberty, the Petite Ceinture and its old converted railway line are green spaces popular with amateurs of nature, calm and unusual walks. The Beaugrenelle center for contemporary architecture, Convention, and its little neighborhood life, the Motte-Picquet-Grenelle, and its perpetual animation are typical places of the 15th district. However, the Exposition Center attracts visitors from all over the world with the Motor Show, Agriculture Show, Chocolate Show, etc. The arrondissement provides six metro lines, the Montparnasse station and the RER C to go to Versailles and its château.
For decades, the 16th arrondissement’s grand avenues and 19th century buildings have been the first choice for diplomats and high society. Dozens of museums, embassies and prestigious schools amplify the illustrious ambiance of this district. Consider our furnished rentals in the midst of this prestigious, calm, and international arrondissement.
Our furnished flats in the residential 17th arrondissement suit a range of tastes. On rue des Dames, buildings serve as canvases for Paris's street artists while on rue Fortuny sits several uniquely colorful homes (works of art themselves). While the 17th can already boast many parks, this arrondissement continues to expand its greenery with the Clichy-Batignolles Park.
The vibrant 18th arrondissement, immortalized in the film Amélie, historically presided over Paris as the artists' district. Montmartre, the Moulin Rouge and the white-domed Sacré Coeur are all in the 18th arrondissement. Wander away from the tourist hotspots and explore the charming little streets of our furnished rentals, neighbored by local cafes, fresh bakeries and antique shops.
The heart of this district, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, leads the 19th arrondissement’s surge of urban renewal. This relatively unknown district, with its science and technology museum and sprawling Parc de la Villette, is very kid-friendly. For modern buildings and lower rents, browse our furnished apartments in this diverse, evolving arrondissement.
The 20th arrondissement's multicultural neighborhoods, converted former factories and affordable prices continue to attract young artists, professionals and urbanites. Its most famous residents, however, are dead. The world's most visited cemetery, Père Lachaise, is the final resting place for The Doors' Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and many more. In this trending area, try out a furnished rental in a former atelier.