Must see in Paris:
Did you know that Paris is divided into 20 districts or arrondissements in each of which there are sights you can’t miss such as the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens or the Royal Palace in the 1st district, Notre-Dame de Paris and the Ile Saint-Louis in the 4th, Saint Germain des Pres in the 6th or even Montmartre and the Basilica Sacre-Coeur in the 18th?
Other essentials in Paris: the Comedie Francaise, Place Vendome, the Conciergerie, Sainte Chapelle, the Forum Des Halles in the 1st; covered passages as the passage Vivienne and the Passage des Panoramas in the 2nd; the Marais and the Picasso museum in the 3rd; the Contre Pompidou and the Jewish quarter in the 4th; the Latin quarter, the Sorbonne, the arenas of Lutèce, the botanical garden and the Pantheon in the 5th; the Eiffel tower, Les Invalides, the Musee d’Orsay and the Pont Alexandre III in the 7th; the Champs Elysées, the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais and Place de la Concorde in the 8th; the Opera Garnier in the 9th; the Montparnasse Tower for its views in Paris the 15th; the Chaillot palace, Trocadero and the Guimet museum in the 16th.
The new Paris:
If you really want step off the beaten path and discover the new Paris playing out in emerging neighborhoods, you should take the time to walk, stroll and visit places such as:
- 2nd district: the district of rue Montorgueil and its charming pedestrian streets, the Sentier district with its old mills rehabilitated fabrics boutiques and bobos shops
- 3rd district: the neighborhood of the Temple with its historic “carreau de Temple” (historic covered marketplace totally renovated into a culture and sports venue) and the Marche des Enfants Rouges.
- 9th: the trendy district with the nightlife of the area named SOPI ( South of Pigalle)
- 10th: casual bobo neighborhood and the Saint Martin Canal with its locks
- 11th: the young and lively Bastille district with Rue d’Oberkampf, concert halls, the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, alleyways lined with workshops of cabinet makers, and the Cirque d’Hiver
- 12th: The Marina of the Arsenal, the Aligre market, the Arts Viaduct with its 52 skilled craftsmen or even the “Green Belt” which is ideal for a nature ride
- 13th: the neighborhood of the Butte aux Cailles which has kept its small town spirit with small houses and cobbled streets
- 14th: the Catacombs and the gigantic and mysterious underground galleries network
- 17th: the Batignolles district with its artsy village atmosphere
- On the edge of the 18th: the flea market in Saint-Ouen is a bargain hunters paradise
- 19th: the Ourcq Canal is enjoying a renaissance since the development of the quays and the secret neighbor of the Mouzaia, the former city of workers feels like a real piece of the countryside, right in Paris
- 20th: popular, multicultural and ethnic neighborhoods are in full revival at Barbes, Belleville with Denoyer street (the home of Parisian street art), or even the hidden passages and sites of Ménilmontant, etc …
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