Favorite thing: Paris is divided into 20 districts (arrondissements). At almost any newstand. you can buy the pocket size "Paris par Arrondissement", a complete book of Paris maps and transportation info (6.50 euros). This is the only guide you'll need for finding your way around Paris.
this is paris,divided into 20 'arrondissements',it means boroughs,like in london:
paris 1er,2e,3e,4e are the oldest parts with many museums,very old houses,one of them was built in the 14th century
paris 5e,6e is the latin district,in reference to the university'la sorbonne',it is a district with many students that you will meet boulevard saint-michel or boulevard saint-germain,it was famous in the 1960s,but now it is less exciting
paris 7e,8e are very rich,la tour eiffel is in the 7e,and many administrative buildings;champs-elysees is in the 8e
paris 9e,10e,11e are now medium boroughs,with cheaper flats and many immigrants
paris 12e,13e,14e,15e are not so bad;the middle-class live there most of the time
paris 16e is the richest part with many consulates
paris 17e south is very rich,around place de l'étoile,
paris 17e north is awful
paris 18e is montmartre,with pigalle which is also on north 9e;it was the district of the artists,now it is part of the paris 'gaza strip'
paris 19e and 20e were popular areas fifty years ago,and it was very nice to go there at night,with many typical pubs;the famous singer Maurice Chevalier loved that district,one of his song is called:menilmontant,which is in paris 20e;now paris 19e and paris 20e look like the southern part of beirut,with a difference,beirut is much safer,because there is no United Nations Army in Paris to prevent and stop conflicts
Forming like a husk of escargot.
Even if you stay in Paris for only a few days you must conquer at least from 1er(1st) to 10e(10th).
They have the principal tourist spots among there, like The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre Museum, The Arch of Triumph, etc...
Paris is consisted of 20 districts numbered from 1 to 20. The first district is in the city center on the right riverside (North). Districts are placed in spiral around this one clockwise.
The following image shows the disposal of districts.
don't forget to check out the outer districts, where the real people live, work, play, eat, and sleep. I found the immigrant neighborhood of Belleville especially vibrant and colorful, the face of France's future.
Fondest memory: Running around Paris in the middle of the night with crazy Parisian boys right as the sun comes up
The parisian districts : 20
If you have an address and you don't know in wich district it is, don't worry. Look at the zip code. They are like this in Paris: 75001,75002, etc...
75 is the number of Paris and 001, 002, 003, etc.. is the district number.
Paris is in the middle of a big metropol. Don't forget that the official Paris limit is the part inside the ring ('périphérique' in french)
places of interest:
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Fondest memory: Pont Neuf
Pont des Arts
Favorite thing: Each arrondissement have its own city hall - this is the one right across the Pantheon - the Mairie of the 5th arrondissement.
Eiffel tower, boat trip on Seine, museums, night life, modern art exhibitions and fashion shows, museum of parfumes.
Fondest memory: Living in small appartment on Victor Hugo Boulevard some days.
This is the map of all the districts that I discribe in my travelogues. These places are really interesting.
In 10 years, I think that I'll finish my Paris page!!
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