A walk in Paris will be ideal to discover all the charm of the city and its different facets: museums, gardens, historical monuments, quays of the Seine… From the oldest to the trendiest districts, let yourself be surprised. Whether you are an art lover, a history buff, a shopping addict, an architecture enthusiast or a gourmet, Paris will conquer everyone’s heart. For your guided tour in Paris, we deliver you our top 5 districts of Paris to visit.
Certainly the most famous and attractive district for tourists, the Champs Elysées, in the centre of the capital in the 8th arrondissement, is full of treasures: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Avenue des Champs Elysées, the Grand and Petit Palais, the Place de la Concorde, but also famous cabarets like the Lido.
The district of Paris to visit without exception is the district of Montmartre. A small village atmosphere and romantic charm are guaranteed on the Montmartre hillock, in the 18th arrondissement. The cobbled alleys will lead you to the Sacré Coeur basilica, the Place du Tertre, the Place des Abbesses, the wall of love or the Moulin Rouge. Montmartre is an artists’ quarter that offers a panoramic view of the city’s rooftops and has become a must-see tourist spot in Paris.
Discover the Latin Quarter, which combines history and animation, in the 5th and 6th arrondissements. Between its historical monuments, its Roman remains and its universities, it gives way to an effervescence that emerges from the terraces of the cafés, the theatres and the shopping streets. The oldest district of the capital is home to some unmissable monuments: the Sorbonne, the Panthéon, the Jardin des Plantes, the Arab World Institute…
The Opera district, which is mainly in the 9th arrondissement, will charm you with its Haussmann-style buildings. You can visit the Opéra Garnier, but also the Grévin museum. For a shopping session, head for the Galeries Lafayette, on the roof of which you will have a breathtaking view of the city.
As a wealthy district of the 6th arrondissement, Saint Germain des Prés is known for its luxury boutiques, the Orsay Museum and the Luxembourg Gardens. Saint Germain des Prés is a veritable village in the heart of the city that invites Parisians and tourists to sit on the terrace of a literary café, to take the Pont des Arts or to visit the Bon Marché. A former writers’ haunt, the district is now renowned for its famous cafés and shopping streets.
The capital is also home to other famous districts such as the Marais to visit, the Invalides, the Bastille, the Louvre – Tuileries or Belleville and Ménilmontant.
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