Writing about Paris is a daunting task – didn’t know what I was getting into when I started this post. Needless to say, this is a work in Progress – check back for updates – I will complete this one (and the separate detailed arrondissement posts) soon.
What can I say about Paris that other people haven’t said before? There’s a reason Paris had 29 million tourists who brought in 39.5 million Euros of income to the city in 2012. Houve um aumento de 0,2% em estadias em hotéis, and this number does not account for sites like Airbnb, Couchsurfing, or Homeaway. Tourism in Paris has grown despite the grim economic climate in Europe because it is an amazing city. Sure, it’s touristy; but not in the painfully unbearable way that Versailles or Venice are. One can traverse the streets of Paris and enjoy even the most popular sites without feeling asphyxiated. Even the most jaded traveler has the potential to fall in love with this city. The food is fantastic and with just a little research one can find some true jewels (and some killer deals). Há música incrível, art, and nightlife. Best of all, Parisians are quite nice. Tourists just think they are assholes because they are much like New Yorkers, efficient. This post is going to be a big one. Paris is a big city, para ser paciente e não se preocupe. You can come back to this post as many times as you want. As I wrote I decided to break it down into smaller posts, so for example, each arrondissement will get its own post…I’ll link out to them as I write them. Basta clicar para obter a sua informação.
I advice that if you go to Paris, you spend a minimum of 14 days there. Between the jet lag (7 hour flight – 6 hour time difference) you will lose 2 days (travel day & adjustment day). Eu sugiro que você não fique em um hotel. Paris may have the worst hotels in the world. They are crappy and they are expensive. Também, Paris is not a cheap city, o que significa que, se você não tem uma cozinha, you will end up broke after your hotel breakfast. On top of this, Parisienses não fazem ovos no café da manhã. I promise, you will be done with pastries after day 7 in Paris. Rent an apartment with a kitchen in your chosen arrondissement and get to know just that area. This (in my opinion) is the best way to get to know Paris. Não tente ver todos os locais, just get to know the sights in your arrondissement. This will make for a much more pleasant trip AND will force you to come back to get to know the city in full.
Before you head to “La Ville-Lumière” you need to figure out what you want to experience and where to go. Paris is divided into arrondissements each with its own personality. below is a breakdown of each arrondissement (and a clip from Paris, Je t’aime -awesome film):
1st – The Louvre – Localizado na margem direita do rio Sena, this is one of the most touristy spots in the city of Paris (yet the one with the least residents). I would not necessarily “stay” in the 1st, but you will definitely want to visit. The 1st is now considered to be the center of the city (it used to be the Ile de la Cite). I happen to love this area, and I think this has a lot to do with my love of art, architecture, and history. It is broken up into four quarters:
- Quartier Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois: If you have been reading this blog, you know I’m a bit of a church fanatic (in the architectural sense). This quarter bears the name of Saint-Germais-l’Auxerroisque você deve definitivamente visitar. This arrondissement is also home to the Louvre and the Tuilerie gardens which are both spectacular. Needless to say, this area is quite touristy. In fact, the people who live here mostly live in Ile de la Cite, Sebastopol and the Rue Amiral-de-Coligny.
- Quartier des Halles: Built during the middle ages, this is one of the oldest Parisian Arrondissements. A “Les Halles” is what we in the US consider a Farmer’s Market. Se você é da América Latina, then this is a “Galeria”. Les Halles was Paris’ ginormous farmers’ market, which unfortunately, foi substituído no final dos anos 60 por um centro comercial subterrâneo hediondo. I really dislike the new building. Faz-me lembrar do que aconteceu em Nova York com McKim, Mead & White’s Penn Station. I get why they moved Les Halles, mas eu não tenho que gostar disso. The new Les Halles is located in Rungis. Skip Les Halles and head over toSaint-Eustache Igreja, it is gorgeous.
- Quartier du Palais-Royal: This is where government happens. The Palais-Royal arrondissement holds the Culture Ministry, the Constitutional Council of France and the Council of State. It also houses the Comédie Française (Paris’ state theater) and the Palais Royal theatre.
- Quartier de la Place-Vendôme: La Place Vendome is awesome (if you’re rich). Na verdade, é incrível independentemente. This area has some of the best window shopping anywhere. La Place Vendome houses some of the most luxurious shopping in Paris. It of course houses La Place Vendome with its famous equestrian sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte.
2nd –The Bourse – This one is tiny, and the central business district of the city. It also houses some great food and clothes shopping.
- Quartier Gaillon: It is named after a former hotel and gate and boasts ownership to Rue de la Paix, one of the prettiest streets in Paris. It also houses The old Salle Ventadour, a former Parisian theater, é agora o Banco da França. Passagem de Choiseul é a passarela coberta a mais longa em Paris, between the Rue des Petits Champs and rue Saint-Augustin. Foi sob mau estado grave, mas agora foi restaurado e parece adorável. De lá, you can easily reach the Bouffes-Parisiens theater.
- Quartier Vivienne: As you stroll Vivienne’s streets, you will run into the Stock Exchange (La Bourse) and the Galerie Vivienne – another shopping passage like Passage de Choiseul. Vivienne houses Jean-Paul Gaultier and Yuki Torii. Se você estiver em igrejas, check out the 17th Century Basilica Notre-Dame des Victoires and the Opéra-Comique theatre.
- Quartier Mail: This quarter houses the uber fashionable Place des Victoires which commemorates Louis XIV’s reign and of course his victories. It of course has an equestrian statue of the victorious King.
- Quartier Bonne Nouvelle: Named after the no longer existing Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle (it has been replaced by a neo-classical structure), este quartier abriga o medievalJean sans Peur tower which was named after John the Fearless, the Burgundian Duke. The tower is a great workout for your tush (300 steps) AND has some very whimsical details worth seeing.
3rd –The Temple – Located on the right bank of the Seine, this is the historic heart of Paris. The arrondissement was designed when Charles V extended the town. It is named after the Templiers. This is a good place to live like a local, it is quite residential and includes the Marais. There are lots of restaurants, cafes, e lugares repleto de história, incluindo aMusée Carnavalet, Hôtel de Soubise.
- Quartier Arts-et-Métiers: It is named after Conservatory of Arts and Crafts. The building was an abbey, and its purpose is to promote science and “matters”. Esta área abriga o Hôtel Louis XV, em Saint-Martin boulevard.
- Quartier Enfants-Rouges: Named after the hospital that housed orphans who wore red. Its main attraction is the Marché du Temple, a gorgeous building that houses lots of specialty shops. The Marche des Enfants Rouges is a must for foodies.
- Quartier Archives: This quartier houses the national archives and the Bibilothèque de Paris as well as the former Couvent des Minimes. The Rue des Francs-Bourgeois has some lovely old structures that make for great photo ops.
- Quartier Sainte-Avoye: This is where money was made in Paris, the “little industry of Paris”. The neighborhood is marked by 18th century façades, a casa de Nicolas Flamel, Rue Chapon and Rue du Temple..
4th –Hotel de Ville/Marais – Located on the right bank of the Seine, this is probably where you will run into the most tourists since it houses the famous Notre-Dame, O City Hotel, the Pompidou Center, and the Marais quarter Needless to say, if you stay here, it will cost you. Você também vai encontrar o Hôtel de Sully, Rue des Rosiers and the Jewish Quartier, Beaubourg, Le Marais, Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville, Mémorial de la Shoah, L'Atelier Brancusi, Place des Vosges, Biblioteca Arsenal, Saint-Jacques Tower and Parisian island Île Saint-Louis.
- Quartier Saint-Merri:Esta área é antiga e muito residencial. It houses structures from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries including the Hotel de Ville. The original was built in 1357, but was rebuilt after a fire between 1874 e 1885. Hotel de Ville square (Place de Grève) was an execution spot during the Middle Ages. Praça Hotel de Ville é uma área livre de carros e um lugar onde muitas vezes há festivais e concertos.
- Quartier Saint-Gervais:Este é o local para verificar mansões maravilhosas e hotéis antigos. In the Middle Ages, this was the residential area where nobles lived.
- Quartier de l’Arsenal:Nomeado após o arsenal real, que existe desde 1533 but was transformed into the Arsenal Library in 1757. It is also home to the Arsenal Harbor (Bassin de l’Arsenal).
- Quartier Notre-Dame:Tenho certeza que você sabe o que foi nomeado após. It is made up of part of the City Island, and the entire Saint Louis Island. When you go, hit up the catacombs below Notre Dame, nunca há uma linha e é super cool.
- Le Marais: This is not a “real” quartier, mas um histórico que spands entre os dias 3 e os 4 arrondissements. É como Greenwich Village, there are tons of bars, restaurants, and squares. It also holds the Chinese quarter, the gay quarter and the artists quarter. Este é o lugar onde toda acool kids hang out,
5th – Pantheon / Quarter- LatinaEste é, na margem esquerda do rio Sena e as casas Sorbonne (which I plan to attend when I finally make my move to Paris). The 5th was built by the Romans and was named the “Quartier Latin” in the Middle Ages when it became the center of learning. Você ainda pode encontrar ruínas romanas e algumas igrejas impressionantes comoSaint Etienne du Mont e Saint Séverin churches. Como a maioria da faculdade / universidade são áreas, the Latin Quarter is filled with cafes and boutiques. In its heyday, Molière and Artaud were regulars in the area. If you are a bibliophile, take a walk on Quai de Montebello and Boulevard Saint Michel.
- Quartier Saint Victor: Expect to see Sorbonne students walking the streets, many of them live here. Enquanto estiver aqui confira Saint Nicolas-du-Chardonnet church. The Arènes de Lutèce é um anfiteatro galo-romana super cool.
- Quartier du Jardin des Plantes: the National Museum of Natural Historytem alguns belos jardins. Saint-Médard and theGrande Mosquée de Paris make for some really cool sight seeing.
- Quartier du Val de Grâce: Val de Grace is a military French hospital, it is kind of amazing. Foi encomendado pela Rainha Anne da Áustria, wife of Louis XIII. She wanted to show the Virgin gratitude for finally granting her a child after 23 years. It’s a gorgeous example of Baroque architecture…and you know, se não é barroco, don’t fix it (I did mention I was an art history geek, right?)
- Quartier de la Sorbonne: This quarter is near the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Sorbonne university, and stands on Montagne Sainte Geneviève. Neste trimestre, tem algumas das melhores escolas de prestígio e, juntamente com oPanthéon, La Sorbonne, Collège de France, and the oldest tree in Paris in Square René-Viviani.
6th – Luxembourg – Este é mesmo no centro de Paris à esquerda do Sena. Existem estruturas aqui que voltar para a época romana. Its Medieval streets house some of the best shops in Paris: mom & pops, boutiques, and high end clothing shops. Think of Luxembourg as an amalgam of the 5th & 7th. You can find yourself in a quiet, rua serena, em seguida, andar alguns quarteirões e ser imerso no burburinho dos alunos de Paris. This is a highly residential district.
- Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés: It houses the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts, which means that you may run into the next big artist. There are tons of antique shops, art dealers, and really cool museums (like the Delacroix Museum, it’s the home where he died). You may run into the site of the Saint-Germain des Prés abbey. All that remains of it is the church, but stop by. It was a site of learning in its time and has a great history. This area was frequented by the likes of Jean-Paul Sartre, Alberto Giacometti, Simone de Beauvoir, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington e Boris Vian. É também o local da antiga casa da Rainha Margot. There are lots of tourists here, but the area is not over-crowded. You will not be bored here, ever.
- Quartier de la Monnaie: Books, Books, Books! You will find every kind of book shop, the tiny antique sellers, as well as Paris’ largest book sellers. Você vai querer verificar o Hôtel de la Monnaie e do Palais de l'Institut.
- Quartier de l’Odéon: The 17th Century Saint-Sulpice church is a must see here. The Rue des Augustins houses the convent where Louis XIII was enthroned. Picasso painted Guernica on this street (maybe you’ll get inspired). Most importantly, get yourself to the Jardin du Luxembourg.
- Notre-Dame-des-Champs: If you happen to need a priest outfit, you can most likely find it here. Consider this Paris’ religious quarter. Você verá que rosário sua avó pediu-lhe para trazer aqui de volta. Take a walk on Rue du Montparnasse and Rue d’ Assas.
7th– Palais-Bourbon – Este é localizado na margem sul do Sena. É o mais famoso para a Torre Eiffel e abriga a Assembleia Nacional, bem como várias embaixadas. You will pay more for hotels, restaurants and bars in this area.
- Quartier Saint-Thomas d’Aquin: One of the fanciest areas in Paris, lots of rich and important people live here.
- Quartier des Invalides: Houses the Hotel des Invalides, the Palais Bourbon, and the Chamber of Deputies, is also to be found in this quarter.
- Quartier de l’Ecole-Militaire: Probably the least attractive in Paris, but it does have a few jewels such as houses in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI architectural styles.
- Quartier du Gros-Caillou:Início da Torre Eiffel e do Parc du Champ de Mars, é adoravel.
8th– Élysée –Este leva residência, na margem direita do rio Sena e é nomeado após Les Champs Elysées, this avenue spans from the Place de la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle (Les Champs Elysées). Here you will find the oldest underground station in Paris, Franklin-D-Roosevelt. The residents of the area are definitely more well off and the area (and its shops) reflect the demographic. Locais de interesse incluem, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, o Palácio Elysée, Jacquemart-Andre Museum.
- Quartier des Champs-Élysées:Se você vai para Paris, you will most likely visit here to see the Champs Elysées and its garden, O Arco do Triunfo, Le Petit Palais, and Le Grand Palais.
- Quartier de la Madeleine: If you want to do some shopping (and can afford it) head to the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. This area also holds the Elysée Palace, and Ministry of Interior. Make a stop at the Igreja de la Madeleine, if you get lucky, you may catch some live music or an art exhibition.
- Quartier du Faubourg-du-Roule: There are quite a few financial buildings here at the Parc Monceau.
- Quartier de l’Europe:A área mais acessível no 8º, so you will find upper middle class people in this area. Great area if you plan to travel since the Saint-Lazare rail station is located there.
9th–Opéra – This right bank arrondissement is tiny, it used to be part of Montmartre & Clichy, but was designated to be its own arrondissement in the 19th Century. É o lar de a Opéra Garnier e abriga grande quantidade de teatros e cinemas. This district is really much appreciated. Its two major roads are the rue Lafayette and the boulevard Haussmann (which houses Galeries Lafayette & Printemps) . Certifique-se de verificar o Musée Grévin, and Folies Bergère.
- Quartier de la Chaussée-d’Antin: Visit the Capucins convent (now a high school), built by Brongniard, an architect who worked under Louis XVI. Catch a show at the Palais Garnier. And take a peek at the Grande Synagogue de Paris and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, which (rumor has it) houses the remainders of Mary’s house (sounds a little sketchy to me…).
- Quartier Saint-Georges: This area is all about Greek Revival. Foi nomeado "a nova Atenas" durante o Primeiro Império. This is the spot for music and shows. Se você está faltando o Time Square da década de 1980, The Pigalle will bring it right back. This red light district houses plenty of sex shops (4 story ones). It also houses some lovely sights like the rue des Martyrs. While there, also stop by the Second Empire Holy-Trinity church.
- Quartier du Faubourg Montmartre: Young, vibrant, and home to the Paris conservatoire. This is the home of the Hôtel Drouot and the Folies Bergère cabaret. As for churches, não perca em Saint-Eugène.
- Quartier de Rochechouart: The Jacques Decour high school (Collège Rollin) was the school where painter Edouard Manet and the philosopher Bergson attended.
10th– Enclos-St-Laurent/Entrepot – This one was added to the city in 1859. Prior to this, it was Faubourg which was an industrial area. This is one of the most affordable arrondissements in Paris. It houses the two main train stations: Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est. The area is incredibly diverse as you will see below:
- Quartier Saint-Vincent-de-Paul: Mainly populated by the upper middle class and the location of the two train stations. O antigo mercado Saint Laurent costumava ser aqui. Visite o Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, que fica no local original da prisão de Saint-Lazare.
- Quartier de la Porte-Saint-Denis: This area is mainly commercial and industrial, it is known for its crystal and porcelain production. When there, take a stroll on Boulevard de Strasbourg and the Passage de Brady. Confira a Porte-Saint Denis por pelo arquiteto François Blondel.
- Quartier de la Porte-Saint-Martin: Although this area is mostly industrial, you can check out some really cool sites like Saint Laurent church and the Renaissance theatre, and of course the Porte Saint-Martin.
- Quartier de l’Hôpital Saint-Louis:Nomeado após St Louis Hospital which was erected during the 17th century by Henri IV. The hospital now specializes in Cancer treatment. Confira o canal Saint Martin, it spans 2.7 miles and brings a touch of Amsterdam to this area of Paris. It is as romantic as it gets.
11th– Popincourt – If you’re on the right bank between Place de la Nation, Place de la République, e Place de la Bastille você está em Popincourt. É um grande distrito e super residencial. Você vai querer verificar os bares e restaurantes da Rua Oberkampf. If you are in for a little culture, check out La Bastille, Nation, New Jewish Quarter, Circus inverno, and Église Saint-Ambroise.
- Quartier de la Folie-Méricourt: This area has some darling little homes called folies that were built in the 18th century.
- Quartier Saint Ambroise: Saint Ambroise is one of my favorite Parisian churches. It was erected over a house built under the reign of Charles VI for Jean de Popincourt. Se você estiver sentindo a necessidade para a festa, head to Rue Oberkampf for its bars & clubs.
- Quartier de la Roquette: It holds two prisons: La Petite Roquette and La Grande Roquette as well as the Père Lachaise cemetery. The Place de la Bastille as well as the Bastille are its most famous residents.
- Quartier Sainte Marguerite: Named after the church and its cemetery (Louis 17 was buried in this quarter).
12th– Reuilly –Este arrondissement está localizado a sudeste de Paris e inclui a área de Vincennes, great for those who love flora. It is named after a market town that was formed in the periphery of the residence of King Dagobert. This means there are some gorgeous Renaissance structures to check out. Alguns lugares que você vai querer verificar se estão Opéra Bastille, Bercy Park and Village, Promenade Plantée, Quartier Aligre, Viaduc des arts the Bois de Vincennes, and the Zoo de Vincennes.
- Quartier de Picpus: This area has a lot of revolutionary history. Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette rests at Cimetière de Picpus (now a private cemetery) which also contains the remains of French aristocrats who were guillotined during the Revolution.
- Quartier du Bel-Air: This is a great little neighborhood, it is residential, but one can find anything one needs. It homes the Palais de la Porte Doréee seu famoso aquário.
- Quartier de Bercy: Its most famous resident is the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy (POPB) a stadium for games, concerts, and more.
- Quartier des Quinze-Vingts: There are two big hospitals in this area; Trousseau and Saint-Antoine. What people go to see is the Train Bleu at the Gare de Lyon. This Second Empire style restaurant is stunning, probably one of the prettiest in the city. It was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Make a reso while you are in Paris, it will be worth it. Besides, talvez você vai sentar-se onde Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, Jean Gabin, or Marcel Pagnol sat.
13th– Gobelins – This one is on the Southeastern area of Central Paris (left of the Seine). Before it was brought into the city of Paris, this area was called the Faubourg Souffrant (suffering suburb). It was an area for the working people. Você não vai encontrar muitos turistas lá, but you will find some awesome Chinese food (last time I was there I found the best Chinese I’ve had in 5 years). É também o lar de Place d'Italie, La Butte aux Cailles, Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), Gare d'Austerlitz, Manufacture des Gobelins, Butte-aux-Cailles and Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. Like the rest of the arrondissements, it is split up into quartiers, but here the locals stick to the cultural as opposed to the administrative quartiers.
- Quartier de la Salpêtrière: This area includes a piece of the Faubourg Saint Marcel and of the Par13th Arrondissement and was named for the area hospital (Hopital de la Pitié – Salpêtrière).
- Quartier de la Gare: Go hungry and get ready for some of the best Chinese of your life. The neighborhood includes a piece of Paris’ Rive Gauche but is quite affordable. Check out the National Library.
- Quartier de la Maison-Blanche: This is your spot to grab a drink in the afternoon. The Maison Blanche was a rural area made up of the Butte aux Cailles, a hill covered by meadows and mills. .
- Quartier Croulebarbe: One of the oldest names in Paris, and the most expensive area in the 13th. Here you will run into the Saint Marcel Faubourg, and the Gobelins manufacture, a tapestry factory.
14th– Observatoire – Na margem esquerda do Sena, no sul de Paris. I happen to love this neighborhood. Check out the Catacombs, e pegar arte legal para levar para casa no mercado do artista no domingo. Você pode obter alguns realmente bons negócios de vestuário na Rue d'Alesia. Places not to miss: Cimetière du Montparnasse, Gare Montparnasse, La Santé Prison, Denfert-Rochereau, Parc Montsouris, Stade Charléty, and Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.
- Quartier du Montparnasse: Named after Mount Parnassus where the Greek muses are said to have lived, the original Montparnasse was demolished. On a brighter note, é um ótimo lugar para dar um passeio. Montparnasse is known for its dance halls (this started around the time of the French Revolution). The rail station drives to the west and the south west of France (from Granville to Toulouse). Grab your camera & check out the Montparnasse cemetery. It sits on the site of three farms and was originally named the Cimitiere du Sud (South Cemetery). You’ll see quite a large of famous people in their final resting place here including André Citroën, François Gérard, Pierre Larousse, e Guy de Maupassant. Há também o Tour Montparnasse, mas eu sou de Nova Iorque, so a boring square skyscraper does not impress me much.
- Quartier du Parc-de-Montsouris: So, há um parque. É uma área agradável, mainly residential. Há um pouco de arquitetura de estilo Haussman agradável para check-out, but this is more of a neighborhood to live in, not to visit.
- Quartier du Petit-Montrouge: It’s a cute neighborhood with more Haussman-style buildings. There are also lots of plaster facades that were once favored by the working class. Currently, há muitas casas da cidade e oficinas de artistas.
- Quartier de Plaisance: There’s good shopping, (check out Rue d’Alesia) and a pretty good nightlife around here.
15th– Vaugirard – This is the most populated district in Paris and the largest. Sua história pré-revolucionária inclui muitas instituições religiosas, incluindo a Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice. It’s very different from Paris proper and has some pretty cool shops (and wine cellars). Não perca a Torre Montparnasse, Porte de Versailles, Front de Seine, La Ruche and quartiers Saint-Lambert, Necker, Grenelle and Javel.
- Quartier Saint-Lambert: It sits on the land that once was the Vaugirard village (wich was named after bishop Vaugirard & was was incorporated into Paris in 1860 ). Grab a jambon beurre and head to parc Georges Brassens. The park is named after the singer George Brassens who lived nearby. In the park, there are sculptures from Auguste-Nicolas Cain, a rose garden, vineyards, a fragrant garden with more than 80 fragrant plants, e uma colmeia de abelhas. Também fazer uma parada na Praça Saint-Lambert, onde você verá locals aprecia a luz solar. Saint-Lambert de Vaugirard,para o qual foi nomeado o trimestre, is a lovely sight.
- Quartier Necker:É o mais bem conhecido para a Necker – Enfants Malades hospital, the Montparnasse station and the Institut Pasteur – which is dedicated to medical research, but is also a museum.
- Quartier Grenelle: This area is pretty commercial. The Beaugrenelle (a.k.a. Front-de-Seine) is a mix of residential and commercial. It is known for its high rise buildings and great views of the Eiffel Tower. Se você estiver interessado em planejamento urbano, you may want to check it out. Foi planejado na década de 70 e é composta de 20 towers.
- Quartier Javel: The Javel houses the Georges Pompidou hospital, a bunch of tv studios, and the parc André-Citroën (South of the Eiffel Tower) which replaced a car factory. The park is definitely not the best park in Paris (it’s kind of sparse). It does have two green houses with dancing fountains that are fun to watch. Se você sentir a necessidade de um pouco de aventura água, ConfiraAquaboulevard, ele tem um parque aquático, squash courts, a huge gym and tons of physical activities.
16th– Passy – É um dos maiores arrondissements em Paris. It is made up of what used to be three towns; Passy, Auteuil, and Chaillot. Este é o lugar onde as embaixadas e organizações internacionais estão localizados. A área égorgeous.É super tranquila, safe, and calm. This is not the neighborhood is you’re looking to party (unless you’re looking for a hooker, it is said they look for customers on Bois de Boulogne). In all seriousness, lovely place for doorknob patrol (checking out homes). Não perca o Museu do Homem, Cimetière de Passy, Parc des Princes, and Musée Marmottan-Monet.
- Quartier d’Auteuil: This one is named after the Auteuil hill and known for the Auteuil viaduct, Sainte-Perine garden, Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil (built in 1761 under Louis XV & has an awesome greenhouse) and the Radio France building.
- Quartier de la Muette: If you miss out on Chateau Muette, você é um otário. É incrivel. É na beira do Bois de Boulogne, perto de La Porte de la Muette e foi restaurado no estilo do século 18. It was the castle for Princess Marguerite de Valois, filha do rei Henry II. Fazer uma parada na Passy cemitério, where Manet, Georges Mandel, and Claude Debussy rest.
- Quartier Porte Dauphine: It is said this is for the sporty crowd. Faça um passeio de barco no Lago Inférieur. Se você estiver em coisas mais abomináveis, the museum of Counterfeiting will be right up your alley. Take a walk on Avenue Foch and check out the Ennery.
- Quartier Chaillot: Check out The Palais de Chaillot. It was built in 1937, and is home the national museum of the navy, cinema museum, national museum of the French monuments, museu humanidade e do Teatro Nacional de Chaillot. Verifique também o Palácio de Tóquio, Clemenceau museum and the Musée du Vine do Trocadero e dos seus jardins, awesome spot for really great pictures of the Eiffel Tower. Se você é um idiota museu como eu, você estará no céu e seus amigos vão estar no inferno.
17th– Batignolles-Monceau – It’s kinda far from the center of Paris, por isso é mais residencial. Pretty much the only thing to check out here is the Palais des Congres. If you happen to stay there, you can delight in its Haussmann architecture, bars and parks. É também o lar de um pouco de Embaixadas. Fazer uma parada na Place de Clichy, Parc Monceau, Marché Poncelet, and Square des Batignolles.
- Quartier des Ternes: Its name harkens back to the Middle Ages when a Parisian Bishop had a farmhouse here. It was named Villa Externa. As humans tend to do, its name got shorter and shorter to become “Estern” and finally “Ternes”. The farmhouse became a castle and gave its name to the Quartier.
- Quartier de la Place Monceaux: Gorgeous residential area known for the Monceau Park. The park opened in the late 1800’s and has not changed much (to my delight). Marcel Proust is said to have been a regular at the park. The park makes the trip to Place Monceaux worth it.
- Quartier des Batignolles: The Batignolles was made up of agricultural fields and is now a kinda cool area. This could have to do with some of its former residents: Paul Verlaine, and Edouard Manet.
- Quartier des Epinettes: Cité des Fleurs is a must. Ele foi criado em meados de 1800 e é marcada por um tempo muito longo passarela e jardins. Awesome experience.
18th– Butte-Montmartre – I kinda love this arrondissement. People are afraid of it and think it is unsafe, mas eu não tive problemas lá. Great place to rent an apartment for the week (you’ll get great deals). It sits on a chalky hill and has awesome winding stairs (when you’re on vacay, take the stairs, it will allow you to eat as much as you want & not get fat). Os moradores locais chamamLa Butte, and it is the place for artists, art galleries and exhibitions. Isso me lembrou de Union City ou em North Bergen NJ. It had a large immigrant community, there were a few trannies on the street, and music coming out of every bar. Did I mention sex shops? When you go, set time aside for Montmartre, Pigalle, Barbès, Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, Église Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre, e Goutte d'Or.
- Goutte-d’Or: Really fun shopping if you like to hunt for one of a kind items. The Marché Dejean is a great spot to visit, an African market with tons of fun items. If you’re into food shopping and farmer’s market (like me), the Barbès market will be a delight.
- Grandes-Carrières: It is named after the gypsum quarries that took up residence here in the Middle Ages. Ele também foi o local de teatro da drag show Quatre-Z'arts. Head over to Rue Girardon to check out the 1726 obelisk.
- La Chapelle: It is known for the La Chapelle market and shopping rue L’Olive. Check out the Jardins d’ Eole, a nice area to escape the business of the city. Enquanto você está lá bater até a Basílica de Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc e Saint-Denys de la Chapelle, whose most famed visitor is said to be Joan of Arc.
- Clignancourt: I went here only because my mom has a thing for flea markets. The Puces de Saint-Ouen is the largest flea market of Europe. Ele está situado na Porte de Clignancourt e você pode encontrar qualquer coisa lá de algumas antiguidades deslumbrante para os piores porquerias possíveis. This makes it really fun.
- Pigalle: Need a little sexy time? This is where Paris’ red-light district is located. I went into one of the sex shops…you know…for research only…it was bigger than anything I’ve seen in Times Square. Stuff I saw there, I never would have imagined. Go and take the obligatory Moulin Rouge picture (it’s way more impressive on TV).
19th– Buttes-Chaumont – This arrondissement sits on the site of the old villages of La Villette and Belleville and it is named after the gorgeous park in the area. É essencialmente residencial e está vendo um pouco de crescimento recentemente. While there, consulte a Cidade da Ciência e Indústria, Parc de la Villette, Bassin de la Villette, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Cité de la Musique, Ourcq Canal, and Canal Saint-Denis.
- Quartier de La Villette: La Villette was originally a Gallo-Roman village and became a commune during the revolution. In 1860 tornou-se parte de Paris. Este bairro é o lar de Bassin de la Villette, o maior lago artificial em Paris, que vai levar você para o Ourcq e os canais Saint-Martin. Quando você está no ponto de encontro de Bassin de la Villette e do Canal Ourcq, you will run into the Flanders lift bridge which is the last of its kind. If you feel like catching a movie, head over to the MK2 cinema. This area is populated by students, artists, and really cute shops. While there, visitar a Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad.
- Quartier du Pont-de-Fandres: Esta foi uma vez como Meatpacking District de Nova York e abrigou o matadouro eo mercado de gado. These sites of these two buildings now homes the Villette Park, the Cidade da Ciência e Indústria (an awesome science museum), the Grande Halle (a concert venue), the Zenith (another concert venue) and the Cité de la Musique.
- Quartier d’Amérique: Lots of the white stonework you see in America came from here. It is said that this stone was used to built the White House. The quarries are gone, and in their place Paris has the Buttes Chaumont park. The park is huge and gorgeous. Foi construído por Jean-Charles Alphand no reinado de Napoleão tarde. A característica mais conhecida no parque é o Templo de la Sibylle localizada na Île de la Belvédère. O templo é uma versão menor do templo romano de Vesta em Tivoli, super charming. The park also boasts of grottos, cascades, bridges, and really cool flora. You could easily spend a whole day there.
- Quartier du Combat: This neighborhood has a bloody history. It used to host fights using poor animals like roosters, dogs, and bulls. Eventually animal fighting was outlawed. Ot was also the site where the gallows sat and killed many people. Se você estiver em macabro, this may be your quartier.
20th– Ménilmontant – This is a pilgrimage site for those who love Edith Piaf since she was born and died in this arrondissement. This was also where people went to party and dance in the 18th century. Today, this is an area largely populated by immigrants. It is home to the second Chinatown in Paris (this means some really good Asian food – specially on Rue de Belleville). While there, vá para o Cimetière de Père Lachaise, Parc de Belleville, and quartiers Belleville and Ménilmontant.
- Quartier de Belleville: The birthplace of Edith Piaf (at 72 Rue de Belleville)e Maurice Chevalier tornou-se, em grande parte chinesa e judaica ao longo dos anos. Rent tends to be cheaper, so a lot of artists live and work there. Visit Rue Denoye, há alguns graffiti muito legal e um monte de artistas de rua para comprar coisas de. Also stop by the street market in Boulevard de Belleville. It is on Tuesday and Friday and you can get some really good produce there.
- Quartier Saint Fargeau:Pegue o metrô da Place Gambetta e confira o Porte des Lilas e Porte de Bagnolet, Tenon hospital, Campagne à Paris (you’ll feel like you left Paris), and Severine square.
- Quartier du Père Lachaise: Named after the famous cemetery located here. This is the resting place of Oscar Wilde, Honoré de Balzac, Rosa Bonheur, Colette, Frédéric Chopin, Édith Piaf , Eugène Delacroix, and many, many more.
- Quartier de Charonne: This neighborhood was once made up of vegetable farms. Now it houses the Saint Germain de Charonne church and cemetery, and the Pavillon de l’Ermitage.
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