Where to stay in Paris? A full guide of the city !

The city of light reveals many secrets to those who know how to observe. Paris is a small country where each district has its own identity, its culture, its history. Don’t just visit Paris, live Paris!

The capital is full of hotel accommodations. If you don’t know where to stay, you will discover in this article the main assets of the different districts.

Upscale neighborhoods

The 1st arrondissement

This is the heart of the city. There is no shortage of architectural beauties. Many museums are grouped here, including the Louvre, which makes it a very popular place for tourists.

The 2nd arrondissement

The 2nd, less touristic, is articulated around the old Stock Exchange. It is the smallest district of Paris. You can enjoy the products of the market of the street Montorgueil.

The 3rd arrondissement

This district is a lively place, known for its quality of life. Stores and especially thrift shops, bars and trendy restaurants flourish. It attracts artists and hosts, at the Carreau du Temple, the fashion shows during the Fashion Week.

The 4th arrondissement

This is where the famous Marais district is located, ideal for strolling and finding good little restaurants. The shops are open every day and the atmosphere is friendly. This district also contains its share of nuggets: Notre-Dame de Paris, the Hôtel de Ville, the Place des Vosges and the unusual Pompidou Center.

The 5th arrondissement

Its Latin Quarter, built by the Romans, is without a doubt the oldest district of the city. It is now frequented by intellectuals and academics as well as by tourists attracted by the atmosphere in the pubs of the rue Mouffetard.

The 6th arrondissement

With its emblematic church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and its adjoining district, it is one of the places appreciated by art and literature lovers. The bookshops on the banks of the Seine are typical of this part of Paris.

The 7th arrondissement

It shelters the famous Eiffel Tower as well as its Champ-de-Mars. Not to be missed of course. What more can we say?

The 8th arrondissement

This arrondissement boasts the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Élysées. From the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, a large part of Paris’ history has taken place here.

The 9th arrondissement

It is a true catalog of architecture that opens onto the Grands Boulevards, starting from the Madeleine and passing by the Opera. It is also a district known for its cinema Le Grand Rex and its nightlife.

The 16th arrondissement

It can be classified in the chic and expensive districts. Rather bourgeois and residential, it is nevertheless the district which counts the greatest concentration of museums of the capital.

Popular districts

The 10th arrondissement

This district has a particular atmosphere, along the canal Saint-Martin. It is the popular Paris. Street art abounds as well as trendy bars.

The 11th arrondissement

From the Place de la Bastille, full of history, to the Place de la Nation, through the Place de la République, it is a cosmopolitan place where festive events are often held.

The 12th arrondissement

Close to the Bois de Vincennes, the 12th arrondissement lives away from tourism. It is a quiet and residential place, but the hotel offer is present with mainly family-type accommodations.

The 13th arrondissement

It has kept its village atmosphere. The streets are peaceful during the day and lively at night on the Butte aux Cailles side. Here too, street art artists display their creations everywhere.

The 14th arrondissement

With the district of Montparnasse, this district still preserves some traces of its cultural past if one pays attention.

The 15th arrondissement

Let’s go for a soothing stroll along the Seine on the Allée des Cygnes with a detour to the replica of the Statue of Liberty.

The 17th arrondissement

This area has an exceptional architectural heritage, notably with its Haussmannian buildings. On the one hand luxurious, on the other popular, as in the Batignolles district, the 17th is made of paradoxes.

The 18th arrondissement

The 18th arrondissement can be proud to have another symbolic monument of Paris, the Sacré-Coeur. Located on the Montmartre hill, this imposing building offers a breathtaking view.

The 19th arrondissement

Of working-class origin, it contains unique little havens of peace: the Bergeyre hillock and Mouzaïa with its village spirit, without forgetting the Buttes-Chaumont Park.

The 20th arrondissement

Best known for the Père-Lachaise cemetery, one of the most famous in the world, it is steeped in history and legend.