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Map of Paris arrondissements

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Paris arrondissements map shows the 20 arrondissements of the City of Lights. Since 1795, the arrondissements are the administrative districts of the city. The city has 20 arrondissements numbered 1st to 20th. Each arrondissement has its own city hall in addition to the the central Paris City Hall. The zip code in Paris combines the code of the city (75) with the arrondissement number. For example, 75004 is the 4th arrondissement. The printable map of arrondissements shows top sights and streets. Each attraction on the map below is linked to an information page. Paris maps. Paris metro map.

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Top attractions in Paris 20 arrondissements

1st arrondissement

This arrondissement is one of the most interesting districts in town with top sights including the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens, Rue de la Paix, La Conciergerie, Sainte Chapelle, the Arts Decoratifs Museum, Place de la Concorde and the Ile de la Cite district. Gradually, it comes back as the lively heart of the city with Les Halles Shopping Mall project.

2nd arrondissement

This old district with tiny streets boasts the remarkable covered Shopping Arcades, their tiny shops and restaurants. 17th century Place des Victoires and 15th century Tour de Jean Sans Peur are interesting sights. The Grand Rex is the largest movie theater in Paris.

3rd arrondissement

This district is an extension northwards of the fashionable Le Marais. The Picasso Museum is the top sight of the 3rd arrondissement. Musee Arts et Metiers is a former abbey.

The Louvre is in first arrondissement
The Louvre is in first arrondissement

4th arrondissement

This district boasts two key attractions: Notre Dame Cathedral and Le Marais with Centre Pompidou, Hotel de Ville, Place des Vosges, Picasso Museum, Carnavalet history museum, BHV Paris department store. Two beautiful islands on the Seine River: Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint Louis.

5th arrondissement

The well known Quartier Latin where the Sorbonne University settled in the 12th century. Many sights including Le Pantheon, the Museum Paris, Paris Mosque, Rue Mouffetard market, Saint Etienne du Mont Paris church, Paris Middle Ages Museum and Roman Therms.

6th arrondissement

The core of the famous left bank Paris with Saint Germain des Pres, Luxembourg Gardens, Saint Sulpice church, Rue de Buci market, Rue de Sevres fashion stores, Bon Marche Paris department store, Raspail Bio Market.

Notre Dame is in fourth arrondissement
Notre Dame is in fourth arrondissement

7th arrondissement

The chic and residential 18th century district is home to key attractions including the world famous Eiffel Tower, the Musee Rodin sculpture museum, Les Invalides military hospital with Napoleon's tomb, Musee d'Orsay impressionist museum, Quai Branly, Our lady of the Miraculous Medal chapel.

8th arrondissement

The heart of this upscale district is the prestigious Champs Elysees district with Arc de Triomphe, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore (fashion), Avenue Montaigne (fashion), Grand Palais, Le Lido Cabaret, Crazy Horse Cabaret. Residential and affluent district around Parc Monceau.

9th arrondissement

This busy district is home to the Paris Department Stores, Opera Garnier, Grevin Wax Museum, La Trinite Church. It became recently one of the most fashionable districts in town thanks to the rue des Martyrs shopping street and the beautiful Place Saint-Georges.

Tour Eiffel is in seventh arrondissement
Tour Eiffel is in seventh arrondissement

10th arrondissement

This arrondissement around the romantic Canal Saint Martin in now very fashionable. This arrondissement counts Gare de Nord and Gare de l'Est, two major train stations.

11th arrondissement

Young and affluent Parisians plebiscite this old working class district which was badly hit during the Paris 2015 terrorist attacks. It is home to the Opera Bastille. Nightlife is animated as it counts many bars and restaurants in rue de Lappe, rue Keller and rue de Charonne.

12th Arrondissement

An arrondissement free of tourists were the spirit of the city can be felt : Opera Bastille, AccorHotels Arena, Aligre Market, Bois de Vincennes, Bercy district.

13th arrondissement

No tourists in this district. High-rises and Chinatown restaurants around Avenue d'Italie. BNF French National Library on the river banks. Best Street Art in town.

Paris Zoo is in twelfth arrondissement
Paris Zoo is in twelfth arrondissement

14th arrondissement

Residential district with Paris Catacombs, Tour Montparnasse and its gorgeous Paris view. The Cité Internationale Universitaire is one of the hidden treasures of the city.

15th arrondissement

Residential district close to Eiffel Tower with Beaugrenelle Paris shopping mall, Aquaboulevard

16th arrondissement

The upscale residential district with Palais de Chaillot, Marmottan Museum, Musee Art Moderne, Bois de Boulogne, Roland Garros, Paris Saint Germain Arena.

17th arrondissement

Residential no tourist district around Parc Monceau

Sacre Coeur is in eighteenth arrondissement
Sacre Coeur is in eighteenth arrondissement

18th arrondissement

This multi-ethnic district is most of all famous for the romantic Montmartre hill and its top sights: Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre and Moulin Rouge Cabaret.

19th arrondissement

This multi-ethnic district includes a beautiful park, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, and the lively La Villette Basin. It is most of all renowned for the exceptional number of sights and venues in Parc de La Villette: the Cite des Sciences, Cite de la Musique, Philharmonie de Paris, Zenith Paris.

20th arrondissement

Multi-ethnic district. Apart from the out of the beaten track Pere Lachaise Cemetery, this district has no specific sight of world class. Belleville and Menilmontant have many restaurants and bars.

The Philharmonie is in nineteenth arrondissement
The Philharmonie is in nineteenth arrondissement

Arrondissement councils

Both a city and a département (French national administrative subdivision), Paris has since 1982 and the PLM law (Paris Lyon Marseille law) both a city council and 20 arrondissement councils. The PLM law also set limits to the prerogatives of the mayor of Paris, who has to deal with the powers granted to the prefect of police on security issues. The 20 arrondissement councils (conseils d'arrondissement) are similar in operation to the municipal council (conseil municipal) but with very few powers. Its members are elected at municipal elections in the same way as in municipalities with more than 3,500 inhabitants. The arrondissement council is made up of 2/3 arrondissement councilors and 1/3 of city councilors, elected in the arrondissement but who also sit on the Paris city council. At its first meeting after the elections, each arrondissement council elects its mayor.

The Paris City Council in Paris City Hall
The Paris City Council in Paris City Hall
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