The best districts of Paris

Whether you prefer shopping, visiting museums, discovering historical monuments or picturesque streets, there is something for everyone in Paris! We take you to our favorite districts. 

The best districts of Paris ©The best districts of Paris

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the most chic and elegant districts of Paris. Located on the left bank of the Seine, the area is full of high-end fashion boutiques, iconic cafés, art galleries, museums and historical monuments.

The famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore is just steps away from Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where you'll also find the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, the Café de Flore, and Les Deux Magots, iconic landmarks of Parisian intellectual life. The Delacroix museum is also located in the neighborhood, and the rue de Seine is known for its art galleries.

The neighborhood is also famous for its lively nightlife and green spaces.

Behzad Ghaffarian - The Tuileries Gardens ©Behzad Ghaffarian - The Tuileries Gardens

Les Tuileries, Paris 

The Tuileries district is one of the most beautiful and historic districts of Paris. Located in the 1st arrondissement, it is bounded by the Louvre to the south, the Seine to the west, Place Vendôme to the north and Rue de Rivoli to the east.

The Tuileries gardens are a popular destination for Parisians and tourists, offering a magnificent view of the Louvre, the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. The Tuileries district is also rich in history. It is home to many historic buildings such as the Palais Royal, the Saint-Roch church and the Place Vendôme, famous for its luxury jewelers. 

Rue de Rivoli is a popular shopping destination, with many high-end fashion stores and large chain stores. The street is also full of cafes, restaurants and patisseries, where visitors can enjoy Parisian specialties.

Mael Hameedi - Centre Pompidou ©Mael Hameedi - Centre Pompidou

Le Marais, Paris

The Marais district is a picturesque and lively neighborhood where history, culture and modernity meet. It is a favorite place for lovers of architecture, fashion, art and nightlife, as well as for people looking for a unique and authentic place in Paris.

The area is full of trendy boutiques, vintage stores, concept stores and contemporary art galleries. You can find unique and original creations, as well as artisanal products. The Centre Pompidou, which houses the national museum of modern art, is also located in this neighborhood.

The Marais is also known for its lively nightlife, with many bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

Florian Rebmann - The Panthéon ©Florian Rebmann - The Panthéon

Le Quartier Latin, Paris

This district is famous for its student atmosphere, literary cafes and picturesque cobblestone streets.

A historic place of learning with prestigious institutions such as the Sorbonne University and the Collège de France, it is also full of cultural venues, such as the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Panthéon

The neighborhood is also home to many restaurants, bars and brasseries offering traditional French cuisine as well as international dishes. Visitors can also enjoy the market on rue Mouffetard, where stalls selling fresh produce and crafts rub shoulders with cafés and restaurants.

Nectar by Maison Mère ©Nectar by Maison Mère

Le Village Montholon, Paris

The Village Montholon is a small district in the 9th arrondissement, characterized by narrow cobblestone streets and Haussmann-style buildings. 

Close to the department stores of Boulevard Haussmann, Montmartre, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the Opéra Garnier and many others, this neighborhood offers a peaceful atmosphere, the ideal place to stroll and enjoy the Parisian atmosphere while escaping the hustle and bustle of the city.

In the heart of the Village Montholon is the Maison Mère Hotel, which houses its restaurant, Nectar, as well as a beautiful free coworking space.

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