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Arrondissements de Paris

10 February 2010

Paris is divided into twenty arrondissements, kind of like boroughs in New York, arranged into the shape of –what else?–a snail.


(from Wikipedia)

Each arrondissement has its own neighborhoods and landmarks. Here are the most notable in each of them:

  1. Le Louvre, le Jardin des Tuileries, les Halles, le Palais-Royal, le Pont Neuf, l’Île de la Cité
  2. La Bourse (stock exchange), la Bibliothèque nationale (National Library)
  3. Le Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, les Archives nationales, le Musée de Picasso
  4. Le Marais, Notre-Dame, l’Hôtel de Ville (city hall), l’Île Saint-Louis, la place des Vosges
  5. Le Quartier latin (Latin Quarter), La Sorbonne, Le Panthéon
  6. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, le Jardin de Luxembourg, Odéon
  7. La Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower), le Champ de Mars, le Musée d’Orsay, les Invalides, l’Assemblée nationale
  8. Les Champs-Elysées, la Place de la Concorde, la Madeleine, le Gare Saint-Lazare (Saint-Lazare Station)
  9. L’Opéra Garnier (Paris Opera), les Galleries Lafayette
  10. Les Gares de l’Est et du Nord (North and East Stations), le Canal Saint-Martin
  11. Les places de la République, de la Nation, de la Bastille, la rue Oberkampf (where most of the music clubs are)
  12. Le Gare de Lyon, Bercy, le Bois de Vincennes
  13. Le Quartier asiatique (Chinatown), le Gare d’Austerlitz, la manufacture des Gobelins
  14. Montparnasse (most of it), les Catacombes
  15. Tour de Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower), le Pont Mirabeau, le Parc André Citroën (in the middle of the indusrial center)
  16. Auteuil, Passy (the two richest parts of town), le Bois de Boulogne, le Trocadéro, la Maison de Radio
  17. Porte de Clichy (Clichy Portal), le Palais des Congrès (convention center)–aka, not much
  18. Montmartre, Pigalle (red-light district), le Sacré-Cœur, le Moulin Rouge
  19. Le Conservatoire (Conservatory), la Villette
  20. Belleville, Père Lachaise
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