Paris is divided into neighbourhoods or districts called “arrondissements”. This areas are arranged in a clockwise spiral starting at the centre of the city.
Well known sites are located here: the Louvre, Tuileries Gardens, Forum des Halles, Saint Chappelle, and the Conciergerie.
The Paris Bourse (stock exchange) is here as well as well as the great market street, Rue Montorgueil. There are lots of restaurants and shopping, such as on Rue Sebastopol and
The Marais is in this area as well as the Picasso Museum and Carnavalet Museum.
In this area is the Hotel de Ville, the shops along the Rue de Rivoli, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place des Vosges in the Marais, and Pompidou Centre.
Here we are in the Latin Quarter which has the Boulevard St.-Michel which intersects Boulevard St.-Germain, and the Pantheon.
You are in the heart of the Sorbonne.
A beautiful spot to sit and people-watch is in Luxembourg Gardens. In this area is Saint Sulpice Church.
Some major sites are in this area: the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides (where Napoleon’s tomb is), Musee d’Orsay, Musee Rodin, and the Ecole Militaire.
From the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe is the picturesque Champs d’Eylsee. You will pass the Petit Palace and Grand Palace as well as famous stores such as Louis Vuitton.
In this area we have les Grandes Boulevards which house the stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps; and nearby, the Opera Garnier (think: Phantom of the Opera).
Two major train stations are situated here: Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord. Just north east of the two stations is a quaint little area called “La Villette” which has the Quai de la Loire and the Canal Saint-Martin.
Place de la Bastille and Place de la Republique are located in this area as well as the Edith Piaf museum. There are lots of cafes, restaurants and shops.
The Opera de la Bastille and Chateau de Vincennes are located in the 12th.
Chinatown is in this area. I was there during the week and it was fairly barren. Likely weekends are better
La Tour Montparnasse has great views of Paris from the top of the tower. It also has many shopping chains such as Galeries Lafayette. In this busy neighbourhood there are a lot of shops and restaurants.
It has part of the Montparnasse district and houses the Palais des Sports.
The Trocadero Metro is located here as well as excellent views of the Eiffel Tower from the Palais de Chaillot.
A busy area with the Palais des Congres.
Check out Sacre-Coeur and Place du Tertre but watch out for all the people peddling mini-Eiffel towers. Walk around the Montmartre area, up and down the winding streets.
The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is located in this district.
The graves of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Chopin, and many other famous people reside in the Cimetiere de Pere-Lachaise.