Paris Neighborhoods

As capital of France and one of the largest cities in the world, Paris has hundreds of neighborhoods, districts and places of interest. These are the most interesting areas of Paris to visit:

Best neighborhoods of Paris

Île de la Cité

The Île de la Cité is, like the Île Saint-Louis, one of two natural islands in the River Seine. It is the heart of Paris and where the city was founded.

Île Saint-Louis

Situated in the heart of Paris, adjacent to the Île de la Cité, the small Île Saint-Louis is one of the most peaceful and charming neighborhoods of Paris.

Latin Quarter

The Paris Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin) is one of the oldest in the city. It is currently one of the most charming and lively areas in Paris.


Known as the Painter’s neighborhood, Montmartre’s small and steep narrow streets are home to the oldest cabarets and to the Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur.

La Défense

Hundreds of skyscrapers and buildings belonging to the top companies in the world make La Défense one of major business districts in Europe.


The Champs-Élysées is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) long and is the most beautiful and well-known avenues in Paris and the world.

Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde is situated between Champs-Élysées and the Tuileries Garden and is one of the city’s most representative public squares.

The Marais

Le Marais is one of the most fashionable and cosmopolitan areas of Paris. La Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris.

Place Vendôme

The Place Vendôme is one of the city’s most famous and beautiful neoclassical squares. It was commissioned by Louis XIV and was finished in 1721-