Paris is the capital and most populated city in France and is divided into 20 districts; Louvre, Bourse, Temple, Hotel-de-Ville, Phanteon, Luxembourg, Palais-Bourbon, Elysee, Opera, Enclos-St.Laurent, Popincourt, Reuilly, Gobelins, Observatoire, Vaugirard, Passy, Batignolles-Monceau, Butte-Montmartre, Buttes Chaumont and Menilmontant.

For those who love architecture, Paris is a sight to behold with monuments such as The Eiffel Tower, the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Pyramid.

With around 70 Michelin Star restaurants, visitors can indulge in a unique gastronomic experience. The typical Brasseries, Bistros and cafés are not to be missed, perfect for sipping a coffee or glass of wine on the sidewalk and people watching. The traditional Parisian to go snack is a baguette slathered with fresh butter, country ham and emmental cheese which can be bought from any Bakery (Boulengerie) and ideal for picnicking in the nearby parks and gardens.

There are many year-round activities and events such as concerts, shows, sporting events, fashion shows and exhibitions. Main highlights include Paris Fashion Week, Roland-Garros tennis tournament, Tour de France finishing line and the Hermes Show Jumping.

Visitors can explore the numerous museums, art galleries, cathedrals and churches, monuments, public gardens and the infamous Moulin Rouge.

Arrondissements

Paris is made up of 20 arrondissements (districts), which form a clockwise spiral with the first arrondissement in the very center. Each arrondissement is unique, with plenty to explore and sightsee.

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1ST ARRONDISSEMENT (LOUVRE)

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2ND ARRONDISSEMENT (BOURSE)

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3RD ARRONDISSEMENT (TEMPLE)

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4TH ARRONDISSEMENT (HOTEL DE VILLE)

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5TH ARRONDISSEMENT (PANTHEON)

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6TH ARRONDISSEMENT (LUXEMBOURG)

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7TH ARRONDISSEMENT (PALAIS-BOURBON)

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8TH ARRONDISSEMENT (ELYSEE)

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9TH ARRONDISSEMENT (OPERA)

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10TH ARRONDISSEMENT (ENTREPOT)

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11TH ARRONDISSEMENT (POPINCOURT)

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12TH ARRONDISSEMENT (REUILLY)

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13TH, 14TH AND 15TH ARRONDISSEMENT (GOBELINS, OBSERVATOIRE AND VAUGIRARD)

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16TH ARRONDISSEMENT (PASSY)

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17TH ARRONDISSEMENT (BATIGNOLLES-MONCEAU)

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18TH ARRONDISSEMENT (BUTTE-MONTMARTRE)

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19TH ARRONDISSEMENT (BUTTES-CHAUMONT)

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20TH ARRONDISSEMENT (MENILMONTANT)