Paris is one amazing place to visit. Maybe, you’ve heard all the good things that come with it including romantic places, amazing food and wine, famous buildings and much more. For those who’ve visited Paris, one trip is never enough. It is one of the most visited places in the world. Even the locals are astonished by the city’s beauty and glamour. Paris is a city worth visiting and being proud of.
So many people have Paris as one of their tourist destination bucket list items. If you’re one of them, you must wonder where to start and some of the best places not to miss. Below are 5 Parisian neighborhoods to visit in Paris.
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1. Le Marais
On your next trip to Paris, Le Marais should be a priority. It’s a warren of narrow streets known for amazing and breathtaking architecture and a buzzy vibe. It’s a fantastic neighborhood especially for creatives. It has concept stores like Merci to keep you up to date with fashion or if you’re a spendthrift. For those who want to feed the mind, the Musee Picasso and the Musee Carnavelt will do the trick.
No trip to Paris is complete without drinking some fine wine and enjoying local food. Le Marais has food restaurants all over the neighborhood’s cobblestone passageways. No restaurant offers food without wine as an accompaniment. I mean this is Paris and without wine, it wouldn’t be as astounding as it is so, enjoy yourself. If you’re a party person and enjoy night life, Le Marais got your back.
Placed in the sixth arrondissement, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the luxurious Parisian neighborhoods to visit. It leans towards the more expensive neighborhoods in Paris but it is all worth it. The breathtaking luxury boutiques with all the super brands when it comes to fashion explain it. If you’re a spendthrift especially on clothing and fashion, you’ll love this neighborhood. Café Flor is located here along with the Jardin Luxembourg so you’ll understand when I tell you it’s a luxurious place to visit.
The neighborhood is great for people who want the five-star Parisian experience. Its where Paris’s most important 20th century cultural movements thrived. Saint-Germain-des-Prés offers amazing authentic café culture with storied places like Le Procope which is Paris’s oldest restaurant. If you’re an exquisite seafood lover, Fish La Boissonnerie offers an exquisite menu.
3. The Latin Quarter
At the 5th arrondissement stands the Latin Quarter. One of the liveliest neighborhoods to visit on your next trip to Paris. It’s filled with narrow streets turning at unique angles most of which open onto little café-lined squares. When you walk around the neighborhood, you feel like you’re going back a hundred years in the history of Paris. Its not as quiet compared to other sections of the city thanks to an assortment of jazz clubs, bars, and restaurants.
Also known as the student district or the medieval district, being in Latin Quarter puts you right in the middle of the action. If you want to enjoy amazing food at a local restaurant, walk and turn and you’ll find one. You can sip coffee at Shakespeare & Company then g ahead and sit on the steps of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont. Here, you get to enjoy the marvelous beauty Latin Quarter has to offer as you take snaps to keep the memories.
In the 18th arrondissement of Paris lies Montmartre. It was home to artists in the 19th century including Monet, Modigliani, and Renoir. Located on a large hill, Montmartre is an amazing place to visit on your next tip to Paris. Most of the people who visit here want to catch a view of the portrait artists in Place du Tertre. The astounding white-domed Basilica of the Sacre-Coeur is also a famous tourist attraction.
It is one of the Parisian neighborhoods that reflect on the ambiance that so many people see when they think of Paris. Tourists find that the neighborhood gives a romantic vibe that surely screams you’re in Paris. From the steep hills, the cobblestone streets to the picturesque views anywhere up the large hill. The locals do their shopping along rue des Abbesses where they get a fresh supply of local farm produce. Dinner at the hip bistro LouLou Montmartre is terrific. You get to enjoy an amazing meal coupled with fine wine as you glance over Paris’s rooftops. Are you the cocktail type? Grab an exotic one at Le Tres Particulier. Montmartre is never a dull neighborhood in Paris.
On your next trip to Paris, be sure to check out Bastille. It’s in the 11th arrondissement where the cool Parisians moved to once tourists overran Le Marais. The neighborhood is now experiencing steady growth in all sectors tourists love. Its home to exquisite upcoming restaurants and bars as well. Its full of culinary delights from the lunchtime hotspot Septime to the esteemed boulangerie Ble Sucre. It is also home to the most colorful street in Paris, Rue Cremieux.
Bastille is known for great dining venues coupled with top-notch cocktails. The bar-nightclub Badaboum and the speakeasy Moonshiner give you a taste of your favorite music and nightlife. Master chef Alain Ducasse revamped Bastille by setting up his chocolate factory here on rue de la Roquette. If you want a cultural night out, L’Opera Bastille is a sure bet.
These are some of the best Parisian neighborhoods to visit on your next trip to Paris. If you’re the adventure type of person with some sprinkle of an artistic and creative allure like me, you’ll love these places. If you can, make sure to document your trips to share with your friends and family. One thing is for sure, your next trip to Paris won’t be the same. I promise you won’t be disappointed if you choose to visit these Parisian neighborhoods. For me, the Latin Quarter, Bastille, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and Le Marais are some of the bests to visit and stay in when you visit Paris. Every neighborhood here has something to offer for someone. Simply pick the one that suits your needs and stay in it as you explore the rest. Welcome to Paris and have a good time while you’re here.