The 20 districts of Paris!

Map of the Arrondissements of Paris from Wikipedia.When a Parisian wants to know where you’re staying in Paris, they always ask for a district, also known as an ‘Arrondissement ‘. So, when you’re visiting Paris, make sure you know in which district you’re staying. Paris is big, and the 20 districts make it well-organized for everyone.

Since January the 1st in 1860, Paris has 20 Arrondissements. Previously there were ”only” 12 Arrondissements in Paris. The earlier districts were joined with the new parts of Paris, like the 18th district of Paris, Montmartre.

The 20 districts in Paris, all have their own city hall (in French also known as Hôtel-de-Ville) and a city ​​council to keep Paris in a good balance. Across all 20 districts, Paris has 350 police offices! Each district is further divided into, mostly 4, neighborhoods (in French also known as Quartiers). Popular Quartiers are for example: Quartier Latin, Quartier des Champs-Élysées and Quartier Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois.

If you are interested in all the names of the 20 Arrondissements of Paris, well here they are! I’ll try to take a closer look on a different district once a week.

1st Arrontissement of Paris  –  Louvre
2th Arrondissement of Paris – Bourse
3th Arrondissement of Paris – Temple
4th Arrondissement of Paris – Hôtel-de-Ville 
5th Arrondissement of Paris – Phantéon 
6th Arrondissement of Paris – Luxembourg 
7th Arrondissement of Paris – Palais-Bourbon
8th Arrondissement of Paris – Élysée
9th Arrondissement of Paris – Opéra
10th Arrondissement of Paris – Enclos-St.Laurent 
11th Arrondissement of Paris – Popincourt 
12th Arrondissement of Paris – Reuilly 
13th Arrondissement of Paris – Gobelins
14th Arrondissement of Paris – Observatoire
15th Arrondissement of Paris – Vaugirard 
16th Arrondissement of Paris – Passy
17th Arrondissement of Paris – Batignolles-Monceau
18th Arrondissement of Paris – Butte-Montmartre 
19th Arrondissement of Paris – Buttes-Chaumont
20th Arrondissement of Paris – Ménilmontant

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