12 Best Neighborhoods In Paris, France - Updated 2021

best neighborhood to stay in paris
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Paris can be overwhelming. If you’re planning a visit there, it’s hard to know where to stay, especially when it offers so many fantastic options. This article should help you choose among the best neighborhoods in Paris, France, most of which are home to luxury hotels and rentals with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

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1. 1st Arrondissement (from USD 102)

Tuileries Garden Paris (28216937323)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user dronepicr used under CC BY 2.0

Sitting on the right bank of the Seine, the 1st Arrondissement of Paris may be one of the smallest in terms of land area, but it’s certainly not unpopular. After all, this borough is home to one of the most famous attractions in the world, The Louvre. If you’re planning a long vacation in the City of Light and you’re staying in this area, the Ami du Louvre pass is worth getting so you can take your time exploring the museum over multiple visits. Those who enjoy long walks will find this arrondissement to their advantage, as Tuileries Garden can also be found here. After the usual tourist pilgrimage to the Mona Lisa, do it the French way and spend a lazy afternoon lounging in front of the fountain at Tuileries.

LOUVRE 3: UPPER CLASS SUITE - RUE SAINT HONORE
Paris, Île-de-France, France
298 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic view from the balcony and complimentary coffee only added to the great apartment
there was no ac however there was a fan and opening the windows did cool the place down
great location great apt okay view amaaaazing shower
i don’t smoke so didn’t like the smell of cigarettes wifi didn’t work neither
the apartment has everything that you could need including wonderful kitchen amenities
Cleanliness:
very clean and secure
it is clean and well-appointed
very clean and easy to find
very clean and cozy place with very classy design
the room was clean and as described
Host:
the owner is very nice
alain was a great host
make sure to communicate early with hosts so you are not left waiting for the key upon arrival
johanna was very hospitable and was very nice when checking us in
host was super friendly we loved it definitely will come back :)
Location:
really well located walking distance everywhere
amazing location close to everything
great central location in paris
safe & convenient location 1 minute to metro station
perfect location and comfortable bedroom
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2. Montparnasse (from USD 68)

Sunrise at Rue Daguerre, Paris August 2013
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Tommie Hansen used under CC BY 2.0

Cross over to the Seine’s left bank and stay in the trendy Montparnasse. Plenty of neighborhoods in Paris can claim artistic roots - and this is one of them. As the history goes, students way back in the 18th century used to gather at the foot of a hill near the Catacombes of Paris to recite poems, and they nicknamed this spot “Mount Parnassus”. This area was a watering hole for such names as Oscar Wilde, Ezra Pound, Picasso, Erik Satie, and more. These days, staying in Montparnasse means you’ll have easy access to market streets like Rue Daguerre, galleries, restaurants, cafes, and crepe stands.

Cozy studio with amazing view in Montparnasse
Paris, Île-de-France, France
75 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy apartment with the nicest view
the place was cozy and the view from 5th floor was so beautiful
the beds are super comfortable and the window has a lovely view
the apartment is small and perfect for two people traveling light
Cleanliness:
it was clean and well done up
very comfortable bed and very clean: would recommend
bathroom was clean and had a decent shower
the place was very clean and looked brand new
the apartment is very clean and everything is quite new
Host:
the host(s) made sure getting in and out was smooth and they were helpful
the host antoine was friendly and flexible with all arrangements regarding our stay
finally ronan was a wonderful host with just the right amount of quick and thorough communication
the owner was very helpful providing a aircon as we stayed during the heatwave
communication is quick and the host was extremely responsive and helpful
Location:
a nice area and close to many restaurants and the metro
beautiful place very good location
great little space very close to rapail metro station
it is small but well located
it’s quite tiny but we knew that :-) the location was super just near a metro station
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3. Champs-Élysées (from USD 1070)

Don’t know where to stay in Paris? You can’t go wrong with Champs-Élysées! It’s located in the 8th arrondissement. It is known as the world’s most beautiful avenue, lined with shops and trees. Many of the shops today are either high end of typically tourist commercial spots. But it still remains a beautiful, lively area.

Apartment Art

Price: from 97 USD

Number of Guests: 2


Hotel Splendide Royal Paris - Relais & Châteaux

Address: 18 Rue du Cirque
Price: from 1070 USD

Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Restaurant Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Delivered food is securely covered Concierge service CCTV in common areas

4. Montmartre (from USD 119)

Arguably one of the best places to stay in Paris, Montmartre is an excellent and well-known area in the city. Just be sure to do a little extra research to find the perfect spot for you and your family. It is a place to get lost in winding, cobbled streets. With the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur at the top of the hill, it is hard to get completely lost for long. The area bustles with lively plazas, artisanal shops, and frequent foot traffic. It is located within the 18th arrondissement.

Single room (courtyard) with private bathroom
Paris, Île-de-France, France
34 reviews
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the room was clean and neat
the room is super tidy and clean i had a wonderful night
it was a great base in montmartre: clean fresh nice bathroom and a kettle which i really appreciated
Host:
great location host goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable
Location:
perfect location close to subway line 3 blunche stop
fast and easy check it and great location totally recommend
is closer to hotel than airbnb but i loved it
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5. 9th Arrondissement (from USD 138)

The 9th arrondissement is a great base to stay. There are not so many tourists here and it is in between many of the major sights. The 9th arrondissement is located on the right bank.

Nice Double Room in the Heart of Paris

Price: from 75 USD

Number of Guests: 2


Monsieur Cadet Hotel & Spa

Address: 4 rue Cadet
Price: from 138 USD

Dry cleaning WiFi available in all areas Invoice provided Airport shuttle (additional charge) Massage CCTV outside property Safety deposit box Air conditioning

6. South Pigalle (from USD 34)

South Pigalle is a lively area that sits at the foot of Montmartre Hill. It is the former red light district of Paris. Today South Pigalle has a trendy, faintly risqué vibe. It is home to hip boutiques, classy cocktail bars and many bistros.

Cozy apartment Place Saint Georges
Paris, Île-de-France, France
478 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having a fan or air conditioning installed would have been great
it is a beautiful apartment with great window views
the kitchen is useable for very light meals and space is good for two people
had a great stay in paris in this apartment
comfortable apartment with a quirky sense of style in an excellent location
Cleanliness:
street is clean and quiet
the room is clean and the communication was great
the person he has cleaning his apartment named charlotte doesn’t really clean properly
the place is lovely very clean and comfortable
the apartment is nice and clean it had everything we needed
Host:
our host was very responsive welcoming and ensured a smooth check-in
arnaud was a great host who was always available if needed
arnaud was very kind and wanted that us enjoy their place
arnaud was a great host and quick to respond to messages
didn’t meet with the host but good communication and a fairly decent check in
Location:
location is great and very close to metro station
amazing location and a stylish design
wonderful location with a metro station and many good restaurants nearby
amazing apartment in perfect location
the apartment is located is a great location
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7. 7th Arrondissement (from USD 216)

Located on the left bank for the River Seine, the 7th Arrondissement is home to many of the most famous sites in Paris. The Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay, and Champs de Mars can be found here, among many other landmarks. There are vibrant cafes and tasty restaurants galore.

Flat close to Eiffel Tower

Price: from 80 USD

Number of Guests: 3


Hotel Le Petit Chomel

Address: 15 rue Chomel
Price: from 216 USD

Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed 24-hour front desk Internet services WiFi Newspapers Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Fax/photocopying Express check-in/check-out

8. 11th Arrondissement (from USD 36)

The 11th arrondissement is the place to stay if you are a foodie. Here there are lively bars and gourmet restaurants. Boutique shopping also draws in a hip, diverse crowd, making the 11th a cosmopolitan, enjoyable place to stay.

Lovely room
Paris, Île-de-France, France
30 reviews
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is a lovely sunny and airy room (that is dark for sleeping in as well )
Cleanliness:
the flat was very clean nice and easy to find
sébastien's place was clean and he was welcoming providing us with food recommendations
Host:
sébastien is a very welcoming easy going and friendly host
sébastien were a great host and the apartment and room were cozy and clean
sebastian was really nice and very helpful
Location:
if you like walking everything is a walk away and if you don't the subway is really close
very nice location cosy apartment and really cool and welcoming host
such a lovely apartment: clean spacious ideally located close to the subway station
the apartment is well located (close to the city centre) clean and quiet
sébastien’s place is very nice with a park convenient shops and subways nearby
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9. Le Marais (from USD 78)

Le Marais is quintessential Old Paris. Spread across the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, the winding streets lead through an area full of historical and architectural buildings. Many of the pre-revolutionary streets and buildings of Le Marais remain intact, allowing visitors to walk Paris as it was many, many years ago. Visitors will find the area full of bars, restaurants, hotels, shops of all kinds, both high and low end, art galleries and museums. It is also home to the most famous Jewish Quarter in Paris and much of Europe, which holds true to many of its traditions today. Le Marais exudes charm and character, making it a lovely place for all types of visitors to stay.

Studio Paris Marais with terrace
Paris, Île-de-France, France
219 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fold-out bed was surprisingly comfortable
the apartment is great and as described on the ad
we had an amazing time both in paris and at fabiennes apartment
next time in paris i will definitely book this apartment again
fabienne's apartment was perfect for our three night stay in paris
Cleanliness:
it was clean and the the apartment was well equipped
apartment is small but very clean and tastefully decorated
the place was tidy clean and organise when we arrived
just a heads up that you are required to clean and stock the flat upon leaving
the apartment itself was practical charming (the key was so cute) and clean
Host:
fabiennne was a great host
they were also very friendly
she was a fantastic host and we look forward to returning again soon
a host of wonderful amazing energy
she was quick to respond and very kind and helpful
Location:
great location but quiet compact
fabienne’s place was in a really great location very close to the metro station as well
great neighbourhood and location of paris
fantastic location that cannot be beat
fabienne’s place is located at very convenient location easily find 4-5 metro stations nearby
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10. Quartier Latin

The Latin Quarter of Paris is one of the oldest areas in the city and is one of the best places to stay in Paris that’s close to everything. During the Middle Ages, scholars from all over the world were attracted to Sorbonne University. Here they learned and spoke Latin, leading to the areas name “Quartier Latin”. The Latin Quarter is part of the 5th arrondissement, along the left bank of the river Seine. It is bisected by two main streets, the Boulevard St. Michel and the Boulevard St. Germain. Branching out with these streets are hundreds of crooked, narrow streets, stone paved alleyways, and a few hidden squares. Cafes, restaurants, and bookshops line the streets giving this neighborhood a vibrant, artsy flair. Spending time here is such to be a highlight of any traveler’s visit to Paris.

Superb warm studio near Notre Dame
Paris, Île-de-France, France
144 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed is a pullout couch but extremely comfortable
excellent location and comfortable fold out bed
alexis’s apartment was perfect for my one night stay in paris
i would most definitely consider using this apartment again during my next paris adventure
the room is extremely well positioned for sightseeing by foot and is quiet and comfortable at night
Cleanliness:
very clean highly recommend
clean and nice with modern decoration
the space was clean and cozy
but v clean in those circumstances
reliable very good communication clean and cosy
Host:
the host is very helpful and responds quickly
alexis as a host is attentive and extremely responsive
alexis is a very responsive host
alexis is a great host and the apartment is cosy and well furnished
extremely communicative and arrival was easy you pick up a key from a cafe down the road
Location:
the only positive thing is the location of the apartment
fantastic location in the heart of bustling tourist central seek a more legitimate parisian location
the location of the apartment is outstanding
the location of this apartment is really great
it is ideally located within walking distance of most major attractions and restaurants
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11. St. Germain

St. Germain is part of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It’s the area where famed artists Monet and Renoir lived in a tiny apartment, where writers like Camus went to discuss philosophical concepts. It’s the area where jazz music regularly spilled out of restaurants and bars in the 50s. St. Germain still boasts a youthful energy, with streets full of university students, bookstores, design shops, churches, galleries and more. It is full of restaurants, tourists gift shops, and close to many museums. If you’re a budding artist, this is the best area to stay in Paris for you!

Cosy Studio - St Germain des Prés
57 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests

12. Ile Saint-Louis (from USD 148)

Ile Saint-Louis is elegant and affluent. It has retained much of its character from the 17th-century, allowing visitors to step back in time. Here there are bakeries, markets, and cafes galore. It is a natural island in the Seine, connected by four bridges to the rest of Paris. Ile Saint-Louis is in the 4th arrondissement.

Nice and cozy room in Centre of Paris

Price: from 64 USD

Number of Guests: 2


Hôtel De Lutece - Notre-Dame

Address: 65 Rue Saint Louis en l'Ile
Price: from 148 USD

Packed lunches Smoke alarms Dry cleaning Contactless check-in/check-out Daily housekeeping Air conditioning Meeting/banquet facilities CCTV in common areas

In the words of Audrey Hepburn...

… Paris is always a good idea. Take the time to determine what area is best for you on your visit to Paris and you are sure to love it!

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Megan is an avid explorer and food aficionado. She loves to see the world, experiencing different cultures & traditions. When she’s not off traveling, you’ll most likely find her tucked away with a...Read more

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