See the Best Neighborhoods While Visiting Paris
There is more to Paris than the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, a Seine river cruise and the fine dining at Champs Elysees. When you are in the city of lights, you will certainly want to explore the glorious sights and the majestic landmarks but it is also the city that has harbored liberal thinking, gave vent to creativity like no other city in the world and has been at the crux of numerous revolutions. There is a bit of history in every nook and corner of the city and you ought to explore the small Paris neighborhoods to have a holistic experience. Walking on the streets of Paris is a high in itself.
Here are some of the best small neighborhoods in Paris.
- Exploring Paris by foot is not only possible but very rewarding. The little experiences you would have as you explore some small Paris neighborhoods will certainly entice you to explore even more. If you want to combine an Eiffel Tower tour with exploring Paris by foot then consider the 7th arrondissement. It is the neighborhood that includes Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower. You can also walk up to the Rodin Museum, Musée d’Orsay and Musée Branly. The neighborhood is also home to some amazing small restaurants.
- Check out the 6th arrondissement if you wish to explore St-Germain-des-Prés. This is where you can have satiating tours of art galleries and you can quench your thirst for antiques. The neighborhood is home to smaller museums which are known for their quaint and unique art, most notably the Musée de Cluny. You should also check out Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore while exploring the neighborhood.
- You should explore the 4th arrondissement if you wish to be at the birthplace of Paris. It is home to the Ile de la Cite and Ile St. Louis. But if your objective is exploring Paris by foot to get to some of the tourist hotspots then you should explore the 8th arrondissement. It will give you a quick walk across the Seine to Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe. If you wish to explore Montmartre in Paris, then you should move to the Right Bank and head for the 18th arrondissement.
- You obviously cannot explore all small Paris neighborhoods, certainly not on foot, so choose according to your convenience based on where you are staying and which places you wish to visit.