Paris map & districts
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The historical centre of Paris is divided into 20 districts (arrondissements). The city is split in two by the Seine river. Each district is like a little village within the city with its own history, culture and way of life. The Left bank and its Latin Quarter is supposed to arbor the intellectuals and artists when the right bank is more up market and business centred. It’s a little cliché, but there might be some truth in this. When considering where to stay in Paris you should find out what area is right for you according to your visiting goals. There is a place for everyone in Paris, and the bed & breakfast room is perfect if you want to get in touch with the locals (you  possibly get some Parisian insider tips)
1eme, 2eme, 3eme and 4eme - Le Marais and surrounds
Le Marais and its nearby areas is ideal if you are on a shopping mission and looking for the latest Paris trends. A wonderful contrast between 16th century mansion houses and the brightly coloured glass and steel contemporary art museum Pompidou Centre.

This mix of trend and culture, in a magnificently preserved historic centre, gives you a great place to stay in Paris. If you are not staying there we advise that you take the time to stroll the streets of Le Marais particularly on Sundays to enjoy the unpretentious restaurants, wine bars and art galleries when the rest of Paris is usually closed. Night life is also intense and hip places will keep you going till all hours.

It is very central and close to major tourist attractions: walking distance from Le Louvre museum, Tuileries, Picasso Museum and nearby to Paris transport.
You will find places to stay with Petite Paris in all pockets in Le Marais and surrounding areas; make your choice.
5eme, 6eme, 7eme and 13eme - Latin Quarter & Saint Germain des Pres
The Latin Quarter and surrounding areas on the left bank are the right place for you to stay in if you want to jump right into the heart of french culture.

Join the thinkers and undisciplined students here to party. Feel the bubbling ambiance as you walk down the small paved streets and pass by markets, numerous cafes, libraries and other gathering places. There are plenty of places to eat drink and enjoy life the French way day and night, in this is a lively tourist friendly area. Shopping is good too.

The area is located at a walking distance from lots of Paris monuments and the more remote ones are easily reached from one of many metro, bus and taxi stations.
You will find B&B’s to stay at with Petite Paris in all pockets in the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Pres and surrounding areas; make your choice.
18eme, 19eme and 20eme - Montmartre and surrounds
Looking for a more romantic area? Montmartre might be the right choice for you. Named by Parisians “the Paris village” This is the highest point of the city, built on the slopes of a hill, overhung by the Sacre Coeur basilica.

Incredible views over Paris and a great place to be on 14th of July during French national day fireworks. The place is quite busy and peaceful all together. You can easily leave the crowd and find a lost little village square around the next corner. You would be surprised to see that it has its own vineyards and produces some wine.

Montmartre and its surroundings were also the choice of many famous painters such as Renoir Toulouse Lautrec and Picasso seduced by its inspiring ambiance. You can still go to the famous Tertre square and watch artists paint and draw in the street but it is a bit of a tourist trap.
Montmartre is a little more distant than other areas from the major monuments and tourist sights but public transports will get you there and back in a snap.

Going out and staying in Montmartre is inexpensive. You will easily find the perfect romantic nest you have been looking for your holidays in Paris with Petite Paris Australia.
8eme, 9eme, 16eme and 17eme - Champs Elysees, Trocadero and surrounds
Here you have it all. Paris’ major pieces of architecture monuments and symbols all together as well as the huge price you will have to pay for a coffee on the famous Champs Elysees avenue. The lights, glitters and glamor all around will soon make you forget about that anyway.

If you are on a budget don’t worry, stop at Monoprix (a department store with a food market attached found throughout Paris) on 50 Avenue des Champs Elysees and grab drinks and sandwiches.

Whether you are a confirmed shopaholic or not you will find that all the top brands have huge flagships stores on the avenue. The Cartier store, Lancel, Hugo boss and last but not least Louis Vuitton boutique.

On the less materialistic side of things there is a great moment to be had there on a sunny day right at sunset the light goes trough the arch of the Arc de Triumph monument and puts a golden veil on the famous avenue, quite a spectacular sight. This area is a more expensive place to stay in Paris but it is worth it. You will find a variety of B&B accommodation in and around this area with Petite Paris Australia.
10eme, 11eme and 12eme - Bastille and surrounds
Click map to view B&B’s in Le Marais
Click map to view B&B’s in Latin Quarter
Click map to view B&B’s in Montmartre
Click map to view B&B’s in the Elysees
Click map to view B&B’s in Bastille
The Bastille area is a place for fashion and partying. This is the right spot to find out about young fashion designers and cool street wear. Think neo-punk, vintage, mangas and tattoos.
For those just waiting for the ring of the “happy hour bell” you are right in the middle of party time Paris. You will find a concentrated mix of pulsing cafes, lounge restaurant cocktail bars and ecstatic dance floors. 
Other attractions include the new Opera and nightspot Rue roquette in the 11eme, Canal Saint Martin 10eme and Bercy Park and Stadium in the 12eme


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