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Where to Stay in Paris

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Have you heard of the seven best Paris neighbourhoods? Read about them here.

Paris, the world capital of romance, love and relationships. The most desired wedding destination and one of the European cities with the longest, most abundant in events and situations history. Involved actively in alchemy, world wars, political clashes and historical battles, the City of Love has so much to offer. All of its beauty is divided into 20 arrondissments, but what a neighbourhood is cannot be explained with a political division of the French capital.

Paris neighborhoods(photo by: Michal Osmenda)

One of the most picturesque neighbourhoods in Paris is the Marais. It is found in the middle of the République and Les Halles and is what people refer to as ‘the Old Paris’. There you can see most of what the city looked like in the distant past including ancient buildings, old houses and the ever-prominent narrow streets that spread all around the establishments of architectural, historical and cultural importance. Similarly beautiful to this neighbourhood is the Tuileries. There, alongside the mesmerising view of the local Gardens and the Palace, you can enjoy the modern-style glass pyramids, whose general appearance has little to do with the large pyramid in front of the Louvre.

Except for the beautiful and picturesque neighbourhoods, Paris is full with nightlife-related zones where people who are looking for the fun part of town can enjoy their free time at the French capital. One of these places is the Montparnasse where you can not only have your portrait made by a street artist, but also enjoy the view of Paris’s only skyscraper – the Montparnasse Tower. Another such Parisian zone is the old Bohemian capital Montmartre where the famous Moulin Rouge is rolling its huge mill, bathing the streets in vivid colourful lights.

Apart of the nightlife-related and the beautiful sights, Paris has to offer a lot of entertainment for any tourist who is looking for some cultural or art-based experience. Naturally, the Louvre and the Palais Garnier Opera House are found in the otherwise very lively and fun-filled Opera District, but there is also the Bastille neighbourhood with its high-class art galleries with exclusive exhibitions and the Place de la Bastille. It is also a combination between lively bars and nightclubs and art.

The last type of exclusiveness in Paris is the shopping-related one. Here we can name almost every neighbourhood in the city, but most prominently St. Germain-es-Pres and the Champs-Elysées where you can find some of the most exclusive fashion boutiques for both male and female clothes as well as amazing souvenir shops, food chain restaurants and, of course, enjoy an unforgettable city view.

While you’re in the neighbourhood, check out these nearby hotels!

Paris HotelsBest Western Trianon Rive Gauche (in St Germain)
Average Price: €128
Average Rating: 7.3

Paris HotelsHotel Lumières (in Montmartre)
Average Price: €78
Average Rating: 8.3

Paris HotelsWaldorf Madeleine Hotel (near the Champs-Elysées)
Average Price: €180
Average Rating: 8.2

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