Where To Stay In Paris – A Guide To The Best Neighbourhoods

Choosing  where to stay in Paris can be difficult. For the first time visitor it can be overwhelming. 

Dave and I first visited Paris in 1998 and instantly fell in love with the city. We have returned again and again and each time we discover something different.

We have also stayed in several different neighbourhoods experiencing the unique flare of each.

A couple of years ago, we were even sent on assignment to break down all of the Arrondissements (neighbourhoods) of Paris and thought it was time we share what we've learned over the years.

This guide is a breakdown of our favourite neighbourhoods and what you can see and do in each.

There are 20 Arrondissements in the city. We're not going to cover all 20, but we have rounded up what we feel are the top 8 neighbourhoods to stay in when visiting Paris.

Where to Stay in Paris

Where to stay in Paris - Our Favourite Neighbourhoods

Even though Paris is big, it's a largely walkable city and this guide should take the difficulty out of deciding where to stay in Paris.

We're here to help you choose the best neighbourhood to suit your needs and budget and to help you break down some accommodation ideas for you too.

Suggested Paris Neighbourhoods

If you want to skip directly to any of the neighbourhoods in Paris, click on the links below. 

Paris Quick Tips

The city is easy to get around so don't stress too much about choosing a hotel near your favourite monument or museum. 

The Metro is affordable and easy to navigate. When you arrive in Paris, you can easily pick up a pass and travel is easy.

A five day pass in zones 1-3 is only €37,50.

  • If you want to travel further, you can get a pass for zones 1 to 5: travels in Paris, the suburbs Orly/CDG airports, Disneyland and Versailles  start at €24.50 for a one day pass.You can pre-order your tickets online and have them delivered to your home as well.
  • Depending on which zones you select, Paris Transport allows you to travel on: metro lines, RER lines (RATP and SNCF),  Ile-de-France bus lines (RATP and OPTILE), except those circulating on Jetbus, Allobus Roissy CDG, tourist excursion and Air France networks, Tramway lines and the Montmartre funicular.

Arrondissements

Paris has 20 Arrondissements but you'll find that even if we suggest staying in the 1st Arrondissement, the 2nd might be a good option too. Don't limit yourself.

As you can see from the map below, neighbourhoods circle in a clockwise direction with the lower numbered arrondissements being closer to the Seine. Choosing where to stay in Paris is easy once you get the hang of how the city works. 

Paris neighbourhoods arrondissements

Map courtesy Eric GabaWikimedia


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#1 Eiffel Tower - 7th Arrondissement

 

The Major Attractions

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This neighbourhood is popular for first time visitors to Paris, and if you are looking for where to stay in Paris that is in the heart of all the major "wow" attractions the 7th arrondissement is the place for you.

It is centrally located on the left bank of the River Seine, close to the Eiffel Tower and walking distance to .

In this neighbourhood of Paris, you are going to find the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides - home to Napoleon's Tomb and Musée d'Orsay, Musée Rodin, and the Musée du quai Branly.

If you are looking where to stay in Paris that will keep you central this is the place for you.

This has been home to the aristocrats and upper class of Paris for three centuries.

For first time visitors to Paris this is a great choice as you won't have to go far to see any of the iconic landmarks.

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Suggested Hotels Near Eiffel Tower

Luxury

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Shangri-la Hotel

Ultra luxury hotel, located across the Seine facing Eiffel Tower, 2 Michelin Star restaurants, spa, 

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Mid-Range

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Le Narcisse Blanc Hotel

Indoor pool, spa, hot tub. Walking distance to sites. Breakfast/Wifi included

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Budget

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First Hotel

Modern affordable hotel, walking distance to Eiffel Tower, close to metro & Free WiFi

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Things to see near Eiffel Tower - the 7th Arrondissement

Eiffel Tower - A visit to Paris wouldn't be complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower and if you seeing it for the first time, this could be the place for you to stay in Paris.

Les Invalides - Napoleon's tomb is located in Les Invalides and it's an interesting tour through the military history of France.

Musee d'Orsay - This museum is a dream for those who love Impressionism. With Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Surat, Manet and Gauguin hanging from its walls, it houses the largest collection of impressionist art in the world.

Champs de Mars - You know that giant green space you see from every aerial view of Paris? This is it. Champs de Mars offers beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower and is a perfect spot for a Parisian picnic.

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Suggested Tours

Paris City Pass - If you want to combine a metro pass with attractions, museums and front of the line, get a Paris City Pass for $105. It saves time and offers valuable discounts.
Eiffel Tower and Seine Cruises combo - allowing you to skip the line and go right up to the second platform of the tower before heading on a 1-hour river cruise
Paris 1,2, or 3-Day Hop on Hop us Bus Pass - If you are in Paris for more than one day, this is a great option for getting around to all the sites. Plus you get a book of discounts.

Getting There

Eiffel Tower - stop at Bir-Hakeim station along line 6

Les Invalides - stop at Invalides station on line 8 & 13

RER-C - stops at Les Invalides , Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel and Musee D'Orsay

Batobus the hop on hop off service along the tourist sites on the Seine has stops at Tour Eiffel and the Musee d'Orsay..

For more information check out the Paris Metro Website and visit Paris by Train for updated costs and schedule.

The Paris Pass gives you unlimited travel on metro, bus and trains as well as skip the line tickets to the Eiffel Tower and entrance to  60 museums, sights, and attractions.

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#2 Le Marais - 4th Arrondissement

 

Classic Paris

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This area of Paris is known for its narrow streets.

After the revolution, Napoleon III (descendant of Napoleon I)  widened all of the streets to stop people from making barricades.

That's the reason most of Paris has wide large boulevards today.

In La Marais, you'll find many pre-revolutionary buildings and narrow streets from Medieval Paris.

It's had a cool vibe ever since. Today Le Marais is the premiere LBGTQ district of Paris where you'll find a vibrant nightlife scene, situated beside boutique shopping and gourmet chocolatiers. 

It may look and feel like old Paris, but the area is definitely contemporary, most notably the Centre George Pompidou.

This building spans, several blocks showing the latest in contemporary art.

But what its most known for is the famous Notre Dame Cathedral on Ile de la Cité.

One cannot go to Paris without exploring the famous gothic cathedral and the rest of the 4th Arrondissement.

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Notre Dame Accommodation

This district is expensive and very busy, but if you are wondering where to stay in Paris when you want to live as the locals do, sip coffee in designer cafés and basque in boutique hotels this is where you will feel like you are truly at the heart of local living.

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Suggested Hotels Le Marais

Luxury

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Hotel Dupond Smith

Luxury 5 star boutique hotel. 8 individual rooms Bar/Lounge Free WiFi. 

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Hotel Jules & Jim

Designer boutique hotel in great location. Free WiFi & Breakfast buffet

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Marais HOme Hotel

Affordable hotel with gym, spa, free WiFi. Excellent deal for location and amenities

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Things to See in Le Marais - 4th Arrondisement

Île de la Cité - Home to the world's most famous medieval Catholic cathedral, Notre Dame. It's free to visit but if you want to go up to the bell tower there is a charge. 

Île Saint-Louis - is the other natural island of the city and a quiet escape filled with cafes and shops. 

Jewish Quarter - Along rue des Rosiers you'll will find the city's oldest and most famous Jewish settlement dating back to the 13th century. Today you'll see many Jewish synagogues, restaurants, bookshops and eateries. 

Hôtel de Ville is home to the city's administration buildings. This has been the location of city hall since 1357 but the building we see today date back to 1628.

Place des Vosges is one of the oldest squares in Paris

Pompidou Centre - is a modern building housing the Museum of Modern Art, Paris Public Library and the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music. 

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Getting There

Metro stop for Le Marais: St. Paul

For more information check out the Paris Metro Website and visit Paris by Train for updated costs and schedule. 

The Paris Pass gives you unlimited travel on metro, bus and trains as well as skip the line tickets to the Eiffel Tower and entrance to  60 museums, sights, and attractions.

#3 Champs-Élysées - 8th Arrondissement

 

Luxury and Shopping

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If you are looking for where to stay in Paris when focusing on shopping this is it. This is the posh area of Paris and it is where you'll have quick access to the Champs-Élysées.

The 8th arrondissement is located on the Right bank of the River Seine.

A day can be spent walking along this street, peeking into boutiques, dining on fine French cuisine and even catching the latest Hollywood movie.

A walk up the Arc de Triomphe will give you a bird’s eye view of all the streets in Paris leading away from this downtown core. We recommend going at night. 

The 8th arrondissement centres around the Opera, but really, if you are staying here, it’s all about the high end shopping, fine dining and extravagant living.

It’s home to the most famous street in the world. That street being the Champs-Élysées. This is a street that stretches from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe.

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Suggested Hotels Near Champs-Elysees

Luxury

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Le Bristol Paris

Luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk to all top 8th sites. 3 restaurants, spa, indoor pool, fitness centre. 

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Mid-Range

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Buddha Bar Hotel Paris

Great location, well appointed rooms, breakfast/wifi included in this stylish hotel. Spa, Lounge & Bar

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Budget

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Hotel La Sanguine

Good location in a difficult neighbourhood to find budget accommodation. Free Wifi/Breakfast

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Things to see near Champse Elysees - the 8th Arrondissement

The Opera - Founded in 1669 by Louis XIV this beautiful opera house can be toured privately, with a guide or you can still see a live production today.

Champs-Élysées - the most famous street in the world is beautiful and a perfect spot to spend the day shopping, people watching and walking from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe.

Place de la Concorde - square where the likes of Marie Antoinette and King Louis the XVI were executed. Today it houses Paris’ Luxor obelisk and one of the most expensive hotels in the city

Grand Palais - It's name says it all. Grand Palais is a grand exhibition hall hosting major art exhibits each year.

Arc de Triomphe - This imposing monument honours those who fought in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Located under the Arc de Triomphe, the tomb of the unknown soldier lays to rest as the eternal flame burns over his grave.

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Suggested Tours

Paris Opera - Take a 90 minute guided tour of the Opera Garnier. 

Paris Museum Pass - Paris is known for its museums. Get the museum pass for front of the line entrance to 60 museums.

If you're going to the Louvre on regular hours, book in advance at skip the line for a reasonable self guided tour.

If you want to visit unlimited museums at anytime, the Paris Museum Pass is an excellent deal for 2,4, or 6 days starting at $77 USD.

Arc de Triomphe Skip the Line - Get front of the line access to the Arc de Triomphe rooftop for a panoramic view of Paris.

Paris Vintage Citroen Tour - We did this tour of Paris and it was a wonderful way to explore the city in the backseat of a classic car.

Getting to the 8th Arrondissement

Most lines go to the 8th Arrondissment.

Look for stops along the Champs-Elysees, Conforde, Madeleine.

For more information check out the Paris Metro Website and visit Paris by Train for updated costs and schedule.

The Paris Pass gives you unlimited travel on metro, bus and trains as well as skip the line tickets to the Eiffel Tower and entrance to  60 museums, sights, and attractions.

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#4 Montmartre - 18th Arrondissement

 

Local Vibe

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Montmartre is the 18th arrondissement. 

This is our favourite neighbourhood to stay. If you want to know where to stay in Paris that is also a very affordable this is it.

If you are looking for a local vibe, this artisan district is right up your alley.

Staying in Montmartre is really all about going local. When staying in this neighbourhood of Paris, you'll want to relax in a cafe and watch the talented street performers entertain.

Here you can take in a traditional cabaret and try to find the only vineyard in Paris still in operation.

It’s filled with great things to see like the Basilica of Sacre Couer standing high on a hill overlooking the city.

This is where you will find one of the best overhead views of Paris and it doesn’t cost you a penny.

The artist district is a great choice for a walk. Here you will find the former studios of Dali and Picasso and you may also see the house of Renoir.

Like the Cimetiere Pere Lachaise, you can stroll through the Cimetière de Montmartre for free you will see where many famous artists have their final resting place.

Montmartre is filled with cafés and shops and is also home to one of the three remaining windmills in Paris.

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Cafés of Montmartre

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Suggested Hotels in Montemartre

Luxury

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Maison Souquet

Luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk to all top 8th sites. 3 restaurants, spa, indoor pool, fitness centre.

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Mid-Range

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Mercure Sacre Couer

Great location, well appointed rooms, breakfast/wifi included in this stylish hotel. Spa, Lounge & Bar

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Budget

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Perfect Hotel

Our first budget stay in Paris was the Perfect Hotel in Montemarte- location was great, breakfast included, great rooms.

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Things to See in Montmartre - 18th Arrondissement

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Sacre Couer

Sacre Couer - It has one of the best views of the city. Sacre Coeur Basilica is a Roman Catholic church located on the highest point of Paris. You can visit the Basilica for free from 6 am to 10 pm. If you want to visit the tower there is a charge.

Carousel and Funicular - The Funicular is included in your Metro Pass. When you arrive at Sacre Couer, you can take the funicular instead of walking up the steps.  There are many carousels scattered throughout Paris and this one offers beautiful photo opportunities.

Views of Paris - Pack a bottle of wine (be discreet) and a picnic to enjoy on the steps while you take in the best view of Paris for free!

Moulin Rouge - the famous Moulin Rouge is located in Montmartre. Take in a show or tour the theatre.

Montmartre Museum and Dali Museum - Montmartre has several museums most noteablie the Dali Museum located where Dali used to live.

Vineyards - You'll find the oldest vineyard in Paris in Montmartre. How cool is it to see grape vines growing in the middle of the city?

Windmills - Paris used to be scattered with windmills. Today there are few left but you will find them in Montemartre.

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Suggested Tours with Get Your Guide

Moulin Rouge with Champagne - watch the world famous cabaret as you sip on a half bottle of champagne per person.

Montmartre Guided Tour - Join a local guide will weaving through the streets of Montmartre. Highlights include Place du Tertre, Place du Calvaire, the Montmartre vineyard and the windmills of Montmartre. 

Moulin Rouge with Dinner - Take a guided city tour at night and end with at the Moulin Rouge where you'll travel by luxury coach and toast your champagne while watching the famous can-can.

Paris Eiffel Tower Dinner, Seine Cruise and Moulin Rouge - The Ultimate Paris City Tour starts with a 3-course dinner at Altitude 58 in the Eiffel Tower, then a tour down the River Seine before ending the evening at the Moulin Rouge to watch the world famous Can Can dancers as you sip champagne.

Getting There

The Paris Metro stations for Montmartre are

Abbesses – Line 12 (green)

Anvers – Line 2 (blue) will take you to the foot of Sacré Coeur. You can walk up the stairs, take in the view of Paris or if you want, you can take the Funiculair de Montmarte to the top as the fee is included in the Paris Metro ticket.

Lamarck Caulaincourt – Line 12 (green)

Blanche station (line 2)  -coming out of Blanche (line 2 Porte Dauphine-Nation), you will see the Moulin Rouge

We also took a stroll one day from Montmartre to the Seine. It's less than an hour's in the most direct route, but we suggest walking east from Montmartre to the Canal Saint Martin and walking along the water for a little bit for a true feel of local living.

Paris also has a comprehensive bus line and you can take buses 30 - 31 - 80 - 85  to the Anvers Sacré-Coeur.

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#5 The Latin Quarter - 5th arrondissement

 

The Student Centre

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This is definitely the popular tourist and student area when choosing where to stay in Paris. It has been the student hangout for 800 years.

Here you'll find a lot of budget and moderately priced accommodation.

The latin quarter is home to the menu formule. If you stroll the streets you'll find a lot of budget food choices.

You'll also get your kitschy tourist items in this area and plenty of cheap drinks. The charm of this area is just getting lost in the streets.

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Suggested Hotels Latin Quarter

Luxury

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Hotel Monge

4 star hotel with spa. Close to metro stations and Notre Dame. Free WiFi.

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Hotel Petit Paris

A small boutique hotel, close to Luxombourg Gardens, WiFi

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Hotel Parc St. Severin

Small boutique hotel in Latin Quarter near Saint Michel Metro Station

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Things to see in The Latin Quarter - 5th Arrondissement

The Latin Quarter has the benefit of being an excellent central location. Filled with history and the distinction of being the intellectual centre of the city.

The Pantheon is the most imposing landmark of the Latin Quarter modelled after the ancient temples of Greece.

The Eglise Saint-Séverin Saint-Nicolas is a wonderful Gothic gem of Paris.

Get lost in the streets as you browse shops, cafés, art cinema houses, vintage shops, and bookstores.

Visit the Luxembourg Gardens and Cluny’s medieval gardens.

Place St. Michel's baroque fountain of St. Michel killing a demon is a popular meeting spot and many free walking tours leave from here.

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Suggested Tours

Free walking tours leave daily from the Latin Quarter.

Getting There

Take line for to Métro Saint-Michel

Line 10 to Cluny-La Sorbonne, or Maubert-Mutualité

Line B of the RER to: Luxembourg station

Other stops in Latin Quarter - Métro Cluny-La Sorbonne, Saint-Michel, or Odéon station

For more information check out the Paris Metro Website and visit Paris by Train for updated costs and schedule.

The Paris Pass gives you unlimited travel on metro, bus and trains as well as skip the line tickets to the Eiffel Tower and entrance to  60 museums, sights, and attractions.

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#6 The Louvre - 1st Arrondissement

 

The Business District

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Located on the Right Bank of the River Seine this is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Paris. 

It's primarily a business district and the smallest by area in the city. 

The west end is where you'll have the very upscale hotels reaching out to the Place de la Concorde. 

The centre has the Louvre, Famous Ponte Neuf  and gardens while the East reaches out to touch on the Ile de la Cite. 

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Suggested Hotels for Louvre

Luxury

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Ritz Carlton Paris

Ultra Luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk to all top 8th sites. 3 restaurants, spa, indoor pool, fitness centre. 

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Mid-Range

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Saint James Paris

Elegant 19th century building with private garden and spa facility. Located across from the Jardin des Tuileries

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Budget

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Hotel Crayon rouge

Located next to Palais Royal. Modern affordable accommodation for the 1st arrondissement's high end hotels. 

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Things to See near the Louvre - 1st Arrondissement

The Louvre - This is the star attraction of the 1st Arrondissement and you can spend days at the Louvre. The outdoor gardens are a must. Walk from the Lourvre to the Place de la Concorde through the Jardin des Tuileries and marvel at the outdoor statues, gardens and fountains. 

Rue de Rivoli - shop in the elegant boutiques and trendy cafés along this street. 

Ponte Neuf Bridge - it's the oldest bridge in Paris and our favourite in the city. Take a walk along this centuries old bridge linking the Right and Left Banks through the Ile de la Cite. 

Pedestrian Streets - The area around Les Halls and the River Seine is home t many pedestrian streets 

Les Halles - Go shopping at Paris' premiere underground shopping centre. This was formerly the Paris food market, now it's a place to shop and see a movie. 

 Jardin du Palais Royal - Palais Royal is home to the ministry of culture but you can visit its gardens and surrounding boutique shops

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Suggested Tours 

Louvre Museum Evening and Charcuterie Board - Take an exclusive evening tour of the Louvre free from crowds. The guided tour will take you through the highlights and end at a famous wine bar.

Louvre Skip the Line & Private Tour - Lines can be long at the Louvre and it's difficult to find the art you are looking for, so skip the line and follow a knowledgeable guide to the best sites the Louvre has to offer.

Mona Lisa Best of the Louvre - Just want to see the best and most famous sites. This guided tour will take you to the iconic masterpieces of the Louvre.

Heart of Paris Cycling Tour - A three hour cycling tour takes you through the highlights of Paris along the Seine river to  Notre Dame Cathedral, and Palais-Royal.

Coco Chanel's Paris - Meet at the chick Rue de Rivoli to explore Chanel's favourite haunts. Walk in her footsteps to see her first boutique, choice restaurants and her home.

Getting There

Main metro stops are:

Les Hall -  Metro Lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14.

Concorde - Take Metro lines 1,7 or 14

Madeleine - Metro lines 1,7,14

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#7 Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6th Arrondissement

 

Existential Paris

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Art display outside Jardins de Luxombourg

Galleries, nightclubs, restaurants...this neighbourhood has it. But be prepared it's an upmarket atmosphere.

This area houses the Jardins Luxombourg where we have always suggested is the perfect spot for a picnic.

For that classic Parisian neighbourhood feel this is place. Here you'll spend your days sitting in the city's most trendy cafés lining Saint Germain.

It's a very artsy district with the school of fine arts and many galleries and museums.

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Suggested Hotels Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Luxury

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Hotel Le Six

4 star hotel close to Luxumbourg Gardens and near metro. Spa/Fitness Centre Free WiFi.

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Artus Hotel by MH

Centrally located and close to metro. Free WiFi & Breakfast buffet

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Budget

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Holiday Inn

You know what you're getting with the Holiday Inn Brand and this renovated hotel is an affordable choice.

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Things to See in Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6th Arrondissement

Located not far from the Latin Quarter, St. Germain is another area that is more known for its cafés and shops rather than iconic Paris landmarks. 

Many of the sights are similar to what you will see in the Latin Quarter with the Odeon, Eglise Saint Sulpice and Luxembourg Gardens. 

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Suggested Tours

Chocolate Tour - Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a premier fashion and food district. You'll find lots of sweets here so take a chocolate tour to taste chocolates, pastry, and bread created by foodie artisans. 

Sidecar Motorcycle Tour - You are staying in a vintage area, so take a vintage tour on a motorcycle through the coolest neighbourhoods of Paris including the cafés of Saint-Germain.

Historic Paris Half Day Tour -  Transportation through Paris in a luxury air conditioned coach and boat ride through the most historic parts of Paris including the Marais District and Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. 

Getting There

Take the Line 4 metro to the centre of the are at the church of St. Germain des Prés at the St. Germain des Prés subway stop. 

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#8 Monteparnasse - 14th Arrondissement

 

Modern Life in Paris

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Montparnasse was the first place we ever stayed in Paris. We booked a cheap room at a an Ibis Hotel and had three glorious days in Paris. We loved our time in the city and found this to be an excellent area to stay.

We never really noticed how far away it was from everything. We just hopped on the metro each day and made our way to the Paris attractions.

The Tower of Montparnasse gave us our first view of the Eiffel Tower and Paris skyline. It does offer excellent views.

It also has the Paris Observatory dating all the way back to 1667! It's under renovation right now, but who knows, by the time you visit Paris it might be open again.

I get the feeling this is where the residents of Paris live. It feels like a modern liveable part of the city. If you want to know where to stay in Paris that will make you feel like a modern day local, this is the spot.

I imagine this is the spot where Owen Wilson walked the streets of Paris during Midnight in Paris. After all it is the district where Jean-Paul Sartre discussed existentialism.

Sadly most of the cool cafes and artist studios were demolished in the 1960s to make way for the train station and the eye sore known as Tour Montparnasse.

But it still has that real life vibe.

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Suggested Hotels Monteparnasse

Luxury

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Victoria Palace

All rooms have soaking tubs with mini bar. Includes breakfast and WiFi

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Mid-Range

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Villa Montparnasse

Great location near Metro and connected to CGD Airport. High speed Internet

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Budget

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Ibis Montparnasse

Simple accommodation and a great value. We stayed here our first trip to Paris

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Things to do in Monteparnasse - 14th Arrondissement

Catacombs of Paris - The underground labyrinth of bones is one of the most fascinating tours in Paris.

The Panoramic Observation Floor of Montparnasse - This offers some of the best views of Paris, without the crowds of the Eiffel Tower.

Le Bar Américain on the 56th floor - Have a drink in style after taking in the views of Paris

Paris Observatory - 

Follow in the footsteps of Picasso, Hemingway and Modigliani as you relax in the art deco cafes.

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where to stay in paris near the catacombs

Catacombs of Paris

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Catacombs Priority 2-Hour Tour - A guided two-hour tour of the Catacombs including front of the line access. Learn all about its history with your English Speaking guide.

Montparnasse Terrace Access - Skip the line for the best view of Paris and the Eiffel tower

Paris to Vesailles Helicopter - Take a 25 minute helicopter tour to marvel at Paris and out to the Palace of Versailles. Enjoy drinks at Saint-Cyr l’Ecole and then fly back to the city to enjoy birds eye views of the Seine to see the Trocadero, Montparnasse Tower, and Eiffel Tower.

Getting There

Take lines 4, 6, 12 and 13 arrive and depart from level -2 at Montparnasse Station.

The Air France coach leaves from from Charles De Galle Airport to Montparnasse. www.lescarsairfrance.com/

For the Catacombs 

Metro Stop - Denfert Rochereau. Catacombs are right across the street

Bus # 38 and #68

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So there you have it. Our choices on where to stay in Paris. Do you have any suggestions? Leave them in the comments below. Our readers would love to have as many ideas and reasons for choosing as they can. 

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