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Paris is renown as one of Europe's most seductive cities bubbling with the good life - food, sex and fashion. The Parisians love culture and abstract ideas and this cosmopolitan city enchants with its sophistication. Known as the 'city with a 100 villages', Paris is divided by the river Seine into two unequal parts: the rive droite (the right bank) and the rive gouche (left bank). The city is further divided in to districts or 'arrondissements' all thick with history and full of contrasts. Please find below details on some of the districts that you are most likely to visit during your trip and the attractions and ambience that you will find in each area.

 

Champs Elysees-Etoile
The wide boulevard of the Champs-Elysees is the most famous avenue in Europe and believed to be the finest in the world.... [more]

Invalides - Eiffel and Orsay
If your visit to Paris would not be complete without stunning views of the Eiffel tower this area is a must. More reside... [more]

Latin Quarter
This district is a great place for those who want to be in lively surroundings with its cafes and cinemas buzzing into t... [more]

Le Marais and Ile St Louis
Le Marais is the oldest corner of central Paris and is one of the best-loved districts. Crumbling and neglected Andre Ma... [more]

Louvre and Les Halles
The central area of the right bank is the much renovated first arrondissement. This area is home to one of the world's l... [more]

Montmartre
Montmartre with its romantic tree lined streets shares a long history with the creative community. These picturesque art... [more]

Montparnasse
Students having been living in Montparnasse since the 17th century which became home to many literary and artistic gurus... [more]

Opera and Madeleine
At the end of the Rue Royal can be found the Palace de la Madeleine with its unmistakable Greek temple form. The area da... [more]

St Germain
St Germain is characterised by its old world charm with its tiny, cafe lined streets. A good place to begin your search ... [more]

Travel Info
We have compiled a need to know guide for transport in Paris. As in most big European cities the quickest way to get aro... [more]

Trocadero
Trocadero is one Paris's most upmarket residential neighbourhoods and another landmark square. Actually semicircular in ... [more]

 
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