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Paris Map

The structure of Paris city is amazingly designed. The city is divided into 20 arrondissements or neighborhoods which are arranged in clock-wise spirals starting with number one at the heart of the city and the spiral winding around the city with the higher numbers moving away from the city’s center. The arrondissements are written in French as 2ème, 3ème etc. The postal codes in Paris are designated according to the number of the arrondissement. The postal code for the 7th arrondissement is 75007 where as for the 10th, it would be 75010.
The first arrondissement is the centre of Paris and most popular tourist location in the city. The Louvre, Les Halles and the Palais Royal are situated here. Many hotels in France in Paris come under this area. 2ème is a commercial area which includes the Paris Stock Market. It is in the 3ème and 4ème that the Picasso Museum and the 17th century mansions are found. This lively place with several bars and restaurants makes up one of the oldest areas of Paris called the Marais. It is a place where one can find Jewish class of living. 5ème houses the Quartier Latin, a place where most of the universities, colleges and schools of Paris are located. University of the Sorbonne, École Normale Supérieure and Collège de France are a few of the elite institutions in this sector.
The 6ème, St. Germain is a trendy district full of art galleries, restaurants and boutiques in every nook and corner of the district. Some of the places of high interest are Luxembourg Palace, Jardin du Luxembourg, Pont Neuf, Pont Saint-Michel, Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Saint-Sulpice church. 7ème holding with pride the Eiffel Tower, is one of the most visited districts of Paris. The area is also visited for the Hôtel des Invalides, Musée d’Orsay and the Musée du quai Branly. It is also has the headquarters for many flourishing industries of Paris and liked by people moving to France. 8ème is another important district for tourism in Paris. The Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde are among a few. The Élysée Palace is where the President of France resides officially and is situated in this area. 9ème is another business center of Paris next to the 2nd and 8th. 10ème is most traveled for the major railway stations the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l’Est stations. 11ème and 12ème are known for Place de la Bastille and Bois de Vincennes respectively. 13ème to 17ème are rich residential districts while 17ème to 19ème comprise the Montmarte regions. 20ème houses 2 popular cemeteries.

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