Located between the Seine and the Bastille, the Arsenal district looks like a peaceful little port, lined with Parisian buildings.

Formerly a cargo port, Arsenal became a marina in 1983 and is connected to the network of Parisian canals. Marked by its coastal atmosphere, its pontoons, its harbor master’s office, its seagulls and its seafood restaurants, it transports us to a completely different universe. Along its banks, we discover pretty gardens with sculptures and flowery pergolas in spring. Designed by landscape architect Serge Eyzat and architect Philippe Mathieux, the garden unfolds in a system of terraces inspired by the South of France. A veritable green amphitheater, this garden, which is very popular with Parisians, is a privileged place to stroll.

On Boulevard Morland, we stop in front of the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, center of urban planning and architecture, inviting us to understand the evolution of Paris and its history on urban planning. Built in 1879, this former gunpowder factory was converted into an archive centre, where you can now admire its permanent collections, its huge model and its temporary exhibitions. The Arsenal pavilion also houses a bookstore dedicated to architecture as well as a huge photo library.

A flagship district of the Capital thanks to its central location near the Seine and the Place de la Bastille where tourists, joggers, residents and workers intermingle in an atmosphere that is both urban and bucolic.



Located in the Marais, the Place des Vosges district is full of history and unusual places.

Inaugurated in 1612 on the occasion of the marriage of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, Place des Vosges is the oldest in Paris. Characterized by its exceptional architecture and its small romantic park, it is made up of uniform buildings of which only the Pavilion of the King and the Pavilion of the Queen, facing each other, deviate from the rule.

During walks under its majestic arcades, we discover in each issue, the history of the place. At number 6, for example, you will come across the former home of Victor Hugo, arranged in such a way that you can browse through his writings. Its garden, Square Louis XIII, also welcomes you for picnics in the heart of the capital.

Not far from there, we discover the small square of the Sainte-Catherine Market and the famous rue des Rosiers. Small shops, bookstores, and traditional bakeries populate these places.

A mythical and historic district, a reflection of French elegance.



An architectural gem, Île Saint-Louis is a haven of tranquility nestled in the heart of Old Paris.

Considered a privileged residential area since the 17th century, Île Saint-Louis nestles between the two banks of the Seine and has only 8 streets and 4 quays. Formerly called “Island of Palaces”, it has a homogeneous architecture and sumptuous mansions preserved for more than four centuries, giving it a unique charm. Connected to the rest of the city by six bridges, the district remains sheltered from the surrounding noise and bustle, almost giving it a holiday feel. This district steeped in history is inhabited by the huge Saint-Louis-en-l’Île Church, recognizable by its Baroque style and its interior decoration of unsuspected richness.

Ideal place to learn the art of urban strolling, the island was very popular with the greatest poets and writers of the time: Charles Baudelaire, Théophile Gautier or Louis Aragon liked to come and soak up its atmosphere. particular. Rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Île, crossing the district from East to West, is a small landmark of art galleries, while the quays of Anjou and Bourbon offer us a unique panorama of the Saint-Gervais district. .

Undeniably the emblematic district of the capital.



The ancient cradle of the city of Paris, the Île de la Cité was for a long time the nerve centre of the capital.

Characterised by its history, its spectacular monuments on the banks of the Seine and its central position in the city, the district is nonetheless peaceful.

Accessible via the Archevêque and Notre-Dame bridges or the Pont Neuf, there are lovely corners such as the flower market on Place Louis Lépine or the romantic Place Dauphine, lined with art galleries, bookshops and lively bistros. On Boulevard du Palais, you can contemplate the Conciergerie, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As if straight out of a fairy tale, it proudly overlooks the banks of the Seine. It was the first royal residence in the capital and the last home of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Today it is considered one of the most beautiful testimonies of medieval architecture in Paris.

Emblematic monuments and beautiful walks in perspective in one of the oldest places of Paris, here is what the district of the Ile de le Cité has in store.



Charming and unusual, Saint-Paul is a real village located in the heart of the historic Marais, between the lively rue Saint-Antoine and the banks of the Seine.

A historic district full of heritage, the village of Saint-Paul is characterised by its small passages, its enchanting arches and is a lovely labyrinth of paved courtyards and shady passages. Its calm and authentic atmosphere is home to a multitude of small craftsmen, gallery owners and passionate antique dealers. It is the ideal place to find unusual objects, from 18th century pieces to those from the 1970s. There are also a number of gourmet addresses and pretty decoration shops in the spirit of the moment.

The district is home to superb museums, private mansions dating from the 16th and 17th centuries and buildings that bear witness to the history of France. On Rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, you will discover the Shoah memorial built in the 1950s by the architects Alexandre Perzitz, Georges Goldberg and Léon Arretche.

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Lieu historique et animé du Marais, le quartier de l’Hôtel de Ville se dessine comme le cœur de la capitale.

Home to municipal institutions since 1357, the splendid Hôtel de Ville building reigns supreme in the Marais district. Bordered by the rue de Rivoli on one side and the Seine on the other, its ideal location offers Parisians a spectacular meeting place. Its immense square regularly hosts events, evolving with the seasons and unveiling magical settings for each occasion.

Opposite the Hôtel de Ville monument is the BHV Marais, a former bazaar, this department stores’ made up of several buildings in a pure Haussmann style is a must for Parisians. Adorned with original shops, the district is also characterised by the famous rue de Rivoli, one of the most commercial streets in Paris.

Finally, located between the Pont Neuf and the Pont de Notre-Dame, the Quais des Gesvres and the Quais de la Mégisserie invite you to take a nice walk along the Seine. During the summer, the famous Paris Plages is held in the district, which then takes on the air of a Mediterranean coast, where sunbeds and games of pétanque are invited.