Street sign in the 9th arrondissement

There are so many beautiful areas of Paris, that it can be hard to know where to stay when planning a city break in the French capital.

To help you choose, we’ve put together a guide to the different districts of Paris to give you an idea of where to stay, depending on the kind of city break you want.

Paris is divided up into 20 districts, called arrondissements. You can always tell which arrondissement you’re in by looking at the street signs. Above the name of the street you’ll see a number, followed by Arrt., this is the number of the district you are in.

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