Les Quartiers de Paris, the neighborhoods of Paris

ok so a while back I posted about the arrondissement of Paris, this is the districts of Paris, in which the city is divided into 20 of them. However, each district or arrondissement is further divided into four quartiers each. Let get to the classroom ::)

In its heydays beginnings Paris was divided into four parts or quarters and from that they come up with the name quartiers in French.  At the beginning not to go too much into historical details but some is needed, Paris had four from before the Philippe Auguste walls that were Ile de la Cité, Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, la Verrerie, and the Gréve all on the right bank or rive droite. The left bank or rive gauche was in possession of the abbeys.  After the walls were erected the quartiers went to 8  with the additions of Saint Louis, Sainte Opportune, Saint Germain l’Auxerrois on the right bank and Saint André and Maubert on the left bank. AFter the walls of Charles V finish in 1383 AD, 8 new quartiers are added such as les Halles , Saint Antoine, Saint Denis, Saint Eustache, Saint Gervais ,Saint Honoré, Saint Martin, and Sainte Avoye.

In 1789 the city of Paris had 60 quartiers, which were reduced to 48 by 1795.  Finally due to Baron Haussmann work on behalf of emperor Napoleon III, the city reaches the 80 quartiers in 1860 with the annexation of some villages surrounding Paris such as Auteuil. These 80 quartiers are the administrive nerve of Paris each with its own police station. For adminstrative purposes only the mayor’s office can attribute more quarters depending on the population and the advise of the Council of quarters or Conseil des Quartiers to numbered as much as 121, this is recently new as late as 2002.

If you take my page on arrondissement, https://paris1972.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/the-arrondissement-de-paris/

you can come up with the orientation of where they are, also, a good map will help, such as this one in French but zoom in on each arrondissement and you will have a clear map with attractions in each, very useful to even print the sections you want to visit, http://www.paris-eiffel-tower-news.com/paris-maps.html

Now here are the quartiers for each arrondissement or the neighborhoods for each district with postal codes or zip codes as you wish….

75001, St Germain l’Auxerrois, Les Halles,Palais Royal, Place Vendome

75002, Gaillon, Vivienne, Mail, Bonne Nouvelle

75003, Arts et Métiers, Enfants Rouges,Archives, Sainte Avoie

75004, Saint Merri, Saint Gervais, Arsenal, Notre Dame

75005, Saint Victor, Jardin des Plantes, Val de Grace, Sorbonne

75006, Monnaie,Odéon, Notre Dame des Champs,Saint Germain des Prés

75007, Saint Thomas d’Aquin, Invalides, Ecole Militaire, Gros Caillou

75008, Champs Elysées, Faubourg du Roule, Madeleine, Europe

75009, Saint Georges, Chaussée d’Antin, Faubourg Montmartre, Rochechouart

75010, Saint Vincent de Paul, Porte Saint Denis, Porte Saint Martin, Hôpital Saint Louis

75011, Folie Méricourt, Saint Ambroise, Roquette, Sainte Marguerite

75012, Bel Air, Picpus, Bercy, Quinze-Vingts

75013, Salpétriére, Gare, Maison Blanche, Croulebarbe

75014, Montparnasse, Montsouris, Petit-Montrouge, Plaisance

75015, Saint Lambert, Necker, Grenelle, Javel

75016, Auteuil, Muette,Porte Dauphine, Chaillot

75017, Ternes,Monceau,Batignolles,Epinettes

75018, Grandes Carriéres, Clignancourt, Goutte d’Or, La Chapelle

75019, La Villette, Pont de Flandre, Amérique,Combat

75020, Belleville, Saint Fargeau, Pére-Lachaise, Charonne

and there you have them all .the city of Paris official webpage is at http://www.paris.fr/portail/accueil/Portal.lut?page_id=1

enjoy Paris ::)


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One Comment to “Les Quartiers de Paris, the neighborhoods of Paris”

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