These are the gates of Paris!!

And on my Paris walks passed several wonderful monuments and some caught my attention that led me to search for more a few years back. I am updating this older post on the Paris gates! And some of them are now in city proper! Hope you enjoy this sort of off the beaten path tour of my eternal Paris!

Well I am on the roll on my belle France and eternal Paris! There is so much here you will not be surprise to find Paris No 1 in WTO-UN of cities visited again 2018 with almost 32M !!!  The choices are unlimited and I find myself hard to choose what to write. Well this time , I will update you on gates, and briefs on the districts and neighborhoods of Paris; a tall order indeed.

Let’s start with the gates or portes of Paris. Just some of my favorites….

We have them on the 18éme: Porte de la Chapelle also N1 and A1 autoroute/highway (to CDG) ; 19eme :Porte d’Aubervilliers, also N301 ; Porte de la Villette,also N2 ; Porte de Pantin, also N3 (to my inlaws !) ; Porte Chaumont ,also D35bis (Seine-Saint-Denis), Porte Brunet, Porte du Pré-Saint-Gervais, and Porte des Lilas.

Also, on the 20éme ,Porte des Lilas, Porte de Ménilmontant, Porte de Bagnolet, also A3 ; Porte de Montreuil, also N302 ; 12eme we have the  Porte de Vincennes ,also N34 ; Porte Jaune (inside bois de Vincennes) ; Porte du Bel-Air (inside  bois de Vincennes) ; Porte de Saint-Mandé (inside bois de Vincennes) ; Porte de Saint-Mandé, Porte de Montempoivre, Porte Dorée ou porte de Picpus, Porte de Reuilly, Porte de Charenton ,also N6 ; and Porte de Bercy ,also A4 (in laws and Disneyland).

We got some more on the left bank or rive gauche ; we have on the 13éme ;Porte de la Gare, Porte de Vitry, Porte d’Ivry, Porte de Choisy, also N305 ; Porte d’Italie,also N7 ; Poterne des Peupliers,  Porte de Gentilly. In the 14eme we have the Porte de Gentilly, Porte d’Arcueil, Porte d’Orléans, also N20 links to A20 into Toulouse ; Porte de Montrouge, Porte de Châtillon, Porte Didot, Porte de Vanves (great market here) ; on the 15éme we have Porte Brancion, Porte de Plaisance, Porte de la Plaine, Porte de Versailles, Porte d’Issy, Porte de Sèvres, and Porte du Bas-Meudon (quai d’Issy).

It’s not over folks as we have in the 16eme the Porte du Point-du-Jour, Porte de Saint-Cloud ,also N10, Porte Molitor,  Porte de Boulogne (inside bois de Boulogne), Porte de l’Hippodrome (inside bois de Boulogne), Porte d’Auteuil, also A13 autoroute to Normandy ; Porte de Passy, Porte de la Muette (my best entry to Paris when living in Versailles) , Porte Dauphine, Porte de la Seine (inside bois de Boulogne),Porte de Bagatelle (inside bois de Boulogne), Porte de Madrid (inside bois de Boulogne),Porte Saint-James (inside bois de Boulogne),Porte de Neuilly (inside bois de Boulogne),Porte des Sablons (inside bois de Boulogne), and Porte Maillot,also N13.

Not to tired you out we have them in the 17éme the Porte des Ternes, Porte de Villiers, Porte de Champerret, Porte de Courcelles, Porte d’Asnières, Porte de Clichy, Porte Pouchet. In the 18eme we have the Porte de Saint-Ouen, Porte de Montmartre, Porte de Clignancourt, also N14, and Porte des Poissonniers.

And of course some like the Porte Saint Martin are inside the city itself.  The Porte Saint Martin (b 1674) in honor of king Louix XIV.   The Porte Saint Denis (b 1672)  to  king Louis XIV . The Porte de Pantin was my first entry by car into Paris coming from Meaux in Seine-et-Marne (native town of my wife). Built in early 19C and name as such since WWII. I put another picture on the Porte Saint Martin from my hotel was nearby rue Meslay ,more in my other posts on gates.

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More on the gates of Paris from the city of Paris in French: https://www.paris.fr/pages/de-porte-en-porte-paris-se-raconte-16658

This is huge on the districts because there are divided into neighborhoods. Check my posts on districts=arrondissements and neighborhoods=quartiers of Paris in my blog. However, very brief

You should know that Paris has 20 districts or arrondissements numbered 1-20 and written after the departement/city number 75. So a location saying 75008 is in the 8th district for example. What folks do not know or most, is that Parisians have a habit of pinpointing their neighborhood when talking and getting to know you. These were done by Baron Haussmann too and correspond to four per district. Therefore, the neighborhoods or Quartiers and districts or Arrondissements.  You can see for example, somebody telling you lives in the 8th district or 8é arrondissement ,but actually lives by the avenue des Champs-Elysées their neighborhood will be Champs Elysées no 29. Therefore 20 arrondissements and 80 quartiers! Got it! Great! (see posts).

The Paris tourist office on walks in its quartiers and arrondissements in English: https://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-paris/walks-in-paris/paris-and-its-neighbourhoods

There, you have them folks. It will help you guide yourselves in Paris and come to know more of the daily life we carry here. I think is important not to go away simply with the tourist look but the local one, to really soak in the experience. I do it everywhere I go too.

And remember, happy travels, good health and many cheers to all!!!

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