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The chic of life on the islands (4th)

Concentrated Paris (1st)
Welcome to picturesque Paris (2nd)
The Calm of the Temple and the life of the Marais (3rd)
The chic of life on the islands (4th Arrondissement)
The neighbourhood for everyone (5th)
Pure animation! (6th)
Institutional Paris (7th)
The neighbourhood of VIPs (8th)
Shopping in an atmosphere of cabaret (9th)
The neighbourhood of the stations (10th)
The Rock'n'Roll Neighbourhood (11th)
When the modern style sets in, Nature resists (12th)
The heterogeneous neighbourhood (13th)
From Montsouris to Montparnasse (14th)
A spot of green in a densely populated Paris (15th)
Culture and history everywhere (16th)
Popular and chic! (17th)
Bohemian Montmartre according to Aznavour (18th)
The scientific and human neighbourhood (19th)
Accommodation for all (20th)

Nature/Leisurely walks : +++ Culture : ++ Shopping : +

In this neighbourhood you can discover the heart of the Marais with its numerous very pleasant restaurants, and of course the Place des Vosges, the most beautiful of Paris. In the north of the arrondissement you can also find the Pompidou centre, located at the heart of the very pleasant Beaubourg neighbourhood.

But the 4th arrondissement is not just that. In the south it is a historically very rich and somewhat mystical neighbourhood. Indeed, the St Gervais-St Paul neighbourhood will dazzle you with its magnificent medieval architecture. But the most characteristic element of this neighbourhood is the possibility you have to walk from island to island. Indeed, the 4th arrondissement includes the Île de la Cité with Notre-Dame de Paris and the Île St Louis (smaller) with the atmosphere of a little village. The latter is very calm and relaxing.

Routes for everyone :

for lovers of leisurely walks :

The south of the arrondissement is the ideal setting for a relaxing walk. You can start in the St Gervais-St Paul neighbourhood (between the Rue St Antoine and the Rue de Rivoli) and stroll down the lanes of the Middle Ages and 17th-18th centuries, with their characteristic architecture. After exploring the whole of this neighbourhood, you will reach the Île St Louis across the Pont Louis Philippe. You can appreciate this harmonious 17th century village and the calm reigning there. Then you can cross the Pont St Louis which links Île St Louis with its big sister Île de la Cité. On arriving at the latter you will be charmed by the splendour of Notre Dame seen from behind from the Square de l'île de France.

You can even go and marvel at the insides of this 14th century cathedral.
But don't forget to stop in the north-west of the arrondissement to see the most beautiful square of the capital: the Place Royale, now called the Place des Vosges, with its magnificent central garden.

for lovers of culture :

The St Gervais- St Paul neighbourhood, apart from its architectural riches, has several museums, such as the Musée de la Curiosité et de la Magie, the Pavillon de l'Arsenal, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and the l'Hôtel de Sens, with remains of decorative arts from the Middle Ages.

However, the most interesting of the neighbourhoods of the 4th arrondissement is undoubtedly Beaubourg, with the Pompidou Centre, which is the multidisciplinary cultural centre of Paris, bringing together the Musée National d'Art Moderne, the Bibliothèque Publique d'Information, the Atelier Brancusi, the Galerie Sud with its temporary exhibitions, the Atelier des Enfants and many other spaces for shows and events.

for lovers of shopping :

The 4th arrondissement is not especially a shopping area, although close to the Notre Dame you will find numerous souvenir shops.

To remember : Le Quartier Beaubourg / le quartier St Gervais- St Paul / Notre- Dame / l'Ile de la Cité / L'Ile St Louis / la Place des Vosges

 

   
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