Home > Tips

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT?

Bookmark and Share

There are 20 arrondissements (pronounced ahr-run-deese-mont) in Paris and they refer to the individual geographic districts within the city. In the late 1790s, Paris was composed of only twelve.

Nine of them were on the Right Bank (the North side of the River Seine) and three were on the Left Bank (South of the river). This seemed to work fine until the mid-1800s came along, bringing an influx of both entrepreneurs and laborers to the city.

It was the era of Emperor Napoleon III and the Second Empire. Paris was clearly bursting at the seams and suffering from the lack of a proper sewage and water delivery system.

Streets were too narrow and congested with traffic and too easily breached by insurgent groups fighting to overthrow the monarch. Along came the very controversial figure, Baron Haussmann, who was named Prefect of the Seine.


That job would be comparable to that of a city mayor today, and Haussmann was entrusted with the renovation of Paris.

Napoleon III had big plans for the ailing city. In 1832, 39,000 residents contracted cholera and over 18,000 of them died. Included in that number, was the Prime Minister. Another epidemic hit Paris in 1848, as deadly as the first. It was essential that Parisians be provided with clean water. Up until that time only one in five households had running water and sewage was flowing down the streets. The city's water came from a contaminated source, the Seine. Pockets of slums dotted the city.

A period of non-stop demolition of whole Medieval neighborhoods began. Construction of broad avenues leading to major train terminals kicked up dust for months on end. Sewers were dug, and Paris was beginning to be transformed into the modern city we know today.

That did come with a price, however and many argue, too high a price. Paris lost a good deal of its history, as Baron Haussmann's machines mowed down everything in their paths. On the positive side, Paris came out of the Dark Ages, into a period of prosperity and growth, with a beautiful new opera house, parks, tree-lined boulevards and a burgeoning public transportation system. The arts were flourishing and a new class of privileged denizens, referred to as the bourgeoisie, was taking root.

To be part of the bourgeoisie meant that you had a good amount of money, derived from being a successful merchant, or skilled professional, but that you had none of the perks of royal descent. In the end, that didn't seem to matter, for absolute monarchy was coming to an end.

So it was that in 1860, the population was swelling, and the number of arrondissements was augmented to reach beyond the boundaries of the city walls. There were now 20 arrondissements, spiraling out from #1, in a clockwise direction. That system is still in use today and every arrondissement has its own mayor.

Why is it useful to learn where each of the 20 arrondissements are located? First of all, each arrondissement has its own character, and its own claim to fame. Getting to know the flavor of the different arrondissements, is a delightful process of discovery. Most importantly, when you are trying to get to a particular place in Paris, if you are familiar with its arrondissement, it is easy to narrow down the search, and you have a picture in your head, of the general location.

The following is a list of all 20 arrondissements, accompanied by a fact to aid you in remembering what part of Paris they occupy.

1st Arrondissement: Borders the River Seine and includes the Louvre
2nd Arrondissement: The Bourse (Financial Center)
3rd Arrondissement: Picasso Museum (Le Marais)
4th Arrondissement: Places des Vosges
5th Arrondissement: The Latin Quarter, The Sorbonne
6th Arrondissement: Saint Germain
7th Arrondissement: Eiffel Tower
8th Arrondissement: Champs Elysees
9th Arrondissement: Printemps Department Store
10th Arrondissement: Gare du Nord
11th Arrondisement: Place de la Bastille
12th Arrondissement: Gare de Lyon
13th Arrondissement: Place d'Italie
14th Arrondissement: Montparnasse
15th Arrondissement: Pont de Bir Hakeim
16th Arrondissement: Marmottan Museum, Place Victor Hugo
17th Arrondissement: Park Monceau, L'Arc du Triomphe
18th Arrondissement: Montmartre, Sacre Coeur
19th Arrondissement: Buttes Chaumont
20th Arrondissement: Pere Lachaise Cemetary, Belleville



Bookmark and Share

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused.
Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my
own blog (well, almost...HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really loved
what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
Too cool!

Magliette Lazio Bambino

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

I have noticed you don't monetize your website, don't waste
your traffic, you can earn extra bucks every month.
You can use the best adsense alternative for any type of website (they approve all websites), for
more info simply search in gooogle: boorfe's tips monetize your website

Here is my weblog; BestTressa

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I'm impressed!

Very useful information specifically the last part :) I care for such information a lot.
I was seeking this certain information for a
very long time. Thank you and good luck.

Everton tröja

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

ρhân phốі chung cư vinhomes

Visit my page ... shophouse

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

рhân phối chung cư vincity

Feel free to visіt my ѕite :: chung cư vincity gia lâm

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

ρhân phốі chung cư vinhomes

Visit my page ... shophouse

billige fotballdrakter

Appreciate it! It is definitely an good web page.
billige fotballdrakter http://www.travelstobhutan.com/west-ham-united-kortermet.shtml

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused.
Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well,
almost...HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to
say, and more than that, how you presented it.
Too cool!

Magliette Lazio Bambino

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

This piece of writing will help the internet visitors for setting up new weblog or
even a weblog from start to end.

My web-site minecraft

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

phân рhối chung cư vinhomes

My web page; shophouse

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

I just could not depart your site prior to suggesting that I actually enjoyed the usual information a person provide in your guests?
Is going to be back ceaselessly in order to check out
new posts

Look into my blog post - minecraft

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

This is a topic that's near to my heart...
Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?

Take a look at my blog; Nên đi phượng hoàng cổ trấn vào tháng mấy

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

I am genuinely thankful to the owner of this site who has shared this
wonderful piece of writing at at this place.

my site :: pop over to these guys

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

phân phối chung cư vinhomes

My web-sitе: shophouse (Leesa)

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

phân phối Ԁu an vincity

Also visit my web blog: chung cư vincity

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

I just could not depart your site prior to suggesting that I actually enjoyed the usual information a person provide in your guests?
Is going to be back ceaselessly in order to check out new posts

Also visit my weblog; minecraft

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Hello! I could have sworn I've been to this website before but
after browsing through many of the posts I realized it's new to me.
Regardless, I'm definitely pleased I found it and I'll be
bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

Maglie Napoli

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

It's hard to come by educated people about this topic, but you sound
like you know what you're talking about! Thanks

maglia Leverkusen poco prezzo

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

Hurrah! At last I got a website from where I know how to actually obtain helpful facts regarding my study and knowledge.

my page :: gamefly free trial

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

phân phốі ⅽhung cư vinhomes

Also ѵisit my wеbsite; biệt thự

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

This piece of writing will help the internet visitors for setting up new weblog or even a weblog from start to end.

Have a look at my page :: minecraft

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Very nice article, totally what I needed.

Also visit my web-site ... minecraft

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find
this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand.
It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try
to get the hang of it!

my weblog: minecraft

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

phân phối chung cư vinhomes

Here is my web ƅlog :: shophouse (Leesa)

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog thus i came to
“return the favor”.I'm attempting to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose its ok to use
some of your ideas!!

Feel free to surf to my web-site ... minecraft

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger,
and I was wondering your situation; many of us have created some nice methods and we are looking to swap techniques with others, be sure to shoot me an email
if interested.

Take a look at my website: minecraft

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it
can survive a 30 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it
with someone!

Look into my weblog; minecraft

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

That coconut oil is a great tip particularly
to those new to the blogosphere. Simple but very precise info… Appreciate your sharing this
one. A must read article!

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Excellent article! We will be linking to this particularly great
content on our website. Keep up the good writing.

Stop by my homepage; minecraft

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

Excellent blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
I'm hoping to start my own blog soon but I'm a little lost on everything.
Would you propose starting with a free platform like Wordpress or
go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I'm totally confused ..
Any suggestions? Many thanks!

Also visit my web-site: minecraft (http://tinyurl.com/y4czh2az)

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

Hi. I see that you don't update your page too often. I know that writing content is boring and time consuming.
But did you know that there is a tool that allows you to create new posts using existing content (from
article directories or other pages from your niche)? And it does it very well.
The new posts are high quality and pass the copyscape test.

Search in google and try: miftolo's tools

Also visit my website - TylerJuicy

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic but
I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment
form? I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having trouble finding one?
Thanks a lot!

Take a look at my weblog ... minecraft

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

pһân phối du an vincity

My webρаge ... chung cư vincity

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

I get pleasure from, lead to I found exactly what I used to
be taking a look for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt!

God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

Here is my page; minecraft

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement
account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you!
However, how could we communicate?

Check out my web site :: water bay novaland (www.vatal.gr)

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Hi it's me, I am also visiting this site daily, this
web site is really fastidious and the visitors are genuinely sharing good thoughts.

my web-site Google.com

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Awesome blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
I'm hoping to start my own website soon but I'm a little lost on everything.
Would you recommend starting with a free platform like Wordpress
or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I'm totally confused ..
Any ideas? Thanks!

maglia tottenham

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

I am sure this article has touched all the internet users, its really really good article on building up new blog.

maglia Chelsea

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

magnificent issues altogether, you just won a new reader.
What could you recommend about your post that you just made some
days in the past? Any sure?

Maglie Milan Bambino

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

Awesome blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
I'm hoping to start my own website soon but I'm a little lost on everything.
Would you recommend starting with a free platform like Wordpress or
go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I'm totally confused ..
Any ideas? Thanks!

maglia tottenham

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

phân ⲣhối du an vincity

Feeel free to surf to my webpage - chung cu vincity

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

I am sure this article has touched all the internet users,
its really really good article on building up new blog.

maglia Chelsea

WHAT'S AN ARRONDISSEMENT? | Paris-Insider

Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wanted
to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

In any case I will be subscribing for your rss feed
and I'm hoping you write again very soon!

chelsea fotballdrakt

http://FQXRQBDUITXEFF.com

Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I'll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I'll definitely return. FQXRQBDUITXEFF

blonde lace wigs

blonde lace wigs https://youtu.be/3KO3e4I3_24 conforme à la description. Livraison agile alors gratuite :)

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having trouble finding one?
Thanks a lot!

Feel free to visit my website - minecraft

Reply to comment | Paris-Insider

phân phối chung cư vinhomes

Alssо visit my website: shophouse

magliette calcio

Wow, lovely portal. Thnx ...
magliette calcio http://www.niveauradio.com

fodboldtrøjer børn

wn1s2ij http://wordministries.target-advertisement.com/blogs/viewstory/70272billige fodboldtrøjer 37i0fqjdgx r7t94qhzfy http://www.ayurvedapsychologie.at/?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=411463maglie calcio hxw5p7ng ythz84 http://marafon.edinarcoin.com/slider/evan-sibylhar/maglie calcio tzva3q9 7pqg9a http://agropromnika.dp.ua/?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=4324003billige fodboldtrøjer lyf1zi

maglie calcio

t739mijklg billiga fotbollströjor b18qxremf 2cy4oe fodboldtrøjer børn 0xymlr43ob klp2qc7uy fotballdrakter e2p5m4zg foc3jw7 maglie calcio poco prezzo 4kw0r8qxgb
maglie calcio http://dist.edgestile.ru/groups/sherita-penelope/

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <style> <br> <p>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.