Paris France Map
You can find some good pocket-size map in nearly all the newspaper stands throughout the city. They cost between 8 and 20 euros. Most will include a metro and bus map, a detailed map of each arrondissement, and of the surrounding Paris suburbs and whole France.
The Districts of Paris
Paris is made up of 20 arrondissements (districts) from 1 to 20. The first one is in the center of the city on the right bank. The arrondissements are layed out in the form of a spiral and turning clockwise. There is a direct relationship between the last two numbers in the Paris zip codes and the arrondissements. For example, an address with a zip code of 75012 (all Paris zip codes start with 750) is found in the 12th arrondissement, 75004 is in the 4th one.
The Layout of Paris by district
75001. The Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, Place Vendôme, Les Halles & Palais Royal.
75002. The Paris Stock Exchange and the National Library.
75003. Carnavalet Museum, Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, the Marais
75004. Notre Dame, Georges Pompidou Centre, le Marais (gay Paris)
75005. Jardin des Plantes, Quartier Latin, Universités, La Sorbonne, Le Panthéon
75006. Jardin du Luxembourg, St Germain des Prés, St Sulpice Church
75007. Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Orsay, Quai Branly Museum
75008. Champs Elysees, the Palais de l'Elysée, Madeleine Church
75009. Opera House, Department Stores
75010. Canal Saint-Martin, Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est
75011. Rue Oberkampf, Bastille, Nation
75012. Bastille, Bercy Village, Gare de Lyon, the Bois de Vincennes
75013. Chinese area, Place d'Italie, La Butte aux Cailles, Mitterand Library
75014. Montparnasse Cemetery, Denfert-Rochereau, Parc Montsouris
75015. Montparnasse Tower, Montparnasse train station
75016. Palais de Chaillot, Museum of Mankind, the Bois de Boulogne
75017. Palais des Congrès, Place de Clichy
75018. Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, Pigalle, Barbès
75019. Cite des Sciences and Villette Park, Parc des Buttes Chaumont
75020. Père Lachaise Cemetery
The rules of the street
There are three general rules to know regarding the orientation fo the streets:
- The streets running perpendicular to the Seine (North-South) are numbered in starting from the Seine.
- The streets running parallel to the Seine (East-West) are numbered in the direction that the Seine flows.
- If you place yourself at the beginning of a street (next to the address #1) and look towards the other end of the street, the odd numbered addresses are on the left side of the street and the even numbered addresses are on the right.
France on line map
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