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Parisian neighborhoods

You might already know that Paris is divided in 20 arrondissements, but do you know its neighborhoods? Where are the residential areas? The tourists areas? The trendy areas, where the so-called "bobos" live, the fashionable middle-class lefties? The answer to those questions might be useful when looking for a place to live or for the sake of tourism.

💭 You can check out our map to get an overall point of view, but don't hesitate to scroll and take a look at our recommandations! Spiky made you a selection of bars, museums, outdoor spaces… at little cost or for free. That's why most of those places are located in the North of Paris, but you can also check out our favorites niche places in the chicest neighborhoods!

Map's key

Blue neighborhoods: "bobos" neighborhoods

Green neighborhoods: working class residential neighborhoods

Salmon neighborhoods: rich residential neighborhoods

Fuchsia neighborhoods: tourist areas

The blue neighborhoods: the "bobos" neighborhoods

Those neighborhoods are the result are a phenomenon called gentrification. What is that, you may ask? It refers to the process by which the upper class, by moving into working class neighborhoods, progressively morph those into rich neighborhoods. Gentrification stakeholders are the "bobos": the "bourgeois bohèmes" (bohemian bourgeois) - one synonym in French for gentrification is indeed "boboïsation". The East of Paris has been actively gentrified, which causes multiple social strata to live side by side.

La Villette

🎨 La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (science museum)

🚇 M7 Porte de la Villette

👶 You can also check out the Cité des Enfants (literally "children's town"), where 2-12 year olds are able to participate in workshops and visit exhibitions just like their parents! Check out the fees on their website.

🌳 La Villette's docks


© Wikipedia


🌳 Buttes-Chaumont park

🚇 M7bis Botzaris


🌯 El Nopal

🚇 M2 Colonel Fabien

Burron or tortillas, enjoy Mexican meals! ⚠️ Only takeaway

💰3 tortillas for €9

© TripAdvisor


🌳 Belleville's belvedere

🚇 M11 Pyrénées


© Histoires de Paris

🌯 Panda Belleville

🚇 M2/11 Belleville

💰 € 3.5 to €5 Banh Mis (Vietnamese sandwiches)! 🥬 Vegetarian options with tofu are available

Gambetta/Père Lachaise

🌳 Père Lachaise's cemetery

🚇 M2 Père Lachaise


🍻 La Laverie bar

🚇 M2 Ménilmontant

💰 €4.5 pint and €6.5 patatas bravas


🌯 Mangez et cassez-vous ! (literally "eat and get the hell out!")

🚇 M2 Alexandre Dumas

💰 3.4€ burgers and 1.2-2.8€ French fries!

📌 Place de la Réunion

🚇 M9 Buzenval

You can have a drink in one of the surrounding bars, or simply enjoy sitting by the fountain

© TripAdvisor


🌳 Arsenal's docks

🚇 M5/1/8 Bastille


© Wikipedia

🪩 SuperSonic

🚇 M5/1/8 Bastille

💰 Free gigs every night!


🎨 L'Atelier des Lumières (literally the lights' workshop)

🚇 M3 Rue Saint-Maur

💰 - €2 if you book your ticket online! Full fare: €16. 5-25 year-old fee: €11. Free for children under 5.

Various and immersive exhibitions: the art pieces are projected on the walls!

© Office de Tourisme Paris


🍻 Les Anémones bar

🚇 M3 Parmentier

🕒 Open until 5 AM on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays!

💰 €4 pint

🍻 Au Grand Turenne bar

🚇 Filles du Calvaire

💰 €5 pint

Hôpital Saint-Louis

🌳 Villemin garden

🚇 M5 Jacques Bonsergent


© Voyage d'étude à Paris - Overblog

Bonne Nouvelle

🍻 La Petite Porte bar

🚇 M4/8/9 Strasbourg Saint-Denis

💰 €3.5 pint

The green neighborhoods: the working class residential neighborhoods

La Chapelle

🎥 Independent cinema Le Louxor

🚇M2/4 Barbès-Rochechouart

Check out the programming here, and the fees here.

© Le Figaro


🌳🍻☕ Clignancourt's repair and coffee shop

🚇M4 Porte de Clignancourt

You can have a coffee, an alcoholic drink, or work in quiet upstairs. Check out the workshops and parties that are organized here.

💰€1 filter coffee!

© Eau à la bouche

🍴L'atelier Dürüm

🚇M4 Château Rouge

💰€7.5-8 dürüms (Turkish sandwiches) 🥬 Vegan and vegetarian options are available


👕 Saint-Ouen's flea market

🚇M13 Garibaldi

🕒 Friday: 8-12AM

🕒 Saturday and Sunday: 10AM- 6PM

🕒 Monday: 11AM-5PM

Thrift shops, antique dealers…

© Les Echos

The fuchsia neighborhoods: tourist areas


🎨 Galliera palace - fashion museum

🚇 M9 Iéna

💰 Standard fee: €15. Reduced fee: €13 (18-26 year-olds, the unemployed, welfare beneficiaries…) Free for people under 18! Check out all the fees here.

© Sortir à Paris


🌳 Monceau park

🚇 M2 Monceau


© Paris Zigzag


📚 Galignani bookshop

🚇 M1 Tuileries

© La Grande Bibliothèque d'Algarve

Le Marais

🍻 Le Bailly bar

🚇 M11/3 Arts et Métiers

💰 €3.5 pint!


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