When planning a trip to Paris, one of the first questions you have to answer is Where to stay in Paris?
Guess what? There is no unique answer to this question. Indeed Paris has many attractive areas where you can stay. They are all different: some are quiet, others more central, some have a specific atmosphere, others a lot of dining options.
Check out our areas and neighborhoods review to help you solve the question of “Where to stay in Paris?“. You can also view the areas on the Google map below and even request the maps and areas review in PDF.
Champs Elysées & Louvre – Very central location, close to the main monuments, shops and galleries. Excellent transport links. Mostly top-end and luxurious accommodations. A good option if you are in Paris for a few days and/or want the best of the best.
Eiffel Tower & Invalides – Luxurious area, very central and close to the main monuments. Some hotels offer a nice view. Traditional restaurants and chic brasseries around.
Montmartre – Village atmosphere and some lively multicultural areas. Some places have a view over Paris. Less central than other areas, and red lights district around will not appeal to every traveler.
Opéra & Galeries Lafayette – Central and close to the main monuments. Good transport connections. Mid-range to top-end accommodations, all sorts of drinking and eating options. Ideal for shopaholics who want to discover the Paris department stores.
Montparnasse – Lively cultural area, with a lot of restaurants and theaters. Very good transport connections. Mid-category to top-end accommodations. Center of the artistic life in the 20’s-40’s.
Saint-Germain – Stylish, central location. Top-end accommodations, and sophisticated dining. Perfect area to relax, have dinner around and enjoy nice after-dinner walks.
Latin Quarter – Energetic student area, very centraly located, a lot of cheap eating and drinking options, many bookshops. Good accommodations and apartments available. Suitable to both short and long stay.
Marais – Old restored buildings, hip shopping, great range of eating options, gay and lesbian scene, busier on Sunday than most areas.
Saint-Louis Island – As central as it gets, peaceful and romantic island with very exclusive accommodation. Quiet nightlife that makes it a perfect place for those looking for peace inside the city. The evening walks along the Seine banks are wonderful.
See Where to stay in Paris on Google map. You can click on the name of each area to display additional information.