Let our community of Parisians introduce you to the city they call home. Get to know each of the different Paris districts with our interactive neighborhood guide, see all of our favorite places around the capital on our unique bird’s-eye-view map, and find practical public transportation information to help you move around the City of Light like a local. Here’s what to know about Paris at a glance.
Broken into 20 Arrondissements, the City of Paris offers locals and visitors alike the best of both worlds: famous museums, restaurants, and fashion houses along with a small-town vibe. Despite having one of the world’s most amazing cities at our fingertips, we Parisians rarely leave our beloved quartiers, those few city blocks around our appartements that we know by heart.
Every Paris district has its own special charm, some full of street art, some full of mansions-turned-museums, and others brimming with eco-friendly shops or Instagrammable bars and restaurants to which all the hipsters flock. While the top Paris tourist attractions are certainly worth seeing, there’s an entire City of Lights beyond the clichés, one full of that special je ne sais quoi that you encounter every time you stumble upon an enchanting city square.
Our community of Parisians come from all over the city and they’re welcoming you into the neighborhoods they call home. We’re sharing their local recommendations of best things to do in each area, from must-see sights and top attractions to the best restaurants and corner cafés, as well as their stories of life in the neighborhood. You’ll also find the tools and resources we use to get around the city, from Paris public transportation maps to our guide to alternative transit methods available in the French capital. Here’s everything you need to get familiar with Paris at a glance.
These Paris transportation maps and tips make it easy to get around the French capital. Follow our step-by-step walking routes, download metro and bus maps, and learn how to take a train in Paris to explore other cities or countries. You’ll be navigating the City of Light like a local in no time.