Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is one of the largest agglomerations in Europe, with 2.2 million people living in the dense central city and almost 12 million people living in the metropolitan area.

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The centre of contemporary Paris and the site of such landmarks as the Louvre and of the Tuileries and Palais-Royal, the 1st …

The 4th is a good chunk of what used to be medieval Paris, and you'll find a lot left from that time on both islands and in the narrow streets of the lower Marais.

The 8th arrondissement of Paris is home to the Champs Elysées, which ends up at the Arc de Triomphe.

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The 5th Arrondissement of Paris is one of the best known of the city's central districts, located on the Left Bank of the river Seine.

The 18th arrondissement of Paris is probably best known for the hill of Montmartre which was the centre of the Communard uprising …

As with Paris itself, the 6th Arrondissement is hard to write about without using superlatives.

La Défense is a collection of modern high-rise office and residential buildings built according to an evolving central plan on the western outskirts of Paris, beyond the last Parisian loop of the river Seine.

The 7th arrondissement is perhaps the most expensive area to live in Paris. The Eiffel Tower, one of the most famous tourist sites in the world, is here, as well as many government buildings.

The 11th Arrondissement is home to two quite different but equally blossoming centres of Parisian nightlife.

The 12th arrondissement of Paris is one of the largest of the city's districts even without the 2,460 acre Bois de Vincennes, which more than doubles its size.

The 17th arrondissement of Paris lies slightly off the beaten path, directly north of the Arc de Triomphe.

The 15th arrondissement of Paris is in the city's southwest on the Left Bank of the Seine.

Although largely residential, the 14th arrondissement is best known for its northeastern quartier Montparnasse, for the Paris Catacombs and the Parc Montsouris.

The 2nd arrondissement of Paris is one of the financial centres of Europe, being home to the Bourse and thus the CAC 40 index you hear about in world financial news.

The 9th arrondissement of Paris is a diverse, "in between" section of the French capital.

The 10th arrondissement of Paris centres on the Canal St. Martin and the restaurants and cafés which line its banks.

This large district occupies most of the West of Paris, extending east-west between the bends of the Seine from the Jardins …

A quieter part of the ancient Marais neighbourhood which is centred in the 4th, the 3rd is possibly one of the best places to live in Paris.

The 13th arrondissement of central Paris is primarily a residential and business district in the southeast of Paris, on the Left Bank of the Seine.

The 19th arrondissement of Paris is in the north of the city, and is a peaceful, green and family-friendly refuge from the otherwise quite stuffy and/or shabby city.

The 20th arrondissement of Paris lies to the east of the centre and represents an old working-class area now in rapid transformation.

The Left Bank in travellers' terms generally refers to the "Left Bank" of the River Seine in the French capital city of Paris.

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