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Le onzième arrondissement

For those pondering over a street or neighbourhood in Paris, the eleventh district always pops to mind. Everything you encounter here is typical for a romantic city. It's full of small streets with tall houses. When you wander through these streets,...

Oberkampf

Oberkampf evokes images of a German lost in France, yet nothing could be further from the truth. It's actually the hippest district in Paris. District is a bit of a misnomer, because the atmosphere here is reminiscent of a small town. The narrow wind...

La Defense/Grand Arche

This district lies in north-west Paris. 20,000 people live here and 150,000 work here. It's Europe's biggest business centre (3,000,000 square metres of office space). Many of the skyscrapers are between 100 and 200 metres high. The old centre of Par...

Belleville en Ménilmontant

Can't you stand any more of these hordes of tourists at the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysée and Montmartre. Then you should visit Belleville and Ménilmontant in the north-east of the city. These areas aren't targeted by mass tourism yet, and are therefo...

Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur

Montmartre is the artists' quarter of Paris. This is particularly evident at Place du Tertre, the old town square, where you'll come across numerous artists and where you can sit for a portrait or caricature of yourself. Further up the hill, there's...

Parijs is de hoofdstad van Frankrijk

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