Paris is divided into twenty arrondissements – each are very different, giving this city its wonderful vibrancy. For those who don’t know the layout of Paris, above is a map showing these different arrondissements. Arranged in a clockwise spiral that begins at the centre of the city, the different arrondissements produces a shape somewhat like a snail shell – imagining the city like this really helped me visualize where each arrondissement is without having to think too hard about it!
Interested in seeing what the various arrondissements have in store? Well check out my different arrondissement categories, to explore the different parts of Paris.
A quick tip: to find out what arrondissement places are located in, just check the last two digits of the post-code. Paris postcodes begin with 750 – and the last two digits are the arrondissement – eg. 75017 is the 17th arrondissement, 75001 – 1st arrondissement, etc.