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The Center of Paris, presented by Lodgis (Part 2)

The center of Paris. What is it? Where is it? Does is really exist? We’re back with the final installment our Paris, Presented by Lodgis series to tell you all you need to know about arrondissements 4, 5 and 6. From the cobbled streets of the Marais to the much-loved Latin Quarter and the iconic neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, it’s hard to know where to start. Why not begin your journey by reading on?

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The Center of Paris, presented by Lodgis (Part 1)

Does Paris have a center? The answer is not really! What’s known as ”Paris intra-muros” – everything within the main péripherique, which is most of arrondissements 1-20 – is considered central by most Parisians.
 
However, if you’re new to the French capital, and keen to discover the city’s most historic neighbourhoods, then yes, perhaps there is a center to Paris. Unfortunately, this ”center” is so replete with historical sites, monuments and cultural addresses that we’ve had to split this article in two. Read on to find out about the best things to see and do in arrondissements 1-3: