4th arrondissement_Paris

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  • Arrondissement de l'Hôtel de Ville
  • Access: Métro 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14
  • Population ≈ 27887 residents
  • Absolutely safe for travelers
  • Sights: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Église Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Paris, Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, Georges-Pompidou National Center for Culture and Art, Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris (BHVP), Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Colonne de Juillet, Place des Vosges, Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville - Esplanade de la Libération

Paris 4_The heart of Paris

The 4th arrondissement is one of the most classic and romantic areas in Paris. Maybe the most beautiful (but also touristic) part of the city. Wherever you turn your head there is something worthwhile to observe.

Numerous monuments and sights are located here. The cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, the Paris City Hall, the center of modern art Georges Pompidou, and the oldest square of Paris, Place des Vosges, Pablo Picasso museum and others. 

What to do in Paris 4 ? 🤷‍♂️

Notre-Dame de Paris, Île de la Cité, Place du Parvis Notre Dame (Métro: Cité, Saint Michel, Châtelet) . The historic Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral is located on the ile de la Cité and is a point of reference for the whole of Paris. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is considered as one of the most beautiful monuments in the world.
😢 The emblematic cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris was devastated by a catastrofic fire on 15 April 2019. The building survived the fire, but unfortunately the wooden roof and the majestic bells were totally destroyed. The cathedral is now closed for works.  

Center Georges Pompidou (Center Beaubourg, Musée National d’Art Moderne ), Place George Pompidou (Métro: Rambuteau). A museum of contemporary art that is different from the others (what a cliché!). The radical architecture of the building is the first thing that you will notice. Inside, you will find plenty of modern art exhibits and many interactive activities.
Among the exhibits you will also find The Fountain, the most famous urinal in the world. You can read the story here

Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Hôtel de Ville (Métro: Hôtel de Ville (1, 11). The City Hall.

Place des Vosges. An area worshiped by many writers worldwide, since this square is mentioned in a large number of pieces, songs and poems. That’s where Victor Hugo spent a big part of his life; his old home is just down by the corner (Maison de Victor Hugo, Place des Vosges (Métro: Saint-Paul, Bastille).

Place Sainte-Catherine. A typical ultra romantic parisian square located in the Marais area. Many fims were filmed there. A nice place to have coffee or dinner. 

Le Marais. The Marais is an old Jewish quarter and maybe the most beautiful and tourist area in Paris. There you will find many shops, restaurants and pastry shops stowed in picturesque alleys. Ideal place for walks, food, desserts and shopping. 


With the Paris Pass, you have free access to all of Paris’s major museums and attractions.

The list includes more than 60 museums, and one bus tour in Paris. Along with the Paris Pass you will receive a card Paris Visite for your transportation to Paris, maps and a travel guide.