4th Fourth arrondissement Paris

Rent Rating : ****
District Type : Business Commercial Tourist
Tourism : High
Apartments : Traditional
Population : Affluent Medium Income
Transport : Excellent
Official Site of the Fourth (4th) Arrondissement

Ambiance
A great mix of lively bars, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, beautiful squares and an open minded population will be found in the narrow medieval streets of one of the oldest Parisian districts known as the Marais. Once an area for Royal residence, testimony of which is the beautiful renaissance arcades of Place des Vosges, the Marais is now one of the most bustling areas of Paris.

To the west is the cobblestoned Beaubourg, famous for the Pompidou art gallery and is a favourite with tourists and street artists. Centrally the diverse communities of Jewish, artist, and gay, give the area a cosmopolitan soul.

South of its main artery, you will find the Hotel de Ville - Paris’ central city hall and the rue de Rivoli with its boutiques, cafés and restaurants. In this area, which was once marshland, various medieval buildings can be seen. The bank of the Seine then overlooks the two islands of St Louis and La Cité, which also fall under the fourth arrondissement.

Apartments
Apartments are very sought after in the Marais and as such rents tend to be higher especially towards the stunning Place des Vosges. Apartments are always charming and range from the very chic to the very medieval which boasting timbers and over looking courtyards. Although the apartments may not be up to modern standards of living, you will get a real sense of ancient cosmopolitan life.

Larger apartments can be found on, and south of, the rue de Rivoli and towards the east around Bastille. The islands provide one of the most sought after and expensive residential areas of Paris. However, with the Notre Dame cathedral sitting on the east end of Ile de la Cité, these islands tend to be a constant buzz of tourism.

Fourth Arrondissement - Useful Addresses

Mairie - 4th Arrondissement
2 Place Baudoyer
75181 PARIS CEDEX 04
Tél : 01.44.54.75.04
Fax : 01.44.54.75.54