Paris is considered as a quite safe city. You can wander in almost every district with a very low risk of mugging. However, some areas are safer than others. Beware of large teenagers groups during the weekends; they are often gangs from the suburbs who come to Paris looking for trouble. The western part of the city 17th, 8th and 16th arrondissements is quite wealthy, but mostly residential, so it can get pretty empty when the night comes and become a bit scary.
Where to Live in Paris: Find the Neighbourhood that’s Right for You
Which is all well and good, but if you do actually decide to move to Paris, there are lots of practical things to deal with before that first leisurely walk along the river. Pretty high up on the list comes deciding where in the city to live. One way to understand the layout of the arrondissements is to picture the city as a snail shell. Spiralling out clockwise from the centre are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements on the Right north Bank of the Seine, then the 5th, 6th and 7th on the Left Bank. The 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th make a second arc on the Right Bank; the 13th, 14th and 15th complete the Left Bank; and the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th form the outer circle of the Right Bank. The type of accommodation varies from one area to another and ranges from apartments in medieval buildings in the Marais to sleek contemporary offerings in the Bastille neighbourhood. If price is a factor, you will need to bear in mind that the closer you are to the centre of Paris, then, not surprisingly, the more expensive it gets.
Latin Quarter...is there a main bit and is it safe at night - Paris Forum
Paris is a big city with a very diverse population. The first districts are in the center and the lasts are near the borders of the city so that if you follow the numbers of the districts with your finger over a map you will trace a shell. The first district is on the right bank of the Seine River in the very center of Paris. Inside you can find the Louvre and the Tuilleries gardens.
Hello I am stuck between two places to rent and cannot make up my mind one is in the heart of champs Elysees m from FDR stop and euroes for 6 nights the other in the latin quarter a little bit run down and euro cheaper. For me the price of the Latin quarter apartment is attractive but the location isnt as much. I want to know where would I get a better experience? Both places seem to have eateries close by but I am not sure of the quality. The Latin Quarter is extremely safe at any hour.