Neighborhoods of Paris

Much of Paris' past can be seen in the various neighborhoods surrounding the central tourist area. Today, these sections have been reborn into lively, modern sectors of the city where you can still catch a glimpse here and there of their past. Montmorte - most famous for the Moulin Rouge, Sacre Cour (church that sits high on a hill overlooking Paris) and its flea market. Nearby, the cemetery where Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Isadora Duncan Gertrude Stein, Oscar Wilde and many other famous names are buried is worth a visit. Latin Quarter - this incredibly lively neighborhood has remarkable hustle and bustle, bands playing in the streets, a wealth of cafes, restaurants and brasseries. The Latin Quarter is a great place to wander, eat, people watch and shop. Marais - this former Jewish quarter has now been transformed to a lively region of markets and restaurants. St. Germain/Luxembourg - historically, the home of writers and heart of publishing, this district is still the hotspot for young artists. Ru Jacob is particularly reminiscent of its literary past, its former residents including greats such as Hemingway and Ingres. Montparnasse - One the intellectual center of Paris, it is home to some of the most famous literary cafes in the world where some America's most famous expats enjoyed a drink or several.