Paris districts: 3rd arrondissement
The 3rd arrondissement of Paris is beautiful! It brings together old mansions and museums, romantic narrow streets and the house of Cardinal Richelieu himself. There are no wide boulevards and impressive parks, but you can easily imagine how the main city of France looked 200, 300 or even 600 years ago.
This area is definitely worth settling in for several reasons. First, it is safe and quiet. Secondly, all the major attractions, if not on foot, then in transport access - easy to get and not get lost. Thirdly, you can find a pretty decent and relatively budget room in a three-star hotel. And finally, fourth, the place is also ideal for those who like to have fun and walk around all night long, there are a lot of bars and clubs for all tastes.
The 3rd arrondissement is now generally divided into four quarters:
- The Arts-et-Métiers quarter (Arts-et-Métiers) is located around the Art and Crafts Museum of the same name.
- The Enfants-Rouges neighborhood takes its name from the marketplace on the site of an orphanage where the children wore red cloth.
- The Archives - where the French national archives are located.
- The Sainte-Avoye neighborhood (Sainte-Avoye) is named in memory of a 3rd century martyr. Full of art galleries
The main places of interest in the district are: Place de la République, Square du Temple - Elie Wiesel, Eglise Saint Nicolas des Champs, L'église Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Hongrie, Musée des Archives nationales, and others.