Thinking about visiting Paris?
Find out what an arrondissement is before you go!
Paris unlike other places is dutifully earmarked by what they call Arrondissement –Pronunciation: (ah-rohn-dees-mawn). An Arrondissement is a subdivision of a department in France or district of certain areas of large French cities, in particular Paris. The word arrondissement comes from the French verb arrondir (to encircle).
Paris has approximately 20 arrondissements, which start at the center of the city and spiral out clockwise. The 1st through fourth arrondissements make up the historic center of the city.
Each ARRONDISSMENT has its own flavor regarding lifestyle and food.