Situated on the Right Bank, the Fourth Arrondissement is home to the Renaissance-era Hôtel de Ville (City Hall); the 17th-century Place des Vosges, the city’s oldest public square; and the eastern portion of the Île de la Cité, a natural island on the Seine. Rising from the island is the 1163 Notre Dame de Paris, the Gothic seat of Parisian Catholicism. In contrast to the district’s historic architecture are the 1970’s Centre Georges Pompidou, featuring the Musée National d'Art Moderne (National Museum of Modern Art), and the southeastern section of Le Marais (the Marsh), the center of Paris’s gay district.
If you’re visiting during July or August, head to the Fourth Arrondissement to enjoy two of the three Paris Plages (Beaches), artificial beaches constructed along the shore of the Seine.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Arts District
- Centrally Located
- Notable Architecture
- Shopping District