Châtelet is where to stay in Paris for the Pompidou centre and high street shopping.
Pompidou Centre, rue Montorgeuil, Paris Bourse, Le Zimmer, Forum Les Halles, rue Etienne Marcel, BHV, rue de Rivoli, rue Saint-Honoré, Galerie Vivienne, Place Victoires
Labelled by the iconic Pompidou Centre but epitomised by the bustling rue Montorgeuil, a market street since the 14th century, this whole area is evolving and becoming more exclusive and expensive these days as young professionals arrive here to work in the service and finance sectors centred around the Paris Bourse (home of the CAC40) and the Banque de France.
Boasting the Châtelet hub alongside the underground shopping mall of Forum Les Halles, the area is also blessed with many delightful cafés, restaurants and brasseries. Try Le Zimmer at 1 Place du Chatelet which has only been on the go since 1896. If you love fashion, rue Etienne Marcel with its eclectic range of designers, Place Victoires and Galerie Vivienne are a must visit. The high end boutiques of rue Saint Honoré and the mass market stores of rue de Rivoli (including BHV, the department store that sells everything) are on your doorstep.
Browse our very own images and customer observations to get a feel for the Châtelet neighbourhood. If you think it might be the most suitable of the Paris districts to stay in for you, avail of our user-friendly map tool to precisely pinpoint and select an apartment in the locality or view our full list of Paris Apartment Rentals Chatelet.
Art, artists and architecture interface all around the Pompidou Centre
The location is great…
very close to Chatelet, the Marais and many other central Paris locations. It can be a bit noisy at weekends due to it's popular location.
Bill Copes, San Francisco, January 2014 | stayed in Rue Saint Denis in Châtelet
Walking distance to many attractions…
and very close to metro stops. Situated in an excellent and convenient location. There are a variety of grocery shops and other retail stores within walking distance. Rue st. Denis is only a couple of blocks.
Liane Schultz, Canada, August 2013 | stayed in Rue des Halles in Châtelet
Make an offer!
Chatelet is a walking and underground transport crossroads in the middle of the city.
Don't pass a Le Pain Quotidien - break their great bread with your neighbours on the commonal benches.
Rue de Rivoli
- a mile of shopping anchored by the historic BHV department store
Tour Saint Jacques and Porte du Louvre
Cafe le Zimmer
1 Place du Chatelet - on the go since 1896!
If you're looking for something near the historical centre...
... but not in the high rent hotels, this is a great alternative...very close to the Marais, Pompidou, Vosges etcetera., with shopping close by (one block to Monoprix), and relatively quiet for a downtown location.
Duncan, February 2013 | stayed in Rue du Bourg l'Abbé in Châtelet
Chairs at the ready for another busy day in Beaubourg and Etienne Marcel
Music and urban fashion stores are always trending in this part of town.
The church of Saint Eustache was built at the entrance to Les Halles, ...
... Paris' ancient markets, and considered a masterpiece of late Gothic Architecture.
Quiet please, mass is on!
… within walking distance of cafes, shopping, metro, museums, the Seine and many great attractions.
James Dudley, San Francisco, July 2013 | stayed in Rue Greneta in Châtelet
The vibrant street market between rue de Rivoli and Forum Les Halles
Forum Les Halles
- the huge underground shopping mall beneath Chatelet, has all the big brands
Chatelet private transport!
An American in Paris v A Frenchman in Paris
And if you don't own either you can always rent an Autolib!
Chatelet is an ideal base in central Paris from which to easily access Disneyland Paris
35 minutes door to door on the RER A train from Chatelet station to Disneyland Paris.