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Châtelet is where to stay in Paris for the Pompidou centre and high street shopping.

  • Châtelet is where to stay in Paris for the Pompidou centre and high street shopping.
    Châtelet
    An animated neighbourhood nicknamed The Belly of Paris back in the day but defined
    today by the Pompidou Centre, an urban transport hub and subterranean 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.

The central location of this neighbourhood will enable you to stroll to the Louvre, the Palais Royal, the Tuileries Gardens and of course Notre Dame.

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

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

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

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

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

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Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Chatelet is a walking and underground transport crossroads in the middle of the city.

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Don't pass a Le Pain Quotidien - break their great bread with your neighbours on the commonal benches.

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Rue de Rivoli

- a mile of shopping anchored by the historic BHV department store

 

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

 

 

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Tour Saint Jacques and Porte du Louvre

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Cafe le Zimmer

1 Place du Chatelet - on the go since 1896!

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

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

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Music and urban fashion stores are always trending in this part of town.

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

The church of Saint Eustache was built at the entrance to Les Halles, ...

... Paris' ancient markets, and considered a masterpiece of late Gothic Architecture.

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Quiet please, mass is on!

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Centrally located...

… 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

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Forum Les Halles

- the huge underground shopping mall beneath Chatelet, has all the big brands

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

Chatelet private transport!

An American in Paris v A Frenchman in Paris

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals
Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

And if you don't own either you can always rent an Autolib!

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

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.

Châtelet, Paris districts, paris apartment rentals

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