3rd arrondissement (Paris)

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3rd Arrondissement (Temple)
Arrondissement municipal of Paris
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Coordinates 48 ° 51 '50 "  N , 2 ° 21' 40"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 51 '50 "  N , 2 ° 21' 40"  E
height 35  m (32– 41  m )
surface 1.17 km²
Residents 34,115 (Jan. 1, 2017)
Population density 29,158 inhabitants / km²
INSEE code 75103
Post Code 75003
Website mairie3.paris.fr
  • Arts-et-Métiers
  • Enfants Rouges
  • Archives
  • Sainte-Avoye

The 3rd arrondissement of Paris , the Arrondissement du Temple , is largely a residential area in the northeast of the city center. The settlement took place in the 13th and 14th century under Charles V instead. The oldest surviving houses, however, date from the 16th century . A large part of the arrondissement is occupied by the so-called Marais .

Geographical location

The 3rd arrondissement is on the right bank of the Seine , but is completely surrounded by other arrondissements. In the north it borders on the 10th arrondissement , in the east on the 11th arrondissement , in the south on the 4th arrondissement and in the west on the 1st and 2nd arrondissement .

The arrondissement takes its name from the " Temple ", the area of ​​the Knights Templar, whose buildings have been destroyed there.

Quarter in the 3rd arrondissement

The arrondissement consists of the following four districts:

  • District des Arts-et-Métiers
  • District des Enfants-Rouges
  • Quarters of the Archives
  • Sainte-Avoye district

According to the official census of Parisian neighborhoods, these are quarters 9 to 12.

Demographic data

Map of the 3rd arrondissement

With 34,250 registered residents on an area of ​​1.17 km², the 3rd arrondissement makes up 1.6% of the total population of the city. The densely populated arrondissement has a population density of 29,300 inhabitants / km².

The inhabitants are distributed across the districts as follows:

  • Arts et Métiers: 9580 inhabitants
  • Enfants Rouges: 8560 inhabitants
  • Archives: 8600 inhabitants
  • Saint-Avoye: 7500 inhabitants

Politics and administration

town hall

The town hall of the 3rd arrondissement is located in the Temple, built in 1862, at Rue Eugène Spuller 2, 75003 Paris, phone: 01/53 01 75 03.


Mayor has been Pierre Aidenbaum (born May 3, 1942), a member of the French socialist party Parti socialiste (PS) , since 1995 .


The Church of St-Martin-des-Champs

See also: List of Monuments Historiques in the 3rd Arrondissement (Paris)

Transport and infrastructure

The Square du Temple in front of the City Hall

Major roads

The Rue du Temple and the Rue de Beaubourg cross the district in a central location from south to north and north to south, while the Rue Reaumur together with the Rue de Bretagne runs through it from west to east. Furthermore, numerous important traffic axes meet at the Place de la République in the extreme northeast of the third arrondissement, of which the Boulevard du Temple (further down the Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire and Boulevard Beaumarchais ) is the eastern border and the Boulevard Saint-Martin is the northern border of the Mark the district. In the west, however, it is limited by the Boulevard de Sébastopol . Finally, the Rue de Turbigo connects the Place de la République with the Jardin des Halles in the first arrondissement.

Important places

Metro lines

The Métrolinie 11 crosses the district from southwest to northeast and connects it with the large transfer stations Châtelet (in the first arrondissement) and République . The République station is located in the northeast of the district and is also served by lines 3 , 5 and 9 , as well as by Metro line 8 , which follows the eastern border of the arrondissement to the south. Métrolinie 4 also touches the western border of the district.

Important churches

Green areas

Literary meaning

The Nestor Burma novel Fièvre au Marais (Eng. Marais Fever ) by Léo Malet is set in the 3rd arrondissement.

Web links

Commons : Paris 3e arrondissement  - Collection of images, videos and audio files