4th arrondissement (Paris)

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4th Arrondissement (Hôtel-de-Ville)
Arrondissement municipal of Paris
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Coordinates 48 ° 51 '37 "  N , 2 ° 21' 1"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 51 '37 "  N , 2 ° 21' 1"  E
height 35  m (27- 38  m )
surface 1.61 km²
Residents 28,088 (Jan. 1, 2017)
Population density 17,446 inhabitants / km²
INSEE code 75104
Post Code 75004
Website mairie4.paris.fr
Notre Dame and Île de la Cité
Map of the 4th arrondissement

The 4th arrondissement of Paris , the Arrondissement de l'Hôtel de Ville , is one of the oldest parts of the city. Its southern limit is the northern bank of the Seine in the city center. The history of the arrondissement (city district) has its origins in the early settlements on the Seine islands and further in the expansion of the city in the 16th century.

Geographical location

The 4th arrondissement is located directly on the right bank of the Seine . It is bordered by the 1st arrondissement in the west, the 3rd arrondissement in the north and the 11th and 12th arrondissement in the east . The 5th arrondissement is on the opposite side of the Seine . The eastern part of the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis also belong to the 4th arrondissement.

Quarter in the 4th arrondissement

The 4th arrondissement consists of the following four districts:

  • Saint-Merri district
  • Saint-Gervais district
  • Quartier de l'Arsenal
  • Notre-Dame district

According to the official census of the Parisian neighborhoods, these are quarters 13 to 16.

Part of the 4th (and 3rd) arrondissement is also known as the Marais .


According to the 1999 census, 30,680 inhabitants are registered in the 160 hectare arrondissement. This corresponds to a population density of 19,172 inhabitants / km² and 2% of the Paris population.

The population has remained stable compared to the other arrondissements of the city center since 1982, after a large population decrease from 1962. The northern part of the 4th arrondissement is the traditional center of the Jewish community of Paris. Today a large community of Orthodox Jews lives here , whose shops and restaurants along the Rue des Rosiers have become a magnet for tourists. The former aristocratic palaces in the Marais were at the beginning of the 20th century a magnet for destitute immigrants from the French provinces and from Eastern Europe, they housed small craft workshops and specialist shops. At the end of the 1960s, with the renovation of the old hôtels particuliers, a development of gentrification began that has now been completely completed. The 4th arrondissement is now inhabited by numerous artists and intellectuals; Foreign millionaires and wealthy investors are increasingly maintaining second homes here, as in other inner-city districts of Paris, which has long been the case on the islands of Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis . The arrondissement is also a center of the Parisian LGBT scene.

Politics and administration

town hall

The town hall of the 4th arrondissement is at Place Baudoyer 2, 75004 Paris, phone: 01 44 54 75 80.


Mayor of the 4th arrondissement has been Ariel Weil der Parti socialiste , who took over the office from his predecessor Christophe Girard (also PS), who ruled from 2012 to 2017, since 2017 .


The Paris City Hall (Hôtel de Ville)
Square Jean XXIII and apse of Notre-Dame Cathedral

See also: List of monuments historiques in the 4th arrondissement (Paris)

The royal palaces Hôtel Saint-Paul and Hôtel des Tournelles no longer exist .

Green areas

Transport and infrastructure

Major roads

The July Column on the Place de la Bastille

Important places

Railway stations and metro lines

Metro lines 1 and 7 cross the 4th arrondissement from east to west, while line 4 serves the Ile de la Cité in the southwest of the arrondissement. The Châtelet and Bastille transfer stations are also on the edge of the arrondissement.

The RER does not have a train station in the 4th arrondissement, but the Châtelet - Les Halles train station , which is served by lines A , B , and D , is immediately to the west and also has exits to the 4th arrondissement.

Bridges within the 4th arrondissement

See also

Web links

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