Several students are taking business classes in Paris through a summer program sponsored by the David Eccles School of Business, exploring the city, its culture and its business landscape. We’ll be sharing several of their experiences here.
Here, student Sarah Brown writes about Arrondissment #4, one of the city’s 20 distinct districts:
Paris is a highly romanticized city, and for good reason. You have the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arch de Triumph, the Palais Garnier Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sacre Coeur and so much more. They are some of the things that have brought fame to Paris and they are spread out through the 20 districts or arrondissements that make up the city.
To me, Paris has the most to offer when it comes to sightseeing, fashion and food. When I step onto the cobblestone streets I can practically taste the gelato in the air, I see the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower and I feel on top of the world, and when I walk down the Champs Elysees I can’t help but feel under-dressed.
The fourth district happens to be the third smallest district with 28,192 residents. Seventy-eight percent of these residents were born in Paris and 10.8% are non-European immigrants. This district is probably one of the most popular, housing both Notre Dame and Pont des Arts, or the “love-lock bridge.” If you want to stay in this historic district, you could check out Hotel Louis Marias. It’s a nice two-star hotel with double rooms starting at €169.
I would say the largest tourist attraction in the fourth district would be the Notre Dame Cathedral. I would give you the address but if you can’t find Notre Dame th