Just as Paris has a culture of its own, every quartier
in the city is unique in character. From the picturesque Marais and
the Quartier Latin with charming boutiques and its seductive bakeries
to Montparnasse bustling with restaurants and cafés, there is a
neighborhood for everyone. Here we look at a few particularly striking
Parisian neighborhoods, with the addition of Lille, a city about an
hour north of Paris, which (along with Genoa in Italy) has been named
the European capital of culture for the year 2004.