Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), event information may be out of date. Confirm details with event organisers.

Population of Paris
ethnic quarters

The population of Paris is over 2 million on the Ile de France. Paris metropolitan area has a population around 12 000 000. That makes one of the most populated areas in all Europe. Paris is divided in ethnic quarters: Paris China Town, Indian quarter, African, Greek and Arab. Discover the different cultures in Paris. Markets, boutiques and restaurants.

Paris Chinese population

The Chinese quarter in Paris is a favorite place to celebrate Chinese New Yearin Paris. Chinese shops. Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants in Paris. The Asian quarter is located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Metro: Place d'Italie.  Famous Paris Chinese streets:

  • rue de Tolbiac
  • Avenue de Choisy
  • rue Beaudricourt
  • Avenue d'Ivry

Paris restaurants Chinese quarter

Restaurant Chine Massena: 13, place de Venetie. Metro: Porte d'Ivry. Food: dim sum, noodle soup, seafood tray.

Rouammit & Huong Lan: 103 Avenue d'Ivry. Metro: Tolbiac. Thai restaurant, sticky rice.

Le Bambou: 70 Rue Baudricourt. Food: Pho

Paris African quarter

Paris African quarter is called Paris Little Africa or La Goutte d'Or in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. Located between the boulevard Barbes and la Goutte d'or street. Metro: Chateau Rouge. Find African shops and Market on the rue Dejean products. Products from Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana... African streets in Paris:

  • rue Doudeauville
  • rue Dejean
  • rue des Poissonniers
  • rue de Suez

Paris African restaurants

Mini-Resto: rue des Poissoniers. Specialty of n'dole, gombos, an okra stew, Cameroon cuisine.

Restaurant Nioumre: 7 Rue Poissonniers. Food: yassa (spicy marinated chicken or Fish), Kandia soup...

Paris Arab quarter

Paris Arab quarter is a small neighborhood of shops and market of Barbes. The atmosphere is like Marrakech! The population of Paris includes today Arabs, the largest ethnic minority in the country. The Institut du monde Arabe is a very nice building in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. Metro: Barbes-Rochechouart. Arab streets in Paris

Mosquee of Paris
  • Boulevard Barbes
  • Boulevard de Rochechouart
  • rue de la Goutte d'or
  • rue Polonceau


Founti Agadir: 117 Rue Monge 5th arrondissement. Subway: Censier - Daubenton. Cuisine: tagine (food is cooked in a special pot) with lamb, chicken, quails; couscous (semolina wheat) royal (lamb, chicken, merguez), mechoui (roasted lamb).

Restaurant de La Mosquée de Paris: 39 Rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 5tharrondissement. Specialties: brik (fried filled pastry) with egg tuna, tagines, couscous and oriental pastries, mint tea, maure coffee. Amazing decor.

Paris Jewish quarter

Jewish comunity is in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. Paris Jewish quarter is located in Le Marais. The rue des Rosiers is mainly the center of the Jewish quarter. Not far to the synagogue on 10 rue Pavee. Jewish streets in Paris

  • rue des Rosiers
  • rue des Francs Bourgeois
  • rue du Roi de Sicile
  • rue des Ecouffes
  • Place des Vosges

Famous places to eat

Micky's Deli: 23 Rue Des Rosiers 4th arrondissement. Metro: St Paul. Food: hot pastrami sandwich (delicatessen meat with beef), burgers.

L'As du Falafel: 34 Rue des Rosiers. Metro: Saint-Paul. Specialty: fallafel.

Paris Greek quarter

Paris Greek quarter is in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. Metro: Saint-Michel. Famous streets in Paris:

  • rue de la Huchette
  • rue Saint-Severin
  • rue de la Harpe
  • rue Xavier Privas

Greek restaurants in Paris:

Mythos: 11 Rue de la Huchette 5th arrondissement. Metro: Saint-Michel. Food: moussaka (eggplant and tomato with layers of meat with white sauce and baked)

La Taverne Grecque: 8 Rue de la Huchette. Metro: Saint-Michel.

Indian quarter

Paris Indian quarter is located in the 10th arrondissement. Metro: La Chapelle. Don't miss the passage Brady where to find spices shops, Indian restaurants.

  • rue de Faubourg st-Denis
  • boulevard de la Chapelle
  • rue Louis Blanc
  • rue Philippe de Girard


Pooja: 91 passage Prady. Authentic indian cuisine. Food: dhal (pulse of lentils)...

Chettinadu: 15 rue Cail. Metro: Gare du Nord.

Other ethnic groups in the population of Paris: Japanese, Italian...

Return from Population of Paris to Paris vacations

Paris Calendar of events


Sporting events


Museums of Paris

The Louvre

Musée d'Orsay

Museum Rodin

Monuments to visit

Arc de Triomphe

Basilica Sacré-Coeur

Eiffel Tower

Churches concerts

Notre-Dame Cathedral



Best Shopping

Le Marais

Galeries Lafayette

Avenue Montaigne

Restaurants in Paris




Events in Parks

Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Boulogne

Jardin du Luxembourg

Paris with kids



Kids events

Palace of Versailles





La Durée



Paris tips

Save time

Save money


Classical music

Philharmonie de Paris

Salle Gaveau


Paris Pass




Hotels best locations

Eiffel Tower


Latin Quarter

Sign up for

PARIS Monthly Events Newsletter