Popular district of Paris, you will feel in Châtelet Les Halles - Beaubourg a village atmosphere with its small streets enhanced with a touch of modern art.
If you like street art you should go in Châtelet!
During the afternoon and evening, many artists take to the street and perform hip-hop shows and street arts!
Châtelet is a great place to stay in Paris and meet your friends without being surrounded by tourists.
But you will have to support the fact that you will be surrounded by French nationals and Parisians :D
After going to Châtelet, only then, you will know what's more annoying: French nationals or tourists?!
The best way to discover Châtelet Les Halles - Beaubourg district is by foot from Montorgueil Street. Walk from Montorgueil Street towards Les Halles to experience the real charm of Châtelet.
One final point, in Châtelet, people in the street will always ask you to sign a petition or sell you items for charity. Never accept their offer as they are not official government personnel. Politely say "no", do not worry to be strict when you say no and move along ;)
A sample of Châtelet Les Halles – Beaubourg – Montorgueil district in Paris:
How to get to Châtelet – Les Halles – Beaubourg – Montorgueil?
- M1-4-7-11-14 Châtelet, M3 Sentier, M4 Les Halles, RER A-B-D Châtelet les Halles, M4 Etienne Marcel, M11 Rambuteau
Vélib' (City Bike): Châtelet – Boulevard Sébastopol – Etienne Marcel
Noctilien (Night Bus): N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N16, N21, N22, N23, N24, N122, N144, N145 Châtelet and stops around.
- Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/I8aJl