3rd arrondissement of Paris

  • Arts- et- Métiers
  • Enfants Rouges -
  • Archives
  • Sainte- Avoye

The 3rd arrondissement, the Arrondissement du Temple, for the most part is a residential area in the north east of the city center. The settlement took place under Charles V in the 13th and 14th centuries. However, the oldest surviving houses date from the 16th century. Much of the arrondissement is occupied by the so-called Marais.

  • 6.1 Major Roads
  • 6.2 Major Squares
  • 6.3 Métro lines

Geographical location

The 3rd arrondissement is located on the right bank of the Seine, but is completely surrounded by other arrondissements. To the north it borders on the 10th arrondissement, on the east by the 11th arrondissement, on the south by the 4th arrondissement and on the west by the 1st and 2nd arrondissement.

The district takes its name from the " Temple ", the territory of the Knights Templar, whose buildings are there but destroyed.

Quarter in the 3rd arrondissement

The district consists of the following four districts:

  • Quartier des Arts -et- Métiers
  • Quartier des Enfants Rouges -
  • Quartier des Archives
  • Quartier Sainte- Avoye

According to the official count district of Paris is thereby accomodation 9 to 12


With 34,250 registered inhabitants in an area of 1.17 square kilometers, the 3rd arrondissement 1.6% of the total population of the city. The densely populated district has a population density of 29,300 inhabitants / km ².

The inhabitants are distributed as follows on the quarter:

  • Arts et Métiers: 9580 inhabitants
  • Enfants Rouges: 8560 inhabitants
  • Archives: 8600 inhabitants
  • Saint- Avoye: 7500 inhabitants

Politics and Administration

Town hall

The town hall of the 3rd arrondissement is located in Temple, built in 1862 in the Rue Eugène Spuller 2, 75003 Paris Phone: 01/ 53 01 75 03


Mayor since 1995 Pierre Aidenbaum ( May 3, 1942), member of the Socialist Party of France Socialist Party (PS).


See also: List of Monuments historiques in the 3rd arrondissement (Paris)

  • Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers ( Arts and Crafts School ) and the Musée des Arts et Métiers in the former Abbey of Saint -Martin -des- Champs
  • Gate system at the Hôtel de Clisson ( 16th century ), now the side entrance of the Hôtel de Soubise, rue des Archives
  • Hôtel de Carnavalet (1548-1560), the Musée de l' Histoire de Paris houses (museum of Parisian history )
  • Hôtel Donon ( 16th to 18th century), the Musée Cognacq -Jay hosts ( works of art of the 18th century )
  • Hôtels the Place des Vosges (1605-1612) with Victor Hugo's house ( museum)
  • Hôtel de Sully (1624-1630), houses the Centre des monuments nationaux
  • Hôtel de Saint- Aignan (1644-1650), the Musée d' art et d' histoire du Judaïsme houses ( Museum of Art and History of Judaism )
  • Hôtel Guénégaud (1648-1651? ), The Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature hosts ( Hunting Museum )
  • Hôtel Salé ( 1656), home to the Picasso Museum
  • Hôtel Libéral Bruant (1685 ), houses an art gallery
  • Hôtel de Saint- Fargeau (1686), part of the museum of Paris City History
  • Hôtel de Soubise (1705-1709), the National Archives and the Musée de l' Histoire de France hosts ( Museum of the History of France )
  • Hôtel de Rohan - Strasbourg ( 1708)
  • Hôtel d' Hallevyl (early 18th century )
  • Hôtel Duret de Chevry, where the German Historical Institute is located since 1994

Transport and Infrastructure

Major Roads

The Rue du Temple and the Rue de Beaubourg traverse the district in a central location from south to north or north to south, while the Rue Reaumur together with the Rue de Bretagne traverses it from west to east. Furthermore, meet at the Place de la République in the extreme northeast of the third arrondissement number of important traffic routes, of which the Boulevard du Temple ( later in the Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire and Boulevard Beaumarchais ), the eastern and the Boulevard Saint -Martin, the northern boundary of the Mark district. In the West he is, however, limited by the Boulevard de Sebastopol. Finally, the Rue de Turbigo connects the Place de la République with the Jardin des Halles in the first arrondissement.

Important places

  • Place de la République

Métro lines

The Métro line 11 crosses the county from southwest to northeast and joins him there with the big interchange stations Châtelet ( in the first arrondissement ) and République. The station République is located in the northeast of the district and is also served by lines 3, 5 and 9, as well as the metro line 8, which follows in the south of the eastern boundary of the arrondissement. In addition, the Métro line 4 touches the western boundary of the district.

Important churches

  • Saint -Nicolas des Champs
  • Saint- Denis du Saint- Sacrement

Green zones

  • Square du Temple ( across from City Hall )
  • Jardin Saint- Aignan