Map of central Paris
Detailed map of Paris. Map of central Paris (Île-de-France - France) to print. Map of central Paris (Île-de-France - France) to download. It is in the central of Paris that is the historical heart of the city. on map of central Paris , between two arms of the Seine, the Ile de la Cite was the land of a Gaulish tribe, the Parisii. . Today, it is the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame which attracts the crowds on the island of the City. On the right bank is the city hall of Paris in the 4th arrondissement.
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Central Paris endured World War II practically unscathed, as there were no strategic targets for Allied bombers (train stations in central Paris are terminal stations; major factories were located in the suburbs as its shown in the map of central Paris). Also, German General von Choltitz did not destroy all Parisian monuments before any German retreat, as ordered by Adolf Hitler, who had visited the city in 1940.
Les Halles (1st arrondissement, right bank) were formerly Paris central meat and produce market, and, since the late 1970s, are a major shopping centre around an important metro connection station as its mentioned in the map of central Paris(Châtelet – Les Halles, the biggest in the world). The old Halles were destroyed in 1971 and replaced by the Forum des Halles. The central market of Paris, the biggest wholesale food market in the world, was transferred to Rungis, in the southern suburbs.