What were the divisions (neighborhoods/districts) of the city of Paris during the medieval period? I know there is a division between left and right bank and Ilé de la cité, but I believe there should be more specific neighborhoods or regions, such as a street of artisans, noble neighborhoods and so on.

Are there any maps showing these divisions?

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    Paris was tiny at the time. :-) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… (Rome had a million inhabitants before its collapse.) – Denis de Bernardy Oct 3 '19 at 18:00
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    What research have you done so far? – KorvinStarmast Oct 3 '19 at 19:14
  • What part of the medieval period are you interested in? Bear in mind that 'medieval' covers a period of about 1,000 years, from the 5th to the 15th century. – sempaiscuba Oct 4 '19 at 2:05
  • @sempaiscuba: For some reason, Mark edited the title to remove that information. I took the liberty of partially reversing the change. – Denis de Bernardy Oct 4 '19 at 4:03
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    Wikipedia has a series of maps Chronologic old maps of Paris, several of which fall within your period. – Lars Bosteen Oct 4 '19 at 5:58

Official administration division names probably didn't exist before 1795.

Based on the Paris de 1285 a 1314, les pelletiers sont dans la Cité Map, there were 3 sub-divisions

  • Quartier d'outre Grand Pont (A, North, Right bank)
    • La Ville
  • La Cité (B, Île de la Cité)
  • Quartier d'outre Petit Pont (C, South, Left bank)
    • Université

So outside the La Cité, you had the Neighborhood at the big and small bridge.
Later maps show only the names (La Ville, Cité, Université).

The areas outside of the city wall were called Faubourg (suburb) togeather with main street name.

On 11 October 1795, Paris was divided into twelve arrondissements.


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