Paris/16th arrondissement

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This large district occupies most of the West of Paris, extending east-west between the bends of the Seine from the Jardins of Trocadero immediately facing the Eiffel Tower to the expansive Bois du Boulogne (which occupies a larger part of the 16th's territory), and north-south from the Etoile to the southern border of Paris. It is known to be the residence of choice for affluent Parisians, and for hosting numerous internationally famous events, such as the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournaments, as well as the home stadium of the Paris Saint-Germain football club.

Get in[edit]

Map of the 16th Arrondissement

By Métro[edit]

  • M1 runs along the northern border of the arrondissement, stopping in the 16th (from East to West) at Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, Argentine and Porte Maillot
  • M2 has its western terminus in the 16th - the stations within the arrondissement are (from East to West) Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, Victor Hugo and Porte Dauphine (said terminus)
  • M9 traverses the 16th north-south, with stations between Alma-Marceau and Porte de Saint-Claud falling within the arrondissement.
  • M10 loops through the southern part of the 16th, starting at Mirabeau
  • M12 goes from the Etoile southwards through the 16th, exiting it by crossing the Seine towards the 15th between Passy and Bir-Hakeim

See[edit]

Trocadero
  •    Palais du Trocadéro. Great perspective on the Eiffel Tower and Left Bank.
  •    Musée Marmottan2 rue Louis-Boilly, 16th (Metro: La Muette),  +33 1 44 96 50 33. 11am-9pm Tues; 11am-6pm Wed-Sun. Last entry 30 min before closing. Monet's best works are in this charming museum, which contains the largest Monet collection in the world as well as works by Renoir, Manet, Berthe, Caillebotte and Gauguin.
  • Musée en HerbeJardin d'Acclimation, Bois de Boulogne (Métro: Les Sablons),  +33 1 40 67 97 66. Monday through Sunday 10AM to 7PM.. With a teaching style based on fun and humour, the Musée en Herbe offers classes and games about art especially designed for children. Observation, imagination and identification games permit kids to discover the works of art and objects shown, at their own pace. The exhibits are all hands-on so kids can have a free reign in the museum, and if that's not enough there are workshops as well. 4€ for the exhibitions, €8 for the workshops, but add €2.70 for entrance to the garden. Some discounts are available..
  •    Jardin d'Acclimatation. The northwest corner of the Bois de Boulogne is occupied by the oldest operating amusement park in the world, the Jardin d'Acclimatation, which is mainly known for offering a wide range of amusements which are appropriate even for very small children. They have miniature roller-coasters for children as small as three years, and the usual range of pony rides etc.
  •    Palais de Tokyo.

Do[edit]

Pont de Bir-Hakeim and view of the 16th Arrondissement

The Bois de Boulogne is a park located along the western edge of the 16ème arrondissement of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt. The Bois de Boulogne has an area of 8.459 km² (3.266 sq. miles, or 2,090 acres), which is 2.5 times larger than Central Park in New York, and 3.3 times larger than Hyde Park in London. At night time, the area welcomes a different scene, and becomes one of Paris' most prominent red-light districts.

Spectator sports:

  • French Open — The second of each year's four Grand Slam tennis tournaments is held over two weeks in late May and early June at Stade Roland Garros in the Bois de Boulogne. The venue is open for tours year-round whenever tournaments are not scheduled, and the French Tennis Federation operates its national museum of the sport, the Tenniseum [1], at the site.
  • Paris Saint-Germain — Football club currently playing in the top-level Ligue 1. Home ground is Parc des Princes. Ticket information is available online only in French [2]. Has picked up an impressive array of international stars in recent years, and has also purged most of the violence and racism that once embarrassed the club throughout the world.
  • Stade Français — Rugby club in the Top 14, and a perennial title contender. Stade's traditional home ground of Stade Jean-Bouin, across the street from Parc des Princes, reopened in 2013 after a major renovation. Ticket information is available online in English [3].
  • Horse racing — Some of the world's best Thoroughbred racing can be seen at two venues in the Bois de Boulogne. Hippodrome de Longchamp, used exclusively for flat racing, hosts many of France's top races, including the internationally famous Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on the first weekend in October. Hippodrome d'Auteuil is used exclusively for steeplechase racing, and hosts many top-quality races in that discipline.

Work[edit]

The OECD Conference Centre is located at 2 rue André Pascal and hosts many international meetings (its website claims that 40,000 delegates attend meetings there each year). Make sure that you have a map to find your way to the building as it's surrounded by a maze of narrow roads.

Buy[edit]

The Rue de Passy
  • The Rue de Passy is lined with high-end clothes and homewares shops, and the Passy Plaza shopping centre at 53 rue de Passy includes a large supermarket and several mid-range retailers.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Carette4. Place du Trocadéro (Metro Trocadéro),  +33 1 47 27 98 85. This Pâtisserie and Salon de thé also has great food. The salads are amazing, and there is delicious cakes for dessert. Big salads at €15.

Mid Range[edit]

  • La Gare Chaussée De La Muette.
  • Le Malakoff6 place du Trocadéro +33 1 45537527, e-mail: . Just take the menu of the day
  • Le Coq2 place du Trocadéro +33 1 47278952. A hip and trendy modern brasserie where the 16th arrondissement's posh population meets
  • Café Brassac37, ave. Kléber (close to Metro station Kléber),  +33 1 45 53 21 63. Very nice cafe with good lunch and dinner. Lots of people go their for business lunch

Splurge[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • Totem17 Place du Trocadero +33 1 47 27 28 29. noon-2a M-Su. Get a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower from this restaurant-tearoom opposite the Champ de Mars. Just next to the Musee de l'Homme, there certainly are worse spots to grab a drink or two.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  •    Hôtel Gavarni5 Rue Gavarni +33 1 45 24 52 82fax: +33 1 40 50 16 95, e-mail: . In the heart of the Passy village and its fashion boutiques. It's the first independent hotel in Paris to have been awarded the European Ecolabel. Fully air-conditioned, free WiFi.

Splurge[edit]

  •    Hotel Keppler10, rue Kepler +33 1 472 06505. In the entertainment district with 34 guestrooms and 5 suites. A winter garden and bar is available within the hotel. €125-250.
  •    Peninsula Paris19 Avenue Kléber, e-mail: . Opening in 2014, the meticulously hotel, known before the Second World War as the Hotel Majestic, has 200 rooms including 24 suites in this 19th century classic Haussman building.
  •    Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero55-57 Raymond Poincare +33 1 44 05 66 66. A quiet small hotel with a courtyard north of metro Victor Hugo. Wired internet at rooms. Rooms at €400.
  • MGallery Hotel Molitor Paris13 rue Nungesser et Coli (+33) 1 560 708 50, e-mail: . The Piscine Molitor swimming pool complex, featured prominently in the book and film "The Life of Pi", has been pretty much dismantled and rebuilt after many years of decay, becoming reborn triumphantly in 2014 as a luxury hotel, a part of the MGallery Collection.

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Go next[edit]

Routes through 16th arrondissement
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ENDBoulogne-Billancourt  W Paris m 9 jms.svg E  8th arrondissement9th arrondissement


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