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Arrondissement 16, exclusivity in Paris

arrondissement 16The Arrondissement 16 of Paris is one of the most residential of the city. There, live the richest people and you can also buy in the most exclusive boutiques. If you are interested in shopping, go to Rue de Passy!

If you are into modern art, visit Palais de Tokyo. There you will visit lots of free exhibitions of modern art.

In the sixteenth arrondissement you can also visit the house of Honoré de Balzac, one of the greatest French writers. In the same building, you can visit the museum dedicated to him.

Anyway, arrondissement 16 is famous because of two attractions: Bois de Boulogne and Place de l’Etoile. Find out why!

Arrondissement 16, two great landmarks

arrondissement 16Bois de Boulogne is one of the main landmarks of the arrondissement 16. It is a huge park designed by J.C.A. Alphand. It is the biggest park of Paris with Bois de Vincennes.

When you go there you can go to the lake with its islands, to the waterfall, to the gardens of Pré Catelan and Acclimatation. There is also a garden with greenhouses.

Another attraction that I like of Bois de Boulogne is the Arts and popular Traditions Museum that you can visit remaining in the park.

The other great landmark of the 16th arrondissement of Paris is Place de l’Etoile. It is so called because of its plan that is star-shaped. In fact, Etoile stands for “star” in French.

Actually, the name of the square is Charles-de-Gaulle. From there, you can walk through six of the most important boulevards of Paris. One of them takes to the Arch of Triumph in Champs-Elysees.

Arrondissement 16, districts and metro stations

The main districts of arrondissement 16 are Auteuil, la Muette, Porte-Dauphine, and Chaillot. If you decide to go there, you have plenty of stations to choose from.

Argentine, Boissiere, Chardon Lagache, Charles de Gaulle-Etoile. Plus, Eglise d’Auteuil, Exelmans, Iéna, Jasmin. Kléber, La Muette, and the Michel Ange ones are useful too. In addition, you have Mirabeau, Passy, Ranelagh, Rue de la Pompe, Trocadero and Victor Hugo.

There are also other stations that refer to the gates of the city. Just like Porte d’Auteuil, Porte Dauphine, Porte de Saint-Cloud, Porte Maillot, and Porte Molitor. 

Port stands for door or gate in French!

Category: Arrondissements

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