Paris Arrondissements –
The 16th & 17th

the quiet western front

Two of the largest Paris arrondissements are found on the west side of the city. These pleasant, mainly residential neighborhoods encompass Passy and Auteuil in the 16th, and Étoile and Wagram in the 17th.

Paris Arrondissements: 1st & 2nd 16th & 17th Arrondissements:
The quiet western front

These are the wealthy areas of Paris. The boundaries between the 8th and the 17th Paris arrondissements blur at Étoile and Parc Monceau, but the feeling of luxury maintains.

The 16th is one of the most posh of the Paris arrondissements. If you want to see how wealthy Parisians live, it's worth a Metro ride to Passy. You'll be rewarded with an enclave of narrow streets with some of the best luxury food shopping in Paris.

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Things to do: 16 & 17 Arrondissements

Walk from Trocadero to Passy

A Paris Insiders Guide Promenade

Trocadero to Passy

Admire the morning view from Trocadero, across to the Eiffel Tower. Find Rue Benjamin Franklin and head southwest to Place de Costa Rica, where you can admire the small place with its pedestal clock.

Cross the place and take Rue Raynouard, but look out for a doorway on your left called Rue des Eaux. Go through and take the steps down to Rue Charles Dickens.

Rue des Eaux

If you have time, turn left and walk a few steps to Place Charles Dickens where you can visit the Musée du Vin. Otherwise, turn right on Rue Charles Dickens and pass into Parc de Passy and the surrounding housing development. Turn around for a moment to take in the view of the Eiffel Tower.

Take the wide stairway on your right up to Avenue Marcel Proust, turn left and head southeast to find the narrow passageway called Rue Berton. This cobblestone alley takes you to Maison Balzac, the house of the famous writer, and a plaque indicating the border of the former town of Passy.

You'll find a stairway on your right that takes you up to Rue Raynouard again. Go right along Raynouard to Rue de l'Annonciation and turn left. Follow this to the end where it becomes a pedestrian shopping street. Turn right on Rue Duban, the left on Rue de Passy and walk west to La Muette.

Start at 10am and have lunch at restaurant La Gare at La Muette. Map: Walk from Trocadero to Passy


Horse and Carriage Ride Through Paris

Horse and Carriage Ride Through Paris

An amazing tour of Paris, from the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe to Champs Elysées and Trocadero. The carriage travels at a slow trot while you sit back and relax. Upgrade for a longer ride with champagne.

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Paris City Tour

Paris City Tour

From Place de la Concorde, to Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe in the 17th, you'll cover a lot of Paris arrondissements. But there's more! This tour also includes a one-hour cruise on the Seine to the Eiffel Tower, where you'll whiz past the lines and explore the tower as the grand finale!
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Things to See: 16th & 17th Arrondissements

Musée National des Arts Asiatiques

Museum of the Asian Arts

The Guimet Museum boasts an unrivalled collection of Asian civilizations with over 20,000 objects covering seven millennia of art. The Himalayan collection is a highlight.
6 Place d'Iena, 75016
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Free Entrance with the Paris Museum Pass »

Musée National de la Marine

National Naval Museum

Take a fascinating voyage through the history of navy frigates, steamers and battleships at the National Naval Museum. The artifacts and exhibits capture the spirit of naval adventure.
Palais de Chaillot, Place du Trocadero, 75016
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Musée D'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris

This spacious Museum of Modern Art is filled with the best known painters: Picasso, Matisse and an entire room devoted to cubism and surrealism.
11 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016
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This is a City of Paris museum and entrance is free

Musée Marmatton-Monet


Visit the biggest collection of Monet paintings in the world. This small Paris museum is itself worth the trip to Passy, but do take time to wander through the prestigious quartier and the neighboring Parc Ranlegh.
2 Rue Louis-Boilly 75016
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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

This monument to Napoleon's victories is located at Place Charles de Gaulle, where the 8th, 16th and 17th Paris arrondissements come together. The view from the top is spectacular!
Metro: Charles de Gaulle Etoile
Free Entrance with the Paris Museum Pass »

Top Hotels: 16th & 17th Arrondissements

La Reserve Paris, Luxury Apartment Hotel

"The most magical hotel I have ever been to"

La Reserve Paris Luxury Apartment Hotel

star star star star star
10 Place du Trocadero, 75016

Filled with soft lighting and monochromatic schemes, this design apartment hotel effuses elegance and simplicity. Up to 3000 sq ft, with 1 to 4 bedrooms, and a butler of course!
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Jays Paris

"Feel like Royalty at Jays Paris"

Jays Paris

star star star star star    
6 Rue Copernic, 75016

This luxury Paris hotel is set in a quiet residential area yet close to the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Ranked the #1 hotel in Paris by travelers.
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Les Jardins de la Villa

A Traveler's Choice 2011 Winner

Les Jardins de la Villa

star star star star
5 Rue Belidor, 75017

Relax in the Winter Garden and library in this chic hotel. Located in the 17th on a tiny one-way street next to Le Palais des Congrès de Paris.
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Splendid Etoile Hotel

"As the name's Splendid"

Splendid Etoile Hotel

star star star star
1 Avenue Carnot, 75017

Close to the Metro, the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées. The rooms are spacious and bright, many with balconies and as a bonus, the hotel is located on a quiet side street.
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Hidden Hotel

"Superb cozy, feel-at-home hotel"

Hidden Hotel

star star star star
28 Rue de L'Arc de Triomphe, 75017

This fresh, environmentally-friendly hotel is the antithesis to the stuffy, Louis XIV style hotels. All the rooms have a modern decor with a blend of natural materials.
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Best Western Premier Regent's Garden

"Great hotel, great location!!"

Best Western Premier Regent's Garden

star star star star
6 Rue Pierre Demours, 75017

Set in a historic mansion, this hotel is stylishly decorated with an artful fusion of old and new. Rooms look out onto a large, manicured garden. Close to Rue Poncelet market street.
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