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Popular and chic! (17th)

Concentrated Paris (1st)
Welcome to picturesque Paris (2nd)
The Calm of the Temple and the life of the Marais (3rd)
The chic of life on the islands (4th Arrondissement)
The neighbourhood for everyone (5th)
Pure animation! (6th)
Institutional Paris (7th)
The neighbourhood of VIPs (8th)
Shopping in an atmosphere of cabaret (9th)
The neighbourhood of the stations (10th)
The Rock'n'Roll Neighbourhood (11th)
When the modern style sets in, Nature resists (12th)
The heterogeneous neighbourhood (13th)
From Montsouris to Montparnasse (14th)
A spot of green in a densely populated Paris (15th)
Culture and history everywhere (16th)
Popular and chic! (17th)
Bohemian Montmartre according to Aznavour (18th)
The scientific and human neighbourhood (19th)
Accommodation for all (20th)
  Nature/Leisurely walks : +++ Culture : +++ Shopping : +

Flanked by the 16th and 9th arrondissements, the 17th has decided to split itself into two completely different parts. The part near the 16th tends to maintain the proud nature of the latter, notably with the Avenue de Wagram and the famous Parc Monceau. It would therefore appear that the 17th is as chic as the 16th, but this is not at all the case when you venture into its heart toward the 9th arrondissement. This is Les Batignolles, the poets' quarter (Verlaine, Mallarmé ), a warm, provincial village. The border between these two arrondissements is the Avenue de Clichy, which is far from being as peaceful as Les Batignolles. It is rather a very animated and very cosmopolitan Avenue both by day and by night.

Routes for everyone :

for lovers of leisurely walks:

You have the choice between two completely different atmospheres: the Parc Monceau and the Square des Batignolles.

The former, very peaceful, is a place appreciated by the well-off inhabitants of the 16th and of Wagram. As for the latter, crossed by an artificial river, it will charm you with its numerous lanes and its old roundabout.

Finally, in the Epinettes neighbourhood you will cross the Cité des Fleurs (ATTENTION! Significant work of rebuilding the sewer systems prohibits any access until March 31, 2003. Do not enter even if the barriers are not completely closed), a village in flower and balmy with the scent of fruit trees and all kinds of sweet-smelling flowers.

for lovers of culture :

Culture is not really the speciality of the 17th. You can, however, when you visit the arrondissement, admire the different architectural styles which are pleasantly mixed. If you have time, visit the Palais des Congrès, where you can see different exhibitions.

for lovers of shopping :

The Marché des Moines, one of the cheapest markets of the capital, allows you to do your shopping in a warm and lively atmosphere. You will find a variety of luxury boutiques in the roads of the 17th arrondissement (Vuitton), but also cheap shops all along the Avenue de Clichy.

To remember : Le Parc Monceau / L'avenue Wagram / le Palais des Congrès / Les Batignolles / L'avenue de Clichy.