|Batignolles-Monceaux District [17e]|
Situated on the rive droite of the Seine, the 17th arrondissement of Paris borders with the municipalities of Clichy, Neully-sur-Seine and Levallois-Perret. If you want to discover the authentic side of Paris, far from touristic areas and the chaos of the city centre and closer to the true French spirit, this is the right place for you.
WHAT TO SEE
Visit the beautiful Place Charles-de-Gaulle, one of the largest of the city, where 12 big roads intersect, including avenue des Champs-Élysées. Right at the centre there’s the Arc de Triomphe, a well-known monument of Paris.
We suggest you have a stroll inside the Parc Monceau, one of the most elegant of the city, where Monet often used to go to draw inspiration for his paintings. In this park you’ll find unusual replicas, such as a Chinese fortress, Egyptian pyramids and Dutch windmills. There are several WiFi hotspots throughout the park, therefore you can surf the net here, while admiring its nice vegetation.
Another interesting spot in this area is the Conference Palace, where many high-profile international events are held.
Eventually, we suggest you visit the Square des Batignolles, a big green area with remarkable sculptures and centuries-old trees, located in the Batignolles district, full of bars and bistros.
Among the curiosities of the 17th arrondissement you number the Tower Flower of the Hauts de Malesherbes garden, a building with plenty of flowers and plants. Inside the Batignolles cemetery there are the tombs of Paul Valery and André Breton.
UNDERGROUND: Line 1 – 2 – 6 – 9 – 10; RER A – C.