A few words about the 8th arrondissement
It is one of the wealthiest arrondissements of Paris, covering an area of 3.88 km2 with a population of 40,589 (2011 census). The district is home to a great number of multinational firms and banks, making it one of France’s premier business districts behind La Défense.
There are many world-class hotels, most of them are located near the Champs-Élysées: George V, Plaza Athénée, Hôtel de Crillon, Royal Monceau…
The 8th arrondissement features some interesting sanctuaries: the Église de la Madeleine, the Saint-Augustin church and the Chapelle expiatoire.
The 8th arrondissement is easily accessible by public transport with two RER stations (Charles de Gaulle Étoile for RER A and Haussmann for RER E) and the railway station of Saint-Lazare which serves the western suburbs and Normandy.
Public institutions in the 8th arrondissement
The 8th arrondissement is a place of power due to the presence of the following institutions:
- the Palais de l’Élysée (official residence of the President of the French Republic)
- the Ministry of Intérieur (Hôtel Beauvau)
Main places of interest in the 8th arrondissement
Centred on the Historical Axis (Voie Triomphale), the 8th arrondissement boosts some of Paris’ premier monuments and sites:
- the Arc de Triomphe
- the Avenue des Champs-Élysées
- the Place de la Concorde
- the Grand-Palais
- the Petit-Palais
- the Église de la Madeleine
- the Saint-Augustin church
- the Parc Monceau
- the Élysée Palace (residence of the French President)
- the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
- the Pont Alexandre III
- the St. Alexander Newsky Orthodox cathedral
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