Centred on the extravagant Opéra Garnier, the Ninth Arrondissement is bustling with activity as this is one of Paris’ major shopping areas. The Grands Boulevards are home to the greatest department stores in the country without forgetting the head offices of several multinational firms.
A few words about the 9th arrondissement
The Ninth arrondissement of Paris (le neuvième arrondissement) is situated on the right bank of River Seine and is centred on the Grands Boulevards and Opéra Garnier. The district covers an area of 2.18 km2 with a population of 60,120 (2011 census).
The main touristic monument is Opéra Garnier. There are a number of museums in the 9th arrt, one of the most famous being the Musée Grévin, a wax museum similar to London’s Madame Tussauds.
The ninth arrondissement is home to two giant French department stores: Printemps Haussmann and Galeries Lafayette, both situated on Boulevard Haussmann.
Main places of interest in the 9th arrondissement
With Opéra Garnier as its ‘star’ monument, the 9th arrondissement features a number of museums and other places of interest:
- the Opéra Garnier
- the Sainte-Trinité church
- the Notre-Dame de Lorette church
- the cupola of Galeries Lafayette
- the panoramic terraces of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps Haussmann
- the Grands Boulevards
- the Olympia concert hall
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