Ninth Arrondissement of Paris


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

9th arrondissement of Paris © ThePromenader - licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons

9th arrondissement of Paris © ThePromenader – licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons

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).

Along with the 8th and 2nd arrondissements, 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.

Opéra Grands Boulevards 12 © French Moments

The Grands Boulevards in Paris © French Moments

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

The main façade onto the place de l'Opéra © French Moments

The main façade onto the place de l’Opéra © French Moments

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
Passage Jouffroy Paris © French Moments

Passage Jouffroy, Paris © French Moments

  • Our pages on the 9th ARRONDISSEMENT


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