The large Seventeenth arrondissement of Paris is located on the right bank between Porte Maillot, the Arc de Triomphe and Place de Clichy.
A few words about the 17th arrondissement
The Seventeenth arrondissement of Paris (le dix-septième arrondissement) is situated on the right bank of River Seine on the north western part of Paris. The arrondissement has a population of 170,174 (2011 census) and covers an area of 5.67 km2.
On its southern tip, the 17th arrondissement reach the Place de l’Étoile (Place du Général de Gaulle) where stands the monumental Arc de Triomphe. The Avenue de la Grande Armée from the Arc de Triomphe to Porte Maillot is shared with the 16th arrt and is part of the Historical Axis.
The 17th arrondissement includes several neighbourhoods: Ternes, Batignolles, Plaine de Monceaux and Les Épinettes. Many streets and avenues (particularly in the south of the arrondissement) are bordered with some remarkable Haussmannian buildings.
The district contains many Diplomatic missions including embassies of countries such as Belgium, Spain, Nepal, Rwanda and Togo.
Main places of interest in the 17th arrondissement
The southern limits of the 17th arrt are marked with the Historical Axis (Voie Triomphale). The district features some of Paris’ major monuments and sites:
- the Arc de Triomphe
- the Avenue de la Grande Armée, part of the Historical Axis
- the Palais des Congrès in Porte Maillot
- the Cité des Fleurs
- the historic Church of Notre-Dame de la Compassion