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Last Updated: 30 January 2022


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

17th arrondissement of Paris © ThePromenader - licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons
17th arrondissement of Paris © ThePromenader – licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons

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.

17th arrondissement of Paris © French Moments
17th arrondissement of Paris © French Moments

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

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Cité des Fleurs © French Moments

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:

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of Discovery Courses and books about France.

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  1. Dear Pierre,
    Thanks for the information regarding the XVIIeme arrondisement. My wife and I will stay four nights in April this year. We will return to Paris and see the Orangerie and the Dior Gallery in the VIIIeme, and enjoy the city. Then we go to Bordeaux by TGV for four nights. I will follow you for more information. Regards, Geoff

    1. Bonjour Geoff, thank you for your kind words and welcome to the blog! I guess you are looking forward to your Paris vacation, April is a very nice time to visit the City of Light! A bientôt! 🙂

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