Seventh Arrondissement of Paris


The Seventh Arrondissement of Paris is home to some of the most famous landmarks of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower.

A few words about the 7th arrondissement

7th arrondissement of Paris © ThePromenader - licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons

7th arrondissement of Paris © ThePromenader – licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons

Located on the Left Bank of River Seine between the 15th and 6th arrondissements, the Seventh arrondissement of Paris (le septième arrondissement) includes the upmarket neighbourhood of the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides.

The 7th arrondissement of Paris covers an area of 4.09 km2 with a population of 57,786 (2011).  With the 6th, 8th and 16th arrondissements, the 7th is one of the most expensive real estate areas of Paris and one of the richest in terms of average income.

Since the 17th century, the 7th arrt has been home to the French upper class and aristocracy who built elegant townhouses (hôtels particuliers), particularly in the neighbourhood of Faubourg Saint-Germain. Today, these hôtels particuliers serve as head offices to a great number of French national institutions and foreign embassies.

Paris Walk 22 February 2015 19 copyright French Moments

In the 7th arrondissement of Paris © French Moments

The 7th arrt includes the most famous Parisian landmark: the Eiffel Tower, but also many other places of interests such as the Hôtel des Invalides, the Champ de Mars, the École Militaire, the Palais Bourbon, and the Hôtel Matignon (residence of the Prime minister). Some of the most prestigious museums of France are found there: the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Rodin, and the Musée du quai Branly.

Public institutions and organisations in the 7th arrondissement

Palais Bourbon © French Moments

Palais Bourbon © French Moments

The 7th arrondissement is the location of many French government bodies, including the residence of the French Prime minister:

  • the National Assembly or Assemblée Nationale (France’s Lower House of Parliament which seats at the Palais Bourbon)
  • the Hôtel Matignon (residence of the Prime minister)
  • the Ministry of Agriculture
  • the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Quai d’Orsay)
  • the Ministry of National Education
  • the Ministry of Defence
  • the Ministry of Labour
  • the Ministry of Transport
  • the Ministry of Health
  • the Ministry of Overseas territories
  • the UNESCO headquarters

Main places of interest in the 7th arrondissement

From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre © French Moments

From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre © French Moments

The 7th arrondissement includes the most famous monument of Paris: the Eiffel Tower. Other major places of interest make the 7th arrt one of the most touristic district of France:

  • the Eiffel Tower (la Tour Eiffel)
  • the Champ de Mars
  • the École Militaire
  • the Quai Branly museum
  • the esplanade des Invalides
  • the Hôtel des Invalides
  • the Pont Alexandre III
  • the Rodin museum
  • the Palais Bourbon (where the National Assembly meets)
  • the Sainte-Clotilde basilica
  • the Musée d’Orsay
  • the Hôtel de Salm (or Palais de la Légion d’Honneur which houses the Musée national de la Légion d’Honneur et des Ordres de Chevalerie)
  • the Léopold-Sédar-Senghor footbridge (formerly Solférino)

  • Our pages on the 7th ARRONDISSEMENT


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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 the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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