One of the most the most affluent and prestigious residential districts of Paris, the Sixteenth arrondissement is located on the right bank between Boulogne-Billancourt and the Arc de Triomphe and includes the vast wooded area of Bois de Boulogne.
A few words about the 16th arrondissement
It is one of the wealthiest arrondissements of Paris with a population of 169,942 (2011 census). It is Paris’ largest arrondissement, covering an area of 16.305 km2 which includes the Bois de Boulogne. (7.91 km2 without the woods).
It includes the ancient villages of Chaillot, Passy and Auteuil which used to produce wine on their slopes overlooking the River Seine.
Public institutions in the 16th arrondissement
The 16th arrondissement is a place of power due to the presence of the following institutions:
- the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) headquarters
- more than 90 Diplomatic missions including embassies of countries such as China, India, Spain, Russia and New Zealand.
Main places of interest in the 16th arrondissement
The northern limits of the 16th 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 de Chaillot and Place du Trocadéro
- the Maison de la Radio
- the Palais de Tokyo
- the Bois de Boulogne (Bagatelle, Pré Catelan, Lacs supérieur et inférieur, Jardin d’acclimatation)
- the Roland Garros tennis complex
- the Parc des Princes stadium
- the Galliera Museum
- the Baccarat Museum
- the Avenue Foch, the widest avenue in France
- the Pont de Bir-Hakeim spanning the Seine
- the Passy cemetery