one of the 20 administrative districts of Paris, France
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This large district occupies most of the West of Paris, extending east-west between the bends of the Seine from the Jardins of Trocadero immediately facing the Eiffel Tower to the expansive Bois du Boulogne (which occupies a larger part of the 16th's territory), and north-south from the Etoile to the southern border of Paris. It is known to be the residence of choice for affluent Parisians, and for hosting numerous internationally famous events, such as the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournaments, as well as the home stadium of the Paris Saint-Germain football club.

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Map of Paris/16th arrondissement

By MétroEdit

  •  1  runs along the northern border of the arrondissement, stopping in the 16th (from East to West) at Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, Argentine and Porte Maillot
  •  2  has its western terminus in the 16th - the stations within the arrondissement are (from East to West) Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, Victor Hugo and Porte Dauphine (said terminus)
  •  9  traverses the 16th north-south, with stations between Alma-Marceau and Porte de Saint-Claud falling within the arrondissement.
  •  10  loops through the southern part of the 16th, starting at Mirabeau
  •  12  goes from the Etoile southwards through the 16th, exiting it by crossing the Seine towards the 15th between Passy and Bir-Hakeim



  • 1 Palais de Chaillot, Trocadéro  6  9 . Great perspective on the Eiffel Tower and Left Bank from Place du Trocadéro in between the two buildings of the palais. Former location of the Palais du Trocadéro. It accommodates three museums, an aquarium, and the Theatre Nationale du Chaillot.    
  • 2 Musée Marmottan, 2 rue Louis-Boilly, 16th (Metro: La Muette  9 ), +33 1 44 96 50 33. Tu W F-Su 10:00-18:00; Th 10:00-21:00; last entry 30 min before closing. This charming museum is owned by the French Académie des Beaux-Arts. Its main collection areas, the result of several large donations, include: First Empire art and furnishings; illuminated manuscripts; and Impressionist art, including the largest Monet collection in the world and works by Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Caillebotte and Gauguin. €12; children under 18 and students under 25 €8.50; children under 7 and people with disabilities free.    
  • 3 Musée en Herbe, Jardin d'Acclimation, Bois de Boulogne (Les Sablons  1 ), +33 1 40 67 97 66. Daily 10:00-19:00. With a teaching style based on fun and humour, the Musée en Herbe offers classes and games about art especially designed for children. Observation, imagination and identification games permit kids to discover the works of art and objects shown, at their own pace. The exhibits are all hands-on so kids can have a free reign in the museum, and if that's not enough there are workshops as well. €4 for the exhibitions, €8 for the workshops, but add €2.70 for entrance to the garden. Some discounts are available.    
  • 4 Palais de Tokyo (Site de création contemporaine), 13, avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris (Iéna or Alma Marceau  9 ), + 01 81 97 35 88, . W-M 12:00 - 00:00. The Palais de Tokyo is Paris's largest specialist contemporary art exhibition venue, owned and operated by the national government. The building dates to 1937 and also includes the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. €12 adults, €9 concessions.    
  • 5 Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 11 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris (Alma-Marceau or Iéna  9 ), + 01 53 67 40 00. Tu-Su 10:00-18:00. The east wing of the Palais de Tokyo holds the modern art collection of the city of Paris, dating roughly from World War I to date (the older part of the collection is at the Petit Palais in the 8th), including around 10,000 works. Free, temporary exhibitions have various charges.    
  • 6 Musée Dapper, 35 bis, rue Paul Valéry, +33 1 45 00 91 75. W F-M 11:00-19:00. This small museum hosts high quality African art exhibitions. It also features an interesting bookshop and cafe. Adults €6, concessional rate €4, free on the last Wednesday of each month.    
  • 7 Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8, avenue de Mahatma Gandhi (Les Sablons  1 . Also dedicated shuttle from corner of Etoile and Av. Friedland, €2, online booking only). 20th- and 21st-century art in a building designed by Frank Gehry    
  • 8 Musée Yves Saint Laurent, 5 avenue Marceau (Alma-Marceau  9 ), +33 1 44 31 64 00, . 10:00-18:00. €10.  
  • 9 Musée Nationale de la Marine (National Maritime Museum), 17 place du Trocadéro (Metro: Trocadéro  6  9 ), +33 1 53 65 69 69. The Paris branch of the National Maritime Museum is closed for renovation until 2021.    
  • 10 Musée de l'Homme (Museum of Mankind), 17 Place du Trocadero (Metro: Trocadéro  6  9 ), +33 1 44 05 72 72, . W-M 10:00-18:00, last entry 17:00. The Museum of Mankind, accommodated in the Palais du Chaillot, is an anthropological museum covering the history of mankind and human societies. €10 adult, €7 reductions.    
  • 11 Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine (City of Architecture & Heritage (former National Museum of French Monuments)), 1 place du Trocadéro (Metro: Trocadéro  6  9 ), +33 1 58 51 52 00. Tu-Su 11:00-19:00, Th until 21:00. The City of Architecture and Heritage, accommodated in the Palais du Chaillot, is a museum and gallery of French architecture. The centrepiece is the spectacular Hall of Casts, a collection of full-size plaster casts of facades, towers, doorways and windows of great buildings from all over France. Architecture of the late 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries is represented by additional galleries of models and images. €8 adult, €6 reduced.    
  • 12 Guimet Museum (Musée national des arts asiatiques [MNAAG]). Has one of the largest collections abroad of Asian art.    


  • 13 Jardin d'Acclimatation. The northwest corner of the Bois de Boulogne is occupied by the oldest operating amusement park in the world, the Jardin d'Acclimatation, which is mainly known for offering a wide range of amusements which are appropriate even for very small children. They have miniature roller-coasters for children as small as three years, and the usual range of pony rides etc.    
  • 14 Jardins du Trocadéro. Tourists cross this park with the large fountain on the way to the Place du Trocadéro viewpoint to the Eiffel Tower.    

Le Corbusier world heritageEdit

17 buildings by Le Corbusier have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and in the 16th arrondissement of Paris you can find three of them:

  • 15 Villa La Roche, 10 Square du Docteur Blanche.    
  • 16 Villa Jeanneret, 8 Square du Docteur Blanche.    
  • 17 Immeuble Molitor, 24 rue Nungessor & Coli.    


Pont de Bir-Hakeim and view of the 16th Arrondissement
  • 1 Bois de Boulogne. A park along the western edge of the 16ème arrondissement of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt. The Bois de Boulogne has an area of 8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi), which is 2.5 times larger than Central Park in New York, and 3.3 times larger than Hyde Park in London. At night time, the area welcomes a different scene, and becomes one of Paris' most prominent red-light districts.    
Piscine Molitor
  • 2 Swim at Piscine Molitor (Piscines Auteuil-Molitor), 13 rue Nungesser Et Coli, +33 1 56 07 08 93. A stunning classical swimming pool complex. The pool is known for its Art Deco designs and the popular introduction of the bikini by Louis Réard on 5 July 1946. The character Pi Patel in the novel/movie Life of Pi was named after this pool. Nowadays it houses a 5-star hotel as well. Access for non-hotel guests is very pricey — you must book a spa package for €230.    

Spectator sports:

  • 3 French Open. The second of each year's four Grand Slam tennis tournaments is held over two weeks in late May and early June at Stade Roland Garros in the Bois de Boulogne. The venue is open for tours year-round whenever tournaments are not scheduled, and the French Tennis Federation operates its national museum of the sport, the Tenniseum [1] [formerly dead link], at the site.    
  • 4 Paris Saint-Germain (Use Metro Porte de Saint-Cloud or Exelmans). Football club playing in the top-level Ligue 1. Home ground is Parc des Princes. Ticket information is available online only in French [2]. It has picked up an impressive array of international stars, and has also purged most of the violence and racism that once embarrassed the club throughout the world.    
  • 5 Stade Français. Rugby club in the Top 14, and a perennial title contender. Stade's traditional home ground of Stade Jean-Bouin, across the street from Parc des Princes, reopened in 2013 after a major renovation. Ticket information is available online in English.    
  • Horse racing. Some of the world's best thoroughbred racing can be seen at two venues in the Bois de Boulogne. Hippodrome de Longchamp, used exclusively for flat racing, hosts many of France's top races, including the internationally famous Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on the first weekend in October. Hippodrome d'Auteuil is used exclusively for steeplechase racing, and hosts many top-quality races in that discipline.


  • 1 OECD Headquarters & Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal (Metro: La Muette  9 ). Hosts many international meetings (its website claims that 40,000 delegates attend meetings there each year).


The Rue de Passy
  • 1 Rue de Passy. Lined with high-end clothes and homewares shops  
  • 2 [formerly dead link] Passy Plaza, 53 rue de Passy. Includes a large supermarket and several mid-range retailers
  • Centre Commercial des Belles Feuilles, 14 Rue des Sablons. Casino supermarket: M-Sa 09:00-22:00, other shops M-Sa 10:00-19:30. This shopping centre features a vast Casino supermarket and a number of smaller shops, and is very useful for self-caterers. Several other supermarkets are located nearby.



  • 1 Carette, 4. Place du Trocadéro (Metro Trocadéro), +33 1 47 27 98 85. This Pâtisserie and Salon de thé also has great food. The salads are amazing, and there is delicious cakes for dessert. Big salads at €15.


  • La Gare Chaussée De La Muette.
  • Le Malakoff, 6 place du Trocadéro, +33 1 45537527, . Just take the menu of the day
  • Le Coq, 2 place du Trocadéro, +33 1 47278952. A hip and trendy modern brasserie where the 16th arrondissement's posh population meets
  • Café Brassac, 37, ave. Kléber (close to Metro station Kléber), +33 1 45 53 21 63. Very nice cafe with good lunch and dinner. Lots of people go their for business lunch


  • 2 L'Astrance, 4 rue Beethoven, +33 1 4050 8440. 3 Michelin stars. Considered one of the best restaurants of Paris. Do not go there, if you are hungry and want to get full.    


  • 1 Café de l'Homme, 17 Place du Trocadero, +33 1 44 05 30 15. 12:00-02:00. Get a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower from this restaurant-tearoom opposite the Champ de Mars. Just next to the Musee de l'Homme, there certainly are worse spots to grab a drink or two. Bad service towards tourists according to online reviews.





  • 7 Hotel Keppler, 10, rue Kepler, +33 1 472 06505. In the entertainment district with 34 guestrooms and 5 suites. A winter garden and bar is available within the hotel. €125-250.
  • 8 [dead link] Peninsula Paris, 19 Avenue Kléber, . Opening in 2014, the meticulously hotel, known before the Second World War as the Hotel Majestic, has 200 rooms including 24 suites in this 19th century classic Haussman building.
  • 9 Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero, 55-57 Raymond Poincare, +33 1 44 05 66 66. A quiet small hotel with a courtyard north of metro Victor Hugo. Wired internet at rooms. Rooms at €400.
  • 10 Hotel Molitor - MGallery Collection, 13 rue Nungesser et Coli, +33 1 560 708 50, . The Piscine Molitor swimming pool complex, featured prominently in the book and film The Life of Pi, has been pretty much dismantled and rebuilt after many years of decay, becoming reborn triumphantly in 2014 as a luxury hotel, a part of the MGallery Collection. From €340.


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