16th arrondissement of Paris

  • Auteuil
  • Muette
  • Porte Dauphine
  • Chaillot

The 16th arrondissement (district ), one of 20 arrondissements of Paris, located on the right bank of the Seine. It is one of the neighborhoods with the most affluent population of the capital of France.

General

It borders the municipalities of Neuilly -sur -Seine, Boulogne -Billancourt. Its western part is the Bois de Boulogne, which occupies a little more than half the area of the arrondissement. Vis -à-vis the 16 ° is the Eiffel Tower. The Maison de Radio France, the Trocadero, the Jardins du Trocadero, Rue de Passy, the Avenue Victor- Hugo, the Parc des Princes, Rue d' Auteuil, the Avenue du Président Kennedy, the Boulevard Exelmans, Rue Michel -Ange and Rue Molitor are the most famous places in the 16th arrondissement. It is the most beautiful part of town, and one with the highest rental rates in Paris. The south of the arrondissement is a residential area. The Town Hall is in the Avenue Henri -Martin. In Passy is also the Musée d' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

In the district there are five state secondary schools: Janson de Sailly, Jean- Baptiste Say, La Fontaine, Molière and Claude Bernard. The district is also Arrondissement Passy, named after the name of the old church, which was incorporated in 1860 to Paris. On the Cimetière de Passy many prominent people are buried. Because of its size it is the only arrondissement of Paris, which has two different postal codes.

The avenues Henri -Martin and Georges- Mandel mark the boundary between the two areas. The 16th is equally divided into two constituencies, the 15th and 16th constituency. They agree with the division of the arrondissements in south and north and are currently being MPs Claude Goasguen, UMP, UMP president of the City Council Group, or Bernard Debré (UDF) represented. Both are former ministers - from May to November 1995 under the Juppé government I and November 1994 to May 1995 under the government of Balladur -. , And apply for their party to the mayoralty of Paris From 1989 to 2008, Pierre- Christian Taittinger, ministers and retired senator, mayor of the arrondissement.

Population density

In the 1999 census 161 773 people lived in the district on 791 acres, this means 20,452 inhabitants / km ² ( Bois de Boulogne not included).

Mayor

  • De Bonnemains 1860-1870
  • Henri Martin 1870-1871
  • Girod 1871-1880
  • Henri Martin 1880-1883
  • Marmottan 1883-1906
  • Gerente 1906-1913
  • Favre 1913-1914
  • Bovillet 1914-1940
  • Dard d' Espinay 1940-1944
  • Warluzel 1944-1945
  • SICE 1946-1951
  • Henri Greyx 1952-1963
  • Georges Arzel 1963-1977
  • Georges Mesmin 1983-1989
  • Pierre- Christian Taittinger 1989-2008
  • Claude Goasguen since 2008

Attractions

See also: List of Monuments historiques in the 16th Arrondissement (Paris)

  • Maison de Radio France
  • Musée Marmottan Monet
  • Palais de Chaillot
  • Palais de Tokyo
  • Parc des Princes
  • Cimetière de Passy

Green spaces

  • Bois de Boulogne
  • Jardin du Ranelagh
  • Jardin Sainte- Périnne
  • Jardins du Trocadéro

Quarter

  • Quartier d' Auteuil
  • Quartier de la Muette
  • Quartier de la Porte- Dauphine
  • Quartier de Chaillot
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