Theme Week Paris – Arrondissement du Palais Bourbon (7th) and Arrondissement de l’Élysée (8th)

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Category/Kategorie: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, Paris / Île-de-France, UNESCO World Heritage
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7th arrondissement - Palais Bourbon - Seat of the National Assembly © Webster

7th arrondissement – Palais Bourbon – Seat of the National Assembly © Webster


7th arrondissement – Arrondissement du Palais Bourbon
The 7th arrondissement includes some of Paris’s major tourist attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Hôtel des Invalides (Napoléon’s resting place), and a concentration of such world famous museums as the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée du quai Branly.

Situated on the Rive Gauche — the “Left,” or Southern, bank of the River Seine — this central arrrondissement, which includes the historical aristocratic neighbor of Faubourg Saint-Germain, contains a number of French national institutions, among them the French National Assembly and numerous government ministries. It is also home to many foreign diplomatic embassies, some of them occupying outstanding Hôtels particuliers.

The arrondissement is home to French upper class since the 17th century, when it became the new residence of French highest nobility. The district has been so fashionable within the French aristocracy that the phrase le Faubourg — referring to the ancient name of the current 7th arrondissement — has been used to describe French nobility ever since.

The 7th arrondissement consists of the quarters Quartier Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin, Quartier des Invalides, Quartier de l’École Militaire and Quartier du Gros-Caillou.

Beside other places of interest it’s always a pleasure to visit French National Assembly, Hôtel Matignon, Champ de Mars, École Militaire, Musée national de la Légion d’Honneur et des Ordres de Chevalerie, Musée Maillol, Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération, Musée Rodin, Musée Valentin Haüy and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

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8th - Place de la Concorde - Eric Pouhier Town Hall of the 8th arrondissement © Gérard Janot 8th - Place de la Concorde - Obélisque de Luxor © Cayambe 8th - Place de la Concorde - Fontaine des Fleuves © Nigor 8th - Petit Palais © flickr.com - dawvon 8th - Orthodox church Saint Alexandre Nevski © Riopelle 8th - Grand Palais © flickr.com - Rui Ornelas 8th - Élysée Palace - Entrance © Ex13 8th - Arc de Triomphe - Place de l'Etoile © Thesupermat 8th arrondissement map © Mark Jaroski 7th - UNESCO building © flickr.com - girolame Typical Parisian architecture in the 7th © Joseph Plotz 7th - Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs © Simdaperce 7th - Le Bon Marché © François Rejeté 7th - Immeuble Lavirotte © Marc Baronnet 7th - Hotel de Salm - Légion d'Honneur © Marc Baronnet 7th - Hôtel de Pomereu - Caisse des Dépôts © Croquant 7th - Hotel de Brienne © Poppy 7th - Hotel Biron, housing Musée Auguste Rodin © Egon Bauwelinck 7th - Eiffel Tower seen from the Champ de Mars © Benh LIEU SONG 7th - École Militaire © flickr.com - alexdecarvalho 7th - Champ de Mars from the Eiffel Tower © David Iliff 7th - Cathedral Saint-Louis des Invalides © Taxiarchos228 7th - Eiffel Tower and Invalides © Adrian Pingstone 7th arrondissement map © Mark Jaroski 8th arrondissement - Palais de l'Elysée © flickr.com - Thomas Faivre-Duboz 7th arrondissement - Palais Bourbon - Seat of the National Assembly © Webster
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7th arrondissement - Palais Bourbon - Seat of the National Assembly © Webster

8th arrondissement - Palais de l'Elysée © flickr.com - Thomas Faivre-Duboz

8th arrondissement – Palais de l’Elysée © flickr.com – Thomas Faivre-Duboz

8th arrondissement – Arrondissement de l’Élysée
Situated on the right bank of the River Seine and centred on the Opéra, the 8th is, together with the 2nd and 9th arrondissements, one of Paris’s main business districts. According to the 1999 census, it was the place of employment of more people than any other single arrondissement of the capital. It is also the location of many places of interest, among them the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde, as well as the Élysée Palace, official residence of the President of France.

The 8th arrondissement consists ot the four quarters Quartier des Champs-Élysées, Quartier du Faubourg du Roule, Quartier de la Madeleine and Quartier de l’Europe.

Beside other places of interest it’s always a pleasure to visit Automobile Club de France, Chapelle Expiatoire, Église de la Madeleine, Église Saint-Augustin, Gare Saint-Lazare, Grand Palais, Hôtel de Crillon, Hôtel de la Marine, Hôtel de Marigny, Maxim’s Art Nouveau “Collection 1900”, Musée Cernuschi, Musée Bouilhet-Christofle, Musée Jacquemart-André, Musée Nissim de Camondo, Palais de la Découverte, Parc Monceau, Petit Palais, Pont Alexandre III, Salle Gaveau, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and The Obelisk.

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