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Trocadéro – Auteuil – Passy

Picture of the 7th Arrondissement and Eiffel Tower in Paris View of the Eiffel Tower and 7th Arrondissement of Paris

It’s a sight that will stick with you for the rest of your life: the first time you lay eyes on the magnificent Eiffel Tower rising above the rooftops of Paris. First-time visitors to the City of Lights often head to the 7th arrondissement as soon as they arrive, as this is where the Champ de Mars and the Tour Eiffel can be found. It’s a shame that some of these visitors don’t take the time to also explore the neighborhood itself, as it is one of the most beautiful areas in Paris! The 7th arrondissement is an ancient and affluent neighborhood that boasts some of the best museums in town, as well as architecture that will absolutely take your breath away.

In this article, we’ll explore the 7th arrondissement in Paris and show you what it’s like to live here as a local!

The 7th arondissement is famous for its tourist attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and Hôtel des Invalides, as well as for its many amazing museums, such as the Musée d’Orsay and Musée Rodin. However, it’s also a very popular residential neighborhood in Paris. Not only because many of the apartments in the 7th Arrondissement provide splendid views of the Eiffel Tower, like this beautiful 1-bedroom rental in Invalides, but also because the area is simply one of the best residential neighborhoods in Paris. Still associated with the French nobility and upper class, this central Paris neighborhood is fittingly shaped like a diamond. It’s bordered in the north by the Seine River, to the southwest by the Avenue de Suffren, and to the southeast by the Rue de Sèvres. It’s very well connected to the other arrondissements of Paris by the Metro lines 6, 8, 10, 12 and 13, and by the RER C. This means it both provides a fantastic base to explore the city during a holiday and an ideally located home for a longer stay in Paris. Welcome to the 7th arondissement! Read the entire story here…»

 

Photograph of an aquarium in Paris Photograph of an aquarium in Paris

One part cinema, one part concert venue, one part chic restaurant and lounge, the Cinéaqua aquarium in Paris offers more than beautiful marine life. Dubbed an aqua-entertainment complex, the Cinéaqua has something for everyone, from fish lovers to film buffs.

Located beneath the Trocadero Gardens, in the 16th arrondissement, as an underground extension of the Palais Chaillot, the Cinéaqua is home to more than 10,000 fish from around the world. The aquarium features more than 40 different tanks with sea creatures from eleven different ecological zones. The largest of the tanks — the largest tank in France, in fact — has more than 3 million liters of water and more than 25 sharks. Visitors can sit in the viewing area in front of the massive tank and watch the sharks glide by, complete with a soothing soundtrack. Read the entire story here…»

 

Sketch showing common fashion in Paris in 1869 Sketch showing common fashion in Paris in 1869

Earlier we learned about another Paris Hidden Gem Museum known as Le Musée Monnaie.

New York Habitat wants to help you discover the lesser-known, but still interesting, museums in Paris.  If you think you’ve seen it all just by going to the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, you are highly mistaken!  Last time, we took you to the Musée du Vin, highlighting wine and wine-making, a great passion of the French.  This time, we’ll present another of their loves: fashion.  Paris has long been known as the fashion capital of Europe, if not the world and in Le Musée Gallieria, formerly known as the Musée de la Mode et du Costume (The Fashion and Costume Museum), you can seen the evolution of Parisian style.

Housed in a nineteenth century palace owned by the Duchess Gallieria, in the 16th arrondissement, near Trocadéro, Le Musée Gallieria’s large collection of over 70,000 items dates back to the eighteenth century.  The collection includes historic dresses worn by Marie-Antoinette and Napoleon’s wife Josephine and modern day masterpieces by such noted designers as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Jean-Paul Gautier. The museum also has collections dedicated to undergarments, lace, accessories, and dolls.  Due to the fragile nature of most of the collection, pieces are constantly rotated and shown under different themed exhibits throughout the year, so each time you visit, you are sure to see something new! Read the entire story here…»

 

Photograph of wine rack  Photograph of wine rack

Earlier we learned about Le Musée Gallieria being a Hidden Gem Museum.

Everyone knows that Paris is an art lover’s paradise.  The Mona Lisa at the Louvre, the Impressionists in the Musée D’Orsay and twentieth century masters from Matisse to Warhol at the Centre Pompidou; people from all over the world flock to these museums to see these masterpieces in person.  And while everyone should see some art during their time in Paris, there are some other museums that are worthy of your time and exploration.  Here at New York Habitat we aim to introduce to some of these hidden gems to add a bit of flair to your next trip to Paris. Read the entire story here…»

 

Paris Accommodation 1-bedroom apartment (pa-1882) Paris Accommodation 1-bedroom apartment (pa-1882)

As any Parisian will tell you, the start of summer is not marked by the solstice or a spell of hot weather, rather the season is kicked off on the courts of Roland Garros. The French Open is truly a national event, especially when an upstart Frenchman upsets a favorite or a native campion is crowned. Roland Garros Stadium has one of the most recognizable clay tennis courts in the world, holding an annual tournament rivaled only by the Australian and Wimbledon championships (sorry, US Open). Tickets are hard to come by, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be found outside the stadium or from a seller on the internet for a fair price. Billets or not, the energy of the tournament encapsulates Paris at a time when good weather already has Parisians sporting uncharacteristic smiles.

This year, the 80th anniversary of Roland Garros Stadium, the tournament begins on May 20th and runs until the championship game on the 8th of June (won this year by Rafael Nadal). Taking place in the sophisticated 16th arrondissement, the French Open, or just Roland Garros as the French call it, is a who’s who of international celebrities, never mind the world-class tennis players. With a new crop of French talent on both the men’s and women’s side, an upset of either of last year’s champions, Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin, would be a major event. Read the entire story here…»

 

Logo of the Official French Open for 2007 Logo of the Official French Open for 2007

At the end of May, the French Open tennis tournament is held at the Roland Garros complex in southwest Paris. New York Habitat offers furnished accommodations in the 16th arrondissement (Auteuil) near the stadium. New York Habitat’s offerings in the area: Vacation accommodations in the Auteuil neighborhood have a wide range of prices depending on size. Studio and one-bedroom apartments are generally available between 400 and 800 euros per week. Some options include PA-4103, a studio apartment that can accommodate 2 people. Larger two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments are available from 1,200 to 2,000 euros or more. Some available options include PA-1778, a two-bedroom apartment for  up to 4 people, with balcony. Furnished apartments are also available in the 16th arrondissement with prices generally ranging from 700 euros per month for basic studios to 3,000 euros for luxury one-bedroom apartments. Some larger apartments are available for prices from 4,000 euros and up. The French Open:

Apartment in Paris Apartment in Paris

This year’s French Open takes place from May 27th to June 10th at the Roland Garros tennis complex. The event is considered part of the Grand Slam of tennis, which also includes the U.S. Open, the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Tickets are sold out via the website for the event, though there are resellers who have tickets available. If you are planning on traveling to the French Open, consider New York Habitat for an apartment rental during your stay. And remember, if you are traveling to Grand Slam events such as the U.S. Open or Wimbledon, New York Habitat also offers apartments in New York and accommodations in London. Other information on Paris events: Rugby World Cup in Paris: Rent an Apartment