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7 Reasons to Live in The 16th arrondissement When You Move to Paris

February 22, 2020
As the largest arrondissement, the 16th has so much to offer newcomers. From some of the chicest, luxury long term rentals in Paris to a wealth of museums and galleries. Discover why this affluent neighbourhood should be on your radar.

It’s Where Many of the City’s Most Luxurious Apartments Are 

The 16th arrondissement is one of the most prestigious residential districts in Paris, so that alone should tell you that it won't be difficult finding a luxury long term rental in Paris. It's also one of the wealthiest  and largest arrondissements in Paris, covering a huge area on the Right Bank. Because of its proximity to the Eiffel Tower, you will find lots of Paris apartments with an Eiffel Tower view here, which is even better if your Paris apartment has an outdoor space to enjoy it from. If you want to get a feel for the daily life of wealthy Parisians, then picking a home here in the 16th arrondissement will do the trick. 

 

7 Reasons to Live in The 16th arrondissement When You Move to Paris

It’s Perfect for Families 

If you’re an expat family moving to Paris and you can’t decide where to live, the 16th arrondissement is a really great choice. It is very safe and has a low crime rate, which means you can feel secure leaving your children to get around by themselves. It’s also a very walkable neighbourhood, so children will love exploring on foot. 

 

7 Reasons to Live in The 16th arrondissement When You Move to Paris

It’s Close to All the City’s Iconic Sights and Museums

None of the other arrondissements pack as big a cultural punch as the 16th arrondissement. It’s home to the Palais de Tokyo which is one of the best art galleries in Paris as well as iconic sights like the Arc de Triomphe, the Trocadero, the Passy cemetery, and the Parc des Princes stadium. You’ll never be bored in the 16th arrondissement. Let’s just put it that way. 

 

7 Reasons to Live in The 16th arrondissement When You Move to Paris

Grocery Shopping is a Pleasure Here 

While grocery shopping can sometimes seem like a chore, thanks to the variety of farmers markets in the 16th arrondissement and amazing grocery stores in Paris, your weekly shopping never needs to be boring again. You can get so much amazing produce in the 16th arrondissement and you’ll discover that the locals often go to three or four separate shops to get everything they need. You’ll be on a first-name basis with your local green grocer and patisserie chef before you know it. 

 

7 Reasons to Live in The 16th arrondissement When You Move to Paris

Excellent Options for Education

One of the other things that makes the 16th arrondissement one of the best areas for expats to live in Paris is the choice of schools and universities. Some of the best international schools in Paris will be right on your doorstep, so families don’t need to worry about where to send the children to school.

 

7 Reasons to Live in The 16th arrondissement When You Move to Paris

Source: International School of Paris

 

There’s of Penty of Green Space

The 16th arrondissement is home to Bois de Boulogne, the largest park in the city and often described as the lungs of Paris. This serene part of the city is the perfect place to escape to for some peace and quiet when the buzz of city life gets to be too much. The large parkland is home to two equestrian race tracks, horse riding, ponds, waterfalls, hiking trails, rowboats for hire, and the Roland Garros tennis complex. It’s also a great place to start cycling in Paris before you get on the roads. 

 

7 Reasons to Live in The 16th arrondissement When You Move to Paris

You’re Spoiled for Choice When it Comes to Restaurants 

The neighbourhood keeps its residents well fed with a huge selection of amazing restaurants. From Michelin star bistros to low-key local spots, you’ll never be short of something to eat. You might even impress your big clients at work by taking them out on a business lunch here! We love Les Tablettes de Jean-Louis Nomicos for a blow-out special occasion meal. 

 

7 Reasons to Live in The 16th arrondissement When You Move to Paris




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